Yaxham Norfolk 5 Bed Detached House With 6 Acres (sts) £800,000

Yaxham Norfolk 5 Bed Detached House With 6 Acres (sts) £800,000
Address: Sowerbys
Canterbury House
20 Market Place, East Dereham
Postcode: NR19 2AY
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5 bed Detached House
Impressive Country House
Extensive Accommodation
Grounds 6 Acres (Sts)
Elegant Lawns
Magnificent Water Garden
Organic Kitchen Garden
Barn Complex
Various Outbuildings

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Yaxham Park comes to the market with Sowerbys as an impressive country house offering extensive accommodation, which sits in grounds extending to approximately 6 acres (sts) of the most outstanding gardens, which have been featured on television and in in well known gardening publications. The main house dates back to the late 1800's, and has been tastefully extended over the years. Of particular note is the generous sized conservatory that enjoys spectacular views over the gardens. All the main living rooms boast excellent views.

Outside, there are a number of outbuildings, some of which are currently used for office purposes. The barn complex could be adapted into further living accommodation (subject to the relevant planning consents) as it enjoys exposed ceiling beams and a wealth of character. This is truly a lifestyle opportunity for any potential buyer. The gardens are beautifully presented and enjoy elegant lawns, a magnificent water garden, many "Secret Gardens" and an organic kitchen garden. In addition to the above, there are various garden outbuildings and areas that could be easily utilised for crops, livestock or equestrian purposes. Early viewing is essential to fully appreciate the incredible opportunity and of course to avoid disappointment.

The accommodation in brief comprises reception hallway and cloakroom, drawing room with impressive fireplace and doors leading to the rear garden patio, together with dining room, study, family room with views over the gardens, fitted kitchen with built-in units and utility area, and a large beautifully presented conservatory leading to the rear gardens.

To the first floor, there is a master suite with outstanding views over the impressive gardens, two guest bedrooms with en-suite facilities, two further bedrooms, and a further bathroom. Outside, there is a detached barn, currently used for office purposes, outside cloakroom, laundry room, wood/coal shed and potting shed.



Set in the most outstanding grounds of approximately 6 acres (sts), Yaxham Park has the most exquisite gardens outstanding plant collections and interesting plants. The gardens have been created and designed by the current owners, therefore viewing is essential to fully understand what is on offer in the sale price. A long shingled in and out driveway approaches the property, through wrought iron gates, allowing off road parking for numerous vehicles. The driveway exits through full height wooden gates which provide separate access for service vehicles.



The front gardens are north west facing and enjoy a sheltered private exotic garden area, boasting superb tree ferns and a specimen Chusan Palm. There is outside security lighting and the front gardens are enclosed by mature conifer hedging. The driveway in turn gives access to a further parking area and leads to a detached barn complex which is currently divided into a number of individual units. This area could be adapted for further living accommodation (subject to the relevant planning consents). This area could be adapted for further living accommodation (subject to the relevant planning consents). The barn complex comprises the following :-



The gardens to the rear of Yaxham Park are quite outstanding and boast a variety of plantings. An impressive feature is the three tier water garden. The top pond is known as the "Wild Pond", full of well established Wild Iris and Gunneras. There is a "sunset decking" overlooking the pond, which attracts the sun well into the evening. A cascade and stream flow into the centre pond, which is formal and circular in style, with stepping stones leading to a circular paved island in the middle. Another cascade leads into a small ford through which the stream continues to meander to the low levels. The lower pond enjoys variegated foliage plants, together with a range of Iris, Water Lilies and wild American Asters. Colour in winter and spring is provided by a background of dogwoods and willows, which are under planted with daffodils and adjoined by a 'Heather Garden'. There is a further wooden decking area overlooking the pond which is often used for lunch or tea.

Though only 10 years old, the main gardens are well established and boast a 'Rose Garden', 'Golden Garden', 'Oriental Garden', 'North American Prairie Garden', 'Thyme Garden' and an impressive organic kitchen garden.

There are numerous other garden areas offering different seasonal interest.



This area is oval in shape with a herbaceous centre bed, a border of catmint and an enclosing hedge of White Rugosas. There are English Roses, Hybrid Tea's, Old Roses and Species Roses, together with arbours and obelisks bearing climbing roses and clematis



This garden has a centrepiece of Rubus 'Golden Vale', Robinia 'Frisia' trees, various other gold leaved plants and a Golden Privet Hedge.



This area yields produce all year round, being carefully maintained and designed. It includes an ornamental vegetable garden ('The Potager'), comprising eight beds with flint walling, flanked by cordon pears, grape vines, an asparagus bed, rhubarb and artichokes. To one side there is a Culinary Herb Garden around an olive tree and a Formal Lavender Garden. To the other side is an orchard which has apple, pear, plum, medlar and nut tree, and a soft fruit cage featuring various fruit bushes including blueberries..

In addition to the above, there is a gated enclosed area that the current owners feel would be perfect for a swimming pool/tennis court area as it contains an existing shallow pool. Near this area is the "Stock Garden".



The Stock Garden is bordered by a greenhouse, polytunnel, strawberry cage, large purpose-built wooden compost bins, a potting shed and storage bays for bulky materials, such as logs.

All the gardens have a full irrigation system with optional timing controls that is serviced from a 200ft bore hole. The sophisticated water system, which is housed in 'The Pump House' adjacent to the Potager, also supplies water to the main house. The gardens have clear defined boundaries and are enclosed by deer and rabbit fencing.

The village of Yaxham is situated approximately three miles south of the market town of Dereham and about two miles from the nearest Tesco supermarket. The village provides local amenities including Yaxham Mill public house and restaurant, Yaxham Waters farm shop and tea room, and a primary school. Further amenities can be found at the nearby town of Dereham. Modern shops merge comfortably into a heritage dating back to the 10th century when Withburga, daughter of a Saxon king, established a religious community in the deer park, which gave the town its name. Free parking allows you time to stroll around seeking out the restaurants and cafes or for an afternoon shop.

There are museums, a leisure centre, golf course and schools within the town, or for the nature lovers take a stroll along the Neatherd Moor and the Vicarage Meadow. Slightly further afield are the ruins of the Saxon Cathedral at North Elmham, the wildlife and Dinosaur Parks, Pensthorpe, a bird lovers paradise and Thetford Forest Park. Norwich has good local transport links with the town and has an international airport and a mainline rail link to Liverpool Street, London, being approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes away. Downham Market approximately 40 minutes drive away, provides mainline rail link to Cambridge and King's Cross/St Pancras, London

The property benefits from a water bore hole system, which supplies the water irrigation system to the gardens and also through a sophisticated purification system supplies water to the main house. The property also has mains water for as an alternative supply


Tel: 01362 693591
Fax: 01362 698407

Canterbury House
20 Market Place, East Dereham
NR19 2AY

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