Flixton Marsh Lane, Blundeston
Full DescriptionExceptionally positioned farmhouse occupying a truly magical location with stunning views and no near neighbours.
HISTORY The history of The Nebb goes back to 1614, when it appears as Nabb Cottages on the estate plan prepared for Sir John Wentworth when he purchased the Somerleyton Estate. It is believed the house took on many forms over the years, having been extended, adapted and re-configured throughout the centuries. Various opinions and conjectures about its history have been made with these all gathered together in the timeline document which will be available to interested parties.
The current owner has occupied the property since 1960, originally renting it from Lord Somerleyton for £1 per week before purchasing the property in the mid 1960's. Since that date the owners have made very few changes to the original structure, with the exception of sensitive restoration respecting the fabric of the building, to maintain all original and character features.
DESCRIPTION Rarely do properties of this nature and standing come onto the market. The Nebb is an exceptionally positioned traditional farmhouse (formerly two farmworkers cottages), set in glorious and unspoilt Suffolk countryside, located to the south-east of the charming village of Somerleyon.
You are welcomed into The Nebb at the western gable where you will find the kitchen/breakfast room. The traditional kitchen comprises an amount of wooden cabinets, an inset butlers sink and space for appliances. There is a pantry, storage cupboard and ample room for a farmhouse table. A door opens into an inner lobby with stairs to first floor and bathroom adjoining, before a door opens into the sitting room. This charming room has an inglenook fireplace with inset stove, a door out to the garden and a passage access to the rear extension. Here there is an additional rear lobby, scullery and second bathroom. At the eastern gable is the living room/games room with inglenook fireplace and stairs to first floor.
To the first floor are four principal bedrooms, a Suffolk landing bedroom, a narrow landing and a storage room.
The Nebb has been well maintained and restored over the years, but it would be fair to say that the property would now benefit from improvement. In particular mains electricity, central heating and modern sanitary fittings.
OUTSIDE The house is approached from the track and set behind a mature hedge almost completely hidden from view. The gardens and land are a particularly attractive feature of the property, complementing the setting of the house and providing many points of interest. The gardens that surround the house are mainly laid to lawn with well-stocked herbaceous borders, a mature fruit orchard and a south facing patio ideal for outside dining. In addition there are two useful outbuildings/stores and an area of mature woodland to the south of the plot.
There are spectacular views of the marshes and surrounding farmland in all directions. The grounds in all total to approx. 0.81acres.
LOCATION It is hard to describe this truly extraordinary position. The isolated and rural nature of the location is very rarely experienced today and is more often seen in times of old.
The Nebb occupies a superb rural position located approximately 0.5 miles along a single track with no near neighbours in proximity. Surrounding the property are arable fields, woodland and marshes with an abundance of nature, birds and wildlife to call your closest neighbours. The plot is formerly part of the neighbouring Somerleyton estate, a manorial seat which dates back as far as the 12th Century.
The small hamlet of Flixton is a collection of rural houses situated between the larger villages of Blundeston, Oulton Broad and Somerleyton. The latter having its own train station with regular trains connecting to Norwich and London Liverpool Street.
Further afield, the market town of Beccles is approximately 12 miles south west and has a wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants and other facilities. The cathedral city of Norwich is 24 miles to the north-west. It has a wide range of leisure & cultural amenities as well as shops, cafes and restaurants. Norwich also has direct train links to London Liverpool Street station and an International Airport.
SERVICES The property benefits from mains water, wall-mounted bottled gas heaters and septic tank drainage. Note: there property does not have mains electricity connected and lighting is via traditional gas fired lights.