Guide price £775,000
A light and spacious 4-bedroom family home with very flexible accommodation offering annex/income potential. With single garage, car port, private parking and generous gardens backing onto open fields. Located in the popular village of Bale just under 5 miles from the North Norfolk Coast. In all 0.46 acres (stms) __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - 3 reception rooms - Kitchen breakfast room with Aga - Conservatory - Utility room - Boot room - WC - 2 double bedrooms - Family bathroom - Annex kitchen __________ FIRST FLOOR - 2 large double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms __________ OTHER - Lovely countryside views - Newly decorated and carpeted - Annex/income potential - Potential to rent further land for small paddock - Solar panels with feed in tariff __________ OUTSIDE - Private drive and parking - Integral single garage with power and water supply - Adjoining timber clad single car port - Spacious gardens backing onto open fields - Brick garden garage/store with power and water supply __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Holt 4.5 miles - Fakenham 8 miles - Morston North Norfolk Coast 5 miles - Wells next the Sea 8 miles - Kings Lynn 29 miles (mainline train services to Cambridge and London Kings Cross) - Norwich 29 miles (mainline trains and international airport) __________ SITUATION Bale village was mentioned in the Domesday Book, it is famous for the long-demised Bale Oak, which was said to have measured 36 feet in circumference, was over 500 years old and, reportedly, featured branches over 70 feet long. The village has a fine 14 Century Church and a petrol station with convenience store. Located just under 5 miles from the North Norfolk Coast at Morston or Blakeney it is also just north of the A148 for easy road access to Norwich with train and international airport links and King's Lynn with train links to Cambridge and London. There are plenty of amenities on offer locally in the Georgian market town of Holt and in Fakenham including schooling for all ages, medical centres, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, garages and a cinema. Holt is renowned for its attractive street frontages and for its wide and eclectic range of independent shops, as well as Bakers and Larners - an exceptional privately-owned department store. Holt is also home to Gresham's pre-prep, prep and senior schools, founded in 1555. The popular Back to the Garden farm shop/cafe in Letheringsett and Bale village garage are both very close for that pint of milk, delicious deli treats or Sunday newspaper! The town of Fakenham is transformed by its weekly market and auction with a farmer's market monthly and at least 12 race days a year held at Fakenham Racecourse - one of the finest national hunt racecourses in the country. __________ DESCRIPTION Hall Farm House was originally a farm workers cottage dating from the 19th Century that was later greatly and sympathetically extended in the 80's to create what is now a spacious family home. A covered front porch with old pamment floor, coat hooks and bench seat provides a sheltered entrance to the property, with the oak front door leading into a light and spacious reception hall with pamment flooring and stairs leading to the first floor. The kitchen breakfast room is of good size and triple aspect with the main large bay window providing the perfect space for dining overlooking the garden, it has a high ceiling with painted beams and separate walk in larder. The kitchen has a simple range of white kitchen units and an oil fired 2 oven Aga. There is also space for an electric oven. A half-glazed stain glass door from the kitchen leads through to the conservatory/garden room which benefits from exterior doors to the west and to the east onto the garden and terrace. Leading off this room is a utility room with lovely old stone sink and space for washing machine and tumble dryer, this room in turn opens to the single garage. Returning to the main reception hall, there are 2 reception rooms either side of the stairs, they are both light filled rooms with lovely large bay windows and one has a door to the garden. A further door from the hall leads to a WC and a small room which houses the boiler and an old security safe, this would work well as a coat/boot storage room or even a small study. Stairs lead up from the hall to the first-floor galleried landing where there are two large double bedrooms overlooking the garden and field views, each room has storage wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. The older original part of the house is also accessed from the reception hall or by a separate front door if independent living is desired. The sitting room has a high beamed ceiling with an open fireplace and this room can be incorporated into the main house or used by the annex as it links the two areas. Beyond the sitting room is the entrance hall for the annex with the separate front door. On this side of the house there are double 2 bedrooms and a family bathroom along with a second kitchen. The second kitchen is fitted with a range of kitchen units with an integrated Neff cooker, extractor, electric hob and space for a washing machine or dishwasher. French doors open from this room to the garden and it is possible to provide a separate area of garden to this annex if required. __________ OUTSIDE Approached over a close shingled private driveway flanked by a neighbouring cottage on one side and a lovely brick and flint wall, the property sits in a quiet location well back from the road and has a generous parking area. On the west side of the house there is a small amount of terracing, an oil tank storage area and access to the garage and car port. Double wooden gates open to the back garden allowing access for garden work. The back garden spans the width of the plot and is mostly laid to lawn with a large paved terrace, this is a private and very lovely space with wonderful views over neighbouring meadows, a mature hedge partially divides the garden and there is a wall on the north side with a herbaceous border. Two big sycamore trees sit on the east border and there is garage style garden store shed hidden from view. The vendor owns the adjacent land and would consider renting a small paddock if this was of interest to the purchaser. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY North Norfolk District Council Band G __________ SERVICES Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating and Aga __________ DIRECTIONS From Fakenham take the A148 Cromer road and follow this for approx. 7 miles until you see the Bale Garage on your left, turn left after the garage signposted to Bale and Field Dalling and follow into the village of Bale, the property can be found on your right hand side as indicated by the For Sale Board. __________ 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. Note to potential purchasers who intend to view the property; we would politely ask you discuss with our staff if there is any point of particular importance to you, before you make arrangements to visit or plan a viewing appointment. 8. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment.
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