- Substantial Seven Bedroom House
- Three Acres (sts) of Secluded Mature Grounds
- Generous Bright Reception Spaces
- Idyllic Riverside Setting
- Numerous Terraces Enjoying Wonderful Views
- Recently Fitted Bespoke Kitchen
- Impressive Indoor Swimming Pool
- Beautiful Orangery Opening to Terrace
- Recently Extensively Modernised to a Very High Standard
- Separate Two Bedroom Cottage
A substantial seven bedroom house with impressive indoor swimming pool in three acres (sts) of mature grounds with a river frontage. The property has been significantly improved and modernised to a high standard with large and bright reception spaces and several terraces making best use of the views and sunlight throughout the day.
A substantial Norfolk brick and stone house, providing seven bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, situated in three acres (sts) of secluded mature grounds which enjoy a long river frontage and pond. Over the last few years the property has been significantly improved and extensively modernised to an incredibly high standard using high quality fittings and finishes throughout. There is a bespoke garden room / orangery which opens out on to one of several terraces around the property, which make best use of the views and sunlight throughout the day. The property has the added advantage of an impressive indoor swimming pool with changing area which is built of an oak framed construction with impressive vaulted ceilings.
HEACHAM Heacham is a popular, thriving, coastal village, located on the A149, 2 miles south from the seaside resort of Hunstanton. The village has a wide range of shops from two supermarkets, two butchers, bakery, chemist, and post office, to amenities such as a doctors, library, vets, hairdressers, garage, cafes, fish and chip shops, Cantonese takeaway and bike hire. There are two beaches which enjoy stunning sunsets, primary and junior schools, a pub called the West Norfolk with adjoining butchers and the Heacham Manor Hotel and Restaurant with an 18 hole golf course. There is an annual carnival, fete and many activities through local clubs and groups including the Sports and Social club, playgroup and Judo. Norfolk Lavender, England's premier lavender farm is also close by which has a plant centre, restaurant, children's indoor playarea and farm, interior/gift shop and the award winning Walsingham Farm Shop selling the best local food direct from producers. The village is served by regular transport links to Hunstanton and the popular town of King's Lynn, both offering a wider range of amenities, whilst King's Lynn has direct rail links to London King's Cross via Cambridge. There are many walks close by and two RSPB bird reserves within easy reach at Titchwell and Snettisham.
ENTRANCE PORCH Beautiful bespoke oak panelled double entrance doors with double aspect windows on either side. Stone tiled floor. Bevelled glazed double doors leading through to the reception hall.
RECEPTION HALL 30' 0" > 6' 10" x 28' 3" (9.14m x 8.61m) A most impressive T-shaped reception hall with open-plan archways through to the kitchen/living room and dining room. Full height views up to the sky canopy galleried landing. Stone steps with stone tiled floor and bespoke oak split staircase leading up to the main galleried landing.
CLOAKROOM Large Victorian handbasin and low level WC with concealed cistern. Stone tiled floor.
WINE STORE 7' 4" x 6' 0" (2.24m x 1.83m) Cloistered ceiling with inset lighting, slate tiled floor, accessed through a set of oak panelled double doors. A professionally installed wine store supplied and fitted by Kitchens Etc. and incorporating impressive oak open wine bins, pull out wine shelves and integrated wine coolers.
DRAWING ROOM 25' 0" > 15' 0" x 18' 4" (7.62m x 5.59m) A lovely room with large bay window and triple set of glazed double doors leading to the rear garden with views across the river. Beautiful stone open fireplace with brick hearth. Ceiling cornice and porcelain flooring. Period oak skirting boards and architraves. Connecting glazed door leading through to the garden room.
DINING ROOM 17' 2" x 15' 0" (5.23m x 4.57m) A lovely light room with traditional triple sash window to the front. Large stone open fireplace with granite hearth. Ceiling cornice and stone tiled floor. Two large open-plan moulded archways leading to the main reception hall.
KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM 17' 0" x 15' 0" (5.18m x 4.57m) A contemporary kitchen fitted by Kitchens Etc. comprising a comprehensive range of base and wall units with a gloss finish, quartz worktops and upstands, undermounted 1.5 bowl sink with drainer grooves, Franke mixer tap and a Zip tap providing instant hot, filtered, chilled and sparkling water. Island unit with a mirrored glass breakfast bar and pendant lighting above, further cupboards and drawers, quartz worktop, undermounted sink with Franke mixer tap and waste disposal unit. Caple induction hob, Caple tepan plate, Caple wok burner and flush mounted ceiling fan above. Integrated appliances include two Neff 'slide and hide' ovens, two Neff warming drawers, Liebherr fridge, Liebherr fridge/freezer and Miele dishwasher.Window to the front aspect with window seat incorporating storage beneath. Marble stone tiled floor, ceiling spotlights. Walk-in larder with granite shelving, built-in cupboards, inset ceiling spotlights and porcelain tiled flooring with underfloor heating. Open-plan to the reception hall and garden room.
GARDEN ROOM 36' 0" x 16' 7" (10.97m x 5.05m) A beautiful bespoke room with partially vaulted ceiling and panelling. Surrounding windows and five sets of double doors giving wonderful views and access to the gardens. Ceiling lights and fan, inset lighting and marble stone tiled floor with underfloor heating. Views up to the galleried Juliet balcony.
FAMILY/GAMES ROOM 20' 6" x 14' 11" (6.27m x 4.55m) Sash windows and glazed double doors giving wonderful views across and leading to the gardens and river. Large open fireplace. Ornate cast-iron radiators. Wiring for cinema surround sound system.
WALK-IN CLOAKS CUPBOARD Hanging rail and shelving.
REAR HALL Glazed entrance door from the garage area. Natural sandstone floor. Steps leading up to the swimming pool.
UTILITY/LAUNDRY ROOM 16' 0" X 8' 6" APPROXIMATE (4.88M X 2.59M) A range of base and wall mounted units supplied by Kitchens Etc., granite worktop and upstand, inset Caple butler sink with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. Cupboards housing the wall mounted Worcester boiler, immersion tank and control panel for the security system, and providing further storage. Stone tiled flooring. Extractor fan, inset lighting.
SWIMMING POOL ROOM 38' 7" x 19' 0" (11.76m x 5.79m) A beautiful room with full height vaulted ceiling and exposed oak roof trusses and columns. Triple aspect windows and doors leading out to the rear decking balcony area, all giving wonderful views across the gardens. Sandstone and marble tiled pool surround with electrically operated screen, which discreetly retracts underneath an Iroko hardwood walkway. Climate controlled ventilation system and hi-fi speaker system.
CHANGING ROOM/SHOWER BLOCK 15' 8" x 8' 0" (4.78m x 2.44m) Changing areas with natural sandstone floor. Connecting door through to the pump room. Separate cloakroom with contemporary glass bowl handbasin and low level WC. Curved mosaic walls leading into the multi shower jet wash room with Travertine tiled walls and matching tiled floor.
LARGE GALLERIED LANDING 42' 8" x 12' 6" (13m x 3.81m) A most impressive room with canopy skylight giving light onto the main staircase and views down to the reception hall. The room is split into two, providing a sitting room area with Juliet balcony looking down onto the main garden room and an office area with connecting double doors through to the east wing.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 30' 0" > 18' 7" x 15' 0" (9.14m x 4.57m) Glazed double doors leading to a balcony giving views across the gardens and river. Large decorative stone fireplace reveal. Ceiling cornice, inset ceiling lighting and ornate cast-iron radiators.
DRESSING ROOM 11' 2" x 9' 0" (3.4m x 2.74m) A fully fitted dressing room with hanging rails, shelving and shoe storage. Central dressing table and drawers with marble top and inset lighting.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 14' 7" x 10' 9" (4.44m x 3.28m) Traditional sash window to the side giving wonderful views across the garden and river. Recently fitted suite supplied and fitted by Dempsey Heating and comprising Porcelanosa sanitaryware: Twin vanity basins with mixer taps and heated, illuminated mirrors with drawers beneathover and cupboards beneath, large fully tiled walk in shower with ceiling mounted 'rainhead' shower over in addition to a height adjustable shower head, low level WC. Wall mounted chrome heated towel radiator, porcelain tiled floor, inset spotlights to ceiling.
