Location, location, location.

Situated near the North Norfolk coast, this charming brick and flint property certainly enjoys the adage – location, location, location! Formerly an estate cottage it nestles beside a brook with pasture on the opposite bank framed by mature trees. Seaside walks across the salt marsh are virtually on the door step, yet despite its quintessentially East Anglian setting, the original cottage was not designed with the enjoyment of the landscape in mind. So freed from the constraints of estate control, its new owners embarked on a sensitive restoration and extension project.

But it had its challenges! Typical of its Victorian layout and utilitarian provenance, the kitchen and scullery were very small and dark. Despite various discussions with builders, it soon became clear that until they resolved the constraints of the existing layout, merely extending the property would result in a costly disappointment.

A chance remark from a friend to re-site the kitchen within a new extension over–looking the brook, suddenly made perfect sense. Soon plans were prepared by a local architect, who in turn recommended Town and Country to put forward a design for a conservatory. And so the pieces started to fit.

Work commenced around six months later resulting in a truly beautiful home. A cozy sitting room and dining room are best suited to the more enclosed fenestration of the original cottage, whilst the spectacular new kitchen come family room take advantage of the more open fenestrated extension. And taking pride of place Town and Country’s Gothic influenced conservatory lends a sense of panorama enjoying views to die for!

Plan dimensions: 5.4m x 5.3m
Internal floor space: 25m²

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