10 bedroom detached house for saleBlakeney Long Lane, Wiveton, Holt, Norfolk
Offers in Region of £2,500,000
- Entrance hall, Dining room, Inner lobby, Snug, Side porch, Separate cloakroom, Sitting room, Study, Inner hall, Cloakroom, Kitchen/breakfast room, Conservatory, Utility, Office
- First floor: Master bedroom suite with separate bathroom and dressing room, 7 further bedrooms, Separate bathroom, Separate Cloakroom
- Separate cottage/annex with sitting room/ kitchen/breakfast room, 2 bedrooms, Shower room, Separate cloakroom, Garden
- Range of outbuildings with stable block, Loose boxes , Aviaries, General storage buildings, Tractor barn with mezzanine storage, Machinery barn, Workshop/garden shed, Apple store, Garden (truncated)
- Formal and informal gardens and grounds, Decked recreational and sitting areas, Grazing land, meadows and paddocks, Extensive mature woodland and shelter belts, Vegetable gardens/orchard, fish pond
- Haven for wildlife
- In all about 13 acres (5.26 hectares)
- For sale by private treaty as a whole
- EPC = Long Furlong House - E
- EPC = Separate cottage/annex - E
Full descriptionLong Furlong House comprises a detached
period house in the "Arts & Crafts" mock Tudor,
Lutyens style, built in 1923 principally of brick
and timber construction under a pintiled roof.
The property was originally built for a Colonel
and Kate Crowdy who were returning from India
and subsequently the property was extended
and enlarged through its three ownerships,
having been divided into three during the
Second World War and one part occupied by
officers of the USAF.
Owned by the current vendors since 1983 the
property offers a unique opportunity providing a
small country estate in North Norfolk surrounded
by farmland in attractive unspoilt countryside in a
completely private location yet within easy reach
of Holt, Blakeney and the North Norfolk Coast.
The house retains many "Arts & Craft" features
with exposed timbers and brickwork, latch
doors, fine oak staircase and pegged timbers,
brick feature fireplaces and leaded windows.
There is a spacious entrance hall, a south facing
dining room and sitting room and large kitchen/
breakfast room with two oven oil fired Aga
and substantial conservatory adjoining which
opens out onto the gardens. The first floor
accommodation includes a master bedroom
suite, seven further bedrooms all of which have
wash basins in the rooms.
Long Furlong House stands within its own
wooded gardens and grounds in an elevated
location about 1½ miles to the south of Blakeney
village surrounded by farmland. The property
is situated in one of the prettiest and most
unspoilt areas of North Norfolk yet within easy
reach of the Georgian market town of Holt
(3 miles) which provides excellent shopping,
schooling and leisure facilities.
The North Norfolk coast, much to which is
classified as being an area of outstanding
natural beauty is 1½ miles to the North and
offers numerous recreational pursuits including
walking, water sports, bird sanctuaries and
sandy beaches. The village of Morston (2 miles)
has boat trips to Blakeney Point and there are
local amenities within Blakeney village whichinclude a doctor's surgery, village shops, post
office, primary school, restaurants and a number
of public houses.
There are good schools in both private and state
sectors including Blakeney Primary, Langham
Primary, Holt Primary, Gresham's School, Holt for
both boys and girls and Beeston Hall, West Runton.
The City of Norwich is approximately 24 miles
to the south with its comprehensive shopping,
business and leisure facilities. The region is
accessible by road and rail with the A11/M11 to
London and the main line rail connection from
Norwich to Liverpool Street taking approximately
100 minutes. Norwich Airport offers both
domestic and International flights. King's Lynn
(30 miles) has rail links with London Kings Cross.
Within the grounds to the property is a separate
cottage/annex which is suitable for a replacement
dwelling subject to planning permission and an
extensive range of outbuildings which include
stabling, garage, garden sheds, tractor/machinery
barns, workshop, greenhouses, apple store, secret
summer house, garden room and aviaries.
The property is approach via an electric gate
leading to a splendid tree lined driveway which
leads to the front of the house and a paved turning and parking area. The setting of the property is absolutely unique and has over 40 different types of trees, some of which are up to 400 years old. These include oak, ash, lime, yew, scots pine, beech, silver birch, monterrey cypress, sycamore, maple, sweet chestnut, horse chestnut, blue cedars, flowering cherry, sequoia, magnolia and a variety of other specimen trees. There is an orchard which includes apple trees, damson, plum and hazels and a fine fig tree on a south wall of the House.
A large vegetable garden/fruit plot has been
nearly organic for 34 years and the surrounding
woodland provides an ornithologist paradise
including green and greater spotted wood
pecker, fire crests, gold crests, tree creepers,
nuthatch, blackcap, willow warbler, tits and
finches including goldfinches, common buzzard,
oyster catcher and house martins. There are other
rare visitors and the normal passing pink footed
geese in winter.
The grounds include paddocks and stabling ideal
for the equestrian enthusiast and there is a wellstocked fish pond in front of the separate cottage/ annex with roach, dace, tench, carp and koi.
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