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Award-winning restored Norfolk farmhouse for sale

Manor Farmhouse originates from the 15th century with subsequent 17th and 18th century extensions. The owners have won an award for their restoration of Manor Farmhouse and are regularly mentioned by SPAB.

Accommodation is generous and would be perfect for a family. Period features include leaded windows and an inglenook fireplace in the drawing room, as well as its flagstone hearth and wood-burning stove. The sitting room and dining room both have duel aspect leaded windows, some with original shutters. The breakfast room has exposed beams and brick flooring, a triple aspect and a door to the side garden.

Stairs thought to date back to Jacobean times lead to the first floor landing; upstairs the master bedroom suite has a triple aspect with leaded windows and wooden flooring, open fireplace and exposed timbers and the bathroom features a rolltop bath. The second bedroom is a large dual aspect room with leaded windows, open fire place with cast iron surround, exposed timbers and elm flooring thought to date back to the 16th Century – there is a third bedroom also on the first floor.

From the main landing, stairs lead to the second floor landing. Bedroom four overlooks the rear garden and the attic room is a large room with a dormer window also overlooking the rear garden – this could be a further bedroom with en-suite subject to any necessary consents.

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The owners have landscaped the gardens to create a formal garden with box hedging and well stocked borders. Along the back of the house is a mature wisteria and a large pond attracts a variety of wildlife.

Beyond the formal gardens are two areas of lawn surrounded by mature hedging with an orchard to the back of the garden offering quince, medlar, victoria plum, bramley, fig and mulberry trees as well as a good range of apple trees. The property also comes with a flourishing kitchen garden and a greenhouse.

Manor Farmhouse is situated in Denver behind the village green. The village has two public houses, shop/post office, school, church and cricket club and sits just to the south of the historic town of Downham Market. The River Ouse runs alongside Denver with an excellent sailing club, fishing and access to Denver Windmill which is still in use today.

There are regular rail links to London and King’s Lynn, and easy road access to the A10 and A47. Downham Market offers an excellent range of shops, restaurants and a charming market twice a week.

This guide price is £685,000. For further information please contact Jackson Stops & Staff on 01638 662 231 or visit

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