Great Bircham
Guide price £1,250,000, 6 bedrooms


Key features

  • Six Bedrooms
  • Four Bathrooms
  • Stunning Contemporary Open Plan Living Space
  • Original Period Features
  • Bespoke Fitted Kitchen
  • Set in a Plot of 3 Acres (STMS)
  • Various Outbuildings
  • Delightful Private Gardens
  • Fabulous Countryside Views
  • Viewing Recommended

Property Description

A beautifully restored detached Georgian farmhouse with six bedrooms, four bathrooms and a fabulous large contemporary living/kitchen and sitting room, enjoying beautiful views across its three acre grounds (STMS) and surrounding countryside. retaining the original character as well as modern features. Outbuildings include a party barn/studio gym; den; triple cart barn; double cart barn and garage; and a range of timber outbuildings.

Hall Farm House is a beautifully restored Georgian rambling six bedroom, four reception room detached farmhouse with a fabulous large contemporary living/kitchen and sitting room, enjoying beautiful views across its three acre grounds (STMS), across to Bircham Newton All Saints church as well as distant views to Great Bircham windmill. It really does have the best of both worlds, retaining the original character of the Georgian farmhouse with exposed beams, pamment tiled floors, brickwork and lovely open fireplaces, as well as modern features including the large open plan contemporary kitchen/living space, high vaulted ceilings with full open glazed views out to the gardens. The property has many outbuildings including a party barn/studio gym within the old stable block; separate annexe with sitting room, kitchen and wetroom; triple cart barn; double cart barn and garage; and a range of timber outbuildings.

BIRCHAM NEWTON The village of Bircham lies on the border of the Sandringham Estate, about 7 miles from the north Norfolk coast and comprises of three parishes:- Great Bircham, Bircham Tofts and Bircham Newton. The property enjoys the most beautiful location in the old village of Bircham Newton, adjacent to All Saints Church and with an elevated position giving wonderful views over countryside and toward Great Bircham windmill. The location allows convenient to access to the neighbouring larger village of Great Bircham, where there is an excellent village store and tea room as well as the King's Head public house and restaurant. There is also a fully restored windmill, considered to be the only working windmill in this part of the county, where visitors can climb five floors up to the fan stage and on windy days, can see the sails and milling machinery turning and admire the view. The mill also has a bakery, tea room, gift shop, small children's farm and cycle hire centre. Bircham Newton has a small, private trout fishing lake and the Church of All Saints, one of the smallest in the county, with no porch, few windows and Victorian box pews. Nelson's daughter Horatia married Philip Ward, who was the rector and brought up a large family at Church Farm. Bircham Tofts is recorded in the Domesday book as Stoftstan, referring to its stony soil and merged with Bircham Newton in 1719. The closest train station is at King's Lynn providing direct rail links to Cambridge and London King's Cross.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- Front entrance door with covered entrance porch opening into…

ENTRANCE HALL 15' 8" x 7' 7" (4.78m x 2.31m) Sandstone flagstone floor, stone staircase leading to the kitchen/living space, and pamment tiled steps into the dining room.

BOOT ROOM 15' 0" x 8' 0" (4.57m x 2.44m) Previously the old dairy. Arched brick alcoves with pamment tiled tops, giving an excellent area for storage. Exposed beams, pamment tiled floor.

KITCHEN/LIVING AREA 34' 0" x 31' 0" max (10.36m x 9.45m max) A large 'L' shaped room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed oak beams and joists to the kitchen area. Underfloor heating with separate thermostatic control.


Traditional farmhouse style bespoke hand-made cream painted base and wall units with granite worktop surfaces incorporating a double Belfast sink. Cream oil fired four oven Aga, separate stainless steel electric oven with Miele ceramic hob and extractor hood over, built in Bosch dishwasher, integral American style fridge/freezer and integral microwave. Large central island unit with a curved breakfast bar.

Sitting Room

Continuation of the sandstone flagstone floor with underfloor heating. Contemporary cream wood burning stove, set upon a raised stone hearth. Full height vaulted ceiling, beautiful views across the garden.

Breakfast Area

Sandstone flagstone floor with underfloor heating. Built in storage cupboards, glazed double doors leading out to the main terrace.

CLOAKROOM 8' 0" x 5' 2" (2.44m x 1.57m) A beautiful old arched brick and flint wall. Low level WC, oak pedestal with stone bowl sink with travertine tiled splashback. Sandstone flagstone flooring.

LARDER 8' 5" x 8' 0" (2.57m x 2.44m) Fully fitted shelving and built in storage cupboards. Sandstone flagstone flooring.

DINING ROOM 17' 0" x 16' 0" (5.18m x 4.88m) A wonderful room with fully exposed oak beams. High mantelpiece incorporating a Clearview cast iron wood burning stove set on a raised pamment tiled hearth. Original large old brick bread oven. Pamment tiled floor, built in storage cupboard housing boiler timing controls.

STUDY 17' 4" > 14' 8" x 13' 7" (5.28m > 4.47m x 4.14m) A good range of bespoke built in storage cupboards and dresser style units with oak work surfaces. Traditional farmhouse cast iron range, exposed brick floor. Door to courtyard garden.

INNER HALL Door leading out to the courtyard.

DRAWING ROOM 17' 2" x 15' 10" (5.23m x 4.83m) A most comfortable room with a large impressive inglenook exposed brick fireplace incorporating an open fire upon a raised brick and pamment tiled hearth. Double aspect windows with far reaching countryside views and original stripped pine shutters. Exposed beams and recessed display nooks.

