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Bawdeswell Dereham Norfolk, NR20 4AA
Property description Sowerbys are delighted to offer this impressive Georgian Farm House, occupying grounds of approximately 2 acres (sts) in the village of Bawdeswell. Constructed circa 1800 of red brick elevations with a traditional façade, Park Farm enjoys the size and appearance of a prominent country residence; and would make an ideal setting for a country hotel or guest house. The current custodians of the house have retained and restored much of its original charm with fireplaces and original floorings on display throughout. The accommodation briefly comprises reception hall with an impressive staircase rising to the first floor, drawing room, sitting room, a superb open-plan kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, conservatory, bathroom and side entrance hall on the ground floor; with eight bedrooms arranged over the first and second floors. The master bedroom enjoys independent dressing room and en-suite facilities. Much of the accommodation on the first and second floors has been used as office space for the owners business, meaning that it is fully equipped with category 5 computer network wiring. Outside, the grounds are generous in size and briefly comprise a formal lawn, side gardens with mature trees and an acre (sts) of meadow with a man-made pond which serves as a natural haven for wildlife. In addition, there is a complex of outbuildings at the rear which provide fantastic storage but also the potential to be adapted into auxiliary accommodation if required (pending the necessary planning consents).
BAWDESWELL Bawdeswell is an ancient mid-Norfolk village, mentioned in The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer (his uncle was rector of the village), conveniently situated just off the A1067 Fakenham to Norwich Road. It has its own bowling green, garage, public house, butchers, village store, church, garden centre with restaurant/café, public heathland and primary school. It is served by a thriving village hall, offering all the usual amenities and active local activities groups.
ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- Traditional porticoed entrance with timber door leading to
RECEPTION HALL 13' 7" x 8' 2" (4.16m x 2.5m) An impressive and welcoming entrance area with a staircase rising to the first floor landing, radiator, original flagstone flooring and six panel timber doors leading to the sitting room, drawing room and side entrance hall.
DRAWING ROOM 19' 6" x 16' 2" (5.96m x 4.95m) A wonderful formal reception room with sash windows with internal secondary glazing on the front and rear elevations allowing light to flood in. Brick built fireplace recess with tiled hearth and marble surround, decorative ceiling rose to match the original cornices, picture rail and panelled window reveals. Television point, telephone point and three radiators.
SITTING ROOM 14' 9" x 14' 3" (4.51m x 4.36m) Double aspect reception room with original sash windows with internal secondary glazing to the front and side aspects. Attractive marble fireplace with tiled hearth and marble fender, ceiling rose, original cornices, picture rail, two radiators and television/satellite point. Door leading to
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 40' 2" x 16' 9" (12.25m x 5.13m) A superbly spacious open-plan room ideal for entertaining. This room currently serves as the social heart of the home. A four door oil fired Aga sits within the original chimney recess with exposed brickwork. Beamed ceiling, two windows on the side elevation, double doors opening into side garden and stable style door to rear. Porcelain butler sink set into a length of fitted timber work surface below which there is plumbing and space for a dishwasher. Central island unit providing drawer and cupboard space, radiator and doors leading to the ground floor bathroom, side entrance door and dining room. Telephone point, television point and computer network wiring (CAT5).
DINING ROOM 15' 0" x 12' 0" (4.59m x 3.67m) Generously proportioned reception room with window on the rear elevation, dado rail, radiator, built in storage cupboard and double doors opening into the conservatory.
CONSERVATORY 13' 10" x 11' 2" (4.22m x 3.42m) UPVC double glazed units extending along three walls providing delightful views across the grounds. Pitched polycarbonate panelled roof with integral fan and light, wall mounted electric heaters, television point, tiled flooring and double doors opening to the rear.
GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM Fully tiled room with suite comprising panel sided corner bath with shower over, pedestal washbasin and close coupled WC. Obscure glass window to rear and radiator.
SIDE ENTRANCE HALL 17' 9" x 11' 11" (5.42m x 3.64m) Another spacious area which serves as the day-to-day entrance to the property. Partially glazed timber door opening onto a path which in turn leads out onto the driveway, quarry tiled flooring, built in storage cupboards, radiator and doors leading to the reception hall, kitchen/breakfast room and the back stairs lobby.
