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5 bedroom house – Forncett St Mary

Guide Price £750,000

Property Details

Location Yew Tree Farm is situated in an unspoilt rural position, approached off a minor road and set in extensive and well landscaped gardens and grounds with its paddocks to the rear, woodland, field pond and bordering open farmland. Norwich, the cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia is about 12 miles to the north whilst everyday shopping facilities can be found nearby in the village of Long Stratton (3 miles). The picturesque town of Wymondham (7 miles) famous for its Abbey has excellent shopping facilities in the town centre as well as a Waitrose and good schools including Wymondham College. For the commuter there is a mainline rail service from Norwich to London Liverpool Street which can also be accessed from Diss just 12 miles to the south, or from Wymondham to Cambridge with connections to Kings Cross.

This property combines a quiet rural location with easy access to the wider world.

The Property This is a very fine house listed as Grade 11* and noted as being a 15th Century 'Wealden' house. The quality is apparent from the outside but really comes into its own as soon as the front door is opened to reveal the original panelled cross passage and service entrance doors. So much of the original character has remained including the heavy timbering and fireplaces but it has been brought into the modern world with a gentle hand. The rooms are generously proportioned and given the quality of the house, there is a comfortable head room throughout. The ground floor has three reception rooms linked by a rear garden room, as well as a study and a large kitchen which easily accommodates a breakfast table. Ancillary rooms such as the boot room and freezer room provide additional storage space. There are five bedrooms overall spread across the first floor and attic area. This is a house which has been well maintained and improved with careful thought.

Outside Yew Tree Farm is set within 3.590ha (8.87ac) of garden, paddocks and woodland in a delightful location away from the daily hubbub but within striking distance of amenities. The approach to the front is into a horseshoe drive with a garage to the side and heavily planted garden surrounding giving a very impressive first impression. The five bar gate to the side leads to further areas of garden and a three bay cartlodge with rear lean to providing good storage and car parking. The garden area itself is just under an acre and directly behind is the 5 acres or so of grass paddock in which there is stabling, a large field pond and a further 2.5 acres of woodland. This property offers something for everyone and is a wonderful wildlife haven.

Agents Note The property has the benefit of a right of access along the loke to the south for access to the rear fields for larger machinery.

The attic rooms have been measured at floor level.

Services Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Private drainage. Oil fired boiler providing heating to radiators and domestic hot water.

Directions From the centre of Tacolneston turn onto Cheneys Lane (left if heading from Norwich, right if coming from Diss) and continue for 1.5 miles until the 'T' junction with Low Road. Turn left and continue for 600m and take the right fork. Yew tree Farm is just a little further on the right.

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