Honeysuckle Cottage, Great Yard, The Street, Saxthorpe

For Sale - Guide Price £450,000

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Property Description

The Property

"Honeysuckle Cottage" is a charming three-bedroom cottage with a double fronted brick & flint façade, it is the quintessential period Norfolk cottage, both inside and out. The cottage is situated in the idyllic Norfolk village of Saxthorpe and offers 1/3 of an acre garden which presents an opportunity to the successful purchaser to create a truly unique space.

The cottage was built in the late 1700s, originally built as two properties, has since been converted to create one larger residence. As a result, the cottage now offers flexible accommodation across two floors, including two reception rooms, a kitchen, an office/studio, three bedrooms and one large family bathroom. There are two outbuildings, one of which houses the oil tank, and the other is vacant.

As you enter the cottage you step into the dining room, featuring traditional Norfolk pamment tile flooring, exposed beams, timbers, and one large window to the front of the property. There is a wooden latch door leading to the kitchen and one to the traditional Norfolk winder staircase.

The sitting room is adjacent to the dining room and the two rooms are uniquely partitioned by vertical exposed timbers along with exposed beams and an open fire, which adds to the abundance of character throughout the cottage. There is another window to the front, allowing the natural light to flood the room.

Continuing through the sitting room, you enter a versatile room currently being used as an office/studio, there is an original bread oven, fire, and open fire. Through this room, you can access the rear of the property.

Upstairs there is a centralised landing with exposed beams and timbers. The principal bedroom is one of the most impressive rooms of the house, with a stunning vaulted ceiling, exposed beams & timbers, a feature fireplace, and a window to the front.

Bedroom two is equally as impressive with a further feature fireplace, a built-in wardrobe, exposed timbers & beams and a window to the front of the cottage.

Bedroom three is accessed via bedroom one, there is room for a single bed and features exposed beams and a window looking out to the rear aspect.

The family bathroom consists of a bath, wash hand basin, and loo. Built-in cupboards offer excellent storage space, along with a window looking out to the rear.


To the front of the cottage is a gravel path leading to the front door with a lawned area to each side of the pathway. There are flower beds on all borders of the front garden with mature shrubs and plants, all organically grown.

At the rear of the property, there are two outbuildings, one of which houses the oil tank to keep it out of sight and the other one is vacant at present and could lend itself to a variety of uses.

To the side of the row of cottages, you have two car parking spaces.

Just past the spaces is a small pathway leading to your private garden with is 1/3 of an acre (stms). The garden has been left as a completely organic space, welcoming wild flora & forna, insects and butterflies. It is very much a blank canvas to create a unique space to the successful purchaser. 

Holiday Let Opportunity

Potential Holiday Let Income: c. £22,000

Holiday Let Occupancy: c. 30 weeks

Sleeping 4 in 3 Bedrooms

Beautiful period cottages always attract attention from visitors to North Norfolk and Honeysuckle has charm in abundance.  The village of Saxthorpe is ideally located close to Blickling Hall and the Georgian market town of Holt and still within easy striking distance of the famous North Norfolk coastline.

Honeysuckle Cottage is not currently a holiday let so the figures quoted here are indicative only.  For more information on holiday letting, just call one of the team at Big Skies for a chat.

The Location

Saxthorpe is traditional Norfolk village that is conveniently located between the two historic markets towns of Holt and Aylsham, whilst being only a short 20-minute drive away from Sheringham and Weybourne on the North Norfolk coastline. 

The village of Corpusty is the sister village to Saxthorpe and is situated just over the river bure, it can be accessed via a road bridge or the pathway behind the mill. The neighbouring village provides a village shop, primary school, art gallery and The Duke's Head pub.

The Georgian market town of Holt offers a fantastic selection of quality independent retailers, boutiques, high street names and interesting antique shops in the centre of town, alongside the famous Bakers & Larners department store with its fabulous food court, excellent butchers, bakers, fishmongers and a host of cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. There is even a steam railway line, with trains to Sheringham daily. 

Located less then five miles away is the National Trust's Blickling Hall and historic park which provides a whole variety of activities, just visit the National Trust website to find out more. 

Other Information

Tenure: Freehold

Services: Mains Electricity and Drains. Oil Central Heating.

Windows: Single Glazed throughout


Council Tax: North Norfolk District Council Band C

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Big Skies Estates

Agents Note: 1. Whilst these particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair description of the property, these do not form any part of any offer or contract nor may they be regarded as statements of representation of fact. 2. Big Skies Estates have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. All measurements or distances given are approximate only. 3. Where a property is promoted as suitable for holiday letting, such use is conditional on the legal due diligence to be undertaken by the buyer’s conveyancer to ensure the property can be used for holiday letting. Big Skies Estates does not examine the legal title or any restrictions on the property. 4. No person in the employment of Big Skies Estates has the authority to make or give representation or warranty in respect of this property. Any interested parties must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of any information given.

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