Take a look inside The Old Rectory and Rectory Barn in Sparham on the market for a combined price of £1,775,000

PUBLISHED: 12:57 28 May 2017

The Old Rectory in Sparham. Photo: Courtesy of Strutt & Parker

The Old Rectory in Sparham. Photo: Courtesy of Strutt & Parker


A sneak peak inside The Old Rectory and Rectory Barn at Sparham.

Large dining space. Photo: Courtesy of Strutt & ParkerLarge dining space. Photo: Courtesy of Strutt & Parker

Tucked away in beautiful grounds, with areas of woodland and formal garden, The Old Rectory at Sparham offers a host of exciting possibilities.

The impressive Georgian house itself, along with converted former stables, a charming cottage and other outbuildings, is currently being marketed by Strutt & Parker at a guide price of £1,250,000.

Yet nearby – and completely separate – impressive Rectory Barn is also available, at its own asking price of £525,000 or together with The Old Rectory for a total sum of £1,775,000.

The current owners of the substantial country home have used the stables and cottage for work purposes but all would also make exceptional places to live or wonderful holiday properties.

Light and airy conservatory. Photo: Courtesy of Strutt & ParkerLight and airy conservatory. Photo: Courtesy of Strutt & Parker

Indeed, there is a flexibility here for The Old Rectory, set with the cottage and former stables in approximately 2.4 acres, and Rectory Barn, with private grounds of around 0.35 acres, to be used in all manner of different ways.

The main red-brick house is believed to have been built for a rector of Sparham back in the mid-1700s. It is not listed but is mentioned in Nikolaus Pevsner’s Buildings of England as being of historical importance.

The beautiful south-facing building, which has an attractive portico with Doric columns and large sash windows, has been substantially upgraded by its current owners both inside and out.

Bay windows have been removed from the front, for example, to restore its original Georgian character, while inside period features, such as marble fireplaces and wooden shutters have been retained.

Modern kitchen. Photo: Courtesy of Strutt & ParkerModern kitchen. Photo: Courtesy of Strutt & Parker

There is also an attractive staircase, with a window above which brings the light streaming in, giving on to a generous landing.

Upstairs, there are six bedrooms that look out over the glorious grounds from the first floor. There is also a family bathroom and a shower room; and the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom.

The generous reception space includes the impressive formal drawing and dining rooms, that make exceptional entertaining areas.

There is also a bright and spacious conservatory and a large family kitchen breakfast room, which has been designed and fitted out by Bryan Turner and features a four-oven Aga.

Photo: Courtesy of Strutt & ParkerPhoto: Courtesy of Strutt & Parker

Also downstairs are a smaller sitting room or study, a spacious utility room and a cellar. And a range of useful outbuildings adjoins the house.

The detached cottage is currently used as an office but with three bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchenette and three reception rooms, it could convert back very easily.

Likewise, the stables could also make great accommodation as this building currently comprises four bedrooms, a bathroom, two reception rooms and a kitchen.

Offering some 3,267 sq ft of additional living space, Rectory Barn is a substantial home in its own right, and could be enjoyed as such.

It has its own driveway and gardens, and retains much of its original barn character.

Eye-catching features here include a spectacular, full-height dining hall, with a wood-burning stove, vaulted ceiling, galleried landing and exposed beams.

On the ground floor, there are also smaller rooms that offer huge versatility of use, as well as a cloakroom and kitchenette. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom, and a separate shower room.

At the rear of the barn is a terrace overlooking the walled garden.

Sparham is in a great location for accessing Norwich and the A47, while

also offering country living. It is well placed for reaching the Broads National Park and the spectacular north Norfolk coastline.

For someone looking for space to work from home, run a business or offer holiday accommodation, this impressive house and barn could be ideal.

Equally, for a new owner looking for a splendid family property, perhaps to enjoy across the generations, giving everyone their own private living space and seclusion, it could also be an idyllic home and a superb retreat.

Lot one: The Old Rectory, Cottage. Stables has a guide price of £1,250,000.

Lot two: Rectory Barn has a guide price of £525,000.

Together, the lots are available at £1,775,000. For more information, contact Strutt & Parker on 01603 617431 or visit www.struttandparker.com

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