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As a whole or in up to 7 lots:
• Substantial detached Victorian farmhouse
• Extensive range of livestock and traditional farm buildings
• Modern fully automated free range egg production unit and
50kW solar array
• 69 Ha (171 Acres) arable land
• 36 Ha (89 Acres) permanent pasture
Malthouse Farm is being sold for the first time in over 50 years, having been purchased by the current owner’s family in 1960. It is believed once to have been part of the Dunston Hall Estate, the Hall being visible from the farm.
Situation & Location
Malthouse Farm is situated in the parish of Swainsthorpe in south Norfolk, just 2 miles south of the A47 Norwich southern bypass and adjacent to the A140.
From the village there is easy access to a wider range of facilities with Norwich just 5 miles away, Mulbarton 2 miles, Wymondham 8 miles, Loddon 12 miles and with the recent improvements to the A11, Cambridge is now within easy reach. London is just 90 minutes from Diss by train and 120 minutes from Norwich by train.
LOT 1 - MALTHOUSE FARMHOUSE AND FARM BUILDINGS WITHIN
3.19 HA (7.88 ACRES)
A fine example of a Victorian gentleman’s residence extending to over 5,700 sq ft.
The property was believed to have been built for the bailiff of the Dunston Estate. To the rear the original cottage still stands providing an opportunity for renovation.
The property has generous proportions and boasts a range of original period features including pamment floors, servant’s bells and fireplaces but would benefit from a scheme of sympathetic modernisation.
Ground floor accommodation comprises a dining room, drawing room, central reception hall with oak staircase, rear hallway, further reception room, kitchen and bathroom. Rear hallway provides stairs to a cellar.
The first floor provides 5 spacious bedrooms and a family bathroom together with a further smaller storage room.
On the second floor is an impressive open plan attic.
Attached to the rear of the main farmhouse by a passageway is an old cottage used for storage.
The property has mains electricity and drainage with oil fired central heating. Water is via a private bore supply shared with the farm buildings.
Council tax band F. EPC G.
Within the farmyard is an extensive range of traditional red brick and more modern livestock buildings.
There are 3 principal ranges of traditional buildings of red brick and pantile roof construction.
Since the 1970’s the farmyard has undergone regular improvement and extension, originally to accommodate a dairy herd but latterly a beef suckler herd.
Subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents all of these buildings provide an opportunity for conversion into alternative use.