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BEST AND FINAL BIDS - 30TH MARCH - SALE AGREED A rare opportunity in Burnham Market to acquire this 7-bedroom former Victorian rectory, dating from 1850. With adjoining unconverted Coach House with full planning for annex use only, established garden, paddocks and woodland, in all just under 3.5 acres (stms) Located privately on the edge of this highly sought-after village and just 2 miles from the North Norfolk Coast. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance porch - Reception hall - Study - Drawing room - Dining room - Kitchen breakfast room/family room - Conservatory - Utility room - Wet room/WC - Boot room - Large dry cellar __________ FIRST FLOOR - Galleried landing - Main bedroom suite with dressing room & bathroom - Guest bedroom with en suite shower room - 4 further double bedrooms one with adjoining children's room - 2 family bathrooms __________ OTHER - Not listed - Many original features - High speed fibre broadband and good mobile service available in Burnham Market - Nicely proportion reception rooms with high ceilings - First time to the market in over 25 years - Much loved family home offering an opportunity for some updating - Coach House, with planning for annex conversion only Ref 20/01352/F) __________ OUTSIDE - Private driveway with 2 separate entrances - Established garden, mature trees and ornamental pond - Woodland - 2 small paddocks - Coach House __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - The coast at Burnham Overy Staithe 2 miles - Brancaster Staithe 4 miles - Ringstead 8 miles - Holkham 4 miles - Fakenham 10.5 miles - Kings Lynn (mainline station to London Kings Cross via Cambridge 1h.40m) 23 miles __________ SITUATION Westgate Old Rectory is located on the edge of Burnham Market which is widely regarded as one of the finest villages in Norfolk, offering a charming and eclectic range of independent shops, including a fishmonger, ironmonger, butcher, delicatessen, wine merchant and post office. The village also benefits from doctor and dentist surgeries, a primary school, tennis courts, garage, a parish church and several coffee shops. With the Hoste Arms and other well-established hotels and restaurants sitting comfortably alongside exciting new venues such as Socius and Number 29 this a lovely place to call home. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Burnhams comprise of six villages on the North Norfolk Coast with access to miles of sandy beaches, criss-crossing creeks, harbours and saltmarshes full of birds and wildlife. Just a short hop along the coast are the popular villages of Brancaster and Thornham, offering wonderful coastal walks, sailing clubs, the Royal West Norfolk Golf Club and RSPB Reserves. To the east is thriving fishing village of Wells-next-the-Sea, and further along the coast, Blakeney and Cley next the Sea, making Burnham Market a superbly positioned village for taking advantage of this beautiful part of the world. __________ DESCRIPTION Westgate Old Rectory was the rectory to nearby St Mary's Burnham Westgate Church and dates from 1850 with later additions. The house itself was once in the diocese of the Lord Bishop of Norwich and the Church Commissioners for England. Interestingly, during WW2 it housed several American airmen based at the former RAF Bircham Newton, some 7 miles away. The main entrance to the property is through an impressive wide front door with ornate iron work hinges, into the ecclesiastical style entrance porch with stone mullion windows and original tiled floor. This opens to the reception hall, which sits at the centre of the house with oak floorboards, high ceiling, and built-in display shelving. Stairs lead to the first floor and the main reception rooms run off this hall. The drawing room has French doors opening to the south facing terrace and garden and a further west facing window, uniquely above the fireplace. This is a lovely room, nicely proportioned and filled with natural light. The adjacent study has an interconnecting door, and also benefits from French doors to the garden, this room is fitted with book shelving and benefits from a small wood burning stove set within the fireplace. Also, off the hall, an elegant and good-sized dining room has large east facing windows with full shutters, an open fireplace with built in display arches and cupboards on either side and original wooden floor. On the west side of the hall a conservatory is the only room with underfloor heating it opens to the west facing terrace and overlooks the garden and fields beyond. The kitchen/breakfast room is a great social family space incorporating a comfortable sitting area with fireplace and wood burning stove, a comfortable and bright room with tall west facing windows. A low wall divides this from the dining area and kitchen beyond. The kitchen is fitted with a range of painted wooden units, plate rack and ceramic sink, and an oil fired 2 oven Aga. There is space for a freestanding electric cooker and an undercounter dishwasher. A very useful larder leads off the kitchen. Beyond the kitchen is a boot room with back door, utility room and downstairs wet room with WC. On the first floor a long landing leads to the main bedroom suite, with an outer door leading to a bathroom and dressing room on either side and then through to the bedroom which is spacious with the original fireplace and lovely south facing views over the garden and to countryside beyond. There is a double guest bedroom also with southerly views and en suite shower room and 4 further double bedrooms on this floor, one has built in wardrobes and an adjoining smaller single/twin room that could either be converted to an en suite or makes an ideal baby's room. There are also two further bathrooms and some useful storage areas. __________ OUTSIDE The property is of brick construction with sash windows, with typically Victorian ornate roof features including the tiling and tall chimney stacks. The main driveway leads up from the south of the property with woodland on your right and a paddock on your left to a sweep round parking area at the front of the house. A further back driveway leads out to the Ringstead road. There and some fine mature trees including copper beech, horse chestnut and lime to name a few on the site. This is a rural and private spot, yet within easy walking distance of all of the village facilities. The house has lovely views with open countryside on 3 sides and it sits well back on its west border, with a paddock and woodland giving privacy from neighbouring properties on the eastern village side of the plot. On the south and west side of the house the garden is well established with tall yew hedging, mature shrubs, and herbaceous borders, a central rectangular ornamental pond adds interest. Terracing on the south and west aspects also gives plenty of entertaining areas to catch the best of the sun and views. Beyond the garden to the south a post and railed paddock and further wilder enclosed garden extend to the boundary. The adjoining Coach House has planning to convert to a 3-bedroom annex only. The Coach House currently has 2 stables at either end, a vehicle inspection pit and other rooms/workshop. If converted to an annex it could easily have its own area of garden and parking and its position protects the house from the road on the north side, it will also have views over open countryside. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Band G __________ SERVICES Mains electricity and water, private drainage and oil-fired central heating and Aga __________ DIRECTIONS Leave Burnham Market on the B1155 Docking Road towards Stanhoe drive past the right hand turning to Burnham Deepdale and the entrance to the property is the last on the right-hand side before the road takes a sharp turning to the left. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED 3rd March 2021 __________ 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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