Creake Road, Burnham Thorpe, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8HW | Property for sale | Savills
116.50 sq m
Guide price £550,000(33,508,082 EGP)

Creake RoadBurnham Thorpe, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8HW


    Key features

    • Cottage requiring renovation
    • Wonderful position in this favoured North Norfolk location
    • Private gardens with an open south and west aspect and parking
    • Well proportioned rooms with period features
    • Exceptional potential given the location and views
    • On the edge of Burnham Thorpe, with the excellent 'Hero' public house
    • Views over the river valley and rolling hills beyond

    A Victorian Cottage, requiring refurbishment, overlooking the Burn Valley in this favoured North Norfolk village.

    About this property

    • Glebe Cottage, forming part of the surrounding Holkham Estate, is a charming semi-detached Victorian cottage nestled on the edge of the River Burn valley, with the river running in full sight of the cottage.

      This is a cottage with exceptional potential. An increasingly rare proposition in an area where most cottages or houses have already been subject to transformation, Glebe Cottage is essentially a blank canvas for the next custodian to renovate to their own specification and vision.

      Given the age of the cottage, the rooms are generous in size with tall ceilings and Victorian sash windows, helping to create a spacious and light feel. This is most evident in the dining room, which is dual aspect and complete with fireplace and original cupboards, and a sitting room with alcove shelving and cabinets, and fireplace.
      The functional kitchen is again dual aspect, generous in size and a good square room to design a kitchen for. A boot/utility area is beside the kitchen, which could be incorporated into the kitchen or provide a separate room ideal for returning from muddy countryside walks, or salty sailing.

      The first floor hosts three bedrooms, with two double bedrooms and a single bedroom. The principal bedroom will be lovely, with a window to both the east for morning sun, and west for the sunset. All bedrooms have their own wardrobes. Crucially, there is a first floor bathroom.

      The cottage is now in need of complete renovation, to make the most of the sizes of rooms and natural light, not to mention the setting looking out over the river.

      Gardens
      The gardens and grounds to Glebe Cottage are to the west, so ideally positioned with an open south and west aspect. The grounds currently host an array of sheds/outbuildings, forming a courtyard, with the boundary to the south and west marked by brick and flint walls.

      Much like the house, the gardens are a brilliant opportunity to clear and redesign.

      Given the light the gardens enjoy, it will be a glorious area to make use of and landscape. There is space to create private off street parking and boat storage, with space leftover to create a garden to personal tastes.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Just when it seems that there is nothing else to buy that hasn't already been renovated or altered, a gem pops up. This cottage will be lovely.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Burnham Thorpe is the most subtle of the Burnhams, tucked away off the main coastal roads, yet the hustle and bustle of Burnham Market and the coastal lifestyle at Burnham Overy Staithe are on your doorstep. The village is most famous as being the birthplace of Horatio Nelson, who was born in the neighbouring house to Glebe Cottage (albeit the original house was replaced). Within the village is an excellent pub, The Lord Nelson, owned by the Holkham estate but run by the Norfolk brewery, Woodfordes.
    • Burnham Market, which is two miles away, is regarded as the central location along the North Norfolk coast and has a village green surrounded by 18th century houses, boutique shops, pubs, restaurants and galleries. The renowned Hoste Arms helped to put the village on the map, whilst the excellent Socius and bustling Number 29 continue to evolve the culinary options. The market village includes a wine merchants, Gurneys fish shop with delicatessen above, two book shops, the Tuscan farm shop, doctors' surgery, dental surgery, pharmacy, primary school and post office as well as a butchers.
    • Burnham Overy Staithe is to the north, and is the gateway to the coast, with brilliant sailing from the harbour, and coastal walks out to sandy beaches and along to Holkham. The bird watching is world renowned with reserves along the coastline.

    Additional information

    • Local Authority
    • Kings Lynn and West Norfolk District Council
    • Council Tax Band C
    • Agent's Note
    • 1. The neighbouring property has a vehicular right of way through the grounds of Glebe Cottage.
    • 2. The cottage is subject to estate covenants. Please refer to the selling agent for further detail.
    • 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 Rating: G
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: C