FRONT ENTRANCE HALL Original front entrance door with traditional fan light window. Quarry tiled floor and staircase to first floor landing.

PLAYROOM 16' 0" x 15' 5" (4.88m x 4.7m) Double aspect windows with original fitted shutters. Open fireplace with brick hearth and fitted shelving to either side and built in games storage cupboards.

LAUNDRY ROOM 15' 10" x 7' 10" (4.83m x 2.39m) A good range of fitted base units incorporating a large Belfast style sink. Plumbing for washing machine and vent for tumble dryer. Exposed beams, lighting, oak block flooring.

Large walk in storage cupboard with access to the cellar.

CELLAR 16' 0" x 8' 0" (4.88m x 2.44m) Recessed wine bin, exposed beams and brick floor. Power and lighting.

The property enjoys two staircases, with the main staircase leading to the galleried landing.

GALLERIED LANDING A wonderful west facing window giving far reaching countryside views and views of Great Bircham windmill.

MASTER BEDROOM 17' 5" x 12' 2" (5.31m x 3.71m) Double aspect south and west facing windows giving wonderful surrounding country views to the windmill. Large walk in wardrobe with fitted hanging rails and drawers.

EN-SUITE 7' 0" x 6' 0" (2.13m x 1.83m) Large built in corner shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal hand basin. Limestone tiling and tongue and groove panelling.

BEDROOM TWO 16' 5" x 16' 5" (5m x 5m) Double aspect windows giving wonderful views. Period fireplace with exposed brickwork.

BEDROOM THREE 16' 0" x 8' 0" (4.88m x 2.44m) Built in double wardrobe and shelving. Views across the garden and fields.

BATHROOM 12' 3" x 10' 7" (3.73m x 3.23m) A lovely light spacious room with suite comprising panelled bath with electric shower, large separate built in shower cubicle, pedestal hand basin and low level WC. Large built in airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, immersion heater and shelving.

BEDROOM FOUR 15' 3" x 8' 0" (4.65m x 2.44m) Sloping ceiling with two conservation skylight windows with fitted blinds. Exposed beams, window giving views across the garden and field to the church.

REAR LANDING Oak flooring, large suitcase storage cupboard, oak staircase down to the kitchen/living space, and oak steps leading up to bedroom five.

BEDROOM FIVE 15' 1" x 14' 1" (4.6m x 4.29m) Period fireplace, window giving wonderful country views.

EN-SUITE 12' 2" x 4' 10" (3.71m x 1.47m) Built in corner shower cubicle, pedestal handbasin and low level WC.

BEDROOM SIX 10' 8" x 9' 0" (3.25m x 2.74m) Accessed from bedroom five.

OUTSIDE The grounds extend to just over three acres (STMS) and are approached through a set of electric timber double gates with Burnham Willow fencing, leading to a sweeping shingle driveway giving plenty of off road parking as well as access to the triple cart barn.

The house is well situated within its plot and has terraces which follow the sun throughout the day. The main garden is to the west side of the property and has a large Indian sandstone terrace with outside lighting and curved shrub beds with high timber sleepers fanning out onto the main lawn. The lawn is of a good size and leads up to the well positioned west facing evening terrace which enjoys the evening sunset and distant views to Great Bircham windmill. The focal point is the vaulted green oak al fresco dining area with stone barbecue area and stone worktops, sandstone tiled terrace and shiplap panelling. Ranch fencing with five bar gate leading into the paddock which is fully stock fenced and adjoins the churchyard. The paddock has a further five bar gate giving vehicular access from the road. To the south side of the property is a further large Indian sandstone terrace leading into a fully walled garden with well established shrub borders, mature trees and timber pergola with pathways leading to both the old stable block and den. There is also a herb garden and vegetable area.

STUDIO/DEN 20' 7" x 9' 7" (6.27m x 2.92m) Has a separate oil-fired boiler outside.

Stable entrance door, double aspect windows with partial vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and oak flooring. Fitted kitchen unit with stainless steel sink, worktop surfaces and built in fridge. Radiators, door to the wetroom.

WETROOM 10' 0" x 9' 4" (3.05m x 2.84m) Large walk in shower with travertine tiling. Separate wetsuit drying area with electric heater.

Pedestal handbasin and low level WC.

THE OLD STABLE 41' 0" x 16' 0" (12.5m x 4.88m) A fantastic party barn/gym with a beautiful brick floor, old oak entrance door and modern timber double doors. Old saddle-racks, exposed beams and two original mangers. Power and lighting.

TRIPLE CART BARN 20' 0" x 17' 0" (6.1m x 5.18m) Space for three large cars. Power and lighting.

BOAT SHED 19' 6" x 21' 0" (5.94m x 6.4m) Two open bays, electricity point.

CLOSED PARKING BAY 21' 0" x 9' 0" (6.4m x 2.74m)

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity and water. Septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.

To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number.

COUNCIL TAX Band G. The amount payable for 2017/18 is £2715.33.

AGENT'S NOTE It should be noted that this the vendor of this property is a Sowerbys member of staff.

"Just wanted to say we were very happy with the way Sowerbys handled the purchase of Fourways. Helen (from your Dereham office) pulled out all the stops and did everything to help us. Full credit to her. She was brilliant. You are more than welcome to visit us if you are in the area. I would definitely recommend Sowerbys to friends and family who would be interested in buying or selling a property. Other than that, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and all the staff at Sowerbys a Merry Christmas and a very good New Year. Kind Regards Florence Arklie "
Florence Arklie - Purchaser - December 2015