Coltishall, Norwich, NR12 7AQ
A most attractive former rectory set in mature gardens with extensive river frontage
The popular village of Coltishall, much of which is a Conservation Area, is situated about 9 miles to the north of Norwich, the Cathedral City and regional centre of East Anglia. Coltishall is a thriving village and has many attractive period buildings and houses. Excellent amenities nearby include a village shop and post office, two well regarded public houses, a gastro pub with awards, a Thai restaurant, The Norfolk Mead Hotel, garage, butchers, doctors' surgery and a village school. The village won the Eastern Daily Press Pride of Norfolk Village Award in 2008 for villages with a population of up to 2,500 people.
There is good access to Norwich which has a main line railway station with regular trains to London Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of 1 hour 40 minutes. Wroxham, the acknowledged centre of the Broads network, is 2 miles away and the River Bure, to which the house has extensive frontage, flows through the village of Coltishall which has its own staithe.
A most attractive former rectory of circa 1820 with later alterations and additions, sympathetically extended and in an unrivalled and secluded position on the edge of this popular village with extensive lawned gardens sloping down to the River Bure.
As can be seen from the floor plans, the house has well arranged accommodation with a large bright entrance/reception hall, three good main reception rooms with views of the river and a superb large conservatory/reception room leading onto a terrace with fine views over the garden and river. There is a well fitted kitchen with an island breakfast bar and a useful coach house annexe, integral with the house. On the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, 2 with adjoining bathrooms and a further shower room.
The house is situated on the edge of the village close to the river green or common and yet accessible to all the amenities of the village.
The house is approached from the east through wrought iron gates mounted on brick piers and this leads to a large gravelled turning and parking area which lies to the north of the house. To the east there is a sheltered courtyard area with access to the double garage with up and over door.
The gardens which are a particularly fine feature of the house lie mainly to the south and west and are laid out as follows. Adjoining the house to the south and approached from the conservatory there is an attractive area of terrace partly bordered by a pergola trained with climbing shrubs and providing a delightful outdoor seating area with fine views over the garden and river to the west. Extensive lawns extend to the south and to the west, bordering the river where there is a large frontage with made up quay heading and a mooring dock. The gardens are attractively laid out with well stocked mixed shrub, rose and herbaceous beds bordered by espaliered fruit trees and there are some fine mature trees including oak, yew, weeping willow, walnut and mulberry. There are exceptional and far reaching views over the river to woodland beyond as well as views from the lawned garden looking down the river to the northwest.
Situated to the southeast there is an area of vegetable garden, a brick and pantile garden store and a sunken greenhouse. There is also a separate access in the southeast corner onto Anchor Street. The land in all extends to 0.77 of an acre (est).
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Mains gas fired central heating.
Broadland District Council.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.
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NB: Floor plans prepared by ehouse are for guidance only. Savills do not accept any responsibility for their accuracy.
3 bathroom/shower rooms
Integral coach house/wing
integral double garage
mature gardens and grounds with extensive river frontage
in all 0.77 of an acre (est)
- Sold in October 2012
- 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
- integral coach house/wing
- extensive river frontage
- in all 0.77 of an acre (est)