Church Road, Hilgay

£400,000 OIRO
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Property Summary

THE VILLAGE OF HILGAY is located on the east side of the A.10 about 4 miles south of Downham Market. Amenities within the village include a general store/butcher, public house and a C of E Primary Academy school. The River Whissey, with its wide range of leisure facilities, flows along the northern edge of the village. There is a wide range of amenities in Downham Market which also has a rail link to King's Lynn, Ely, Cambridge and London.

THE FORMER RECTORY is an attractive, individually-designed detached house dating from circa 1980. It occupies an elevated site of about 1/3rd of an acre (as shown within the boundaries edged red on the identification plan) overlooking Hill Green at the junction of Church Road with East End.

THE ACCOMMODATION is as follows (N.B. All dimensions are approximate) :-


Entrance Lobby: 7' 10" x 4' 10" (2.39m x 1.49m), excluding built-in cloaks closet with sliding doors and cupboard over. uPVC entrance door with obscured double glazed top panel and matching uPVC obscured double glazed window alongside. Tiled floor. Radiator. Glazed panelled door to Entrance Hall. Door to:-

Study: 14' x 14' (4.26m x 4.26m). uPVC double glazed windows with north-east and north-west aspects. Pine boarded ceiling. Two twin radiators. Fluorescent strip ceiling light. Telephone point.

Entrance Hall: 9' 5" x 7' (2.88m x 215m). Coved ceiling. Radiator. Understairs storage cupboard. Telephone point.

Cloakroom/Shower Room: 7' 11" x 7' 1" (2.43m x 2.17m), including built-in cupboard housing "Potterton" oil-fired boiler serving central heating and hot water. uPVC obscured double glazed window. Walls tiled. Shower cubicle with "Mira Excel" shower. Corner hand-basin. Close-coupled w.c.

Lounge: 21' 10" x 14' 6" (6.67m x 4.43m). uPVC double glazed windows with south-east and south-west aspects. Coved ceiling. Brick fireplace with wood-burner. Two twin radiators. Built-in bookshelves to one side of chimney breast. Television point. uPVC double glazed doors to garden. Double doors to:-

Dining Room: 13' 8" x 10' 9" (4.16m x 3.28m). Two uPVC double glazed windows with south-east aspect. Coved ceiling. Radiator. Door to:-

Kitchen: 13' 7" x 10' 10" (4.14m x 3.30m). uPVC double glazed oriel window with front aspect. Coved ceiling. Walls part tiled. Worktops with inset one-and-a-quarter bowl stainless-steel sink and with drawers, cupboards and wine rack under. Matching wall-mounted cupboards. "Belling" three-speed extractor/light. Radiator. Fluorescent strip ceiling light. Walk-in Pantry with uPVC obscured double glazed window, electric light and fitted shelves.

Utility Room: 11' x 7' 5" (3.37m x 2.26m). uPVC double glazed window with front aspect. Deep white glazed sink. Worktops. Fitted cupboards. Radiator. Plumbing for washing machine. Fluorescent strip ceiling light. Top glazed door to:

Rear Entrance Porch


Landing: uPVC double glazed window with front aspect. Coved ceiling. Built-in cupboard with slatted shelves. Radiator.

Bedroom 1: 13' 8" x 10' 9" min (4.16m x 3.27m min), excluding door recess and built-in double wardrobe with cupboard over. Two uPVC double glazed windows with rear garden aspect. Twin radiator. Telephone point. TV point. Trap-door with sliding aluminium ladder giving access to roof-void with electric light.

Bedroom 2: 12' 2" min x 11' 1" min (3.72m min x 3.38min), excluding door recess and two double built-in wardrobes with cupboards over. uPVC double glazed windows with south-east and south-west aspects. Coved ceiling. Pedestal hand-basin with tiled splashback, mirror and strip light/shaver socket over. Radiator.

