Skeyton Road, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0LU | Property for sale | Savills
3,501 sq ft(325.25 sq m)
Guide price £1,300,000(€1,482,274)

Skeyton RoadNorth Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 0LU

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2023
  • Substantial house and detached annexe
  • Excellent range of outbuildings
  • Incredible potential across the whole property
  • Convenient Norfolk location for Norwich, the coast and the broads

Complete peace and seclusion set in about 22 acres of park and woodland.

About this property

  • The Property
    Walsham Wood House is an incredible lifestyle opportunity. Set at the end of a long drive, with complete privacy and seclusion, the house is set in about 22 acres, with a further 46 acres available by separate negotiation. There is a tremendous amount of scope with a principal house of about 3500 sq ft, a substantial annexe with billiard/ entertainment room, and a significant range of outbuildings which could be used in a variety of different ways..

    The house is in a south facing position, set amongst the park like grounds with fine views over the surrounding land and woodland. The house now requires updating, to make the most of the good room sizes and layout, with excellent potential to make improvements to personal requirements and standards. The house is currently configured as five bedrooms, including a large principal bedroom with en suite bathroom, and a further family bathroom. The ground floor has great functionality, with a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room with fireplace, sitting room of 8.5m x 5m and a substantial orangery, with wide halls to be utilised.

    Annexe and Outbuildings
    To the west of the house is the traditionally built annexe, of about 1300 sq ft. This comprises a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, a bedroom with en suite shower room and a further reception room. The annexe is attached to a billiard/ entertaining room measuring 10.5m x 5.5m, with fireplace, bar and with a triple aspect. This could be incorporated into the annexe to provide further living space if required.

    The range of outbuildings are a collection of single and double height buildings, with just under 4000 sq ft of space to utilise. One barn was formerly an indoor swimming pool (now filled in), with WC's and changing rooms remaining, with others used as workshops and storage. A stable yard with four loose boxes provides equestrian opportunities, with garden machinery story and garage behind the annexe.

    Gardens and Grounds
    The property is entered from the north, with an entrance through wrought iron gates mounted on brick pillars and walls. The solid surface drive meanders through the woodland and park like grounds leading to the house, with a parking and turning area to the rear, adjoining the garaging.

    The initial 22 acres around the house are a pleasing mix of pasture, meadow and woodland. There are expanses of grass, sweeping away from the house, with fine specimen
    trees, avenues, and larger openings amongst the surrounding woodland. The grounds are a haven for wildlife, with many species of butterfly, bird and deer roaming the land and enjoying the unspoilt nature of the surroundings and lack of nearby main highway. To the north of the house and conveniently positioned for the stables are the post and railed paddocks which run up to the north boundary, with some particularly impressive oak and horse chestnut trees dotted throughout.

    Immediately surrounding the house are areas of formal lawn, with a substantial paved area to the west to enjoy afternoon and evening sun. The annexe has a south facing paved terrace that is perfect for outside dining with a southerly aspect.

    The land is gently undulating, providing contours to the landscape that benefits the views from the house and immediate gardens.

    The further woodland available by separate negotiation extends to around 18.74 ha (46.31 ac) and comprises a predominantly conifer plantation, understood to have been established for between 55 and 60 years.

    The canopy is predominantly Scots and Corsican Pine with some European Larch and naturally regenerated Silver Birch. The wood has been thinned periodically, though the even age of trees can enable income from the steady production of timber, as well as improve the environmental condition of the wood. An area of around 16 acres was clear felled in 2022, which presents the opportunity to plant for timber or with a focus on biodiversity or environmental offset (subject to the terms of the felling licence).

    The Walsham Wood can be accessed directly from the public highway to the east (Skeyton Road) and the north (Felmingham Road).

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I knew as soon as I started to meander through the land along the driveway that the location was going to be a special one, opportunities like this are so rare.

Ben RivettProperty agent

Local information

  • Walsham Wood House is located in countryside to the south of the village of Felmingham, with village shop, located between the market towns of North Walsham and Aylsham. Both towns have an excellent range of amenities including a weekly market, a Waitrose in North Walsham and other supermarkets alongside education for all ages. Aylsham is renowned for the independent shops, including Bread Source artisan bakery, Hodson & Co cheese room and delicatessen and further boutique shopping. North Walsham has a train station providing access to Norwich and all connecting routes.
  • There are a plethora of local public houses to enjoy locally, including The Gunton Arms at Thorpe Market (4 miles). A network of footpaths locally provide a great way of enjoying the area, with the Weavers Way just to the north of the property with a 61mile route through country estates, the broads and countryside. The cathedral city of Norwich is about 13 miles, with thriving retail, cultural and educational sectors and a main line rail service to London Liverpool Street, and an international airport with connecting flights via Schiphol.

Additional information

  • Services
  • Mains electricity, private water & drainage.
  • Local Authority
  • North Norfolk District Council
  • Council Tax Band G
  • Viewings
  • Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • EPC Rating: F