Low Road, Shelton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2SD | Property for sale | Savills
4,041 sq ft(375.42 sq m)
Guide price £1,425,000(€1,624,801)

Low RoadShelton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR15 2SD

    Key features

    • 7/8 bedroom house
    • Character and period detail throughout
    • Substantial coach house, with two floors, suitable for a variety of uses
    • Gardens, woodland, pond in all 3.2 acres
    • Private and peaceful setting with fine rural views

    A handsome Grade II listed Old Rectory with coach house, in a rural setting with 3.2 acres of mature gardens and grounds.

    About this property

    • The Old Rectory is a most attractive former Rectory, largely 18th century although with much earlier origins. Of mellow red brick and glazed pantiles, with distinctive Georgian sash windows, the house has a lovely presence within the rural surroundings.

      The property has benefitted greatly from the current owners, who undertook a thorough yet sympathetic programme of restoration and refurbishment including installing a new kitchen, upgrading bathrooms, the addition of a terrace and comprehensive redecoration. The house now presents as a wonderful rural home, with real charm and character. Original detail includes plenty of cupboards, small and large, throughout the house, servants' bells, fireplaces and panelled doors, with an impressive staircase at the heart of the house.

      The accommodation is light and spacious, benefitting from the orientation to the east, south and west. Of particular note on the ground floor is the part open plan layout of the sitting room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room providing a lovely focal point to the house. This is a great area to converge on, with the well fitted kitchen complete with Aga and a feature window providing a fantastic view of the church. Also on the ground floor is a living/TV room, useful cellar and a scullery thought to be the oldest part of the house.

      The bedrooms are all on the first and second floors, with a glorious staircase providing the link. An impressive dual aspect principal bedroom suite is on the first floor, with a large dressing room and equally substantial shower room. A further double bedroom, a study with bespoke shelving, and a spare room with potential as an additional bathroom or bedroom complete the first floor. The second floor enjoys good ceiling height and natural light, with four bedrooms and a central family bath/shower room.

      There are fine views of the gardens, church and woodland from the house together with far reaching views over surrounding countryside.

      Coach House
      To the south-west of the house is a substantial former coach house, of about 1300 sq ft over two floors, providing excellent scope for a variety of uses. The building hosts the original stalls and cobbled floors for its original purpose, with a central garage/workshop area with storage rooms adjacent. A staircase leads up to the first floor, an excellent open space with natural light and extensive timber beams.

      This area has many power points and heating and would provide an ideal work from home space, games room, art studio or annexe.

      Gardens and Grounds
      The house is approached from the southeast by a gravel drive which finishes in a gravelled sweep lying to the front and east of the house. The drive also continues to the west where the coach house is situated.

      The Old Rectory is situated in mature gardens and grounds with extensive lawns surrounding the house and some magnificent mature trees including some particularly fine beech and a copper beech reputedly planted to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The gardens and grounds are well wooded with an area of mixed woodland situated to the north containing a variety of trees including oak, ash, beech and yew.

      To the rear and west of the house there is a wonderful area of enclosed walled garden, where a large terrace has been added adjoining the house, with glass covered well. This area, with a sheltered south to west aspect, is ideal for outside dining and entertaining with fantastic views over uninterrupted countryside to the west, providing amazing sunsets. There is an expanse of lawn stretching away from the terrace, with box topiary and herbaceous beds.

      The house stands well protected in its extensive gardens, grounds and woodland extending to about 3.2 acres.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Having sold this house to the current custodians, it was a pleasure to see how the house has evolved and been improved. The house is a fine example of a rural rectory.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • The property is situated in an unspoilt pocket of South Norfolk.
    • Local villages including Pulham Market provide everyday amenities including village shops, together with good public houses. The nearby town of Long Stratton has a Co-op supermarket, petrol station, leisure and health centres and schools, with Goodies Farm shop within easy reach of the house.
    • Norwich, the Cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, lies about 13 miles north with thriving retail, cultural, educational and business sectors whilst Diss, approximately 10 miles to the south, offers a mainline railway service to London Liverpool Street with the fastest journey time of approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

    Additional information

    • Services
    • Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Local Authority
    • South Norfolk District Council
    • Council Tax Band G
    • 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 is NR15 2SD What3words; fidgeted.rudder.robe
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G