7 bedroom farm house for saleHelhoughton
Withdrawn from Market £995,000
- Seven Bedrooms
- Five Bathrooms
- Three Large Reception Rooms
- Two Studies
- Many Period Features
- Large Garden in Tranquil Setting
- Unspoilt Rural Views
- Range of Outbuildings
- Viewing Recommended
This spacious home, full of historic character and period features is set in about one and a half acres (stms) of gardens and faces south across open countryside with its back to the road. On its west side the former farmyard is enclosed by a range of barns which used to contain the riding stables, carriage house and cowsheds. The oldest part of the house was originally a small farm cottage, thought to date back to Tudor times, which was subsequently extended over time. Later an elegant Georgian wing was added on to the south side, as well as a third level above the older building to balance the roof levels. Solar panels installed in 2011 generate a tax-free income of over £1000 p.a.
The extensive accommodation includes three large reception rooms on the ground floor, including two Georgian sitting rooms each with an open fireplace, large sash windows and high ceilings. The dining room, in the north-west corner, is the oldest room in the house, full of character with huge exposed beams and an inglenook open fireplace. The rest of the ground floor consists of a large kitchen, with an Aga and a family eating area. Leading off it are a large cellar/pantry, a good sized utility room, a downstairs cloakroom and a library, previously used as a gun room. Upstairs are a further ten rooms over the first and second floors, seven of which are currently used as bedrooms, three of them with en-suite facilities. The other three rooms have been used as a children's playroom and as two studies/offices, but could be used as further bedrooms.
A major asset of this attractive home is the outside space. There is an extensive roadside garden giving one a feeling of space and seclusion, a large gravelled driveway providing extensive off road parking, with two open car shelters by the back door and a further lock up garage in the barn range. At the front, on the south side, is a large sheltered shingled seating area as well as an expansive lawn with well stocked flower and shrub beds backing onto open fields behind a thick hedge.
The range of outbuildings include the former riding stable which has been converted into a large garden studio, complete with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, and loft galleries at either end. It has made a very successful party room for the current owners, with a barbecue in the garden outside and a snooker table cum ping-pong table inside. The remainder of the barns have not been developed, but previously had planning permission for light industrial use and could also be converted into holiday accommodation.
This property has so much to offer that a viewing is highly recommended to appreciate its full potential.
HELHOUGHTON Helhoughton is a small rural village located just a short drive from the market town of Fakenham with its many amenities. The village is ideally located for the North Norfolk coast and the surrounding countryside.
MAIN GEORGIAN ENTRANCE HALL An attractive decorative tiled floor, elegant wall panelling and a ten foot high corniced ceiling. A very fine curved staircase with a mahogany banister leads to the first floor. A double glazed front door leads to the garden through a covered porch, two more doors to the Georgian reception rooms and a fourth door to the inner hall and kitchen.
DRAWING ROOM 20' 3" x 16' 5" (6.19m x 5.02m) Large double glazed sash windows, with fitted shutters and window seats, overlook the front garden to the south and east. The room has decorative wall panelling, a corniced ceiling and dado rail and two illuminated niches; and open fireplace with a stone hearth and timber surround; also three radiators and television and telephone points.
SITTING ROOM 17' 2" x 16' 1" (5.25m x 4.92m) Large double glazed sash windows, with fitted internal shutters, overlook the front garden to the south and barns to the west. The room has decorative wall panelling and a corniced ceiling; and open fireplace with a stone hearth and timber surround; three radiators.
INNER HALLWAY This connects the old farmhouse to the new Georgian wing; with a decorative tiled floor, a small storage cupboard, stairs up to the old first floor, doors to the library and the main Georgian Hall, and steps down to the kitchen and to the side hall.
LIBRARY 16' 11" x 6' 7" (5.17m x 2.02m) A reinforced door leads to the library which was previously used as a gun room. A small casement window, with security bars overlooks the front garden on the east side. The walls and ceiling have pine panelling with fitted book shelves, designed to resemble the inside of a boat complete with portholes. A burglar alarm is fitted.
ENTRANCE HALL This has half height oak panelling to the walls, a beechwood floor, a cast iron Victorian fireplace, two understair cupboards and a low ceiling with an exposed beam. A double glazed external door leads to the driveway on the west side of the house, with a covered porch outside. A door leads to the dining room and a narrow staircase to the first floor.
