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Welcome It has been a busy start to the year for Fine & Country and this publication is testament to this, full of new luxurious homes fresh on the marketplace. This edition we took a look at the latest Land Registry Data on transactions to see how figures compared to our perceptions. In the UK, January saw house prices up 1.1% since December with home sales in the first month of this year higher than any January since 2008. There were 64,000 UK property sales during the month, down from 86,000 in December, but significantly higher than the 52,000 sales seen in January 2011. At Fine & Country Norfolk we continue to adopt flexible marketing strategies to ensure sales across a large spectrum of house prices. The £250K – £500K has been the most consistent range with £500K – £750K sector also showing increased demand. However, sales above £1M are still relatively low. The volume of sales in Q4 is almost identical to last year, confirming a stabilisation of the market in terms of both volume and price, meaning the scales are balanced with it being a good time to buy and a good time to sell. Please do take the time to enjoy the contents of this edition of Lifestyles and if you would like any further information about any of our properties then please contact your nearest Fine & Country office. Cameron Black

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The Old Rectory, Gillingham A sympathetically renovated Grade II Listed Former Rectory set in mature Gardens and Grounds of 1.97 acres. Five Bedrooms; Five Bathrooms/Shower Rooms. Wonderful Main Reception Hall; Three Formal Receptions; Study and Conservatory. Stunning Breakfast Kitchen Area; Preparation Kitchen; Separate Utility. Original Character includes Sash Windows, Shutters, Panelled Ceilings, Open Fireplaces and a Regency Bow Window. Quality Fixture and Fittings include Italian Porcelain Tiles, Six Oven Aga, Slate Work Surfaces and Flooring. Gym, Triple Garage, Wood Store and Flower Room. The Accommodation extends to 7,305sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ1,250,000 4

Norwich: 01603 221888

The Old Rectory, Geldeston An impressive Former Rectory and a converted Coach House standing in just under 9 acres of Grounds. Five Bedrooms; Three Bathrooms; Four Receptions. Breakfast Kitchen with Separate Utility. Original Character can be found throughout. Three Stables; Formal Gardens; Paddocks; Tennis Court. The Coach House consists of Three Bedrooms; Two/Three Receptions, Two Bathrooms and a Stunning Breakfast Kitchen. The Accommodation extends to 5,500sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ1,200,000

Norwich: 01603 221888 5

Langham Hall, Langham An exceptional Grade II Listed Georgian Hall which has been sympathetically extended and renovated throughout and includes Two Self Contained Apartments. The Hall faces south over its Gardens, which extend to just 1.5 acres and include beautiful views of the village church. Five Bedrooms which includes a superb Master Bedroom Suite with a Spacious Walk In Dressing Room, a Wet Room and an En-suite Bathroom. Two additional Bathrooms/Shower Rooms. Three Formal Reception Rooms; Two additional Receptions; Cinema Room; Orangery and Studio. Stunning Bespoke Breakfast Kitchen with Granite Worktops and separate Commercial Utility Room. Quality Fixtures and Fittings can be found throughout; Original Character has been retained with Fireplaces and Sash Windows. Two Self Contained Apartments with Two Bedrooms in each adjoin The Hall providing an Income. The Accommodation extends to 8,000sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ2,500,000 6

Norwich: 01603 221888

Oak Tree Barn, Clippesby An impressive Single Storey Barn Conversion situated within the village of Clippesby. The Barn stands in a gorgeous 1.86 acres adjoining Rural Farmland to the Rear offering Exceptional Views. Four Bedrooms; Two Receptions, Spacious Breakfast Kitchen with separate Utility. Character can be found throughout with Exposed Beams and Brick, Vaulted Ceilings and Fireplaces. A Flexible Range of Outbuildings; Double Garage; Pond. The Accommodation extends to 1,988sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ495,000

Norwich: 01603 221888 7

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QR codes are used to store useful information like web URLs, contact cards, e-mail addresses, etc. While QR reading isn’t built into our mobile phones, there are, of course, apps for that. So, how do you scan them on your iPhone or iPad? Step 1 You’ll need to get an app that reads QR codes. There is plenty of choice in the App Store. Some are free and some are paid. Take your pick and download one.

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Your Chance to win two hospitality tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show From today, Fine & Country and its guest judge, Martyn Cox, Gardening Columnist, Mail On Sunday are scouring the nation in search of the finest gardens on sale with a UK estate agent. Green fingered vendors will have the chance to win two hospitality tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by entering their shapely landscapes, colourful plants, spectacular water features and follies. Entrants and winners will also have the opportunity of free additional media exposure as part of a national campaign to highlight the importance of garden presentation when selling your home. We need your help in choosing the best gardens which will be tweeted and displayed on Fine & Country’s Facebook Page under five different price categories. One finalist from each category will be chosen by Facebook users clicking ‘like’ on their favourite garden, as well as being judged by Bill McClintock, gardening enthusiast and Head of The Ombudsman Scheme of Estate Agents. The overall winner shall then be chosen by gardening guru, Martyn Cox, who will personally present the winner with hospitality tickets to attend the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Thursday, 24th May 2012. Matthew Pryke, CEO of Fine & Country says: “Receiving the accolade of the best garden for sale in the UK will raise the credibility of your home to potential buyers. The judging will consider gardens of all varieties so don’t be put off from entering if your garden is for example small and urban. Even the tiniest of gardens can be carefully constructed, beautifully presented and unique. We even want to know a little bit about yourself and the stories behind the creation of your gardens.”

