Savills | Marsh Wall, Ludham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5PU | Property for sale
117.34 sq m
Guide price £595,000(฿25,613,465)

Marsh WallLudham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5PU

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2022
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Marshland
  • Approximately 200ft quay heading
  • Frontage to River Thurne

A charming cottage in idyllic setting.

About this property

  • The Property
    Horse Fen Mill Cottage is a most charming former marshman's cottage dating from circa 1800, idyllically and beautifully situated in an utterly unspoilt rural position. The property is approached by a long drive through marshland forming part of a National Nature Reserve managed by Natural England and situated in about 1.57 acres close to the banks of the River Thurne providing access to the entire Broads Network.

    The house, of mellow red brick, has a welcoming atmosphere, with spacious rooms enjoying plenty of natural light. There are period features such as an inglenook fireplaces both with woodburners, handmade French Normandy tiles, and bay window in the triple aspect sitting room, measuring about 6.5m x 3.8m. There is a well fitted kitchen, with the recent addition of an Everhot cooker and a bathroom with airing cupboard.

    The two double bedrooms are on the first floor, both with sinks and large veluxes providing light and views over the marshes.
    The house is situated in a remarkably private and unspoilt setting surrounded by well stocked gardens with its own marshland. The surrounding Ludham and Potter Heigham marshes are a National Nature Reserve (SSSI) and the area of grazing marsh is considered to contain one of the best dyke systems in Broadland with a great range of wetland plants and animals including the rare Hawker Dragonfly. Summer grazing by cattle ensures species-rich, tussocky dyke edges and open marshes which are used by wading birds as well as providing hunting areas for harriers and owls.

    The cottage is approached by a well maintained track over the marsh bordered by dykes and reed beds. There is ample gravelled turning and parking area situated to the northwest of the house.

    There is a delightful lawned garden to the south of the house bordered by mixed shrubberies and sheltered by mature trees. Beyond this is an area of kitchen garden with raised beds and a greenhouse.

    There is a paved terrace adjoining the sitting room overlooking the marsh facing the sunset. Situated to the north of the house is a thatched rondavel. There is also a garden shed wood store and a large shed suitable for storing a boat.

    From the garden, a small bridge over a dyke leads to the bank of the River Thurne where there is extensive made-up quay heading of approximately 200ft for mooring. This is rented from the Environment Agency at a peppercorn rent by a long standing agreement. The land in all extends to 1.56 acres.

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The property is in one of the most outstanding positions that I have ever come across, with complete and utter privacy.

Ben RivettProperty agent

Local information

  • Approached by a track over the marsh of about a third of a mile, this leads off a small lane and the Broadland village of
  • Ludham is only 1½ miles away.
  • Ludham has good everyday facilities including a post office/ village stores and delicatessen, a butchers, a doctors' surgery and pharmacy, public house, garage, village school and fine 14th century church. Wroxham, the acknowledged centre of the Broads Network, is about 8½miles whilst Norwich, the Cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, is about 14 miles to the southwest.

Additional information

  • Services
  • Mains water (there is also a well on the property), three phase electricity, and drainage to septic tank.
  • Local Authority
  • North Norfolk District Council:
  • Band C.
  • 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.
  • Agent's Note
  • Please note, one external image used dates back to 2016.
  • Directions: Leave Norwich on the A1151 Wroxham Road and crossing over the river bridge in Wroxham, turn right onto the A1062 signposted towards Horning and Ludham. Drive through the village of Ludham towards Potter Heigham and after about a mile, turn right at a small crossroads by a barn into Fritton Lane. Follow this small lane which becomes a track bearing right on the edge of Ludham and Potter Heigham marshes. Continue along this track following where it bears to the left. The track continues over the marsh for about half a mile to Horse Fen Mill Cottage. The postcode for the property is NR29 5PU. DO NOT RELY ON SATNAV; it will deposit you the wrong side of the river. Follow these directions from Ludham. The what3words code for the start of the track is; presuming.leave.overlook. The what3words code for the location of the cottage is; evidently.serenade.pushed.
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold