From the moment you step beyond the Laurel hedgerow and glimpse the stunning frontage of Willow Mere, you will be instantly captivated by the picturesque charm this historic home boasts in addition to the perfectly landscaped cottage gardens. Dating back to the 16th Century, this delightful home boasts all the charm and quirks you could possibly hope for, from scorched taper marked beams to grand Inglenook fireplaces and vaulted ceilings, the centuries of history are bountiful throughout the property. As you step through the delightful arbour over the threshold into a welcoming entrance hall, the continued abundance of character is immediately evident in addition to the wealth of natural light which streams through this home. The kitchen is in contrast a very modern space, fitted with a range of Mulberry contemporary gloss cabinets and several integral appliances, the island unit is the perfect place to dine and socialise. The bay fronted window offers enviable views out to the private front garden, beautifully well stocked with an array of typically quaint plants and shrubs within the tiered beds and borders. The utility room and ground floor cloakroom lead to the rear of the entrance hall, an essential area for a country home. The dining room is the next room leading from the entrance hall, whilst eluding quite a snug and cosy feel, the grand Inglenook fireplace fights for attention from the utterly charming box bay window which is complete with built-in window seat so you can simply relax and enjoy the rear aspect garden views out to the Rose garden beyond the quaint water pump. Leading to the rear of the property to the sitting room, the panoramic rear garden views pour through the French doors in the bay boasting a beautiful flow out to the terrace and gardens beyond whilst also boasting yet another imposing Inglenook fireplace which is perfectly complimented by the silvered exposed beams. The study leads from here, again offering more enviable box bay window views whilst also offering versatile family space.

The first floor accommodation boasts two flights of stairs to the north and south aspects of the house. Rising from the north flight of stairs, bedroom three leads immediately to your right through a quirky low doorway. Boasting a stunning vaulted ceiling and striking exposed timber framework, the period leaded window contrasts beautifully next to the charming little wooden mullion windows, typical of the secret quirks this home offers. The first floor family bath and shower room leads from the landing, another vaulted room with stunning silvered beams and fitted with a modern bath and shower unit. Bedroom four leads from the north landing, smallest of the four bedrooms yet still offering an abundance of character and a pleasant flow through to bedroom two. Equally accessed from the southern landing, bedroom two is a lovely double sized room which is beautifully framed by more of those quaint cottage windows where the natural light pours through to highlight the period fireplace. Leading across the southern landing to perhaps our most favourite room of the house, the master suite. Boasting a stunning south facing balcony, the far reaching valley views beyond the acre of landscaped gardens shine through the French doors presenting an enviable aspect to enjoy throughout the seasons from the early morning to a starry midnight. Showcasing more of the historic timber structure of this historical home through the vaulted beams, this enviable room is bound to finish your internal tour with absolute delight.

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The landscaped acre of gardens are bound to leave you speechless. Evoking a magical, storybook like feel, hours of touring the gardens will likely still prove not enough to fully absorb the sheer wealth of stunning features. The tiered cottage style garden to the eastern aspect is bountiful in wide array of quaint flowering plants, beautifully landscaped to compliment the historical yet charming frontage Willow Mere boasts. York stone walkways lead beneath the established arched trellis's creating an enchanted, secret garden feeling as you make your way round to the paved terrace to the southern aspect. Featuring beautiful timber pergolas, entwined with established varieties of Wisteria, the terrace leads to the Westen aspect where you will find the Rose garden. Again, plentiful beds and borders in this area present a stunning backdrop to this beautiful home where the Roses are lovingly tended to next to the established herb garden, an idyllic place to escape the morning sun.

Stretching down to the main garden, the carpet like grass rolls endlessly before you, thoughtfully scattered with a beautiful array of Evergreen and Blossom trees. Edged with well established borders, which again are plentiful with an endless array of plants and shrubs, a stream to your left defines the garden boundary whilst edged with almost two hundred Iris's, a stunning scene of a sea of vibrant purple whilst flowering in May. The vegetable garden resides to the eastern side beyond one of the two greenhouses, well stocked with a wide variety of Vegetables and Fruit trees, an essential feature to any Country garden. Leading past the sweeping Willow trees, Birch trees and natural pond where the Water Lilys flourish, the view opens out beyond the stream to open rolling fields where Cows are out to pasture. The stream otherwise known as 'The Driftway' filters through to the River Waveney, a haven for beautiful wildlife, where Owls are often spotted passing silently overhead to the Swans with their Signets.

Franks Thoughts...

A truly spellbinding home, spoilt with charm and character set within the most stunning gardens you will likely ever see.
Viewing is simply essential.

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Low Road, Wortwell, Harleston IP20 0HJ, UK

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While we endeavour to maintain accurate photographs, floor plans, and descriptions, these are intended as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection. Fixtures and fittings are to be agreed with the seller. Total floorplan measurements have been rounded for ease and distances are also provided as an approximate. The services, systems and appliances listed within our specifications have not been tested by us and therefore provide no guarantee to their operating ability or efficiency.