2 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Newgates Cottage, Wells-next-the-Sea

Sold STC £399,950

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Tenure: Freehold

A superb 3 storey character cottage in the heart of town with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, vaulted 1st flooring sitting room and courtyard garden.

DESCRIPTION
Newgates Cottage is a rare opportunity to purchase a characterful period house situated in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea and just a moments walk from the town's main shopping street, Staithe Street. The property has been sympathetically renovated over the years to now provide well laid out accommodation over 3 storeys. Downstairs, there is an open plan kitchen/dining room and shower room with a pine staircase leading up to an impressive first floor sitting room with a full height vaulted ceiling and Juliet balcony with rooftop views. The bedroom accommodation is versatile with a double bedroom and bathroom on the first floor and a large bedroom on the second floor, currently furnished with a double and a single bed. The property retains a wealth of period features including vaulted and beamed ceilings, period pine 4 panel doors, pamment tiled floor, a tiled fireplace to the first floor sitting room, period bathroom suites and timber sash windows.
Outside, there is an attractive walled courtyard garden which has been laid out for ease of maintenance making this an ideal second home, permanent home within walking distance of facilities or, as its current use, a successful holiday lettings business.
Newgates Cottage is being offered for sale with no onward chain.

SITUATION
Wells-next-the-Sea is an attractive coastal town with good access to the market towns of Fakenham, King's Lynn, Holt and Norwich. Wells-next-the-Sea has many amenities and leisure activities on offer in the town or close by in the neighbouring coastal villages including, sailing, bird watching, walking, first class accommodation and restaurants, nursery, primary and secondary schools, doctor's surgery, 2 supermarkets, bank and a full range of diverse, independent shops.
The Quay is still the hub of the town with the familiar sight of "gillying" - fishing for shore crabs and the resident Dutch sailing ketch Albatros alongside the small fishing fleet and growing number of leisure craft. The beach, a mile along the beach road and accessible via the sea wall walk, car or the small railway, boasts beautiful sands, dunes and colourful beach huts fringing the pinewoods.


Property ref: 121_959_3613737

ENTRANCE LOBBY 
Timber fully glazed door leads into the entrance lobby with pamment tiled floor, space for coat hooks and boots etc, large shelved cloaks cupboard and storage heater. Opening to kitchen/dining room and door leading into:

GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM 
Corner shower cubicle with a Mira electric shower, period wall mounted wash hand basin and WC, pebbled floor and tiled walls, extractor and chrome electric ladder style radiator. Obscured glass window to the west.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 
4.79m x 5.87m (15' 9" x 19' 3") at widest points.
Open plan L-shaped room in 2 sections with pine staircase to first floor landing with small storage cupboard under.
KITCHEN AREA
Range of cream base and wall units with beech block worktops incorporating a white ceramic butler sink with chrome mixer tap over and window overlooking the courtyard garden, tiled splashbacks. Integrated appliances including oven, electric hob with extractor over, microwave and slimline dishwasher. Space and plumbing for a washing machine, worktop to the side with space under for a fridge and freezer, pamment tiled floor
DINING AREA
Pamment tiled floor, 2 night storage heaters, pine wall cupboard housing electric meters and window to the west.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 
Shelved airing cupboard with pine double doors housing hot water cylinder, sloping beamed ceiling and storage heater.

FIRST FLOOR SITTING ROOM 
4.58m x 3.27m (15' x 10' 9")
Impressive room with full height vaulted ceiling with exposed roof beams, feature fireplace with tiled back, pine surround and slate hearth (currently housing a electric stove), feature exposed brick wall, wall lights, TV point and 2 storage heaters. Double aspect with Juliet balcony to the east and window to the west.

BATHROOM 
White period suite comprising an enamel bath with traditional chrome shower mixer tap, wall mounted wash hand basin and WC. Ceramic tiled floor and partly tiled walls, sloping beamed ceiling, extractor, shaver point, electric wall heater and chrome electric ladder style radiator. Window to the west.

INNER HALLWAY 
Accessed via a door from the first floor landing with space for freestanding furniture, staircase leading up to the second floor. Skylight.

BEDROOM 2 
3.05m x 3.05m (10' x 10')
Full height vaulted ceiling with exposed roof beams, electric panel radiator and window to the west.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING 
Large cupboard with shelf and hanging rail, high level window to and door leading into:

BEDROOM 1 
3.24m x 5.19m (10' 8" x 17') at widest points (restricted head height to sides)
Good sized versatile room, currently furnished with a double and a single bed, with electric panel radiator and 2 windows to the west. Please note that this room has a flying freehold over the neighbouring property.

OUTSIDE 
Newgates Cottage is approached through a tall pedestrian gate leading onto a small courtyard garden which has been laid out for ease of maintenance with a brick, slab and cobbled terrace. The courtyard is secure with high red brick walling, shrub borders and an outside light.
Access to the town's amenities is just moments away via a right of way through an archway with gate leading directly onto the main shopping street, Staithe Street. A second archway leads to the west onto Newgates Lane and provides easy access to the Quay.

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09 September 2016

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Belton Duffey, Wells-next-the-Sea

26 Staithe Street Wells-Next-The-Sea NR23 1AF

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  • Sheringham (14.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Belton Duffey, Wells-next-the-Sea

26 Staithe Street Wells-Next-The-Sea NR23 1AF

01328 618021 Local call rate

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