Southburgh, Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7SU | Property for sale | Savills
2,662 sq ft(247.31 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000(€1,299,036)

SouthburghThetford, Norfolk, IP25 7SU

    Key features

    • 5 bedroom farmhouse
    • Detached two bedroom annexe
    • Work from home 'pod'
    • About 4.4 acres
    • Peaceful rural location

    A fine Georgian farmhouse & detached annexe, with about 4.4 acres in a peaceful rural setting.

    About this property

    • Chase Farm House is a most attractive Grade II listed farmhouse, originally 17th century with the handsome Georgian façade added later and typical of many gentrified farmhouse throughout Norfolk. However what struck me about Chase Farm House is the quality of architectural detail that elevates it above other similar houses, from the elegant fan light above the front door, large sash windows with shutters and deep lead flashings.

      The house has been the subject of a thorough programme of sympathetic improvement by the current owners during their circa 15 year custodianship. This has included changes to the layout of the house to suit a modern and functional lifestyle, redecoration throughout, major recent roof work and the conversion of an outbuilding into a spacious annexe.

      The farmhouse is welcoming and comfortable, with the obligatory duo of a formal and informal entrance. The delightful kitchen/breakfast room has high ceilings, wood burner and lovely views over the gardens, and adjoins a large utility room providing further storage alongside a useful pantry. The later wing hosts the well-proportioned drawing room and sitting room, one with open fireplace, the other with wood burner. These are linked by the elegant staircase and entrance hall. There is an appealing mix of formal and informal double bedrooms with five in total. The principal bedroom is dual aspect, including an eastern aspect to enjoy sunrises, and a well fitted family bathroom. All bedrooms enjoy views over the surrounding gardens and/or land, and there is good storage throughout the house.

      The Annexe & Outbuildings
      Converted in 2016, the annexe provides excellent accommodation finished to a high standard. Formerly a clay lump outbuilding, the space has been brilliantly utilised with spacious and open plan kitchen/living room, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The main bedroom has glazed doors out to a seating area looking out over the kitchen garden and meadow beyond. The annexe has planning consent (ref; 3PL/2021/1377) to add an extension to the building which will add an en suite and living/study area to the main building, with the extension hosting a new principal bedroom with French doors out to the garden.

      There is useful garaging and workshop, a purpose built stable and wood store and a contemporary office/studio ‘pod' with glazed front and connected to power and water. This is currently used as a treatment room but would make an excellent work from home space.

      Chase Farm House is approached over a sweeping gravelled drive, lined with hedge and wrought iron park fencing. The drive leads you to a turning area in front of the house and round to the main parking area for many cars, between the house and annexe/outbuilding.

      The formal gardens are to the south of the house, where there is a large paved patio with direct access from the house making for an ideal area for outside entertainment and enjoyment. Lavender and box beds divide the patio from the lawn, sweeping away from the house to an orchard and enclosed by low flint walls, picket fencing and hedging. A decked entertaining area with pergola, is on the south side of the house, a complete sun trap that also enjoys the evening sun.

      A further lawned area is behind the outbuildings and annexe, which hosts a shepherds hut (available by separate negotiation) and kitchen garden enclosed by picket fencing and complete with greenhouse. The front of the house looks out over the meadow, with the front door aligned with an opening in the wrought iron fencing and an avenue through woodland beyond. The meadow stretches from the east to the north and has been used for grazing and cropping for hay. The land is bordered by a wide belt of woodland, through which are delightful walkways to enjoy around the perimeter and taking in a pond area. The land extends to about 4.4 acres.

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    I was immediately taken with this house, it is exactly as most people would vision a Georgian farmhouse, but on a manageable scale. It has a lovely presence.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Chase Farm House is situated in the rural village of Southburgh, in unspoilt countryside about 3 miles from the popular small Georgian town of Hingham. The town is proud of its selection of independent shops, including butchers, tea rooms, bakery, ‘Harrods of Hingham' a studio and gallery and for everyday shopping a new Co-Op is on the edge of town. There is the White Hart gastropub, health centre and doctors surgery, primary school and an active bus service.
    • The house is well placed within the county to access the nearby local towns including Wymondham, with Waitrose supermarket and good schooling at the High School and College. The market town of Attleborough (5 miles) has a main line service to Cambridge with direct service to London Kings Cross, with Norwich providing a service to London Liverpool Street. Norwich, the cathedral city, is about 16 miles and has a thriving retail, cultural and education sectors alongside good schooling for all age groups including the University of East Anglia.

    Additional information

    • Services
    • Mains water & electricity, private drainage. Oil fired central heating. CCTV
    • Local Authority
    • Breckland District Council.
    • 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: Directions The postcode for the property is IP25 7SU. The What3words code is; pedicure.spell.smooth
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E