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ISSUE THREE

Win a break at Dunston Hall in Norwich

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The Summer months have seen a significant upsurge in the number of properties coming to the market, no doubt partly as a result of the removal of the burden of the Home Information Pack (HIP).

In contrast, transaction levels have fallen; no doubt influenced by the election, football world cup and the fact that a large number of the population had taken off on holiday.

Cameron Black, Fine & Country

This has inevitably resulted in an over supply of property for sale but, in the longer term, that might just be the best piece of news we could have hoped for as property prices will not be artificially inflated by scarcity and we could be about to experience a much more balanced phase in the market all round. Added to this, there are clear indications of pent up demand – with transaction levels down by 30% over each of the last two years this was almost bound to happen.

Why is this good news?

Because every seller is usually a buyer, this should lead to a much increased level of activity all round. It is accepted that getting a mortgage these days is no longer a ‘walk in the park’ however, there are several times more mortgage products available now than there were just 12 months ago. So, despite the negative news about the property market emanating from some quarters, when you really think of it there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic of a busy autumn market.

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Park Farm, Hockering

‘Lady of the Lakes’

A commercial fishery (65 swims) standing in ten acres, enjoying a beautiful elevated setting to the outskirts of Hockering. Main residence is a modern family home built in a barn style. Park-like grounds extend to 10 acres and include formal gardens, paddocks and three large lakes (approx 3.5 acres). Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, four reception rooms including a wonderful sitting room with vaulted ceiling. Kitchen/breakfast area with separate utility room. Situated at the bottom of a private drive with a range of outbuildings.The accommodation extends to approximately 4,204 sq ft. Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888 Guide Price £675,000 2

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The Nave,Thorpe St Andrew

‘Nave of Hearts’

This stunning four storey, Grade II ListedVictorian Nave, dating to 1877, has been converted to create one of the most unique homes in Norwich. Arguably the most impressive property on the St Andrew’s Park development, its elevated setting on its fringe affords it commanding views over surrounding countryside.Three to five reception rooms, four to six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Stunning character including arched windows, timber panelled ceilings and stripped timber flooring. External spaces include an impressive veranda, walled courtyard, sunken garden, two car parking spaces and detached garage.The accommodation extends to 3,558 sq ft. Guide Price £750,000

Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

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Abbey Farmhouse, Beeston Regis

‘Answer to your Prayers’

A stunning Grade II Listed farmhouse which dates from the 13th Century. The residence stands in 4 acres, with the remains of St Mary’s Augustinian Priory a stunning backdrop.Two additional cottages are found within the grounds, with adjoining two bedroom annexe and a range of outbuildings. Stunning landscaped gardens include a pond and walled gardens. The main accommodation consists of five bedrooms, five receptions, four bathrooms and spacious breakfast kitchen.The main farmhouse extends to 4,198 sq ft.The cottages and annexe extend to 3,250 sq ft. Contact North & West Norfolk Office: 01485 211955 Guide Price £1.6 million 4

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Fen Farm, Barnham Broom

‘A Tudor Rose’

A beautiful Tudor farmhouse enjoying an idyllic rural situation to the outskirts of Barnham Broom. Four bedrooms, four receptions. Plenty of character throughout with exposed Tudor brick, beams and inglenook fireplaces. Linked to the main residence is a barn with mezzanine level ripe for further conversion. Long sweeping drive, park-like grounds, post and rail paddocks and stable block, 3.5 acres in total. Large range of outbuildings including detached home office and quadruple cart bay garage incorporating a large workshop and separate studio.The main accommodation extends to 2,873 sq ft. Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888 Guide Price £695,000 FINE CITY & COUNTRY HOMES • UNIQUE PROPERTIES • BARN CONVERSIONS • PERIOD PROPERTIES • COTTAGES • EQUESTRIAN • COASTAL & RIVERSIDE HOMES

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Peachtree Barn, Gooderstone

‘A Juicy Opportunity’

A stunning converted barn set well back from the road, situated centrally within the village of Gooderstone. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, two receptions. Beautiful breakfast kitchen with separate utility. Character includes exposed beams, exposed brick and flint, fireplaces, vaulted ceilings and galleried landings. Double Garage, stunning landscaped gardens. A range of timber outbuildings including a beautiful oak framed summerhouse. Grounds of 0.25 acres.The Accommodation extends to 2,350 sq ft. Guide Price £525,000

Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

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Pond Cottage, Seething

‘The Impossible Dream?’

