Knapton Road, Trunch, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0QE | Property for sale | Savills
356.56 sq m
Guide price £950,000(57,444,398 EGP)

Knapton RoadTrunch, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0QE

    Key features

    • A former rectory with a brilliant presence and approach
    • Elegant detail with fine rooms
    • South facing with plenty of light through tall sash windows
    • Expansive grounds of around 1.2acres, with further land available
    • The opportunity to create a personal interior and landscaping

    An elegant former rectory in about 1.5 acres

    About this property

    • The Rectory is a handsome late Georgian home, a classic former rectory, with a great balance of house and land, with a symmetrical south facing facade in a central position within 1.2 acres of mature gardens.

      The setting on the edge of the village, and the maturity of the grounds, affords wonderful privacy in which to enjoy life at The Rectory. The front door opens to a reception hall running the full depth of the house, passing a particularly elegant staircase with circular roof lantern allowing in plenty of natural light. The hall links all principal rooms. To the front of the house is the double aspect drawing room, and a sitting room with woodburner, whilst a large dining room provides an expansive space, with west facing aspect, and woodburner. A functional kitchen/breakfast room provides a good focal point to everyday living, with a utility conveniently placed beside it. At the very rear of the house a later addition added a future proofing ground floor bedroom with en suite shower room, and is a room that could evolve into other uses. There is a significant cellar of 7m x 4.5m.

      The first floor landing, lit by the aforementioned roof lantern, leads onto the entirety of the first floor accommodation. This comprises seven double bedrooms, served by a family bathroom, and additional shower room. All rooms have views of the gardens.

      The house enjoys some fine detail, with fireplaces, sash windows and expansive room proportions, with around 3800 square feet of living space. The house has been well maintained, but would now benefit from cosmetic updating.

      The Rectory enjoys a brilliant approach, from the south onto a carriage driveway, which draws up to the attractive front of the house. The house is set well back from the road, behind a mature hedged and tree lined boundary, with an expanse of lawn sweeping up to the house.

      A gravelled area to the west of the house provides plenty of parking. Beyond this is further open lawned areas, wrapping round the house with fine specimen trees including oak and beech on the edge of the boundary and within the grounds, alongside an assortment of shrubs. A sheltered west facing and partly walled terrace is at the rear of the house, accessed directly from the main hall, creating a lovely area for outside dining and entertaining. A traditional brick and flint outhouse, likely predating the house, is at the northern most point in the gardens, where the imagination conjures up many ideas of what it could be utilised for.

      Beyond the northern boundary is an area of land of about 0.65 acre, within the same ownership, that is available by separate negotiation.

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    I am partial to a former rectory, and this has all the hallmarks to become a classic. What I particular loved was the arrival, directly approaching the handsome façade.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • The picturesque village of Trunch is a thriving community with a fine 14th Century church, and uniquely retains a village shop/post office stores and popular public house. The coast at Mundesley is only 2 miles and has excellent sandy beaches whilst the market towns of North Walsham and Aylsham are 3 and 8 miles respectively providing every day and specialist shopping facilities, including a Waitrose at North Walsham. The thriving town of Holt, renowned for its boutique independent shops, Byfords delicatessen and Gresham School, is about 12 miles. Norwich, the cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, is approximately 19 miles, and has a thriving business community together with cultural and leisure activities for most tastes and a regular rail service to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. The city also has an increasingly impressive education sector at all ages and levels.

    Additional information

    • Local Authority
    • North Norfolk District Council
    • Council Tax Band G
    • Services
    • Mains water, electricity and drainage, gas central heating.
    • Agent's Note
    • 1. Further land to the north of about 0.65 acres is available by separate negotiation, further info with the selling agent.
    • 2. The purchaser will be required to change the name of the house from The Rectory, to one which cannot associate the house to the church, Parish or Diocese. This will be required within two months of completion.
    • 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.
    • Viewings
    • Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.
    • NB Floor plans prepared by ehouse are for guidance only. Savills do not accept any responsibility for their accuracy.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G