Guide price £1,300,000
Folly Farm is a rare find, this traditional 5-bedroom property with swimming pool and garden, is very private, accessed via a long driveway, and has wonderful countryside views and no near neighbours, yet ideally located between Hindringham and Binham just a few miles from the North Norfolk Coast. Located within 0.57 Acres (stms). __________ GROUND FLOOR - Reception hall - WC - Dining room - Kitchen/breakfast room - Utility area - Vaulted drawing room - Sitting room - Wine store - Shower room/WC __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom with en suite bath and shower room - 3 further double bedrooms - Single bedroom - Family bathroom __________ OTHER - Many original features - Farmhouse with adjoining barn conversion attached - Surrounded by lovely countryside - First time to the market in 29 years __________ OUTSIDE - Barn/studio - Store room and boiler room - Double wooden garages - Swimming pool in fully enclosed courtyard garden - Further garden and established trees - Accessed over a long driveway - Private parking __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Holt 7.5 miles - Binham 1.2 miles - Stiffkey 4.7 miles - Fakenham 8.5 miles - Wells-next-the-Sea 6.7 miles - Norwich 29.5 miles - International airport and mainline trains to London Liverpool St - Kings Lynn 30 miles - Mainline trains to London Kings Cross via Cambridge __________ SITUATION Beautifully isolated yet close to both Hindringham and Binham and just over 4 miles from the North Norfolk Coast, Folly Farm is a haven of peace surrounded by beautiful farmland and lovely views. The attractive conservation village of Hindringham has a small primary school, village hall and a fine parish church and Binham also sits almost entirely within a Conservation Area. Despite its proximity to the north Norfolk coast, this is still very much home to working farms and permanent residents as well as providing popular holiday accommodation. The focus of the Binham is the atmospheric Benedictine Priory ruins, stones from which were used in the construction of many properties in the vicinity. Binham's amenities include a village store and petrol pump, the popular Chequers inn, the Little Dairy where you can buy local cheeses and raw milk and an active community village hall. The Priory hosts a range of summer concerts making the most of its excellent acoustics and atmosphere. There are supermarkets and further shopping, cinemas and schooling for all ages in Fakenham, Wells-next-the-Sea and the Georgian market town of Holt which offers a greater variety of independent food stores, shops, boutiques, and pubs/restaurants alongside the long-established Gresham's School, founded in 1555. A few miles in the other direction is Burnham Market which is a vibrant and trendy village again offering a wealth of shops and restaurants and is a popular tourist destination, being set just inland from Holkham Beach and Burnham Overy Staithe. There is a buzz in the air, and the region enjoys everything on offer from locally sourced butchers, fishmongers and farmers markets to artisan bakers, cool coffee shops, restaurants, delicatessens, up-market farm shops and art galleries. Just a short distance from Stiffkey, Wells-next-the-Sea and Blakeney this is an excellent location from which to explore the North Norfolk coast - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether it's taking a trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point, birdwatching at NWT Cley Marshes, playing golf at Sheringham, Cromer or Brancaster, walking the Norfolk Coast Path, enjoying fabulous sandy beaches or simply messing about in boats, there is year-round activity along the Heritage Coastline. __________ DESCRIPTION The front door opens into a generous reception hall with west aspect, old pamment flooring and oak stairs to the first floor. There is a separate WC off this hallway, with storage cupboards and Belfast sink, the oil-fired boiler is located in this room. To your left off the hallway double doors open to the former barn which has been converted into a large and spectacular semi vaulted sitting room with exposed beams, chimney breast with wood burning stove. This is a light room with double aspect, it has large full height windows to the west and sliding doors to the courtyard garden with great views of the courtyard and swimming pool. There is a further small and cosy snug beyond this with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and another wood burning stove. Also, on this side of the building there is a small wine storage room and a shower room and WC with outside door to the pool area, making it ideal for changing and showering after swimming. The kitchen breakfast room has a range of paint finished units, there is space in the kitchen for a smaller dining table and chairs and a central four oven AGA provides a separation from the utility area where there is space for washing machine, dryer and large fridge, a door from here opens to an east facing terrace, a lovely place for breakfast. The larger adjacent dining room is also located on the south side of the house with an outside door to the garden and both rooms have pamment flooring. A lean-to on the side of the kitchen and dining room is currently a larder and storage area. On the first floor the main bedroom has south and north aspect, with vaulted ceiling and a large en suite with bath and separate shower, double vanity and white sanitary wear, the views from the bath to the east are wonderful. There are 3 further double bedrooms on this floor, one is accessed via a single room, however it may be possible to add another doorway to separate these two rooms. The family bathroom is nicely fitted with bath and shower over and white sanitary wear. __________ OUTSIDE Folly Farm is of brick construction under pantile roof with UVPC windows. The original farmhouse was extended into the barn and offers lots of character features. The property is accessed over a long driveway which leads to an area of gravelled parking to the front and gravelled access down the side of the property where there are double wooden garages. The large courtyard is fully enclosed, sitting on the east side of the house with storerooms, the pool boiler room and a large barn/studio giving shelter. This whole area has recently been renovated, fully re paved and the pool has been modernised. The rest of the garden is mainly laid to lawn with some nice established trees. ________ LOCAL AUTHORITY North Norfolk District Council Band G __________ SERVICES Mains electricity, private water and private drainage, electric Aga, oil fired central heating and pool heating __________ DIRECTIONS From Fakenham take the A148 towards Cromer and turn left by the Crawfish Thai onto the Thursford Road towards Hindringham. Proceed out of the village and the property entrance can be found on the right-hand side with a house name at the top of the drive. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED 10th August 2021 __________ IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. 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