A beautifully situated 18th century detached cottage set in mature gardens in a sought after, edge of village location with views over the Fen. Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, three receptions. Character throughout, sympathetically extended. Spacious breakfast kitchen area with separate utility. Double garage, highly sought after village with popular junior school. Landscaped gardens and grounds extend to 1.1 acres.The accommodation extends to 2,250 sq ft. Guide Price £500,000 8

Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

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171 Wellesley Avenue South, Norwich

‘Best of Both Worlds’

A wonderful family residence, circa 1929, situated on a sought after tree lined avenue within a conservation area. Five bedrooms, two/three receptions, two bathrooms. Spacious breakfast kitchen with separate utility. Garage with additional off street parking. Private, spacious and mature rear garden.Walking distance to Norwich city centre and train station.The accommodation extends to 2,500 sq ft. Guide Price £525,000

Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

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Brookfield House, Brooke

‘Sowing the Seeds’

A stunning modern family residence enjoying a beautiful rural location between the villages of Poringland and Brooke. Five bedrooms, three bathrooms and three receptions including a fabulous sitting room with wood burner. Delightful breakfast kitchen with granite work surfaces and French doors leading out to rear terrace. Grounds extend to 0.4 acres and include an enclosed pond.Two impressive outbuildings including a double garage.The accommodation extends to 3,100 sq ft. Guide Price £650,000

Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

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Low Farm, Ringland

‘Swallows & Amazons’

A beautifully secluded farmhouse with additional converted barn standing within grounds of two acres. The farmhouse consists of four bedrooms, three receptions and two bathrooms.The converted barn consists of four bedrooms, two receptions and two bathrooms. A range of outbuildings set around a central courtyard. Stunning rural outlook with pond. Stands alone 1 mile down a farm track.The farmhouse accommodation extends to 2,249 sq ft.The barn accommodation extends to 1,550 sq ft. Guide Price £950,000 12

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Laurel Farm, Colegate End

‘Family Tree’

A handsome 17th Century Grade II Listed period residence standing within 1 acre of mature grounds. Six bedrooms, three bathrooms, four receptions.The ability to incorporate a self contained annexe within the residence. Grounds include a carriage drive, ponds, and a range of outbuildings. Character within the property includes exposed beams, timber floors, fireplaces and gothic style arched windows.The accommodation extends to 3,713 sq ft. Guide Price £595,000

Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

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The Old Chapel, Dersingham

‘Heaven Sent’

A stunning conversion of a Victorian former Baptist chapel, featuring a contemporary open plan design. Magnificent first floor galleried sitting room, second floor galleried home office, three double bedrooms, two luxurious bathrooms and south facing garden room. External boiler room/storage building, charming enclosed landscaped gardens and parking for four vehicles. Guide Price £425,000

Contact North & West Norfolk Office: 01485 211955

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The Old Rectory,Alderford

‘A Place to Worship’

A wonderful old rectory in a superb situation standing in grounds of 1.6 acres including views of the village church. Six/seven bedrooms, two bathrooms/shower rooms, three/four receptions. Spacious breakfast kitchen with separate utility and pantry. Original character found throughout. A range of outbuildings including the Coach House. Long sweeping drive.The accommodation extends to 4,000 sq ft. Guide Price £695,000 16

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Belvedere Reproductions – Cabinet Makers of Distinction

Belvedere Reproductions has the enviable title of being Suffolk's premier cabinet makers and producers of fine, custom made, reproduction furniture.The company was established in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1984 by Stuart Curtis, who at the age of 22 had completed his apprenticeship at a local firm of cabinet makers of international repute.

The perfect finish

Belvedere has a team of French Polishers who are able to breathe new life into existing furniture, as well as floors, doors, staircases and worktops, which may be looking a little tired. By working their magic, wood can be restored to its original glorious lustre, bringing life back into old furniture.

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uring the following 25 years, Stuart and Belvedere Reproductions have been building a remarkable client list in the UK and overseas, exporting to Europe and Scandinavia, the Middle and Far East and the USA.These markets have different requirements and different environmental issues affecting the finished product, but thanks to wide knowledge in these areas, Belvedere works closely with each client to ensure that the finished product exceeds all expectations.

