Burnham Thorpe
Guide price £1,850,000, 5 bedrooms, for sale

Key features

  • Secluded Rural Location
  • Four Spacious Bedrooms each with En-Suite
  • Fabulous Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Generous Versatile Reception Spaces
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Panoramic Countryside Views
  • Delightful Well Kept Gardens with Extensive Terrace Seating Areas
  • Double Garage
  • Workshop
  • Close to North Norfolk Coast

Property Description

An impressive high specification barn conversion in a secluded rural location enjoying stunning countryside views. Generous reception space, open plan kitchen/breakfast room, indoor swimming pool, study, music room, library, utility and four spacious bedrooms each with en-suite. Delightful gardens, ample parking and garaging.

Field Barn is an impressive conversion of a period barn, extended and altered to create a wonderful home beautifully positioned amongst countryside, yet within a short drive of Burnham Market and the famous North Norfolk Coast. 

The property was the subject of a thorough and sympathetic conversion in 2010, completed to a high standard including underfloor heating throughout and ground source and air source heat pumps. The current owners have since added a substantial guest bedroom/gym extension and separate music room extension together with further improvements such as the addition of kitchen units, the replacement of two bathrooms, installation of solar panels to complement the existing systems, Sonos music systems and CCTV. 

Enjoying plenty of natural light, the house is well arranged with fantastic open plan spaces alongside conventional rooms with multiple uses. The focal point for the house is the impressive open plan kitchen by Kitchens Etc, with granite worktops, Aga and hidden larder, which is open plan to a large sitting/family area and dining area with French doors out to the south west facing terrace. Other notable rooms include the full height reception hall with seating area, a sitting room currently configured as a cinema room and with hidden doors providing access to the library, a charming music room with glazed roof, a large fitted study, the pool room with surface mounted 'endless pool' which can be removed if required, and an incredibly spacious gym or guest bedroom suite. 

A delightful seating area on the mezzanine first floor provides far reaching rural views, with the landing leading on to the master bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room and dressing room, a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room and two sets of stairs leading to a further two bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms. 

BURNHAM THORPE Field Barn enjoys glorious peace and seclusion to the south of the village of Burnham Thorpe, famous as the birthplace of Nelson, and complete with the public house The Lord Nelson. The renowned Creake Abbey is within walking distance of the house, with delightful cafe and food hall, independent shops and award winning farmers market on the first Saturday of each month.

The picturesque village of Burnham Market is approximately 2 miles to the north west, famous for its independent shopping including delicatessen, wine merchant, boutique shops, butcher, chemist and cafes. There are a range of public houses, restaurants and the renowned Hoste Arms Hotel with spa and cinema. 

The North Norfolk Coast is a short drive or cycle at Burnham Overy Staithe (approximately 2.7 miles) with excellent sailing and coastal walks. The Burnhams comprise six villages situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys a network of coastal paths, open sandy beaches, bird watching, sailing and a plethora of gastro pubs and restaurants. To the west are also the popular coastal villages of Brancaster and Thornham offering sailing, the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club and RSPB Reserve and to the east the fine beaches at Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea help to make this the perfect spot to take advantage of all this beautiful part of the world has to offer.

GROUND FLOOR The central reception hall is a beautiful full height room with exposed reclaimed roof timbers and a mezzanine walkway above. Filled with natural light from full height windows and doors on both sides of the house it could also easily double as a dining room/sitting area.

Wonderful triple aspect kitchen/breakfast/family room with range of handmade wooden cupboards including two large island units with granite worktops, space for American style fridge freezer, four oven electric AGA, integrated electric oven, microwave and dishwasher. This is the perfect family kitchen with plenty of space for dining and a comfortable seating area, with French doors opening onto the south and west facing terraces.

Accessed from the kitchen is the utility/boot room with range of cupboards, Belfast sink, back door to garden and separate cloakroom. 

Sitting/cinema room with projector screen, fitted cupboards and book shelves, oak flooring and wood burning stove (this room originally opened with folding doors onto the library, these doors have currently been hidden behind the cinema screen and shelves. The library in turn opens out onto the west facing terrace. French doors from the sitting room lead to the music room, with bespoke shelving specifically designed for storage of records.

The single storey west wing of the barn has an open plan fully fitted Neville Johnson study, separate shower room and a large guest bedroom suite currently used as a gym with en-suite shower room. The vendors have installed a surface mounted steel framed swimming pool with endless pool technology, this is for sale with the property but could be removed if not required and the room could easily be returned to a bedroom.

The property uses air and ground source heat pumps and solar panels, resulting in lower carbon emissions, running costs and maintenance over more traditional heating systems. 

The house has various store cupboards housing controls for these facilities and a laundry room with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and airing cupboard.

FIRST FLOOR Oak stairs from the reception hall lead to the mezzanine landing which connects both sides of the property and has a seating area to take in the wonderful views. The master bedroom suite has a wonderful feature beam formally an old ship's mast and fitted walk in cupboards, dressing room and eaves storage room. From the bed you get lovely far reaching views from south and east facing windows. En-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, double basins, mood lighting, and separate shower.

SECOND FLOOR On either side of the mezzanine, separate oak stair cases each lead up to a double bedroom with en-suite shower room.

OUTSIDE Ideally located in a quiet rural spot, the house is approached over a green lane and has no near neighbours. Double hardwood gates (with electricity if automated gates required) open onto a large gravel and brick paved parking area with two double garages and a workshop which could also be used as a further garage if required. 

The house sits centrally within its garden with an area of formal oak edged herbaceous borders with sandstone terracing and paths, and a vegetable garden with similar raised oak edged borders, fruit cages, a Hartley Botanic greenhouse, and fruit trees including, fig, plum, apple and cherry. 

DRIVING DISTANCES Approximate distances:

Burnham Market 2 miles

Kings Lynn 27 miles

Fakenham 10 miles

The coast at Burnham Overy Staithe 2.5 miles

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity. Private water (bore hole) and drainage. Ground and air source heat pump heating, solar panels for electricity and hot water.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING B. 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.

"I can't thank you all enough for the excellent way everyone at Sowerbys handled my sale. From the initial meeting with Max, the superb brochure with his pictures, to my contact with all in the office, Joanna, Toby and Flora, it was always a pleasure to see and talk to them. A special thanks for Joanna who was regularly in contact with me, updating me on feedback and booking viewers. It says much for the firm that viewers arrived on time and were genuinely interested in the property. I will certainly be recommending them to friends and returning the next time I move home. With grateful thanks Sonia Lindqvist "
Mrs Lindqvist - Vendor - February 2016