A unique opportunity to acquire a small country estate with excellent equestrian facilities. Set within 15 acres of paddocks and gardens and thought to date back to the 15th century, this impressive property is full of original and interesting features. Included is a holiday cottage and 17 stables.
SUMMARY: A wonderful opportunity to acquire a small country estate with excellent equestrian facilities situated in the pleasant West Norfolk village of Terrington St Clement. The Manor House is believed to date from the 15th Century and is set within 15 acres (sts) of gardens and paddocks. This is only the second time in its history that the house has been for sale on the open market having previously been gifted or handed down through the generations. Centrally located within the village and next to the magnificent 14th Century parish Church, the property has a lovely approach along an avenue of trees, with gardens to one side and paddocks and a large parking area to the other. The Manor House is a substantial brick built house under a slate roof, and was much enlarged in 1890 by the Bentick family who owned this house and a large Estate in the locality. The property retains many original features and has been sympathetically restored by the current owners over the years, to offer a wealth of spacious and comfortable accommodation. Outside is the original walled kitchen garden which offers an abundance of fruit and vegetables and includes two wells.
There are seven post and rail paddocks (approx. 13 acres), a 32m x 60m arena, and 17 stables.
Also included in the sale is The Granary which is currently a very successful holiday let.
SITUATION: The Manor House is situated in the pleasant West Norfolk village of Terrington St Clement approx. 7 miles west of King's Lynn. The village has a fascinating history, dating back at least to Saxon times when it was a small settlement on the Wash coast with salt making the main activity. By the end of the medieval period the small settlement which began on raised ground on the edge of the marsh had grown substantially as the drainage of the land and reclamation from the sea increased the area available for agriculture and greatly reduced the threat of flooding. The magnificent Parish Church, dedicated to St Clement (Pope Clement 1), is known as the "Cathedral of the Marshland". It is reputed to be one of the finest Perpendicular churches in England. It has a fine clerestory and grand west end with a five-light window and was built from Barnack stone transported by water from Northamptonshire. It was built in the 14th century by Edmund Gonville, Rector of Terrington, who founded Gonville Hall, now Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge University. The village enjoys an excellent range of local amenities including; new health centre, high school and junior schools, post office, supermarket, traditional hardware store, various shops, village hall, garden centre, garage, and two pubs. There is a regular bus service to the nearby market town of King's Lynn which offers a wide variety of facilities including, an extensive pedestrianised shopping centre, various educational, leisure, and cultural opportunities, and a main line rail service to Ely, Cambridge, and London Kings Cross. The beautiful and largely unspoilt North Norfolk coast is within easy reach, as is the Royal Sandringham Estate and many other attractions.
ENTRY PORCH: Attractive brick and part open timber porch with close tiled roof and quarry tiled floor.
RECEPTION HALL: 15' 3" x 15' 3" (4.65m x 4.65m) Main entry door to front, carved stone fireplace on a brick hearth, windows to front aspect featuring hand painted bird picture on stained glass, decorative arched recesses, timber floor, two radiators, moulded cornice, picture rail, staircase to first floor, trap door to cellar.
SITTING ROOM: 16' 8" x 15' 11" (5.08m x 4.85m) Windows to front aspect featuring hand painted bird picture on stained glass, feature 1930's tiled fireplace, two radiators, picture rail, glazed door and side window to conservatory, moulded cornice.
CONSERVATORY: 31' 8" x 12' 10" (9.65m x 3.91m) Overlooking the old tennis court and southern paddock and of brick and UPVC construction under a pitched roof, tiled floor, full height glazed windows and doors to side, windows to front and rear aspects, doors to drawing room and sitting room.
DRAWING ROOM: 16' 0" x 13' 1" (4.88m x 3.99m) Feature 1890's Egyptian style tiled fireplace, fitted cupboards in alcove, radiator, glazed door and side window with stained glass insert to conservatory, timber floor, radiator.
REAR HALL: Door to side garden, window to rear aspect, red and black Victorian tiled floor, radiator, storage cupboard, dado rail, access to;
BUTLERS PANTRY: 11' 9" x 6' 7" (3.58m x 2.01m) Fitted with original display and storage cupboards and drawers, red and black Victorian tiled floor, stone covered well dating back to the original house, meat hooks, window to rear aspect,
CLOAKROOM: Fitted with a suite comprising; low level WC, French antique metal wash stand, red and black Victorian tiled floor, radiator, window to rear.
DINING ROOM: 17' 1" x 16' 7" (5.21m x 5.05m) Windows to front and side aspects featuring hand painted bird picture on stained glass, feature 1950's brick fireplace, oak beams and flooring, serving hatch, two radiators.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 17' 9" x 17' 1" (5.41m x 5.21m) Fitted with a matching range of oak wall and base storage units, granite worktops incorporating a butler sink, tiled surrounds, range style cooker, flagstone flooring, radiator, windows overlooking the kitchen garden, wood burner with brick surround.
PANTRY: 8' 8" x 6' 5" (2.64m x 1.96m) Fitted shelving, composite marble floor, original meat hooks, window to rear aspect.
UTILITY ROOM: 13' 7" x 11' 8" (4.14m x 3.56m) With composite marble floor, original carved oak beams to ceiling, brick fireplace, window to front aspect, plumbing for washing machine, doors to front and rear, door to back (servants) stairs.
STUDY: 12' 6" x 9' 8" (3.81m x 2.95m) Formerly the dairy with Victorian composite marble floor, windows to front and side aspects, radiator, original carved oak beams thought to have been misappropriated by Bishop Alcock during the construction of Hampton Court.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING: Windows to rear aspect, two radiators, decorative archways, moulded cornice, access to bedrooms and bathrooms.