Style to suit you

Belvedere has a catalogue of products, ranging from “made to order” standard products to “one off ” commissions for an individual design, all made in small batches, to a fixed

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specification and at an attractive price. Belvedere is proud of its work and each product is subject to immense care and detail. Antique pieces have been studied carefully to ensure that ageing, wear and tear and colour graduation can be accurately reproduced to give an incredibly authentic look. Regardless of the product chosen, the client can be assured they will receive the same high level of service and support.

With transparent pricing and flexible delivery options, Belvedere Reproductions can work around you.Whether you need an heirloom refurbished or a grand piece of furniture to be the showpiece in your home, contact Stuart and be assured he and his team are there to help and give expert advice whenever needed.

Stuart Curtis Belvedere Reproductions 11 Dove Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1NG 01473 214573

Oak is a specialism for this versatile company, but Belvedere also has extensive experience with other materials, such as elm, yew and beautiful fruitwoods.The company has even been known to make more contemporary furniture and recent orders for “fixtures and fittings”, in the guise of doors and floorboards, emphasise Stuart’s true versatility.

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Waterford Barn, North Tuddenham

‘Hold the Front Page’

A versatile converted barn set amongst rural countryside with convenient access into Norwich. Five bedrooms, four bath/shower rooms, two receptions including a first floor sitting room. Spacious kitchen/living room. Self contained annexe to the rear of the main residence. South facing courtyard garden, grounds extend to 2 acres down to the River Tud.The accommodation extends to 3,200 sq ft. Guide price £685,000

Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

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Church Barn, East Somerton

‘A Barn Storming Delight’

A creatively converted barn enjoying a wonderful rural situation within the village of East Somerton. Four bedrooms including wonderful master bedroom suite, four bathrooms, three receptions, stunning open plan breakfast kitchen/living areas. High specification found throughout including a generous use of oak, granite, travertine tiles, polished limestone, extensive use of glass. Character includes exposed brick, oak flooring, exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and exposed trusses. Colourful walled courtyard garden, double cart bay. The accommodation extends to 3,200 sq ft. Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888 Guide Price £495,000 20

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WIN A BREAK AT DUNSTON HALL

Dunston Hall: A stunning Elizabethan style country house, set in 150 acres of spectacular Norfolk parkland, and surrounded by its own 18 Hole Golf Course.With 169 bedrooms, including deluxe rooms and four-poster suites, a number of dining options and extensive leisure facilities, Dunston Hall is the ideal location. We are offering one lucky couple the chance to win a break at Dunston Hall, to include Afternoon Tea on arrival, access to the leisure facilities, Dinner in the Brasserie Restaurant, overnight accommodation and full English Breakfast.

To enter answer these three questions;

1. Name the 2 Restaurants at Dunston Hall 2.What is the address of Fine & Country’s Norwich Office? 3. Name the 2 shopping centres in Norwich Email your answers to lorraine.reece@fineandcountry.com quoting ref NNS3. Closing date: 1st December 2010 www.devere.co.uk/our-locations/dunston-hall Terms & Conditions: Based on double occupancy, excludes Saturday nights and must be taken prior to 31st March 2011

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Foxdale, Rockland St Mary

‘A Fox’s Tale’

A beautiful thatched residence enjoying an edge of village situation standing in approximately 0.5 acres of landscaped grounds. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms/shower rooms, two receptions and a conservatory. Character includes fireplaces, exposed beams and block timber flooring. A range of outbuildings including double garage. A return drive with the property adjoining farmland to two aspects.The accommodation extends to 2,415 sq ft. Guide Price £500,000 22

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Whichwood, Hilborough

‘Designed for Life’

A beautiful, modern brick and flint family residence built in a farmhouse style, which is situated well back from the road within the village of Hilborough. Four spacious bedrooms, three stunning bathrooms. Four receptions including first floor sitting room with glass gable. Superb open plan breakfast kitchen with separate utility area. Generous use of oak, reclaimed pine, travertine and granite found throughout.The grounds include a wonderful return drive and central fountain. Self-contained annexe. Open fronted cart bay complete with dormer windows. Landscaped gardens extend to 0.3 acres.The accommodation extends to 4,000 sq ft. Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888 Guide Price £575,000 24

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White House Farm, Knapton

‘Making it your Business to Know’

