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Property Description

Key features

  • Five Bedrooms
  • Four Bathrooms
  • Beautifully Appointed
  • Open Plan Feel
  • Light and Airy Reception Spaces
  • Bi-Folding Doors to Terraces
  • Unique Multi-Level Layout
  • Enclosed Rear Garden
  • Triple Car Port
  • Viewing Highly Recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An extremely well designed and well appointed five bedroom detached residence located in the incredibly popular North Norfolk coastal village of Thornham.
The architects and developer wanted to build a very special property that not only used local materials so was in keeping with the local area but also to use the best of modern design to create a truly unique property.
The Retreat is extremely deceptive from the front; it is only when you start to explore the property internally that you soon realise that this isn't your typical new home. There are multiple levels throughout the property which flow with the gradient of the plot, and the inset LED down lights which light the way tempt you in to explore the house. Although there are lots of rooms there is an open plan feel, with each room on the ground level leading to another which provides a sense of light and space and creates a very social environment. The entire ground floor has underfloor heating and is finished with a high quality limestone tiled floor, with luxurious carpet in the snug and sitting room.
The outside space blends seamlessly with the inside; there are bi-folding doors to east and south of the open plan kitchen/dining room, which is the hub of the house. A morning terrace is ideal for enjoying breakfast outside in the summer months, and the bi-folding doors to the rear lead to a sheltered south facing terrace and on to the lawn; with the doors open you really get a sense that the garden spaces become a part of the house. All of the main reception rooms are positioned at the back of the property allowing privacy and direct access to the garden areas.
There are also very practical elements on the ground floor, with a utility room/boot room at the front of the house with its own entrance door directly from the parking area, and a large shower room/wet room close to the entrance - perfect for washing sandy feet and paws after a day at the beach.
Upstairs is also set over many different levels, and is just as unique as the ground floor; vaulted ceilings with glass roof panes flood the landing areas with natural light. There are five double bedrooms and three bathrooms, including the very impressive master bedroom suite which would not look out of place in a boutique 5 star hotel. The suite has three levels and comprises its own entrance hall, en-suite, walk-in wardrobe, bedroom with vaulted ceilings, and a private snug with panoramic views over the coast. It is incredibly private and perfect to hide away from the world - a real retreat!
The garden has been professionally landscaped and designed with morning and afternoon terraces to the east and south - perfect for entertaining. There is a raised decked area, raised planted shrub and flower beds. Inset lighting in the patio areas, spot lighting in gardens and up and down lighters fitted to the house really make the gardens and house come alive at night.
The property also incorporates lots of modern technology including underfloor heating which is powered by an air source heat pump making it very energy efficient. A built in sound system is fitted throughout the ground level and master bedroom, and an abundance of different types of LED lighting allow the mood to be changed at the flick of a switch.
The Retreat really is an individual, one of a kind home that must be seen to be fully appreciated.

THORNHAM Thornham is a picturesque village of traditional Norfolk properties on the coast between Hunstanton (5 miles) and Burnham Market (8 miles). The village is renowned for its sandy beaches, long walks and the marshland bird reserve. It has a small harbour, three pub restaurants, a delicatessen/cafe, farm shop with the Yurt Restaurant and designer boutiques, church and hairdressers. The Lifeboat Inn is said to have been a haven for smugglers in the 16th century. The Royal West Norfolk Golf Club is 3 miles away at Brancaster. King's Lynn, 20 miles, has a main line rail link to London via Cambridge. 

The ground floor of the property is set across several different levels and features limestone tiled flooring with underfloor heating throughout, with carpet to the snug and sitting room. There are LED downlights to the walkways and steps, uplighters and downlighters to walls and spotlights to ceilings.  

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- Covered entrance porch with uplighting and downlighting to the wall and spotlights set into steps up to the entrance. A double glazed entrance door to the side aspect opens into… 

ENTRANCE HALL 6' 10" x 6' 4" (2.10m x 1.94m) Door opening to inner hallway. 

INNER HALLWAY Door to the cloakroom and steps down to the utility/boot room. Open to the kitchen/dining room. 

CLOAKROOM Double glazed multi pane window to the side aspect. Duravit suite comprising a washbasin and low level WC with push button flush. 

UTILITY/BOOT ROOM 10' 11" x 8' 2" (3.35m x 2.49m) Double glazed stable door to the front aspect, opening to the parking area. Double glazed multi pane sash window to the front aspect. Bespoke fitted units comprising a range of base and wall mounted units with granite worktops and splashback and a Rangemaster ceramic butler sink with chrome mixer tap above. Integrated washer/dryer, panel for the alarm system, bench seat with built in storage and fitted coat hooks above. Door to the wetroom. 

WETROOM 6' 0" x 3' 10" (1.83m x 1.18m) Fully tiled floor and walls with a rainhead shower, extractor fan, and a mirrored wall. 