BEDROOM: 17' 0" x 16' 2" (5.18m x 4.93m) Window to front and side aspects with stained glass inserts, pedestal wash basin, two radiators, moulded cornice.
BEDROOM: 13' 3" x 11' 4" (4.04m x 3.45m) Windows to side and rear aspects with stained glass inserts, pedestal wash basin, radiator.
CLOAKROOM: WC, window to rear, radiator.
BATHROOM: Updated to include a white suite comprising; bath, shower enclosure with feature porthole window to rear aspect, vanity wash basin with cupboards under, radiator, inset spotlights.
BEDROOM: 13' 11" x 13' 4" (4.24m x 4.06m) Window to front aspect with stained glass inserts, walk-in wardrobe, feature fireplace, picture rail, second fitted wardrobe and shelving, two radiators.
BEDROOM: 18' 0" x 15' 2" (5.49m x 4.62m) Window to front aspect with stained glass inserts, built-in wardrobe, feature fireplace, fitted cupboard.
BATHROOM: Generous bathroom fitted with a suite comprising; bath, shower cubicle, bidet, pedestal wash basin, tiled surrounds, airing cupboard housing hot water tank, radiator, storage cupboard, window to rear.
BEDROOM: 12' 7" x 10' 11" (3.84m x 3.33m) This would have been the butler's bedroom and includes; window to front aspect with stained glass insert, Victorian cast iron fireplace, radiator, built-in wardrobe.
BEDROOM: 14' 5" x 10' 2" (4.39m x 3.1m) This room would have been the servant's bedroom and includes; window to front aspect with stained glass insert, radiator.
BEDROOM: 8' 10" x 6' 5" (2.69m x 1.96m) Currently used as a laundry room and including; window to side aspect, radiator.
OUTSIDE: The property has a lovely approach along an avenue of mature trees, with gardens to one side and paddocks to the other. The driveway continues past the stable yard and garages and sweeps round to the front of the house. Here you will find an extensive area of lawns bounded by shrubberies and rose borders, grand island borders with mature plantings of perennials, shrubs, and conifers. A yew hedge screens the drive and mature specimen trees including Oaks, Copper Beech, and Blue Cedar abound. To the rear of the property is an extensive walled Kitchen Garden which includes an orchard of fruit trees and an abundance of vegetables. There is also a greenhouse, and two wells. Along with the paddocks and stables, there are various outbuildings and three garages to the front.
THE GRANARY: Fitted with bespoke Everest double glazed windows and doors throughout. Currently used as a very successful holiday let.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 17' 5" x 17' 9 max" (5.31m x 5.41m) Main entry door to front, fitted with a range of matching wall and base units and work tops incorporating a sink unit, space for cooker, extractor hood, radiator, window to rear aspect, door to garden.
SITTING ROOM: 17' 1" x 9' 10" (5.21m x 3m) Could be used as a second bedroom if required and including; Window to front aspect, built-in cupboards, radiator, phone point.
BEDROOM: 10' 2" x 8' 6" (3.1m x 2.59m) Window to front aspect, radiator.
BATHROOM: Fitted with a suite comprising; bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, tiled surrounds, radiator, window to rear.
UTILITY/REAR LOBBY: 17' 0" x 7' 10" (5.18m x 2.39m) External front and rear entrance doors provide access to the utility/rear lobby area which comprises; window to rear aspect, butler sink, plumbing for two washing machines, stairs to first floor.
GAMES ROOM: 36' 9" x 17' 0" (11.2m x 5.18m) Offering huge potential and currently used as a games/hobby room. Windows to front and rear aspects, three radiators, exposed timbers.
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES: The Manor House has excellent equestrian facilities set to a professional standard. There are seven paddocks in total covering approx. 13 acres all post and railed and with water supply. All 5 bar gates are 12ft wide allowing access for machinery. A secure metal gate affords access to a courtyard comprised of twelve stables with shoeing bay and washroom with heat lamps. There are a further five stables, various outbuildings and a large wood store. Adjoining the courtyard is an area of hard standing providing plenty of parking for at least six horseboxes. There is also a muck pit (27' x 17').
Church Paddocks: (0.45 acres) sts
Flanking the drive with iron railings and walled to the churchyard. Mature hedging to road frontage, dyke and electric fencing.
East Paddocks: (9.14 acres) sts
Comprising of three fields situated to the rear of the house and gardens.
NB. There are two public footpaths from the church each to Benn's Lane. They run between the paddocks so do not interfere.
South Paddocks: (3.43 acres) sts
Extending from the house around the South side to the principal gardens and including a Derby bank and ditch to help school young show jumpers. Mature hedgerows and trees provide ample screening along the frontage to Churchgateway.
32m x 60m with equestrian sand. Gate to south paddock.
Stable 1: (12'8" x 9'9")
Stable 2: (17'5" x 12'10")
Stable 3: (12'9" x 12'7")
Stable 4: (12'9" x 10'8")
Stable 5: (12'9" x 10'3")
Stable 6: (12'9" x 10'8")
Stable 7: (13'4" x 9'5")
Stable 8: (12'8" x 11'5")
Stable 9: (12'8" x 11'7")
Stable 10: (12'3" x 11'0")
Stable 11: (15'6" x 12'10")
Stable 12: (19'7" x 12'8")
Church Paddock Stables:
Stable 13: (12'6" x 10'2")
Stable 14: (16'8" x 9'10")
Stable 15: (12'11" x 9'2")
Stable 16: (12'1" x 7'8")
Stable 17: (11'5" x 8'9")
Hay Store: (24'0" x 13'6")
Feed Room: (13'9" x 12'1")
Shoeing Bay: (17'4" x 14'4")
Wood Barn: (11'6" x 8'1")
Store Room: (11'8" x 8'2")
Wood Store: (23'0 x 14'11")
Tractor Shed: (16'1" x 12'4")
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