3 Bedroom Barn Conversion For Sale
Rarely do we come across a home which can tick so many of the 'must haves' when in search of your dream, Norfolk residence: all the charm and theatre of a traditional barn conversion, a subtle and sympathetic blend of period features and modern luxuriousness, the versatility to provide a completely independent cottage/annexe and all the space and land one could want to enjoy and adapt to suit any desires. Could this be it….
Old Mill Barn, at Lower Gresham, is a wonderfully unique and intriguing residence set in around two acres (stms) of glorious, private grounds and commanding an idyllic village setting just off the north Norfolk coastline.
At the heart of this fine home is a traditional Norfolk barn which has been expertly converted and extensively remodelled over many years to provide a fascinating property which engages - wholeheartedly - with its spectacular outside space and surroundings.
Enjoying a high-degree of privacy thanks to a long driveway, set behind private gates, this spectacular home perfectly blends sumptuous living space with sprawling, yet intimate, gardens and grounds to create a unique oasis within a countryside setting.
An attractively understated front approach opens up to reveal a sheltered courtyard garden area which brings together lounging and dining. This unique space enjoys a sunny southerly aspect and has been beautifully crafted with the clever use of colourful planting and multi-level terracing to create a distinct Mediterranean feel.
To further enhance this delightful area, expansive sliding doors open onto a spectacular dining room with a vaulted ceiling, a lounge and an exquisite Shaker kitchen with separate utility. The unique combination of the outside space and the open plan living area creates a wonderful place to entertain.
Set behind the open plan area, a sitting room provides a more intimate space to enjoy. It features solid oak flooring, beamed ceiling and a charming wood burner set within an attractive brick fireplace.
Set away from the living space are two individual double bedrooms enjoying a high degree of privacy and are served by a luxurious shower room.
An internal lobby, off from the kitchen, provides seamless access to an independent single storey cottage/annexe to provide a high degree of versatility.
This charming area is beautifully maintained in keeping with the main residence and incorporates a spacious kitchen/dining area with a vaulted and beamed ceiling, sitting room, double bedroom and a bathroom. A lobby from the cottage kitchen creates independent access should it be required.
The accommodation is completed by a delightful side garden room/conservatory which doubles up as a spacious boot room.
What really elevates this unique property is the spectacular gardens and grounds which extend to around two acres (stms). A true 'labour of love' for the present owners, the stunning grounds have been cleverly designed to provide multifaceted space with distinct areas.
Set immediately around the property, formal areas incorporate sheltered lawns, paved walkways and terraces to provide an abundance of entertaining and dining options.
For the most 'green fingered' of gardeners an area is set out for the ultimate 'good life' with established vegetable plot, green house and herb garden. A spacious workshop and garden store are located close by.
Beyond the formal areas the grounds extend into sprawling 'parkland-style' gardens which combine grassy meadows and mature woodland. This truly enchanting space is a haven for wildlife and provides delightful walkways and extensive space with dappled shade.
To the front of the property is a deep driveway flanked by further formalised gardens and leading to a hard standing driveway with extensive parking and a detached garage.
Old Mill Barn enjoys an idyllic village setting with a distinct rural feel yet is conveniently placed for the nearby towns of Holt, Sheringham and Cromer.
LOWER GRESHAM A hamlet, Lower Gresham is just east of the small and pleasant rural village, Gresham - which itself is located south west of Cromer.
It has an interesting church with a very organised Victorian remodelled exterior. But once inside, you find it whitewashed and free of any decoration.
The church used to be Anglo Catholic but was 'persuaded' to be Protestant by a Consistory Court in the 1940s. The church, with its 14th century chancel, is a magnet for church explorers, because it contains one of the best of the East Anglian seven sacrament fonts series. Needless to say it is also the ancestral home of the Gresham family, founders of Gresham's School and the Royal Exchange.
Renowned for its award-winning sandy beaches, Banksy's Great British Spraycation artwork, and its famous Crabs, the scenic coastal town of Cromer boasts impressive views of the medieval church, which has the highest tower in Norfolk. There is also the spectacular Victorian pier, at the end of which is a restaurant and a 500 seat pavilion theatre. Other attractions include a cinema, Amazonia Zoo and the Cromer Museum and Lifeboat Museum. The town has its own railway station with a good service to Norwich and other prime amenities including a hospital, doctors surgery, dental surgery, library and the Royal Cromer Golf Club (18 hole).
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating and partial underfloor heating.
COUNCIL TAX Band E.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. Ref:- 9232-5628-8100-0505-9226
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit https://find-energy-certificate.digital.communities.gov.uk/find-a-certificate/search-by-reference-number and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 40152.
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