A most impressive and luxurious six-bedroom farmhouse, idyllically positioned within just a stones throw of the Norfolk Broads and surrounded by acres of privately owned grounds, creating a peaceful haven with the most scenic of backdrops. Within the grounds, which extend to around 10 acres (sts) and include paddocks, formal gardens, an orchard and arable farmland; there are also a range of outbuildings which provide myriad opportunities for both lifestyle and commerce.
The oldest parts of the farmhouse are thought to date back to the late-eighteenth century and, although being largely rebuilt during the Victorian era, much of the original charm has been retained. An ambitious, and ultimately successful, programme of extension and renovation of Stubb Farm was begun by the current owners early in the twenty-first century. Having seen the incredible potential in the project, their aim was to simply expand and enhance on the existing farmhouse, to create a comfortable yet luxurious home without compromising the integrity of the building. The result of the project, as visitors will soon understand, is a welcoming and unpretentious family home which enjoys outstanding proportions and a wonderful sense of homeliness. Over 4, 500 sq./ft. Of well-planned accommodation arranged over three floors, where character features are seamlessly sewn within modern additions.
Stubb Farm offers a diverse range of potential lifestyle and commercial opportunities. Set within a curtilage of approximately 10 acres (sts), with a further 23 acres (sts) subject to separate negotiation, the site also boasts over 3, 500 sq./ft. Of assorted barns, stables and other outbuildings. The vast majority of these buildings have been rebuilt or fully refurbished, with pan tile roofs. The barn, cart-shed and stables clearly emphasise the suitability for use as either a small-holding or for equestrian purposes. The converted granary building currently accommodates a home gymnasium on the ground floor, with a room above enjoying sublime views of the neighbouring countryside. Proposed alternative uses for these buildings range from luxury Bed & Breakfast rooms to on-site office premises. Closer to the house, a complex that includes the workshop and substantial garden store could easily be adapted into an annexe of the main accommodation or a self-contained holiday unit (subject to planning).
Hickling Hickling is a pretty village, offering many wide open spaces and has the largest of all the Norfolk Broads. Hickling is home to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and offers two public houses in the village; one being on the edge of the Broad. Hickling also has a first school. The Norfolk Coast is only a few miles away and offers white sandy beaches at Sea Palling and Waxham; where it is also possible to spot seals and their new pups during the winter months. Hickling has its own monthly farmers market, which offers an array of local produce. Further amenities are available close by at the historic market town of Stalham, where is middle and secondary schools, doctors, dentist, supermarket and a variety of other shops. The city of Norwich which offers an international airport is approximately eighteen miles away and Anglia rail services are available from Wroxham. The village works closely with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust to preserve the environment and benefits from the protection of a major flood defence improvement scheme.
Accommodation Comprises Recessed entrance porchway with outside welcome light point and half glazed front door to...
Reception Hall Travertine tiled flooring and stairs to first floor with recess under. Sealed unit double glazed window, ceiling rose, cornicing, wall mounted thermostat controlling underfloor heating and half glazed door leading to outside courtyard.
Downstairs Shower Room 8' 3" x 6' 6" (2.51m x 1.98m) Fully tiled shower cubicle, low level WC, vanity unit with sink bowl with mixer tap over, tiled worksurfaces to side, cupboard under and mirror light cupboard above. Tiled splashbacks with tiled surround, Travertine tiled flooring and underfloor heating.
Sitting Room 14' 3" x 13' 7" (4.34m x 4.14m) Open brick built fireplace with timber surround and mantle over. Recess for bookshelving to either side and built in cupboards under. Telephone and network points, TV point, sealed unit double glazed window overlooking front aspect of property, wall mounted thermostat controlling underfloor heating, cornicing and ceiling rose.
Dining Room 15' 5" x 13' 5" (4.7m x 4.09m) Excellent sized room with sealed unit double glazed windows overlooking gardens. Original serving hatch, ceiling rose, cornicing and wall mounted thermostat controlling underfloor heating. Network and telephone points.
Store Room 12' 1" x 7' 0" (3.68m x 2.13m) Tiled flooring and sealed unit double glazed window. Range of eye and base level units with worksurfaces over. Manifold for underfloor heating.
