Orchid lee This fine period home offers the perfect balance between the past and present which has been achieved through a skilful and sympathetic renovation by the very best local craftsmen. The result has preserved all of the heritage and character of this historically important home yet boasting an elegant and sophisticated interior. Detailed character features include; Ornate panelled rooms, impressive original fireplaces, feature windows, panelled doors and a superb turning staircase with hand crafted balustrade and hand rails that epitomise the Arts & Crafts movement.
Modern styling and comforts include; Complete interior re-styling and decoration, full re-wire and electrical installation, new oil fired heating system, luxurious bathrooms and fitted kitchen and the latest insulation standards where possible. The split level ground floor living accommodation is dominated by a central 'sunken' hall featuring high ceilings, panelled walls and wood burner, steps leads up to the superb newly fitted kitchen/diner featuring a hand built kitchen by 'Norfolk Oak', range style cooker, central island and granite tops. Open plan to the kitchen is an impressive dining area featuring double aspect bi-fold doors leading seamlessly onto a sun terrace. From the hall a door leads through to a sumptuous triple aspect drawing room with stunning elevated views, detailed panelled walls and open fireplace. Further flexible living space is provided by a family room and a study.
Practical space completes the ground floor and includes; Guest cloakroom, fitted boot room/utility, laundry room, boiler room and stores. The first floor features three principle bedroom suites, all with en suite facilities and with the master suite boasting a dressing room. The second floor completes the accommodation and includes; Guest bedroom with dressing area and en suite, two further bedrooms and a bathroom. Many of the reception rooms and bedrooms afford stunning views over the 'National Trust' tree tops and the second floor accommodation boasting far reaching coastal views.
West runton Orchid Lee stands in an enviable, elevated position on Sandy Lane surrounded by ancient National Trust woodland. The Roman Camp (nt), close by, is the highest point in Norfolk and comprises heathland, woodland and an archaeological site. The whole area lies within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beautiful walks and trails wind their way through the surrounding woodland whilst one of the finest sandy beaches in North Norfolk is a gentle downhill stroll away. West Runton village centre is about half a mile away with an excellent range of amenities including The Links Hotel and Golf Club, a selection of good pubs and a number of places to eat and socialise. Cromer and Sheringham are two miles away in either direction and the Georgian town of Holt is some five miles inland. Local schools include Gresham's Public School, Beeston Hall and several state schools. West Runton has a regular rail service to Sheringham, Cromer and Norwich which connects a direct line to London, Liverpool Street.
Accommodation comprises:- Ornate panelled front door leads in to the:-
guest WC Window to front, ornate panelling to walls, corner mounted wall hung wash basin with a chrome mixer tap and low level WC.
Utility/boot room 10' 0" x 5' 8" (3.05m x 1.73m) Window to the front aspect, ceiling spotlights, extensive range of fitted base units and drawers, round edged work surfaces with a matching upstand, single drainer stainless steel sink with a chrome swan neck mixer tap. Limestone tiled floor and wall mounted radiator.
Steps from the entrance hall lead down to the:-
sunken reception hall 16' 3" x 13' 10" (4.95m x 4.22m) An impressive sunken reception hall with impressive ceiling heights, recessed low voltage lighting, feature arched window incorporating a panelled and glazed door to access the rear sun terrace and gardens. Ornate panelling to the walls, decorative fireplace with a brick surround, pamment hearth and with a cast iron wood burner. Fitted cupboard with internal shelving, steps rising up to the:-
kitchen/dining room 28' 0" x 16' 4" max (8.53m x 4.98m) A stunning dual aspect Kitchen/Diner with a feature bay window to side and dual aspect bi-fold doors leading directly on to the sun terrace and gardens. Recessed low voltage ceiling lights, newly fitted solid oak kitchen incorporating an extensive range of 'Shaker' fronted wall units, base units and drawers supplied by Norfolk Oak, finished with solid granite bevelled edge work surfaces and matching upstand. Inset 'Rangemaster' double butler sink with engraved drainer to both sides and a brush steel mixer tap. A range of fitted appliances comprise a 'Rangemaster' range with and extractor canopy over, full sized dishwasher, under counter wine cooler, feature central island with further fitted cabinets and drawers and incorporating a breakfast bar. Limestone floor with underfloor heating, ample space for a twelve seater table. Views looking over the Sunken Reception Hall.
Drawing room 21' 2" into bay x 20' 1" into bay (6.45m x 6.12m) A sumptuous dual aspect drawing room with feature bay windows overlooking the landscaped grounds and across the treetops to the coastline. Recessed low voltage ceiling lights, and fitted 2 amp lamp points, ornate open fireplace with a decorative brick surround and pamment tiled hearth. Fitted window seats housing the radiators, ornate panelling to all walls, stripped and stained floorboards.
Family room 15' 1" x 14' 4" (4.6m x 4.37m) Window to the front aspect, fitted cupboard, ornate panelling, recessed low voltage ceiling lights and fitted 2amp lamp points.
Study 15' 5" x 10' 3" (4.7m x 3.12m) A bright and spacious dual aspect study with windows to front and rear enjoying delightful garden views, recessed low voltage ceiling lights and ornate panelling to walls. Panelled and glazed door leads down to the service areas.
An impressive turning staircase finished with panelling rises to the first floor landing, original decorative balustrade and oak handrail. Walk-in cupboard with a window to the front, door to the:-
master suite 22' 4" into bay x 20' 1" (6.81m x 6.12m) A stunning master bedroom suite enjoying an elevated triple aspect with stunning views over the treetops of West Runton and the coastline beyond. Recessed low voltage ceiling lights and fitted 2 amp lamp points, two radiators, walk-in:-
dressing room With a window to the front aspect, fitted cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.
