Nicholls Corner, Alpington

£1,500,000 Guide Price
  • Ref: 11772
  • Type: Detached
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Summary

Pymm & Co are delighted to offer The Old Hall, a stunning Grade II Listed period home originally believed to date back to the 17th Century with later Georgian additions and a further extension forty to fifty years ago.

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Pymm & Co are delighted to offer The Old Hall, a stunning Grade II Listed period home originally believed to date back to the 17th Century with later Georgian additions and a further extension forty to fifty years ago. The property has adaptable and spacious seven bedroom accommodation which could easily be used as a two bedroom annex. The property sits in a plot in excess of 1.5 acres (stms) of landscaped gardens with two barns, one that has been partially converted by the current owner and offers a gym to the ground floor with completion of the upstairs required. The second barn is totally un-converted but offers potential for conversion to a multiple of uses including a holiday let/games room/studio. The property enjoys a secluded position in the peaceful village of Alpington, just six miles South of Norwich.

The current owners have carried out extensive improvements over the last twelve months including a new heating system and a newly installed utility room, the study has been fully fitted out with everything to make it the perfect home office and they have also installed a full CCCTV security system and solid oak electric gates.

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.

Council Tax
,, South Norfolk Council, Band GGround Floor

Entrance Porch
Main entrance door into an enclosed and spacious porch, door to:-

Entrance Hall
High ceilings.



Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 16'0" (4.88m) x 13'3" (4.04m)
South facing window and good ceiling height, fitted with a range of handmade and hand painted bespoke fitted cabinets, granite work surfaces, two oven Aga within a tiled inglenook, electric oven with induction hob and extractor unit over, integrated dishwasher, microwave and waste bins, ample space for a kitchen table, floor to ceiling built-in storage cupboards, feature Italian limestone flooring

Lobby - 12'6" (3.81m) x 8'2" (2.49m)
Leading to:-

Shower Room

Play Room - 19'8" (5.99m) x 15'5" (4.7m)
Stairs to two guest bedrooms and a bathroom.

Further Lobby - 10'11" (3.33m) x 8'0" (2.44m)
Access to utility room.

Utility - 11'0" (3.35m) x 10'11" (3.33m)
Newly fitted out by the current vendors. Wood flooring, a range of base and wall units, Butler style sink with mixer tap over, spotlights.

TV Room - 19'5" (5.92m) x 13'2" (4.01m)
Access to the garden.

Sitting Room - 18'6" (5.64m) x 16'1" (4.9m)
Large multi fuel cast iron burner in an inglenook fireplace, leads onto the dining room.

Dual Aspect Dining Room - 17'5" (5.31m) x 14'1" (4.29m)
Door to the South facing garden, pamment tiled floor, door to the front porch, large brick built fireplace, exposed beams.

Study - 14'1" (4.29m) x 10'7" (3.23m)
Recently installed by the current vendors to create a superb home office with work tops, drawers and cupboards and shelving, a dual aspect room with spotlights and exposed beams.

First Floor Landing

Master Bedroom - 16'11" (5.16m) x 16'5" (5m)
An outlook over the south facing rear garden, original feature fireplace, picture rail, exposed beam, fitted wardrobes, separate walk-in cupboard, steps down to:-

Bedroom 2 - 18'3" (5.56m) x 14'5" (4.39m)
Accessed from the master bedroom or via the Norfolk winder staircase leading up from the dining room, exposed beams, exposed brick chimney breast, fitted wardrobes, loft access. This room could easily be converted to a luxurious dressing room. Door to:-

Bath, wash basin, W.C. and heated towel radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 16'11" (5.16m) x 12'0" (3.66m)
Views over the garden, original feature fireplace and picture rail, views over the garden.

Oak finish throughout, luxurious tiled floor, feature fireplace, bath with TV over, walk-in shower, vanity wash basin with vanity mirror above, WC, bidet, heated towel radiator.

Remaining on the first floor but approached via the play room staircase are two guest bedrooms.

Bedroom 6 - 15'11" (4.85m) x 10'4" (3.15m)
Fitted wardrobes, view over the South facing rear garden.

Bedroom 7 - 15'9" (4.8m) x 11'6" (3.51m)
Views over the south facing rear garden.

Guest Bathroom
Corner bath, wash basin, WC.

Second Floor Landing
At the top of the staircase there is a circular oriel window providing an outlook over the garden. There are two further bedrooms in the roof and on the second floor landing, The landing and both bedrooms benefit from having exposed beams.

