9.94 Ac(4.02 Ha)
Guide price £750,000

Mill LaneHoe, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4BQ

  • Sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2017
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Range of outbuildings
  • Double garage/workshop
  • Mature pasture and woodland

Immaculately presented house in idyllic 10 acres (est) with river frontage

About this property

  • Lavender House is a wonderfully positioned family home, enjoying a private and peaceful setting within about 10 acres of idyllic gardens and grounds set on the banks of the River Whitewater.

    The immaculately presented house has been altered and improved by the current owners to now present a comfortable family home. The ground floor accommodation is centred around a spacious entrance and staircase hall, with plenty of natural light. This leads onto the substantial sitting room, complete with open fireplace and glazed sliding doors through to delightful garden room providing fine views of the garden and beyond. There is a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room, leading through to a utility room and a delightful morning room, with oak framed windows providing a lovely area to take in views of the gardens and grounds. Further useful rooms include a study and ground floor shower room.

    Stairs lead up to a landing giving access to all four bedrooms and the family bath/shower room.

    Lavender House is set in about 10 acres of superb gardens and grounds, creating an idyllic position with the River Whitewater meandering along the western boundary. The grounds are a haven for wildlife with many species spotted, from Muntjac and Roe deer, through to kingfisher and swans on the river, yet is also functional with clean and established pasture land in the form of post and railed/wired paddocks.

    The property is approached from the east, through a pair of wooden five bar gates onto a gravelled driveway appropriately bordered by a lavender bed on one side, leading to the house and garage/workshop, with parking and turning areas. The drive spurs off to the outbuildings which are a good range of timber and steel frame buildings suitable for a variety of uses, together with the stabling, comprising five loose boxes with rubber matting and sides, lighting and water point.

    The formal gardens are to the south and southwest of the house, with an expanse of lawn sweeping away from the house to well stocked herbaceous borders and shrubberies. Running through the gardens is a delightful garden feature, the source at a rockery in the centre of the garden, with a cascade down to a man made stream, which then continues across the garden with ponds and bridges across. The remaining land has many points of interest, with mown paths through woodland with many fine trees including stands of impressive willows. Paths continue through an abundance of Azaleas, past ponds, open areas and around the boundary marked by mature hedging and trees.

    Mains electricity, private water (bore hole) and drainage, and oil fired central heating.

    Local Authority
    Breckland District Council: Band B.

    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.

    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.

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    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

  • Lavender House is located between the villages of Hoe and Gressenhall, the latter of which has a village store with post office, a public house and the renowned Museum of Rural Life. Primary education can be found in the neighbouring village of Beetley.
  • The bustling market town of Dereham provides further education, alongside day-to-day amenities and facilities including supermarkets, banking, cinema, leisure centre, pubs and restaurants and a golf course. The town provides access to the A47, leading to the Cathedral city of Norwich with exceptional retail, cultural and education sectors.

Additional information

  • Directions: Leave Norwich west bound via the A47 and passing through the centre of Dereham, turn right onto the B1110 Holt Road. Follow this road out of the town, and upon reaching a staggered crossroads, turn left signed to ‘Fakenham/Beetley & Gressenhall Museum of Rural Life (B1146)'. Follow this road for approximately half a mile. After passing through speed restriction signs, fork left into Mill Lane (large triangle of grass). Continue along Mill Lane, and Lavender House is the last property on the right hand side, entered through a pair of wooden five bar gates. The postcode for the property is NR20 4BQ.
  • EPC Rating = D