Master en suite bathroom 12' 0" x 11' 5" (3.66m x 3.48m) A luxurious newly fitted master en-suite enjoying a stunning dual aspect with a feature gabled window overlooking the treetops of West Runton to the coastline. Recessed low voltage ceiling lights. White contemporary suite comprising 'his and her' contemporary wash basins with a tiled work surface and cabinets underneath, low level WC, feature roll top bath with a wall mounted chrome Bristan mixer tap, walk-in oversized shower with a glass door, tiled surround and a wall mounted hand shower attachment. Chrome ladder style towel heater, wall mounted mirror and lighting.
Steps from the main landing lead up to:-
bedroom suite two 14' 9" x 14' 8" max, reducing in parts. (4.5m x 4.47m) Window to the rear aspect with delightful elevated garden views, recessed low voltage ceiling lights. Ornate cast-iron fireplace (not currently in use) with a decorative tiled hearth and wall mounted radiator. Dressing area and a fitted cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Panelled door to the:-
en-suite bathroom 9' 7" x 6' 6" (2.92m x 1.98m) Window to the side aspect, recessed low voltage ceiling lights. A white contemporary suite comprising a wall hung washbasin with a tiled splashback and a chrome mixer tap, low level WC, panelled bath with a tiled surround, chrome mixer tap and shower over, fitted glass shower screen. Wall mounted light, shaver point, mirror and a chrome ladder style towel heater.
Bedroom suite three 17' 2" x 15' 3" reducing in parts (5.23m x 4.65m) A delightful dual aspect bedroom suite with windows to two sides, one enjoying stunning views over the treetops at West Runton, recessed low voltage ceiling lights, two wall mounted radiators walk-in wardrobe with fitted radiator. Panelled door to the:-
en-suite bathroom 11' 6" x 9' 0" (3.51m x 2.74m) Window to the side aspect, recessed low voltage ceiling lights. A white contemporary suite comprising a wall hung washbasin with a tiled splashback and a chrome mixer tap, low level WC, panelled bath with a tiled surround, chrome mixer tap and shower over, fitted glass shower screen. Decorative cast iron fireplace (not currently in use) with an attractive tiled hearth. Wall mounted light, shaver point, mirror and a chrome ladder style towel heater.
The staircase continues from the half landing to the second floor.
Bedroom suite four 17' 5" x 12' 7" (5.31m x 3.84m) An impressive dual aspect bedroom suite with window to the rear aspect overlooking the landscape gardens and a Velux skylight window with stunning elevated coastal views. Recessed low voltage ceiling lights, eaves storage cupboard, radiator, fitted wardrobe, walk-in dressing area with a further fitted cupboard and radiator. Panelled door to the:-
en-suite bath and shower room 15' 10" x 10' 2" reducing to 6' 10" (4.83m x 3.1m > 2.08m) A luxurious and spacious en-suite bath and shower room with a window to the front and two Velux skylight windows to the sides enjoying stunning elevated treetop views. Recessed low voltage ceiling lights, white four piece bathroom suite comprising washbasin with a tiled surround and cabinets underneath, low level WC, panelled bath with a mid-mounted chrome mixer tap and tiled surround, separate shower with a chrome and glass enclosure, tiled surround, wall mounted chrome head shower unit and separate hand shower attachment. Chrome ladder style towel heater, ornate cast iron fireplace (not currently in use).
Bedroom five 12' 11" x 10' 3" (3.94m x 3.12m) With part restricted head height Velux skylight window to the rear aspect, recessed low voltage ceiling lights, low level eaves storage cupboards, ornate cast-iron fireplace (not currently in use).
Bedroom six 16' 5" x 11' 3" (5m x 3.43m) Gabled window to the rear aspect, recessed low voltage ceiling lights, radiator and ornate cast-iron fireplace (not currently in use).
Family bathroom serving bedrooms five and six 7' 8" x 5' 10" (2.34m x 1.78m) Window to the front aspect, low voltage ceiling lights. White contemporary suite comprising a wash hand basin with a tiled surround, chrome mixer tap and cabinet underneath, Low level WC and a panelled bath with a tiled surround, chrome mixer tap and hand shower attachment. Wall mounted light, mirror, shaver point and chrome ladder style towel heater.
Service areas A glazed and panelled door from the study leads down to the service rooms. This area incorporates a boiler room, laundry room, garden WC and a garden store. This area has a trades entrance via a panelled and glazed door leading to the side terrace and garden.
Pod/studio On the top terrace is a stunning garden pod. Built of brick with hardwood bi-folding doors, this building offers flexible space such as a study, additional accommodation or party room.
Outside Orchid Lee is approached from Sandy lane via a sweeping private shingle laid driveway, flanked by mature rhododendrons and a fine selection of mature trees and shrubs. Private double gates then lead on to a further shingle laid driveway and opens onto an extensive shingle laid hard standing with parking for several cars. At the end of the hard standing is an open double garage and to the side is the oil tank. The gardens have been carefully designed and laid out to maximise the stunning elevated treetop and coastal views, and to make the most of outside entertaining and dining. Off the rear of the house and accessed directly from the Kitchen/Breakfast Room and Reception Hall is an extensive multi-level sandstone paved entertaining terrace, flanked by mature shrub and flowering beds and featuring a raised and shaped lawn. This leads gently down to the lower garden area which is enclosed by mature shrubs, trees and panelled fencing.
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energy efficiency rating E Ref: To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys.
Directions From Holt take the A148 towards Sheringham, after approximately 7 miles turn left on to Sandy Lane and Orchid Lee will be found on the left after approximately 3/4 mile.