Savills | Gong Lane, Burnham Overy Staithe, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8TG | Property for sale
2,877 sq ft(267.28 sq m)
Guide price £2,000,000

Gong LaneBurnham Overy Staithe, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 8TG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Coastal views
  • Mature grounds providing privacy
  • Parking
  • Substantial house
  • Excellent location

An exceptional coastal opportunity comprising a substantial main house set in about 1.83 acres, with coastal views and privacy.

About this property

    Glebe Wood is a substantial detached house, enjoying a private south facing position within wonderful mature grounds extending to about 1.83 acres, in one of north Norfolk's most sought after coastal villages.

    The house has been in the ownership of the same family since the 1920s and presents an extremely rare opportunity to refurbish and potentially extend the existing accommodation to create an impressive house in an enviable setting. Crucially the house can boast panoramic coastal views from the top floor lookout room, across the village to Overy marshes, Gun Hill and Scolt Head beyond.

    The current house has a good balance of accommodation – with the principal rooms all with charming views of the gardens, with the dining room leading out to a south facing patio ideal for outside dining and entertaining.

    Glebe Wood enjoys a delightful setting amongst mature gardens and grounds. Set between two of the most sought after lanes in the village, Gong and Glebe Lane, the gardens provide privacy and seclusion within a village

    The formal gardens are to the south of the house, with a large lawn sweeping away to a kitchen garden, and bordered
    with well stocked herbaceous beds and beech hedging. The
    house is adorned with climbing clematis and roses, with borders along the front including lavender. The grounds continue to the
    east, opening out to an expansive grassed area, and dotted with some particularly fine specimen trees including beech, firs and flowering cherry. Within this area is ‘The Hut', an outbuilding that could be utilised in many ways including an office space.

    The main entrance to Glebe Wood is from Gong Lane, onto
    a gravelled parking and turning area adjoining the garaging. There is currently two disused entrances from Glebe Lane.
    The grounds, much like the house, offer excellent scope to fulfil individual requirements.

    An application to construct two new dwellings in addition to the existing property was refused by the Local Planning. The existing house is termed a Non-designated Heritage Asset and is situated within a Conservation Area; this means that planning permission for its demolition and replacement may prove difficult to obtain. With this in mind, the sellers have
    commissioned Atelier Associates, a local design-led architectural practice, to draw up plans showing how a new wing might be added to the existing building to transform the principal elevation and accommodation.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

What struck me most was the feeling of being in your own little oasis yet a stones throw from the harbour.

Ben RivettProperty agent

Local information

  • Burnham Overy Staithe is arguably the most sought after village along the North Norfolk coast. Relatively small compared with the nearby Brancaster and Burnham Market, the village retains an unspoilt feel yet with the amenities expected for a
  • coastal lifestyle. It has a thriving gastro pub, The Hero, and traditional Chandlery, Burnham Overy Boathouse, which offers boat storage, boat repairs and stocks an extensive range of sailing clothing. There is brilliant sailing from the tidal harbour
  • and the coastal path leads you to sandy beaches linking
  • through to Holkham and Thornham. There are excellent walks across the marshes and long sandy beaches. Both Overy Town and Overy Staithe lie on the River Burn, and until the end of the Middle Ages trading ships were able to reach the village of Burnham Overy Town. Whenever a ship arrived, a gong would be sounded at the top of Gong Lane in Burnham Overy Staithe and this alerted the farm workers to unload the incoming goods.
  • Fashionable 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. It has an extensive range of shops and restaurants including the
  • renowned Hoste Arms, Socius and Number 29. The market
  • village includes a wine merchants, a famous fish shop, two book shops, doctors' surgery, dental surgery, primary school and post office as well as a butchers and delicatessen. The town of Holt, the home of Greshams public school, is about 17 miles.

Additional information

  • Services
  • Mains, water, electricity, drainage, oil fired central heating.
  • Local Authority
  • West Norfolk District Council
  • Fixtures and 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 and Bedfords.
  • Directions: Directions The postcode (which is unique to the property) is PE31 8TG. The what3words codes is; extra.twee.skews.
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold