Whin Common Farm is a delightful period farmhouse set in park like gardens and grounds which extend to in excess of 20 acres, and includes areas of formal garden, orchard, woodland, paddock, and meadow.
Whin Common Farm is a delightful period farmhouse set in park like gardens and grounds which extend to in excess of 20 acres, and includes areas of formal garden, orchard, woodland, paddock, and meadow. The property stands quietly towards the end of a 'no-through' road opposite Whin Common. The property itself offers extremely well presented, character accommodation which has been extended, and enhanced by the current owners to now offer four double bedrooms to the first floor, with the possibility of the dressing room from the second bedroom being used as a fifth bedroom if required. On the ground floor there are five reception rooms, as a well as a wonderful 'country kitchen', complete with Aga. Adjoining the eastern gable of the house is a barn which offers potential to create further accommodation, subject to the usual planning consents, if required. Further, alongside this barn is a very useful storage room, and office. To the western aspect a lovely garden room has been created, offering views over a formal area of garden. Double doors from this room lead onto a south facing terrace, ideal for 'al fresco' eating. Viewing is essential to appreciate the many qualities and idyllic setting of this excellent family home. The village of Denver is a pretty village standing on the River Great Ouse, to the south of the bustling market town of Downham Market. Downham Market has an excellent range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities, and a main line rail link to London Kings Cross.
From the parking area to the rear of the house, a door leads to the Rear Hall.
Conservatory 11' 6" x 10' ( 3.51m x 3.05m )
A double glazed conservatory with French doors leading to an area of terrace. A door from this area leads to the Library.
Reception Hall 17' 7" x 11' 7" ( 5.36m x 3.53m )
With window and door into the rear hall, and a set of french doors, which lead into the Sitting Room. A timber staircase leads to the first floor, and a further doors leads to the Dining Room, and Entrance Porch.
With tiled floor, windows to either side, and solid wood door to the front aspect. A glazed door leads to the Reception Hall.
Dining Room 14' 7" x 12' 1" ( 4.45m x 3.68m )
With windows to the front and side aspects. Feature open fireplace with exposed brickwork, and bressumer beam. Picture rail.
Sitting Room 17' 5" x 17' 1" ( 5.31m x 5.21m )
With window to the front aspect, window to the rear hallway, and glazed doors to the conservatory. Another lovely room, the focal point of which is an inglenook style open fireplace, with raised hearth, bressumer beam and timber mantle. Further glazed double doors lead to the Library.
Library 10' 11" x 10' ( 3.33m x 3.05m )
A room lined with shelving, providing an excellent reading environment. This room also houses a wheelchair lift, giving access to the first floor.
Study 11' 3" x 6' 11" ( 3.43m x 2.11m )
With window to the front aspect.
Kitchen/ Breakfast Room 19' 8" x 14' 4" ( 5.99m x 4.37m )
This bespoke kitchen has a window to the side aspect, and further window, along with French doors into the Garden Room. The room is beautifully fitted with an extensive range of cream coloured kitchen cabinets with granite worktops, including a deep butler sink, as well as tall storage units. A four oven Aga stands in an inglenook fireplace, with bressumer beam over, to one side of this fireplace traditional alcove cupboards provide further storage. The room is given further character by the heavily beamed ceiling, and the flooring is of Italian marble.
Pantry 14' 4" x 8' 6" ( 4.37m x 2.59m )
An extremely useful room, with further storage, worksurfaces, and sink unit. This room also houses two electric ovens, and a ceramic hob. As well as the excellent storage there is spaces to house fridges, freezer, and dishwasher. The flooring is a continuation of that in the main Kitchen, there is also a serving hatch to the Dining Room
Laundry 10' 4" x 9' 11" ( 3.15m x 3.02m )
An extremely practical and spacious laundry, with window and door to the side aspect. This room houses a second butler sink, as well as the oil fired boiler and has space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
With high flush WC, and corner wash basin.
Garden Room 19' 8" x 16' 2" ( 5.99m x 4.93m )
Another wonderful room with windows overlooking the formal garden to the western aspect of Whin Common Farm. This room also has an open fireplace of what are believed to be locally made nineteenth century bricks. The floor is again tiled, and French doors lead onto a pleasant terrace. A further door gives access to a small lobby area which has an external door to the front aspect, and further excellent storage.
With WC, and wash basin.
The landing, which has two windows with 'seats' to the rear aspect, has polished floorboards creating a real character feel. A door gives access to an area at the 'top' of the wheelchair lift. And beyond to the fourth bedroom.
Master Bedroom 24' 4" x 14' 6" ( 7.42m x 4.42m )
With windows to two aspects, offering lovely views. This spacious bedroom is understood to have originally been an apple store and hayloft converted to create a wonderful bedroom suite. There is an excellent range of fitted wardrobes with handmade doors.