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 20' 6" x 20' 6" (6.25m x 6.25m) Double glazed sash window to the front aspect and double glazed bi-folding doors to the rear aspect, opening onto the south facing terrace. The kitchen is a bespoke, handcrafted Jem Lake kitchen comprising a range of base and wall mounted units with a granite worktop and splashback. Inset stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap above. Rangemaster Toledo range cooker with ceramic hob, and a Fisher Paykel stainless steel extractor hood above. Integrated Fisher Paykel electric oven, integrated dishwasher and a Fisher Paykel American style fridge/freezer. A central island has a granite worktop with inset chopping board,cupboards and drawers beneath, and a breakfast bar seating area. Feature exposed brick wall with LED uplighting. Steps up to the sitting room. 

BREAKFAST AREA 9' 7" x 7' 10" (2.94m x 2.41m) Bi-folding doors opening to the morning terrace, and the two sets of glazed doors to either side of the kitchen/breakfast room provide a flow of light and air through the property; when opened the gardens join seamlessly with the interior space. Galleried opening to the first floor and steps down to the snug. 

SNUG 12' 8" x 10' 10" (3.88m x 3.31m) Double multi pane glazed sash windows to the front aspect, television point and a built-in storage cupboard housing the connection point for the integral sound system. 

SITTING ROOM 21' 3" x 12' 2" (6.49m x 3.72m) A bright triple aspect room with double glazed sash windows to each side and three double glazed sash windows to the rear aspect, all overlooking the garden. Double glazed French doors open to the garden. Open fireplace, television point and steps up to the first floor accommodation. 

LANDING There are several sections to the landing, the first of which has a vaulted ceiling and glass panelled roof providing natural light, and double glazed multi pane sash window to the side aspect. Glazed galleried area looking down onto the breakfast area. Door to the master bedroom suite.  

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE Arranged over three levels.
Entrance Hall
Doors to the en-suite and dressing room, and steps up to the bedroom.
Double glazed obscure sash window to the front aspect. Vanity washbasin, low level WC with push button flush and a walk-in shower enclosure which is fully tiled with a glazed screen and rainhead shower. Extractor fan, chrome heated towel radiator and ceramic tiled flooring.

Dressing Room
Built-in wardrobe with lighting and hanging rails.

16' 9" x 10' 8" (5.12m x 3.26m)
Vaulted Ceiling with four double glazed Velux windows and three double glazed sash windows to the rear aspect overlooking the garden. One radiator, built in sound system and steps up to the snug.

12' 4" x 10' 10" (3.78m x 3.32m)
Vaulted ceiling, double glazed sash window to the front aspect with stunning coastal views, one radiator and a galleried landing with glass balustrade overlooking the bedroom.

LANDING Steps up from the first part of the landing. Vaulted ceiling and doors to the following bedrooms. 

BEDROOM FOUR 13' 3" x 10' 6" (4.06m x 3.21m) Two double glazed Velux windows to the rear aspect, vaulted ceiling, one radiator and a built-in double wardrobe. 

BEDROOM FIVE 13' 9" x 9' 9" (4.20m x 2.98m) Double glazed Velux window to the rear aspect, one radiator and a vaulted ceiling. 

SHOWER ROOM Double glazed Velux window to the side aspect. Vanity washbasin with tiled splashback, low level WC with push button flush, and a large walk-in shower enclosure with glazed screen. Vaulted ceiling, chrome heated towel radiator, tiled flooring and partially tiled walls.  

LANDING Steps down from the first part of the landing. Built-in airing cupboard, door to the bathroom and steps down to bedrooms two and three. Two double glazed multi pane sash windows to the side aspect and one radiator. 

BATHROOM Double glazed sash window to the front aspect. Pedestal washbasin with tiled splashback, low level WC with push button flush, panelled bath with shower screen and a rainhead shower over. Partially tiled walls, shaver point, chrome heated towel radiator, ceramic tiled flooring and ceiling spotlights.  

BEDROOM TWO 14' 3" x 11' 3" (4.36m x 3.43m) Double glazed Velux windows to the side and rear aspect and a double glazed sash window to the side aspect. Vaulted ceiling and one radiator. 

BEDROOM THREE 15' 5" x 10' 0" (4.71m x 3.07m) Double glazed sash windows to the front aspect, double glazed sash windows to the side aspect and a Velux window to the side aspect. Vaulted ceiling and one radiator. 

OUTSIDE The property is accessed over a resin bonded gravel driveway providing off road parking and access to a triple car port, which has power and lighting. Steps with inset lighting lead up from the driveway to the porch entrance to the side and a stable entrance door gives access from the car port into the property. There is access around both sides of the property to the south facing rear garden; to the left there are steps with inset lighting leading up to the morning terrace, with a path leading around to the rear. The rear garden has been professionally landscaped, with a south facing sunken terrace which has steps leading up to the lawn. A timber walkway across the lawn leads to a raised decked area, and the garden is bordered by raised flower and shrub beds. The garden is enclosed by panelled fencing, with pleached hornbeams adding an extra degree of privacy.  

SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage. Air source heat pump heating system. 

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. 


DIRECTIONS Upon entering Thornham from the direction of Brancaster Staithe, the property can be found on the left, approximately 200 yards after the turning for Castle Cottages.

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