Study 14' 10" x 11' 10" (4.52m x 3.61m) Double aspect room with ceiling spotlights, wall mounted thermostat controlling underfloor heating, TV point with network and telephone points and sealed unit double glazed windows overlooking gardens. Opening into....
Music Room 14' 8" x 8' 11" (4.47m x 2.72m) Sealed unit double glazed window overlooking gardens. Exposed ceiling timbers and wall mounted thermostat controlling underfloor heating. Telephone and network distribution panel.
Drawing Room 20' 0" x 16' 9" (6.1m x 5.11m) An impressive room with feature brick built inglenook fireplace with cast iron woodburner inset and display niches to side with exposed timbers above and recessed lighting. Double aspect room with sealed unit double glazed windows overlooking gardens, exposed ceiling timbers, TV point, telephone and network points, exposed brick and flint walling, wall mounted thermostat controlling underfloor heating and ceiling spotlights.
Open Plan Kitchen 18' 5" x 18' 2" (5.61m x 5.54m) Beautifully presented kitchen/family room with bespoke handbuilt kitchen comprising an extensive range of eye and base level units with display cupboards. Basket drawers, wine rack, oak work preparation surfaces, six ring Brittania Range cooker set into a deep recess with tiled inset and display shelving over. Feature central island with extensive granite work preparation surfaces, 1.5 bowl sink unit with mixer tap over, integral dishwasher, built in freezer, built in microwave and base level fridge. Travertine tiled flooring, ceiling spotlights and sealed unit double glazed windows overlooking the gardens. Open plan to....
Dining/family Area 13' 11" x 13' 3" (4.24m x 4.04m) Triple aspect area with sealed unit double glazed windows overlooking gardens and sealed unit windows leading to rear garden patio. Ceiling fan, TV point, network and telephone point, Travertine tiled flooring and impressive exposed ceiling timbers. Door to laundry room and door to...
Boiler Room/boot Room 8' 4" x 6' 10" (2.54m x 2.08m) Built in shelving, pressurised water tank system, free standing oil boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Sealed unit double glazed window and tiled flooring. Manifold for underfloor heating.
Laundry Room 18' 4" x 5' 11" (5.59m x 1.8m) Fully fitted single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over and cupboards under. Worksurfaces to side, recess and plumbing for automatic washing machine, dryer vent, eye level units and recess for double fridge/freezer. Double aspect room with sealed unit windows overlooking gardens and sealed unit stable door leading to rear garden and tiled flooring.
First Floor Landing Spacious landing area with double glazed window overlooking rear courtyard. To the front of the landing, there is a seating area with window overlooking the front gardens. Doors to all five bedrooms and the family bathroom and second staircase leading to an attic room. Access to loft space, two radiators and central heating thermostat.
Master Bedroom 18' 5" x 18' 2" (5.61m x 5.54m) Impressive master suite with twin UPVC windows to both sides, providing some breathtaking views over the local countryside. TV, telephone and network points. Two radiators and doors to dressing room and ensuite bathroom.
Dressing Room Fully fitted walk in dressing room offering extensive shelving and hanging space.
Ensuite Bathroom Double aspect bathroom with windows to side and rear aspect. Enclosed bath with central taps and travertine tiled surround. Made to measure bathroom storage unit with free standing square washbasin and chrome mixer tap mounted on top. Close coupled WC, fully tiled cubicle with retractable glass doors with chrome shower over. Heated towel rail and radiator.
Guest Bedroom 20' 0" x 16' 9" (6.1m x 5.11m) Spacious double bedroom with its own sitting area. Pair of UPVC double glazed windows to front, twin radiators, TV, network and telephone points. Door to...
Ensuite Shower Room Eye catching decoration with corresponding black and grey marble tiles. Suite comprising pedestal washbasin, close coupled WC and fully tiled cubicle with retractable glass doors and chrome shower over. Built in bathroom storage unit and radiator.
Bedroom Three 15' 10" x 10' 4" (4.83m x 3.15m) Double bedroom with feature cast iron fireplace with matching hearth and guard. UPVC double glazed window to front, two radiators and decorative ceiling rose. TV, network and telephone points.
