A spacious seven bedroom grade II listed 17th century farmhouse, with self-contained guest wing, set in extensive private grounds.
Sowerbys are delighted to be marketing this historic residence set in undulating countryside, close to the tranquil village of Helhoughton. Woodfarm House, positioned in delightful grounds extending to approximately 5.5 acres (stms), features a wealth of original period features which are coupled with a stylish décor scheme to create a bright and open living space. This impressive property, which is finished to a very high standard, offers six bedrooms and five bathrooms across the top two floors, whilst spacious sitting and dining rooms, and a large kitchen with handcrafted units can be found downstairs. The open plan guest wing is accessed from the kitchen and offers a further double bedroom, kitchen and sitting/dining room which opens onto a private terrace.
Woodfarm House is set in the midst of a large private plot, with formal lawns flanked by established flowerbeds, substantial vegetable and fruit gardens, and secluded terrace areas. A pasture leads down to the serene lakes and the vast expanse of woodland consists of a variety of mature trees.
Helhoughton Helhoughton is a small rural village located just a short drive from the market town of Fakenham with its many amenities. The village is ideally located for the North Norfolk coast and the surrounding countryside.
Accommodation comprises:- Original painted timber entrance door opening into…
entrance hall Pamment tile flooring. Leads through to the inner hallway.
Inner hallway Treated timber flooring and exposed original timber frame and ceiling beams. Timber panelled half glazed door opening into the dining room.
Dining room 21' 7" x 18' 2" (6.58m x 5.54m) Pamment tile flooring and a wood burning stove set upon a raised pamment tile hearth within a large brick inglenook fireplace. Feature wall of exposed brick and timbers, exposed timber ceiling beams, and four windows giving beautiful views over lakes and lawns. Timber door opening to reveal a storage room.
Sitting room 24' 10" x 18' 2" (7.57m x 5.54m) Inglenook fireplace, currently disused but with the potential to be reinstated. Exposed oak timber beams, staircase leading to the first floor, with storage cupboard beneath. Two windows to the front aspect, overlooking the walled gardens, and full height windows which incorporate French style doors and lead out to the terrace. A half glazed stable door leads through to the kitchen.
Kitchen 21' 5" x 18' 2" (6.53m x 5.54m) A double aspect room with a glazed stable door leading to an large east facing terrace with views over lawns and countryside beyond. Handcrafted base units and a large centre island with a black granite worktop, undermounted double sink and traditionally styled brushed steel mixer tap. A dual fuel Aga with four electric ovens and six ring gas hob, with Aga extractor overhead. A recessed antique corner storage cupboard and a pantry with wall and base units and a wood effect work surface. Pamment tile flooring and exposed timber ceiling beams. A half glazed timber door opens into the boot room.
Boot room 11' 11" x 8' 4" (3.63m x 2.54m) Pamment tile flooring, fitted shelving and a glazed stable door leading out to the terrace. A window looks over the terrace and has views over the lake.
Laundry area A double aspect room with windows overlooking lawns and gardens. A butler style sink
with storage below, large single and double airing cupboards, and space for a large fridge. A large
glazed wooden door opens into the guest wing.
Guest wing Hand crafted fitted kitchen in the same style as the main kitchen and a reception area with open brick feature fireplace. A dining area and double bedroom with en-suite wet room both have bi-folding doors opening onto an east facing terrace. The guest wing is fitted with an independent heating and water system and has beautiful ceramic wood effect floor tiles throughout.
Landing Medieval style window and exposed timber beams. Full height windows to one elevation, with a door leading out to a raised decked veranda with steps leading down and overlooking the rear west-facing lawn and woodland beyond. Staircase leading up to the second floor, treated timber flooring, exposed brick elevations, and a solid oak door leading into the master bedroom.
