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Holt Road, Swanton Novers, Melton Constable, NR24

Guide price £1,150,000


5 Beds 2 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: BUM220087

A substantial and nicely proportioned 5-bedroom family home with large garden, parking, double garage and garden stores in all 0.77 acres (stms) Located in a quiet lane in the rural village of Swanton Novers. Just six miles from Holt and Greshams School and offering easy access to the North Norfolk Coastline.


A substantial and nicely proportioned 5-bedroom family home with large garden, parking, double garage and garden stores in all 0.77 acres (stms) Located in a quiet lane in the rural village of Swanton Novers. Just six miles from Holt and Greshams School and offering easy access to the North Norfolk Coastline. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Reception hall - Dining room - Drawing room - Kitchen/breakfast/family room - Snug - Study - Boot room - Utility room - Pantry - WC __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom - Three further double bedrooms - Single bedroom - Family bath/shower room __________ OTHER - Spacious rooms with high ceilings - New roof in 2021 - Traditional style new UPVC double glazed windows 2014 - Water softener __________ OUTSIDE - Ample parking - Double garage - Two storage rooms - Kennel - Wood store - Garden __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Holt 6 miles - Melton Constable 2 miles - Blakeney 8 miles - Fakenham 8.5 miles - Norwich 25 miles (international airport and mainline trains to London Liverpool St) - Kings Lynn 30 miles (mainline trains to London Kings Cross via Cambridge) __________ SITUATION Swanton Novers is a small peaceful village located just six miles from Holt and surrounded by meadows and ancient woodlands. Two hundred acres of this woodland is managed by English Nature and forms one of the country's most important woodland reserves. The area abounds with footpaths and quiet country lanes ideal for walking and cycling and is only fifteen minutes' drive from the North Norfolk coast and Blakeney. The village has a well subscribed village hall that offers community activities like yoga, quiz and pop-up bar nights. Nearby Melton Constable offers the closest good independent food shops including butchers, a general store/post office, Sidings bakery and restaurant, and a garage. The village also has a primary school and a doctor's surgery. The picturesque market town of Holt is a short drive away and is renowned for its attractive street frontages, Greshams Schools and a wide range of independent shops and boutiques. There is a buzz in the air as 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. The town of Fakenham also offers schooling for all ages, medical centres, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, garages and a cinema. Fakenham is transformed by its weekly market, with a farmer's market monthly and at least twelve race days a year held at Fakenham Racecourse - one of the finest national hunt racecourses in the country. __________ DESCRIPTION Bell Farm is an elegant property of Georgian style, believed to have been built in the thirties with later additions. Constructed of brick under pantile roof it was reroofed in 2021. The front door opens to a spacious reception hall with an elegant sweeping staircase and separate WC leading off. The house benefits from several reception rooms, all have high ceilings and large windows. On your left a door opens to a charming snug with south aspect and wood burning stove, beyond this off the hallway there is a further good-sized room currently used as a home office. On your right from the reception hall the formal dining room is a large room with south aspect, it is beautifully light and perfectly located adjacent to the kitchen. Glazed French doors lead through from here to the drawing room, a single-story extension believed to have been added in the ninety's, this is another lovely room, triple aspect with fireplace and wood burning stove. French doors lead from here to the garden and terrace. This house has a fantastic kitchen/breakfast room, big enough for comfortable seating too, making the perfect family living space. Brick flooring runs throughout the room and the kitchen is fully fitted with a range of paint finished wooden base and wall units with granite worktops, it also has an island with integrated dining table. Integrated appliances include a 4-oven oil fired Aga and Miele double electric oven. There is space and for a freestanding large fridge and dishwasher too. There is a very useful separate pantry adjacent to the kitchen. French doors from the kitchen open to the garden and terrace and also into the back hallway where there is a great boot room, with lots of coat storage cupboards and a separate utility room with large Belfast sink, water softener, oil fired boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer it also offers plenty of space for further freezers/fridge etcetera. Taking the stair to the first floor; a half landing splits to lead to the bedrooms, the main bedroom is at the back of the house, a large room with double aspect and lovely views of the garden. It benefits from a dressing room with plenty of fitted wardrobe space and a very smart en suite bathroom with double basin vanity unit offering lots of storage, a heated towel rail, bath with rainfall shower over and white sanitary wear. There is a further walk-in cupboard off the bedroom for more clothes storage. To the front of the house leading off the galleried landing are four further bedrooms, three good sized double rooms and a single and a very stylish family bath and shower room, with freestanding bath, large rain fall shower, heated towel rail and white sanitary wear. __________ OUTSIDE The house sits back from the quiet lane behind park railings and a beautifully established yew hedge, to the front is a gravelled pathway leading to the formal front door with fan light above, this south faade is covered in a lovely wisteria, there is also a magnificent magnolia tree in the front garden. Double iron gates open to a gravelled driveway and large parking area to the back of the house. Here there is a double garage with two spacious storerooms and a garden WC. To the side of the garage a kennel/dog run area has been created and there is also a good-sized wood storage shed. The garden sits on the east side of the property, mostly laid to lawn it has some formal herbaceous borders and wonderful established trees including oak, acer and sweet chestnut. This is a very private garden bordered with woodland and it also benefits from a substantial chicken run. There is plenty of paved terracing beside the house, with a pergola, climbing roses and hydrangeas and lavender hedges to name a few, adding colour and interest. Bell Farm is a really lovely family home with spacious accommodation, located perfectly for easy access to Holt yet in a quiet village location. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY North Norfolk District Council Band G __________ SERVICES Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating __________ DIRECTIONS From Holt take the B1110 towards Thornage and proceed through Briningham to the crossroads of the B1354. Cross over continuing towards Guist on the B1110 and take the second right hand road signed to Swanton Novers, proceed down this lane past one right hand turning and the property is the first on your right as you enter the village, behind park railings. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED October 2022 __________ 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 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.