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Church Road, Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE34


4 Bedroom Detached House Sold

It is not every day you can make an impact on a home that has stood the test of time, but upon entering the 1.5 acre (stms) grounds of The Old Rectory it is clear, to live here, is to write a moment in its history. Whether that means creating special memories with your family in the main house or making your own mark, renovating a unique outbuilding, The Coach House.

This characterful property dating back to 1860 has been meticulously restored by the current owners, creating an ideal family home; from stripping back to the bare walls and painstakingly restoring the property to an impressive standard. The house has been rewired, re-plumed, re plastered, and today includes three reception rooms, a generous kitchen/breakfast room and four first floor bedrooms with three bathrooms.

Unique handmade, double-glazed, custom sash windows, which the owners had lovingly commissioned, are some of the finest we have ever seen and offer views of the church next door - a loving reminder of this home's important past within the community it sits. Members of that community have reminisced garden parties once held here by the vicar. As the tales go, the garden once homed a model railway enjoyed by friend of the vicar, Rev W H Awdry, who went on to write the famous Thomas The Tank Engine stories.
But it is this property's next chapter which could be most exciting. Situated in the grounds, you will discover The Coach House; plans have already been drawn up to convert this outbuilding into a two bedroom architecturally designed dwelling. A project which could lend to an annexe for multigenerational living, or an Air B&B/holiday let (subject to planning permission following previous application lapsing).

Set back from the road and approached by a private drive The Old Rectory is entered by steps to the front door, opening onto a breath-taking reception hall and high ceiling. From here there is access to a library/study, ideal for those who work from home, a dining room with stripped floors and bay window with french doors to the gardens and double doors to the drawing room, again with french doors and bay window to gardens. Warm up by a wood burning stove in each of the reception rooms, also heated by custom made, free-standing reproduction cast iron radiators throughout the home. Soak up the view of the church from the kitchen which boasts a handmade solid wood design with an island unit, pantry, and Rayburn wood-burner which assists heating and hot water. Furthermore, there is a cloak area, WC/ laundry room, rear hallway/boot room and a large cellar.

The original staircase rises eighteen treads to a first floor landing, flooded with natural light. Here you'll find the four bedrooms, one of which includes a wood-burner to keep you toasty on winter nights. The principal bedroom and a guest bedroom both benefit from excellent wet room en-suite facilities. Furthermore, one of the bedrooms is currently used as a second study/ music room. Finally, bathe with views of the church in an elegant free-standing bath in the family bathroom.

Outside discover a front garden, rear garden and a field, which runs along the rear of the church giving further garden views of the fine building. Here there are mature trees and a vegetable plot.

When you come to The Coach House, be inspired by the project available. The planning permission once granted has since lapsed but it is thought that it can be reinstated with relative ease. Plans can be inspected via the Borough Council website ref 16/01120/F or further details are available by request at Sowerbys King's Lynn office.

Situated on the edge of a typical Norfolk village, you will be just a few miles from the historic port town of King's Lynn with direct train line connecting you to both Cambridge and London. Road access to the Norfolk coast also offers an ideal balance of rural and seaside life

WIGGENHALL ST MARY MAGDALEN The village of Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen is a small village with a village pub situated on the West bank of the River Great Ouse, approximately seven miles south of Kings Lynn and six miles north of Downham Market.  Watlington is less than one mile away and has many local amenities including a local shop, post office, pub and a mainline station link via Ely & Cambridge to London King's Cross - approx. 1hr 40 mins.

King's Lynn is a historically important market town. From the much filmed old Hanseatic & Medieval quarter around St Margaret's Minster to the newly redeveloped and pedestrianised Vancouver Quarter shopping centre. The town has good schools, the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, both large and small supermarkets and many superstores. There are excellent restaurants, a ten-pin bowling alley, swimming pool, Carnegie library, and an Art Deco cinema. Nearby, Wisbech and Ely both offer excellent public schools.

The Sandringham Estate is about 5 miles away with attractive walks through Sandringham Woods. Another 5 miles brings you to the wonderful North West Norfolk Coastline with its beautiful long, sandy beaches and endless skies. For the golfer there are courses in King's Lynn and Middleton, and on the coast there are the challenging links courses of Hunstanton Golf Club and The Royal & West Norfolk Golf Club at Brancaster. Leziate Sailing Club is a short distance away with a restaurant and tennis facilities, as well as perfect conditions for learning to sail. The Parish Council serves the village of Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, a fenland village situated on the west bank of the River Great Ouse approximately seven miles south of Kings Lynn and six miles north of Downham Market.
The Parish Council serves the village of Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen, a fenland village situated on the west bank of the River Great Ouse approximately seven miles south of Kings Lynn and six miles north of Downham Market.


SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, drainage, and oil fired central heating. There is the additional benefit of a Rayburn Wood burner which assists heating and hot water.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. Ref:- 8051-6729-5770-7104-6992
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys.

AGENT'S NOTE The two front pillars situated at the front of the driveway as you pull in from the main road are Grade II Listed.


Tenure: Freehold





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