BACK STAIRS LOBBY 10' 2" x 6' 11" (3.10m x 2.13m) Quarry tiled flooring, timber frame double glazed window to side, staircase rising to the first floor and door to
CLOAKROOM Comprising wall mounted washbasin, low level WC, quarry tiled flooring and radiator.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Split-level gallery styled landing overlooking the impressive front staircase. Doors leading to the master bedroom dressing room, bedroom two and bedroom three with a further door leading to the guest bathroom on the half landing.
MASTER BEDROOM 17' 1" > 13' 1" x 16' 6" (5.21m > 4.0m x 5.05m) A delightful suite with a bedroom area enjoying views across the front lawn through an original sash window with internal secondary glazing on the front elevation. Victorian cast-iron fireplace with tiled inserts, tiled hearth and timber mantle over, exposed timber floorboards, two radiators, telephone point, television point and door to
EN-SUITE Comprising fully tiled cubicle with glass door and chrome shower over, pedestal washbasin, close coupled WC and chrome heated towel rail.
DRESSING ROOM With doors leading into the master bedroom and onto the landing, sash window with secondary glazing to the front aspect, exposed timber floorboards and radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 15' 3" > 11' 2" x 14' 6" (4.67m > 3.41m x 4.42m) Double aspect bedroom with sash window with internal secondary glazing to front and side, radiator and spacious storage cupboard built into chimney recess.
BEDROOM THREE 16' 8" max x 16' 5" > 11' 11" (5.10m max x 5.02m > 3.65m) Another superbly proportioned double bedroom with a sash window with internal secondary glazing on the side elevation. Storage cupboard built into chimney recess, television point, access to loft space, radiator and door to the guest bathroom.
GUEST BATHROOM 11' 10" x 10' 8" (3.63m x 3.27m) A luxuriously appointed bathroom with a freestanding high-backed roll top bath with central taps at its centre, tiled cubicle with glass doors and jet shower, pedestal washbasin and close coupled WC. Twin UPVC double glazed windows to side, radiator and chrome heated towel rail. There are three doors into the guest bathroom, from the front landing, bedroom three and the rear landing.
REAR LANDING Radiator and doors to bedroom four, five and seven. Bedrooms four, five and six are all wired for computer and telephone networks to CAT5 standard, with socket points around these rooms and in the kitchen downstairs.
BEDROOM FOUR 15' 5" x 11' 11" (4.7m x 3.64m) This room is currently utilised as the owners counselling office, with UPVC double glazed windows to side and rear and radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE 16' 8" x 9' 3" (5.09m x 2.83m) Built in storage cupboard with internal shelving and sash window on the side wall with internal secondary glazing, radiator and door to bedroom six. Currently used as an office.
BEDROOM SIX 17' 2" x 11' 7" (5.24m x 3.54m) Another spacious and characterful room with a marble fireplace with timber surround and two original built in storage cupboards. Beamed ceiling, sash window to side with internal secondary glazing, radiator and door to second floor staircase. Currently used as an office.
BEDROOM SEVEN 8' 7" x 6' 6" (2.64m x 2.0m) Single bedroom with a UPVC double glazed window enjoying views over the grounds to the north with beamed ceiling and radiator.
SECOND FLOOR/BEDROOM EIGHT Winding staircase rising to an open-plan room which could be adapted into an eight bedroom. UPVC double glazed window to rear, an array of exposed timber work and a hatch opening into the remainder of the loft space.
OUTSIDE The property is approached over a gravel driveway which extends along the side of the house to a car parking area adjacent to the triple garage building. Throughout the grounds, which extend to approximately 2 acres, there are various areas which the owners and visitors can enjoy in different ways. The formal lawn at the front enhances the appearance of the house and enhances the traditional appearance, with a less formal garden at the side of the property which is interspersed with attractive trees and areas of planting. Across a small foot bridge there is a delightful meadow with a man-made pond at one end which serves as a natural haven for local wildlife. The meadow also has gated access onto the roadside, meaning that it could be adapted for equestrian use at little cost. Adjacent to the west elevation there is a pleasant gravel seating area, ideal for outside entertaining, with a courtyard garden at the rear of the property. A complex of outbuildings arranged around the courtyard offer fantastic storage space, but also the potential to be adapted into additional accommodation if required (pending the necessary planning consents). For details of the outbuildings please refer to the floor plan.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING F. Ref:- 8603-8840-9929-7097-6673
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