Guide Price £1,500,000 – £1,550,000. A rare opportunity to acquire a most attractive former Regency Vicarage, dating from circa 1826, and substantially altered and enlarged by Architect and designer Thomas Jeckyll circa 1856. The property was sold to a family of five back in August 2013 and two of the children went on to graduate and have now flown the nest. The vendors own other properties and therefore The Old Vicarage is offered to the market with No Onward Chain.
The house is situated on an elevated site overlooking the River Bure and surrounding Broadland landscape.
The main house is traditionally constructed of brick under a slate roof. Throughout there are many period features associated with the best of Regency architecture including the fireplaces, plaster cornice and rose`s, shuttered sash windows with secondary double glazing, elegant staircase, high ceilings and well proportioned rooms. The property benefits from underfloor heating throughout. Externally the property was re-decorated in 2018.
The adjoining Coach House is constructed of Norfolk red brick under a tiled roof. This part of the property is a Grade II Listed.
As can be seen on the floor plans, the three principle rooms on both the ground and first floor face south with uninterrupted views of the garden, river and Norfolk reed to the horizon and across to Ramworth Church.
The house has the advantage of being able to easily separate the Coach House accommodation from the main house to create a self contained annex/holiday home or offices.
The current owners have created a 32` x 9` aluminium Victorian style covered pagoda area and have a verbal agreement in principle for a 60` x 40` boat shed to home two 40` boats.
The property was acquired from the church in 2006 and was completely and sympathetically restored. The entire home has since been re-wired for internet and hi-fi by Martins Hi-Fi of Norwich in 2014.
A rare opportunity to acquire a most attractive former Regency Vicarage, dating from circa 1826, and substantially altered and enlarged by Architect and designer Thomas Jeckell circa 1856. The house is situated on an elevated site overlooking the River Bure and surrounding Broadland landscape. The Main house is traditionally constructed of brick under a slate roof. Throughout there are many period features associated with the best of Regency architecture, including the fireplaces, plaster cornice and roseâ€™s, shuttered sash windows, elegant staircase, high ceilings and well proportioned rooms. The adjoining Coach House is constructed of Norfolk red brick under a tiled roof. This part of the property is a grade 2 listed building. As can be seen on the floor plans, the three principle rooms on both the ground and first floor face south with uninterrupted views of the garden, river and Norfolk reed to the horizon. The house has the advantage of being able to easy separate the Coach House accommodation from the main house to create a self contained annex, holiday property or offices. The property was acquired from the church in 2006 by the current owners, they spent some considerable time carrying out a complete and sympathetic renovation. This has created a much loved and beautiful home.
Horning is a sought after village at the heart of a 200 mile network of waterways that make up the Norfolk Broads. It can be found approximately 8 miles east of Norwich city centre. The village of Horning itself has shops including a post office, deli, butchers, various eateries and pubs. There is a primary school in the village and a secondary school at Wroxham only 3 miles away.
The cathedral city of Norwich is the regional centre of East Anglia, it has a thriving retail and business centre with cultural and leisure activates for most tastes, a university and first class schools. It benefits from an airport with expanding domestic flights with most international destinations via Schiphol, and a rail connection to Liverpool street station with a travel time of just under 2 hours. The coast at Happisburgh is only 9 miles away.
Reception Hall – 10’11” (3.34m) x 11’1″ (3.38m)
Iroko hardwood double entrance doors with feature double glazed roof lantern above, ornate tiled floor, six panel door to study, solid oak hand carved part glazed double doors to hall.
Study – 8’0″ (2.45m) x 13’1″ (3.98m)
Sash window with a southerly aspect and views over the lawn and down to the river across the reed beds, sash window to the front, spotlights, ornate tiled floor
Hall – 10’9″ (3.28m) x 14’9″ (4.49m)
Sash window to the rear aspect, feature aperture through to the formal dining room, mahogany shelving fitted within a feature alcove, staircase leading to the first floor, six panel doors leading to all rooms.