A picturesque Grade II Listed 18th Century farmhouse with two cottages in a rural setting 2 miles from the coast. Currently run as a successful double AA 5 star Bed and Breakfast business. Six bedrooms, five receptions, four bathrooms. Spacious breakfast kitchen with separate utility. Character within the farmhouse includes exposed beams and fireplaces.Two three bedroom cottages can be found within the grounds.There is an additional brick and flint converted barn available via separate negotiation.The total accommodation extends to 5,330 sq ft.The farmhouse is 3,593 sq ft.Wallages Cottage is 822 sq ft. Granary Cottage is 792 sq ft. Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888 Guide Price £750,000 FINE CITY & COUNTRY HOMES • UNIQUE PROPERTIES • BARN CONVERSIONS • PERIOD PROPERTIES • COTTAGES • EQUESTRIAN • COASTAL & RIVERSIDE HOMES

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Street Farm,Topcroft

‘Your History in the Making’

A pretty Grade II listed 15th century timber framed farmhouse standing in 1.5 acres in an idyllic village setting. Six bedrooms, two receptions, spacious breakfast kitchen. Fabulous character found throughout. Separate self contained annexe complete with kitchen. A range of outbuildings including a garden studio. Paddocks, formal gardens and orchard.The accommodation extends to approximately 2,750 sq ft. Guide Price £585,000 26

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Ascona, Lowestoft

‘I Can Sea Clearly Now’

A handsome Edwardian residence with exceptional coastal and sea views. Five bedrooms, three receptions, two bathrooms. Spacious breakfast kitchen with separate utility. Character includes fireplaces, high ceilings, tiled floors and bay windows.The grounds extend to 0.33 acres and enjoy a double street frontage.The accommodation extends to 2,400 sq ft. Guide Price £500,000

Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

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A natural approach Norfolk based pet food manufacturer Naturediet is well known for its natural and healthy approach to feeding, and its range of products are carefully designed to provide the best possible nutrition for man’s best friend.

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he company is founded on strict holistic principles, and prides itself on the quality of the ingredients it uses. Grounded in careful research and extensive knowledge picked up in over 30 years of pet food manufacture, the Naturediet range is manufactured in a bespoke and innovative factory in the heart of rural Norfolk. Naturediet dog food is hypoallergenic and free from artificial ingredients, preservatives and other nasty chemicals; perfect for fussy eaters or dogs with allergies.The high level of dietary fibre included in Naturediet dog food also helps promote healthy and efficient digestive function. Food allergies in pets are far more prevalent today than they were 40 years ago, and usually manifest as an acute or chronic cutaneous (skin) problem or gastrointestinal disease, affecting all ages of pet. The past four decades have seen a growth in the levels of processing, chemicals and additives used in pet food manufacture.This not surprisingly has a negative impact on nutritional benefit, with highly processed, highly refined, heat-treated food often provoking the dog’s immune system into an allergic response. The poor quality raw materials used in many processed dog foods today can also cause problems with digestion. Dogs are designed to digest high quality proteins such as those found in meat, but protein that is badly de-

natured or damaged by extreme rendering are treated by the body as lower quality, and if not properly assimilated are broken down to a toxic waste product called “urea”. Bearing all of this in mind, the best advice would be to avoid all chemical influences and unnatural protein sources when possible and use only wholesome, natural food, which is either fresh or minimally processed. For this reason, all packs of Naturediet dog food contain at least 60 per cent real meat, with brown rice, vegetables and herbs all helping to make it a natural and well-balanced food to suit all types and ages of dog. And, in a further bid to improve the health of canines everywhere, Naturediet has recently announced the release of Naturezyme, a probiotic feed supplement aimed at those not currently feeding Naturediet to their pets. Naturezyme tops up any vitamins, minerals and nutrients that can be lacking in commercial pet food, and contains a probiotic that will not only help maintain a healthy gut function, but increase the efficiency of the digestive system.

