- Tenure: Freehold
- Exceptional 5 Bedroom Barn Conversion
- Stunning Countryside Views
- Self Contained Annex with Holiday Let Potential
- Private Parking
- Extensive Private Grounds
- Store/Workshop and Additional Timber Shed
- Mains Gas, Water, Sewer, Plus Fibre Optic Broadband
- Close to Local Amenities
Salhouse CofE Primary School (0.1mi.)
Rackheath Primary School (1.7mi.)
Hemblington Primary School (2.2mi.)
This immaculately presented, substantially sized and utterly superb barn conversion includes a one-bedroom annex, ideal for an independent or elderly relative, as a holiday let or B&B (subject to local authority consent), and blends authentic Norfolk architecture with state-of-the-art technology and breath-taking interior design.
The property benefits from gas fired underfloor heating throughout, and includes ample off-street parking, extensive private grounds, views over open countryside and a convenient location just ten minutes from Norwich and less than a mile from the Norfolk Broads
The primary entrance to the property is through a glass-panelled door set within a glazed entrance vestibule, linking the main house and the annex, decorated in a bright white and boasting a thatched roof.
A short flight of slate tiled stairs to the left lead up to a solid-wood door which opens onto the annex kitchen. Another solid-wood door to the right opens onto a short corridor within the main house.
Here, doors to the left lead to the downstairs WC and the utility room with an open archway to the right leading through to the kitchen/diner. The hallway continues into the main, open-plan living space.
31' 2” (9.50m) x 17' 6” (5.34m)
The state-of-the-art kitchen includes an Indian sandstone floor. In addition, plenty of natural light is allowed by windows to two sides equipped with modern high-performance double-glazing (repeated through much of the remainder of the property).
Light after dark is provided by ceiling mounted halogen spotlights, as well as under-unit strip lighting with plenty of storage provided by soft-closing, shaker-style base and wall cabinets in white.
The black granite worktops laid out in an L shape are complemented by the surfaces of a central kitchen island, which also incorporate some innovative storage options and double as a preparation area and breakfast bar.
The contemporary design also includes space for an upright, American-style fridge/freezer, a double circular stainless steel sink and drainer beneath the windows overlooking the drive, and a substantial range including a double oven and grill, and six ring electric hob beneath an illuminated extractor.
The adjoining dining area enjoys more Indian sandstone flooring, with authentic solid-oak beams above. More halogen spotlights provide light after dark although, during the day, plenty of natural light floods the space through the three-quarter-length windows overlooking the drive as well as a set of double doors opening onto the patio in the rear garden.
33' 7” (10.23m) x 16' 11” (5.15m)
The main living area includes a sitting room, also boasting a ceiling equipped with halogen spotlights and solid-oak beams, with three-quarter-length windows bracketing a glass-panelled door opening onto the rear gardens.
There are fixtures and fittings for a wall-mounted flat-screen TV and well as phone and Ethernet points, while the room includes the same Indian sandstone flooring as the kitchen and dining area.
However, the centrepiece of this room is most certainly the eye-catching, spiral staircase with wrought-iron banisters rising to a gallery beneath a spectacular vaulted ceiling, complete with natural wood beams.
Plenty more light is also allowed by substantial floor-to-eaves windows, also incorporating a glass-panel door allowing access to a paved passageway along the west-facing side of the house. An internal door from here also opens onto the study.
13' 9” (4.20m) x 6' 11” (2.10m)
Accessed predominantly via the living room, the study overlooks a exterior passageway along the west-facing side of the property, but also benefits from a handy, interconnecting door to the ground-floor WC.
Currently used as a music room, the office includes a Indian sandstone floor, plenty of power points and more overhead halogen spotlights.
17' 7” (5.37m) x 10' 1” (3.07m)
To the left of the gallery overlooking the ground-floor atrium, the master bedroom enjoys extensive views over the private gardens through full-length windows bracketing a single fire escape door.
As the room is not overlooked, a stand-alone bath tub is currently set on a base mounted on Indian sandstone flooring in front of the windows, allowing extensive views across open countryside, with fixtures and fittings for a wall-mounted flat-screen TV above.
The room also includes a WC set behind a discreet screen as well as a console hand basin above a granite-topped vanity unit, with black splashback tiles above.
