Shrublands House is a stunning Georgian village residence, set in a peaceful village location with outstanding school, shop and post office, village hall, sports grounds with pavilion and a well respected gastropub.
Shrublands retains the character of a late 18th Century property (original stripped pine doors, brass door furniture, large Georgian sash windows, wide staircase, and open fireplaces), and the atmosphere of a traditional Norfolk farmhouse. It does however benefit from a large extension in the manner of a barn conversion. The house stands on its own grounds in 1/3 of an acre of mature gardens, giving privacy and seclusion from an already quiet road, - yet less than 100 metres from the village shop and pub (open 7 days), and easy walking distance to the Ofsted Good - inspected primary school, as well as a village hall, well-run pavilion and cricket / football pitch and two village churches.
The house itself offers three double bedrooms, four reception rooms, and a stunning kitchen, limestone-tiled bathroom. The property has original wooden floors, fireplaces etc in the original parts of the property whilst the newer parts are of iconic contemporary design. Within the large garden there is a detached barn to the rear of the property, with a converted double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen/office as well as large garage area/ annexe that doubles as a guest room offering an additional fourth bedroom. The windows and front door are in fact only recently fitted replicas of the originals. They benefit from being modern argon-filled slimprofile sapele custom-made double glazed windows throughout main house.
Shrublands House is approximately 5 miles North West of the bustling market town Attleborough which offers further amenities: Schooling for all age groups, a sports/fitness centre, restaurants, banks and public transport services, including a railway line directly to Cambridge and London.
Entrance door to:- Stairs to first floor, doors to dining room and: -
Piano Room 12'2'' x 13'9'' Light and bright with hardwood double glazed sash window to front aspect including open fireplace with quarry-tiled hearth, picture rail, TV point, 3 wall light points, traditional, fitted cupboard and shelves, and radiator.
Library 12'2'' x 12'2'' Light and bright with double aspect hardwood double glazed windows to front and side. Cast iron fireplace with marble surround and tiled hearth, picture rail, radiator, door to kitchen. There are fitted full height pine shelves lining 1.5 walls.
Morning Room 8'6'' x 14'11'' plus recess. Hardwood Double glazed window to rear aspect and offering lovely views of the expansive garden. Fireplace with quarry tiled hearth and traditional multi-fuel burner with stainless steel flue, radiator, large under stairs shelved cupboard with light, gun box, part-glazed door to covered patio, and door to:
Kitchendining/Family Room 31' 1" x 14' 9" max. Extended with a fantastic (double aspect) vaulted barn style conversion - Architect designed, with Greenheart mainbeams, south facing argon-filled double glazed lightly tinted hardwood windows and having quadruple sliding doors (also in sapele) with glass ceiling and marble tiled floor with under floor heating . Solid granite work surfaces over Modern 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh' units including inset double butler sink unit with mixer tap and oak-doored cupboards under, further range of base cupboards and granite work surfaces with drawer units, wall cupboards, large range style cooker, fridge, plumbing for dishwasher, double aspect room and tiled flooring, door to:
Utility Room Butler sink, plumbing for washing machine, reinforced wooden shelving throughout, marble tiled flooring, Modern oil-fired central heating combi-boiler feeding to radiators in every reception and bedroom, door to outside and :-
separate W.C. / wet room A superb contemporary wet room with shower, wash hand basin and WC.
First Floor Access to loft which is well insulated. The roof space retains the original beams but was re-felted, and re-roofed with original hand-made pantiles in 2008.
Split Level Landing Wide semi-carpeted stairs, access to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3, and bathroom.
Bedroom 1 13'8'' x 12'3'' (front aspect). Full-length fitted wardrobes, full-height sash window, radiator, TV point, study area with shelving and work surface.
Bedroom 2 12'2'' x 10'7'' (front aspect) plus double recess, Edwardian cast iron fireplace, full-length sash window, radiator, 2 wall light points, full-length fitted bookshelf.
Bedroom 3 11'2'' x 8'5'' (rear aspect) radiator, dimmer switch, recesses, study area with shelving and work surface.
Bathroom 13'8'' x 8'6'' A superb family bathroom of contemporary design - including new, curved-glass power shower, double-ended bath, wall-mounted marble pedestal and solid marble handbasin, low level WC, travertine-limestone tiling throughout, walk-in, electric-lit airing cupboard with new lagged hot water tank, two electric towel rails, extractor fan/light, full length door mirror wall and lighting, access to large roof space which is part boarded and has power and light.
Outside Front garden is mainly laid to lawn with shrubs and herbaceous plants. Laurel-hedging to front, mature Cypress, Hazelnut, Yew etc. Pedestrian access to front door. Five bar gate and drive leading to gravel drive leading to:
Rear private and mature garden mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants, flower beds and ornamental pond and fountain. Walnut Tree, Apple trees x 2, Plum trees x 3. Patio area, raised lawns and small rose garden.
To the rear of the property there is a barn which, subject to local authority approval and planning, could provide a useful annexe or guest suite. The accommodation currently offered is:-
Garage 17' x 13'2'' with full power and light and double doors and door to :
Office/Playroom/Guest Room 12'11'' x 13'11'' with stainless steel sink unit and cupboards under, worksurfaces and cupboards, power and light, door to adjoining shower and bedroom which could provide a useful annexe or guest suite (subject to the local authority approval and planning)
Shower Room 8'1'' x 7'6''. Pedestal hand basin, low level WC shower cubicle, quarry tiled floor, electric wall heater, shelved cupboard, door to:
Bedroom 17'2'' x 7'11''. 2 wall light points, electric panel heater, double aspect room with part-glazed stable door to outside.
Outside Vegetable garden with five large raised beds. Strawberry and raspberry bushes, two young grapevines, Grrenhouse and Cold frame with mature hedging providing a great deal of privacy.
In all the grounds extend to 1/3 of an acre (subject to survey).
Village Information The village of Rocklands is a fantastic village with a vibrant community and pleasant mix of architecturally diverse homes. The village benefits from a Post Office / Village shop and cafe, the equal 1st placed primary school for Norfolk (placed within the top 200 primary schools nationally), active village hall (having youth group, toddler group, various society and club meetings across a broad age range and including many diverse hobbies, sports and interests), a well regarded floodlight sports field and pavilion bar and a well respected Gastro - Public House.