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A simply fabulous conversion of a Victorian schoolhouse enjoying a peaceful village location, wonderful open views across farmland, and a heated outdoor pool available from May to October. And all within a very short drive of the coast. Just perfect!

Of Norfolk flint construction, and with pale grey Georgian crittall windows, The Old School House is as pretty as a picture. Once through the entrance door of the old Boy's Porch you will soon realise that the beauty continues within. There's no worry of feeling you are back at school. Far from it! The interiors are stylishly laid back, oh so comfortable, and designed with great flair. You will find divine fabrics, warm coloured walls and an eclectic mix of antique finds and painted French style furniture throughout, which cleverly allows all the rooms to flow seamlessly into one another. Artworks, modern and not-so-modern, adorn the walls, adding interest and colour to every room, whether it's the adorable children's bedroom with its hand-painted mural or the seriously grown-up superb master suite.

With three beautiful reception rooms you are really spoilt for choice. A stunning full-height sitting room with galleried landing has sumptuous sofas to sink into along with a log burner to light on chilly days. There's also a second cosy sitting room with an open fire where you can settle down to watch TV or maybe enjoy listening to the piano in the adjoining hallway (though you do need someone who can play - and well, ideally!). Finally, a lovely light-filled vaulted wooden dining conservatory has double doors leading out into the garden - just the spot for a long lunch on warm spring or summer days. The spacious kitchen is well-equipped and runs through to a dining area - a sociable, lazy Sunday brunch springs to mind.

With an en suite double bedroom on the ground floor, three further bedrooms on the first floor (double, children's twin and super king master) and two bathrooms (one is en suite), this lovely house will appeal to families, friends and couples. Indeed anyone who enjoys peace, luxury, comfort and space. And, don't forget, a swimming pool too!

Once you arrive at The Old School House, you may very well want to stay put for your entire holiday, but should you feel the need to explore this lovely part of North Norfolk, you will find plenty of things to do to suit everyone.


Garden/Courtyard (Enclosed)BBQBed LinenCentral Heating Close to coast Close to pubDishwasherDVDFreezerGarden FurnitureHigh ChairMicrowaveTowels providedTravel Cot / CotTV Washing MachineLog Burner / Open FireSwimming PoolGround Floor Bedroom WiFiParkingNo Dogs 10 mins driving distance to coast2 mins walking distance to pub



Entrance Porch
Originally the Boy's Porch, with barn entrance door, bench seating, hooks for coats and space for boots.

Open Plan Kitchen/Diner
A super spacious room that stretches through to the Sitting Room.
The kitchen has a three door Aga (on during autumn, winter and early spring), supplemented by a single electric oven and hob, a double butler's sink, dishwasher and island unit. An archway leads through to

Utility Room
Where you will find the washing machine, a fridge/freezer, double larder cupboard, Delonghi coffee machine, integrated microwave and an additional sink.

Dining Area
A dining table with seating for eight in beautiful antique chairs runs down the length of the room to a large dresser at the end. A French antique clock and two-seater sofa. Double doors open into

Sitting Room
With a two-seater and three-seater sofa, armchair and log burner. A staircase leads to a mezzanine landing area and the Master Suite. A side doorway leads through to the rear hallway where a staircase leads to the First Floor. A door to the rear hallway leads to

Music Room
With upright piano and painted chest of drawers.

Snug/TV Room
With two sofas, armchair, open fire and widescreen Smart TV with Netflix.

A spacious wooden conservatory with flint feature wall, wooden table with seating for eight, dresser and two high chairs that convert to chairs. Two sets of double doors lead out into the garden and patio area.

Bedroom 2
With antique French bed, bedside tables, lamps, hand painted chest of drawers and wardrobe. A window overlooks the rear garden.

En Suite Shower Room
With large walk-in shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC.

With wash basin and WC.

Stairs from the Rear Hall lead to

First Floor:

Family Bathroom

Bath with shower over, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Bedroom 3
With striking wallpaper, French double bed, hand painted mirrored wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside table and lamps.

Bedroom 4
A delightful room for children with twin iron bedsteads, colourful hand painted mural, flower wall lamps, curtained wardrobe, and shelving with books and toys.

With desk and chair, armchair and large display unit. A doorway leads through to the Master Bedroom Suite.

Master Bedroom Suite
A fabulously spacious bedroom with vaulted ceiling which can be accessed from the mezzanine landing or via the Office. Super king bed, bedside tables and lamps, sofa and armchair. Dressing area with chest of drawers and fitted painted wardrobe cupboards.

En Suite Bathroom
With bath with overhead shower, vanity unit with cupboards and inset basin, wash basin, heated towel rail and WC.

There is room for three cars to park on the driveway. The garden runs to four sides of the property, is mostly laid to lawn with shrub borders. There is a patio area with table with seating for six. A heated 12m x 6m swimming pool is available from the beginning of May to the end of September.

Floor plan

The Old School House (W) holiday cottage location

Surrounding local area

Warham is a small hamlet tucked away just a mile or so inland from the coast at Wells-next-the-Sea. You wouldn't really find if you weren't looking! The village boasts views across the Stiffkey valley and towards Wighton in the south, has two churches and the remains of two large manor houses, one of which was owned by the Turner family, once major landowners who were in the end eclipsed by the Holkham Estate. There is an excellent choice of places to eat, the nearest being The Three Horseshoes pub/restaurant in Warham, a great place to head to for a refreshing pint or a hearty bite to eat. Head out of the village towards the neighbouring village of Wighton and you'll discover the Iron Age fort, Warham Camp which is probably the best-preserved hill fort in Norfolk, and another super pub, The Carpenter's Arms. Although Warham is a pretty rural village it is just a short drive to Wells-next-the-Sea, so a fantastic spot to explore the whole of the North Norfolk coast, including Wells, Holkham, Stiffkey, Morston, Blakeney and Cley-next-the-Sea. Burnham Market with its boutique shopping and great restaurants, and the popular market towns of Holt and Fakenham are only a short drive away.

Guest reviews

Absolutely stunning. What a beautiful end to the summer holidays for my daughters 9th birthday. This house is truly lovely, inside and out. It was fully equipped with everything you would need from children’s cutlery to board games for all the family to enjoy. One thing which I hadn’t noticed in the write up, it only has one television in the property. We would love to visit again. The children fully enjoyed hours and hours of fun in the heated swimming pool, thank goodness it was.... our visit was in August too. The decor, furniture and furnishings was very luxurious. The master suite was huge along with a master super king bed.

Jamie Hook, August 2018
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Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.

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