BEDROOM TWO 19' 6" max x 15' 0" (5.94m x 4.57m) Double aspect windows. Two large built-in double wardrobes. Inset lighting and ceiling fan.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 11' 5" x 8' 0" approximate (3.48m x 2.44m) Partially panelled ceiling with skylight window. Suite comprising large panelled bath with chrome mixer shower tap, vanity handbasin with granite worktop surface and built-in cupboards under and low level WC. Heated chrome towel rail.
BEDROOM THREE 15' 0" x 15' 0" (4.57m x 4.57m) Traditional sash window overlooking the front courtyard. Inset lighting and central ceiling fan. Walk-in wardrobe with hanging rail, shelving and hatch to loft space.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 9' 0" x 9' 0" (2.74m x 2.74m) Triple aspect windows including an arched sash window to the front. Suite comprising Victorian roll-top bath with claw and ball feet and central chrome mixer tap, large walk-in shower with Travertine tiled walls and floor, corner vanity handbasin with marble splashback, double mirrors and built-in cupboards under and low level WC. Chrome heated towel rail.
EAST WING LANDING A beautiful long landing with west facing sash windows giving views across the gardens and river. Two sets of glazed doors leading to the south facing balconies, overlooking the front courtyard. Skylight canopy, partial panelling and exposed brick and chalk walls. Large walk-in shelved linen cupboard. Hatch to loft space.
BEDROOM FOUR 15' 6" x 13' 0" (4.72m x 3.96m) Large built-in double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 11' 8" x 7' 0" (3.56m x 2.13m) Suite comprising large walk-in shower with large drench shower system, glazed screen, Travertine tiled walls and floor, vanity handbasin set on a marble top with limed oak built-in drawers under and low level WC. Chrome heated towel rail.
MAIN GUEST BEDROOM SUITE Accessed from either the east wing landing or via a private staircase from the ground floor.
SITTING ROOM 17' 0" x 10' 8" (5.18m x 3.25m) Set of glazed double doors leading to the south facing balcony. Limed oak floor with matching partially panelled wall and inset relief for a plasma screen. Open-plan to the bedroom.
BEDROOM 21' 0" x 11' 10" (6.4m x 3.61m) Triple aspect windows and glazed double doors leading to the south facing balcony. Contemporary track spotlighting. Free-standing central limed oak bedstead with a fitted back headboard dividing off a dressing area to the rear. Double doors leading to a walk-in wardrobe.
WALK-IN WARDROBE 10' 0" x 6' 8" (3.05m x 2.03m) A fully fitted wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 10' 0" x 9' 5" (3.05m x 2.87m) Suite comprising impressive walk-in shower with extensive Travertine tiled walls and floor, inset lighting and large drench shower system, twin vanity handbasins with limed oak built-in cupboards under set on a marble top and low level WC. Chrome heated towel rail.
OUTSIDE A set of impressive wrought iron electric gates lead to a sweeping driveway which goes over its own bridge across the river leading into a large Mediterranean-style courtyard, which has been shingled providing plenty of off street parking and accessed to the covered parking area. The grounds have been beautifully landscaped and the main courtyard has the added advantage of a wonderful enclosed seating area.
COVERED PARKING AREA 22' 0" x 18' 0" (6.71m x 5.49m) Exposed green oak timbers with matching oak panelling and Indian sandstone floor. Covered walkways to the rear hall.
GUN ROOM 12' 8" x 10' 5" (3.86m x 3.18m) Entrance hall. Panelled ceiling. Large built-in security cupboards. Natural stone floor.
BOILER ROOM 18' 5" x 6' 3" (5.61m x 1.91m) Housing the Worcester gas-fired boiler and pressurised hot water tanks.
ENCLOSED SEATING AREA 20' 0" x 17' 0" (6.1m x 5.18m) This area connects the property to the cottage and has a period Belgium stone fireplace with raised brick and stone hearth. Oak panelled ceiling, exposed brickwork, lighting and oak shingled roof. Connecting door to the staircase leading to the main bedroom suite.
THE COTTAGE The Cottage is fully self contained and has been beautifully converted with a traditional barn feel and attractive Dutch gable ends. The property has full height ceilings with large rustic oak timbers and the accommodation comprises :-
Double entrance doors leading into the main reception hall.