Obscured glazed sash window with a northerly aspect, high level WC, vanity sink unit set on granite top with cupboards under, coving, tiled ornate floor, coving, ceiling spotlights.
Living Room – 21’4″ (6.49m) x 20’2″ (6.15m)
Sash bay window with a southerly aspect and stunning views over the lawn and down to the river across the reed beds, feature open fireplace with original cast iron inset set within a feature marble surround set upon a slate hearth, ceiling rose, ornate coving.
Drawing Room – 15’10” (4.83m) x 21’7″ (6.57m)
Sash window with a southerly aspect and views over the lawn and down to the river across the reed beds, original darkened pine exposed floorboards, cast iron inset fireplace with original marble surround set on an original slate hearth, coving, ceiling rose.
Formal Dining Room – 16’1″ (4.9m) x 35’0″ (10.67m)
Sash bay window with a southerly aspect and views over the lawn and down to the river across the reed beds, six panel door to utilities cupboard, original built-in cupboard with glass display cabinet inset, original glazed double doors with an easterly aspect leading onto the terrace, sash window with an easterly aspect, Ecclesiastical feature open fireplace set within a stone fire surround set upon a sandstone hearth, door set into the floor to a spiral French designed wine cellar with a capacity of 1500 Bordeaux style bottles, six panel door to kitchen/breakfast room.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room – 16’2″ (4.93m) x 23’9″ (7.24m)
A handmade kitchen designed and fitted by Kitchens etc of North Norfolk with solid granite work surfaces and upstand, four oven oil fired Aga set within a feature Ecclesiastical brick built full height chimney breast, slate tiled floor, centre island with breakfast bar, three downlights/skylights, vaulted ceiling with exposed original trusses, six panel door and pamment steps up to family room, window to easterly aspect, door to walled courtyard garden, glazed double door to westerly aspect, double Belfast sink with fluted facade with heritage style chrome mixer tap, zip tap filtrating constant boiling water and filtered chilled water, Miele integrated appliances throughout incorporating wine storage cabinet, dairy fridge, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility – 8’11” (2.71m) x 11’6″ (3.5m)
Hand built, fitted and designed by Kitchens etc of North Norfolk, two leaded windows with a westerly aspect, butler sink with mixer tap set into granite worktops, spotlights inset, shelving with marble insets, pamment tiled floor.
Family Room – 15’0″ (4.58m) x 25’4″ (7.71m)
Six panel pine original door to utility, pamment tiled floor, cast spiral staircase to guest suite/bedroom 6, original exposed wood panelled door to snug, exposed original beams, door to westerly aspect, three arched feature windows with a westerly aspect.
Snug – 9’0″ (2.74m) x 15’7″ (4.75m)
Currently used for storage/pantry. Two leaded windows with a westerly aspect, pamment tiled floor, inset spotlights.
Guest Suite/Bedroom 6 – 15’3″ (4.65m) x 25’3″ (7.7m)
Three sealed glazed low level leaded windows with a westerly aspect, exposed original pine floor, leaded arch window to the northerly aspect with views overlooking the orchard, wall mounted oil filled radiator, exposed roof timber and iron works, four panel original door to en-suite.
En-Suite – 8’11” (2.72m) x 15’1″ (4.6m)
Sealed double glazed leaded window with a westerly aspect, tiled floor, sink with taps over, claw foot free standing roll top bath with Victorian style mixer tap, electric wall mounted radiator and heater towel rail, extractor.
First Floor Landing – 10’9″ (3.28m) x 32’1″ (9.77m)
Sash window with a northerly aspect, loft access, coving, dado rail, six panel doors to all rooms.
Master Bedroom – 31’1″ (9.48m) x 16’1″ (4.89m)
Sash window with a southerly aspect and views over the lawn and down to the river across the reed beds and original shutters, two sash windows with an easterly aspect and views over adjacent fields, cast iron fireplace with a tiled inset set in a feature wood surround set upon a granite hearth, coving, pine three panel double doors to a fitted cupboard with shelving, exposed original wooden floor, six panel door to en-suite.
