Take a look inside Margaretta House - on sale for £1.65m
PUBLISHED: 16:06 11 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:11 11 November 2016
Surrounded by 43 acres of its own land, with two cottages, a swimming pool and equestrian facilities, beautiful Margaretta House near King’s Lynn is set in its own magical corner of Norfolk - and is on the market for £1,650,000.
Strolling up the beautiful tree-lined driveway to Margaretta House, with the sun streaming through the trees, lighting up the reds, yellows and golds of the leaves, is rather like walking through the past.
Here, in this tranquil corner of Norfolk, just a couple of miles from King’s Lynn, the exquisite, six-bedroom house nestles in land which has barely changed over the centuries. Currently owned by Neil and Treza Jordan, and on the market with Jackson-Stops and Staff at a guide price of £1,650,000, the Clenchwarton property comes with a separate coach house and lodge house, each with three bedrooms and generous living space.
It also has an outdoor heated swimming pool, a superb new stable block, together with attractive iron-work estate fenced paddocks and a ménage, and even a camping pod out in its woodland.
The current house on the site dates back to 1820 and is an impressive Georgian country residence, which has been beautifully and sympathetically renovated by the couple. It is entered via a central reception hall, which is especially spacious and immediately exudes understated elegance through its limestone flooring and beautiful staircase, which sweeps up past a great picture window to a long galleried landing. All the main reception rooms on the ground floor embody an incredible sense of space and light, with high ceilings, enormous windows and very generous proportions.
There is room to entertain, relax and simply soak up the glorious views. At the heart of the house is a fabulous family area, created by Neil and Treza when they removed a wall between the kitchen and an adjacent room. They found an old fireplace behind plasterboard in here, had a log-burner fitted and created a sitting room area.
The large kitchen dining room has been decorated in a stylish grey and features a four-oven, oil-fired Aga, together with a central island unit, granite work surfaces and Smeg integrated appliances; a row of original servants’ bells can still be seen above the kitchen door.
Arranged symmetrically either side of the front door are the formal Georgian reception rooms, both with working fireplaces, high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling sash windows with original wooden shutters. One gives on to a conservatory, which looks out across the lawn and down towards the woodland.
Six bedrooms and three bathrooms can be found on the first floor of Margaretta House: one of these is the beautiful master bedroom, which again takes in fabulous far-reaching views. This has been exquisitely decorated, featuring a beautiful wallpaper from Miss Print. It leads through into a truly spacious en suite bathroom, with a free-standing, nickel bath bought by Neil and Treza in India. Beyond the bathroom is a dressing room.
Two children’s bedrooms, one of which features an exciting wall of three built-in “pod” beds, share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Also on this level is a recently refitted family bathroom and a guest area, where a bedroom or sitting room has its own kitchenette. Here there is also access to the loft which (subject to the relevant planning permission) could hold scope for conversion.
The couple are currently rebuilding the pool room and the grounds are in a constant state of evolution. A large pond was recently dug out and is now home to all sorts of wildlife and the recently installed camping pod has given the children hours of enjoyment.
Margaretta House has certainly brought great joy to the Jordans and no doubt it will continue to excite and enthral others who will live here too, well into the future.
• Margaretta House is being marketed by Jackson-Stops and Staff at a guide price of £1,650,000. For more information call 01328 801333