4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
Sowerbys are delighted to offer a breathtakingly beautiful restored Victorian Rectory, less than a mile from Watlington mainline station to Ely, Cambridge and London King's Cross. First hand inspection of this absolute one-off example in a superb location is essential to see everything the house has to offer and onward potential, as there is further planning permission granted also.
In the 12 years owned, the house has been stripped back to the bare walls and painstakingly restored to a very high standard which is evident on viewing. The house was rewired, re-plumbed, re-plastered and refurbished throughout, and now includes three beautiful reception rooms, a 7.8m x 4m kitchen and four first floor bedrooms with three bathrooms, alongside an amazing view of the church next door. Special attention should be paid to the bespoke handmade double-glazed custom sash windows the owners commissioned which are some of the finest we have ever seen.
The house is set well back from the road and approached via a private drive. Steps lead to the front door and one enters a stunning reception hallway over 9m in length and having 3m ceiling height. Here there is access to a library/study, 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. Each of the reception rooms has a wood-burning stove and the entire house benefits from custom made free standing reproduction cast iron radiators. The partition between the drawing room and dining room was cleverly reinstalled by the owners to the houses benefit. Furthermore, the kitchen is handmade in solid wood and is a wonderful social space of considerable size. Here there is also an island unit, pantry, Rayburn wood-burner which assists heating and hot water and a splendid view over the church. 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 with lighting by natural light, where access to the four bedrooms and the family bathroom can be found. The principal and guest rooms have excellent wet room en-suite facilities. One of the bedrooms also has a wood-burner installed and is currently used as a second study and music room. The family bathroom has an elegant free-standing bath in which one can bathe with views over the church.
Outside the house has an impressive plot which we understand to be in excess of 1.8 acres (STMS). There is a driveway, 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 vegetable plot. The coach house is still in need of refurbishment and the owners have previously been granted full planning permission and building regulations to convert this into an architect designed contemporary two bedroomed self-contained dwelling that can be used as additional accommodation, income stream or to house extended family. The planning permission has since lapsed but it is thought that this could 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.
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.
COUNCIL TAX Band E.
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 https://find-energy-certificate.digital.communities.gov.uk/find-a-certificate/search-by-reference-number 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.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 28298
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