Waveney House is an enchanting Grade II Listed house with
a classic Georgian facade, fronting a former longhouse core
built in the early 17th Century. Built of Gault brick and set
under a pitched slate tile roof with parapets, the house has a chimney stack built in a Jacobean style and many original
features, including large fireplaces, sash windows and
The accommodation extends in all to about 4,600ft². The principal rooms are well proportioned and have a south western aspect.
Approached through solid oak electric gates to a gravelled
parking area, Waveney House has trellising for climbing
plants to the front elevation and a Greek Doric entrance
porch. A lobby and hallway lead to an inner hall with flagstone floors, fluted architraves and a lovely staircase with mahogany balustrades. A large painting set in a panel over the staircase depicts a scene of the nearby marshes and Earsham Church beyond.
The kitchen/breakfast room has the original fire range with a gas fired Aga, an oak bressummer and flanking
larder/cupboards - one housing an Ideal Mexico gas fired
boiler. Set off the kitchen is a utility room and cloakroom.
Adjacent is a study with built-in bookshelves. A dry cellar has a secondary area with wine bins.
The dining room, decorated in a warm mottled green, has a
pine floor and a large open fireplace with an oak bressumer.
An further lobby has double doors to the garden and provides a further access to the Drawing Room, again with a south western aspect and open fireplace with an intricately decorated pine fireplace.
On the first floor is a lovely Library (further bedroom) with a
3,12m high concave ceiling, ceiling rose and built-in glass
fronted book shelves with cupboards under. A bay window
has a seat and there is a walk-in cupboard. There are three
double bedrooms, one single and two bathrooms.
On the second floor are two further bedrooms and a bathroom that could be used as a self contained flat.
All the principal rooms have lovely views over the river and to the meadows beyond.
To find out more about this property and its location please contact our Norwich office
"Grade II Listed town house on Norfolk/Suffolk border"