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Keys Barn, Lower Southrepps A very pretty Brick and Flint Converted Barn enjoying an elevated position in just under 1 acre of Grounds. Three/Four Bedrooms; Two Bathrooms. Two/Three Reception Rooms including a Garden Room. Spacious Open plan Kitchen Breakfast Area/Dining Hall. Versatile Brick and Flint Outbuilding, which could be used for a number of different purposes, subject to planning permission. Character can be found throughout with Vaulted Ceilings and Exposed Brick and Archways and a generous use of Oak. The Accommodation extends to 1,700sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ399,950 10

Norwich: 01603 221888


Stylish Solutions for your Ablutions K I M B E E D I E l o o k s at t h e g r o w i n g t r e n d f o r l u x u r y b at h r o o m s o l u t i o n s Bathrooms often get overlooked in terms of design, but what can often be the smallest room in the home has become one of the most important.The bathroom has become a haven, a private space to get away from the stresses and strains of the day, the one space you can literally lock yourself away and spend time on your health and wellbeing. Much like the kitchen, the bathroom has moved away from it’s basic functionality to a space from which we now demand much more. With the

hugh growth in popularity of the spa retreat as a weekend or holiday option for recharging our batteries, so the desire to recreate the atmosphere and quality of a spa at home has become a big trend. Luxury hotel and spa chic has filtered down to home style in every way and as a result our bathrooms have changed dramatically. From state of the art mood enhancing led lighting schemes, to hydrotherapy baths and massaging showers. From twin basin arrangements and sunken

baths, to concealed sound systems, you really can create a 5 star experience while carrying out your ablutions. With the enormous and ever expanding range of bathroom finishes, fittings and accessories as well as whole room concepts such as steam and sauna rooms available, one can easily achieve the ‘spa’ style. With choice however also comes confusion and a few important points should be kept in mind when planning your new bathroom. Along with a firm idea of the style you want to create, think in detail of utility first. Take into account the way that your family use the bathroom. Do you need two basins, a bath and shower or just one or the other, maybe you require a seat within your shower area? Do you need big tiled areas for small children who will splash around or can you allow for more opulent and intricate tile and mirror solutions for a more grown up room. Your basic plan is often restricted to your space but most bathroom suppliers will offer a planning solution free. However beautiful your bathroom, it has to work smoothly and efficiently as well as providing a space for you to recover and relax after a long day.



If you are looking for bathroom solutions in our area try ‘Old Fashioned Bathrooms’ of Stowmarket, Most bathroom companies offer a free, no obligation design service or for further help and advice on planning, design execution, building and buying, contact. Kim Beedie on 01379 384073 e. Kitchen Bathroom and Bedroom Association





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Meadow View, Wymondham A beautiful Family Residence, Circa 1920, situated within the market town of Wymondham sitting in 0.5 acres. Stunning Views out over the Adjoining Meadows to the Rear. Four Bedroooms; Two Bathrooms. Three Receptions; Conservatory. Spacious Breakfast Kitchen with separate Utility. Character can be found throughout with Bay Windows, Stained Glass, Feature Tiles in Entrance Hall, Fireplaces and Picture Rails. Carriage Drive; Off Street Parking for Several Vehicles. Spacious Rear Garden including a Terrace. The Accommodation extends to 2,300sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ525,000 16

Norwich: 01603 221888

Thorpe Row Farmhouse, Thorpe Row, Dereham A Wonderfully Secluded and Situated Converted Barn standing alone in just over 3 acres of Grounds. Equestrian Potential with Stabling and Post and Rail Paddocks. Four Bedrooms; Three Bathrooms; Five Receptions. Spacious Breakfast Kitchen; Separate Utility. Superb range of Outbuildings including Triple Garage and Annexe. Fabulous Entertaining Area complete with Outdoor Bar and Terrace. The Accommodation extends to 4,000sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ725,000

Norwich: 01603 221888


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Park Farmhouse, Stratton Strawless A substantial Modern Family Residence situated in a glorious 5.155 acres in a secluded setting in the village of Stratton Strawless. Five/Six Bedrooms; Four Bathrooms /Shower Rooms. Four Receptions; Conservatory. Spacious Breakfast Kitchen with separate Utility. Detached Triple Garage/Workshop. Stunning Woodland Setting with a broad range of Wildlife and Local Walks. The Accommodation extends to 2,813sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ650,000 20

Norwich: 01603 221888

The Barn House, Denton A large Detached Family Home set in spectacular Gardens with a fabulous Outdoor Swimming Pool. Two Reception Rooms with an exceptionally Large Drawing Room/Dining Room. Stunning Kitchen with Pantry and separate Utility. Five Bedrooms with En-suite and Dressing Room to the Master; Bathroom and Two Additional Cloakrooms. 2 x Double Garages and Large Parking Areas; Spectacular Garden with Open Country Views and Pond. Grounds extend to approximately 2.5 acres. The Accommodation extends to 3,624sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ625,000

Norwich: 01603 221888


The Willows, Starston A Grade II Listed Period Family Residence that has been sympathetically renovated and extended sitting in Grounds of approximately 6 acres. A Separate Self Contained One Bed Annexe has been converted from the Original Outbuildings. Four Bedrooms; Five Receptions. Lovely Open Plan Breakfast Kitchen Area with separate Utility. Character found throughout includes Exposed Beams and Inglenook Fireplaces. Carriage Driveway; Quiet Country Lane with easy access to the market town of Harleston. The Accommodation extends to 3,000sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ585,000 22

Norwich: 01603 221888

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The Shoals, Lenwade A Converted Former Granary enjoying an idyllic position with views out over the River Wensum and Manicured Grounds. Four Bedrooms; Three Bathrooms; Stunning First Floor Open Plan Main Reception Area with Balcony. Spacious Breakfast Kitchen with Separate Utility. Formal Gardens; Terrace with Direct Access and Fishing Rights to the River. Additional Communal Gardens. Single Garage; Off Street Parking. The Accommodation extends to 2,228sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ550,000 24

Norwich: 01603 221888

Tumbleweed, Carbrooke An attractive Farmhouse Style Modern Family Residence, enjoying a Beautiful Rural Situation within the village of Carbrooke. Six Bedrooms; Three Bathrooms. Five Receptions; Conservatory. Spacious Breakfast Kitchen; Separate Utility Room. Double Garage with Studio/Games Room above. The Formal Gardens extend to 0.86 acres; Additional land available via separate negotiation. The Accommodation extends to 4,560sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ500,000

Norwich: 01603 221888 25

Southlands, Marsham A wonderful Family Residence with Equestrian use situated on a no through road within the village of Marsham. Equestrian facilities include 4 acres divided into Post and Rail Paddocks, a large steel framed Outbuilding incorporating 8 Stables, a Tack Room, Direct access to Bridle Path and a Sand School. Planning permission for Light Industrial Use. Five Bedrooms; Three Bathrooms. Two Receptions; Spacious Breakfast Area with separate Utility. Enclosed Rear and Front Gardens with Rear Terrace. The Accommodation extends to 2,433sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ500,000 26

Norwich: 01603 221888

Dovecotes, Bracon Ash A recently built Modern Family Residence enjoying a beautiful position on Bracon Ash Common with views out over adjoining Paddocks. Three/Four Bedrooms; Three Bathrooms/Shower Rooms. Two Receptions. Spacious Breakfast Kitchen; Separate Utility. Wonderful Rural Outlook. Detached Double Garage. Easy access into Norwich and Main Trunk Roads. The Accommodation extends to 1,648sq.ft.

