Hawthorn House is the very last property at the end of a cul-de-sac position with private woodland on two boundaries and high fencing on the others. It is ideal for children, pets and anyone who values peace, quiet and space. The property is situated on a road of private residential and rented accommodation on the edge of the village overlooking Holkham Estate farmland and Wells to the north. It is a designated conservation area with plenty of bird and wildlife but Warham is also a working community so expect farm and works vehicles along with agricultural activity; this is the real Norfolk and not a ‘chocolate box’ idyll. You will find pheasants wandering in the garden, hear game shooting in the distance and tree surgeons at work so not a holiday cottage for those not accustomed to traditional rural life.
Warham is a genuine farming village of significant agricultural, archaeological and historical importance. Its connections with the Earls of Leicester and Holkham Estate are well documented, as is the impressive earthworks known as Warham Camp, an Iron Age hill fort built by the Norfolk Iceni, in the time of Queen Boudica. The two beautiful churches, River Stiffkey and the famous ‘Three Horse Shoes’ pub and restaurant, all contribute to Warham being an important member of the Wells group of parishes, with only a five minute drive between the two locations.
In spite of its very rural location Warham is literally a 3 minute drive from the sailing harbour of Wells-next-the-sea with its narrow gauge railway, picturesque quay and lovely mix of traditional and artisan cafés, shops and restaurants. The whole coastline, both east and west offers a collection of quays, marshes and breathtaking beaches, and whether you are relaxing on the beach in the sun (Holkham and Wells-next-the-Sea both feature award-winning beaches), crabbing at Blakeney, walking at Brancaster or birdwatching on one of the many marshes, you will be spoilt for choice. Called ’Royal Norfolk’ as this area is the country retreat for the Royal family, The Sandringham Estate, Holkham Hall and the Blickling Estate are all within easy reach, as is Pensthorpe Nature Reserve. History lovers should plan in a visit to the medieval city of Norwich or the Hanseatic old quarter of Kings Lynn, and those seeking all the traditional seaside attractions, including a Sealife Centre and a small fun fair should head to Hunstanton. With numerous walks and cycle routes available and lots of great places to eat, you really will be spoilt for choice. After heading back to Hawthorn House, leave your walking boots in the custom-built boot room, freshen up in the convenient wet room on the ground floor, and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening - maybe even sharing a toast with a new wildlife friend. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility/boot room. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with 24" Freeview TV with built in DVD player, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, (baby/toddler bath available on request).
Woodburner in living room. Economy 10 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 48" Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned gardens with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car); additional on road parking. Bike store. No smoking. NB: Step from lawn to patio.
Discover all that the Norfolk Coast has to offer from this property, located just 2 miles from Wells-next-the-Sea beach - awarded ’Best British Beach’ by The Times newspaper in 2016.