9 bedroom detached house for sale

Holme-next-the-Sea

Guide Price £2,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Delightful Country House
  • Seven Bedrooms
  • Self Contained Two Bedroom Guest Wing
  • Recently Renovated
  • Several Outbuildings
  • Prestigious Location
  • Many Original Features
  • 5.76 Acres (sts)
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE MANOR HOUSE Set in grounds extending to 5.76 acres (sts), The Manor House comprises a delightful country house in a prestigious location on the North West Norfolk coast, within the popular village of Holme-next-the-Sea. The property is of brick, flint and carrstone construction under a tiled roof and is believed to date from 1797 with later 19th Century additions and originally part of the Le Strange Estate. The wing of the house has been converted by the current owners into a self-contained guest cottage with enclosed separate garden area and terrace. The house has recently been renovated, combining modern living requirements with period features and now provides comfortable family-sized accommodation with the benefit of a self-contained guest cottage or holiday let/annexe.

Original and reclaimed period features in this house include open fireplaces with sandstone, carrara marble and limestone surrounds with green Welsh slate or pamment hearths, decorative ceiling roses, sash windows with shutters and cornicing. An impressive entrance porch opens to a large reception hall, which extends the full width of the house and has an original stone fireplace, oak staircase and sliding doors to the rear terrace. The sitting and dining rooms are both light and spacious. The dining room has a full-length south-facing sash window which lifts to provide access onto the lawn with open views across the paddock to the woods surrounding an ancient chalk pit. The well-fitted kitchen/breakfast room leads off the reception hall with a recessed AGA, integrated electric oven with gas hob and slate surround, antique pine dresser and magnificent range of servants bells. The north-facing pantry has an original feature stone handbasin.

The Manor House has five double bedrooms with the master bedroom being south and east-facing enjoying extensive views over the lawns and paddock, to the chalk pit copse and surrounding farmland. The well-finished en-suite bathroom has twin handbasins inset into a vanity unit, shower cubicle and bath with marble surround. There are built-in wardrobe cupboards in the majority of the bedrooms. The second floor has a further two bedrooms, bathroom and a media/games room. The two bedroom guest wing can be accessed from outside and through the main house at first floor level. There is a well-fitted kitchen with integrated electric hob and oven, as well as a Rayburn stove. The dining room/conservatory is fully double glazed and provides a splendid entertaining area with access onto the guest cottage's terrace and private garden.

Approached from Chalk Pit Road, a gravel driveway leads through brick pillars to a turning circle to the front of the house, where there is a parking area and access to the north-facing courtyard and former Coach House, which is currently used as a boat house, garaging and art studio but has potential for conversion to other uses.
The main garden is laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders and a variety of softwood and hardwood trees including Cedar of Lebanon, Yew and Oak providing privacy and shelter. A grass tennis court is a recent addition to the garden to the west of the property. The heated outdoor swimming pool is in a secluded, sheltered position with surrounding terrace for sunbathing and barbecues.

The guest cottage gardens can be separately accessed and private if necessary and have their own access to the Coach House and buildings. The Manor House overlooks its own attractive gardens and grounds in the popular North West Norfolk village of Holme-next-the-Sea which is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is part of the Heritage coastline.
 

HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA Holme-next-the-Sea is a very sought after village between Old Hunstanton and Thornham on the North Norfolk coast. The huge expanse of beach and marsh make this quiet village perfect for bird-watching. It also has a very good pub, The White Horse. An ancient ring of timbers discovered on Holme beach after a very low tide is believed to be a ritual burial site dating from the early Bronze Age. The Seahenge, as it is known, has been removed for conservation and is exhibited at Lynn Museum in King's Lynn. The Royal West Norfolk Golf Club is located at Brancaster with its fine links course and there are sailing facilities available at Brancaster Staithe.
 

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- Imposing full height entrance porch with brick archways and large panelled oak door with heavy cast-iron latch leading through to…
 

MAIN RECEPTION HALL 36' 6" x 14' 6" > 10' 3" (11.13m x 4.42m) Period stone fireplace with stone hearth. Two internal arches with cornice moulding. Exposed floorboards. Impressive staircase to the first floor landing.
 

SPLIT-LEVEL REAR HALL Large sliding patio doors leading out to the west facing paved courtyard. Original Butlers cupboard with fitted coat hooks. 

DRAWING ROOM 19' 0" x 18' 6" (5.79m x 5.64m) Double aspect windows including two south facing windows with concealed original shutters overlooking the main rear garden. Period stone open fireplace with slate hearth. High ceiling with picture rail and cornicing. Exposed floorboards.
 

DINING ROOM 17' 10" x 15' 7" (5.44m x 4.75m) Large south facing sash windows with shutters overlooking the main gardens. Period marble fireplace with pamment tiled hearth. High ceiling with picture rail and cornicing. Exposed floorboards. Traditional guest and servant doors.
 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18' 6" x 14' 0" (5.64m x 4.27m) Modern painted base units with beech block worktop surfaces, incorporating a two bowl stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap. A white oil-fired two oven AGA is built into a large former fireplace. Built-in brushed steel electric oven with five-ring gas hob (Calor), set on a slate worktop surface. Plumbing for dishwasher. Original recessed dresser with open shelving and pine farmhouse-style dresser unit. High ceiling with ten original servant pull bells. Traditional terracotta pamment tiled floor.
 

