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Ely Road, Hilgay, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38

££499,950 Guide

6 Bedroom House Sold STC

Sowerbys are delighted to offer a substantial barn conversion requiring completion and land totalling 3.75 acres (STMS) in a rural position just four miles from the mainline train station to Ely, Cambridge and London. This interesting property is in a very well connected village by both road and rail, has been partly converted by the current owners over the previous years and is perfect for large families, those with equestrian interest or those seeking versatility in a property enabling working from home. The property was also featured on the Channel Four programme 'Love it or list it'. The property is offered as a 'project' with work required to complete both the main barn and additional areas.

First hand inspection is crucial to understand the property in its entirety. Principally, it can be described in two parts- the converted main barn in which the vendors reside and an attached unfinished barn with planning permission, allowing the property to be enlarged further and could provide additional living accommodation in the form of a self-contained area.

The property is entered into via a remotely operated gate. There is a long driveway which passes the barn to the right and opens into a large gravelled area for parking and triple garage with remote doors. The land is set to a variety of areas; to the left there is approximately 1 acre of woodland, at the rear there is a 1 acre field and a second field of approximately 1.5 acres. To the rear there are open far reaching views over the surrounding land. External landscaping around the barn is required.

Inside, the property is superbly laid out and is set in a U-shaped building around a central courtyard with openings to the rear. There are three main areas with each side forming one. These are- sleeping accommodation, living accommodation and the converted area. The living accommodation is open-plan with exposed roof and king post trusses, oak flooring, double sided wood-burner and oak windows and doors. The kitchen is placed off here too, with central island unit, high ceilings and open-plan to the dining and family room.

The remaining ground floor has a downstairs master bedroom with en-suite, a second bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and two further rooms that can be used as an office, store, or further bedrooms if needed. There is also a utility room and WC. On the first floor are four more bedrooms and two bath and shower rooms giving a total of a minimum of five bedrooms, but more if required.

Much of the external work can be described as completed but external works such repointing are required to finish and some internal cosmetic updating.

The further barn needs to be seen to understand fully as it is a superb space with a host of uses. Originally intended as a large family games room but with huge potential for anyone wanting multi-generational living in the form of an annexe and anyone seeking this should pay close attention. It could be used simply for further storage for those who wish to manage the land.

In summary, we can only suggest first hand viewing to see the opportunity that is on offer. Any questions regarding work required or requests for further information about the project can be asked directly to the Kings Lynn office of Sowerbys prior to viewing.

HILGAY The popular village of Hilgay is located on the river Wissey and enjoys a number of local facilities including a primary school, excellent farm shop, butchers, church and country hotel/public house. Hilgay is conveniently situated for access to the A1, and is only 4 miles from Downham Market which has a good range of shops and a busy market on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a main line railway station that goes to London Kings Cross (90mins). It is an ideal place for walking or cycling and the peaceful waterways are excellent for boating and fishing.


SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, treatment plant drainage and oil fired central heating. Underfloor heating throughout the renovated ground floor portion of the property.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING C. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.
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Office Details

Kings Lynn
1 King Street
King's Lynn
PE30 1ET

01553 766741