Witton, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9TT | Property for sale | Savills
223.52 sq m
Guide price £1,100,000(€1,254,232)

WittonNorth Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9TT

    Key features

    • Attractive farmhouse with rural views
    • Entirely private and peaceful setting
    • 4 bedrooms, open plan kitchen/breakfast room
    • Range of traditional and modern outbuildings
    • 3.4 acres of delightful gardens and grounds

    A charming farmhouse with range of barns, completely private set in 3.4 acres.

    About this property

    • Ivy Farm is a picturesque period farmhouse or Norfolk Long house believed to date from the middle of the 18th century (a date stone is to be found in the barns with the initials TM and the date 1749). Nestled within about 3.4 acres of delightful gardens, surrounded by unspoilt countryside, the property offers a high degree of privacy and peace that is often hard to find. Alongside the main house there is a brilliant range of traditional outbuildings offering tremendous opportunity for a variety of uses.

      The house has light, bright and well proportioned rooms, many of which are dual aspect with fine views of the gardens and countryside beyond. A particularly spacious kitchen/living/dining room, the focal point for day to day living, is at one end of the house, with four oven Aga and a range of custom built units with granite work surfaces. The useful utility is conveniently located off the kitchen, together with a door straight out to the gardens.

      There are two reception rooms leading off the front entrance hall. The drawing room is a comfortable and bright room, with wood burner and triple aspect, with the neighbouring dining room featuring an open fireplace with stone surround, creating an atmospheric entertaining area. To the south of the house opening onto a paved terrace there is a delightful garden room which has been carefully constructed using old stock red bricks with a pantile roof and pamment flooring. The terrace, with pergola and established vine, is also accessed via French windows from the drawing room.

      All bedrooms are on the first floor, connected via a landing. A principal bedroom is on the eastern side, benefitting from morning sun, with built in wardrobes. At the opposite end of the house is a double bedroom with en suite shower room, with a further two bedrooms inbetween and a family bath/shower room.

      The house is approached from the north, from a country lane, via a long drive which sweeps through the grounds up to a large gravelled turning and parking area between the house and barns.

      The traditional barns, mostly single storey and of attractive brick and flint, are grouped around an enclosed gravelled courtyard to the east of the house. The buildings comprise open fronted cart bays, former dairy, garaging and stores together with the framework of a former two storey barn. The buildings have been well maintained and present a variety of options.

      To the east of the traditional barns is a general purpose steel frame barn, of about 18m x 9m, providing excellent storage.

      A low brick and flint wall divides the gravelled parking area from an area of lawn with a large natural pond. The pond is bordered by willow trees and the area around is under planted with spring bulbs. There are various mature trees including several ash, sycamore and young oak. To the east of the drive, an expanse of land has a lovely park-like feel, with mown paths between wildflower areas with an assortment of young trees maturing nicely, including oak, beech, hazel and others. The area is a calming and private area to enjoy, meandering through pathways to seating areas.

      The main formal gardens lie to the south of the house and extend to include an orchard, swathes of lawn, areas enclosed by mature beech hedging and herbaceous beds. Immediately adjoining the house, to the south, there is a paved terrace with a pergola adjoining the garden room, perfect for outside dining and entertaining with a private southerly aspect.

      The whole area in all extends to about 3.4 acres (est).

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    Local information

    • Ivy Farm is located in a particularly attractive and remarkably unspoilt pocket of countryside. The neighbouring village of Ridlington is a village where the genteel exterior gives little away to the thriving community. Like many Norfolk villages the hub of this activity is based around the church and the village hall, which between them host coffee mornings, Yoga, circuit training, Zumba, quiz evenings, book and gardening clubs and cinema evening to name a few. This area of Norfolk is conveniently situated between the famous coast and the Broads, both of which provides a plethora of gastro pubs locally, including the renowned Gunton Arms and the Ingham Swan, excellent sailing, bird watching and a network of footpaths to take in the wonderful scenery. Neighbouring villages within a couple of miles of the house provide post offices, village stores and cafes.
    • There is a local railway station at Worstead (three and a half miles) with regular trains to Norwich and onward connecting trains to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of about one hour and 50 minutes. The major market town of North Walsham provides further amenities, supermarkets including a Waitrose and a train station.

    Additional information

    • Services
    • Mains water and electricity, drainage to septic tank. LPG central heating and oil fired four oven Aga.
    • Local Authority
    • North Norfolk District Council
    • Council Tax Band E
    • 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.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E