Get brand editions for Fine & Country, North & West Norfolk

This property has been removed by the agent. It may be sold or temporarily removed from the market

View similar properties

6 bedroom detached house for sale

Lee House, Town Street, Upwell, Norfolk

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A Superb Detached Georgian Residence having Undergone Meticulous Restoration
  • Impressive Entrance Hall with Sweeping Staircase
  • Six Double Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms
  • Generous Accommodation Including Farmhouse Kitchen, Cold Room & Utility
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room & Large Study
  • A Substantial Amount of Original Features Throughout
  • Detached Barn, Coach House & Garaging
  • Mature Gardens Including Ancient Knot Garden, Lawn & Rose Garden
  • Private Eight Meter Mooring Along Well Creek Canal
  • The Accommodation Extends to Approximately 3,711 sq. ft.

Full description

Originally, centuries ago, Lee House was a farmhouse in the centre of the pretty waterside village of Upwell on the edge of Norfolk, with documents alone dating back to 1657. Then around 1800, a wealthy landowner extended the property and built the impressive Georgian front. On stepping through the pretty, half-glazed, arched front door you are immediately captivated by the dramatic and extremely elegant staircase sweeping round and round up to the top floor. It is certainly a spectacular centrepiece to this beautiful property which gives you a taste of a robust but comfortable farmhouse style at the back juxtaposed by the tasteful elegance and symmetry of Georgian living at the front. The generous proportions of all the rooms with their high ceilings and impressive cornices, and the wealth of painted timber panelling and fully working internal shutters, the attractive marble fireplaces and the wide and gleaming timber boards underfoot are evidence of the exquisite Georgian craftsmanship and attention to detail. The dining room has an unusual arched ceiling, and there is a substantial cellar, also with a curved roof.

Additions since Georgian times have included the bay windows at the front which are Victorian, with their delicate stained-glass panes above, which has extended the floor space and the in-flooding of natural light even further. The large farmhouse-style kitchen harks back to days of old with its beautiful original quarry tiled floor and old cream Aga but has been updated with bespoke units, a new butler sink within solid timber worktops all in keeping with the original style.

Outside is equally as impressive with a feature pond surrounded by York stone slabs, well-established knot garden, central lawn with bluebell wood in the corner and a thirty-foot greenhouse.

Also outside there are some extensive outbuildings which could be utilised for all sorts of purposes: as offices or workshops, or for converting into separate accommodation.

A rare asset to Lee House is its free, eight-metre, private mooring on Well Creek in front of the house.

Upwell is a very desirable village in which to live on the edge of the Fens just into Norfolk. To the east the market town of Downham Market, with a state secondary school, is only a fifteen minute drive away with its direct rail link to London; so too is Wisbech to the northeast, ?the Capital of the Fens', with the sought after Wisbech Grammar School.

More information from this agent

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 May 2016

Map & Street View

Disclaimer - Property reference 6663248. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Fine & Country, North & West Norfolk. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* The speed displayed is the maximum broadband speed package available on These may be lower at peak times and can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. The information is provided and maintained by Decision Technologies Limited.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.