Guide price £1,750,000
A fantastic opportunity to acquire this traditional style 5-bedroom family home in the highly sought after village of Morston on the North Norfolk Coast. With landscaped gardens, large indoor swimming pool, stables, paddock, ménage and 1-bedroom studio annex. About 3.3 acres (stms). In a very private location yet just a few minutes' walk to the quay and coastal path. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Reception hall - Sitting room - Kitchen/dining room - Conservatory/garden room - Home office/music room - Utility room - Boot room and separate WC - Back hall __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom with en suite bath/shower room - 3 double bedroom - Bunk bedroom/study - Family bathroom __________ OTHER - Second private unmade entrance drive - Loft style self-contained studio annex - Solar panels and wind turbine for added low cost power - Rain water harvesting __________ OUTSIDE - Timber clad barn with heated indoor swimming pool - Gym, changing room and shower - Stable block and plant room - Lean too hay store - Large 4 car garage/barn - Studio annex - Kitchen garden - Landscaped gardens and terracing - Paddock - Ménage __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Blakeney 1.2 miles - Holt 6.5 miles - Wells-next-the-Sea 6.8 miles - Kings Lynn (mainline trains to London Kings Cross via Cambridge) 34 miles - Norwich (International airport and trains to Liverpool Street and Ipswich) 29 miles __________ SITUATION The small village of Morston is situated with an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on the coast and offers direct access to Blakeney Pit which is the largest sheltered harbour on the North Norfolk Coast. This area is famous for its wildlife all year round - spectacular wildfowl in the winter, nesting terns in the summer, and large colonies of grey and common seals all year round with many seal watching trips leaving from the quay. . Sailing and boating are popular in this large area of sheltered water when the tide is in. Long walks and spectacular views are available all year round. Morston is also home to a pretty parish church, the fabulous Michelin-starred Morston Hall, and the popular Morston Anchor pub which provides good local food. The neighbouring village of Blakeney is within walking distance, this is a year-round lively village, as well as a holiday destination and offers a wide variety of shops including a fishmonger & delicatessen, pubs and restaurants, a fine parish church, tennis courts, playing field, doctors' surgery, and a primary school. The nearby Georgian market town of Holt is renowned for its attractive street frontages and for its wide range of independent shops, as well as Bakers and Larners (a privately-owned department store), boutiques and cafes, doctors', dentists' and veterinary surgeries, banks, post office, good butchers and fishmongers and independent book shop. Holt is also home to the well-respected Greshams pre prep, prep, and senior schools, founded in 1555. __________ DESCRIPTION The front door opens to the bright and spacious reception hall with part vaulted ceiling and under stair cupboard. The kitchen dining room is an L shaped room fitted with ceramic tiled flooring and a range of Anglian Kitchens colourful base and wall units under granite worktops. Integrated appliances include a Rangemaster double electric oven, Belfast sink, Bosch dishwasher and there is space for an American style fridge freezer. This is a wonderful light room with east and west aspect and 2 sets of French doors leading to the conservatory and garden terrace. The dining area of the room offers plenty of space for a large table and chairs. Leading off the kitchen a door leads to a small back hallway with outside access. Beyond the kitchen is a traditional style conservatory/garden room with oak flooring and fitted sun blinds and with west and south aspect it has multiple sets of French doors that open to the garden. Underfloor heating runs through the kitchen to this room making it very usable all year round. Further doors open from this conservatory to the sitting room enabling the main reception areas to flow together really well for social gatherings. The main sitting room is a generous size and has west and east aspect, oak flooring and fireplace with wood burning stove. Beyond this a further inner hall leads to the home office/music room which is sound proofed, a fully fitted utility room with Belfast sink and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and the boot room with an outside door and separate cloakroom/WC. Taking the stairs to the first floor, the main bedroom has west aspect and benefits from a wall of fitted wardrobes and drawers. The adjoining large en suite bathroom is fitted with a freestanding clawfoot bath, white bathroom suite, heated towel rail and separate shower cubicle. There are 3 other double bedrooms on this floor and a single/bunk room which is currently used as a study. The family bathroom is fitted with a bath with shower over. __________ OUTSIDE Hall Farmhouse is of brick and flint construction under a pantile roof and dates from the 1986 with later additions in the 90's and 2008. The property is surrounded on three sides by woods and mature landscaping and enjoys lovely open country views to the west. Approached over a shared gravelled roadway, the house also benefits from its own separate entrance drive which is currently unmade and not used regularly. Double iron entrance gates open to a private gravelled driveway lined with a wonderful array of shrubs and trees. The garden is landscaped with several entertaining areas, pathways, a mixed variety of trees, rose arbours and herbaceous borders. The kitchen garden is fully fenced with raised borders and beyond this is a chicken run. The paddock is stock fenced and there is an adjacent fully enclosed sand ménage. A substantial stable block provides 3 stables, hard standing, and a tack room making this the perfect small equestrian home. A fine timber clad "barn style" building constructed in 2008, houses the 15-metre indoor swimming pool, with a modern efficient ultraviolet treatment system which keeps the water clean with automatic dosing system for the very little amount of chlorine required. The barn also has a steam room, changing room, shower, WC and gym. Bifold doors open to a south facing terrace to allow enjoyable summer use and an air handling system that keeps the humidity perfect at all times for an ideal swimming environment. There is a plant room that houses all control systems, gas fired boilers and hot water storage for the entire site and at the other end of the stable block a large garage building, big enough for boat and car storage. A further lean too shed provides an area of hay storage etc. Above the garage the roof space has been converted to a studio annex which is totally self-contained with a fully fitted kitchen area, shower room and open plan bedsitting space. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY North Norfolk District Council Band E __________ SERVICES Mains electricity water and drainage and gas storage tank for heating and water. __________ DIRECTIONS Approaching Morston on the A149 coast road from Blakeney, leave the Anchor Inn on your left-hand side and turn left at the next gravel road by Morston Hall, follow this to the entrance gates. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED 15th September 2020 __________ 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. 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