BUTLERS PANTRY 9' 2" x 6' 0" (2.79m x 1.83m) Original shelving and stone sink. Traditional terracotta pamment tiled floor.
 

SITTING ROOM 18' 6" x 15' 7" > 10' 10" (5.64m x 4.75m) An L-shaped room having window with shutters overlooking the front garden. Large marble open fireplace. Original oak shelving and cupboards.
 

REAR HALL Door leading out to the rear parking courtyard. Second staircase to the first and second floor landings. Large boot and cloak storage area. Traditional terracotta pamment tiled floor. Door to the cellar.
 

LAUNDRY ROOM 14' 0" x 9' 5" (4.27m x 2.87m) Windows with shutters overlooking the front garden. Base unit with beech block worktop surface, incorporating a large Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap. Large arched recess with shelving, plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Modern pamment tiled floor. Camray oil-fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating.
 

CELLAR 18' 0" x 8' 8" (5.49m x 2.64m) Full brick vaulted ceiling with brick wine bins and timber wine storage racks.
 

CLOAK/SHOWER ROOM 10' 0" x 9' 0" (3.05m x 2.74m) Suite comprising large fitted shower cubicle, vanity handbasin with marble top and chrome mixer tap and low level WC. Partial panelling, original fitted shelving and ceramic tiled floor.
 

FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING Heavy oak turning banister rails looking down to the main reception hall. Borrowed light skylights. Main staircase to the second floor with built-in understairs storage cupboard.
 

GUEST BEDROOM 18' 0" x 15' 10" (5.49m x 4.83m) South facing sash window overlooking the main rear garden with open countryside views. Fitted double wardrobe and recessed bookshelving. Connecting door to bathroom.
 

BATHROOM 10' 4" x 8' 8" (3.15m x 2.64m) Modern white suite comprising panelled bath with fitted shower and screen, pedestal handbasin and low level WC. Ceiling cornice, extensive white splashback tiling and stone-effect ceramic tiled floor.
 

MASTER BEDROOM 19' 2" > 14' 8" x 18' 7" (5.84m x 5.66m) Double aspect windows with views across the formal gardens. High ceiling with original cornice. Three double wardrobes with panelled doors.
 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 14' 7" x 9' 2" + 6' 3" x 5' 5" (4.44m x 2.79m) Suite comprising raised panelled bath set into a marble top with panelled surround and central mixer tap, large built-in shower cubicle with extensive white tiling, twin vanity handbasins with marble tops, two chrome taps and built-in cupboards under and low level WC. Ceiling cornice and stone-effect ceramic tiled floor.
 

BEDROOM THREE 18' 7" x 13' 0" > 11' 3" (5.66m x 3.96m) Window overlooking the west garden and open fields. High ceiling with original cornice. Pedestal handbasin with white splashback tiling and fitted mirror. Recessed bookshelving and built-in wardrobes and airing cupboard.
 

BEDROOM FOUR 14' 4" x 10' 10" (4.37m x 3.3m) Window with fitted shutters overlooking the front garden. High ceiling with original cornice and fitted double wardrobe.
 

BEDROOM FIVE 14' 4" x 10' 0" (4.37m x 3.05m) Window with fitted shutters overlooking the front garden. Pedestal handbasin with white splashback tiling and fitted mirror. Fitted bookshelving and fitted double wardrobe.
 

BATHROOM 9' 6" max x 5' 4" (2.9m x 1.63m) Double aspect windows. White suite comprising panelled bath with chrome mixer shower tap, pedestal handbasin and low level WC. Extensive white splashback tiling, large fitted mirror and stone-effect ceramic tiled floor.
 

REAR LANDING Original servants' staircase to the second floor and further staircase leading down to the rear hall and kitchen. Connecting door through to the self contained guest cottage.
 

MAIN SECOND FLOOR LANDING Staircase from the galleried landing to the second floor. Excellent storage areas including eaves storage and boarded loft space.
 

BEDROOM SIX/GAMES ROOM 19' 2" x 14' 0" (5.84m x 4.27m) Double aspect windows. Enclosed fireplace. Partially vaulted ceiling and low voltage spotlighting.
 

BEDROOM SEVEN 16' 4" x 10' 9" (4.98m x 3.28m) Window overlooking the front garden. This room is accessed via the main and second floor landings with door leading to the second floor bathroom on the other side.
 

BATHROOM 16' 4" x 10' 2" (4.98m x 3.1m) Double aspect windows with far reaching views. White suite comprising panelled bath with chrome mixer shower tap, pedestal handbasin and low level WC. Extensive white splashback tiling. Connecting door through to...  

SECOND FLOOR REAR LANDING Built-in cupboard housing the hot water tank.
 

BEDROOM EIGHT 24' 8" x 13' 10" (7.52m x 4.22m) Double aspect windows, the north window giving views out across the village to the church and coastline beyond. Built-in bookshelving and hatch to loft space.  

