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Marsh Lane, Burnham Norton, King's Lynn, PE31

Guide price £825,000

3 Beds 4 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: NOR190160

A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire this Holkham Estate owned cottage with full planning permission to extend and create a 5-bedroom contemporary home in 0.45 acre (stms). Located in the coastal hamlet of Burnham Norton in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


  • Stunning coastal location in AONB
  • Planning permission to extend
  • Close to Burnham Market
  • Holkham Estate property
  • South facing garden
  • Potential for 3002 sq ft 5 bed home


* AMAZING LOCATION WITH PLANNING * A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire this Holkham Estate owned cottage with full planning permission to extend and create a 5-bedroom contemporary home in 0.45 acre (stms). Located in the coastal hamlet of Burnham Norton in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Brochure attached for more details and proposed elevations . Kings Lynn and West Norfolk - Planning Ref 19/00813/F __________ PROPOSED GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Large open plan kitchen/dining/snug - Sitting room - Utility room - WC - 2 double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms __________ PROPOSED FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom with en suite shower room and south facing balcony - 2 further double bedrooms - Family bathroom __________ OTHER - Kings Lynn and West Norfolk - Planning Ref 19/00813/F - Proposed property 3002 Sq. Ft - Holkham Estate covenants apply - CIL payment due __________ PROPOSED OUTSIDE - Generous south facing garden - In all 0.45 acre (stms) - Integral double garage - 3 exterior parking spaces - Entertaining terraces - Courtyard terrace - Neighbouring property has a right of access across the driveway. __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Burnham Market 1.5 miles - Brancaster 3.5 miles - Holkham 4.5 miles - Wells-next-the-Sea 6 miles - Kings Lynn 24 miles (mainline train links to London Kings Cross via Ely and Cambridge) __________ SITUATION Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Burnham Norton is a place of quiet serenity - a tiny hamlet with important nautical connections. Admiral Lord Nelson's father was Rector of the parish which included St Margaret's Church, Burnham Norton and in the graveyard lies the Master of the Cutty Sark, Captain Richard Woodget. The coastal path runs to the north of the village across magnificent expanses of saltmarsh and fresh marsh from Burnham Deepdale to Burnham Norton with beautiful sandy beaches at Holkham and Brancaster to the east and west respectively with far reaching views to local landmarks, Scolt Head Island and Gun Hill. The villages along this coastal stretch merge almost seamlessly into one another. Nestled amongst the brick and flint fishermen's cottages and bustling harbours are award winning restaurants, pubs, galleries and independent boutiques for discerning shoppers, as well as plenty of local amenities selling seasonal mussels, lobster and samphire alongside everyday groceries. There are leisure pursuits from sailing, cycling, coastal walking and birdwatching to lazy sun-filled days on the wide-open beaches - all within an easy radius of Burnham Norton. __________ DESCRIPTION 5 Marsh Lane is currently a traditional 3-bedroom cottage dating from around 1886. The property is owned by the Holkham Estate and is constructed of red brick and chalk clunch under cedar shingle roofing. Sitting on the north boundary of its site it faces south with lovely views over open countryside. On the North and east boundary, the site is protected by the original wall and this is retained by the current plans. The planning is for refurbishment of the existing property with an extension finished primarily in a red/orange brick in Flemish bond with areas of decorative projecting masonry. Panels of flint / clunch add interest and local reference to the facades. The roof is a red/orange pantile to reflect the primary roofing material within the conservation area. This contrasts with the roofing of the existing cottage which is a timber shingle construction. Vertical hardwood timber cladding in a natural colour is proposed to recessive areas. This is an amazing opportunity to create a 5-bedroom contemporary home with modern open plan living spaces, in a stunning environment, designed by award winning Cambridge architects Cowper Griffith. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Kings Lynn and West Norfolk, Band D, Annual cost: £1759.76 (2019/20) __________ SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage __________ DIRECTIONS From Wells-next-the-Sea take the A149 coast road heading west, through Holkham and past the left turning towards Burnham Market, continue through Burnham Overy Staithe and after approx. 1.2 miles you will see a right hand turning to Burnham Norton, follow Norton Street until a sharp left hand bend where it becomes Marsh Lane, the property can be found on your left hand side as indicated by the For Sale board. __________ AGENTS NOTE This property is subject to Holkham Estate covenants please call the office for more information. __________ 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 the reason for the property coming onto the market and 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.