With suite comprising roll top bath, shower in 'walk in' cubicle, high level WC, and WC. Further storage is provided by fitted wardrobes and cupboards.
With suite comprising bath, shower, WC, and wash basin.
Bedroom Two 15' x 13' 11" ( 4.57m x 4.24m )
With window to the front aspect. Another spacious bedroom with fitted storage cupboard, and door leading to the Dressing Room.
Dressing Room/ Bedroom Five 13' 10" x 6' 9" ( 4.22m x 2.06m )
With window to the front aspect. This single bedroom is currently used as a dressing room to Bedroom Two.
With suite comprising a floor level shower tray, WC, and large wash basin.
Bedroom Three 13' 8" x 13' 7" ( 4.17m x 4.14m )
With window to the front aspect. Original stripped floor boards, an interesting feature within this room is the chimney breast. A fitted cupboard provides storage.
Bedroom Four 11' 8" x 10' 9" ( 3.56m x 3.28m )
With window to the front aspect. If required this room could be enlarged by incorporating the area at the top of the wheelchair lift.
Whin Common Farm stands towards the end of a 'no through' road, behind a pretty dry stone wall. To the eastern gable a wide drive leads to the rear of the property where this a large, gravelled parking area. Alongside this area there is a building providing open bay garaging. Adjoining the eastern gable of the house is a former barn. This barn could be incorporated into the main house to provide further accommodation, subject to the usual planning consents. The barn has large timber doors, and the majority of the barn is used as storage, with a further 'two storey' section having been divided into a ground and first floor 'room'. Former stables attached to this barn have been converted to provide a very useful storage room, and an excellent office. Beyond that is a potting shed.
To the opposite end of the house is the freezer room/laundry which has an unusual floor made up of Royal Doulton bricks. There are fitted worksurfaces, cupboards and shelving, as well as a stainless steel sink unit.
The garden to the eastern aspect is enclosed by a Carrstone wall, and the rear of the office and store room, and has an area of lawn with vegetable and herb beds. This area also includes a storage shed, and large greenhouse. Paths lead to and through a small area of woodland.
To the western aspect is a more formal garden, with wide lawns, surrounded by mature hedging and low brick walls. There is a sheltered terrace with French doors from the Garden Room. Beyond this area is the orchard, with numerous trees including apple, pear and plum as well as other mature trees including willow. Continuing through the orchard you find one of the two streams which cut across the property, this one is know as Captains Run. A wide path, with lighting skirts the perimeter of this area of garden, and leads to the Lower Terrace another very pleasant al fresco eating area.
Beyond these gardens the grounds are laid to meadows, part of which is paddocked with post and rail fencing with a brick built stable. Mature trees run to left, and to the right is a further area of orchard with peaches, apricot, greengage, pear and crab apple.
Along the eastern boundary is an extensive area of woodland planted with poplar interwoven with pathways, providing a further pleasant walking area.
These grounds really offer a wonderful parkland setting and include two ponds and are a fantastic addition to the house, offering the chance for further equestrian use, livestock, tennis courts, walks or just to enjoy the wealth of wildlife that you share it with.
The excellent barn that adjoins with the eastern aspect of the house is entered through a large wooden door. It has been partially converted into additional living space to consist of a large open family or party area with a high beamed ceiling. It has already been divided at one end into a two storey area which would make a sixth bedroom with space below to create a bathroom, WC, kitchen and a vestibule which would form and entry from the library. The central heating from the house has been continued into this area. Completion of this would require building regulation permission.
Adjoining the barn are two former stables that have been converted to form excellent offices with two additional telephones lines and broadband. Beyond them is a spacious lean to potting shed/greenhouse.
To the opposite end of the house adjoining the laundry is a freezer/utility room with fitted units, cupboards and a stainless steel sink. This room has an interesting floor of black Doulton bricks and is ideal for vegetable preparation, pickling, jam making and additional kitchen storage.
From Norwich head west via the A47 towards Swaffham. Stay on this road, bypassing Swaffham and at the roundabout take the first exit joining the A1122. Follow this road to Downham Market turning left at the roundabout onto the A10, and then right at the next roundabout rejoining the A1122. Turn first left as signed Denver. Follow this road into the village, after passing the shop turn right before the Public House, then bear left into Whin Common. Continue along this road, Whin Common Farm will be found on your right
From Kings Lynn follow the A10 heading south. At the second roundabout join the A1122, turn first left as signed Denver. Follow this road into the village, after passing the shop turn right before the Public House, then bear left into Whin Common. Continue along this road, Whin Common Farm will be found on your right.
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