9 Bedroom Farm House For Sale
Whilst its name naturally implies grandeur and opulence, the house itself is incredibly discreet and understated yet set within the most wonderful and historic parklands that offer it almost complete privacy and seclusion, an oasis of calm in an increasingly popular part of the North Norfolk coast.
The original hall was sadly destroyed by fire during World War Two and the ruins remained largely untouched for the next 40 years until the current structure was created over the foundations of what had been the kitchen block for the hall. As such the design of the house from the outside exhibits architectural traits from the 1980s, however once inside the style and feel of this home is anything but.
The living space on the ground floor has been tastefully refurbished by the current owners and leading off the rather grand double height entrance hall it centres around a wonderfully contemporary and substantial kitchen, dining and family room with views out over the parkland towards the coast beyond. From this delightful family room double doors open up to an equally considerable drawing room with both rooms combining to make an ideal entertaining space.
In addition there is an office and a TV snug, whilst to the rear of the house there is a gym and a large play room which could easily be used as a fourth bedroom, and has potential for conversion to an annexe. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk in dressing room, and two further bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room. The property is a work in progress and there is planning in place to extend it at the rear and rearrange the accommodation to better balance the house, and this includes altering the fa硤e to give the hall a more appropriate frontage as befits its name.
THE COTTAGE Alongside the hall is an immaculately presented Georgian five bedroom house that has recently been completely updated throughout to an exceptionally high standard. Downstairs there is an abundance of living and entertaining space with a large farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room, a dining room, a drawing room and a sun room with a wonderful view over the gardens and on over the parkland. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom with the master bedroom suite having an en-suite shower room as well as a Juliet balcony overlooking the parkland. The fifth bedroom is on the ground floor and there is also a substantial utility room as well as a shower room. Outside there is a carport and the property sits in grounds of approximately two acres (STMS).
THE GROUNDS Additional buildings include the former Coach House and stable block which are both in sound order and were previously used for a kennel business and there are also two derelict buildings on the northern boundary. The cottage is currently let as a holiday home and the current owners have started investigating further development of the Coach House and stables for conversion into more holiday accommodation as well as a glamping site in the grounds of the parkland.
The historic parkland extends to about 56 acres (STMS) and includes within it a five acre fully stocked fishing lake and boathouse offering further opportunities should one wish and, whilst both properties, all the buildings and the parkland are offered as one lot, they are held on six separate titles which should afford the buyer a tangible SDLT saving.
This is a very special property that represents several different opportunities depending on what its next custodians wish to make of it. Alternatively it could just continue to be a private and secluded home in a beautiful and historic setting.
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 including two supermarkets. 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. Norfolk Lavender, England's premier lavender farm is also close by which has a plant centre, restaurant, children's indoor play area 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.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity and water. Mains drainage to the cottage and septic tank to the hall. Oil fired central heating. Telephone and fibre optic broadband connections.
COUNCIL TAX Band H.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.
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