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High Street, Ringstead, Norfolk, PE36

Guide price £665,000

4 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: BUM160099

An historic 4-bedroom Grade II listed barn conversion dating from 1718. Formerly a working barn and adjoining cottage it retains some wonderful original features. With separate 1-bedroom annex/studio, generous garden and terrace and private parking. Located in the highly desirable village of Ringstead, just 2 miles from the North Norfolk Heritage Coastline.

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Wonderful Grade II listed barn
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 1 bedroom annex
  • Close to the coast
  • 2258 sq ft

THE PROPERTY

*LOVELY BARN WITH ANNEX * An historic 4-bedroom Grade II listed barn conversion dating from 1718. Formerly a working barn and adjoining cottage it retains some wonderful original features. With separate 1-bedroom annex/studio, generous garden and terrace and private parking. Located in the heart of the desirable village of Ringstead, just 2 miles from the North Norfolk Heritage Coastline. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Reception hall/snug - Study - Kitchen/family room - WC __________ FIRST FLOOR - Galleried landing - Master bedroom - 3 further double bedrooms - Shower room - Family bathroom/utility room __________ ANNEX - Kitchenette - Shower room - Bed/sitting room/studio __________ OUTSIDE - Private parking for several cars - Bin/oil tank storage area - Garden - Terrace __________ 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 Originally believed to be a community threshing barn, part converted some 200 years ago to incorporate two small cottages. The current vendors extended into the barn space in 2000 and created a very unusual and spacious family home that is full of character, that was nominated for a design award. There is now potential for some further updating and to add an extension if wished. Approached across the garden, a stable door opens into a charming 1/2 panelled reception hall/snug which would have been the kitchen of the original cottage and still retains a working cast iron corner range. Off this room there is separate WC. Beyond the reception hall, on the south side of the property, the study is a charming room full of character with painted beams, wooden flooring and a small woodburning stove which backs onto and shares the same corner chimney to the range. The original front door leads out from this room. The highlight of the conversion is the wonderful open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, with partial vaulted ceiling and limestone composite tiles, the entire ground floor benefits from underfloor heating. This space very much retains the character of the old barn with some exposed chalk and brick walls and large north and south facing double height windows and French doors that flood in the natural light. There is a good-sized Clearview wood burner set within the inglenook fireplace and plenty of room for comfortable seating and a dining table and chairs. The kitchen area comprises of painted wooden units and a large island unit under solid ash worktops with integrated oven and extractor, Belfast sink, space for a dishwasher if required and undercounter fridge and freezer units and there is a separate under stair larder cupboard. Ash hardwood stairs lead up to a galleried landing with exposed beams and lots of natural light. Turning left into the cottage side of the property there is a shower room and two double bedrooms with charming features including the old floorboards and exposed beams. There are two further double bedrooms in the barn, the master bedroom is a spacious room with exposed ceiling to the rafters, and a mixture of exposed brickwork and natural plaster walls and a large walk in wardrobe. Also, on this side there is a family bathroom and an adjoining utility room. __________ OUTSIDE The property has a very useful studio/annex with a kitchenette, shower room and large bedroom/sitting room. There has been planning for a large cart shed/garage and also to extend the barn out from the kitchen to enlarge the living space. The garden is mostly laid to lawn with some mature trees and with a good-sized paved terrace, on the south side of the house there is a small strip of land for maintenance and permissive access across the neighbour's land to the original front door which is not used. The property has right of way over a shared driveway leading to its own private parking area which can accommodate several cars. There is an enclosed bin and oil tank storage area and gate leading into the garden. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Kings Lynn and West Norfolk - Band B, Annual cost: £1,400.15 (2019/20) __________ SERVICES Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating. __________ DIRECTIONS In Ringstead high street with the Gin Trap pub on you right proceed towards the north and the entrance to the property can be found on your right-hand side as indicated by the For-Sale Board just before the left hand turning into Chapel Lane. Proceed up the driveway and the parking is the first on your right with a gate to the garden. __________ 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.