Guide Price: £350,000

Norwich: 01603 221888

Frog Hollow, Hempnall A Detached Cottage enjoying a secluded location standing in 10 acres of Woodland. Three Bedrooms; Two Bathrooms. Two Reception Rooms. Spacious Kitchen with separate Walk-In Pantry & Utility. Character found throughout with Pamments, Timber Floorboards, Vaulted Ceilings and a Fireplace. Set well off the road; Three World War II Air Raid Shelters. The Accommodation extends to 1,200sq.ft.

Guide Price: £350,000

Norwich: 01603 221888 27

The School House, Freethorpe A Former School Master’s House to the neighbouring School standing in Grounds of just under 1 acre within the village of Freethorpe. Three Bedrooms; Two Bathrooms/Shower Rooms. Two Receptions; Conservatory. Breakfast Kitchen with separate Utility. Formal Gardens; Paddock; Swimming Pool; Garaging. Wonderful Rural Surrounds with Views over adjacent Farmland. The Accommodation extends to 1,681sq.ft.

Guide Price: £375,000

Norwich: 01603 221888

Fairway, Sheringham A Fine Detached Family Residence, Circa 1920, standing in one of the most sought after areas of Sheringham, adjoining the Golf Course. Four Bedrooms; Two Bathrooms. Two Receptions; Breakfast Kitchen. Spacious uninterrupted views of the Golf Course and the Norfolk Coastline. Rear Garden with a gate offering access to the Golf Course. Double Tandem Garage and Additional Off Street Parking. The property is in need of some updating. The Accommodation extends to 2,000sq.ft.

Guide Price: £595,000 28

Norwich: 01603 221888

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Bray Barn, Great Witchingham A Semi-Detached Barn Conversion situated in the sought after rural village of Great Witchingham. Four Bedrooms including En-suite to the Master. Three Reception Rooms including a Spacious Sitting Room. A Self-Contained One Bedroom Annexe. Plenty of Original Character with Exposed Beams, Brick and Feature Fireplaces. The Grounds extend to 1 acre with direct access onto Marriott’s Way. The Accommodation extends to 2,900sq.ft.

Guide Price: £495,000

Norwich: 01603 221888

Wroxham Cottage, Wroxham A wonderful Family Residence built in 1963 in a Cottage Style in the sought after location of The Avenue in Wroxham. Four Bedrooms; Two Reception Rooms. Character found within including a Reclaimed Fireplace. Formal Winding Staircase with Circular Skylight above Large Windows found throughout the Residence. Private Gardens including a Sweeping Drive which leads directly to the Double Garage; Further Large Timber Outbuilding. The Accommodation extends to 1,900sq.ft.

Guide Price: £420,000

Norwich: 01603 221888 31

Thornley, Hethersett A wonderful Family Residence which has been extended, situated in the sought after village of Hethersett. Four Receptions including a Garden Room. Four Bedrooms; Two En-suites. Family Bathroom; Downstairs Shower Room. Breakfast Kitchen with Separate Utility. Superb Plot; Tandem Garage; Gym/Studio. The Accommodation extends to 2,542sq.ft.

Guide Price: £450,000

Norwich: 01603 221888

68 West End, Old Costessy A wonderful Family Residence, originally dating from the 18th Century situated in the village of Old Costessey. Three Bedrooms; Two Bathrooms. Two Reception Rooms. Impressive Breakfast Kitchen; Separate Utility. Adjoining Annexe containing Three Receptions and an Attic Guest Bedroom. Double Garage; Driveway. Spacious and Mature Rear Garden and Terrace. The Accommodation extends to 2,526sq.ft.

Guide Price: £440,000 32

Norwich: 01603 221888

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Our Norwich Office is right in the heart of the City and we are fortunate in having buyers from all parts of the World. We take full advantage of this by marketing locally, nationally and internationally to penetrate all sectors of the market place. The fact that we have become a large and successful international brand does not mean to say we have forgotten about the local market, which is hugely important to us. We also support local quality publications and work closely with a number of local businesses. Each area of the City has its own special feeling and Fine & Country can assist you in finding your favourite City “village”. For further help in selling your property or advice on which area of the City may suit you best, please contact us on 01603 221888 or visit us at 7 Bank Plain, Norwich NR2 4SF.

21 Edward Jodrell Plain, Norwich An impressive Four Storey End Townhouse situated in the sought after former Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Grounds within walking distance of the City Centre. Four Bedrooms; Study. Two Bathrooms; Two En-suite Shower Rooms; Downstairs Cloakroom. Two Receptions; Breakfast Kitchen. Enclosed Rear Courtyard Garden. Allocated Car Parking Space: Single Garage. The Accommodation extends to 1,744sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ350,000

Norwich: 01603 221888


Flat 2, 33-35 Surrey Street, Norwich A spacious Lower Ground Floor Apartment forming part of a beautiful Grade II Listed Georgian Building. One Double Bedroom with French Doors. Spacious Breakfast Kitchen. The Apartment has retained many of the Original Features which include Sash Windows and Exposed Beams. Central City Location. The Accommodation extends to 792sq.ft.

Guide Price: £165,000

Norwich: 01603 221888

18 Devon Way, Trowse An Impressive Hopkins Homes Three Storey Semi-Detached Family Home situated within the sought after Village of Trowse. Five Bedrooms; Three Bathrooms/Shower Rooms. Two Receptions; Spacious Breakfast/ Kitchen. Great Proximity to Norwich City Centre and Whitlingham Broad. Enclosed Private Garden; Terrace. Single Garage; Additional Off Street Parking. The Accommodation extends to 1,906sq.ft.

