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Ash Close, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37

££1,500,000 Guide

10 Bedroom Manor House For Sale

Approached directly from the market place, via the discrete Ash Close, there's an almost "step back in time" feel to this property. With its tall period redbrick cottages on either side of the approach, the space suddenly opens up to reveal an extraordinary house.

What immediately strikes you is the eclectic mix of architectural features. Despite the varying styles that this house presents, they have been blended in a completely natural and sympathetic way that results in the grand home that we see today.

From the Venetian windows at one end to the Diocletian windows at the other, from its Georgian origins through to the Victorian later additions, this house, like many of its age, is a perfect example of tasteful historical evolution.

Purchased by the current owners more than 30 years ago, our clients had a vision to have a family home from which they could run a business.

Initially the house was in a poor state of repair so a programme of loving restoration began, returning the rooms to their former glory, whilst also creating a thriving boutique destination. The home was previously run as a guest house by the late Mrs Gertrude Stratton from 1938 until 1985,

Entered via Sedan Steps that lead up to the raised ground floor, Strattons has naturally been configured to maximise its occupancy with six bedroom suites arranged over this floor, the ground floor and the first floor.

These are all served by two principal reception rooms, just off the central entrance hall, along with two dining rooms on the lower ground floor. There are a further two double bedroom suites on the first floor that serve as the family accommodation and also on the lower ground floor there are two kitchen spaces, a large store room, wine cellar and office.

Outside there are lawned gardens to the front with mature pleached hornbeam trees offering elegant privacy whilst to the rear there is a vegetable garden with raised beds, just perfect for those with green fingers. The property also boasts ample gravelled parking for several cars in the courtyard area to the front.

If all that was not enough, in addition to the main house, there are a further four detached buildings.

Two are self-contained guest houses, one is a delightful old redbrick building currently used for storage, which has potential as a home study or such.

The fourth is Coco's Caf鬠a highly successful and stylish bistro style caf頷ith kitchen and customer WC, a covered outside eating area and planning to have an outdoor terrace positioned on its rooftop. In essence, this is a substantial barn with a plethora of potential uses, but to name but a few; working from home/office, an impressive gymnasium or a lavish "party barn" suitable for the best of entertaining requirements.

Clearly a huge amount of work, passion and love has been bestowed upon this house and its grounds by the current owners. They have beautifully presented property and then maintained it as such.

However, they now wish to pass Strattons on to its next custodians to thoroughly enjoy - possibly as a wonderful family home, a thriving business (subject to negotiations) or as a blend of both.

SWAFFHAM An historic and thriving market town, Swaffham is situated approximately 15 miles east of King's Lynn and approximately 30 miles from Norwich.

There is an extensive range of local amenities including a Waitrose, Tesco, Asda, further shops, pubs and restaurants, three doctors surgeries and primary, secondary and higher schools together with a variety of leisure and sports activities including an excellent Golf Club.

The town has an extremely popular Saturday market and many interesting historic buildings including the parish church and 'The Buttercross'.

Perched on the banks of the River Ouse, King's Lynn has been a centre of trade and industry since the Middle Ages, and its rich history is reflected in the many beautiful buildings which still line the historic quarter.

Originally named Bishop's Lynn, during the reign of Henry VIII the town was surrendered to the crown and took the name King's Lynn. During the 14th century, Lynn was England's most important port, dominated by the Hanseatic League. Although the growth of London later eroded the port's importance, ship-building and fishing became prominent industries, the latter of which is documented at True's Yard Museum.

With more than 400 listed buildings, two warehouses - Hanse House and Marriott's Warehouse - still stand in the centre of the town, along with King's Lynn Minster and Custom House. These have appeared as stars of the screen in numerous period dramas and it's not unusual to spot a camera crew and cast on location.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Heating via gas.

COUNCIL TAX Band G.

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

TENURE Freehold.

PROPERTY REFERENCE 37850

Tenure: Freehold

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Burnham Market
Market Place
Burnham Market
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
PE31 8HD

01328 730340
burnham@sowerbys.com

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