No onward chain. Dating back to 1907, and set in approximately 3 acres leading down to the River Bure, with extensive private moorings and spectacular views, this substantial and iconic Broads residence offers a traditional exterior with contemporary styled interior.

Key Features

  • Iconic riverside residence
  • Spacious and versatile accommodation
  • Approximately 3 acres
  • Private moorings
  • Former home of George Formby
  • Extensive private parking, detached double garage
  • No onward chain

About this Property

A truly iconic Broads residence that combines a distinctive yet traditional exterior with a spacious, contemporary styled interior. Set within approximately three acres of gardens and grounds leading down to the River Bure with extensive private moorings and spectacular views. Laying claim to one of the area’s most sought after addresses, this really is the perfect family home in the ultimate riverside location.

Believed to date back to 1907, the property is of brick and timber construction with timber cladding under a thatched roof and offers substantial accommodation extending to over 4,700 sq ft. The ground floor consists of a generous reception hall, an L-shaped, dual aspect living room, sitting room, games room, study, utility room, cloakroom, rear entrance hall and a simply stunning and recently remodelled open plan and double bay fronted kitchen/dining/family room.

The first floor comprises the master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, two with en-suite shower rooms and a family bathroom.

Outside the property offers extensive private parking for multiple vehicles, a detached double garage and approximately three acres of private, well stocked grounds that run down to the water’s edge, offering 190ft of quay headed frontage directly onto the River Bure, with an additional 130ft of quay heading including a boat lift leading out to the river via the mooring basin adjacent to the property.

The property is offered for sale with no onward chain and has been priced to reflect the fact that remedial works are required to the exterior of the building, but this seminal Broadland property has the scale and the scope and the situation that ensure that, with those works completed, it will be amongst the very finest that the area has to offer.


Entrance Hall: 17’2” (20’4” max) x 18’6”

Spacious reception area, bay window to front aspect, coved ceiling, wall lights, tiled floor, staircase to first floor, two radiators.

Games Room: 20’8” x 15’0”

Versatile reception room, double bay fronted, stone fireplace, coved ceiling, double doors to:

Living Room: 21’10” (25’10” into bay) x 17’5” (27’5” max)

Generous, L-shaped drawing room, dual aspect with bay window to side and large French doors to the rear leading out onto a covered seating area. A feature corner fireplace houses a gas fired burner, built in bar area, three radiators, two TV points, coved ceiling, panelled doors.

Sitting Room: 15’4” (17’0” into bay) x 14’5”

Bay window to front aspect, three door built in storage cupboards, radiator, coved ceiling, panelled door, TV and telephone points.

Study: 18’2” (20’0” into bay) x 14’4”

Bay window to rear with views out over the garden, gas fire with feature stone surround, range of fitted storage cupboards, coved ceiling, two radiators, telephone points, panelled door.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room: 34’3” (37’9” into bay) x 31’0” max

A stunning, recently re-modelled and fully refitted family hub, including an impressive kitchen with a central U-shaped island incorporating a sink unit and drainer, six ring gas hob, extractor hood, feature LED lighting and a quartz worktop complemented by a timber breakfast bar area with matching stools.

There is an extensive range of fitted units with a generous selection of built in appliances including three ovens, microwave, coffee machine, plate warming drawer, larder style fridge and freezer. A further run of storage units finished with matching quartz worktop includes a second sink and drainer.

Double bay fronted with a stable door to rear, with a window also to the front aspect, guaranteeing a light and airy feel to the room. A wood burner and three radiators, tiled flooring throughout, down lighters, feature lighting and coved ceilings. Leading off this room is a utility area with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer with further storage units.


Low level w/c, hand basin, Dyson hand dryer, tiled floor, radiator, window to front aspect.

Rear Entrance Hall: 17’2” x 10’1”

Useful secondary entrance hall with extensive range of storage units, tiled floor, down lighters, stable door and windows to front and side, radiator.



Coved ceiling, wall lights, two radiators, two eaves storage cupboards, loft access.

Master Bedroom: 16’8” plus bay x 15’1”

Box bay window to front aspect, four door and three door built in wardrobes, two radiators, TV point, dimmer light control.

En-Suite Bathroom

White suite comprising low level w/c, wash basin, panelled bath, heated towel rail, partially tiled walls, window to side, coved ceiling.

Bedroom 2: 15’0” (20’0” max) x 14’4”

Box bay window to front aspect, radiator, coved ceiling, panelled door, TV point.

En-Suite Shower Room

Low level w/c, wash basin, shower enclosure, tiled floor, partially tiled walls.

Bedroom 3: 15’2” (23’4” max) x 12’0”

Dual aspect with windows to front and rear, three door and two door built in wardrobes, fitted chest of drawers, radiator, coved ceiling, panelled door.

En-Suite Shower Room

Low level w/c, wash basin, shower enclosure, tiled floor, tiled walls, loft access.

Bedroom 4: 14’5” x 9’3” (10’8” max)

Window to rear with views down to the river, built in double wardrobe and fitted storage, radiator, panelled door.

Bedroom 5: 12’9” x 10’7”

Window to front aspect, fitted desk, double wardrobe and chest of drawers, coved ceiling, radiator, panelled doors.

Family Bathroom

Contemporary white suite comprising panelled spa bath with shower and screen, low level w/c, two wash basins, heated towel rail, wooden floor, fully tiled walls, window to rear, panelled door.


The property is approached via large double gates leading to a sweeping driveway providing extensive private parking, and in turn providing vehicular access to the rear.

There is a detached double garage with power, light and twin up and over doors under a thatched roof.
The front garden is laid to lawn, well enclosed by high, mature, well established tree and hedgerow borders. Steps lead down to a sunken garden with ornamental pond and well stocked raised beds.

The considerable rear garden is laid mainly to lawn, divided into sections by two dykes, crossed by wooden bridges and is well stocked by a variety of mature trees, shrubs and established borders.

On the eastern boundary the plot runs down to a mooring basin with approximately 130ft of quay headed moorings and a remote controlled boat lift.

The plot continues down to the River Bure itself, providing breathtaking views and an additional 190ft of private quay heading.

In total the grounds extend to approximately three acres.


Tenure: Freehold
Services: Mains electricity and gas, bore hole water, septic tank drainage
No onward chain.


Plans and drawings are not to scale and are for guidance purposes only.

Whilst it is our intention that these sales particulars offer a fair and accurate account, they are provided for guidance purposes only and do not constitute part of any offer or contract.

All measurements are approximate and we have not tested any equipment or services, and no warranty is given or implied that these are in working order.

Prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves by inspection or by further investigation via their solicitor or surveyor.

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