Hunters Halt, Lessingham

Offers in Excess of £200,000

In Summary

Status: Completed
Location: Lessingham, North Norfolk

Property Type:

Character Cottage
1 Bedrooms
1 Reception Rooms
1 Bathrooms


One bedroom cottage • No onward chain • Living room with inglenook fireplace • Fitted kitchen • First floor bedroom with vaulted ceiling • Ground floor bathroom • Delightful gardens • Countryside views towards the Norfolk coast

The perfect Norfolk hideaway

If you’re searching for a delightful North Norfolk retreat, this charming one-bedroom character cottage in the sought-after village of Lessingham could be the perfect property for you.

Dating back to 1790 and with views from the rear garden towards Happisburgh Lighthouse and the North Norfolk Coast beyond, Hunters Halt offers a wonderful escape from the stresses of everyday life and is, in our opinion, the perfect Norfolk hideaway.

Nestling comfortably in a row of individual period properties at the centre of this picturesque North Norfolk village, Hunters Halt is set back from the roadway behind a low brick wall topped with traditionally styled metal railings and a matching garden gate, with parking for one vehicle directly in front of the property.

The compact front garden is low-maintenance, shingled with lightly-planted borders, and a pathway leading to the timber entrance door which in turn gives direct access into the living room at the front of the property. This is a warm and welcoming space, with sunlight streaming through the large double-glazed window, an inglenook fireplace with a woodburner, and a timber door concealing the traditional staircase which leads up to the first floor bedroom, with its vaulted ceilings, exposed roof trusses, and low-level windows which are typical of a character cottage of this style.

This is a home filled with history, and whilst the living room, bedroom and a ground floor bathroom comprise the original 18th Century accommodation, a comparatively recent extension to the rear of the property houses the comfortably-equipped kitchen, and leads to the private and sheltered rear garden, which has been landscaped to provide a cosy patio directly to the rear of the property, and a generous lawned area with well-stocked beds and mature trees and shrubs.

At the very end of the garden, a low fence gives views across farmland towards the North Norfolk coast, with the distinctive red and white stripes of Happisburgh Lighthouse on the horizon.

For walkers, Lessingham is only one mile from the wide skies and sandy beaches of the Norfolk coast, with Sea Palling approximately three miles by car. The village is home to a traditional pub and village hall, with the highly-regarded Ingham Swan restaurant just one and a half miles away in the neighbouring village of Ingham.

A ten-minute drive will bring you to the market town of Stalham, with access to the Norfolk Broads and a range of independent local stores and a supermarket. The Norfolk Broads capital of Wroxham is approximately twelve miles from the property, with the City of Norwich only five miles further south.

And while all of these amenities are in close proximity, what will attract most buyers to Hunters Halt is the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of a busy lifestyle, and to enjoy the relaxation which this blend of country and coastal living has to offer.

This property is sure to prove popular, and early viewing is highly recommended.

Inside the property

On the Ground Floor

Living Room

4.48m x 3.99m

Entrance door to front of property, sealed unit double glazed window to front aspect. Smooth plastered beamed ceiling, inglenook fireplace incorporating wood burning stove onto pamment tiled hearth with oak beam over. Fitted carpets, electric storage heater, door to timber staircase leading to first floor. Opening to:

Inner Hallway

Smooth plastered beamed ceiling, tiled floor, fitted storage cupboard, doors to:


Smooth plastered beamed ceiling, UPVC obscure glazed window to rear aspect, pedestal washbasin, panel bath with glass shower screen and electric shower over, W.C., wall-mounted electric heater, tiled floor, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.


2.53m x 3.72m

Smooth plastered beamed ceiling, UPVC double glazed windows to side and rear aspects, exterior door to rear aspect. Range of fitted wall and base units with laminate worktops over incorporating 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, space for freestanding electric cooker, space for undercounter fridge and freezer, plumbing for washing machine, tiled floor.

On the First Floor


4.24m x 4.25m

Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. Two cottage-style UPVC double glazed windows to front aspect. Exposed brick chimney breast with with storage alcove to side incorporating hanging rail, fitted carpets.

Outside the property

To the front of the property.

The cottage is set back from the roadway with a small, low-maintenance front garden enclosed by a low brick wall with traditionally styled metal railings and a matching gate. The front garden is predominantly shingled, with lightly-planted borders.

To the rear of the property.

The rear garden is terraced, with a paved patio area directly accessible from the kitchen, with a wood store to the side of the property. A brick pathway leads up to the main part of the garden, predominantly laid to lawn with a range of mature trees and shrubs. To the rear of the garden, a further raised bank offers views across adjoining fields towards Happisburgh Lighthouse.

Tenure: Freehold     Council Tax Rating: A

Services Connected: Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage.

Agent’s Note: We are advised that Hunters Halt benefits from a right of way across the rear garden of the adjoining property for the purposes of removing garden waste and  maintaining the private drainage system.

Disclaimer: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only. Potential buyers are advised to recheck measurements before committing to any expense. We have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures or services and it is in the buyers interest to check the working condition of any appliances. A buyer should ensure that their legal representative confirms as soon as possible all matters relating to title including the extent and boundaries of the property and other important matters before exchange of contracts.

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