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Common Lane, Thorpe Market, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11


9 Bedroom Barn Conversion For Sale

Enjoying all of the grace one would expect from a fine conversion of a historic Norfolk barn, this elegant home offers in excess of 6,000 sq. ft. (stms) of sprawling accommodation, fastidiously renovated by the current owners.

With a fine eye for detail and a large dose of genuine passion, this striking home manages to intuitively balance the impact and volume of a period barn with genuine versatility and effortless ability to accommodate the ever-changing demands of a busy modern family life.

Such is the space and versatility on offer, a ground floor wing provides four lavishly appointed bed and breakfast suites enjoy great success and provide an enviable lifestyle business without ever impacting on the main home itself.

Arranged over three floors, the main barn itself is a sight to behold. Drama and sophistication await around every corner whilst maintaining a homely and embracing ambience throughout.

The spacious kitchen is a sociable space with a central island for informal dining whilst the spectacular breakfast room boasts vaulted ceilings, exposed flint and ceiling timbers. Arguably the star of the accommodation is the enchanting main sitting room; a double-height ceiling, breath-taking brick fireplace, flanked by flint panels, and access directly to the rear garden - we challenge you to find a better place to put a Christmas tree.

Alongside the drama and elegance, the essentials and luxuries for a thriving family life are well accommodated with a utility, guest WC, snug, home office, gym and workshop - all found on the ground floor.

Five impressive bedrooms are to be found in the main barn. Two suited rooms are to the first floor whilst the second floor offers yet another impressive suited room with a lavish bathroom en-suite and two further large doubles share a well-sized bathroom.

Outside, the enchanting garden has been landscaped with the same energy and passion that went in to the main home.

An array of impressive features are scattered throughout the generous plot, each carefully considered to enhance not only family life but also provide an important connection to nature; dining terraces, a barbecue area, decking with a solid fuel hot-tub, seating area, driveway behind electric gates and a lovingly tended pond makes for an idyllic spot to reflect on a busy day.

In harmony with a fulfilling country lifestyle, this home currently boasts a well-established business of four highly successful bed and breakfast rooms.

These area all located on the ground floor, south wing, and the four impressive suited rooms are immaculately well appointed and intelligently positioned to have zero impact on the main home.

Each enjoy independent access, separate parking and their own outside space within a landscaped central courtyard.

THORPE MARKET The earliest record of Thorpe Market is in the Domesday Book.

In 1275 the Lord of the Manor, Pauline Peyvere, was granted the right to hold a market in the village, which is how the name "Market" arose.

During the 18th century Thorpe Market became part of the Gunton Estate and many of the distinctive houses in the village date from that time.

The village is five miles from Cromer and the north Norfolk coast. Gunton station is one mile away with connections to Norwich and London and it also has a traditional country pub serving food.

Two miles away there is an excellent farm shop, which has own-grown organic vegetables and fruit, a delicatessen, butchers and restaurant. At Roughton village (2 miles) there is a general store, post office and petrol station. Cromer and North Walsham, both 5 miles away, have a number of supermarkets, pubs and restaurants.

With an elegant pier, Pavilion Theatre and grand Victorian villas, many with panoramic views over the pebble and sand beach, it's easy to see why Cromer has perennial appeal to staycationers and permanent residents alike. Banksy recently visited the town on a headline-making 'spraycation' which focused the media's attention on the east side of the Norfolk coast, and in recent years there has been a regular flow of relocaters from the capital and home counties looking for a life by the sea.

With a good selection of schools including independent Beeston Hall School at nearby West Runton, it's easy to see the appeal of this gorgeously gentrified town for young families as a place to put down roots. Come discover if it's the place for you too…

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Heating via oil. Super fast broadband of 500Mb.


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.


Tenure: Freehold





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1 Market Place
NR25 6BE

01263 710777

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