Bedroom 3: 14' 4" x 8' 1" (4.38m x 2.46m), excluding built-in double wardrobe with cupboard over. uPVC double glazed window with rear garden aspect. Coved ceiling. Radiator.

Bedroom 4: 10' 6" x 8' 7" (3.22m x 2.62m), excluding built-in double wardrobe with cupboard over. uPVC double glazed window with front aspect. Coved ceiling. Radiator.

Bathroom: 7' 1" x 5' 11" (2.16m x 1.82m), excluding built-in airing cupboard with slatted linen shelves and lagged hot water cylinder fitted with immersion heater. uPVC obscured double glazed window. Walls part tiled. Panelled bath with folding glazed shower screen and "Redring" shower over. Pedestal hand-basin with mirror and strip light/shaver socket over. Heated chrome towel rail/radiator. Extractor fan.

Separate W.C.: 5' 7" x 3' 1" (1.71m x 0.96m). uPVC obscured double glazed window. Corner hand-basin. Close-coupled w.c.


Semi-detached Brick Garage: 18' 3" x 10' 6" (5.57m x 3.20m). Up-and-over door. Electric light and power. Pedestrian door to:-

Rear Entrance Porch with Fuel/Utility Store off.

Fuel-oil Storage Tank


The house occupies an extensive elevated site with an area of about 1/3rd of an acre comprising:-

Front Garden with tarmacadam entrance drive and turning area flanked by lawns with flower borders and ornamental shrubs. Security lighting. Pedestrian gate to:-

Enclosed Rear Garden with paved patio, extensive lawns, flower borders, ornamental shrubs and trees, fruit trees. Security lighting.


It is understood that all mains services except gas are either connected, or are available for connection to the property.


The property is freehold and vacant possession will be given on completion of sale.


Viewing is only by prior arrangement through this Agency.

From Downham Market, take the A.10 southbound towards Ely, continue past turns to Ryston, Denver, Fordham and West Dereham, cross over the River then take the next exit, signed "Hilgay". Continue along Bridge Street, cross over the River Whissey, then turn left into East End. Follow the road round into Church Road and this property is on the left overlooking Hill Green.


The sale of the vacant possession freehold of the property described in these particulars will be subject, inter alia, to the following conditions:-


The approval of the purchase price by The Ely Diocesan Board of Finance.

Subsequent to completion of purchase the property shall not be known as nor designated 'The Rectory', 'The Vicarage', 'The Parsonage', 'The Old Rectory', 'The Old Vicarage', 'The Old Parsonage' nor by any similar name which might imply that it is, or was once, the residence of the Rector of Hilgay.

The property shall be used for private residential purposes in single family occupation only and nothing shall be done, suffered or permitted on the property which is, or may become, a nuisance annoyance or disturbance to the occupiers of the Vendor's adjoining property or to the Minister for the time being conducting or the congregation attending divine service or other functions in the nearby All Saints' church or the churchyard surrounding the same.

No part of the property nor any existing or future building thereon or on any part thereof shall at any time be used as or for a place of amusement, hotel, tavern, inn or public house nor shall any spirituous or fermented liquors at any time be sold in or upon the property or any part thereof.

Only one dwelling unit (including the existing dwelling) shall be permitted to be erected, constructed or placed upon any part of the property at any one time.


Band 'F' payable to King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council.


A copy of the full Energy Performance Certificate is available for inspection at our office.


None of the appliances or services has been tested and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves that they are in working order.

The floor plans included in these particulars they are intended as an approximate guide only and their accuracy is not guaranteed.

The Agents for themselves and for the owner of this property hereby give notice that: (1) These particulars do not in any way constitute an offer or a contract; (2) Any intending purchasers/tenants must not rely on the statements made in these particulars as representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness as they are made without acceptance of any responsibility on the part of the Agents or the owner; (3) No representation whatever in relation to this property is made or given by the Agents or the owner, nor has any person in their employment any authority to make or give any such representation or warranty.