Happisburgh Road, Ridlington, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9GA | Property for sale | Savills
2,847 sq ft(264.49 sq m)
Guide price £1,195,000(€1,362,552)

Happisburgh RoadRidlington, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9GA

    Key features

    • Authentically renovated barn Grade II listed barn
    • A mix of impressive open plan and cosy living spaces
    • High standard of finish throughout
    • Detached cottage equally well presented
    • Mature gardens of about an acre
    • Thriving village setting convenient for the Broads and coastline

    Wonderfully crafted barn conversion with cottage.

    About this property

    • The Property
      Church Barn is an impressive conversion of a historic Grade II listed traditional Norfolk barn. The traditional character of oak framing, mullioned windows and Tudor brickwork fuses effortlessly with contemporary features which include a carefully designed fully programmable lighting scheme and underfloor heating on both levels. The house is an excellent example of a thoughtfully, sympathetically and expertly converted barn.

      The focal point of the barn is the central open plan living area; a wonderfully atmospheric space with a high vaulted ceiling and overlooked from the Tudor style gallery and mezzanine above. A space that offers many options for family living. At one end a large fireplace perfect for a double sided woodburner separates this central living space from a cosy snug. At the other is a defined kitchen area with all plumbing and electricity in place to allow the next custodian to install a kitchen of their own choosing. The centre of the house in particular is flooded with light from the 4m high feature windows. Continuing through to the south of the barn reveals a further reception area and a fully glazed oak frame garden room with views of the gardens and grounds on three sides. An impressive entrance hall provides both a welcome from the north driveway and access to a large utility and boot room.
      The fourth bedroom is on the ground floor, tucked away in the stable wing providing future proof living arrangements. With a shower room in the connecting lobby and a staircase leading up to a further bedroom, the layout of this end of the house lends itself to use as an annexe if required.

      Located in the main hall, a bespoke oak staircase leads up to a galleried landing and on to the bedrooms. The first floor hosts two double bedrooms, both with impressive vaulted ceilings and built in storage. A beautifully appointed family bathroom services these bedrooms.

      Throughout, the house continually exudes the care and attention that has gone into the conversion, with charming ironmongery, crafted window seats, leaded windows, bespoke oak joinery and oak flooring all painstakingly fitted to create a property of real warmth, quality and longevity. A further feature to emphasise is the number of external doors, which provide great flexibility in how the house can be arranged and used, with access out to the two parking areas, a terrace, gardens, and even a first floor door with external staircase.

      Gardens and Grounds
      The property has the benefit of two distinct entrances and parking areas.

      The more formal entrance is framed by curved brick and flint walls, onto a spacious gravelled parking area to the east of the house.

      A more informal day to day entrance is through the double five bar field gates to the west of the house, onto a further gravelled parking area with access to the garaging.

      The grounds of Church Barn are landscaped to make the most of each elevation and the sunlight throughout the day. Flagstone terracing and pathways adjoin the barn and lead off through low level brick and flint walls to seating areas and the gardens beyond. Of particular note is the terrace on the western elevation, and the enclosed seating area beside the garden room which is ideal for outside dining and entertaining. Lawns sweep away from the house through mature trees to a second expanse of lawn to the south.

      The Cottage and outbuildings
      The detached cottage is a huge asset to the property, providing options for multi-generational living, an income via letting or as use as a studio or over flow guest accommodation. This attractive building is mostly glazed both downstairs and upstairs to the southern elevation, flooding light in to the very generous open plan living space and the bedroom. The cottage has a fully fitted kitchen, a large shower room and a separate utility room. The double bedroom upstairs is accessed via an oak staircase.

      Within the grounds is a tiled and timber clad garage which generously accommodates a single car and provides much storage or workshop space.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    On arrival it is clear that so much care and attention has gone into this barn, it is such an authentic conversion that has a very warming feel.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Situated in a particularly attractive and remarkably unspoilt pocket of countryside, Ridlington is a village with a genteel and peaceful ambience which gives little away of its inherent thriving local community. As with many Norfolk villages, the local community is centred upon the church and the village hall, which between them host a huge number of social opportunities including coffee mornings, Yoga, circuit training, Zumba, quiz evenings, book and gardening clubs and cinema evenings. This area of Norfolk is ideally situated between its famous coast, the Broads and Norwich. The locality provides a plethora of renowned gastro pubs including the Gunton Arms and the Ingham Swan and of course excellent sailing, bird watching and limitless countryside for walking and cycling. Neighbouring villages within a couple of miles of the house provide post offices, village stores and cafes.
    • There are two local railway stations nearby. Worstead (three and half miles) and North Walsham (five miles), both providing regular trains to Norwich and onward connecting trains to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of about one hour and 50 minutes. The major market town of North Walsham provides many amenities including supermarkets, gyms and a petrol station.

    Additional information

    • Services
    • Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating, private drainage. Zoned and smart controlled heating, 5 amp outlets, Cat6 Ethernet.
    • Local Authority
    • North Norfolk District Council
    • Council Tax Band A for The Cottage
    • Church Barn to be reassessed when the kitchen is installed.
    • 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: A