Impressive 17th century Grade II* listed home with holiday lets.
Lodge Farm is a stunning Grade II* listed property situated in the highly sought-after village of Bawburgh to the west of Norwich. The property has been comprehensively renovated in the current owners tenure to create a large family home complete with a successful and award winning holiday let business and former cookery school allowing a perfect opportunity for a buyer looking to make a lifestyle change and to run their own business.
The Main house offers just under 4000sq ft of living accommodation and the owners have carefully blended both modern style and convenience with wonderfully preserved character features as the property dates back to the early 17th century.
The current vendors have made the property as efficient to run as possible despite the age of the building and have been able to install ground source heat pump for the underfloor heating and low temperature radiators to the upper floors.
The property comes with around 12 years remaining of a commercial renewable heat incentive which would transfer to the new buyers. Extensive insulation was added at the renovation stage to both the walls, roof and floors.
Of particular note are the fine pargetted overmantels over two of the fireplaces, one bearing the royal arms of Charles I and the other of the Wodehouse family. In the sitting room this sits proudly above the essential wood burner, so perfect for the colder months.
Throughout the property an abundance of original doors and hinges feature within the listing as does a hand painted Charles Dickens themed wallpaper dating back to Victorian times and now preserved in one of the bedrooms. Uniquely an impressive well has been retained in the sitting room with glass viewing point and lighting.
Lodge Farm represents a fantastic opportunity to run an already successful holiday letting business. With average occupancy rates of 90% from the three barns which have all been converted and presented to a high standard featuring modern kitchens and bathrooms and incorporating their own courtyard garden space. With the proximity of the University of East Anglia and Norwich city centre the owners have found the demand for the rental units consistently high and as such have won numerous awards. For further information on the barns visit www.lodgefarmholidaybarns.co.uk
The property sits within a plot of about two acres and is approached through double gates providing superb security and privacy. Being surrounded by Bawburgh fishing lakes the property has the most wonderful outlook over the water providing a tranquil setting.
Numerous off road parking spaces are provided for both the house as well as designated parking for the holiday barns.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of established trees in situ providing a privacy screen. Perfect for outdoor entertaining off the kitchen is a large terraced area perfect for socialising with friends and family with a brick built working station with inset sink and space for barbecue. Further is an orchard and wild grass meadow as well as several outdoor workshops and storage sheds.
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For any buyer wanting a complete lifestyle change, the overall package of Lodge farm is a true must see.Tom ClaytonProperty agent