One of Wymondham’s oldest listed buildings could be yours for £500,000

The Old Sun House in Damgate Street, Wymondham.

The Old Sun House in Damgate Street, Wymondham. - Credit: Archant

The Old Sun House - one of Wymondham's oldest listed buildings - in Damgate Street is for sale for £500,000.

The Old Sun House in Damgate Street, Wymondham.

The Old Sun House in Damgate Street, Wymondham. - Credit: Archant

Houses of this character on the historic streets of Wymondham rarely come on the market and this one comes with a really lovely story attached.

The Old Sun House was one of the first properties to be Grade II listed in 1950 and gets its name from formerly being the Sun Inn public house, dating from the 1600s.

It has evolved over the passage of time to now provide a significant residence of around 3,000 sq ft set within a wondrous Norfolk garden of one acre.

It is 32 years since the property was last offered for sale; in 1984 it was bought by Harold and Leonie Woolhouse.

The Old Sun House in Damgate Street, Wymondham.

The Old Sun House in Damgate Street, Wymondham. - Credit: Archant

Harold, a renowned botanist and a director of the John Innes Institute, and Leonie, an Australian artist and biology lecturer. They set about creating their own little piece of paradise in the one acre garden.

As agent Graeme Taplin, of TW Gaze, explains, in summer, you are treated to a beautiful collection of traditional English roses, the spring gives you snowdrops, daffodils, primroses and thousands of snakes' head fritillaries.

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Notably, there are five naturally occurring species of native orchids and the garden has in fact been opened for charity for many years under the National Gardens Scheme.

Heading inside, this house would make a lovely family home because it has large, well proportioned rooms ideal for children to run around in. There is a sitting room with an inglenook and a 24' dining room which will accommodate the largest of family gatherings.

The Old Sun House in Damgate Street, Wymondham.

The Old Sun House in Damgate Street, Wymondham. - Credit: Archant

Upstairs you have four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The larger of these bedrooms has been used as an artists' studio. It is bathed in natural light and has a south aspect over the courtyard and gardens.

There are also two attic rooms for conversion to further bedrooms. And if that isn't enough, forming part of the property and attached to the house, is a former coach house and loft which could be converted, subject to planning.

Look on one of the exterior walls and you will see the original public house sign, in the shape of a sun - forever making this home sunny all year round.

For more information contact TW Gaze on 01953 423188.

The Old Sun House in Damgate Street, Wymondham.

The Old Sun House in Damgate Street, Wymondham. - Credit: Archant