The Old School House in Matlaske
Part of a Victorian former School House, this lovely building is full of character and history. Situated in unspoilt countryside, you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life relax in the garden, enjoy walks and cycling from the door.
Since closure as a school in the 1960's, the house has undergone careful renovation to make it a spacious, contemporary but comfortable home with many original features retained. High ceilings, an original arts & crafts fireplace, exposed beams, and perhaps the highlight, stone doorsteps that show the wear of many children's feet over the years.
Sorry, no pets and strictly no smoking.
A former classroom is now the main living area, with double-height windows giving an airy and bright feel to the room, comfy seating around the fire, a large dining table with places for six, and an upright piano for anything from chopsticks to Chopin. The kitchen has a built-in electric oven, electric hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine. The spacious master bedroom with en-suite shower room is on the ground floor, plus a double bedroom, twin bedroom and family bathroom upstairs. There is also a cloakroom with washbasin and WC downstairs.
Outside, the main garden consists of a lawn, patio and a south-facing sheltered alfresco dining area and BBQ. To the front there is a small west-facing lawned terrace, a super place to watch the evening sun go down. There is also a further graveled area with bicycle rack. The entire garden is enclosed with lockable gates.
Matlaske is a typical small Norfolk village with properties dotted about here and there. It is unspoilt with walks and cycling from the door. A short walk away the ancient Saxon church, purported to be over a thousand years old. Wildlife is abundant in the fields, with deer, hares, owls and other birds of prey are all frequent visitors. Pub with restaurant 2 miles, with many excellent quality further pubs and restaurants in easy reach. There is a community village shop in Itteringham, approximately 2.5 miles. The Georgian town of Holt is a short drive away, with independent shops, galleries. boutiques, supermarket, pubs and restaurants. There are beaches at Sheringham and Cromer, with the wide expanses of sand and dunes at Holkham and Wells a little further. Boat trips to see the seals from Blakeney Quay are available, or enjoy crabbing from the Quay. There is so much to do in the area, please ask us about your particular interest.
Baconsthorpe (2 miles away)
Itteringham (3 miles away)
Hanworth (3 miles away)
West Beckham (3 miles away)
£144 - £214 per day
£899 - £1499 per week