Attractive Grade II listed 17th century farmhouse in an unspoilt rural position convenient for Norwich.
Hill House is situated in a peaceful and unspoilt rural position approached off a small lane on the edge of the village of Yelverton. There is a village school in the nearby village of Alpington (½ a mile) and shopping available at a local farm shop and café (Aldis). Good everyday shopping facilities including a doctors' surgery are available in the village of Poringland which is about 1½ miles. Norwich, the Cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, is within 6 miles.
Hill House is a most attractive and picturesque Grade II listed period farmhouse, dating from the 17th century although believed to have earlier origins as an Elizabethan hunting lodge. The house retains some fine period detail with many exposed beams and timber and is set in a peaceful and unspoilt rural position on the edge of the village of Yelverton, yet within 6 miles of Norwich city centre. The house is set in mature gardens and grounds containing many fine mature trees with a good range of outbuildings and meadowland/paddocks for grazing.
Hill House has been a much loved family home and was acquired by the current owners in 1983. The house was refurbished at the time with much work undertaken including overhaul and under felting of the roof. The property could however benefit from some further updating.
The house is approached by a long sweeping gravelled drive, bordered by mature trees including beech and oak, underplanted with spring bulbs and primroses. The drive finishes in a large gravelled turning and parking area which lies to the front and south of the house.
The gardens are a delightful feature of the property and are arranged as follows; immediately to the south of the house there is an area of formal lawned garden with a large weeping ash tree. The lawn is bordered by shrubberies and some fine mature trees and continuing to the south, there is an area of woodland garden containing some ornamental trees and a bank which is covered in primroses in the spring. The property is well hedged along the boundaries of the lane with some mature trees including oak and beech. Continuing to the west, there is a further area of woodland, again underplanted with spring bulbs and a large natural pond which is shared with the adjoining property.
The drive continues in a sweep past the west side of the house and there is a further gravelled parking area to the rear and north where the outbuildings are situated (please refer to the floor plans). The outbuildings comprise a two bay cart lodge with open fronted garaging, a further garage, and a range of stables, stores and workshop. There is a further large garage/machinery store with sliding doors. Situated to the east of the house, there is an area of vegetable garden and there is a paved terrace approached by French doors from the house overlooking the main area of formal lawned garden which lies to the south and east and is bordered by mixed shrub and herbaceous beds with a summer house facing south overlooking the lawn. Again, there are some mature trees, in particular beech.
Situated to the east of the house, there is a large fenced paddock/meadow, part fenced and post and part post and rail with hedging. There is a pond in the centre of the meadow. To the southeast of the main garden, in a corner of the meadow, there is a hard tennis court. The land in all extends to about 6.508 acres.
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Directions: Leave Norwich on the A146 Beccles Road and after about 3 miles from the southern bypass, turn right after passing The Gull public house. Turn right signposted Alpington and Yelverton into Slade Lane. Follow this lane for about half a mile and turn right by the village pond into Framlingham Earl Road (signposted Poringland). After about 300 yards, the drive to Hill House will be found on the right hand side. The postcode for the property is NR14 7PD.
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Agricultural Hall Plain
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