The remainder of the room is fitted with carpets with additional natural light allowed by a west-facing Velux window.
Bedroom: 19' 3” (5.87m) x 10' 5” (3.18m)
Dressing room: 10' 0” (3.05m) x 5' 11” (1.80m)
The second en-suite bedroom is also luxuriously equipped, also boasting a dressing room and with ample natural light allowed by windows to two sides as well as west-facing Velux windows in the roof.
Decorated in magnolia, the room includes solid-wood ceiling beams and adjustable spotlights. The en-suite bathroom incorporates an Indian sandstone floor, a corner quadrant shower cubicle, dual-flush WC and a console hand basin.
BEDROOM 3 & 4:
15' 0” (4.58m) x 8' 8” (2.64m)
15' 0” (4.58m) x 8' 8” (2.64m)
Linked by a Jack-and-Jill en-suite bathroom, both Bedroom 3 and 4 are also carpeted and still comfortably large enough to accommodate double beds. Both rooms enjoy east-facing windows and are decorated in magnolia, with authentic ceiling beams and overhead spotlights.
The en-suite facilities include a corner quadrant shower cubicle, dual-flush WC and console hand basin set within a granite topped vanity unit, below mosaic-style, splashback tiles.
16' 8” (5.09m) x 13' 4” (4.07m)
The kitchen space in the annex is comfortably large enough to accommodate soft furnishings as well as a dining table and chairs if required and boasts a smart, natural slate floor.
Magnolia walls and timber beams incorporated in the high, vaulted ceiling offer a pleasant contrast and are complemented by the wooden base and wall units offering ample storage in the cooking and preparation area.
The kitchen also includes an electric oven and grill and a modern electric hob beneath a concealed extractor, a stainless steel sink and drainer with under-unit lighting supplementing the spotlights incorporated in the wooden ceiling beams.
The room includes fixtures and fittings for a wall-mounted, flat-screen TV and patio doors opening onto a private, walled, courtyard garden.
11' 10” (3.60m) x 9' 1” (2.76m)
The comfortable, well-appointed, double en-suite bedroom overlooks the courtyard garden and is equipped with a similar floor to the kitchen area, white décor once again offset by ceiling and wall-mounted beams.
The en-suite facilities include a tiled and recessed shower cubicle, dual-flush WC and console hand basin.
0.5 Acre STMS
The smart, brick-and-timber property sits back from Lower Street, screened by mature green laurel borders which have been allowed to grow to more than head height to offer complete privacy from the road.
An extensive gravel drive to the right-hand side of the house offers off-street parking for a number of vehicles, leading to head-high timber gates which open onto the rear gardens beyond.
The driveway is also overlooked by three-quarter-length windows in the dining room as well as from the kitchen in the main house - the latter also enjoying a view over a smart and sunny flagstone patio, bordered by a brick-built sleeper wall and leading to the property's main entrance. Steps from the patio also lead to an additional external door opening directly onto the annex's own kitchen.
The delightful and extensive rear garden benefits from a large 16ft x 10ft Store/Workshop, alongside an additional timber shed, and is surrounded by tall and well-established green borders around a second patio accessible via double doors from the dining room. Lawns beyond are surrounded by ornamental shrubs and plants offering colour and variety, a post-and-rail fence separating this part of the garden from a large private orchard beyond.
Planted with fruit trees, but also laid to lawn, the orchard is bordered by more mature hedging, with views of open countryside beyond as far as the woods surrounding Salhouse Broad.
The thatched annex also benefits from its own private, walled courtyard garden, accessible via double doors from the kitchen.
Enjoying a quiet location in the northern edge of the village, backing onto open countryside and less than a mile from the River Bure and the Norfolk Broads, the property is ideal for a buyer looking for an idyllic rural retreat within easy reach of Norwich.
Amenities close by include the village's Bell Inn – a family and pet-friendly pub renowned for its gardens and traditional menu – the Jubilee Hall community centre and the village's community-aided primary school, rated “good” at is last inspection by Ofsted in 2018.
Buses from outside The Bell also offer connections to Horning, Stalham and Hoveton, Eaton, Acle and New Rackheath as well as Norwich itself.
Salhouse also boasts its own train station with regular direct Greater Anglia services running to Sheringham as well as Norwich – the latter usually no more than ten minutes away.
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