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Birch Tree Cottage, Old Hunstanton

Sold STC £550,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Grade ll Listed 3/4 bedroom cottage, originally part of the historic Hunstanton Hall, set in an idyllic location surrounded by parkland. No onward chain.

Birch Tree Cottage is an attractive Grade ll Listed semi-detached cottage being one of two properties converted from a 2-storey brick, chalk and carrstone building which was originally part of the historic Hunstanton Hall, the ancestral home of the Le Strange family. Occuping an idyllic setting within Hunstanton Park, the property has fine views across the adjoining parkland.
There is accommodation briefly comprising side porch, reception hall/bedroom 4, spacious sitting room, ground floor shower room, kitchen/breakfast room with pantry and separate utility, with a galleried landing, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The accommodation is flexible and offers potential for a ground floor annexe. The property retains an abundance of period features such as exposed wall and ceiling beams, oak ledged and braced doors and has recently had the windows and external doors replaced with timber framed double glazed units.
Outside, there are delightful gardens divided into distinct sections which adjoin parkland, shared parking, garage and 2 small brick built outbuildings.
Birch Tree Cottage is being offered for sale with no onward chain.

Old Hunstanton has history dating back as far as AD 855 where it is reported St Edmund was shipwrecked on its shores. In later years it was primarily a fishing village with the Le Strange family ruling over it as Lords of the Manor for 800 years. In even more recent years, PG Wodehouse was a regular guest of the Le Strange family and, it is rumoured, some of his best known characters may be based on people he met during his Norfolk visits.
Today, Old Hunstanton is a peaceful coastal retreat boasting a championship golf club, wide sandy beaches, pubs/restaurants, village shop/Post Office/deli and the Le Strange Old Barn – a selection of craft workshops including woodturning, glass painting, antiques and a working pottery.

Property ref: 121_959_4216136

Partly glazed entrance door leads into the porch with pamment tiled floor and shelves. Window to the side and door leading into:

3.49m x 4.36m (11' 5" x 14' 4")
Exposed ceiling beam, shelved storage cupboard, radiator and tiled floor. Archway to the inner hallway and window to the front. This room could also be used as a bedroom as part of ground floor annexe accommodation.

5.27m x 7.52m (17' 3" x 24' 8")
Arched brick fireplace housing a multi fuel cast iron stove on a stone hearth, exposed ceiling beams, parquet flooring and 2 radiators. 2 windows to the front.

Space for freestanding furniture/desk, staircase to first floor landing, exposed ceiling beams, tiled floor and radiator. Arched window to the sitting room and high level windows to the ground floor shower room.

3.04m x 1.93m (10' x 6' 4")
Shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, ceramic tiled flooring and radiator. Window to the side.

3.12m x 4.45m (10' 3" x 14' 7")
A range of base and wall units with laminate worktops incorporating a one and a half bowl resin sink with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks. Integrated appliances including double oven, gas hob with extractor hood over, fridge and space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Ceramic tiled floor, loft hatch, radiator, recessed ceiling lights and room for a breakfast table and chairs. Window overlooking and partly glazed stable door leading out to the rear garden. Door into:

Tiled floor with space for a fridge freezer. Door to utility room and door leading into:

Base cupboard, shelving, tiled floor and window to the rear.

3.12m x 3.53m (10' 3" x 11' 7")
Small cupboard, tiled floor, radiator and loft hatch. Window overlooking and door with glazed panel leading out to the rear garden.

3.12m x 1.93m (10' 3" x 6' 4")
Base cupboard with laminate worktop incorporating a stainless steel sink, tiled splashback, space and plumbing for washing machine, tiled floor, gas-fired central heating boiler and electric meter cupboard. Window to the side.

Birch Tree Cottage is approached through the gates to Hunstanton Park and accessed over a shared driveway which leads to the rear of the property where there is a turning space and a parking area, shared with the neighbouring property, and access to the garage. A five bar gate leads to the attractive, walled and fenced rear garden which has been divided into 2 distinct sections. To the rear, there is a lawned garden with mature perimeter borders. The second section is a courtyard style garden, immediately behind the house, and comprising gravelled and lawned areas, paved pathway, paved terrace and 2 pretty brick built outbuildings, both with power and light. Outside tap and outside lighting.
To the side of the property, there is a further lawned garden with perimeter borders and mature trees. The gardens are a delight and are in an idyllic setting adjoining Hunstanton Park, the grounds to Hunstanton Hall, the ancestral home of the Le Strange family.

Brick built garage with up and over door, window, power and light.

3.24m x 4.26m (10' 8" x 14')
Exposed wall and ceiling beams, sliding door to airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, large storage cupboard, loft hatch, radiator and skylight. Door to bedroom 2, steps to bedroom 1 and steps to the upper landing.

6.87m x 3.31m (22' 6" x 10' 10")
Exposed ceiling beams, 2 radiators, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Skylight and window to the side with views over the neighbouring parkland. This is a good sized bedroom and is considered large enough to incorporate en-suite facilities, subject to the usual permissions.

3.41m x 4.26m (11' 2" x 14')
Exposed ceiling and wall beams, radiator and skylight.

Leading to bedroom 3 and bathroom.

3.57m x 3.98m (11' 9" x 13' 1")
Exposed wall and ceiling beams, fitted double wardrobe with hanging rail and extra storage above, radiator and skylight.

2.38m x 4.05m (7' 10" x 13' 3")
A white suite comprising a panelled bath with tiled splashback, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Exposed wall and ceiling beams, vinyl flooring, radiator and skylight.

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28 July 2016


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