Take a look inside Grove House on the market for £750,000
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Driving through tranquil countryside close to East Ruston, Grove House nestles in a world of its own.
Set within approximately three acres of land, the impressive property is very much a home of two parts, including both a handsome period house and a self-contained, two-bedroom cottage.
Currently on the market with Chewton Rose for offers in excess of £750,000, the attractive, red brick property has been in the same family for three generations.
The current owner moved here from Leicestershire, seeking quality of life for his family and keen to settle in the house once owned by his grandmother.
Since then, however, he and his wife have not only upgraded the main house significantly but have also converted a former a cart shed into Grove Stables.
Set behind the period house, this is now a property in its own right. It could be separated from the main home if need be or could be ideal for guests or as a home for an extended family member. It could also make a great cottage for anyone eager to do holiday lettings.
Grove Stables, which has been an excellent home for the mother of one of the current owners, has its own air source heating and pretty garden area. Inside, it includes a kitchen breakfast room, with utility space, and sitting room on the ground floor. There is also a cloakroom, bathroom and beautiful bedroom, with a vaulted ceiling and French windows on to the garden. Stairs from the sitting room lead up to a guest room, which benefits from its own en suite shower room.
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The main house offers much more substantial family living space and has been ideal for the owners and their three children.
On the ground floor, it opens into a central reception hall, complete with original staircase and where old pamment tiles have been cleverly restored and relaid.
The drawing room, with its attractive open fireplace and French windows, is at the front of the house, while to the other side of the hall, an elegant dining room leads through to the kitchen. This room was created by the current owners, who decided they wanted the kitchen to be closer to the heart of the home.
The former kitchen was then transformed into a boot room so the children could come in and out from the extensive grounds with their muddy wellies on. Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom and study.
Upstairs at Grove House there are now four very large bedrooms, together with a bathroom and shower room.
When the family arrived there were five bedrooms but they decided to reconfigure the layout to ensure everyone had their own generous bedroom.
On warm days, the grounds really come into their own. There is plenty of parking on a driveway to the front of the property, as well as in the courtyard at the back.
Lawns and areas of woodland wrap around the house on three sides, and also included in the sale is a former piggery outbuilding.
The current owners believe living close to East Ruston yet surrounded by countryside has offered them the best of all worlds.
They can walk to the school or village pub and are close to Stalham for shopping.
At weekends they enjoy heading off to the beach or to taking a boat out on the Broads.
Grove House has given them the lifestyle they were seeking and they say it has also been fun to return to a family home. Now its flexibility and its space both inside and out offer great possibilities to its next owners too.
Grove House is currently on the market with Chewton Rose for offers in excess of £750,000.
For more information call 01603 622017