Melton Road, Briningham, Melton Constable, Norfolk, NR24 2PX | Property for sale | Savills
194.72 sq m
Guide price £900,000(54,005,378 EGP)

Melton RoadBriningham, Melton Constable, Norfolk, NR24 2PX

    Key features

    • Handsome village house with delightful detail
    • Edge of North Norfolk village location
    • Impressive detached, self-contained annexe
    • Mature gardens of about half an acre
    • Ease of access to Holt and Norfolk coastline

    A charming village house with impressive detached annexe.

    About this property

    • Nestled on the edge of the North Norfolk village of Briningham, Rose Cottage is a seriously handsome village house. With the appealing mix of a charming Grade II listed principal home, and a modern detached annexe of individual design, the combinations provides a brilliant lifestyle edge, particularly given the proximity to Holt and the North Norfolk coastline.

      The elegant south façade of the house, with Georgian sash windows and pedimented front door, offer the aesthetics that many seek when moving to the country. Mentioned in Nikolaus Pevsner's ‘The Buildings of England' and believed to date back to the 17th century, the house is constructed of brick and flint with lime mortar, synonymous with the prominent village houses in this part of Norfolk.

      There is well proportioned accommodation over three floors, with fine period detail throughout including exposed beams and fireplaces. An entrance hall leads onto the sitting room, with an open fire and French doors out to the gardens, and through to the main part of the house. This includes the hand built kitchen, with Iroko hard wood worktops, with double doors into the dining room creating an open plan feel. Further to this is the drawing room, with inglenook fireplace and ornate plaster frieze over this. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a family bathroom, with two particularly light and spacious bedrooms to the front of the house, with dual aspects. A flight of stairs lead up to the third floor which has been converted to provide a large fourth bedroom and seating area, measuring 27'11'' x 10', with dormer windows.

      The house suits all seasons, whether throwing open the French doors in the sitting room during the summer, or cosy evenings in front of the fire of the drawing room in the winter.

      The Annexe/Studio
      To the north of the main house is the detached self-contained annexe, of attractive modern design and constructed of brick and flint, with a glazed gable end allowing in plenty of natural light. The building has been cleverly designed to make the most of the interior space, with a main room of 22'10'' x 17'9'' with vaulted ceilings and bi-fold doors running the full width of the north face, and leading out to a paved terrace and the wildlife point. This room is triple aspect so enjoys plenty of natural light. There is a well fitted kitchen, entrance area, wet room and useful storage space.

      The building and main room has brilliant scope to suit a variety of uses and fulfil many dreams of art, yoga or pilates studio, work from home space, cinema, games room to name a few.

      The gardens of Rose Cottage compliment the house perfectly. A manageable half an acre of grounds provide points of interest throughout, whilst affording a privacy within the village setting.

      The entrance through a wooden five bar gate set in a brick and flint wall, leads to a large gravelled parking and turning area for many cars and boat storage. There is a separate pedestrian access from the road via a wrought iron gate leading to the front door, through beech hedging, with a magnificent Magnolia Grandiflora to the front of the house.

      The gardens have been designed for ease of maintenance. Wild flower areas, with meandering paths cut through them, are dotted with mature trees such as oak and copper beech, shrubs, and an orchard. A wildlife pond has been created, with decked path and seating area creating a peaceful and calming setting to enjoy the surroundings. Within the gardens are a well, summer house and shepherds hut. Around the house are further herbaceous beds including rosemary and roses, apple and fig.

      There are useful outbuildings as can be seen on the floorplans, with a garage, storage room and wood store together with a timber garden shed tucked away in a further gravelled area behind the annexe/studio.

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    I love the mix of old and new at Rose Cottage. It such an appealing aesthetic, particularly when both the house and annexe are great examples.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Rose Cottage is situated in the quiet village of Briningham, in an area of unspoilt North Norfolk a short drive to the popular Georgian town of Holt and the North Norfolk Coast. The village is surrounded by undulating countryside with a network of footpaths and bridleways allowing full enjoyment of the cottage's position. There are good local gastro pubs in the surrounding villages, notably The Hunny Bell at Hunworth, The Kings Head at Letheringsett and Three Horseshoes in Briston, with everyday shopping a short drive away at Melton Constable, including the renowned ‘Rutland Butchers'.
    • The bustling Georgian town of Holt is famous for its boutique shopping including Bakers & Larners, Byfords delicatessen and many independent retailers alongside art galleries, interior shops, antiques and jewellers. The town is fast becoming known for its restaurants too, with Michelin starred ‘Meadowsweet', and some continental offerings such as the Tapas bar ‘Casa Blancas' alongside cafes including ‘Two Magpies' and artisan coffee shops such as ‘Cross Street Union'. The renowned Gresham's Preparatory and senior schools are on the edge of the town, with further preparatory education at Beeston Hall School near Sheringham.
    • The beguiling North Norfolk Coast is approximately 8 miles to the north at Blakeney, with the village and coastline an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and deservedly popular with ornithologists and sailing enthusiasts. There are a plethora of restaurants and pubs in the area, seal trips at both Morston and Blakeney and a network of coastal walks through the marshes and beaches.

    Additional information

    • Services
    • Mains electricity and water and private drainage.
    • Local Authority
    • North Norfolk District Council
    • Council Tax Band F
    • Agent's Note
    • The Shepherds Hut shown in the brochure is excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation.
    • Fixtures & Fittings
    • All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.
    • Viewings
    • Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F