The Old Rectory, Church Lane, Sparham
Purchased in 2017 `The Old Rectory` has undergone a significant refurbishment in the last year by Paula Gundry Interiors to transform this already Elegant Georgian Rectory into an opulent yet comfortable family home, packed full of character features and charm. Steeped in local history The Old Rectory is a fine Georgian house believed to date from the mid-18th century, built for the Reverend Edward Atthill, a Rector of Sparham from 1763 to 1790. The house is not listed, however is mentioned in Nikolaus Pevsner`s Buildings of England as being of historical importance.
The Old Rectory offers flexible, well-proportioned accommodation, with 6 bedrooms, south facing garden and delightful views of the Wensum valley, sitting on a 2 acre plot (stms). The accommodation on offer which is spread over 3,800 Sqft of living space comprises of large entrance hall, substantial kitchen/breakfast room which was designed and hand built by Bryan Turner Kitchens, and has a four-oven Aga, Smeg and Neff appliances and hand painted oak lined cabinetry with granite work surfaces. There are double doors from the Town & Country garden room, which has ceramic flooring and is double glazed. Located off the kitchen is a generous utility room and larder leading to the back door and secluded inner courtyard. Three reception rooms, including the drawing room, which is double aspect and has a superb marble fireplace and delightful views. Dining room and sitting room with functional shutters, excellent ceiling heights and fine period features. Cloak/boot room and access to a wine cellar. Upstairs, the master bedroom has hand built cabinetry a good quality en suite bathroom with delightful views to the south and the remainder of the bedrooms are primarily doubles, with one single bedroom. The property is approached via a gravel driveway with a parking and turning area, plus a double garage. The Old Rectory has areas of formal and informal gardens, woodland walks, superb topiary, and of particular note are the fine specimen trees including spectacular mulberry, beech, copper beech and oak trees. The woodland is under planted with bulbs and offers an abundance of spring colours. Also of note in the formal gardens are well kept yew hedging, flower beds and shrub borders. From here there is also a west facing terrace with direct access from the French doors of the garden room and kitchen/breakfast room.
The Old Rectory, Sparham, occupies an elevated location in the village of Sparham, which has a superb church and is near the villages of Lenwade, Bawdeswell and Lyng, all of which have useful village amenities. About 3 miles to the north east of Sparham is the Georgian market town of Reepham, which provides a good range of local amenities, including local shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Norwich, the regional centre, is about 12 miles to the south east and provides a comprehensive range of amenities, a regular rail service to London Liverpool Street and an international airport which is conveniently located for Sparham on the northern side of the city.
Entrance Hall - 30'3" (9.22m) x 8'1" (2.46m)
A large and imposing entrance hall with stairs to the first floor, large bespoke French mural feature wall, coving, doors to:-
Drawing Room - 21'5" (6.53m) x 15'8" (4.78m)
Sash window with shutters to the front, two sash windows overlooking the garden and the Wensum Valley, ornate coving, ornate corbels, open fireplace with marble surround.
Dining Room - 20'9" (6.32m) x 15'10" (4.83m)
A well-proportioned formal room with a fireplace with a decorative surround, two sash windows to the side, ornate coving, again overlooking the garden.
Sash window to the rear, low level WC, French style vanity wash basin with marble top , cloaks area and boiler cupboard.
Cellar - 20'2" (6.15m) x 7'2" (2.18m)
Steps down. Ideal for wine storage.
Sitting Room - 16'5" (5m) x 12'0" (3.66m)
Sash window to the front with shutters, feature fireplace, ornate coving.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 26'7" (8.1m) x 16'0" (4.88m)
Two sash windows to the garden room, sash window to the side, exposed brick chimney breast with a recently reconditioned and reclaimed Aga, space for a large breakfast table, wood flooring. The kitchen was built by Bryan Turner and is hand painted with oak cabinets and a central island with granite work surfaces and a range of high quality fitted appliances.
Sun Room - 22'0" (6.71m) x 10'5" (3.18m)
Double doors to the outside, leading out to a patio area ideal for Alfresco dining room.
