Landmark farmhouse sitting in about 25 acres.
Manor Farm is a landmark late 16th century house, with about 25 acres of mature pasture, traditional and modern farm buildings and all set on the edge of a popular south Norfolk village.
The distinctive Grade II* Listed farmhouse has an abundance of architectural detail including mullion leaded windows, moulded cills, a most attractive three storey porch, hexagonal chimney stacks and pargetting. It is a striking example of timber frame Tudor design with Nicholas Pevsner describing the house as a Delightful piece of late 16th century vernacular architecture glimpsed as one turns a bend in Norwich Road'.
A later single storey addition was added to provide functionality with a kitchen/ breakfast room, sitting room and large boot room. In the original house, with fine period detail, there is a double aspect drawing room with attractive open fireplace, a further sitting room and a useful inner hall and study. The bedrooms are on the first floor, accessed by two staircases. One of these serves the principal bedroom only, with the second serving two bedrooms and a family bathroom. All rooms enjoys views out over the gardens and land. Stairs continue up to the spacious attic space, which could provide further bedrooms if required.
The house has been in the current ownership for over 35 years, with longstanding owners before, and has been well maintained throughout each custodianship.
Outbuildings and land
The farm has an excellent range of outbuildings totalling over 11,000 sq ft, both traditional and modern effectively providing a timeline of how farming has evolved. The more traditional buildings, a mixture of timber frame, wattle and daub, and brick construction are to the south of the house and are the classic mix of former dairy, impressive threshing barn, stores and stabling. These barns are now used as storage and garaging, and could be utilised in many different ways. The farm includes a modern general purpose steel frame barn, measuring approx. 20m x 17m, on concrete floor, providing excellent storage. Between the barns are hardstanding areas.
The land is predominantly pasture, with good clean and well managed grazing that provides a good crop of hay and/or silage. There are three distinct fields, all well drained, with a further smaller paddock adjoining the outbuildings on the village side of the farm. The fields are gently undulating with fine mature trees on the boundary, with an area of woodland and a stream running beside the house and through the land.
The principal gardens to the house are to the south, with a charming low brick wall running along the boundary all the way to the village road. The gardens are mainly lawn, with an enclosed area to the immediate south, with paths to the house and wrought iron gate, with herbaceous borders adjoining the house and some clipped Yew at many points. A further formal garden is to the east of the house, lawned and with raised patio area for outside dining with views over the land, with well stocked flower beds including some lovely hydrangeas, and complete with a gardeners loo and Anderson shelter.
A stream meanders through the land to the north side of the house creating a boundary between the gardens and the meadowland, with a wooden bridge to provide access.
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It is one of the perks of the job that we get to see inside and sell houses that many people will know with Manor Farm a perfect example with its distinctive architecture and prominent location.Ben Rivett