DINING ROOM 22' 4" x 15' 10" (6.82m x 4.83m) This room is full of character containing impressive exposed ceiling beams and a fine inglenook fireplace with a brick surround, a tiled hearth and a wooden lintel; also a serving hatch from the kitchen, a built in safe and two radiators. A secondary glazed casement window looks out onto the driveway to the west and two more onto the rear garden to the north.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 7" x 16' 0" (5.08m x 4.90m) A secondary glazed casement window looks out onto the rear garden. A double glazed door leads to the back door porch with casement windows on the north and west sides and outside entrance door on the east side. Pine fitted wall and base units with ceramic tiled worktops. Built in electric oven, separate four ring electric hob, oil fired Aga. Tiled splashbacks, inset stainless steel double bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap over. Original pamment floor. Wood panelling with a fitted bench around a seated dining area. Exposed ceiling beams, serving hatch to the dining room, doors opening to the cellar and the hallway.
CELLAR 17' 5" x 6' 9" (5.31m x 2.07m) Steps down from the kitchen/breakfast room. Window to the side aspect, pamment tiled flooring, exposed ceiling beams. The room is around 3 feet below ground level and maintains a temperature ideal for storage of food and wine.
HALLWAY Original pamment flooring, fitted storage cupboards and doors opening to the cloakroom and the utility room.
CLOAKROOM Pedestal washbasin with tiled splashback, low level WC, window to the north aspect, with secondary glazing, original tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOM 16' 3" x 15' 4" (4.96m x 4.69m) Windows to the side aspect with secondary glazing. Inset butler sink with chrome mixer tap, rolled edge worktop, space and plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer, and space for a chest freezer. Floor mounted oil fired central heating boiler.
MAIN FIRST FLOOR LANDING Door to the airing cupboard. Doors to the following rooms, stairs down to the first floor in the older part of the house, and stairs up to the second floor.
MASTER BEDROOM 15' 5" x 12' 4" (4.72m x 3.76m) Double glazed sash window to the south aspect overlooking the rear garden and surrounding countryside. One radiator, loft access hatch, double doors opening to a walk in wardrobe, and a door to the en-suite.
EN-SUITE Double glazed sash window to the side aspect. Pedestal washbasin with tiled splashback, low level WC, bidet, corner bath with tiled surround, and a fully tiled shower enclosure with wall mounted electric shower. One radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 15' 3" x 10' 3" (4.66m x 3.14m) Double glazed sash window to the south aspect, overlooking the south garden and surrounding countryside. Fitted wardrobes, one radiator and a door to the en-suite.
EN-SUITE Double glazed sash window to the side aspect and one radiator. Pedestal washbasin with tiled splashback, low level WC, and a panelled bath with tiled surround and with shower attachment.
BEDROOM THREE 14' 2" x 11' 3" (4.33m x 3.45m) Double glazed window to the south aspect, overlooking the south garden and surrounding countryside, and one radiator.
BATHROOM Obscure window to the side aspect, with secondary glazing, and one radiator. Pedestal washbasin with tiled splashback, low level WC and a panelled bath with tiled surround.
OLD FIRST FLOOR LANDING Window to the north aspect, with secondary glazing, overlooking the south garden. One radiator, exposed ceiling beam, built in storage cupboards and doors to the following rooms.
NURSERY/PLAYROOM/BEDROOM EIGHT Window to the side aspect, with secondary glazing, and a window to the north aspect, with secondary glazing, overlooking the north garden and surrounding fields and countryside. Two radiators, feature cast iron open fireplace with stone hearth and wood surround, built in storage cupboard with fitted shelving, television point and an exposed ceiling beam.
ART STUDIO/BEDROOM ELEVEN 12' 7" x 8' 4" > 6' 9" (3.84 x 2.56m > 2.08m) Window to the west aspect, with secondary glazing. Inset stainless steel sink with drainer and chrome taps over, fitted base and wall mounted cupboards. One radiator and a built in storage cupboard with fitted shelving.
STUDY/BEDROOM NINE 14' 11" x 12' 4" (4.56m x 3.78m) Window to the north aspect, overlooking the garden, with secondary glazing. One radiator (run by the Aga), exposed ceiling beams.