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Beck House, Dersingham

‘By Royal Decree’

A fine Victorian family house originally built by the Royal Sandringham estate for its land agent. Three reception rooms and an impressive reception hall, breakfast kitchen, four double bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms. Outbuildings include double garage and utility rooms. Detached indoor swimming pool, sauna complex and beautifully landscaped walled gardens.The accommodation extends to 2,727 sq ft. Guide Price £695,000 30

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The Old Courthouse, Downham Market

‘Palace of Justice’

An outstanding conversion providing exceptional accommodation with masses of history and character. Stunning living room with dining area and double height sitting room. Magnificent home office gallery overlooking the living room, and octagonal reception hall with sizeable former waiting room. Partly panelled sitting room/morning room, bespoke kitchen with utility room. Four double bedrooms, two with en-suite.Walled courtyards and charming landscaped gardens. Guide Price £595,000

Contact North & West Norfolk Office: 01485 211955

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Home Security At Its Very Best

Established in 1988, Dragon Security Systems has developed and invested in excellence and provides the most sophisticated yet simple to operate security systems available today.These are sourced from highly reputable manufacturers such as Honeywell & Bosch who also provide training programmes for the technical staff.

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oday, Dragon Security Systems offer to its discerning customers, user friendly products and highly efficient services, coupled with a comprehensive 24 hour back up service. Dragon’s scheduled maintenance programmes are highly rated by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), formerly known as NACOSS, as being unsurpassed in this region.The use of sophisticated communications and satellite tracked vehicles complement this service. Free detailed site surveys are carried out by a highly qualified security consultant, whose wealth of expertise will guide you through the selection process to establish what is the right solution for you, thus protecting what you value most. Thousands of systems have been installed throughout East Anglia, a number of which have been carried out for construction companies contracted by Norfolk Constabulary meeting stringent requirements. All personnel are security screened for at least 10 years.

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The Installation Process

At a date convenient to you, Dragon Security Systems will assign highly qualified, manufacturer trained technicians, working to very precise design specifications, to ensure that your system is installed with the minimum of fuss and to the highest possible standard. Installation teams are regularly supervised. Training for you and other operators forms part of the handover of your new system. There is very little to learn with these systems, therefore Dragon customers do not feel at all intimidated by modern technology.

The Fear of Crime

You will very quickly gain confidence in your purchase and any fear of crime that you once may have had, will very soon disappear.

Imagine Your Homeward Journey

You arrive home and open your automated gates by remote control; your security lighting system activates providing a clear view of your home and its surroundings. Upon opening the entrance door the intruder alarm

discreetly advises you to disarm it. At your leisure you can relax and review the events of the day recorded on your CCTV system which can be conveniently linked to your home entertainment system.

After the Installation

Dragon Security Systems does not forsake you. Once, maybe twice a year, depending upon your choice of system and by prearranged appointment, a service engineer will check the system to ensure that all is well. The company itself is scrutinised by the NSI every 6 months for your additional peace of mind. Furthermore, there is always telephone assistance available at Dragon’s Wroxham office by calling 01603 783958.To learn more about Dragon Security Systems, either call in and see us or visit www.dragonsecurity.co.uk That's home security at its very best – unobtrusive, convenient and reliable.That's Dragon Security Systems.

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Open a window onto the wonderful world of wine I

magine the pleasure, not to say the sheer convenience, of receiving mixed cases of delicious wines at home every three months, new vintages from around the world that suit your individual taste.The Wine Discovery Club has been designed with this in mind. Members look forward to an exciting case of new wines every quarter, wines chosen by our experts for quality, value and drinking enjoyment.

The Club suits beginners and enthusiasts looking for great wines and great savings. There’s no joining fee, no commitment and total flexibility to ensure that you receive only the wines you want. Each Club Selection contains a dozen different wines reflecting the diversity available today in the wonderful

world of wine. For more adventurous members there are seven options to choose from every quarter.The standard Club Selection costs just £35 a month. On-line tasting notes provide useful information on the wines, producers and regions as well as helpful food and wine pairing suggestions.

Enrol now to save at least £50 on your first Club delivery. Fine & Country readers joining before the end of December 2010 will receive a complimentary bottle of Blanc de Noirs Champagne as well! For full details visit www.thewinecompany.co.uk/fineandcountry or call us on 01206 713560 .

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Win six months’ membership of the Wine Discovery Club, worth over £200, by answering this simple wine question: Marlborough is a wine region in which country? Send your answer, with your address and telephone number, by email to mark@thewinecompany.co.uk by 31st October.The winner will be notified by 30th November 2010.

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Equestrian

Bringing people and property together A unique blend of equestrian expertise and creative marketing knowledge ensures your country property is seen by key equestrian buyers. Norfolk 01485 211955 and 01603 221888 Suffolk 01787 275012 Essex 01245 257001 and 01206 545476 Park Lane 020 7079 1515


It’s in the blood

Fine & Country Equestrian specialises in properties with equestrian facilities or potential. Properties suitable for horses require a huge amount of specialist knowledge to deal with the exacting requirements of both horse and owner, so North and West Norfolk Manager, Bonnie Pooley, is well placed to help. Here, she explains how her ‘horsey’ upbringing is used to great effect in her job.

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orses have been a huge passion in my life since the age of eight, when I was taught to ride at the local stables on an 11.2hh pony named ‘Minnie’. I still reminisce about cantering along the beautiful North Norfolk beach at Holme-Next-Sea, on bright crisp mornings throughout the year; even in the cold and rain there was still something fantastic about the experience. Every Saturday I would spend the entire day at the riding school, learning to improve my riding skills and widen my knowledge on the wonderful equine creatures.

At the age of 16, I gained employment with horses and undertook my British Horse Society Stages, which are a combination of equine knowledge and care, riding and teaching examinations. I learnt a great deal

about all matters equestrian and in later years I went on to compete in Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing.

Presently, due to an ever-increasing workload and not enough hours in the day (like most of us!), I have simply reverted to riding maybe once a fortnight, not only for the enjoyment but for the therapeutic qualities too. Today, with the rapid diversification of human activity, we all come face to face with numerous causes of stress – pressure from work being one of them! Did you know that our equine friends are an incredible tool for physical therapy, emotional growth and learning? Horse riding offers a great workout for both the mind and body, physically boosting the

Bonnie Pooley MNAEA cardiovascular system and mentally easing stress in the mind.Those of you that ride will be fully aware of the unique relationship developed between rider and horse, which creates trust and friendship that is most rewarding to experience. In the UK, horse riding has grown massively in popularity over recent years, and the trend looks set to continue as more people discover the pleasure of the equestrian field. I believe more than 2.4 million people ride regularly in the UK alone and many more ride occasionally or as a holiday activity. Maybe this statistic explains why buying and selling equestrian property is on the rise. I could not think of any better feeling than waking up in the morning, opening my curtains and seeing my much loved and vastly appreciated equine friend grazing in a paddock on my doorstep – what more could one wish for! For more information please contact Bonnie at the North and West Norfolk Office on 01485 211955.

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Burtons Farm, Bunwell

‘My Kingdom for a Horse’

A thatched former farmhouse which has been sympathetically renovated and magnificently linked to a converted barn found to its rear. The property stands in 7 acres and has all the equestrian facilities on hand including paddocks, stabling, barn, horse shelters and vehicular access. Six bedrooms, three bathrooms/shower rooms.Three receptions including a stunning main reception hall within the converted barn. Spacious breakfast kitchen with walk-in pantry and separate utility. Character includes exposed breams, trusses and studwork, and exposed brick fireplaces, whilst oak and granite have also been introduced.The accommodation extends to 3,800 sq ft. Guide Price £750,000

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Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

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Hollow Oak House, North Tuddenham

‘Peaceful Hollow’

A magnificent modern family residence standing in 6 acres. A beautiful rural setting found between the villages of North Tuddenham and Elsing. Six double bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and five receptions including spacious sitting and garden rooms. Stunning breakfast kitchen with separate utility. Self contained one bedroom annexe with private gardens. Enclosed double garage and double open fronted cart bay.The grounds consist of formal gardens, grassland, pond and expansive rear terrace.The accommodation in total extends to 6,000 sq ft. Guide Price £850,000

Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

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North Lane Farm, Stradbroke

‘Unbridled Delight’

A magnificent Grade II Listed period farmhouse which has recently been restored and extended, set in 16.5 acres of gardens and paddocks. Three reception rooms full of character including a wonderful home office. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a wonderful attic room. Detached timber framed barn with potential for conversion. Stable block comprising six modern looseboxes. Charming gardens and paddocks. The main accommodation extends to 2,394 sq ft. Guide Price £750,000 40

Contact Diss & Harleston Office: 01379 646181

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Old Common Farm, Fersfield

‘A Stable Character’

A magnificent Grade II Listed period farmhouse in a stunning rural position. Stands in 5.3 acres, with long private drive approach. Four double bedrooms, main bathroom and two en-suite showers.Three reception rooms full of character. A modern Rayburn kitchen, utility and cloakroom.Timber frame barn and stables, charming landscaped gardens and paddocks, with no near neighbours.The total accommodation extends to 3,954 sq ft. Guide Price £695,000

Contact Diss & Harleston Office: 01379 646181

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Hubbards Barn,Tacolneston

‘I Can See Clearly Now’

A creatively converted barn standing in grounds of just under 1 acre. The accommodation is set around a pretty courtyard garden. Five bedrooms, four receptions, three bathrooms. Spacious breakfast kitchen with separate utility. Gorgeous character found throughout. Double garage and wonderful rural outlook.The accommodation extends to 3,000 sq ft.