En-Suite – 4’8″ (1.42m) x 11’3″ (3.43m)
Oversized shower cubicle with Travertine tiled walls (fitted in 2018), Gothic style window with northerly aspect, vanity sink unit inset into granite top with tiled splashback and fitted Gothic style mirror, low level WC, tiled floor.
Bedroom 2 – 13’6″ (4.12m) x 14’5″ (4.4m)
Sash window with a southerly aspect and views over the lawn and down to the river across the reed beds, cast iron feature fireplace set on a stone and slate hearth with a feature wood surround, coving, radiator, exposed wood flooring, six panel door to en-suite.
En-Suite – 6’1″ (1.85m) x 10’9″ (3.28m)
Sash window with a westerly aspect, oversized shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, tiled splashbacks, coving, tiled floor.
Bedroom 3 – 14’8″ (4.47m) x 16’1″ (4.89m)
Sash window with a southerly aspect and views over the lawn and down to the river across the reed beds, original cast iron feature fireplace set in a feature wood surround set on a stone and slate hearth, coving, exposed wood flooring, six panel door to bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4 – 7’8″ (2.34m) x 14’11” (4.55m)
Sash window to the front with a southerly aspect and views over the lawn and down to the river across the reed beds, radiator, coving, six panel door to bedroom 3.
Bedroom 5 – 6’4″ (1.92m) x 11’0″ (3.35m)
Sash window to the rear with a northerly aspect and views over the church, coving.
Bathroom – 6’7″ (2.01m) x 11’6″ (3.51m)
Two obscured glazed sash windows with a northerly aspect, oversized shower cubicle with steam shower (fitted in 2018) Travertine tiled walls, Jacuzzi bath inset into granite top with mixer tap over (fitted in 2018), high level WC, heated towel radiator and radiator, coving, spotlights, tiled floor.
The house is approached via a private drive to the east of the property. This leads to the ornate wrought iron electrical gates. Entering the grounds is a large formal lawn and kerbed tar and chipped parking area with decorative raised stone flower bed centrepiece, hedged and fenced boundaries, surrounded by mature plants, tree`s and shrubs. The main entrance to the house will be found on this side.
To the north side of the house is a tarmac drive leading to beautiful raised flower beds and a double bay oak framed cart shed with power, lighting and a slate roof. Behind is the rear lawn with a mixed fruit secluded orchard, potting shed and secure gate leading to the churchyard.
To the west side through the Gothic style gates is a delightful enclosed flagstone, walled courtyard garden, with various brick and tile out buildings, including boiler house, wood store, tool store, work shop and external WC with stained glass art deco design window.
To the south side through the feature archway there is a flagstone terrace laid the full length of the house, used for entertaining. Extensive lawns lead down to the private mooring bay which was recently dredged with new quay headings replaced in 2009. There is an addition 50m of mooring in the boat dyke to the east boundary. This dyke was fully dredged in 2014 and had all mooring staging replaced with new tanalised timber.
Enclosed dog kennel with power and heating and garden area to the rear.
The house is on an elevated position with unrivalled views over the river and surrounding conservation area.
The boundaries are all securely fenced.
The grounds and garden extend to 4 acres (est)
Mains water and electricity. Private Bio tank drainage. Oil fired under floor central heating. There is also a private borehole for garden water (not currently used).
North Norfolk Council. Band G.
Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets, curtains, chandeliers, and furniture are excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.
Strictly by appointment with Pymm & Co 01603 305805.
There is a footpath on the east boundary which is open to the public to allow access from the churchyard to the church staithe. This path is completely screened by secure fencing and mature hedgerow. The footpath does however fall within the curtilage of The Old Vicarage.
Plans have been drawn up for a wet dock for two 40` boats, 60` x 40` of potential timber construction with a sail loft and changing facilities above. Plans have been drafted but not finalised. A topological report was carried out in 2014. Plans and drawings are available on file but were never fully submitted but did have a verbal agreement in principle.
Please note that we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and as so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. Pymm & Co cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. This is provided as a guide to the property and an inspection of the property is recommended.