A fascinating 16th Century period townhouse on one of Norwich’s most enchanting and historic streets
36 Elm Hill is a pretty four-bedroom Grade II* Listed 16th Century timber framed townhouse with 18th Century additions containing a wealth of character and many period features such as wooden sash windows and shutters, exposed beams, fireplaces in most rooms and brick undercroft cellar. However, it is the expanse of accommodation totalling over 3500 sq/ft that sits behind quite a modest frontage which is its biggest surprise. The entrance hall leads us to an impressive morning room with tall ceilings, wooden floor and many features already mentioned. Returning to the hallway, down a half flight of stairs is a guest wc and access to the cellar again with fireplace and pamment flooring. The rest of the ground floor consists of dining room with double doors out to the garden, kitchen with gas fired stove, and a wonderful garden room or library with open fireplace and three double doors out to the garden. A wonderful central staircase leads upstairs to a split level where the master bedroom suite is situated consisting of bedroom with walk in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. Further onto the first floor is a spectacular lateral 31-foot double reception which fronts the property and forms part of the flying freehold over the carriage arch below. On this floor to the rear is another double bedroom and a landing used as a study, with access up to the second floor where there are two further bedrooms, a family bathroom and views across to the cathedral’s spire which is so synonymous to the identity of Norwich.
Outside to the rear of the property is a large private walled courtyard garden which is so rare for the centrality of this property within the city, and yet very tranquil being situated so closely to the River Wensum. There are means of parking by resident permit, but also garaging by arrangement with the local council and planning consent to construct a garage within the grounds of the property (subject to continuing implementation of existing planning permission dated 1995)