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Downham Road, Denver, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38


7 Bedroom Manor House Sold

Having been recently restored by our vendors this beautiful Old Rectory is being offered for sale with no onward chain. We believe the property dates back to the 1600's with some later additions, this former rectory sits majestically on its fully enclosed one-acre plot (STMS) at the heart of one of the most south-after villages in West Norfolk, Denver. With over 5600 sq. ft. of internal space, an abundance of character features, and potential for an annexe to the rear, this beautiful home can indeed cater for multi-generational living.

The front door opens into a stunning reception hall, with original wood panelling, open fireplace, exposed beams with beautiful and original coving.To the right-hand side is the library/office, with dual aspect windows, an open fireplace, exposed floorboards – one of many rooms that keeps its character alive. To the left hand-side side of the hall is the main reception room with stunning architectural design, two spacious bay windows, exposed floorboards, a cast iron fireplace, part wood panelling and stunning coving set the room apart. Off this room there is access to the formal dining room, which can also be accessed from the main hall, which again has original sash windows with original shutters and a ceramic surround fireplace.

As you follow the hall round the back, a door gives access to a good size cellar whilst another door gives access to a recently updated and well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen has granite work tops, a Belfast sink, a Lacanche oven and a range of wall and base units, plus access to a walk-in pantry. A door off the kitchen opens to a rear lobby which gives access to the utility room and another study/playroom. The kitchen also has a set of stairs leading up to the rear of the property, typical of this style of home – these were formerly used by servants but now they could potentially be used to help split the property in two, if there was a need for it.

The first-floor landing is just as impressive as the reception hall below, spacious and bright, it gives access to five double bedrooms, a family bathroom and two en-suites. Most of these rooms are full of original features, some with dual aspect windows and cast-iron fireplaces and the master bedroom has french doors opening onto a balcony. The second-floor landing holds the same feel as the landing below and gives access to two further bedrooms, again both double in size with original fireplaces and dual aspect windows with breath-taking views.

There is also a double carport and a single garage (currently used as a workshop) with a further studio on the upper level – this could become a self-contained annexe – subject to building regs and planning.

The property is very private and set back from the road with an original Carstone and brick fence to the front and side alongside mature trees, giving the property a sense of security. A set of double metal gates gives access to the drive which leads to the carport/garage situated at the rear of the property but also to a very ample driveway, providing parking for several vehicles. The front garden is of somewhat low maintenance, mostly laid to gravel, with mature trees and shrubs surround.

Round the back the garden is split, there are a couple of hidden gardens but also an open-space garden too. The first hidden garden is off the driveway and has mature trees and shrubs, but this could be transformed into a stunning vegetable or flower garden. Round the back of the garage there is access to yet another hidden garden, mostly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. Following this, there is also a small woodland area that gives access to yet another garden. 

DENVER Denver is a charming village about 1 mile south of Downham Market and located on the River Great Ouse and 14 miles south of King's Lynn. Situated on the edge of the Fens, the village gently descends on the flat Fens toward Denver Sluice, which is popular with tourists. There is a church, local store/post office, a highly regarded village school, pub, village hall, sports pavilion and sports field within the village as well as a historic windmill. Along there river there is a further public house/restaurant.

Downham Market is one of Norfolk's oldest market towns and it can be traced back to Saxon times. The town has a good range of shops and a busy market on Fridays and Saturdays as well as a range of schools and nurseries including a college. There are many attractive houses and buildings and an unusual gothic black and white town clock. There is a mainline railway station that goes to London King's Cross (1 hour and 30 minutes). It is an ideal place for walking or cycling and the peaceful waterways are excellent for boating and fishing. Nearby at Welney is the famous Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust nature reserve, which is very popular with birdwatchers. King's Lynn has an excellent variety of amenities and services including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, police station, fire station, primary schools, three secondary schools, college and a library. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed. 

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, gas and electricity and oil fired central heating. Telephone, satellite and broadband connected. 





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

01553 766741