Holland House, Chequers Street, Docking, King's Lynn, Norfolk

For Sale - Offers in Region of £900,000

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Property Description

The Property

Holland House is a beautiful Grade II listed early Georgian Town House, extending to over 4,000 sq ft, situated in the centre of Docking, yet boasting a generous 1/3 acre plot (sts).  The main house dates back to the 1720's and is packed with period features.  With six bedrooms, five bathrooms, four reception rooms, two kitchens and a games room there is no shortage of accommodation.  Outside there is a detached, one-bedroom, barn annexe; a generous off-street parking area and large manicured garden with a studio / summer house and vegetable patch.

Currently Holland House is divided in two.  The main part of the house is a five bedroom holiday let, with the addition of the one bedroom barn annexe outside as further holiday accommodation. Separated by locked doors and independent entrances, is the generous owner's accommodation with a large country kitchen, sitting room, dining room and large en suite bedroom. 

Guest Accommodation:  Downstairs - Large dining room with wood burning stove, Kitchen, Sitting Room, Downstairs Loo and Basement Games Room.  First Floor - Three double bedrooms (one en suite), one shower room, one bathroom.  Second Floor - Two double bedrooms, one bathroom.

Owner's Accommodation: Downstairs - Large country Kitchen / Diner with 4-oven AGA, Pantry, Utility Room, Sitting Room with open fire, Formal Dining Room.  First Floor - Double Bedroom, Large en suite with bath and separate shower, Store/Dressing Room with window.

It is also worth noting that accessed from the very top floor of the property is a very large boarded attic space measuring approximately 42 foot by 15 feet, currently used as storage space.

Barn Annexe: Studio style accommodation with Open Plan Living / Dining / Bedroom, separate Kitchen area and fully tiled Wet Room with shower.

The property offers so much flexibility.  It could carry on as a lifestyle business, generating a healthy income, or, it could be reunited as a single dwelling and make a beautiful family home.  Equally, it could work brilliantly as a second or main home for multi-generational families with cleverly segregated, yet united, spaces that mean everyone has their own privacy whilst being together as a family unit.  The options are really only limited by imagination.

The house itself is woven in to the history of Docking.  Originally the Dower House to Docking Hall, it has also functioned as village meeting place, B&B and most recently Holiday accommodation.  

Outside

The hidden aspect to Holland House is the outside space.  The plot extends to around 1/3 of an acre (sts) and is not overlooked, whilst being centrally located in the village and walking distance to all the amenities.

Approached from the road there is a driveway leading back from the side of the building to a large gravelled parking area.  

There is a large garden to the rear with mature planting, hedging and lawn.  The garden really is a tranquil, quiet spot, not overlooked, with various seating areas dotted throughout and an outside dining area.  There is a detached studio / summer house with water, electricity and WiFi which is currently used as an artists studio.

Tucked away behind the parking area is a flourishing vegetable patch and green houses.  There is even space to keep a few chickens.

Holiday Let Opportunity

Income July 18 - July 19 : £54,930

Occupancy - 32 weeks

Sleeping - Up to 12 in 5 bedrooms + 1 bedroom annexe

Holland House is currently a very successful holiday let.  The flexibility of the accommodation with the one bedroom annexe means that the property can be let all together or separately.

It is currently advertised by both Norfolk Hideaways and Sowerbys Holiday Cottages and is manged by the owners who live in the separate owners accommodation in the main house.  

Previously the house was run as a Bed & Breakfast and the figures stated are for the first full year of trading as a holiday let.  It should also be noted that the owners close the property for 8 weeks each year, so there is scope to improve on the occupancy figures stated.

Holland House is the perfect place to celebrate special events with extended friends and family and is ideally situated close to the coast.  This is clear from its success in its first year.  

The Location

Holland House is perfectly situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Docking, in the north western corner of Norfolk also noted as being one of the highest points in the county. You wont be short of amenities in Docking, with a small supermarket (and Post Office), a pub, fish and chip shop, village playing field, primary school, doctors surgery and much more, including a Farmers Market.

The property is ideally located for easy access to the outstanding coast line of North Norfolk, with beautiful Brancaster Beach just 4 miles away and Burnham Market with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants is just 5 minutes away.

Kings Lynn lies just 10 miles away with a mainline train station (Direct trains to London Kings Cross 1hr 49 and Cambridge 53 minutes), large supermarkets, a hospital and road links to the North and Midlands.

Other Information

Utilities:  Mains Electricity, Water & Drains

Central Heating: Main House & owner's accommodation is oil fired central heating.  The Barn Annexe has LPG central heating.

EPC Exempt (Grade II Listed)

Council Tax: Kings Lynn & West Norfolk District Council - Band C

The property could be eligible as for small business rate relief as a furnished holiday let (check with council)

Viewings:  Strictly by appointment only with Big Skies Estates.

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