Mundesley Road, Trunch, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0QB | Property for sale | Savills
6,267 sq ft(582.22 sq m)
Guide price £1,525,000(€1,738,822)

Mundesley RoadTrunch, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0QB

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2023
  • • Superb kitchen/living wing with triple aspect
  • • About 6200 sq ft of living space with pleasing layout
  • • Most attractive self-contained two-storey cottage
  • • Heated swimming pool with electric cover and pool house
  • • Landscaped gardens, paddock and woodland
  • • Range of outbuildings including substantial dual purpose barn

***Best & Final offers for the attention of Ben Rivett by 12:00 on Friday, 2nd June 2023***

About this property

  • The Property
    Ivy Farmhouse is an incredibly attractive Grade II listed farmhouse, providing an excellent lifestyle opportunity. The combination of the main house, the cottage, swimming pool, outbuildings, paddock, walled garden, orchard and about 2.7 acres, yet within a couple of miles of the Norfolk coastline, is an increasingly rare offering particularly in a convenient village setting...

    The house is thought to have once been the site of the Guildhall, dating back to circa 1400, with some of the patterned brick work and knapped flint remains reused in the creation of the farmhouse. The main house is believed to date back to circa 1600 with later additions, with the distinctive brick and flint work on the south facing facade with striking arched Gothic windows.

    The current custodians of the house have made significant changes and improvements, not least with the substantial wing added to the east of the house which has underfloor heating controlled by a Honeywell system, the system also controls all the radiators in the house. This superbly designed space is predominantly open plan, with copious amounts of natural light through roof lanterns, and bi-fold doors to the east, south and west elevations. The layout has been utilised successfully with a stylish contemporary kitchen, including a large island unit, and north facing pantry. This is open plan to a dining area, a living area with TV points and a further living area, with all three areas enjoying bi-fold doors out to terraces. These are carefully positioned to make the most of morning, afternoon and evening sun with the terrace set within the walled garden of particular note, with glass balustrade and views of the established topiary.

    This contemporary space blends seamlessly into the original house, with the more traditional rooms including a drawing room and dining room with working fireplaces and a sitting room. The house has great functionality with a utility, laundry, cellar, study and a second kitchen that could be utilised in many ways.

    The bedrooms are of a pleasing scale, with an adaptable layout. A spacious principal bedroom is complete with large en suite bath/shower room, and adjoining dressing area through to dressing room which could be used as an additional bedroom. At the opposite end of the house is the second bedroom with en suite shower room, with a further two bedrooms, family bathroom, and linen cupboard completing the first floor accommodation. The house has significant attic space, with dormer windows, that provide potential for further bedrooms if required.

    Ivy Farmhouse is approached from the south, through a pair of electric wrought iron gates mounted on a brick and flint wall, and onto a gravelled drive leading up to the house and sweeping round to the north of the house where there is a large parking and turning area. There are two additional drives, from the south and from the north.

    The gardens and grounds provide many points of interest throughout the 2.7 acres and have been improved and altered during the current ownership. To the south the main drive is flanked by lawn and well-stocked mixed shrub and herbaceous borders. A door from the lawn leads to the delightful walled garden, with parterre garden comprising of flowerbeds with boxed borders and clipped yew topiary, with the terrace from the living area providing a sheltered south facing area for outside dining and entertaining. A further door leads through to a lawned area to the east of the house, with terraced area for morning sun and a new terrace to the west of the house providing afternoon and evening seating area with raised flowerbeds.

    The main area of garden is to the north, where from the drive an area of lawn leads to steps up through a brick and flint wall, to the swimming pool and entertaining area. There is a large sandstone terrace including barbeque area and substantial pool house with changing area, shower, WC, kitchenette and pump room. The pool is heated by solar panels and oil, with electric cover, with the whole area enclosed by wall, hedging and fence. A large expanse of lawn is to the north and north east, incorporating an orchard and shrubberies, woodland to the north with grassed walkways winding through, and a further belt of trees on the eastern boundary together with a post and railed paddock with field shelter.

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You cannot fail to raise a smile at how pretty the house is upon driving through the main gates, it has such a welcoming and uplifting demeanour.

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

  • Cottage
  • Adjoining the house to the north is a most attractive cottage, of brick and flint under a thatched roof, which has been the subject of a thorough renovation. There is an external door, and a door from the main house kitchen, that opens up to the cottages ground floor which is entirely open plan with well fitted kitchen, sitting room and living area. An oak staircase leads up to the bedroom, with vaulted ceiling and en suite shower room. The cottage could be incorporated into the main house accommodation, or used by household staff or for multi-generational living, or indeed let as a holiday cottage providing a useful income.
  • Local Authority
  • North Norfolk District Council
  • Council Tax Band G
  • Services
  • Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage. Gas fired central heating.
  • Agent's Note
  • The initial part of the second drive has a right of way in favour of the neighbouring property.
  • 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.
  • Directions: Leave Norwich on the B1150 North Walsham Road and at North Walsham follow the sign posts for the B1145 towards Mundesley. Drive through the village of Swafield and where the road bears sharply to the right towards Mundesley, go straight on signposted to Trunch. In the village of Trunch turn right just before the church and opposite the village stores (signed Mundesley & Knapton) and continue past the church on the left hand side and at the junction by the pub continue straight over down a lane signposted Mundesley 2.25 miles (Mundesley Road). Continue for a few hundred yards, passing The White House on the left, shortly after which the drive for Ivy Farmhouse can be found on the left, through wrought iron gates mounted on a brick and flint wall. The postcode for the property is NR28 0QB. The what3words codes is; ///could.swooned.caller
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G