3 Bedroom Cottage For Sale
An exceptional, period residence showcasing elegant interiors, a sympathetically integrated modern extension and glorious formal gardens all set on the banks of the River Glaven in a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
White Horse Cottage is the epitome of today's north Norfolk lifestyle. Refined interiors have been subtly and skilfully blended with an abundance of period charm and features to create a discerning home set within idyllic surroundings.
Ornate brick and flint elevations set under a pantile roof perfectly champion the region's classic architectural vernacular and conceals a deceptively spacious and highly individual home.
During their ownership the present owners, who undoubtedly possess a keen eye for detail and a flare for interior design, have sympathetically remodelled, extended and enhanced this fine home to create a beguiling fusion of old and new. With enchanting space set over two floors - and a detached garage/workshop - the deceptively spacious accommodation extends to more than 2,600 sq. ft.
A centred front door and entrance lobby is flanked by two, classic, formal receptions each featuring beamed ceilings and wood burners. These charming rooms provide a highly versatile reception space which are currently set out as a formal dining room and a lounge/snug. Both could easily be adapted to provide flexible bedroom options.
A 21 ft. rear reception hall, with double height ceiling and a staircase which rises elegantly to a galleried landing, delivers further entertaining space and provides an opulent and interesting feature. Off the reception hall is a spacious second kitchen/utility room which creates functional and practical space to support the living areas. This well-appointed room features Shaker cabinets capped with granite worktops and a range of appliances for both cooking and laundry.
On the back elevation, a rear entrance lobby and hall creates an inviting arrival to the cottage from a courtyard garden area and acts as a subtle bridge to the modern extension.
In stark contrast to the original cottage, the later extensions have completely re-invented this historic home whilst still honouring the area's classic architecture and perfectly embrace those glorious gardens and the riverside setting.
A sumptuous formal sitting room creates an opulent space to entertain and connects to the stunning, new kitchen via double doors. The truly breath-taking kitchen/breakfast room sits within a newly constructed building which boasts striking architectural features dressed in ornate brick and flint elevations and robust cedar panelling.
Straight out of the pages of Country Life, the glorious kitchen features elegant Shaker cabinets, capped in solid oak worktops, a centre island with integrated breakfast bar, a full suite of high-end appliances and herringbone flooring. This very special room also provides ample space for informal dining and connects to a raised terrace via expansive sliding doors - cleverly elevating you into the garden.
The first floor is accessed via a delightful galleried landing and features three traditional and generous bedrooms, each enjoying open countryside views and a family sized bathroom. The principal bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room.
A key feature of this handsome period home is the gardens. A five-bar gate to one side opens onto a private driveway and grants access to the detached garage and workshop. A hard standing for cars flows through to a delightfully sheltered, central courtyard with brick weave pathways leading to the rear hall/lobby and the kitchen. This area is dotted with colourful shrub and flowering borders.
Beyond the new kitchen extension, a raised terrace with all-weather decking extends out onto the rear garden to provide the perfect entertaining space. Steps from the terrace lead down to the glorious garden which features swathes of carefully placed shrubs and flowerbeds, channelling pathways through shaped lawns.
The lawns then gently fall away from the cottage and lead onto the picturesque banks of the River Glaven. This stunning setting creates a magical environment and backdrop for the gardens and is home to rare wildlife such as kingfishers and otters.
Hidden away at the bottom of the garden is a summer house. Enjoying a level of privacy, it can be used as a spot to enjoy the weather - or as a home office. It has connected electricity, is heated and has internet connection too.
Set away from the formal gardens, on the opposite side of the road, is a private kitchen garden/allotment. This unique space provides a high degree of versatility and currently features established and productive vegetable plots and herb garden.
Set in the heart of the Glaven Valley, the cottage enjoys an enchanting location looking over the rolling grounds of Bayfield Hall. The sought-after and much-acclaimed village of Letheringsett is home to an historic working mill, excellent 'gastro' pub and glorious open countryside.
The Georgian market town of Holt is less than two miles away and provides excellent amenities provided by independent traders whilst the heritage coastline and coastal hotspots such as Blakeney, Morston and Cley-next-the-Sea are Les Shan four miles away.
Whether you are looking for that dream Norfolk home or a country and coastal bolt hole with plenty of room for family and friends, then White Horse Cottage might just tick every box.
LETHERINGSETT Standing on the banks of the Glaven Valley, listed in 'Hidden Places of East Anglia' as "a truly charming place in the most delightful of settings".
Letheringsett is famous for its working mill, open to the public for viewing and sells a range of ground flours.
The village has a 15 minute brisk uphill walk to the attractive Georgian town of Holt.
A strong sense of community thrives among the proud residents and local businesses of Holt, and many of the latter champion the local 'Love Holt' initiative which waves the flag for the independent shops that add vibrancy to the Georgian town centre. Throughout the year, there are plenty of local events including a summer Holt Festival and 1940s Weekend, which takes over the town and 'Poppy Line' heritage railway that runs between here and Sheringham.
With a traditional butcher, fishmonger and greengrocer, the town even has its own department store and food hall, Bakers and Larners, a local landmark which has been run by the same family since 1770.
The town and its surrounding yards house a collection of chic boutiques and luxe lifestyle stores to explore and fill your home and wardrobe with beautiful things - linger and choose your favourite locally made fragrance at Norfolk Natural Living.
Life moves at a leisurely pace in Holt, and there are plenty of places to idle over a coffee or bite to eat. Believed to be the oldest house in town, Byfords deli and caf頩s a central landmark and fabulous place to stop and watch the world go by. There's no need to hurry home - relax and enjoy country life! On the edge of town is the eponymous Gresham's school.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
COUNCIL TAX Band F.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING F. Ref:- 8508-2504-9529-5827-3663
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 40460.
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