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3 bedroom detached house for sale

MID NORFOLK

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Property Description

Key features

  • THREE BEDROOMS
  • ENSUITE DRESSING ROOM TO MASTER
  • UPGRADED AND EXTENDED BY THE CURRENT OWNERS
  • POTENTIAL FOR ANNEXE
  • GENEROUS GARDENS PLOT IN EXCESS OF AN ACRE
  • PADDOCK AND STABLE BLOCK
  • TWO BAY CART LODGE
  • GAMES ROOM

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The Story

Sitting in their warm drawing room, with the sun streaming in through the many windows, the owners of The Horseshoes reminisce about moving to Whinburgh 18 years ago. Relocating to Norfolk, they were seeking a home that offered them seclusion and the chance to enjoy a country lifestyle.
“We came from a modern, five bedroom home in Stevenage and wanted something very different, something rural that we could make our own,” one of them says. “An important consideration for us was being able to walk right around the house in our own grounds. We wanted to be in a nice location and also very private, we are opposite a field that had cows in when we arrived and now sometimes has sheep, this is a lovely place.”

HOME WITH HISTORY
Thought to be about 150 years old, the property was once a village inn named The Horseshoes. This was closed back in 1967 and the building turned over to residential use. “There was also a smithy at the back, this is a brick and flint building that was detached from the main part of the house when we arrived,” he says.
“When we first saw the house we knew immediately that it was the right place for us. We knew there were changes we wanted to make but it was a blank canvas and we could see its great potential.”

SEASONAL PLEASURES
The couple spent about a year at The Horseshoes, thinking about what they wanted to do in order to upgrade and improve it. “We ended up building a lovely vaulted area off the old dining room but it was such a wonderful space we decided to make it into our drawing room,” he explains. “The former drawing room became a new and spacious dining room.” The drawing room is now one of their favourite places to spend time, with windows on three sides and doors that can be opened on to the garden in the summer, it is a bright and airy space. “When the doors are open you feel very much part of the garden,” he says. “In the winter, we light the wood burner and enjoy watching the flames in the warmth.”

WORK OR PLAY
Further work to the property saw them incorporate the former smithy into the main house, creating an area that would become the social hub of the house.
“We made it integral to the house by building a long utility area and shower room,” he explains. “This is now another lovely room, with its vaulted ceiling and flint walls. We have our pool table in there and if friends come over that is often where we all end up.” This part of the house could have other possible uses for new owners. It could become an office for someone wishing to work from home, or a studio space. “It could also become a fourth bedroom or even a self contained annexe, if that is what someone is looking for.”

COMFORTABLE BLEND
The first floor of the house was also completely redesigned by the couple. They rearranged the accommodation to ensure it comprised three generous bedrooms and a family bathroom. “The master bedroom also now has a good size dressing area,” he points out. “We have enjoyed the current layout of the rooms and it has made it very easy to have people to stay.” The property has a modern cottage style inside, blending the character of the exposed wood and stonework with more modern areas.
“Some parts of the house do have more of a barn feel while others are more up to date, but it all works very well together,” he adds.

COUNTRY LIFESTYLE
The couple have savoured country life to the full at The Horseshoes. Their paddock and stables are enjoyed by two donkeys, some pygmy goats, a number of chickens and even turkeys. “When we arrived the previous owners had a large vegetable garden. We have made that into garden and now just have a smaller area, where we grow a few things for the kitchen, and an orchard, with apple, plum and pear trees.”
The couple have enjoyed being surrounded by beautiful countryside, as well as being within easy reach of the coast and Norfolk Broads. Yet equally the market town of Dereham, with its supermarkets, is just two miles away and the city of Norwich just 20 minutes’ drive. “It will be hard to leave this house as we have put such a lot into it,” he adds. “For us this has been so much more than a place to live, it has been a lifestyle.”

Setting The Scene

The Horseshoes enjoys a generous gravelled carriage driveway, with two five bar gates leading to the two bay open cart lodge, and integral garage and adjoining paddock. To the rear is a sun terrace, with views over sweeping lawns. To the side, screened by mature beech hedging, is a further private lawned area and orchard with apples, pears, plums and cooking apples.
The main garden has generous lawns and country hedging backing on to fields. Access to the paddock is also bounded by country hedging. There are outbuildings comprising three wooden stables; one currently is used as a workshop, with electricity and water, and there is hard standing to the front, plus a hay store and tack room.

What's Nearby ()

Whinburgh is a small mid Norfolk village with the benefit of a local public house, the neighbouring villages of Garveston and Clint Green offer primary schools. Whinburgh is situated in the middle of a triangle of the market towns of Dereham, Watton and Wymondham, all of which offer a wide range of facilities including local high street shopping and various supermarkets including Waitrose and Sainsbury’s. There is a range of recreational activities, restaurants and public houses.

Within Easy Reach

The city of Norwich is only 16 miles away with an international airport and mainline rail link to London Liverpool Street Station and access onto the recently dualled A11 London Road. There are a wealth of historic buildings including the 12th century castle and cathedral. There is extensive and varied shopping and bustling nightlife including theatres, restaurants, wine bars and music venues. The famous North Norfolk coastline is within easy access boasting leisure activities, wildlife and expansive sandy beaches.

DIRECTIONS:

From Norwich proceed out on the B1108 Earlham Road, travelling past Barford, at the second Barnham Broom take the middle road. At the next junction turn right towards Hardingham and Dereham. Travel through the villages of Hardingham and Garveston. Enter the village of Whinburgh travel past the Mustard Pot public house and the property will be found shortly after on the right hand side on the bend before the bridge.


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  • Wymondham (8.4 mi)
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