School Lane, Neatishead

Guide Price £750,000

In Summary

Status: AVAILABLE
Location: Neatishead, Norfolk Broads

Property Type:

Detached House
4 Bedrooms
3 Reception Rooms
Double Garage
2 Bathrooms

KEY FEATURES

Four bedroom detached house • Three reception rooms • Bespoke kitchen / breakfast room • Ground floor study • Master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom • Ample parking • Sought-after Norfolk village location • Delightful gardens • Farmland views front and rear

A marvellous modern country home

We’re delighted to present this wonderful four bedroom detached property in a private locatIon on the outskirts of the Norfolk Broads village of Neatishead. 

With a fabulous bespoke kitchen breakfast room and a sumptuous master suite, this superb property offers generous accommodation in lovingly landscaped gardens, in one of our favourite Norfolk villages. 

If you’re searching for a substantial detached home which combines the benefits of modern living with the charm and character of a rural Norfolk village, Charles House in Neatishead could be the dream home for you.

Constructed in 2008 by a respected local builder, Charles House is one of two similar properties which occupy a generous and private plot at the edge of the village, yet is only a short walk from the village centre with well-regarded local amenities – including one of our favourite pubs in Norfolk, a community-run village store, and access to the waterways of the Norfolk Broads National Park via a public staithe.

Screened from the roadway by mature hedging, the property is approached via a gravel driveway which provides parking for at least four cars, and which leads to a detached double garage. The front gardens include a raised bed full of herbs, a small and secluded seating area, and a neat lawned area directly to the front of the property. 

Entry to the house is through a welcoming entrance porch, which opens into a spacious hallway with stairs rising to the first floor, and from which all the principal ground floor rooms may be accessed. The generous proportions of this home provide approximately 220m2 of living space across two floors – and with high ceilings and large windows, the house feels bright and airy throughout. 

The dual-aspect living room is a superb space to relax, either in front of the wood-burning stove in its feature fireplace in the winter months, or gazing at the beautifully-landscaped rear gardens through a set of French doors in the summer. There’s a formal dining room to the front of the property with plenty of space to host large gatherings, and a study on the ground floor providing essential space to work from home.

If you’re anything like us though, the kitchen / breakfast room is where you’ll want to spend most of your time. This triple-aspect room is a fabulous space, with the very best views from the breakfast table out into the rear garden, thanks to a large rear window and another set of French doors that lead out onto the patio. The kitchen is a bespoke creation from Eric Bates & Sons, and features handmade joinery, beautiful granite worktops, a Smeg range cooker with coordinating appliances and a superb kitchen island with breakfast bar in the centre of the room. Sociable cooking spaces don’t get much better than this, and this room really is the heart of the home!

On the first floor, the four bedrooms in this property radiate from the galleried landing, which also provides access to the family bathroom, airing cupboard and built-in storage. 

Three of the bedrooms are doubles, benefiting from views over farmland thanks to the rural situation of this property. The master suite, to the rear of the property, comprises a dual-aspect double bedroom, a separate and spacious dressing room, and a full en-suite bathroom, complete with roll-top bath and separate double shower cubicle. 

With morning sun streaming in through the large windows, this is the perfect place to enjoy a weekend lie-in with your first coffee of the day.

The current owner is a talented gardener, and their passion for horticulture is reflected in the care and attention lavished on the outside space. The landscaped rear garden contains beautifully-planted borders, several seating areas to catch the sun throughout the day, delicate pathways under wooden pergolas or through beech hedging, and a selection of raised beds providing home-grown produce – located at the side of the house near a timber garden shed.

Substantial village homes in this part of Norfolk are always highly sought-after, and the location, accommodation and finish of Charles House make this an exceptional individual property which is sure to prove popular.

Location

Located at the fringe of the Norfolk Broads National Park, the village of Neatishead is approximately 11 miles North-east of the City of Norwich, and three miles from the villages of Hoveton and Wroxham, the capital of the Broads.

There’s a strong sense of community in Neatishead, with a thriving local pub with on-site brewery, a community-run village store, and the New Victory Hall – a well utilised village hall with a busy programme of regular events and strong environmental credentials thanks to its straw bale construction. The village also benefits from two churches and an Outstanding primary school, whilst secondary schooling, a supermarket, banks and medical centre can be found in Hoveton, along with a railway station providing branch line services to Norwich, with onward services to London Liverpool Street in as little as 90 minutes.

If you’re looking to venture onto the water, two public staithes provide access to Lime Kiln Dyke, which connects Neatishead to the expansive Barton Broad – the second largest in Norfolk and an area of Special Scientific Interest. Slipways and moorings can be found in nearby Barton Turf, Wroxham, and the village of Horning, which has a bustling waterside culture during the summer months.

