4 Bedroom Barn Conversion For Sale
Set within this discrete little hamlet known collectively as Leicester Square, Gardiners Cottage is an absolutely delightful Georgian property with a substantial and very private garden.
Gardiners Cottage is situated in the south western corner of this farming complex which was designed for the Earl of Leicester by Samuel Wyatt, the prolific country house architect, and was completed in 1799. The cottage is approached from the parking area to the rear and on entering you are welcomed straight into the garden room; once an open courtyard, it has been enclosed to provide a wonderful multi purpose living space. In the past it has been used as both a playroom and as overflow entertaining space. From here you step over the time worn doorstep into what feels like a farmhouse kitchen, such are its proportions; this feeling is further enhanced by both the Aga and the original Norfolk pamment tiled floor. There is ample space for a farmhouse kitchen table and with its south facing aspect this room is flooded with natural light.
Both principal living and entertaining rooms lead off the kitchen; to one side is a formal dining room, also overlooking the garden, whilst on the other side is the substantial drawing room. This part of the property was once a stable block and as well as having exposed beams it also has a vaulted ceiling which enhances its overall sense of space. Beyond the drawing room is the generous ground floor bedroom suite, also a converted stable and with matching ceiling and beams. This bedroom and the drawing room have french doors out to the garden, which can also be accessed from the kitchen, allowing all these rooms to be free flowing and airy during the summer months. In addition to a guest WC there is also a small utility room just off the kitchen. Upstairs and in the original part of the cottage there are a further three double bedrooms that share a large family bathroom with elegant rolltop bath.
Outside and immediately to the rear of the property, the cottage's original walled garden is laid to lawn with mature borders. Beyond this is a further garden with vegetable beds, fruit trees and a garden shed. Finally, and most surprisingly, this second garden opens up to the most wonderful open paddock with summer house. Used as a playground for grandchildren, there is space here for little ones to run off steam, for wild flowers to grow and, with its complete privacy, the perfect place to unwind at the end of the day and watch the sun set over the distant fields in the west.
Gardiners Cottage has been a much loved main home for over twenty years and whilst it has been beautifully maintained throughout that time it may now benefit from some cosmetic updating.
SOUTH CREAKE South Creake is a very popular rural village with a pretty village green through which the River Burn runs. The Ostrich pub has recently undergone a huge refurbishment and now provides not only an intimate village pub but also an outstanding restaurant. There is a homegrown fruit and vegetable stall, a children's play area, tennis courts and fishing lakes. The village has a vibrant community and the busy village hall is home to many events. South Creake is about five miles from the village of Burnham Market, where there is a range of amenities including doctors' and dental surgeries, primary school and post office, an abundance of small village shops including butcher, fresh fish shop, beauty and hair salon, bookshops, art galleries, a good wine merchant, Satchells, and a popular delicatessen, Humble Pie. Fakenham and Wells-next-the-Sea both have primary and secondary schools. South Creake is perfectly positioned for the beautiful North Norfolk Coast with its long sandy beaches, walks and wildlife.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating.
COUNCIL TAX Band B.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property.
AGENT'S NOTE The property is freehold.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 38240
No EPC available for this property
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