Loddon - 4.8 Miles
Norwich - 9.9 Miles
Beccles - 11.9 Miles
Dating back to 1847 and a loving family home for 55 years this is a quite unique opportunity to purchase an historic Old School House with approximately 2500 square foot of living space and set in a beautiful rural setting. There is a potential annex in the old school room, and the 'tower' extension provides idyllic countryside views.
Accommodation comprises briefly:
Old school room with kitchen area and mezzanine
4 Double bedrooms
5th Bedroom/Studio room
Front & Rear gardens
Two brick outbuildings
On entering this fantastic historic property the hallway has a door to the left leading to the main living space and the door to the right to the old school room. Also off the hallway is a wet room with wc and the boiler can be found in a cupboard area. The old school room is very spacious with original pine beams on display and the large windows allowing lots of light. This room provides its own kitchenette constructed of oak and a timber stairway to a mezzanine area lending itself to a possible annex if so required. The main living space off the hallway provides four reception rooms and a kitchen breakfast area. The dining area has ample space for a family dinner table and chairs with a study leading off. The kitchen/breakfast area has space for a breakfast table and has an AGA as the main focal point. An open doorway leads to the garden room with beautiful views over the rear garden and a wood burner. There is a also a porch constructed of oak and double doors leading outside. A separate sitting room benefits from a multi-fuel burner providing a snug retreat and has a door off the kitchen.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms that enjoy the views surrounding the property and a shower room with a hand wash basin, WC, shower cubicle and cupboard housing the hot water tank. Adjacent to this is the bathroom with bath, WC and a hand wash basin. Off the landing and in the tower extension is a further 5th bedroom or studio area that looks out over the fields and countryside, this has a stairway to the master bedroom on a second floor with windows on all four walls providing the ever-changing surrounding rural views to simply gaze out of the windows and enjoy. This property has history, character and quirkiness throughout which include original pine beams & pamment floors to help give it a real period and country feel.
The property is approached by a pathway leading to the front and rear doors with surrounding lawn and mature borders including a variety of planted shrubbery. There is a parking area opposite the church and adjacent to the property (this has been used by the current owners for 55 years by mutual agreement; however not actually owned by them). The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn, again with mature trees and shrubs including a planted hedgerow down each side of the property's garden. There is a large planted flower bed to be enjoyed from the house; and the garden is of great proportion in relation to the property size.
The property is located in the rural village of Claxton which is close to Norwich, and the popular market town of Loddon, as well as the villages of Rockland St Mary, Ashby St Mary, Thurton & Carleton. Rockland has a pub-restaurant 'The New Inn', and a local newspaper-general store with Post Office. Claxton has an active community, village hall & Parish Council. It is only a short distance from Loddon, a popular small town with all levels of school (State & Private), nurseries, shops, community gym, Post Office, Churches, doctors surgery, dentist, bank, library and pubs. The Old School House has access to many beautiful walks, some by the River Yare and Rockland Broad. There is local access to the river and water sports. The Cathedral City of Norwich is about 9 miles to the North (there is a bus route direct to Norwich from Thurton George & Dragon Public House cross roads, 1.5 miles away, it is possible to park the car outside the Primary School 100 metres from the junction.) with its mainline train link to London Liverpool Street (1hr 54mins). The unspoilt heritage coastline of Suffolk with lovely beaches at Southwold and Walberswick are approx. 25 miles away.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.
Private septic tank and oil central heating. Mains electricity and water.
Energy Performance Rating: F
South Norfolk District Council
Tax Band: E
Postcode: NR14 7HY
It is offered subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, all way leaves, easements and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not.
Vacant possession of the freehold will be given upon completion.
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