Playters Hall
4,852 sq ft(450.77 sq m)
Guide price £575,000

Lynn RoadFincham, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9HE


    Key features

    • Substantial family home
    • Edge of village setting
    • Charming gardens
    • Private and peaceful
    • Would benefit from updating

    An impressive edge of village family home with charming gardens

    About this property

    • Playter's Hall is a most attractive Grade II listed home, believed to date from the early 18th century with later additions and alterations, enjoying a delightful edge of village setting surrounded by its own charming gardens.

      The house enjoys a wealth of period detail, with distinctive cornicing, fireplaces, sash windows and light and airy rooms. There is an interesting blend of elegant and grand rooms alongside those with a more farmhouse feel, with extensive accommodation over three floors that provide an adaptability.

      A main formal entrance and staircase hall leads onto the main reception rooms overlooking the formal gardens, and a rear hall which continues to the dining room, study and south facing garden room with fine views of the grounds. The kitchen also enjoys a lovely view of the partly walled garden, with storage and adjoining utility leading to the integral garage. Also on the ground floor is a useful bedroom, with dressing room and en-suite shower, that has been used as changing rooms for the swimming pool.

      The bedrooms are spread over two floors and all are spacious double rooms.

      Of particular note is the spacious second floor bedroom with adjoining bathroom, with a further two shower rooms servicing the four first floor bedrooms. A flight of stairs leads to two large attic rooms to be utilised. It would be fair to say the house is now in need of updating, but has otherwise been maintained.

      OUTSIDE
      Playter's Hall is approached from the west, over a driveway through wrought iron gates on brick pillars sweeping up to the house with a turning circle and parking area adjoining the house. The drive continues to outbuildings at the rear.

      The gardens and grounds are charming, and have been thoughtfully looked after. To the front of the house is the partly walled formal garden, with well stocked herbaceous borders and an expanse of lawn with high hedging forming a boundary to the west. The lawn sweeps round to the south, and away to a shelter belt of woodland and orchard. To the north of the house is further lawned area with shrub and borders. Throughout the grounds are fine mature trees.

      To the east of the house is an enclosed courtyard garden, brick paved with swimming pool and raised beds, providing a delightful outdoor entertaining area. Also to the east is a useful outbuilding comprising a workshop of circa 13 x 7 metres, with adjoining pump room. The integral garage to the house provides further storage space.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A lovely family home with space and adaptability, ready for modernisation.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • The village of Fincham has a garage, public house and ‘Timbers' restaurant, and is well placed for access to Downham Market (5 miles) with education for all ages and a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street. A primary school can be found in the neighbouring village of Shouldham. The popular market town of Swaffham (10 miles) has further amenities including a Waitrose. The ancient port town of Kings Lynn (10 miles) provides further facilities and amenities.

    Additional information

    • SERVICES
    • Mains water, electricity, and private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • Directions: Leave Norwich via the A47 Swaffham and Kings Lynn road, and continue on the A47 bypassing East Dereham and Swaffham. Turn left at the roundabout beyond Swaffham onto the A1122 signposted to Downham Market. Continue through the village and shortly before leaving the village turn right onto Lynn Road. Continue on this road and shortly after passing ‘Timbers Country Lodge' the entrance to Playter's Hall will be found on the right hand side. From the A10 proceed to the roundabout to the outskirts of Downham Market and turn right onto the A1122. Continue along this road until reaching Fincham. Take the first left on onto Lynn Road. Continue on this road and shortly after passing ‘Timbers Country Lodge' the entrance to Playter's Hall will be found on the right hand side. The postcode for the property is PE33 9HE.
    • EPC Exempt