6.14 Ac(2.48 Ha)
Guide price £1,450,000

TwyfordDereham, Norfolk, NR20 5LZ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2017
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 2 bedroom annexe/wing
  • Traditional outbuildings
  • Mature gardens and grounds

Handsome Grade II listed Georgian country house set in mature gardens and grounds extending to about 6 acres

About this property

  • Twyford House is a particularly attractive Grade II listed late Georgian country house, dating from the early 19th century and traditionally constructed principally of gault brick under a hipped slate roof. The house retains much fine architectural detail and is built on a traditional square plan with a central Roman Doric porch with pilasters and a pair of fluted columns. Internally, the house has well proportioned rooms, lit by fine sash windows, the majority of which have their original shutters and much period detail is retained including a fine stone flagged entrance hall, good chimney pieces, panelled doors and cornice work. The house has elegant, bright and well proportioned rooms typical of the period with well arranged accommodation, as can be seen from the floor plans.

    The property has been the subject of a recent programme of considerable refurbishment and updating with extensive redecoration to a high standard throughout the house, provision of new bathrooms, extensive landscaping works and re-roofing of the barn and range of outbuildings.

    The house has flexible accommodation, with a useful wing containing a separate annexe which is still incorporated in the main body of the house.

    The magnificent grounds contain some fine mature trees with extensive lawns and extending in all to about 6 acres.

    Outside
    The house is approached through wrought iron gates mounted on brick piers onto a curved drive bordered by fine mature trees including beech and oak under-planted with yew and laurel. The drive finishes in a large gravelled sweep to the front and east of the house where there is ample parking and turning space. The drive continues to the barn and stable block where there is also a secondary entrance and access drive approaching the house from the south-east.

    The gardens and grounds are a delightful feature of the property and much landscaping work and some re-planting has been undertaken recently. To the east of the house there is a large expanse of formal lawned garden and this is bordered by mixed shrubberies with a variety of mature trees including beech, holly, yew and scots pine.

    To the south of the house there is a further area of formal lawned garden with some toparied box and yew and some fine mature trees including oak, beech and yew between this area of formal garden and the barn. Situated to the west of the house there is a stone paved terrace and this overlooks a further large expanse of lawned garden and up an avenue of pleached lime trees. To the north there is an area of orchard under-planted with spring bulbs and to the south an area of meadow/grazing. The formal garden to the south and west is enclosed by estate fencing. Around the boundary of the property there are some fine mature trees and a copse of mature oak and beech in the south-west corner.

    Adjoining the house to the north there is an enclosed area of courtyard garden with raised beds suitable for a potager and a greenhouse adjoining the north gable of the house. Wrought iron gates lead to a further enclosed and sheltered courtyard garden.

    Situated to the north of the house there is a most attractive part-walled former kitchen garden, now extensively laid to lawn with a fine tall south-facing red brick wall with espaliered fruit trees and a large productive fig. This area is bordered to the south, east and west by a mature beech hedge. To the north-east there is an attractive area of mixed woodland containing a variety of trees principally oak and beech and under-planted with spring bulbs, this borders the main access drive to the north.

    The land in all extends to 6.03 acres (est).

    The Barn and Outbuildings
    To the south of the house with access from the secondary drive there is an extensive range of traditional outbuildings and a barn constructed of brick under a pantile roof as well as a range of stables. For the layout and dimensions please refer to the floor plans. The barn and associated buildings have recently been re-roofed and detailed planning permission was granted in 2005 for conversion to a separate five bedroom property.

    There is an additional two car garage with an inspection pit across the yard adjoining Draw Water Cottage to the west. Situated in the south-west corner of the grounds there is a modern corrugated steel outbuilding constructed originally as a helicopter hangar.

    Services
    Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating.

    Local Authority
    Breckland District Council.

    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.

    Important Notice
    Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

    1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

    2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

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Local information

  • Twyford House is situated to the south of the village of Guist, about 17 miles to the north of Norwich, the Cathedral City and regional centre of East Anglia. Norwich has a thriving business community with cultural and leisure activities for most tastes and a main line railway service to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. There is also an expanding airport which has an increasing number of flights to European destinations with most international destinations available via Schiphol. The picturesque Georgian town of Holt is about 12 miles and is renowned for its award winning restaurants, boutique shops and other excellent amenities. Holt is also the home to Gresham's preparatory and senior schools. Beeston Hall preparatory school is further along the coast between Sheringham and East Runton. The North Norfolk coast at Cley-next-the-Sea is about 3 miles to the north of Holt. The North Norfolk Coast, much of which is classified as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is therefore within an easy drive and has excellent beaches and good sailing and bird watching facilities. The town of Fakenham is about 7 miles whilst Burnham Market is about 8 miles to the northwest of Fakenham.

Additional information

  • Directions: Leave Norwich on the A1067 Fakenham Road. Follow this road through Bawdeswell, Foxley and Bintree, passing the water tower on the left. Take the third turning on the left after passing the water tower, signposted “Byway to Twyford”. Proceed down this small land and the main entrance gates and drive to Twyford House will be found after a short distance on the right-hand side. There is a second access drive further down the lane. The post code is NR20 5LZ.
  • EPC Exempt
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