8 Bedroom House For Sale
Sowerbys are delighted to offer for sale this former farmhouse, now a beautiful family home, which is believed to date back to 1800, this extensive 8 bedroom property has been run historically as a 4 star guest house however, the current owners now use it as a much loved family home.
The property is set in a secluded and semi-rural location on the edge of the popular and desirable village of Gayton, ideally located for easy access to King's Lynn, the A47, Swaffham, Sandringham and the stunning north Norfolk Coast.
This wonderful home is set back from the road and feels completely private as the front gardens and borders include a range of mature trees and hedging which creates a natural screen of privacy, there is an inviting winding gravel drive that leads through an assortment of mature trees including some impressive Willow trees. A large gravel drive leads to the front of property and then to a parking area to the side of the house.
As you enter the house you are greeted by a large glazed oak door which opens into the porch and then into the inviting reception hall with the fantastic high ceilings you would expect to find in a property of this era. From here you have a spacious double aspect sitting room with a range of large windows including some feature multi pane oval windows that flood the room with natural light. The centrepiece of the room is the fire place with cast iron log burner stone hearth and stone surround, a set of French doors lead out to a seating terrace to the side of the property, from the sitting room you come to dining room where there are more feature oval windows and French doors leading out to the inviting terrace. Off the dining room is the family kitchen/breakfast room which is double aspect with views over the courtyard and yet again more French doors leading out to the terrace. The kitchen offers an extensive range of fitted wall and base units, a breakfast bar, dining area, and a range AGA (which is currently disconnected). Continuing on the ground floor is a large laundry/utility room, downstairs cloakroom and a ground floor guest bedroom with en-suite shower room. Leading back to the front of the property there is another large reception room with oval feature windows and another log burning stove with tiled hearth and marble surround, this room is currently being used as a games room. As this property was once a guest house, there is another fully equipped kitchen/breakfast room, with door leading through to cloak room/utility room.
On the first floor there is a split level landing with glazed ceiling lantern, which floods this area with natural light, there are then stairs leading to three bedrooms to the front of property, two bedrooms to the side, and another two bedrooms to the rear. Most of the bedrooms enjoy wonderful views over the grounds and gardens and over surrounding fields and countryside, three bedrooms benefit from en suite bathrooms, and there is a family bathroom servicing the other bedrooms.
Outside the front garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and planted flower and shrub beds, to the side of the house there is a large seating terrace with French doors leading to the kitchen, dining room and sitting room, making an ideal place to dine alfresco this side of the house is covered in wisteria and vines creating the perfect picturesque back drop. Leading around the rear of the property there is courtyard, with various outbuildings, a walled garden behind the courtyard laid to lawn with planted shrub and mature trees border, from here there is a path leading to an Orchard which has wealth of various fruit trees, and then a field or potential paddock behind the orchard, both have vehicular access.
In total the grounds, including gardens, field and orchards are approximately 2.8 acres STMS.
The current owners have recently made a significant upgrade into a state-of-the-art geothermal ground source heat pump heating system, which means for a house of this size heating the property is now much more cost efficient (there is also an additional oil central boiler as back up).
This property offers so much and the accommodation is vast, but also very flexible as rooms can easily be reconfigured to suit. More importantly this property offers a rare combination of space, seclusion and convenience.
GAYTON Gayton is a popular rural village which has a primary school, a pub called The Crown which serves excellent food, a petrol station incorporating a shop and a post office, hairdressers, family owned butcher with a deli, playing fields and a pleasant allotment site with plots of varying sizes. Nearby are the Sandringham Estate and the open beaches of north-west Norfolk. The area has good access to footpaths and bridleways and to the east is Peddars Way, a 93 mile long path from Suffolk to Holme-next-the Sea linking up with the Norfolk Coastal Path. Gayton is a thriving village in West Norfolk at the centre of the Gayton Group of Parishes. St Nicholas Church is very much a part of village life and is currently seeing a revival. Gayton has a good bus service to King's Lynn which is approximately 9.5 miles with an excellent variety of shops, supermarkets, places to eat, ten-pin bowling alley, swimming pool, football club, cinema and theatre. There are many services within the town including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, police station, fire station, primary schools, three secondary schools, college, a library and a mainline link to London Kings Cross (1hr 50mins). The neighbouring village of Grimston (2.6 miles away) has medical centre and village shop.
COUNCIL TAX Band G
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity and drainage and oil fired central heating, property also includes a Geothermal heating system. Telephone and broadband connected.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING D. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit https://www.epcregister.com/ and enter in the reference number.
AGENT'S NOTE The geothermal ground source heat pump heating system benefits from a government incentive generating £8,000 per year and is valid for three more years.
The property has had planning permission for a building plot for a three bedroom detached house with a garage which has lapsed, but there is potential for a further development.
When the property was previously run as a guest house it used to generate a gross income of £50,000 per year.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 16826
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