Guide Price: £425,000 36

Norwich: 01603 221888

13 Newmarket Road, Norwich A conveniently located Mid Terrace House in a Prime Location in the City of Norwich. Two Bedrooms; En-suite Shower Room. Basement Room. Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room. Downstairs Bathroom. Enclosed Front and Rear Gardens. Permit Parking in Residents Car Park to the Rear. The Accommodation extends to 861sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ230,000

Norwich: 01603 221888

405 New Half Moon Yard, Norwich A delightful Duplex Penthouse Apartment on the fourth and fifth floor located on the banks of the River Wensum. Sitting Room with Balcony and Kitchen with Granite Work Surfaces. Master Bedroom Suite with Balcony and En-suite Shower. Two Further Bedrooms; One En-suite and Main Bathroom. Underground Double Tandem Parking Space. Walking Distance to the City Centre and Riverside. The Accommodation extends to 1,162sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ340,000

Norwich: 01603 221888 37

Gilman Lodge, Norwich A substantial Detached Family Home situated to the North of Norwich, formerly run as a luxury Five Star Silver Guest House, accredited by the English Tourist Board. Three Receptions; Downstairs Shower Room. Five Double Bedrooms; Four with Ensuite Facilities. Breakfast Kitchen with Separate Utility. Off Road Parking for Numerous Cars. Car Port; Triple Garage; Two Further Outbuildings. The Accommodation extends to 3,899sq.ft.

Guide Price: £445,000

Norwich: 01603 221888

49 Trafford Road, Norwich An older style Detached Family Residence situated in a highly sought after residential area. Four Bedrooms; Two Receptions. Downstairs Shower Room; Upstairs Bathroom. The Property incorporates a number of Character Features including Bay Windows, Fireplaces and Wooden Flooring. Enclosed Garden. The Accommodation extends to 1,237sq.ft.

Guide Price: £295,000 38

Norwich: 01603 221888

1 Newfound Court, Cringleford A delightful Barn Conversion within a small complex of similar properties situated on Colney Lane in Cringleford, close to the City of Norwich. Three/Four Bedrooms; Two En-suites. Three Reception Rooms including a Conservatory. Double Garage. Secluded Rear Garden backing onto Fields. The Accommodation extends to 1,396sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ325,000

Norwich: 01603 221888


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3 Lonsdale Crescent, Hingham An attractive Modern Family Home situated in a quiet Cul-de-Sac within the market town of Hingham. Four Bedrooms; Two Bathrooms. Three Receptions; Conservatory. Spacious Breakfast Kitchen with separate Utility. Part Walled Gardens which extend to just under 0.5 acres. Double Garage; Additional off street parking. The Accommodation extends to 2,426sq.ft.

Guide Price: £425,000

Norwich: 01603 221888

River Breeze, Dilham A Modern Family Residence offered with an adjoining 40ft Mooring. Wonderful village position with easy access to the Broads Network. Four Bedrooms; Two Bathrooms. Three Reception Rooms; Conservatory. Spacious Breakfast Kitchen; Separate Utility. Double Garage with additional Off Street Parking. Formal Gardens with views over the River. The Accommodation extends to 1,734sq.ft.

Guide Price: £395,000 42

Norwich: 01603 221888

BRESSINGHAM LODGE, BRESSINGHAM A Magnificent Victorian former Rectory set in gardens and grounds of about Five and a Half Acres with a Range of Outbuildings. Five Reception Rooms, Aga Kitchen, Pantry, Utility Room, Cloakroom. Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom, Guest Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, Three Further Bedrooms, Family Shower Room and Second Cloakroom. Coach House with Stables. Cart Lodges and Stores, Gardens and Grounds of about Five and a Half Acres. The Accommodation extends to approx 3472sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ835,000

Diss: 01379 646020



Established in 1995 and based in Wendling near East Dereham, TRS is headed by its (MD) Tony French and his two sons Mark and Simon (Directors). Its main business is the supply and installation of replacement heating oil tanks and the supply, installation and servicing of oil fired boilers. With an emphasis on service and value for money the TRS fully registered Oftec engineers are always ready to respond quickly to emergency calls throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.

Heating oil tanks can have a shelf life of anything from three to 30 years. In years gone by customers would have always been pre-emptive in replacing their heating oil tank when it started to look the worse for wear. Unfortunately in these difficult financial times we are finding more and more customers are waiting until their tank starts to leak before investing their hard-earned cash on a replacement. Waiting for a badly rusting or cracking tank to actually start to leak can prove an environmentally expensive risk to take, as oil spillage can often cost many thousands of pounds to clean up and may also involve a heavy fine from the Environment Agency. Annual servicing of an oil fired boiler is also very important, with Mr French explaining that “just like your car, if you keep your boiler running smoothly then you will use less oil and therefore be far more economical”. For the past three years, TRS has also been a member of the highly respected Norfolk Trusted Traders Association, run by Norfolk County Council. Why not check them out online and see what customers have said about them – their products and customer service skills and value for money. Mr French adds “It is always nice to have peace of mind in the company you are thinking of using and the trusted traders site shows what our recent customers have thought of our service and value”.

TRELAWN LODGE, LANGMERE A Substantial Modern Detached Family House set in gardens and grounds of nearly Two Acres. Four Principal Reception Rooms; Five Bedrooms, En-Suite to Master and Family Bathroom. Kitchen, Utility Room, Gymnasium and Conservatory. Detached Two Bedroom Annexe. Stable Block, Swimming Pool, Gardens and Grounds extending to nearly Two Acres. The Accommodation extends to approx. 3,022sq.ft. (Main House), approx. 679sq.ft. (Annexe).

