Chapel Field, Stalham, Norwich, NR12 9EJ | Property for sale | Savills
4,646 sq ft(431.63 sq m)
Guide price £1,400,000(€1,643,729)

Chapel FieldStalham, Norwich, NR12 9EJ

    Key features

    • Handsome house of 6/7 bedrooms
    • Elegant and light rooms with period detail throughout
    • Excellent traditional outbuildings suitable for a variety of uses
    • Charming walled gardens and woodland
    • Convenient for the Norfolk broads.

    Most attractive farmhouse in about 2 acres of delightful grounds.

    About this property

    • West End Farm, located within the broads, is a characterful collection of family home, outbuildings and charming walled garden, paddock and young woodland, presenting a wonderful lifestyle opportunity.

      The Grade II listed farmhouse, with attractive main façade, has been sympathetically improved by the current custodians, to now present a comfortable and well appointed home over three floors. Typically for a Norfolk farmhouse of this vintage, the main door enters into the staircase hall, however day to day comings and goings are via the eastern elevation taking in the walled gardens. Formal and informal rooms give the house a lovely balance, including an elegant panelled drawing room and a spacious dining room, alongside a comfortable sitting room; all the aforementioned have fireplaces. The kitchen is a great focal point for life at West End Farm, with fitted cabinetry, Aga and companion, and breakfast table, and dual aspect. A glazed link access the Victorian outhouses which have been cleverly converted into a utility room, WC, boot room and pantry, with a useful cellar at the heart of the house. An oak frame addition links the house to the garage block, part of which has been converted to a ground floor double bedroom, with en suite wet room, and therefore future proofing the house.

      The first floor, accessed by either of two staircases, has three spacious double bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. The principal bedroom has built in wardrobes and a particularly large en suite bath/shower room, with a further double bedroom at the front of the house again with original wardrobes and an en suite shower room. A panelled library room presents a calming space to enjoy, with high quality joinery. This room leads on to a further double bedroom, with wardrobe doors along one wall that cleverly conceals an entrance to an en suite shower room with a fine view over neighbouring countryside, and a walk in wardrobe. The second floor has two double bedrooms, one of which has been used as an office with plenty of plug points, with a bathroom between the two rooms. Further attic rooms provide excellent storage.

      The gardens and grounds are a delightful feature of West End Farm, and much like the house they have been carefully improved and added to, to compliment the house perfectly. The entrance sweeps up to the house, to a turning circle framed with clipped box hedging, with parking in front of the house. A second drive leads into a substantial courtyard, framed by a line of outhouses with wood stores and general storage, and the original garage block. Both the aforementioned provide considerable scope for a buyer to tailor the buildings to suit their needs.

      The walled garden opens from the east of the house, and is truly charming, with many points of interest. Expanses of lawn are divided by gravelled paths, bordered with beds of lavender and box topiary and well stocked herbaceous beds. A stand of pleached hornbeam is visually impressive and serves to divide the garden into rooms, together with clipped yew hedging. A deep long border runs the length of the south-west facing high wall, well stocked and with roses and other trained plants adorning the wall itself. Nestled in one corner of the walled garden, behind its own wall, is an ornamental pond fashioned from the original swimming pool, with summer house and wisteria clad pergola. This is a wonderfully private and sheltered area to enjoy.

      Beyond the walled garden is a thriving kitchen garden with soft fruit, espaliered fruit, productive beds for rotating vegetables and salads, fruit cage, and an established orchard. The land then opens up to an expanse of wild flower meadow, with mown paths meandering through it, beyond which is a young wooded area with a variety of native trees, with a belt planted along the northern edge of the meadow. The gardens are a haven for wildlife, and enjoy all the elements of a country lifestyle on a manageable scale.

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    It is the impact of the façade on arrival, which hits you square on as you drive out of the trees, that cannot fail to raise the spirits, it is such a pretty house.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • West End Farm is located in unspoilt countryside to the south-west of Stalham, part of the Norfolk Broads network. Stalham is a popular Broadland market town, well served with a wide range of facilities including a supermarket, schools, a range of shops and cafes, GP surgery and access to the Norfolk Broads network to the south of the town via the River Ant. The Norfolk coastline, with fantastic beaches and particularly good seal and bird watching, are found about four miles away at Sea Palling and Horsey about eight miles, with the renowned Ingham Swan public house en route. The neighbouring market town of North Walsham provides a Waitrose and rail service to Norwich, with onward connections to London Liverpool Street.
    • The Norfolk coastline is about five miles at Happisburgh, with renowned sandy beaches along this stretch of coast.

    Additional information

    • Services
    • Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Local Authority
    • North Norfolk District Council
    • Council Tax Band E
    • 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.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E