Guide price £1,650,000
An eclectic and immaculately presented 5-bedroom property in a quiet and very private location in the highly sought-after village of Wiveton on the North Norfolk Coast. A haven for wildlife with 7.4 acres (stms) of garden and meadowland and 350 meters of river frontage in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Kitchen/dining room - Sitting room - Book room/study/dining room - Cloak/utility room - Main bedroom with en suite bathroom - 2 further double bedrooms - Wet room - Log storage room __________ FIRST FLOOR - 2 double bedrooms - Shower room __________ OTHER - Fully renovated by present owners - CCTV - Super fast broadband - Electric 4 oven AGA - Satellite TV points - Solid oak windows and doors __________ OUTSIDE - Wild flower meadow - Pastureland - Courtyard garden - Nature friendly garden and managed wildlife area - Garage/store - Wood store - River frontage and riparian rights __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Blakeney 1.4 miles - Holt 4 miles - Cley next the sea 0.8 miles - Norwich 27 miles (international airport and mainline trains to London Liverpool Street) __________ SITUATION Wiveton is a small unspoilt village which sits on the opposite side of the River Glaven from Cley which was an old 18th Century port. The village benefits from a fine parish church, the Wiveton Bell gastro pub and the well-known Wiveton Hall Café. Excellent local facilities are also available within walking distance in the neighbouring villages, with Cley offering an excellent smokehouse, the renowned Picnic Fayre delicatessen and the hugely popular artisan bakery Paston Acre to name a few. Blakeney 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. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Conservation Area and offers easy access to the saltmarshes and Blakeney Point with many ways of whiling away leisure hours including sailing, seal trips, cycling, golf, amazing coastal walking and fine beaches. The Cley marshes wildlife reserve dates from 1926 and makes this one of the very best places for spectacular birdwatching. Just 4 miles to the south is the Georgian market town of Holt, 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 - there are boutiques, cafes and bars, doctors' surgery, dentist, bank and post office. Holt is also home to Gresham's pre-prep, prep and senior schools, founded in 1555. __________ DESCRIPTION Glaven Acres is believed to date from 1970's and is of brick and flint construction under a new pantile roof. With two round towers it is eclectic and offers really excellent, spacious and light filled accommodation. The oak front door sits under a covered porch and opens to the entrance hallway that in turn leads straight through to the sitting room, where the eye is drawn to views of the garden beyond. Fine engineered oak flooring runs throughout the ground floor and the rooms run seamlessly together with a neutral pallet of colours providing style and continuity. On your left off the hallway is a useful boot room with coat storage cupboards and beyond this the utility room space for washer and dryer, WC and Belfast sink and Carrara marble surround. The kitchen is to your right as you enter and with west and east aspect it benefits from a large dining area with French doors leading out to the garden and terrace. Fully fitted with a range of painted Neptune kitchen units and with a large island/breakfast bar it has Carrara marble worktops, plenty of deep soft close drawers, 1 ½ Belfast sink with Grohe tap, recycling bin storage cupboard, and integrated appliances including Siemens dishwasher and fridge freezer and cream 4 oven electric Economy 7 Aga. The sitting room runs along the east side of the house with two further sets of French doors to the garden and terrace, it is semi open plan to the kitchen and focus is created by the slate hearth and Charnwood wood burning stove. The book room is again semi open plan to the sitting room, this room has further doors to the garden and with walls lined with book shelving it makes the ideal study or would work equally well as a more formal dining room if desired. A long wide corridor with lots of natural light runs down the north side of the property with bedrooms leading off, there are two double bedrooms on your left, both have south aspect and they have use of a very stylish fully tiled wet room with Roca fittings and an oversized Hansgrohe rainfall shower. The main bedroom suite is very spacious and impressive with a vaulted ceiling, oak beams and concealed lighting. French doors open to the south facing courtyard and the en suite is located in the tower so it is a circular room with the main focus being the contemporary Clearwater teardrop freestanding bath, Neptune vanity unit and stylish white sanitary wear. Also, off this hallway there is a well thought out log storage room making it not such a chore to fill the log basket on a cold day. Stairs wind up from the sitting room within the second tower to the landing where well positioned windows allow lovely views of the garden and across to Cley Windmill. On this floor there are two really beautifully appointed double guest bedrooms, both have balconies with glass balustrades and exstensive views over the garden towards the river and Cley. There is also a further Hansgrohe shower room on this level. __________ OUTSIDE Glaven Acres is an unspoilt wildlife haven. The gravelled driveway winds down to the property with a beautifully managed wildflower meadow on your left, in full bloom this is brimming with an abundance of colour and insect friendly plants. Beside the front door of the property is a courtyard garden with Italian myrtle hedging, olive trees, bay topiaries, standard wisterias and an abundance of snowdrops and white narcissi in the spring it is a colourful and beautifully scented place to sit and enjoy the sunshine. On the east of the house is a large area of York Stone terracing and more formal yew hedging and topiary. Beyond this the garden becomes informal leading to the riverbank with rambling scented roses, deer resistant herbaceous plants, a large natural pond with waterlilies, inhabited by frogs, toads, newts and water voles with a wooden bridge over. Otters, swans and kingfishers are frequent visitors from the adjacent River Glaven. The river frontage is 350 meters and runs down the entire east boundary of the property, it is well managed, and we are told has never caused the vendors any worries with water ingress to the land or property. There are wonderful established trees, including a magnificent weeping willow with an owl box where both barn and tawny owls have nested. Beyond the main garden is a managed wildlife area with bramble patches, thicket areas, crab apple and hawthorn trees and mown pathways that provide a variety of habitats for many different birds and animals. Owls and other raptors frequently appear over the land. The main part of the pastureland is currently let out to a local farmer whose sheep graze it to keep it mown. The grazing area is surrounded by new stock proof fencing. Tall hedges and ditches surround the boundary of the land. Nearer to the house is a large gravelled parking area, the garage/store and a log storage area . There is a further old railway carriage which is also used for wood storage. If you are looking for a little bit of heaven with total privacy in a brilliant location, this is it. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY North Norfolk District Council Band E __________ SERVICES Oil fired central heating, mains electricity, water and drainage __________ DIRECTIONS From the A148 in Letheringsett take the Blakeney road heading north and pass through Glandford when you enter Wiveton turn half right beside the Wiveton Bell pub and proceed straight down the lane. The entrance to the property can be found on your right-hand side where there is a house name sign as you leave the village. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED 2nd 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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