Guide Price: ÂŁ575,000

Diss: 01379 646020


THREE WATERS, MARKET WESTON A Grade II listed detached farmhouse set in charming gardens and grounds with a range of outbuildings and a meadow. Dining Room, Drawing Room & Music Room. Kitchen Breakfast Room, Garden Room, Laundry Room & Shower Room. Four First Floor Bedrooms, Study, Family Bathroom. Second Floor Workroom and Fifth Bedroom. Range of Outbuildings, Car Port, Store and Cart Lodges. The Gardens and Grounds extend to c. 3.3 acres. The Accommodation extends to 3,041sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ645,000

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The Delights of Turkey’s Turquoise Coast KATHY C HUR C HILL Turkey is a country steeped in history

and, if you know where to look, you will find unspoilt villages with bougainvillea-covered terraces, crystal clear seas and wonderfully hospitable people. It is also perfect for families as we discovered when we visited the southwest coast last year. We rented a villa in Dalyan, a bustling market town strung along the river that links the warm waters of the Mediterranean to the serenely beautiful Koycegiz Lake. No need for a car as water taxis line the riverbanks, piled high with cushions, all jostling for attention and, for just a few lira, will take you down


to Iztuzu beach, famous for its loggerhead turtles or up river and across the lake to the market at Koycegiz or even just to a quiet bay to drop anchor and swim. At night the waterfront comes to life, fairy lights twinkle across the river advertising a great range of small restaurants, families congregate in the Main Square and benches fill with elderly Turkish gentlemen discussing the day’s events. The excellent food markets meant the chefs amongst us had fun experimenting with a range of exotic ingredients, although, after a few chilled glasses of rose the banana pancakes and vanilla milkshakes at our local cafe were always so tempting!

The children flourished in this balmy climate and soon had us exploring a host of activities. We took out a gulet (a traditional sailing yatch), from local Fethiye and I can’t believe that there is a better way to explore the hidden bays and inlets of this dramatic coastline. We all enjoyed diving off the boat into the crystal clear sea and the snorkelling was a revelation for the younger children. The mud baths on Lake Koycegiz were also great fun. The video of us all slipping into the warm gooey mud pools and then lining up on the wall to allow it to dry, so that we looked like some bizarre long lost tribe, is now a firm family favourite. Turkey also has many

TRAVEL classical sites, so for a cultural interlude one morning, we trekked to the almost deserted ancient ruins of Kaunos to stand in its impressive theatre. For the Dads I recommend a visit to the Turkish barber for the ‘full works’; a cutthroat razor shave; face mask and hot

flannels; eyebrow and nose-hair trim and, the piece de resistance, a flaming candle to the ears! The whole family squashed in to watch this spectacle but thankfully he must have been used to such a rowdy crowd as his hand held steady. For Mums a trip to a traditional steam bath is an absolute must. Leave your dignity and clothes in the changing room and surrender to an hour of scrubbing, slapping, cleansing, soap bubbles and deep massage that will leave you glowing from head to foot. After two weeks of clear blue skies, warm seas and fresh local food we had all fallen in love with Turkey and felt there was genuine warmth to the hospitality here. If you are looking for ideas for this year then I would strongly recommend you give it a try.

We booked our trip with Holmes Travel (where Martin, my husband is a director) using Exclusive Escapes, an excellent tour operator who specialise in this unexplored area of the Lycian Coast. They have a wonderful collection of luxury villas and hotels and their level of service and local knowledge is exceptional.

fabulous Deniz Feneri on the Kas Peninsular and had the most amazing lunch in the Caribbean beach bar style restaurant down by the sea. Needless to say he was suitably impressed and Holmes believes that Turkey is now well and truly on the way to becoming a new and exciting destination.

Whilst we were there Martin met up with some of their team and visited Kalkan, further along the coast, to see some of the boutique hotels that are causing such a buzz.

Exclusive Escapes has just announced the introduction of its new flagship flight from the Private Jet Terminal at Stansted direct to Dalaman. This unique airport experience means that you by-pass the hassle of the main terminal and just drive to their exclusive car park by the Private Jet Lounge. Check-in is only one hour as porters will collect your luggage directly from your car and check it through security whilst you retire to the comfort of the lounge. In the air the service also far exceeds your normal charter flight, with 25% fewer seats and a complimentary meal and full bar service.

The stylish and intimate Kalkan Regency has the well deserved reputation of being one of the finest hotels along this Turkish Coast. The new private suites here have been elegantly designed using feature walls of glass and the grounds have been extended so that there are new lawns and hidden terraces dotted with hammocks in shady places. The uber-chic Hotel Villa Mahal is another gem, with its curved white walls spilling down towards the sea where you can swim off jetties into clear, warm, deep water. Never one to shirk his responsibilities Martin also stopped off at the

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DORMERS, TOPCROFT A delightful Grade II listed cottage situated in the sought after village of Topcroft. Four Bedrooms, Two Receptions, Spacious Breakfast Kitchen. Wealth of character found throughout including exposed beams and fireplace. Wonderful cottage gardens approaching 0.3 acres. Double Cart Bay Garage with adjoining workshop. The Accommodation extends to 1,650sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ450,000

Diss: 01379 646020


MOORLANDS, DICKLEBURGH Stunning Individual Modern Detached House designed to take full advantage of the Far Reaching Views. Sitting Room with Bay Window providing Great Views. Dining Room / Study, Kitchen Breakfast Room, Utility. Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room & Glazed A Frame commanding far reaching Views. Three Further Bedrooms, another En-suite Shower Room and a Family Bathroom. Detached Double Garage, Gardens and Grounds Approaching Half an Acre. The Accommodation extends to 2,038sq.ft. (including the Garage).

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MEADOW COTTAGE, NORTH LOPHAM An extended Detached Period Cottage in a lovely tucked away position set well off a ‘No Through’ lane in charming gardens of 0.3 acres in the village of North Lopham. Three Reception Rooms, Bespoke Breakfast Kitchen with Rayburn and Marble work surfaces with separate Utility Room. Four Bedrooms, Family Bathroom. Mature Gardens of 0.3 acres, Double Garage. The Accommodation extends to 1,494sq.ft.

Guide Price: £325,000 54

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NEW BARN, SOUTH LOPHAM An individual Barn Style single storey dwelling on a small select development on the edge of the village of South Lopham. Impressive Sitting Room with Vaulted Ceiling and Open Fireplace. Dining Room which is open into the Fitted Kitchen. Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room. Guest Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room. Two further Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. Charming Landscaped Gardens Front and Rear. Garage and Cart Lodge, Far Reaching Farm Land Views. The Accommodation extends to 1,708sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ399,500

Diss: 01379 646020


THE GABLES, HARLESTON An exceptional Detached Victorian House which has been sympathetically restored, set in charming Landscaped Gardens in the heart of Harleston. Three Receptions, Garden Room, Study, Bespoke Kitchen, Pantry and Breakfast Room, Store Room; Cloakroom and Cellar. Master Bedroom with Bathroom and Dressing Area. Three Further Bedrooms; Family Bathroom, Cloakroom. Partly Walled Landscaped Gardens, Workshop and Secure Parking Area. The Accommodation extends to 2,762sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ450,000 56