Bedroom Four 15' 1" x 12' 1" (4.6m x 3.68m) Double aspect bedroom with windows overlooking the courtyard and land to rear. TV, network and telephone points and radiator.
Bedroom Five 15' 10" x 10' 4" (4.83m x 3.15m) UPVC double glazed window to front, decorative ceiling rose, TV network and telephone points and radiator.
Family Bathroom 14' 5" x 7' 3" (4.39m x 2.21m) Well sized family bathroom with suite comprising of oval bath with central taps, fully tiled cubicle with glass doors and shower over,
close-coupled WC and pedestal washbasin. Window to side, radiator and heated towel rail.
Games Room 20' 0" x 12' 11" (6.1m x 3.94m) A second staircase from the landing leads to the versatile games room with twin UPVC windows, enjoying superb views to the side of the house and two further Velux roof lights, adding to the light and spacious feel. Telephone, network and TV point and two radiators. Further door to additional loft space, which is fully boarded and provides superb additional storage.
Outside The outbuildings at the property are extensive and in brief comprise of spacious workshop, covered loggia, ideal for outside entertaining, open front cartshed as well as a separate barn and stables. There is also a home gymnasium and an external timber staircase leading to a garden room with timber balcony. This area is known as The Granary Annexe.
Garden Room (the Granary Annexe) 17' 7" x 15' 3" (5.36m x 4.65m) Pair of fully glazed double doors opening onto balcony and enjoying miles of spectacular unspoilt rural farmland. Internally there is engineered timber flooring with matching skirting boards, original exposed ceiling timber and wall mounted electric heater. This room is highly versatile and could be adapted for any number of purposes.
Gymnasium (the Granary Annexe) 16' 9" x 15' 0" (5.11m x 4.57m) Accessed from the courtyard via a partially glazed timber entrance door. UPVC double glazed windows to three sides, glazed tiled flooring, two wall mounted electric heaters and TV point. This room is at present, laid out to accommodate the owner's exercise equipment, but equally could be adapted for use as a study, or as additional living accommodation, pending the appropriate consents being granted.
Workshop 33' 10" x 13' 2" (10.31m x 4.01m) Brick and block construction and clad in timber. Covered paved walkway to front, electrical power and lighting, exposed internal brickwork and three double glazed windows looking back towards the house. Part glazed UPVC entrance door and a pair of sliding double timber doors opening onto drive.
Garden Store 13' 1" x 12' 0" (3.99m x 3.66m) Part of the workshop building with pamment tiled flooring, double glazed window overlooking the gardens, partially glazed UPVC entrance door and electrical power and lighting.
Cartshed 53' 11" x 17' 8" (16.43m x 5.38m) Attractive brick built five bay cartshed, with exposed original brick work and fully refurbished pantiled roof, providing good sized garaging for up to five vehicles. Pair of sliding timber doors opening back to rear courtyard.
Barn 45' 10" x 27' 9" (13.97m x 8.46m) Four bay timber framed barn, providing extensive storage and adequate in size to accommodate heavy farm machinery.
Stables 14' 1" x 12' 0" (4.29m x 3.66m) each Pair of timber stables built on a concrete slab with twin stable doors opening to front.
Grounds The grounds are a particular feature of this wonderful opportunity as they extend to approximately 10 acres (sts) of formal enclosed gardens which are mainly laid to lawn with some fine mature trees and two natural ponds. There is an orchard area which is screened by mature hedging and extensive off road parking which leads to the outbuildings. There are mature shrubs and flowerbeds, patio areas and enclosed rear courtyard. The property has a vast array of potential uses, but would be ideally suited for equestrian purposes, as there is an arable 7 acre field which complements the 2 acre paddock; all in close proximity to the house.
Agent'S Note There are a further 23 acres (sts) adjoining, which are available by separate negotiation. All 30 acres (sts) are classified as Grade 1 arable land with entitlements to annual agricultural payments.
The total square footage for the property is approximately 4656sq ft.
Energy Efficiency Rating Band D. Ref: