Guide price £900,000
A charming 4/5-bedroom Grade II listed family home in 0.5 acres of gardens with separate home office, cartshed and large garage /workshop. Separately available is a paddock of 1.5 acres with stable block and with its own road access. Located on the edge of the highly desirable village of Ringstead close to the North Norfolk Coast. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance reception hall - Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga - Drawing/dining room - Sitting room/bedroom 5 - Utility room - Shower room/WC - Small cellar and storage room __________ FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom suite including walk in dressing room and shower room - Guest bedroom with en suite shower room - 2 further double bedrooms - Family bathroom - Walk in linen/storage room __________ OUTSIDE - Gated gravelled parking area - Mature garden, terrace and covered south facing entertaining area - Home office - Garden WC - Oak framed cart shed - Large garage with adjoining workshop - Further garden storage sheds - Pet safe electric fencing __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Holme-next-the-Sea 2 miles - Thornham 3 miles - Hunstanton 4 miles - Burnham Market 11 miles - King's Lynn 17 miles (mainline station to Cambridge and London Kings Cross) __________ SITUATION The village of Ringstead is set amid gently rolling open countryside stretching down to the sea and Ringstead Downs is one of Norfolk's largest remaining areas of chalk grassland. This part of the world is hugely popular with walkers and birdwatchers taking advantage of the flora and fauna as well as walking the Peddars Way and enjoying the National Cycle Path which both pass through the village. The nearest coastline is at Holme next the Sea with big open skies, saltmarshes and sandy beaches popular with locals and visitors throughout the year. Further recreational activities include walking the Norfolk coastal path, sailing at Brancaster Staithe and fine golf courses to name but a few. Ringstead boasts an active community with a village hall, parish church, children's playground, plant nursery and popular village inn. The general stores offer organic produce, wines and beers plus a labyrinth of rooms selling antiques and collectables. About 4 miles to the west is the Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton with supermarkets, a selection of schools and more comprehensive shopping facilities. It is also home to the very popular Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament which is Britain's largest open tennis tournament, having been established in 1920. __________ DESCRIPTION On the south side of the house a covered porch with part glazed front door leads into the large reception hall, a south facing room which also doubles as a comfortable sitting room/library. This room is a wonderfully welcoming centre to the house with the main rooms leading from it. The south and east facing kitchen/breakfast room benefits from an electric night storage 2 oven Aga with Aga Companion, range of painted shaker style base and wall units with oak and granite worktops, soft close drawers and space and plumbing for a dishwasher and American style fridge freezer. There is access also to an under stairs boiler/drying room with water softener. French doors lead onto the south facing terrace, making this a wonderful family living space. Separate downstairs cloakroom with shower and heated towel rail and utility room/rear entrance with exterior stable door, fitted cupboards, sink and space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, a great entrance with muddy boots and dogs! From the main reception hall doors lead to the large L shaped drawing/dining room with open fireplace under pine mantel piece, plantation shutters, high west facing round feature window and part vaulted ceiling, A door from the dining end of the room leads into what would have been the main hallway with the original front door from the street and stairs leading to first floor with under stair storage cupboard with small cellar. Also, from this hallway, the cosy south and north aspect sitting room has a wonderful oak beamed inglenook fireplace and window seats. Fireplaces in the property are believed to be in working order but have not been used for several years, a piped provision for a gas or oil fire has been made in the drawing room. The original stairs lead to 3 large double bedrooms, with vaulted ceilings and exposed painted beams, one room with an en suite shower room. The family bathroom with bath and shower over and heated towel rail and a walk-in linen/storage room are also accessed from this landing. Further stairs from the main reception hall lead to the master bedroom suite with its own shower room with linen cupboard, double basins and heated towel rail. Walk in fitted dressing room and bedroom with a south facing picture windows and window seat offering the most wonderful views out over the grounds and to open countryside beyond, waking up to this view would be a very special way to start the day. __________ OUTSIDE From the street the entrance to the property is through a hardwood electric gate onto the gravelled parking area, separated from the garden by a low chalk and brick wall and iron pedestrian gate. A further 5 bar gate leads to the garage with two sets of up and over doors, plenty of space for cars and garden machinery and to the rear a well fitted workshop with separate entrance door. Opposite the garage is an oak framed 2 bay cart shed and the home office with night storage heating and separate WC. The garden is mostly laid to lawn with a magnificent walnut tree, and herbaceous borders filled with perennials, shrubs and many roses for summer colour and scent and is enclosed by hedging and post and rail fencing. Beyond the garden to the south of the property and available by separate negotiation, the paddock is fully enclosed with a separate roadside entrance and post and railed stable yard with hard standing, power and water, two timber loose boxes, feed store/tack room and 3 smaller pony stables/stores. There is a useful collecting yard and to the rear of the stables a large lean-to hay/machinery store. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Kings Lynn and West Norfolk district council. Band F __________ SERVICES Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating. __________ DIRECTIONS From Docking take the Ringstead road leading into the Docking road and follow for approx. 4 miles to Ringstead village. As you enter the village the road turns to the right and then to the left where Foundry lane and Burnham Road meet, follow the road to the left and the property is found on your left just after two white cottages, the entrance driveway is between the cottages and the house. __________ IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us. 2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on. 3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale. 4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained. 5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property. 6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller. 7. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment with sole agents Jackson-Stops. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.
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