The Old Rectory, Broome, a fantastic property project.
PUBLISHED: 14:09 03 July 2015
Property editor Caroline Culot took a trip to a former rectory in need of renovation
Quite simply, Norfolk is fast running out of substantial period properties in commuter distance of the city which need renovation. It is quite unusual, in fact, to find something like this handsome former rectory in its original plot, not listed and boasting many original features. It is just screaming out for renovation and when you see it, you know instantly that with some money, vision and time, it could be a fabulous family home. I think the main features which stand out for me are its very attractive gabled exterior and its setting down a long private drive and with the most glorious garden at the rear where you can find a stunning copper beech which is far away enough from the house so it doesn’t put it in the shade. You will also find a magnolia tree, figs and a small orchard at the very end of the garden. I saw it on a beautiful sunny day and it really is a lovely setting and only half an hour’s drive maximum to the city centre. In total there are 4.5 acres which is manageable which includes a paddock, garaging and outbuildings. The house does need renovation, however, but there is so much you could do with it incorporating some of its finer features such as floor to ceiling, shuttered sash windows in the drawing and dining room as well as some really substantial marble fireplaces and pamment floors. After it was sold by the church, it was owned by a renowned local judge and offers inside six bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as four receptions, cellars and an attic floor.
This really is a fantastic opportunity for the right person and I will be very interested in seeing how someone transforms it going forward.
The Old Rectory, Broome is for sale for offers in the region of £725,000 with Strutt & Parker on 01603 617431.
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