STUDY/BEDROOM TEN 12' 2" x 10' 9" (3.71m x 3.30m) Window to the north aspect with secondary glazing, overlooking the garden, one radiator, exposed ceiling beam and a glazed window looking back to the landing.
BATHROOM Two obscure windows with secondary glazing to the side aspect, and one radiator. Pedestal washbasin with tiled splashback, low level WC, shower enclosure with tiled surround and wall mounted electric shower.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING Cupboard housing the hot water cylinder, built in storage cupboard with fitted shelving, and doors to the following rooms.
BEDROOM FOUR Double glazed sash window to the west aspect, with field views, loft hatch to ceiling. Semi-vaulted ceiling, one radiator and a door to the en-suite.
EN-SUITE Obscure window to the north aspect. Pedestal washbasin, with tiled splashback, low level WC, shower enclosure with wall mounted electric shower and one radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE 16' 8" x 16' 7" (5.09m x 5.07m) Sash window to the east aspect, one radiator and a semi-vaulted ceiling.
BEDROOM SIX 12' 8" x 9' 4" (3.88m x 2.85m) Window, with secondary glazing, to the north aspect, overlooking the garden and surrounding fields. Pedestal washbasin with tiled splashback, one radiator.
BEDROOM SEVEN 14' 4" x 7' 11" (4.37m x 2.43m) Window to the west aspect with secondary glazing, one radiator and a built in cupboard with fitted shelving.
GARDEN STUDIO 43' 1" x 14' 4" (13.14m x 4.39m) This has been converted by the current owners into a family entertainment area. Large stable style entrance door with window with secondary glazing to the north aspect, double glazed door to the south aspect. Two windows to the north aspect, with secondary glazing, two windows to the south, with secondary glazing, and a Velux window to the roof, to the west aspect. Four electric storage heaters, flood lighting above snooker table area, vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, mezzanine floor accessed via a ladder.
Fitted kitchen comprising a range of base and wall mounted units, rolled edge worktops, inset stainless steel sink with drainer, hot water tank and immersion heater, tiled splashbacks. Space for a freestanding electric oven, plumbing for a dishwasher, space for a fridge. Varnished wood flooring, stairs up to a further mezzanine floor with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Door to bathroom.
BATHROOM Pedestal washbasin, low level WC, panelled bath with tiled surround and electric shower over. Window to the east aspect, with secondary glazing, electric towel rail and an electric storage heater. Door to garage.
GARAGE 20' 2" x 16' 2" (6.15m x 4.95m) Up and over door, power and lighting. Sliding door opening to a walk-in storage cupboard with power and lighting, and a door opening to a hallway providing access to workshops.
WORKSHOP 9' 10" x 7' 11" (3.01m x 2.42m) Window to the east aspect.
POTTING SHED 9' 11" x 4' 11" (3.03m x 1.52m) Window to the east aspect. Fitted shelving, stainless steel sink with cold tap and electric hot water tap.
MAIN WORKSHOP 49' 0" x 17' 2" (14.95m x 5.25m) Windows to the east and west aspects, door to cloakroom and two glazed doors to the east aspect. Vaulted ceiling, loft storage area.
CLOAKROOM Pedestal washbasin and low level WC. Window to the east aspect.
THE OLD DAIRY A double car shelter for two vehicles, with power, lighting and a vaulted ceiling. Built in garden shed to the side, with lighting, and housing the 2000 litre oil storage tank.
OUTSIDE The property is accessed through a five bar gate and over a shingle driveway which provides ample off-road parking and access to the car shelter. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, planted shrubs and flowers. It is enclosed by mature hedging and a cobble, brick and flint wall. The east garden is lawned with steps down to a kitchen garden and a path leading to the rear garden. The front garden is south facing and has a shingled seating area which is adjacent to the Georgian part of the property. The front lawned garden leads around to the side of the property and there is an array of planted flower and shrub beds, mature trees and mature hedging. The front garden backs onto fields and offers lovely countryside views.
SERVICES Mains electricity and water. Septic tank and cesspit drainage.
COUNCIL TAX Band G.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING F. Ref:- 2638-2089-7265-4446-9914
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DIRECTIONS On entering Helhoughton from the direction of Broomsthorpe, turn left into the village, signposted Fakenham, where the property can be found on the right, before entering The Street.
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