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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Station Farm, Watlington

Withdrawn from Market £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A Set of Period Farm Cottages Combined to Provide a Comfortable Home
  • Conveniently Located with Access to the Station Having Direct Rail Links to Cambridge and Central London
  • Brick Construction Under a Hipped Slate Roof with Two Front Bay Windows
  • Sitting Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Two Studies, Kitchen with Breakfast Area
  • Four Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms with Two Staircases Either Side of the House
  • Coach House, Garage and Two Separate Smaller Outbuildings
  • Three Stables, Barn, Yard and Post & Rail Menage with Separate Vehicular Access.
  • Good Off-Road Hacking with a Variety of Bridleways Along River Banks
  • Station Farm Consists of Approximately 2.17 Acres of Paddocks and Gardens (STMS)
  • The Accommodation extends to 2,575 sq. ft.

Full description

On the edge of the West Norfolk village of Watlington, about seven miles directly south of King’s Lynn, is a handsome Victorian property, Station Farm. Built in yellow brick under a hipped slate roof this four bedroomed house is set back behind mature hedging and trees with a lawn to the front. The symmetric façade has two bays at ground level, and pretty white shutters to the upstairs windows (which were recently replaced).It is a pretty unique property in this lovely commuter village; it’s very unusual to have a house like this within walking distance of a station but with loads of riding country on the doorstep. It’s an extremely private property with no near neighbours and only a ten minute walk into the heart of the village. The mainline station is easily accessible by foot in five minutes, with trains to Cambridge taking forty minutes and ones to London an hour and forty minutes. Road links are very good too with the A47 nearby going to the west and north, and Norwich to the east, and the A10 to King’s Lynn northwards, and Cambridge and London to the south.

Everything has been well maintained, has double glazing and is fitted with neutral carpeting throughout. Pale paintwork on internal woodwork, plus interconnecting glazed doors all enhance the quality of light inside. The long reception room would have originally been two rooms but has been knocked through allowing light to flood in from both ends: the bay at the front, and double French doors opening onto the south-facing patio at the back. A reputable electric cast iron stove with a hammered brass hood sits in the original chimney breast with the fireplace itself in the shape of a Gothic arch. The floor is fitted with a quality cream carpet and doors lead from the dining area (at the foot of one staircase) and the snug. This is another reception room with a continuation of the same carpet, and is an exceptionally light room with a big window over the south-facing patio and garden at the back. Another electric fire sits in a modern grey fireplace within the original chimney breast, glazed double French doors open into the dining area, and a further door leads towards the kitchen and the side of the house. The kitchen is in a traditional style with pine units, a stainless steel sink and drainer with a chrome mixer tap, positioned under the window at the southeast-facing side of the house. The cooker has an electric double oven with a grill and an electric hob. Worktops are in a laminate granite effect, and the floor is in a complementary grey stone effect vinyl. Space is allowed for appliances, and it should be noted the new oil-fired boiler was recently installed. There is also a very useful walk-in pantry off the kitchen. Access to the kitchen from the back is through a small but very light hall; further access is from a conservatory-style hall at the side of the property with a quarry tiled floor. Downstairs the house has two studies, one on each side, and – perfect for an equestrian property - at the back there is an over sixteen foot long tack room.

The property has two generously-sized double bedrooms at the front and two smaller, but large enough for a double bed, bedrooms at the back of the house. The neutrally-schemed master has a dressing room area with floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobes, and the family bathroom with a bath, lavatory and basin is just across the landing. The second big bedroom, at the top of the other set of stairs, is next to a shower room and accommodates a good-sized rectangular shower with sliding glass door.Station Farm sits in an attractive position with a pretty, naturalistic garden. The white walls surrounding the courtyard make it a very sheltered sun-trap in which to sit.

The owners put in the three twelve by twelve foot stables which have a hay-barn divided into three sections, positioned at a right angle to them. The stables have rubber matting on the floor, and there’s electricity and a water pipe to the yard. There’s space for a horse box as have two driveways, one for the house and another for the yard. The twenty by forty metre menage was put in by the owners four years ago, all fenced in post-and-rail, as is the field and paddock totalling nearly two acres. There is very good natural drainage from the land and menage. The house has its own private drainage with a septic tank which is emptied once a year.

The garden has lots of mature shrubs and trees with poplars down one side of the field, and established hedging along the roadside. There are sloes in the hedging, amongst the honeysuckle, so you can do your own foraging! There is also a mature walnut tree at the front.

There is a beautiful countryside all around the property. There is riding along the river banks and there are miles of permissive riding routes which are on land owned by the Environment Agency. Fen Rivers Way is a long distance path which you can ride, walk and cycle along. This area is close to two rivers – The Cut is a man-made river running parallel to the Great Ouse river on the far side – which has mooring areas, and where it is possible to enjoy activities such as kayaking and canoeing, and sometimes fishing. 

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12 July 2016


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