Master bedroom suite 18' 3" x 15' 4" (5.56m x 4.67m) Painted 17th century panelling to walls with exposed timber ceiling beams and Jacobean cornicing. Two windows with window seats below look out over the front gardens and the countryside beyond. The dressing room has storage, shelving and hanging rails, and gives access to a storage room. From the main bedroom a door opens into the en-suite.
En-suite White suite comprising a close coupled WC, pedestal handwash basin and a shower enclosure with wall mounted power shower. Exposed painted timber floor, heated towel rail and a vanity unit.
Bedroom two 14' 5" x 10' 9" (4.39m x 3.28m) Two windows overlook the front garden and give far reaching countryside views. Exposed oak timber beams, and a decorative brick exposed fireplace. Door opening into the en-suite.
En-suite White suite comprising close coupled WC, pedestal handwash basin and bath with a power shower overhead. Treated timber flooring.
Bedroom three 18' 3" x 11' 11" (5.56m x 3.63m) Exposed timber beams, triple aspect views over the gardens, lawns, and pasture land. Staircase leading up to the second floor. A small dressing room provides useful storage with shelving and hanging rails. A door leads into the en-suite.
En-suite White suite comprising a close coupled WC, pedestal handwash basin, and a bath with shower attachment, centrally positioned within the room. Solid timber flooring, tongue and groove panelling, exposed timber beams and a heated towel rail. One window overlooking the front garden and giving countryside views beyond.
Second floor A series of spacious interconnected rooms.
A fully glazed wooded door opens into bedroom four.
Bedroom four 38' 6" x 15' 0" (11.73m x 4.57m) Vaulted ceilings, two large windows to the westerly aspect, overlooking lawns,
garden and woodland. To the far end is an open area currently used as a sitting/study area, with oak panelled wall and a door leading into bedroom five.
Bedroom five 15' 0" x 14' 3" (4.57m x 4.34m) Exposed beams and vaulted ceiling. Windows to the far end give views over lawns, pasture land and countryside.
Shower room Double walk in shower enclosure, close coupled WC, pedestal handwash basin and vanity cabinet above. Velux window, exposed timbers, and heated towel rail.
Bedroom six 17' 0" x 15' 0" (5.18m x 4.57m) Vaulted ceiling, two 17th century style slim windows and a Velux window.
Outside The grounds are bordered to the north by around 200 acres of woodland belonging to a private estate. The property is accessed via a long sweeping driveway, which leads between the lakes to a screened shingle parking area. A brick and flint stone boundary wall and a number of ornamental trees screen the barns, giving a high degree of privacy. To the front of the property is the original low lying brick wall which encloses a lawn with established shrubs within and climbing plants adorning the front elevation of the house.
A side garden hosts a variety of brick terraces and pathways with large areas of lawn overlooking the pasture and onto open countryside.The pathways lead through to another lawned area with stunning topiary hedging which in turn leads into the vegetable and fruit gardens. A pretty wisteria covered arbour walkway leads into the guest wing's private terrace. Another large terrace sits behind newly constructed outbuildings facing onto a vast expanse of woodlands. Within the woodland is a mixture of mature rowan, oak, beech and silver birch mature trees, along with an orchard of fruit trees, apples, pears, plums, greengage and juniper. Following around the pasture leads to the lakes, where a small wooden jetty is surrounded by grass lawns and a variety of trees and reeds and waterfowl.
The pasture is currently grazed by sheep and can be reached by a walkway flanked by pleached hornbeams. To the rear of the property are two lengthy lawns, which are encompassed by well stocked flowerbeds and offer a secluded and tranquil space in which to enjoy the property's beautiful surroundings.
Services Mains electricity and water. Septic tank drainage.
Energy efficiency rating An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II Listed. For more information please visit:
Council tax Band G.
Directions On entering Helhoughton, follow The Street past the chapel on the right hand side to the end of the village. Turn right and continue. You will arrive at a traditional white signpost, turn right. Follow up the hill to a sign for Wood Hall Barns. Turn onto the drive way and follow to the end. You will need to bear left where you will find Woodfarm House.