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Plumstead Road, Edgefield, Melton Constable, NR24

Guide price £2,850,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: BUM230127

Wood Farm offers a rare and exciting business and lifestyle opportunity in a beautiful secluded rural setting in North Norfolk with stunning countryside views. Set within about 27 acres (stms) of gardens and paddocks with a 5-bedroom family home and 8 self-contained holiday cottages currently run as a successful business. Located near Edgefield and offering easy access to Holt, Greshams Schools and all that beautiful North Norfolk has to offer.


Wood Farm offers a rare and exciting business and lifestyle opportunity in a beautiful secluded rural setting in North Norfolk with stunning countryside views. Set within about 27 acres (stms) of gardens and paddocks with a 5-bedroom family home and 8 self-contained holiday cottages currently run as a successful business. Located near Edgefield and offering easy access to Holt, Greshams Schools and all that beautiful North Norfolk has to offer. __________ WOOD FARMHOUSE GROUND FLOOR - Three reception rooms - Kitchen/breakfast room with electric Aga - Home office - Utility room - Reception hall - WC __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom with en suite shower room and dressing room - Guest bedroom with en suite shower room - 3 further double bedrooms - Family bathroom __________ OUTSIDE AT WOOD FARMHOUSE - Separate driveway and private parking - Large private garden __________ WOOD FARM COTTAGES - 8 fully self-contained holiday cottages - Please visit their website - Laundry room - Map room - Games room __________ OUTSIDE - Several large agricultural buildings - Long private drive - 3 agricultural fields currently contract farmed - Woodland and further grassland areas - Gardens - Parking area - Large playing field with playground equipment - Dog wash station __________ OTHER - Income and booking figures available on request - Feed in tariff from Biomass boiler and solar panels giving low running costs - Cottages to be sold fully furnished and equipped (minus some personal items) - Potential for smallholding - Barns offer further potential as venue space (subject to necessary planning consents) __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Holt 4 miles - North Norfolk Coast 8 miles - Fakenham 12 miles - Norwich (International airport, and mainline trains to London Liverpool Street) 20 miles __________ SITUATION Wood Farm sits centrally within its own land on the outskirts of the small rural village of Edgefield and is perfectly located for easy access to Holt and Greshams school. The village offers a good local pub with rooms and a spa which has proven popular with guests who stay in the cottages. This is a thriving community centred around popular village hall events and there is also a particularly good garden centre in the village, along with a fine parish church. Many of the village properties are found on meandering country lanes that spread out from the centre of the village into beautiful rural countryside. There are plenty of amenities on offer in both the nearby Georgian market town of Holt and Fakenham including schooling for all ages, medical centres, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, garages and a cinema. Holt is renowned for its attractive street frontages and for its wide and eclectic range of independent shops, as well as Bakers and Larners. Holt is also home to Gresham's pre-prep, prep and senior schools, founded in 1555. The town of 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. Access to the coast is eight miles to the north, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with one of the best bird reserves in Europe and a wide variety of other leisure pursuits available such as sailing, seal watching, golf and walking along the Norfolk Coast path. There are saltmarshes, long sandy beaches at low tides, creeks and the quintessential north Norfolk wide open skies. About twenty miles to the south is the Cathedral City of Norwich which has a vibrant business community and is recognised as the regional centre for shopping, cultural and leisure facilities. There is mainline railway connection to London terminals at Liverpool Street and Kings Cross St. Pancras Eurostar International and to the north of the city, Norwich International Airport. __________ DESCRIPTION Wood farmhouse is believed to date back to the mid 1800's and the original brick and flint farm buildings were sympathetically converted by the previous owners into the eight holiday cottages with lovely original features and lots of home comforts. The main house sits on the south side of the site with a large garden and countryside views that allows privacy from the cottages. The property has been in the present ownership for approximately 30 years, during which time it has provided a comfortable family home and a successful business. This versatile property offers endless possibilities to the new owner including farming, small holding, or yoga retreat, to name a few. All named after native trees, the cottages are located around a large courtyard. Rowan, Oak, Chestnut and Holly are two-bedroom properties, Willow has one double bedroom and Beech, Elm and Ash have three bedrooms each. All offer fully equipped kitchens with everything you need to