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Bailey Street, Castle Acre, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE32

££700,000 Guide

5 Bedroom End of Terrace House For Sale

Since its construction in 1884 Marcon House has remained a prominent residence in the heart of the village. Situated along a particularly historic stretch, it enjoys an elevated position and pleasant vistas including glimpses of the Norman castle.

Having served a multitude of uses in this vibrant community, from a doctor's surgery to a bed and breakfast, and of course, a loving family home, it's a wonder to imagine those that have walked its floors and explored its passageways.

To the ground floor, an impressive entrance hall is an inspiring welcome with Victorian encaustic tiles laid in a colourful and traditional geometric pattern.

Three generous reception rooms, each with high ceilings and sash windows that amplify the sense of space, provide versatile accommodation and fabulous places to gather with family and friends, whether it be for entertaining or day-to-day activities. The sitting room and neighbouring snug/playroom, with their feature fireplaces make for cosy retreats all year round.

The dining room, whilst being conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen in keeping with the era, also creates a natural bridge between the main house and the ground floor bedroom. With a shower room en-suite, this bedroom has provided flexibility for multi-generational living, as well as having previously served as guest accommodation for a B'n'B.

At the rear of the property and connected by a useful back lobby, is a garden room with french doors and a further fireplace with log burning stove. Beyond this is a brilliantly practical workshop - these two areas offer immediate use but gesture to further scope in their functionality whether it be for focus on serving the garden or becoming extra internal living as a study or hobby room.

An open plan kitchen/breakfast room stretches across the width of the home and, complete with solid wood units and Aga, it has a timeless appeal that meets the demands of modern living whilst retaining the charm of yester-year.

Upstairs are four further double bedrooms, with the principal bedroom having use of a dressing room accompanied by an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and free-standing roll-top bath. All rooms have use of a family bathroom with over-bath shower.

A handy additional first floor room in turn gives access to a generous attic space, which although not currently habitable, again alludes to possible further development subject to the relevant planning permissions and associated works. The basement also offers yet more useful storage or perhaps conversion to something of more specific purpose.

Outside there is a comfortable balance between patio and lawn areas which, when surrounded by stunning Norfolk countryside for exploring and a well-equipped local playing field, makes for a delightful and manageable retreat in which to gather with family and friends or venture into a creating an oasis of botanical brilliance.

In all, Marcon House equates to a unique opportunity with an abundance of adaptability and the rare chance to own a true slice of local history.

CASTLE ACRE As you sit on the pretty village green and watch the world go by at a gentle pace, it's incredible to think that Castle Acre once played a major role in history. Yet the Norman ruins of Castle Acre Castle and Castle Acre Priory, respectively east and west of the village, are reminders of the village's grand ancestry when royalty would regularly arrive at the Bailey Gate and enjoy days spent hunting in the deer park.

The priory, now the charge of English Heritage, once housed a community of monks until Henry VIII disbanded monastic houses in 1537. You can still admire the beauty of the church gable and cloisters - run your fingers through the scented plants in the herb garden which the brothers would have used for daily cooking and healing centuries ago.

For a restorative moment today, head to The Ostrich which has been serving locals since the 1800s and was recently renovated by local building firm Grocott & Murfitt as a fantastic gastro-pub. Enjoy a bite and a reviving glass and wander along the High Street to Castle Antiques & Collectables to discover a curio or chic addition for your home.

At the meeting point of the Roman Peddars Way, the River Nar runs to the south of the village, leading east to Newton and on to the hamlet of Fiddler's Green. Follow the Massingham Road north west and you'll happen upon Castle Acre Water Tower, saved by photographer Dennis Pedersen who bought the once derelict wreck for just £25,000 and turned it into a contemporary spaceship-inspired family home with panoramic views over barley fields.

Of course there are plenty of traditional period homes, many lining the village green where pretty flint cottages are covered in rose blooms in the height of summer, along with newer properties to be discovered. With a local store and Post Office, a popular caf鬠fish and chip shop and even a small, independent bookstore, it's easy to see why so many people find their forever home in Castle Acre.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. Ref:- 8398-7424-0650-9130-6992
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys.

TENURE Freehold.

AGENT'S NOTE The property is located in a conservation area. There is a feature well in the garden room.


Tenure: Freehold





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