Utility/Boot Room - 14'3" (4.34m) x 13'10" (4.22m)
Door to the side, work surface, single drainer sink unit, storage cupboards, larder cupboard, space and plumbing for a washing machine.
First Floor Landing
Storage cupboard, doors to
Main Bedroom - 17'1" (5.21m) x 14'0" (4.27m)
Sash window with shutters to the front with Georgian style window seat, two sash windows to the side with Southern views over the gardens and Wensum valley, fitted wardrobes.
Sash window to the side, bath, wash basin, low level WC, heated towel radiator, fully tiled walls.
Bedroom 2 - 15'11" (4.85m) x 13'9" (4.19m)
Two sash windows to the side with Southern views over the gardens and Wensum valley, fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 - 16'1" (4.9m) x 14'3" (4.34m)
Two sash windows to the rear, fitted wardrobes and shelving.
Bedroom 4 - 16'1" (4.9m) x 14'6" (4.42m)
Sash window with shutters overlooking the front, feature extra high ceiling.
Bedroom 5 - 16'1" (4.9m) x 12'0" (3.66m)
Sash window with shutters overlooking the front.
Bedroom 6 - 11'4" (3.45m) x 8'11" (2.72m)
Sash window to the front with shutters overlooking the front, loft access.
Shower Room 1
Walk-in shower, feature Antique wash basin, low level WC, heated towel radiator, mirror tiled walls, tiled floor.
Shower Room 2
Walk-in shower, feature Antique wash basin, low level WC, heated towel radiator, mirror tiled walls, tiled floor, airing cupboard.
The property is approached via a gravel driveway with a parking and turning area, plus a double garage. The Old Rectory has areas of formal and informal gardens, woodland walks, superb topiary and of particular note are the fine specimen trees including spectacular mulberry, beech, copper beech and oak trees. The woodland is under planted with bulbs and offers an abundance of spring colours. Also of note in the formal gardens are well kept yew hedging, flower beds and shrub borders. From here there is also a west facing terrace with direct access from the French doors of the garden room and kitchen/breakfast room. Flint Ha Ha with panoramic South facing views over farmland and the Wensum valley
Mains electricity and water are connected. Oil central heating system. There is a septic tank.
Also available to purchase as one single lot are:-
The Cottage & The Stables
Situated to the north east of the house is a detached cottage, which would be ideal for use as an annex or to provide additional useful income as a let property. The cottage is currently let at £975 pcm with an annual income of £11,700. The cottage is 1307 sqft.
Also to the north east of The Old Rectory and located across a substantial gravel parking and turning area are The Stables. The Stable is currently let at £1375 pcm with an annual income of £16,500. The Stables is 2063 sqft.
Lounge - 21'1" (6.43m) x 12'10" (3.91m)
Kitchen - 11'3" (3.43m) x 10'6" (3.2m)
Dining Room - 18'5" (5.61m) x 9'6" (2.9m)
First Floor Landing
Bedroom 1 - 13'4" (4.06m) x 10'6" (3.2m)
Bedroom 2 - 10'5" (3.18m) x 9'1" (2.77m)
Shower Room - 7'2" (2.18m) x 4'3" (1.3m)
Bedroom 3 - 11'4" (3.45m) x 10'5" (3.18m)
Storage/Office - 10'0" (3.05m) x 6'5" (1.96m)
Storage - 6'5" (1.96m) x 4'10" (1.47m)
Entrance door to:-
Reception Hall - 13'11" (4.24m) x 13'6" (4.11m)
Lounge - 23'0" (7.01m) x 14'0" (4.27m)
Utility - 9'5" (2.87m) x 8'9" (2.67m)
Kitchen/Diner - 23'4" (7.11m) x 14'0" (4.27m)
First Floor Landing
Bedroom 1 - 23'4" (7.11m) x 14'2" (4.32m)
Bedroom 2 - 13'0" (3.96m) x 11'2" (3.4m)
Bedroom 3 - 14'1" (4.29m) x 13'6" (4.11m)
Bedroom 4 - 10'2" (3.1m) x 9'4" (2.84m)
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.