Bedroom 4 - 16'1" (4.9m) x 16'0" (4.88m)
Far reaching views over open countryside.

Bedroom 5 - 16'1" (4.9m) x 13'1" (3.99m)

Corner bath, wash basin, low level WC.

This Grade II Listed property sits back from the road (Church Meadow Lane) and is constructed of brick under a pantile roof. The property is approached via solid oak electric gates, the driveway leads up to the rear of the property (Nichols Road), where there is ample space for parking and turning and a gardeners W.C. A central pond and landscaped beds and shrubs have created a turning circle. In addition, there is a sizable barn that could accommodate a number of vehicles. To the west side of the barn there is a shed and stable, currently used as a wood store. To the east elevation there is a mower shed with light and power and an adjoining wall with arched door leading through to a walled garden, with lawn, specimen trees and mature beds.

There is also a large two storey barn with modern roof construction, light and power, that has been partially converted and now has a home gym on the ground floor with spotlights, power and lighting. Steps up to the top floor where the conversion has not been completed but offers immense potential for various uses.

The south facing formal front garden comprises lawn and landscaped borders, mature shrubs, specimen trees and paved terrace. There is an adjoining spinney and a fruit/vegetable garden comprising raspberries, blackcurrants, herbs and asparagus. The front garden is a particularly lovely feature of this property and the mature hedges and trees offers screening to the road.

The Old Hall stands on the edge of the attractive small village of Alpington which is situated about 6.5 miles south of the Cathedral City of Norwich. The property is situated just 1 mile from neighbouring Bergh Apton, which offers the new Post Office at Green Pastures Plant Centre and Farm Shop on Mill Road. There is a primary school (Alpington & Bergh Apton - Graded Outstanding in 2015), a church, a public house, a farm shop with café and a local bus service. The nearby village of Poringland (2 miles) offers good local amenities, including a library, post office, surgery, public houses and a Budgens supermarket. There is nearby schooling for primary pupils (Poringland Primary School) and high school pupils (Framlingham Earl). Additional supermarket shopping is very accessible, with a Tesco Superstore at nearby Harford (6.7 miles) and a Waitrose supermarket in Eaton (8.4 miles).

The Cathedral City of Norwich is a short commute from Alpington via the A146. Norwich has a vibrant business community and as the regional centre has an extensive range of cultural and leisure facilities, including the Norwich City football club, the Riverside leisure development complete with cinema and numerous restaurants and pubs. The city has an excellent range of state and private schools, The University of East Anglia, and is also well known for its excellent shopping with a combination of independent retailers along with a number of premium department stores. Norwich has a bus station and a mainline railway station with a service to London Liverpool Street and the expanding Norwich International Airport is just to the north of the city, which is now easily accessed by the new Northern Distributer Road.

The Brecks, Thetford Forest, the Norfolk Broads and the coast are all within easy driving distance and there are several golf courses and other leisure facilities nearby.

The village is well placed for easy access on to the A146 and is only 12.6 miles from the Georgian market town of Beccles, which provides excellent day to day shopping, leisure facilities and schools and has a railway station with services to Lowestoft and Ipswich with onward connections to London, Liverpool Street. The market is on Fridays.

The following paragraph has been taken directly from the listing 1050657 (Main House) on the Historic England website:

House. Early 18th century. Red Brick, steeply pitched roof of smut pantiles. Two storeys and attics. Principal facade to south symmetrical of three bays, the centre bay advanced and gabled. Blind circular window in gable apex. 2 and 3-light 19th century casements with transom; segmental arches over openings. Central doorway with pedimented surround, Tuscan pilasters and key block in architrave. Half glazed door with glazing bars and six raised and fielded lower panels. Parapeted gables with 2 light attic casements. Two ridge chimney stacks flanking centre bay. Lower two- storey side wings with hipped pantiled roofs: 19th century casements, some with segmental heads. Chimney stacks on ridge line. Brick saw-tooth eaves course. Attached red brick swept garden walls on east and west sides. On the north, a central two storey porch: early 20th century doorway with half-glazed door, fanlight and side lights with leaded glazing. 2-light first-floor casement with transom. Parapet gable with moulded brick eaves oversailing courses.

The National Grid Reference (NGR) is TG

Local Authority
South Norfolk Council. Band: G.

Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage.