An attractive DETACHED PERIOD 3 BEDROOM HOUSE with an impressive and spacious SELF-CONTAINED 2 BEDROOM ANNEXE, standing on a delightful plot of NEARLY 1 ACRE backing farmland.
Location White Horse Common is a small attractive rural hamlet located 1 mile east of the market town of North Walsham. North Walsham itself is an extremely popular town just to the east of the A149 some 15.5 miles north of Norwich city centre, just under 9 miles from the Victorian seaside town of Cromer and some 7 miles from the market town of Aylsham, whilst Wroxham, the centre of broads is just over 10 miles. There are regular bus and train services to Norwich, Cromer and Sheringham and a main line rail link to London Liverpool Street from Norwich and on the outskirts of the city to the north, Norwich International Airport.
North Walsham offers a wide variety of independent shopping, schooling for all ages including Paston Sixth Form College, Victory Swim and Fitness Centre, banks, doctors surgery and cottage hospital alongside two major supermarkets within the town, Sainsburys and Lidl and Waitrose on the outskirts.
Description Believed to date back to 1760, this attractive detached period house operated as a tavern and public house until its closure in 1962 but is still easily recognised by the distinctive white horse painted on the gable of the property.
Purchased by the current owners in 2002, White Horse House has been the subject of an extensive programme of improvement adding the conveniences of modern day living but retaining or enhancing as much of the original character and features as possible. The centrally heated accommodation has three bedrooms, two of which are doubles, with an en-suite to the principal and a particularly spacious family bathroom. The spacious sitting room has a wood burner acting as a focal point to the room and an attractive period cupboard. There is also a small study leading off the sitting room, whilst at the other end of the reception hall is a very cosy and comfortable dining/family room with kitchen/breakfast room off and beyond a large utility.
As part of the improvements a self contained granny annexe was also constructed offering a surprising amount of space with a sitting room and kitchen/dining room with light and airy sun lounge overlooking a pretty gravelled courtyard. There are two bedrooms, shower room and an independent reception hall with further access to the main house gained by the utility. This is a fantastic space for elderly relatives or alternatively an opportunity to generate further income from letting as an assured short hold tenancy or as a holiday let.
However, the main feature of this property must be plot which extends to just under 1 acre and with lovely gardens which have a very traditional feel close to the house but change to an extensive wildlife garden with large pond and a mix of bushes and trees backing open farmland.
This really is a lovely home worthy of early inspection and strongly recommended by the sole selling agents.
Pitched entrance canopy with rear entrance door to:-
Reception Hall 9′ 5" x 5′ 4" (2.87m x 1.63m) (minimum) With radiator, part pamment and stripped pine floorboards, stairs with carpet to the first floor.
Sitting Room 17′ 10" (12′ minimum) x 14′ 11" (5.44m x 4.55m) (front and rear aspect) Feature red brick wall and fireplace recess with wood burning stove on flagstones, tv point, double radiator, most attractive corner period cupboard with shelving and two sets of doors, three wall light points, carpet, pine door with most attractive leaded light to:-
Study 9′ 6" x 5′ 7" (2.9m x 1.7m) (front and side aspect) Fitted shelving, radiator, telephone point and broadband connection, carpet.
Cloakroom 6′ 0" x 5′ 7" (1.83m x 1.7m) (overall) With white suite comprising hand basin with tiled splash back and cupboard under, radiator, quarry tiled floor, door to:-
Separate WC With high level wc, quarry tiled floor.
DINING/FAMILY ROOM 15′ 2" x 14′ 2" (4.62m x 4.32m) (front and side aspect) A delightful room with a real cosy feel and comprising brick fireplace with stripped pine surround and wood burning stove on pamment hearth, double radiator, wall light point, feature recess, travertine flooring, door to the kitchen and door to the original entrance hall with travertine flooring and pine door leading to the front of the property.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 14′ 7" x 8′ 6" (4.44m x 2.59m) (double side aspect) Attractively fitted in cream faced joints with brushed stainless steel handles and comprising 1.5 bowl enamel sink with mixer tap and cupboards under, range of base cupboard and drawer units with worktops over, integrated Bosch built under oven, inset four ring NEFF gas hob and space for fridge, water softener, attractive part tiled walls, cooker point, matching wall cupboards, radiator, feature recess, inset ceiling down lighters, travertine flooring. Door to:-
Utility Room 14′ 9" x 7′ 10" (4.5m x 2.39m) (minimum) (plus 7′ 7" x 6′ 10") (double side aspect) To include a large double cupboard housing the Keston LPG gas boiler and hot water tank, inset single drainer sink stainless sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under, adjacent worktop with space for tumble dryer and plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher, attractive part tiled walls, tall cupboard, matching wall cupboards and ample space for freezers, radiator, fluorescent lighting, ceramic tiled flooring, pine door to a small porch and a most attractive courtyard area. Ledged braced door leading to the Annexe.
Landing 14′ 3" (average) x 5′ 7" (4.34m x 1.7m) (rear aspect) Double radiator and carpet.
Principal Bedroom 17′ 8" x 11′ 0" (5.38m x 3.35m) (front aspect) Plus built in shelved cupboard, two radiators, carpet, two bedside wall light points. From the landing there is a small lobby giving access to the bedroom (5′ 2" x 5′ 0") with access to the roof space, carpet and an ideal location for a wardrobe.
En-Suite Shower Room 9′ 5" x 5′ 0" (2.87m x 1.52m) (rear aspect) With white suite comprising of double size shower cubicle with fully tiled walls, towel radiator and radiator, attractive period style hand basin and low level wc, wall mounted Dimplex heater, vinyl flooring.
Bedroom 2 15′ 9" x 7′ 0" (4.8m x 2.13m) (front aspect) With double radiator and carpet.
Bedroom 3 10′ 1" x 8′ 2" (from base of chimney breast) (3.07m x 2.49m) (front aspect) With an attractive cast iron fireplace, double radiator, carpet.
Bathroom 15′ 4" x 9′ 0" (4.67m x 2.74m) (restricted headroom) Contemporary white suite comprising oval bath with mixer tap, pedestal hand basin with mixer tap and pop up waste, tiled splash back, low level wc and tiled corner shower cubicle, ladder radiator and radiator, extractor fan, light and shaver point, vinyl flooring.
ANNEXE Tiled entrance canopy with outside light, part glazed side entrance door to:-
Reception Hall 16′ 4" x 6′ 2" (2′ 9" minimum) (4.98m x 1.88m) With radiator and carpet.
Kitchen/Dining Room 19′ 0" x 6′ 9" (5.79m x 2.06m) (side aspect) Inset single drainer 1.5 bowl sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under, excellent range of base cupboard and drawer units with worktops over, inset four ring electric hob, built in Stoves oven with cupboards over and under, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher, space for upright fridge/freezer, attractive part tiled walls, brushed stainless steel extractor hood, matching wall cupboards, inset ceiling down lighters, double radiator, vinyl flooring, door to the main house via the utility room. Open plan to:
SUN LOUNGE 8′ 8" x 7′ 10" (2.64m x 2.39m) With feature floor to ceiling windows on three elevations and two sets of French doors leading to the gravelled courtyard garden, vinyl flooring.
Sitting Room 15′ 4" (11′ 5" minimum) x 12′ 5" (4.67m x 3.78m) (front and rear aspect) A bright and airy room with feature floor to ceiling windows and two pairs of French doors leading to the gravelled courtyard, double radiator, tv point, telephone point, three wall light points, carpet, door to:-
Bedroom 1 11′ 8" x 9′ 4" (3.56m x 2.84m) (7′ 8" minimum) (front aspect) Radiator and carpet.
Bedroom 2 8′ 5" x 11′ 9" (2.57m x 3.58m) (rear aspect) Radiator, carpet, TV and telephone point.
Shower Room 6′ 3" x 5′ 0" (1.91m x 1.52m) (rear aspect) With a white suite comprising of corner shower cubicle, low level wc and corner hand basin, shaver point, wall mounted Dimplex heater, fully tiled walls, extractor fan, ceramic tiled floor and inset ceiling down lighters.
Outside To the east side of the house is a delightful gravelled courtyard area with central bed and wide border of flowers, shrubs, bushes and climbers, outside lighting and tap. Adjoining the annexe is a useful garden store (14′ 3" x 11′ 10") with stable door to the rear garden and light. There are also double timber gates from the courtyard garden giving further vehicle access to Happisburgh Road.
A large five bar gate from the Happisburgh Road leads to an extensive gravelled and paved area providing plenty of parking and turning with surrounding borders with a variety of shrubs and bushes and tree and also leading to a brick built single GARAGE (21′ 2" x 11′ 3") with up and over door, power, light, work bench, access to roof space and fluorescent lighting. Within the driveway there is also an original covered well some 35′ deep, outside power points, lighting and outside tap.
A wrought iron gate and screened fencing leads through to delightful gardens. Immediately adjoining the house and annexe is an extensive area of lawn with particularly well stocked beds and borders boasting a wide variety of specimen shrubs and bushes together with a variety of specimen trees. There is a well tended vegetable area with a variety of soft fruit, apple and pear trees, greenhouse and small poly tunnel, all of which is screened by most attractive hornbeam hedging, adjacent garden shed. Small summerhouse with timber veranda and double doors overlooking pond. A fully insulated Garden Room (9′ 4" x 7′ 3"), with power connected, has double glazed windows and French doors from the garden and a large picture window overlooking the remainder of the garden predominantly laid to grass with large pond and overflow pond, two willow trees and a variety of water plants. There is power connected to the summerhouse and a pine floor. Outside light.
Beyond the ponds and grassed area is a wild garden with a rich variety of wild flowers to include two species of orchid and numerous established trees and bushes with open farmland beyond.
Services Mains water and electricity are available. Sewerage is managed with a bio-tank in the garden. Gas is via LPG bottles.
Local Authority/Council Tax North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN
Telephone: 01263 513811
Tax Band: House: C
Tax Band: Annexe: A
EPC Rating The Energy Rating for White Horse House is G. The Energy Rating for the Annexe at White Horse House is D. Full Energy Performance Certificates are available on request.
We Are Here To Help If your interest in this property is dependent on anything about the property or its surroundings which are not referred to in these sales particulars, please contact us before viewing and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.
- 5 bed
- 2 bath
- 2 Further Bedrooms and Family Bathroom
- Dining/Family Room
- Extremely Versatile Accommodation
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Utility
- Large Self-Contained Annexe with 2 Bedrooms
- LPG Central Heating and Double Glazing
- Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
- Reception Hall
- Sitting Room
- Study and Cloakroom
- Street View
White Horse Common
Tel: 01603 751578