MANOR HOUSE WING Although connected to the main house on the rear landing, the Manor House Wing is completely independent and has its own private entrance.
 

ENTRANCE Vaulted ceiling. Terracotta-style ceramic tiled floor. Open-plan to the kitchen and conservatory/dining room.
 

CONSERVATORY/DINING ROOM 19' 4" x 12' 0" + 11' 8" x 7' 4" (5.89m x 3.66m) A stunning room built between the old buildings and roof spaces. Partial internal pamment and terracotta tiled roof with original external brick and flint walls, enclosed in sealed unit smoke glazing with double doors leading out to the garden. Central lantern skylight. Terracotta-style ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating. Open-plan to kitchen.
 

KITCHEN 17' 10" x 9' 10" (5.44m x 3m) Full height pitched ceiling with exposed roof timbers. Triple aspect windows. Good range of farmhouse-style pine base and wall units with beech block worktop surfaces, incorporating a two bowl stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap and separate filtered water tap. Duck egg Rayburn stove with accompanying side slate top. Built-in electric oven with electric hob. Plumbing for dishwasher and space for fridge/freezer. Exposed pine floorboards.
 

INNER HALL  

CLOAKROOM Handbasin and low level WC. Stone-effect ceramic tiled floor.
 

SITTING ROOM 16' 0" x 14' 0" (4.88m x 4.27m) Double aspect windows with inset lighting. Fireplace with moulded surround incorporating a French wood-burning stove, set on a raised pamment tiled hearth.
 

STUDY 14' 6" x 10' 3" (4.42m x 3.12m) Staircase to the first floor landing with large built-in understairs storage cupboard.
 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Connecting door to the main house.
 

BEDROOM ONE 16' 0" x 14' 0" (4.88m x 4.27m) Double aspect windows. Three large built-in wardrobes.
 

BEDROOM TWO 10' 9" x 10' 2" (3.28m x 3.1m) Window overlooking the inner courtyard with open field views. Pedestal handbasin and hatch to loft space. Large original built-in cupboard.
 

BATHROOM 10' 0" x 7' 9" (3.05m x 2.36m) White suite comprising fitted shower with screen, vanity handbasin with marble top, large fitted mirror and built-in cupboards under and low level WC. Heated towel rail and stone-effect ceramic tiled floor. Laundry cupboard housing the hot water tank, pine slatted shelving, plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer with overhead cupboards.
 

OUTSIDE To the front east side of the property, there is a set of impressive brick piers with stone finials leading to a sweeping circular shingled driveway, which has original brick, chalk and carrstone walls to two boundaries, raised lavender shrub borders and large mature trees including Holm Oaks, Chestnut, Beech and Yew. The driveway leads to the large rear shingled courtyard, giving plenty of concealed off-street parking and access to the old stable and cart barns.

The main garden is situated to the rear south side of the property, where there is a large formal lawn with beautiful mature trees, all backing on to the property's large paddock area, which in turn backs on to open countryside. The garden has well established shrub borders, yew tree hedging and a traditional low level carrstone wall with a brick archway leading through to the private pool area. The sunken heated pool has a south-facing paved terrace and lawn with a high chalk wall and trained climbing plants to the north boundary, giving a wonderful sheltered Mediterranean feel.

A grass tennis court is a recent addition to the garden to the west of the property. There is a formal west-facing paved courtyard with a private secluded terrace, central lawn, millstone raised feature, outside lighting and wisteria. A traditional brick wall with wrought iron gates leads into the good-sized cottage garden, enjoying south and west facing aspects, having a main lawn with established shrub borders, hedging, mature cherry tree and outbuildings.

The grounds in total extend to 5.76 acres (sts).
 

REAR SHINGLED COURTYARD  

ORIGINAL DETACHED OUTBUILDING 16' 9" x 8' 5" (5.11m x 2.57m) This outbuilding is currently used as a wood and coal store.
 

OPEN CART BARN 19' 2" x 15' 0" (5.84m x 4.57m) Rear set of spiked panelled double doors to the rear barn courtyard. Original brick floor. Internal glazed double doors to...
 

BARN/BOAT STORE 20' 0" x 19' 0" (6.1m x 5.79m) Brick fireplace and exposed brick floor. Archway leading to the second barn.
 

SECOND BARN 19' 0" x 19' 0" (5.79m x 5.79m) Full height vaulted ceiling. Electric power and light.
 

THE OLD STABLE/GARAGE 30' 0" x 20' 0" (9.14m x 6.1m) Original loose boxes and full height ceiling. Electric power and light.
 

SWIMMING POOL AREA  

CHANGING ROOM 30' 0" x 5' 0" (9.14m x 1.52m) Housing the oil tank for the AGA.
 

SECOND STORE 35' 0" x 5' 4" (10.67m x 1.63m) Providing useful open storage.
 

SERVICES Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING F. Ref:- 0638-2877-7236-9305-6005
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit https://www.epcregister.com/ and enter in the reference number above. 

COUNCIL TAX Band G. 

DIRECTIONS On entering Holme from Thornham and Wells-next-the-Sea, Chalk Pit Lane is the first turning on the left. The property is situated immediately on the right hand side.
 

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