Guide Price £565,000

Oak Tree Barn, Billingford

Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888

‘From Small Acorns…’

An exceptional Grade II Listed converted barn enjoying an outstanding rural situation. Four bedrooms, three receptions, four bathrooms. Beautiful breakfast kitchen with separate utility. Stunning character includes vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and beams, timber floors, galleried landings and fireplaces. Cart bay garaging, enclosed double garage and workshop.The grounds extend to just under 0.5 acres.The accommodation extends to 3,600 sq ft. Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888 Guide Price £595,000 FINE CITY & COUNTRY HOMES • UNIQUE PROPERTIES • BARN CONVERSIONS • PERIOD PROPERTIES • COTTAGES • EQUESTRIAN • COASTAL & RIVERSIDE HOMES

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The Thatched Cottage, Great Fransham

‘Living History’

A chocolate box thatched cottage enjoying a beautiful rural situation to the outskirts of Great Fransham. Three bedrooms, main bathroom, and three receptions including a stunning dining room. Original character found throughout with exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces. Grounds extend to 0.3 acres and adjoins farmland to three aspects. Accommodation extends to 1,500 sq ft.

Guide Price £375,000

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Dovecote Barn

‘Spread Your Wings’

Guide Price £550,000

Contact North & West Norfolk Office: 01485 211955

A magnificent attached brick, flint and chalk barn conversion. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms (one en-suite). Bespoke breakfast kitchen with separate utility. Magnificent sitting room/dining room. Garaging, workshop and field shelter. Charming gardens, 2 acre paddock and far reaching views.The accommodation extends to 2,485 sq ft.

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Foster Lodge,Thursford £425,000

‘Fostering a Family Spirit’

A fantastic holiday lodge set in tranquil meadows on the edge of Thursford, close to the North Norfolk coast and the market town of Holt. Stunning open plan breakfast kitchen and amazing living room with veranda. Cinema room, utility room, cloakroom,Three double bedrooms, two en-suite shower rooms and a family bathroom. Ample parking and gardens of around 0.25 acres.The accommodation extends to 1,794 sq ft. Contact North & West Norfolk Office: 01485 211955 Guide Price £425,000

Apple Tree House, Reepham

‘Apple of my Eye’

A spacious modern family residence situated within the market town of Reepham. Five bedrooms, three receptions, three bathrooms, spacious breakfast kitchen with separate utility. A wonderful plot of 0.75 acres adjoining farmland and in a private cul-de-sac. Sought after Reepham High School within walking distance. Double and single garage, additional timber outbuildings.The accommodation extends to 3,500 sq ft. Contact Norwich Office: 01603 221888 Guide Price £485,000 46

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Oak Cottage, South Creake

'Nature's Bounty'

A Grade II Listed attached barn conversion on the exclusive Leicester Square Farm development on the outskirts of South Creake. Reception hall with vaulted ceiling, study, dining room and magnificent vaulted sitting room. First floor master bedroom with partly vaulted ceilings and en-suite bathroom. Detached double garage and gardens of approximately 0.25 acres.The accommodation extends to 1,805 sq ft. Contact North & West Norfolk Office: 01485 211955 Guide Price £500,000

Ford House, Docking

‘Model Charm’

A charming attached period cottage in a lovely tucked away position in the village of Docking. Stunning master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, two further double bedrooms, and sizeable sitting room with open brick fireplace. Breakfast kitchen with Aga, modern cloakroom and shower room. Private dining terrace and landscaped garden. Former stable now a useful outbuilding. The accommodation extends to 1,148 sq ft. Contact North & West Norfolk Office: 01485 211955 Guide Price £374,950 FINE CITY & COUNTRY HOMES • UNIQUE PROPERTIES • BARN CONVERSIONS • PERIOD PROPERTIES • COTTAGES • EQUESTRIAN • COASTAL & RIVERSIDE HOMES

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