On land, there are plenty of walking and cycling routes nearby thanks to a network of country lanes and footpaths which connect a number of villages in the area. The wide skies and sandy beaches of the Norfolk Coast are only nine miles away, whilst the City of Norwich offers ample opportunities for shopping and entertainment.

Inside the property

On the ground floor:

Entrance Porch

1.64m x 2.25m

Composite exterior door to front aspect, smooth plastered coved ceiling, window to side aspect, travertine flooring, radiator, door to:

Entrance Hall

5.37m max x 3.26m

Smooth plastered coved ceiling, window to front aspect, stairs to first floor with understairs storage cupboard, radiator, wooden flooring, doors to:

Cloakroom

2.36m x 1.16m

Smooth plastered coved ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, obscure glazed window to side aspect, pedestal washbasin, dual-flush W.C., wooden flooring, radiator.

Dining Room

3.85m x 4.04m

Smooth plastered coved ceiling, window to front aspect, wooden flooring, radiator.

Study

3.35m x 2.56m

Smooth plastered coved ceiling, window to rear aspect, wooden flooring, radiator.

Living Room

4.36m x 6.88m

Dual aspect room with bay window to front aspect and French doors to rear aspect. Smooth plastered coved ceiling, feature brick fireplace with oak beam mantel and inset wood burner onto tiled hearth, wooden flooring, two radiators.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

4.37m x 8.00m

Triple aspect room with windows to side and rear aspects and French doors to side aspect. Smooth plastered coved ceiling with recessed ceiling lights. Hand-made kitchen with a comprehensive range of fitted units with granite worktops, incorporating ample storage, Smeg electric range cooker with induction hob and matching extractor hood over, coordinating Smeg dishwasher and Smeg fridge freezer, double butler’s sink with mixer tap, plinth heater.  Island unit with matching granite worktop, integrated recycling station, integrated wine cooler. Wooden flooring, radiator, door to:

Utility Room

1.90m x 2.35m

Smooth plastered coved ceiling, window to front aspect, fitted units incorporating plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble drier, oil-fired boiler, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Radiator, ceramic tiled floor, exterior door to rear garden.

On the First Floor:

First floor landing

6.06m x 3.28m

Smooth plastered coved ceiling with loft access hatch, window to front aspect, built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelving, built-in storage cupboard, fitted carpets, radiator.  Doors to:

Bedroom One

4.04m x 6.52m max

Dual aspect room with windows to side and rear aspect, smooth plastered coved ceiling, radiator, fitted carpets. Door to en-suite bathroom, opening to:

Dressing Room

3.34m x 2.55m

Obscure glazed window to rear aspect, smooth plastered coved ceiling, radiator, fitted carpets. 

En-suite Bathroom

2.78m x 2.56m max

Smooth plastered coved ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, obscure glazed window to side aspect, double shower cubicle with shower over, roll-top claw-foot bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal washbasin, dual-flush W.C., radiator, wall-mounted heated towel rail, vinyl flooring, extractor fan.

Bedroom Two

3.85m x 4.24m

Smooth plastered coved ceiling, window to front aspect, radiator, fitted carpets.

Bedroom Three

4.37m x 3.20m

Smooth plastered coved ceiling, window to rear aspect, radiator, fitted carpets.

Bedroom Four

3.35m x 3.58m

Smooth plastered coved ceiling, window to front aspect, radiator, fitted carpets.

Bathroom

2.79m x 3.28m max

Smooth plastered coved ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, obscure glazed window to side aspect, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, double shower cubicle with shower over, dual flush W.C., pedestal washbasin, vinyl flooring, wall-mounted heated towel rail, radiator, extractor fan.

Outside the property

To the front of the property, a gravel driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a detached Double Garage (5.79m x 5.90m) with two electrically-operated roller garage doors to the front, personnel door to the side, light and power and boarded eaves storage. 

The front garden is predominantly laid to lawn, with a raised bed and seating area to the side of the garage, and a paved pathway leading to the front door of the property, and, via a five-bar timber gate, to the side of the property and rear garden beyond.

To the rear of the property, the rear garden has been landscaped to incorporate several different areas, including a number of seating areas, a walkway with timber pergola leading to a timber arbour, a paved patio area, well-stocked beds surrounding a central lawn, and beech hedging. To the side of the garden are several raised vegetable beds and space for a greenhouse. 

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Rating: F

Disclaimer: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only. Potential buyers are advised to recheck measurements before committing to any expense. We have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures or services and it is in the buyers interest to check the working condition of any appliances. A buyer should ensure that their legal representative confirms as soon as possible all matters relating to title including the extent and boundaries of the property and other important matters before exchange of contracts.

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