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4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27

Guide Price £1,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 reception rooms
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Cinema room and spa
  • Balcony and terrace garden
  • Stunning sea views
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Beautifully restored landmark building on the North Norfolk coast


The Bath House is an important and iconic landmark building situated on the sea front in the centre of Cromer with outstanding views over the superb Victorian Pier (currently being restored) and out to sea.


The Bath House is an important and iconic landmark building situated on the sea front in the centre of Cromer with outstanding views over the superb Victorian Pier (currently being restored) and out to sea.

The building which has recently been lavishly restored, has a fascinating history, very much bound up in Cromer's development as one of the most fashionable seaside resorts in England. As early as 1792 the Universal British Directory reported that: "Cromer has for some years past been a summer resort of much genteel company, on account, as well of the beauty and pleasantness of the country about it as of the salubrity of the air and the convenience of the place for bathing." Jane Austen, for example, wrote in Emma that Cromer was "The best of all the sea bathing places". The patronage of Cromer by 19th century writers has been acknowledged in the artworks undertaken as part of Cromer regeneration (2002-2006) quotations by Austen, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Gaskill and Algernon Swinburne have been immortalised in stone inscriptions on the sea front and in the town centre. At the height of its popularity, during much of the 19th century Cromer was renowned throughout Europe as one of the places to be seen.

Originally built in 1814 as a subscription reading room, bathing facilities were added in 1824 and water was pumped from the sea into tanks so that gentleman could come from far afield to take the waters. The present building essentially dates from 1836. For many years it was the family home of schoolmaster Simeon Simons until 1867 when it was sold to Henry Rust. The next owner was brewer and wine merchant James Chapman who in 1872 converted the building into a hotel and added the western wing for use as a billiard room. The property remained a hotel until it was acquired by the current owners in 1999 and who embarked on a thorough programme of restoration and refurbishment.

Agent's Note
Please note, the photographs were taken in 2012.

Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas with mains gas fired central heating with electric underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Local Authority
North Norfolk District Council: Band F.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.

Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Important Notice
Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

Square Footage: 5,242 sq ft


In the centre of Cromer, passing the church on the left, take the second left by Merchants Place into the Gangway. This steep cobbled street leads down towards the sea and the beach where the fishing, crab and lobster boats launch from. At the bottom bear left onto the promenade where it says "Permit Holders Only" and The Bath House will be found ahead of you, a large yellow building overlooking the sea. Park in one of the permit holders bays. The postal code for the property is NR27 9HE.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 May 2016


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