RECEPTION HALL 14' 0" x 13' 0" (4.27m x 3.96m) Full height ceiling and bespoke oak staircase to the first floor landing. Open-plan to the sitting room/kitchen.
SITTING ROOM/KITCHEN 21' 10" > 14' 8" x 17' 3" (6.65m x 5.26m) Partial full height ceiling with exposed roof timbers. Triple aspect windows and connecting door to the covered outside seating area. Bespoke corner shelved unit built by Kitchens Etc. Views up to the galleried landing. Open-plan to the kitchen area, which has a good range of 'light grey' natural wood base and wall units with granite worktop surfaces, incorporating a Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap. Cream double oven gas fired AGA. Integrated fridge and freezer.
GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM SIX 17' 4" x 14' 3" (5.28m x 4.34m) Double aspect windows and glazed double doors leading out to the garden. Exposed oak floorboards. Door to en-suite shower room.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8' 0" x 7' 2"(2.44m x 2.18m) Suite comprising built-in shower cubicle with stone tiling, pedestal handbasin and low level WC. Oak flooring. Built-in airing cupboard housing the pressurised hot water tank.
GALLERIED LANDING Oak balustrading looking down onto the main reception hall and sitting room. Large reclaimed oak timber columns with spotlighting. Built-in boiler cupboard housing the gas-fired boiler, the cottage being setup for its own independent hot water and central heating.
BEDROOM SEVEN 17' 0" x 14' 8" (5.18m x 4.47m) Partially vaulted ceiling with Conservation skylight window and attractive arched glazed doors leading to the Juliet balcony, giving wonderful views across the garden.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 13' 0" > 9' 4" x 7' 9" (3.96m x 2.36m) Two skylight windows. Suite comprising Victorian-style roll-top bath with claw and ball feet and chrome mixer shower tap, walk-in curved shower with mosaic tiling and Travertine tiled floor, vanity handbasin with built-in cupboards under set on a granite top and low level WC. Exposed reclaimed timbers.
THE GROUNDS The property is beautifully set within delightful grounds, approached over a sweeping driveway with two bridges crossing the natural river which flows through the main front garden. There are formal lawns with well established trees including a large mature horse chestnut and willows. The driveway leads into the main shingled courtyard, which provides parking and turning space and has access through an archway under the east wing to a further parking area at the rear of the property, via a third bridge, with double cart lodge.
Beautiful terraces around the house guarantee you can always find a sunny secluded spot. There is a sizeable south facing terrace, giving views across the gardens to the river, and atmospheric lighting throughout the garden ensure that these can be enjoyed into the evening. To the rear of the property there is a further covered terrace/outdoor dining area, which has a glazed ceiling lantern, also accessed from the main garden room.
A pathway leads from the main dining area to the rear of the property, where there are formal lawns running down to the river with timber decking and a wide grass pathway leading over the old carrstone bridge on to the main formal lawned garden. To the far rear of the property is a further split-level terrace with two steps leading up to a raised decking area, which is accessed from the swimming pool, enjoying beautiful views across the river. The formal lawn runs the whole length of the south side boundary and has been beautifully maintained with mature hedging and trees, giving wonderful screened privacy. There is a small wooded area with steps leading up to the impressive tree house.
To the north side of the property, the river continues around the rear of the property, where there is a mature wooded area, giving a useful utility screened storage area and two large timber sheds, ideal for grass cutting equipment etc. This area can also be accessed through the archway from the main courtyard under the east wing archway.
To the rear of the cottage, there is a fully enclosed kitchen garden, complete with 27ft long potting shed / greenhouse, various fruit trees and bushes, with the remainder being cultivated for vegetables. Pathways lead to a central cast-iron canopy with mature wisteria. There is also a traditional tool / potting shed and a second greenhouse.
TREEHOUSE 10' 10" x 8' 0" (3.3m x 2.44m) Glazed double doors and windows leading onto a balcony, all giving wonderful views out across the main pond and river. Oak floorboards and panelling.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Gas fired central heating. Integrated security system and CCTV system, integrated internal and external Sonos sound system.
COUNCIL TAX Main house: Band H
Cottage: Band A
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING Main House: C.
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