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ORCHARD COTTAGE, NORTH LOPHAM A Charming Extended Detached Georgian Cottage set in a lovely rural position on the outskirts of the village with no immediate neighbours. Living Room with Fireplaces either end. Kitchen; Utility and Shower Room with Separate WC, Dining Room; Conservatory and Ground Floor Double Bedroom. Three First Floor Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. Outbuildings including Garage and Workshop, Charming Gardens and Grounds of over half an acre. The Accommodation extends to approx. 1,489sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ345,000

Diss: 01379 646020 57

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CHURCH FARM COTTAGE, BANHAM A beautifully modernised and sympathetically extended cottage in the heart of the popular village of Banham. Reception Hall with original tiled floor. Sitting Room, Dining Room and Garden Room. Bespoke Kitchen Breakfast Room, Cloakroom and Rear Lobby. Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room,Two further Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. Charming Landscaped Gardens of about a Third of an Acre together with some useful outbuildings. The Accommodation extends to approx.1,525sq.ft.

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Park House, Moulton A Wonderful Example of a Detached Imposing Three Storey Manor House Refurbished to an Extraordinary Standard. Four Reception Rooms, Spacious Kitchen Breakfast Room plus Utility Room, Master Suite with Dressing Area & Shower Room, Seven Further Bedroom – Three with En-suite. Family Bathroom. Cellar. Impressive Sweeping Driveway & Ample Parking. Plot Covers Approximately 2 Acres (STS). The Accommodation Extends to Approximately 5,530sq.ft.

Guide Price: £725,000

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A touch of Moroccan magic for summer evenings

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The Old Vicarage, Gorefield A Stunning Former Gothic Vicarage Sympathetically Refurbished and Situated in ¾ Acre (STS). Breakfast Kitchen Plus Utility, Three Perfectly Presented Reception Rooms, Grand Entrance Hall with Feature Staircase, Master Bedroom with Open Plan En-suite. Four Further Bedrooms, Three with En-suite, Study/Sixth Bedroom, Family Bathroom. Ample Parking and a Selection of Outhouses, Landscaped Gardens. The Accommodation Extends to 4,445sq.ft.

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Pear Tree House, Harpley A Newly Built Georgian Style Three Storey Detached House set in 1/3 Acres (STS) Located in the Desirable Village of Harpley, Two Reception Rooms plus Conservatory, Modern Fitted Kitchen Diner, Master Bedroom Including Dressing Area and En-suite, Five Further Bedrooms (One of Which is Located on the Ground Floor with En-suite Shower Room), Family Bathroom. Solar Panels, Landscaped Gardens, Ample Parking and Double Garage. The Accommodation Extends to Approximately 3,026sq.ft.

Guide Price: £545,000

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Lee House, Upwell A Superb Detached Georgian Residence having Undergone Meticulous Restoration with Private Riverside Mooring. Impressive Entrance Hall with Sweeping Staircase, Six Double Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms. Generous Accommodation Including Farmhouse Kitchen, Cold Room & Utility, Drawing Room, Dining Room & Large Study. A Substantial Amount of Original Features Throughout. Detached Barn, Coach House & Garaging. Mature Gardens Including Ancient Knot Garden, Wildflower Meadow & Kitchen Garden. The Accommodation Extends to Approximately 3,711sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ650,000

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Practical Magic in the Garden KATE LEITH & LISA FIN C H

In the last edition we talked about garden design in general, this time we examine a current project to give readers an insight into the design process.

Church Cottage has a traditional hedged cottage garden, set within three acres of grassland. Our brief was to design and plant a long border for the existing garden and develop the surrounding field to provide a wildflower meadow, specimen trees, a summer house and a formal garden. Our client wanted the garden to be in keeping with its rural location, but with a sophisticated, playful surprise somewhere.


Garden designers have to be practical as well as creative, since projects invariably present constraints. One factor in this case was that familiar feature of the local countryside: overhead telephone cables, which crossed a corner of the field. These meant the only suitable spot for the formal garden was a trapezium-shaped area not suitable for a traditional oblong or square parterre. From this spot we could see the beautiful rose window of the church we had earlier stopped to admire and after which the cottage is named, and so the concept of a circular parterre echoing the design of the window was born. We knew our client was keen to be bold and adventurous – just the sort of client we like! – so we proposed a dramatic serpentine outer Yew hedge enclosing a parterre of Box and intersected by brick paths with gravel surrounds. The Box shapes could be planted with roses or herbaceous perennials if desired.

Having established our concept, we proposed two further circular areas of the same 18m diameter, to create a sense of coherence in the garden overall. These key areas would be linked by a meandering grassy path which our client would enjoy cutting on his rideon mower into the longer meadow grass, reducing maintenance time and retaining a natural look in the garden as a whole. The mown path would surround a circular wildflower meadow and then continue around the grounds to encircle the parterre. From where it would continue to an area behind the house where it would take a spiral route beneath a group of native specimen trees and finally lead to a bespoke summer house.

...we proposed a dramatic serpentine outer Yew hedge enclosing a parterre of Box and intersected by brick paths with gravel surrounds.


Our client loved the design, so the next step was to provide potential contractors with detailed construction drawings for the parterre so that we would receive unambiguous quotations for the ground works. The accurate setting out of the parterre was crucial, so this was carefully drawn. With quotations in, a contractor was chosen and work got under way in January 2012. The turf was scraped off and the ground thoroughly prepared for the Yew, which makes a fantastic, low maintenance, longlived hedge but must have adequate drainage. With the outer hedge in place, work on the paths could begin, our client having selected handmade, rustic paving bricks. The Box was then planted and gravel laid. Our client is delighted with his new formal garden. The Yew hedge will only grow about 30cm a year so will take time to reach shoulder height but we think it will be worth the wait. The transformation of this garden into a magical space for our client and his family continues as a neglected pond is brought back to life, the summer house is built and specimen trees are planted in the autumn. In the next edition we shall talk about another interesting project... HELP & ADVICE If you would like further help or advice on any aspect of landscape architecture or garden design, please contact: Lisa Finch on 01379 871828 or Kate Leith on 01379 668641. Email


Wool Chambers, Tilney All Saints A Detached and Sympathetically Refurbished House Dating back to the 19th Century. Master Bedroom with Sun Terrace and Five Further Bedrooms, Five Reception Rooms, Plus Conservatory. Farmhouse Style Kitchen Breakfast with Aga, Utility and Boot Room. Study, Family Bathroom plus Shower Room. Set within ½ Acre Plot STS. Double Garage with Potential Home Office above. Ample Parking. Accommodation Extends to Approximately 2,663sq.ft.

