Savills | Ranworth, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6HT | Property for sale
3,261 sq ft(302.96 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

RanworthNorwich, Norfolk, NR13 6HT

    Key features

    • Handsome family home
    • Converted coach house providing ancillary accommodation
    • Elegant period detail
    • Useful outbuildings with converted areas
    • Mature gardens and meadows with fine views of the broads

    A charming former Vicarage with converted coach house providing excellent ancillary accommodation or an income stream, and set in about 4 acres of mature gardens and meadow.

    About this property

    • The Property
      The Vicarage is a handsome family home, built in a classical style in 1865 of gault and mellow red brick under a slate roof, and enjoying an elevated and private position with delightful views over Ranworth and Malthouse Broad.

      The house enjoys the elegant rooms one would expect from a house of this period, with fine detail including shuttered sash windows, fanlight, original flooring, high skirtings and fireplaces on both the first and second floors. The current owners have made sympathetic changes during their ownership to add a more modern functionality including an impressive part open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room, with large island unit, Aga, a central double sided wood burner and plenty of natural light and providing a fantastic focal point for the house. The entrance hall, with original double doors and fanlight above, gives access to all main rooms including the well-proportioned drawing room which is dual aspect, with south to south-west aspect, full height sash windows and wood burner, and to a sitting/TV room again with wood burner. Further useful rooms include a study and crucial utility and separate boot room, essential space for a rural lifestyle.

      The elegant staircase leads up to a large landing to all bedrooms, with skylight. There is a principal bedroom with dual aspect and adjoining dressing room, and a further three double bedrooms in the main part of the house together with a family bath/shower room and a further bathroom and WC. A separate staircase leads up to a further bedroom and store room (potential bedroom or bathroom), with door through to the fourth bedroom of the main house.

      The Vicarage is not listed.

      Adjoining the house are some outhouses for useful storage.

      Gardens & Land
      The Vicarage enjoys an imposing position, with the crucial benefit of owning its surrounding land up to the edge of the village providing protection. The house is approached over a shingle driveway to a parking and turning area to the front and side of the house, with parking for many cars.

      The main gardens are to the south and west of the house, with delightfully mature areas of sweeping lawns, herbaceous beds, shrubs, wildflower area and fine trees including magnolia, lime, cherry and a particularly fine oak tree to the south. The house itself is trained with a thriving wisteria and roses. To the rear of the house is the cobbled courtyard, providing a wonderfully sheltered outside dining and entertaining area.

      The meadows stretch from the east to south of the house, with fenced paddocks, young trees with tree guards, and a useful field shelters. The land stretches down to the village edge with views from the gardens over to Malthouse Broad and back to the church.

      In all about 4 acres.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is such a lovely house, elegant, good looking and with a commanding position, with added asset of the coach house given plenty of opportunities.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Ranworth is a picturesque broadland village, on the edge of Ranworth and Malthouse Broad linked to the famous Norfolk Broads network via the River Bure. The village enjoys moorings at the staithe, a well-regarded village pub ‘The Maltsters', a shop with post office and tea room, a nature reserve with unique floating conservation centre, and the imposing ‘Cathedral of the Broads' medieval chuch, St Helen's which dates back to 1450. There is a network of footpaths to enjoy locally, not least through the nature reserve.
    • Further amenities can be found at the nearby town of Wroxham (6 miles), with access to the wider broads network and a range of shopping and facilities. Norwich, the cathedral city, is about 10 miles, providing excellent retail, cultural and educational sectors including the University of East Anglia and both state and private schools. The city is renowned for its independent shopping, covered market, shopping centres, Theatre Royal and is complete with a direct line rail service to London Liverpool Street.
    • The Norfolk coastline is about 12 miles, with sandy beaches, bird and seal watching and network of coastal paths.
    • All given distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Coach house and outbuildings
    • To the rear of the house, connected by a cobbled courtyard, is the attractive coach house of mellow red brick. The building has been the subject of a thorough and sympathetic programme of renovation to fully utilise the space the building has to offer, and to yield a useful income if required.
    • The first floor of the coach house has been transformed into the most welcoming and comfortable annexe. With a central living room, well-fitted kitchen/breakfast room and two double rooms with en suite shower rooms, the Hayloft is finished to a high standard. The vaulted ceilings, dormer windows and veluxes provide a light and airy space, with the use of its own walled courtyard garden ideal for outside dining and with a fine view of the church.
    • The ground floor of the coach house is currently configured as a garage/store and a large games room. There is also a fitted kitchen/breakfast room and shower room thus providing the potential for further ancillary use. The coach house has its own parking area, which is not accessed from the main driveway to the house allowing guests to come and go without disrupting life in The Vicarage.
    • The Hayloft has been used a holiday let and yields a useful income.
    • Services
    • Mains water & electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Local Authority
    • Broadland District Council
    • Council Tax Band G
    • Agent's Note
    • 1. The Shepherds hut is available by separate negotiation.
    • 2. The house is subject to covenants – please refer to the selling agents for more details.
    • Fixtures & 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.
    • Directions: The postcode for the property is NR13 6HT. The What3words code is;
    • EPC Rating = E
    • Tenure = Freehold