The Old Rectory Church Road, Ashby St. Mary, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14

££2,450,000

9 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

The Old Rectory stands out as an all-encompassing property within the Norfolk countryside. Meticulously and thoughtfully transformed from top to bottom by the owners, this incredible home is a harmonious blend of hard work and dedication to the history of the original style, resulting in a dwelling that has doubled in size. Crafted to be an ideal family home, it incorporates additional accommodations like a converted coach house and a self-contained apartment. The considerable time and careful planning invested in these enhancements reflect the owners' dedication to creating the home of their dreams. Today, The Old Rectory stands as a showstopper, boasting remarkably versatile interiors adorned with luxurious details that complement the property's stunning setting.

LOCATION

Norwich, characterised by its well-preserved medieval streets, is a thriving city that hosts a vibrant community of small businesses, a dynamic food scene, and a flourishing arts culture. Serving as a gateway to a county adorned with unspoiled landscapes, expansive open spaces, and vast skies, Norwich offers a unique blend of historical charm and contemporary energy. A stroll through the timeless cobbled streets of Elm Hill, adorned with Tudor architecture, reveals a captivating scene with merchant's houses, thatched roofs, distinctive homes, specialty shops, and cosy cafes leading toward the awe-inspiring 1,000-year-old Norwich Cathedral.

Heading north of the city, the University of East Anglia stands as a remarkable example of brutalist architecture, featuring the Sainsbury Centre on its campus—a permanent collection of modern and ethnographic art generously gifted by the Sainsbury family.

For those seeking a taste of city life, Norwich provides easy connectivity, with trains to Liverpool Street taking just 90 minutes, and the city's airport offering flights to various UK destinations as well as direct routes to Amsterdam.

Norwich is a city that gradually reveals its charms with an extended stay—a place to fall in love with and truly become a part of its rich tapestry.

CHURCH ROAD

Upon entering through the impressive doorway, an immediate sense of opulence greets you. The reception hall exudes a feeling of spaciousness and is bathed in natural light. The kitchen/breakfast room is a perfect hub for sociable gatherings, featuring daylight streaming through the roof lantern, picturesque views of the parkland-style grounds, and bi-fold doors leading to the terrace—an inviting space destined for quality time. For the avid cook, the kitchen is well-appointed with ample workspace, an impressive island, and a breakfast bar for friendly conversations.

For moments of escape, a cosy dual-aspect sitting room with a wood-burning stove and a separate study/library awaits. Additional amenities include a boot room, laundry room, pantry, and cloakroom.

The luxury extends to the first floor, where the principal bedroom suite boasts wonderful views, a bespoke fitted dressing room, and a modern en-suite bath and shower room evoking the ambience of a high-end hotel. Four more generous bedrooms grace the first floor, with two having their own en-suites and the remaining two sharing a connecting shower room.

In terms of ancillary accommodations, the beautifully converted coach house serves as a successful holiday let, accommodating four in two en-suite bedrooms. Alternatively, it functions well as an annexe for multi-generational living, featuring a spacious open-plan kitchen/sitting room and a delightful private garden. Above the cart lodge is a self-contained two-bedroom apartment, converted and presented to the same high standard as the main house. Perfect for letting out or providing additional self-contained accommodation, it includes two en-suite bedrooms, a sitting room, and a well-fitted kitchen breakfast room.

Dotted with specimen trees, the parkland-style grounds extend to approximately five acres (STMS). Cart lodges offer a variety of undercover parking and storage options, surrounded by native boundary hedging.

The extensive south-westerly facing paved terrace, with its undulating countryside views, becomes the ideal spot for entertaining. A covered seating area ensures enjoyment of the delightful setting regardless of the weather. The majority of the grounds are parkland, offering a captivating sense of countryside living.

AGENTS NOTE

We understand the property will be sold freehold.

Council tax band - G.

Tenure: Freehold

The Old Rectory Church Road, Ashby St. Mary, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14
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Norwich
107 Unthank Road
Norwich
NR2 2PE

01603 365085
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