Guide Price: £399,950

King’s Lynn: 01553 769100

White House Farm, Grimston A Superb Detached Grade II listed 16th Century Farmhouse located in a Rural Position. Kitchen Breakfast Room plus Utility. Three Reception Rooms. Family Bath and Shower Rooms. Master Bedroom with En-suite. Four Further Double Bedrooms. A Wealth of Original Features including: Garderobe, Salt Safe, and Beams. Situated in Grounds of approximately 2.5 Acres STS. Ample Parking with Double Garage. The Accommodation Extends to approximately 2,903sq.ft.

Guide Price: £695,000

King’s Lynn: 01553 769100 71


The Warren, Long Sutton A Recently Refurbished Detached former Coach House set within Walking Distance of the Town Centre. Modern Fitted Kitchen Plus Utility Rooms, Reception Hall with Three Further Reception Rooms, Master Bedroom with En-suite, Four Further Bedrooms - One with En-suite. Study. Double Garage and Ample Parking. Situated on Ground of 1/3 Acre (STS). No Onward Chain. The Accommodation Extends to Approximately 1,189sq.ft.

Guide Price: £375,000

King’s Lynn: 01553 769100

Mill House, Blackborough End A Delightful 17th Century House, which has been Sympathetically & Tastefully Refurbished. Fitted Kitchen & Breakfast Room. Two Further Reception Rooms plus Study & Library. Four Bedrooms – Two with Dressing Rooms. Family Bathroom. Ample Parking. Pretty Landscaped Gardens. Annex Potential. The Accommodation extends to 2,047sq.ft.

Guide Price: £345,000

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Holly House, Wormegay A Beautiful Detached 18th Century Carr Stone House. Four Reception Rooms, Fitted Kitchen and Cellar, The Property sits in 1/5 Acre (STS). Five Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Well Established and Mature Gardens, Rural Views to front of the property, Ample Parking, The Accommodation extends to 2,038sq.ft.

Guide Price: £499,950

King’s Lynn: 01553 769100

Haven House, Holbeach Bank An Immaculate & Cleverly Designed Detached Family Home with Delightful Field Views in the rural village of Holbeach Bank. Three Reception Rooms, Modern Fitted Kitchen Breakfast Room and Utility Room, Study & Games Room. Four Double Bedrooms – Two with En-suite, Luxurious Family Bathroom. Under Floor Heating Throughout as well as Integrated Sound System, Spacious Galleried Landing. Double Garage with Electric Doors. Ample Parking and Landscaped Gardens. The Accommodation Extends to Approximately 3,594sq.ft.

Guide Price: £399,950

King’s Lynn: 01553 769100 75

Church Farm, West Bilney An Impressive Detached Period Farmhouse Dating back to 19th Century. Situated within a Total of 14 Acres (STS). Ideal Equestrian Property. Six Stables with Tack and Feed Rooms. Four Reception Rooms. Five Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Kitchen Breakfast Room with AGA. Potential to Create a Separate Annex/Holiday Let. The Accommodation Extends to Approximately 3,154sq.ft.

Guide Price: £699,950

King’s Lynn: 01553 769100

33a Bridge Street, Downham Market A Tastefully Renovated Semi-Detached Coach House in the heart of Downham Market. Open Plan Kitchen/Dining and Sitting room. First Floor Highly Stylish Lounge. Master Bedroom with Walk-In Wardrobe and En-Suite Shower Room, Three further Double Bedrooms, Family Bath and Shower Room. Town Centre Location. Parking, Enclosed Rear Garden plus Sun Terrace. The Accommodation extends to 2,126sq.ft.

Guide Price: £425,000 76

King’s Lynn: 01553 769100

CORNER FARM BARN, METFIELD A Magnificent Single Storey Brick and Pantile Barn Conversion. Three Receptions, Stunning Breakfast Kitchen with separate Utility and Cloakroom. Four Double Bedrooms; Two Bathrooms, Charming Partly Walled Gardens. Plenty of Parking and Triple Bay Cart Lodge. The Accommodation extends to 2,789sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ535,000

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The Cottage, The Street, Tivetshall St Mary An extended detached period cottage in the heart of the popular village of Tivetshall, about eight miles north of Diss and sixteen miles south of Norwich. Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen Breakfast Room. Downstairs Bathroom, Three first floor Bedrooms and an En-suite Shower Room. Parking and Single Garage. Home Office and Landscaped gardens backing onto Farmland. The Accommodation extends to 1,288sq.ft.

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The Cookery School at Braxted Park

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Win a pair of cookery school vouchers for a one day class at The Cookery School at Braxted Park. This fantastic prize, worth ÂŁ270, will enable you and a friend to spend a day cooking your favourite style of food, or trying a new cuisine in our newly opened purpose built kitchen. The Cookery School at Braxted Park, based in Essex, combines a stunning location with award-winning chefs and a diverse range of courses to suit all abilities. From Brilliant Baking to Fabulous French Provincial, we have classes for absolute beginners to budding Master Chefs.


The estate is enclosed within 4 ½ miles of red brick wall and the tranquil parkland and lakes of Braxted Park are the perfect setting for crafting food that, with guidance from our chefs, will inspire you and impress your friends. Whether you are looking to explore British or International cuisine, create the ultimate team building experience or host a unique day to entertain clients, The Cookery School at Braxted Park has the perfect recipe.

