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4 bedroom detached house – New Road, AshwellthorpeGuide Price £725,000
Property DetailsThis one-of-a-kind property is set in an idyllic backdrop of over 5 acres of remarkable established gardens, wildlife brimmed woodland, and fields beyond. The period home retains many character features including inglenook fireplaces and a substantial separate clay lump barn. Prime potential for extending and development STP. Ground mounted solar panels generating free electricity and an annual income of approx. £1,200 per annum.
Location The property is found at the end of a secluded private driveway just off New Road, Ashwellthorpe; a small village just 4 miles to the east of Wymondham and 11 miles south of Norwich. The historic and well served market town of Wymondham offers a range of restaurants, cafes and shopping facilities. The area also benefits from excellent schooling, with Wymondham High and the "outstanding" Ofstead rated Forncett St Peter Primary and Wymondham College close by. There are excellent transport links to Norwich, Cambridge and London direct via the A11 and train stations at Wymondham, Diss and Attleborough.
The Property An exceptional property and a rare opportunity, Lark Rise is a true sanctuary extending over 5 acres. The family home itself, although brick skinned in the 1950s, is a period home believed to be of clay lump construction originally. The charming character features are evident throughout the home in the fireplaces, oak beams, original flooring, and low-level windows. With many different options for extending and development, the accommodation and position of the building create a truly versatile, adaptable, and exciting proposition subject to planning. Currently the property comprises two reception rooms, a unique split kitchen/large pantry, three bedrooms, study/garden room/fourth bedroom, family bathroom and cloakroom.
Outbuildings Within a range of outbuildings found over the grounds, the most notable is the original clay lump barn. With a good height, the structure is found dry and in excellent order. Again, the possibilities for this wonderful space are endless. Throughout the plot there is another disused yet substantial steel building which may require some repair, sheds, and a static caravan with mains electricity connection kept on hard standing.
Outside The extensive and varied grounds are a haven for local wildlife. The property is approached by a long, private driveway/road bordered by mature trees and shrubs passing formal front gardens well stocked with a wide variety of mature specimen trees including numerous fruiting pears. Further apple and plum trees can be found to the rear of the property along with additional lawn, an existing well which, although not currently in use, could potentially be recommissioned, large areas laid to hard standing and approx. 1.5 acres of established woodland with the potential to provide a renewable source of fuel for the two wood burning stoves. Lying beyond is a 2.5 acre meadow with vehicular access, electrical connection and pipe work for water (currently unconnected) making the whole estate easily adapted for equestrian use.
To one side of the meadow lie the ground mounted solar panels. These are fully owned and transferable and, as well as providing free electricity to the property, also generate an annual income of approx. £1,200.
Services Mains water and electricity. Heating provided by electric radiators and wood burners.
Directions Travelling from Wymondham town centre, continue along Station Road (past the railway station) and under the bridge. Take the right turn on the mini-roundabout into Silfield Road and head out of the town. Proceed past the new developments on the left and take a right hand turning which heads over the A11 dual carriageway. After 3 miles enter the village of Ashwellthorpe and turn almost immediately right on to New Road. Lark Rise will be found after a short distance on the left. The entrance to the driveway is located directly opposite the 30 mph sign.
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