self-cater, comfortable and spacious sitting/dining rooms and family bathrooms incorporating white sanitary wear, heated towel rails, baths with Aqualisa power showers over and some bedrooms also have ensuite shower rooms. The vendors have created a destination with many guests returning time after time and leaving wonderful reviews, their website gives you a much fuller picture of everything on offer and we urge you to visit this at The main house is an ideal family home, comfortable and spacious. The front door opens into the reception hall with wide stairs leading up and a separate WC. To your right off this hall is a useful home office. There are three reception rooms; a cosy family room to your left off the hall, the perfect TV room, a generous and beautifully proportioned sitting room sits on the west end of the house with wood burning stove and large south and west facing windows that flood it with natural light and capture wonderful views over the farmland towards the village. A further good-sized room leads off the kitchen/breakfast room, the vendors built this extension and currently use it as a shared study, however it would work equally well as a formal dining room or as a playroom for the kids. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of base and wall units with wooden doors, integrated appliances include a modern electric two oven Aga, with running costs helped by the solar panels on the site. There is also a Bloomberg electric oven and hob and double sink. On the west end of the room there is plenty of space for dining table and chairs and from here you can make the most of lovely westerly views. Leading off the kitchen is a utility room with space and plumbing for freestanding washing machine and tumble dryer, sink, storage units and a cupboard that houses the Megaflow pressurised water system. Taking the stairs to the first-floor landing, here there are five double bedrooms. The current vendors added the principal bedroom, it incorporates an open plan shower room with double vanity unit, WC and large standalone rainfall shower. There is also a nicely fitted walk in wardrobe. The main guest bedroom has west aspect and an en suite shower room, the remaining three double rooms are all of good size and all have south aspect with nice views. There is a large family bathroom with a bath, standalone shower, wash hand basin, WC and a large airing cupboard. From this room there is access to the loft. __________ FLOORPLANS Floorplans for each cottage are available online and on request. __________ OUTSIDE The properties are approached over a long tarmacked private driveway bordered with native and beech hedging, the fields on either side of the drive are owned by the property and in summer pathways are mown to allow guests to enjoy nature walks around the site. There is a large guest car park and a separate owners driveway leading off the main drive. Wood Farmhouse has plenty of private garden that is not overlooked by the cottages or paying guests. Three of the cottages, Oak, Holly and Rowan have their own enclosed gardens, whilst the others all enjoy the courtyard, however, there is so much more outside space for paying guests to enjoy. A large playing/games field gives opportunity for all, from kicking a football to playing in the comprehensive playground, with swings, slide, trampoline, Wendy house and zip wire! Because this was at one stage a working dairy farm, there are also several large agricultural buildings on the site, and they offer endless opportunities. Currently the biggest is used as an indoor area for basketball or badminton, which is perfect for rainy days, but (subject to planning permissions) it offers further commercial potential, for example as a wedding or party venue. Another of the barns is home to the two large Biomass boilers, huge hot water storage tanks and the wood pellet storage hoppers. Also, on the site a games room has a table tennis and table football and the map room has been set up to display lots of leaflets and a huge map of Norfolk with key tourist attractions pinpointed to help guests make the most of their time in the county. __________ EPC's Farmhouse: C Ash Cottage: D Beech Cottage: B Chestnut Cottage: D Elm Cottage: D Holly Cottage: B Oak Cottage: D Rowan Cottage: C Willow Cottage: C __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Farmhouse: North Norfolk District Council, Band: E __________ TENURE Freehold __________ SERVICES Mains electricity with supporting solar panels and feed in tariff. Biomass boilers with feed in tariff Mains water to main house and one cottage Bore water to remaining seven cottages. Private Klargester treatment plant for six properties Private drainage system for three properties __________ DIRECTIONS From Holt head south on the B1149 Norwich Road to Edgefield. Just before The Pigs hotel & restaurant turn left onto Plumstead Road and drive for approximately 0.3 miles. Wood Farm Cottages will be signposted off to the left. We highly recommend the use of the what3words website/app. This allows the user to locate an exact point on the ground (within a 3-metre square) by simply using three words. The property can be found using the following 3 words: threaded.phones.highlight __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED February 2024 __________ 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.