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Pound Cottage, North Tuddenham A very pretty Semi-Detached former farm workers Cottage sitting in generous Gardens enjoying a Rural Outlook. Three Double Bedrooms; One very Large Main Reception; Conservatory. Character has been retained throughout. Very good potential to add value to the property. Double Garage; Adjoins Open Farmland to the Rear. The gardens extend to just under 0.5 acres. The Accommodation extends to 1,559sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ295,000 84

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MOAT COTTAGE, ALBURGH An extended Detached Grade II Listed Cottage set in charming Gardens and Grounds of 0.25 acres in a stunning position well off the road backing onto Farmland. Two Reception Rooms with Exposed Beams and Inglenook Fireplaces. Breakfast Kitchen with separate Utility. Study, Cloakroom, Family Bathroom. Three First Floor Bedrooms, Two Attic Bedrooms. A range of Outbuildings including Garage and Workshop. The Accommodation extends to 1,615sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ335,000

Diss: 01379 646020


ROSEMARY, METFIELD A handsome Georgian residence, formerly the Police House, standing centrally within the popular village of Metfield The flexible accommodation currently includes a fully self-contained and separate holiday cottage. Five Bedrooms,Three Receptions, Two Bathrooms. Spacious Breakfast Kitchen Area with pantry, Original character found throughout including brick tiles. Adorable cottage gardens ; Small range of outbuildings. Accommodation extends to 2,200sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ445,000 86

Diss: 01379 646020

Field House, Shouldham Thorpe A Superb Modern Detached House Built in the Style of a Barn Conversion. Wonderful Rural Views to both the Front and Rear. Two Reception Rooms. Beautiful. Open Plan Kitchen Breakfast Room. Master Bedroom with En-suite. Four Further Bedrooms – Two with En-suite. Delightful Study located on Mezzanine Floor with. Panoramic Views. Family Bathroom. Set in Grounds of Approximately ½ Acre (STS). Beautifully Presented Throughout. Open Cart Bays Plus Ample Parking. The Accommodation Extends to Approximately 2,905sq.ft.

Guide Price: £550,000

Kings Lynn: 01553 769100


Virginia Farm Barns, Nr Elsing A Selection of three stunning, recently converted Barns, which enjoy an idyllic rural situation to the outskirts of Elsing. Poachers Barn £625,000 – Four Bedrooms; Four Bathrooms; Three Receptions; 2.5 acres. Tithe Barn £525,000 – Three Bedrooms; Two Receptions; Three Bathrooms; 1.5 acres. Field Barn £425,000 – Three Bedrooms; Two Receptions; Three Bathrooms; 1 acre. Each offer Hand Crafted Bryan Turner Breakfast Kitchens. Original Character found throughout including Exposed Brick and Vaulted Ceilings. Quality Fixtures and Fittings including Oak Flooring, Oak Internal Doors, Oak Staircase, Travertine, Chrome light fittings and Silestone Work Surfaces. Each Barn has a Double Garage and Extensive Views out over adjoining Farmland. The Accommodation of the Three Barns extends to 2,704sq.ft, 2,400sq.ft and 2,350sq.ft respectively.

Guide Prices from: £425,000 88

Norwich: 01603 221888

The Old Chapel, Upwell A Charming Converted Chapel with River Moorings in a Village Centre Location. Recently Refurbished Kitchen Breakfast Room with Utility. Two Spacious Reception Rooms. Four Double Bedrooms. Elegant Family Bathroom. Many Charming Features. Parking. Enclosed Courtyard. The Accommodation extends to Approximately 2,707sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ399,950

Kings Lynn: 01553 769100


Willow Barn, Terrington St John  A Charming Detached Barn Conversion Located in a Rural Position & set within Three Acres (STS), Ideal for Equestrian use.   Five Stables plus Tack Room. Enclosed Paddock with Vehicular Access. Two Spacious Open Plan Receptions rooms. Fitted Kitchen Plus Utility Room. Master Bedroom with En-suite plus three Further Double Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Lovely Open Field Views. Ample Parking. The Accommodation extends to Approx. 3,552sq.ft.

Guide Price: £450,000 90

Kings Lynn: 01553 769100

WHITE LODGE, SCOLE A magnificent Georgian village house with an attached Coach House Annexe set in charming partly wooded gardens and grounds of three quarters of an acre on the edge of the village of Scole just outside Diss. Four Receptions Rooms, Aga Kitchen Breakfast room. Cloakroom, Utility Room and Cellars. Three En-suites and a Family bathroom. Attached two storey Coach House Annexe with two further bedrooms. In and out drive with ample parking, Charming Partly Wooded Gardens of 0.75 acres. Formerly run as a Bed and Breakfast establishment. The Accommodation extends to 4,036sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ550,000

Diss: 01379 646020


ROSE COTTAGE, BLO NORTON A pretty Detached Thatched Cottage with a Detached Annexe situated in the village of Blo Norton. Four Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Dining Room with separate Utility. Master Bedroom with En-suite, Four Further Bedrooms; Family Bathroom. Detached Two Bedroom Annexe, Charming Cottage Gardens. The Accommodation extends to approximately 2,479sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ425,000 92

Diss: 01379 646020

STONE COTTAGE, STARSTON A Detached Brick and Flint Cottage standing in Gardens and Grounds of nearly 0.75 acres in a lovely position just outside the village of Starston. Three Reception Rooms, Breakfast Kitchen with separate Pantry and Utility. Four Double Bedrooms, Two Single Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms. Gated Drive and Parking Area, Charming Mature Cottage Gardens and Grounds. A range of Outbuildings. The Accommodation extends to 2,138sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ460,000

Diss: 01379 646020


Ingleborough Mill, West Walton A Wonderful Opportunity to Purchase a Substantial Three Storey Georgian House with Mill. Recently Fitted Breakfast Kitchen with Aga. Five Reception Rooms. Ten Bedrooms. Two Bathrooms plus Cloakroom. Selection of Outhouses. Grade II Listed Wind Mill in need of Refurbishment. Located within Three Acres of Land (STS). Potential Holiday Let/Annex Conversion Subject to Necessary Planning Permission. The Accommodation Extends to Approx 6,829sq.ft.

Guide Price: £550,000 94

King’s Lynn: 01553 769100

Whinburgh House, Wreningham A Superb Family Home standing in 3.5 acres of Grounds within the village of Wreningham. Superb Equestrian potential with Post and Rail Paddocks and Stabling; Tennis Court. Four Bedrooms; Two Bathrooms. Three Receptions; Conservatory. Breakfast Kitchen with Separate Utility. Lovely Rural Outlook with easy access to Main Trunk Roads and Norwich City. The Accommodation extends to 2,531sq.ft.

Guide Price: ÂŁ500,000

Norwich: 01603 221888


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