South Creake
Guide price £725,000, 6 bedrooms, for sale

Key features

  • Completely Renovated to a High Standard
  • Generous Reception Space
  • Six En-Suite Bedrooms
  • Luxurious Master Bedroom Suite
  • Fantastic Kitchen, Dining and Family Room
  • West Facing Walled Rear Garden
  • Cart Sheds and Off Road Parking
  • Potential to Generate Income
  • Popular Village Location

Property Description

An historic building, completely renovated to create a stunning family home offering six bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom. Downstairs, the generous reception space opens into a sunroom and on to the west facing walled garden, and there is a fantastic kitchen, dining and family room. The house is versatile with potential to be used as a bed and breakfast or a holiday let.

Having been a centre point of the village for over 300 years, this historic building has just completed a programme of total refurbishment and now represents a wonderful and varied opportunity to its next custodians. The Old Chequers is now a substantial six bedroom house with a charming kitchen, dining and family room as well as a substantial double reception room that is further enhanced by a sunroom conservatory that gives access out to the incredibly private west facing walled garden beyond. All six bedrooms are en-suite with the ground floor bedroom having been specially designed for wheelchair use with extra wide doorways and a wet room shower. The master bedroom suite, quietly situated at the back of the house, is truly sumptuous; it comprises an 18' walk through dressing room, an 18' master bedroom with exposed beams and views west over the walled garden, a luxurious bathroom en-suite with large roll top bath and if that wasn't enough there is a further anteroom that could either be a cot room, a study or indeed a second dressing room and all with its own separate stairwell out to the courtyard. No expense has been spared in the refurbishment with the entire property being re-wired, re-plumbed, a new damp proof throughout and all the windows and frames have been replaced with acoustic double glazing.

Whilst the house is perfectly arranged for modern family living it also offers a great deal of flexibility for its next owners. For example the ground floor bedroom (in conjunction with the utility room beside it and its separate entrance) could function in total autonomy to the rest of the house as a one bed holiday let. The same could be said of the master bedroom suite also with its own separate access and indeed the entire front of house could operate in much the same way as it did back when it was a coaching inn and be run as a Bed & Breakfast. In all this is a beautifully presented family home with huge potential for income generation and all set in the heart of an idyllic North Norfolk village.

SOUTH CREAKE South Creake is a very popular rural village with a pub and a pretty village green through which the River Burn runs. There is a shop selling basic provisions within the pub, as well as a crab and seafood stall and a homegrown fruit and vegetable stall. There are also a children’s play area, tennis courts and fishing lakes. The village has a vibrant community and the busy village hall is home to many events. South Creake is about five miles from the village of Burnham Market, where there is a range of amenities including doctors' and dental surgeries, pharmacy, primary school and post office, an abundance of small village shops including bakery, butcher, fresh fish shop, beauty and hair salon, bookshops, art galleries, a good wine merchant, Satchells, and a popular delicatessen, Humble Pie. Fakenham and Wells-next-the-Sea both have primary and secondary schools. South Creake is perfectly positioned for the beautiful North Norfolk Coast with its long sandy beaches, walks and wildlife.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Telephone, satellite and broadband connections.

COUNCIL TAX To be confirmed.

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

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"Thank you so much for all your help with the sale of our cottage. With the excellent photos and description it sold quickly and when we were held up with the completion by one of the solicitors all members of staff were helpful and understanding. I cannot fault the service we were given at all and would not hesitate to use or recommend Sowerbys again. Also where else will you find an estate agents with a member of staff willing to look after your cat whilst moving when the proposed completion date kept changing. Thank you again to everyone. Wendy and Billy Graveling"
Wendy & Bill Graveling - Vendors - January 2016