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4 bedroom detached house – Colney, Norwich

Offers In Excess Of £600,000

Property Details

Location This property offers so much with its river frontage at the far end of the 4 acres of grounds and yet is right on the outskirts of Norwich with the city centre just 3 miles to the east offering extensive shopping and retail options, and a diverse selection of bars, restaurants, entertainment and general nightlife, and the University of East Anglia (UEA)is around a mile away. This charming property sits next to Colney church and Colney is a popular village with great access both in and out of the city. The village is also home to Norwich Research Park and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, both of which are a short walk from The Old Forge. There is good access to major routes by road, rail links to London, and Norwich International Airport also close by. Norfolk offers beautiful countryside and stunning sandy beaches; many of these are dotted along the North Norfolk coastline within 1 hour's drive from the city.

The Property The Old Forge has been owned by the same family for a number of generations and presents an exciting opportunity to acquire such a rare variation of property and land so close to the city. The house itself, whilst quite modest in size, has a central link to an additional single storey part (the original Forge) which could be either be incorporated with the house, or perhaps transformed into separate annex accommodation as it already has separate kitchen and bathroom facilities. In addition there is a large barn to the rear which has great potential for additional living space perhaps with large gable end windows to take in the views across the fields down towards the river. This house has a huge amount of potential and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Outside One of the great aspects of this property is its grounds which extend to 1.720ha (4.25ac) and include an area of garden but the majority is a grassland habitat which runs down to the River Yare and is ideal for those who perhaps enjoy fishing or canoeing. The top parcel of land which has a double cart lodge and stable block with fence surround. (Both in need of some repair.) and attached to the house is a substantial unconverted barn which may have potential for conversion (subject to planning permission) and has some original flint walls and high vaulted ceiling.

Services Mains electricity and water are connected, with private drainage system on site. An oil fired central heating boiler provides domestic hot water and heating to the property. There are two Council Tax bands to this property. The Old Forge - D and The Annexe - A.

Directions Travelling on the A47 Norwich by-pass from the west, take the junction signposted for UEA and Watton. At the roundabout take the first exit and follow into Colney staying in the road lane marked 'City'. Continue past the right turning for the N&NU Hospital and then take the next left turning signposted 'Spire Hospital' and Bowthorpe. Proceed along and turn left onto Old Watton Road where the property will be found on the right hand side adjacent Colney Church.

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