Complete peace and seclusion set in about 22 acres of park and woodland.
Walsham Wood House is an incredible lifestyle opportunity. Set at the end of a long drive, with complete privacy and seclusion, the house is set in about 22 acres, with a further 46 acres available by separate negotiation. There is a tremendous amount of scope with a principal house of about 3500 sq ft, a substantial annexe with billiard/ entertainment room, and a significant range of outbuildings which could be used in a variety of different ways.
The house is in a south facing position, set amongst the park like grounds with fine views over the surrounding land and woodland. The house now requires updating, to make the most of the good room sizes and layout, with excellent potential to make improvements to personal requirements and standards. The house is currently configured as five bedrooms, including a large principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, and a further family bathroom. The ground floor has great functionality, with a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room with fireplace, sitting room of 8.5m x 5m and a substantial orangery, with wide halls to be utilised.
Annexe and Outbuildings
To the west of the house is the traditionally built annexe, of about 1300 sq ft. This comprises a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, a bedroom with en suite shower room and a further reception room. The annexe is attached to a billiard/ entertaining room measuring 10.5m x 5.5m, with fireplace, bar and with a triple aspect. This could be incorporated into the annexe to provide further living space if required.
The range of outbuildings are a collection of single and double height buildings, with just under 4000 sq ft of space to utilise. One barn was formerly an indoor swimming pool (now filled in), with WC's and changing rooms remaining, with others used as workshops and storage. A stable yard with four loose boxes provides equestrian opportunities, with garden machinery story and garage behind the annexe.
Gardens and Grounds
The property is entered from the north, with an entrance through wrought iron gates mounted on brick pillars and walls. The solid surface drive meanders through the woodland and park like grounds leading to the house, with a parking and turning area to the rear, adjoining the garaging.
The initial 22 acres around the house are a pleasing mix of pasture, meadow and woodland. There are expanses of grass, sweeping away from the house, with fine specimen
trees, avenues, and larger openings amongst the surrounding woodland. The grounds are a haven for wildlife, with many species of butterfly, bird and deer roaming the land and enjoying the unspoilt nature of the surroundings and lack of nearby main highway. To the north of the house and conveniently positioned for the stables are the post and railed paddocks which run up to the north boundary, with some particularly impressive oak and horse chestnut trees dotted throughout.
Immediately surrounding the house are areas of formal lawn, with a substantial paved area to the west to enjoy afternoon and evening sun. The annexe has a south facing paved terrace that is perfect for outside dining with a southerly aspect.
The land is gently undulating, providing contours to the landscape that benefits the views from the house and immediate gardens.
The further woodland available by separate negotiation extends to around 18.74 ha (46.31 ac) and comprises a predominantly conifer plantation, understood to have been established for between 55 and 60 years.
The canopy is predominantly Scots and Corsican Pine with some European Larch and naturally regenerated Silver Birch. The wood has been thinned periodically, though the even age of trees can enable income from the steady production of timber, as well as improve the environmental condition of the wood. An area of around 16 acres was clear felled in 2022, which presents the opportunity to plant for timber or with a focus on biodiversity or environmental offset (subject to the terms of the felling licence).
The Walsham Wood can be accessed directly from the public highway to the east (Skeyton Road) and the north (Felmingham Road).
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I knew as soon as I started to meander through the land along the driveway that the location was going to be a special one, opportunities like this are so rare.Ben Rivett