This distinguished double-fronted Georgian house is situated in Martham, in the heart of the community and with charming views over the village green. The house is not listed, it is thought to have been constructed in the late 1700s. The main house extends to approximately 1,900 sq ft over two storeys with a private south facing garden and gated off-street parking for two cars. Within the curtilage is a fabulous separate garden room which has annexe potential, with almost 340 sq ft of further accommodation overlooking the classical English country style garden.
Setting The Scene
The house is one of the original Georgian properties built in the late 18th century, which lined the village green. This particular house is an outlier to the tradition of tall Georgian dwellings, presenting a wider façade of two storeys. The home has a plethora of original details that remain intact. For example, the tiled entrance hall and hardwood Doric-pillared archway leading into the accommodation.
The property is understood to have been owned throughout the early twentieth century by local grain merchants, and for a period during wartime the former stable block operated as the village bakery. The old mill stone can still be found amongst the gardens.
The Grand Tour
The formal entrance is positioned just off-centre through a Prostyle pillared porch with guttae and a central decorative rosette. Beneath a leaded transom, the front door opens to a generous entrance hall and a lobby which leads to the central staircase. To the left of the lobby, behind the large Georgian ground-floor windows of the front façade, is a reception, currently used as a living room, and to the right of the entrance hall a charming sitting room, or possible ground floor bedroom, that extends approximately 18 feet in length. At its rear are French windows that open onto a courtyard section of the garden. Each reception room features open fireplaces which vary in age reflecting how the property has been adapted throughout the centuries.
A hatch in the living room wall reveals views of the dining room, which is situated at the rear of the property. South facing fenestration, and glazed doors to the rear garden, give this room a wonderful quality of light at all hours of the day.
Situated adjacent to the dining room, and at the rear of the plan, the kitchen is also bathed in southerly natural light. Featuring simple pine cabinetry contrasted by pale laminate work surfaces the kitchen is in fair condition but offers great potential for refurbishment. A side door leads to the carport, and to the rear gardens and garden room.
Also located on this floor, is a shower room and WC and the adjacent rear hallway offers a third route to the garden through glazed doors.
A staircase ascends to the first floor, there are four bedrooms and a separate bathroom. The two larger bedrooms are set to the front of the plan and enjoy a wonderful soft northern light and lovely views with mature trees of the village green in frame. One acts as the main bedroom and has handsome built-in wardrobes and a dual aspect of the rear gardens. Two further bedrooms are positioned to the rear of the plan.
Extremely private and south-facing, the gardens are rich and diverse. They have been lovingly developed and maintained over several decades, with dense hedging and a variety of trees providing shade and privacy. Abundant beds of flowering perennials attract a plethora of local wildlife. The plot extends to approximately 0.26 acres (STMS*).
The former stable block was converted in recent years to provide a garden room suitable for large family gatherings, but with great potential for any number of alternative uses including annexe, home gym, or possible holiday let. The French doors and Velux windows capitalise on the building's westerly aspect. Whilst the wood burning stove creates a celebratory atmosphere on dark winter nights.
The house is well-placed within a sought-after part of Norfolk's East coast. Favoured for its outstanding scenery, good schools and beautiful coast, the area is rural in character but also close to the city of Norwich.
Martham is an historical and traditional village bordering on the Norfolk Broads National Park. It has a thriving community located North of Great Yarmouth, the coastline is 3 miles distant offering both tranquil and beautiful scenery. The Old Blackcurrant Farm is set on the edge of the village green and there is an impressive development of nine converted barns. Martham offers a range of shops, services and local facilities within a strong and vibrant community. There are also two schools and a public library. Access to both Norwich and Great Yarmouth is provided by the A47, London and motorways are accessed by the A12 from Great Yarmouth and the A11 from Norwich.
Heating: Oil Fired Central Heating
Council Tax: Band E
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only.
Larkes have not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings - prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendors.
*STMS - Subject to Measured Survey