5 Bedroom Semi-Detached House Sold STC
The iconic 'Robin Hood' public house was renowned for its live bands when it was run as a popular hostelery. The property exudes charm and character and offers space in abundance for sociability. When our vendors first moved in they could scarcely believe how their pace of life completely changed.
Their vision of what to do as a family became vastly expanded, recognising this was the perfect place to bring up the children, with light, space and peace, a place to see the stars at night. Little has changed in the village, it certainly still looks the same as it did sixteen years ago, apart from the very convenient Farm Shop opposite.
The driveway provides off road parking space and could be extended beyond the timber gates leading to the pretty courtyard. As you step inside the home, you are welcomed by a warm, comfortable ambience.
The generous size main reception room is made cosy by the wood-burning stove, and contemporary with the ability to sit, play, dine or contemplate. The kitchen/breakfast room has also been altered to bring the outside in, by the use of the bay style doors, opening onto the paved courtyard.
Ground floor living is made possible by the sumptuous bed/sitting room, complemented by an en-suite. The four bedrooms upstairs are all doubles and they are served by the two family bathrooms and lots of built-in storage, including the room in the eaves, currently a textiles studio but which could equally be a quiet office space, away from it all.
The 'Stable Cottage', converted by our vendors, is a triumph and has been run very successfully as an Airbnb. Equally, it functions extraordinarily well for the children to entertain friends and host visiting guests. There is another room contained within 'Stable Cottage' with independent access, currently used by our vendor who is a keen 'potter'. Both the house and the cottage open out onto the Mediterranean paved courtyard, which provides excellent alfresco space for entertaining.
Beyond the courtyard lies the hidden gem of the rear garden. This oasis has been lovingly created to provide a wealth of mature planting, including beds and borders, interspersed with shrubs and trees including fruiting varieties of apples, pears, figs and plums. The oak pergola was rebuilt and currently houses a cacophony of roses, wisteria and grapevines. The greenhouse to the rear of the plot has a practical use, but is also used to sit and take in the early spring sunshine. And, if you are looking for a space to get away from it all, the hand-built wood cabin makes a wonderful hideaway.
Our vendors have immersed themselves in the property and the surrounding area, particularly Holkham and Wells, where 'small hills weave gently down to the sea' and the Holkham Estate maintains all of the territories - marsh, forest, beach and parkland - woven seamlessly into each other, to create the essence of our very special north Norfolk coast.
Whilst raising a family, 'Robin Hood Cottage' has been 'the best place to grow up' and our vendors will always refer to it as 'Home Sweet Home'.
WALSINGHAM Seeking a slower place of life? The pretty, rural village of Walsingham could be exactly what you are looking for. Amidst beautiful countryside, the village has many fine period cottages, offers good local shopping including a vibrant farm shop, and has a popular restaurant and various cafes, two pubs and a primary school. It is well known throughout the country as a religious centre with pilgrimages to the Anglian Shrine and Slipper Chapel at nearby Houghton St Giles.
The glorious north Norfolk coast is right on Walsingham's doorstep, with the delightful seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea just 5 miles away, offering sandy beaches and pretty candy-striped huts.
There are plenty of ways to explore the waterways that surround the area. For a nautical adventure, jump aboard one of the Coastal Exploration Company's traditional wooden sailing boats and adventure hidden creeks, marshes and open sea. Or test your balance with a stand-up paddleboarding session with Barefoot SUP. With a bustling community, the town is well-serviced with a primary and secondary schools, plus a GP surgery and library.
For a hit of culture, head to Wells Maltings, an elegant heritage and community centre just off the quay, which houses a theatre, cinema, gallery and cafe-bar. While away an afternoon browsing the town's galleries - The Staithe Gallery, Gallery Plus and Quay Art - for some artwork to adorn your home. Discover gorgeous homewares at Nomad and the Bowerbird, relaxed country clothing at Christopher William Country and eco-friendly clothing and toys for little one at Ele and Me. Traditional butcher Arthur Howell is the place locals go to for high quality meat, and you might be lucky enough to bag some freshly caught fish straight off the boat, on the harbour wall. The Real Ale Shop at nearby Branthill Farm is a must for craft beer drinkers.
Alternatively treat yourself to a delicious meal at The Globe Inn or Crown Hotel overlooking the green, or push the proverbial boat out and head to Michelin-starred Morston Hall. For a simpler, yet equally quintessential Wells experience, share a box of fish and chips from French's on the harbour wall and watch the sun slowly set over the water.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity and drainage. LPG gas heating.
COUNCIL TAX Band E.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 39442
No EPC available for this property
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