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Property Description

Key features

  • Reception Hall and Cloakroom
  • Superb Drawing Room and Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • Three En-Suite plus Family Bathroom
  • Two Bedroom Annexe
  • One-third acre Plot and Lovely Gardens
  • A Truly Unique Home

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location Sheringham is a delightful small town on the North Norfolk coast surrounded by some of Norfolk's finest countryside. The town centre has an excellent range of shops serving every day needs to include a Tesco's supermarket, primary and secondary schools, churches of most denominations, theatre and library, modern health centre, dentist and 18 hole cliff top golf course together with regular bus and rail services to the city of Norwich and other nearby towns. There are also some beautiful coastal and woodland walks in the area and the town plays host to several festivals throughout the year including the carvinal, 40's weekend, coast and Viking festivals. 

Description On occasions we are fortunate as agents to visit unique and interesting homes, and Sunrays, in our opinion, is one of those properties. Constructed in 1922 by the Upcher family who developed Sheringham Park and Sheringham Hall, 'Sunrays' was occupied by Lady Bute who set the delightful gardens. Standing on an elevated plot of just under one-third of an acre with coastal sea-views from the first floor this delightful detached house typifies an arts and crafts property, designed with great individuality and incorporating a wide range of materials and textures in the many individual features, ranging from herringbone brickwork, leaded windows, distinctive single-storey bay windows, exposed beams, oak floors, fireplaces and brass door furniture. The property is currently run as a very successful bed and breakfast with six bedrooms in total, all of which are doubles, with four in the house, three having en-suite facilities plus a family bathroom, and two in an annexe created from half of the original garage, both again are doubles with en-suite shower rooms.

On the ground floor a superb drawing room extending to some 21' with original fireplace, bay window and exposed ceiling timbers echoed in the interestingly-shaped dining room. These two reception rooms, along with the reception hall, have oak flooring throughout, whilst beyond is a spacious and modern kitchen/breakfast room with a range of appliances and gas Aga.

The grounds extend to just under one-third of an acre (subject to survey) and gently rise throughout the length of the plot and at the rear the garden is arranged in a series of levels with an expansive terrace adjoining the house with lawn and summer house beyond, pond and tiered decked area at the top of the garden overlooking mature, well-stocked beds and borders.

If your requirement is a family home, a business opportunity or the need to accommodate an extended family, then this unique property in a sought-after location on the outskirts of Sheringham is worthy of serious consideration and early viewing.

The accommodation comprises:- 

IMPOSING ENTRANCE CANOPY 11' 4" x 5' 6" (3.45m x 1.68m) Framed by exposed timbers with supporting brackets, herringbone brickwork floor, light and panelled entrance door to:- 

Reception Hall 4' 5" x 8' 7" minimum (1.35m x 2.62m) With staircase, carpet, leading to the first floor, cupboard under stairs, double radiator, telephone point, leaded windows, plate-rack, oak flooring and exposed ceiling timbers. 

Drawing Room 21' 0" x 15' 3" (6.4m x 4.65m) plus semi-circular bay (front, side and rear aspect) With original fireplace in brick with oak surround, mantelpiece on brackets, brick inset and fireplace recess housing a woodburning stove and quarry tiled hearth, double and single radiators, TV and telephone points, exposed ceiling timbers, oak flooring, small paned door and side windows to:- 

Rear Porch 19' 0" x 5' 4" (5.79m x 1.63m) With windows on three elevations, quarry tiled floor and part-glazed door to the garden. 

Dining Room 15' 4" x 13' 8" (4.67m x 4.17m) plus bay 7'6" x 4'1" (front aspect) Original brick fireplace with gas fire on quarry tiled hearth, fitted dresser with cupboards and shelving, serving hatch from the kitchen, oak flooring, picture rail and beamed ceiling. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 20' 5" x 12' 4" (10'4" minimum) (6.22m x 3.76m) Finished with oak-fronted units and comprising inset one and half bowled single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under, excellent range of base cupboard, drawer units with worktops over, space for gas cooker, fireplace recess with mantel over housing the Aga gas cooking range, integrated dishwasher and tall fridge and built in freezer, cupboard housing the wall-mounted gas-fired central heating boiler, matching wall cupboards with concealed lighting under, wine rack, cooker point and extractor hood, breakfast bar, part-tiled walls, built in cupboard/pantry, original servants' bells, tiled floor, door to:- 

Rear Hall 10' 2" x 6' 6" (3.1m x 1.98m) With small-paned door leading to the rear garden, power, light and quarry-tiled floor. 

Separate WC 4' 6" x 2' 8" (1.37m x 0.81m) (side aspect) White suite comprising of low-level WC and handbasin with tiled splashback, extractor fan and vinyl flooring. 

First Floor  

Landing 20' 2" x 6' 1" (6.15m x 1.85m) (rear aspect) With two double radiators, access to roof space, built-in airing cupboard with lagged hot-water tank, picture rail, carpet and solar panel controls. 

Master Bedroom 20' 9" x 15' 4" (6.32m x 4.67m) (front and side aspect) To include recess with white handbasin with tiled surround and cupboard under, fitted mirror and light, door to a separate WC with low-level WC, hanging rail and shelved recess and built-in tiled shower cubicle with extractor and downlighting. Double radiator, picture rail, carpet. Superb views of the coast and out to sea. 

Bedroom 2 12' 5" x 9' 7" (3.78m x 2.92m) (front aspect) Double radiator, carpet, picture rail. Superb views of the golf course and out to sea. Door to:- 

En-Suite Shower Room 8' 2" x 2' 9" (2.49m x 0.84m) White tiled shower cubicle, handbasin with tiled splashback, low-level WC, heated towel rail, radiator, shaver point, vinyl flooring and extractor fan. 

Bedroom 3 12' 5" x 12' 5" (11'3" minimum) (3.78m x 3.78m) (side aspect) With original fireplace, double radiator, carpet and picture rail. 

Family Bathroom (rear aspect) White suite comprising of panelled bath with independent shower over and shower screen, vanity style handbasin with mixer tap, pop-up waste and cupboards under, fully-tiled walls, shaver point, mirror and light, ladder radiator, extractor fan and vinyl flooring. 

Separate WC 4' 4" x 3' 10" (1.32m x 1.17m) (rear aspect) Pampas coloured suite comprising of low-level WC and corner handbasin with tiled splashback, carpet. 

Bedroom 4 12' 9" x 12' 1" (3.89m x 3.68m) (front aspect) TV point, double radiator, carpet and picture rail. Superb views of the golf course and out to sea. Door to:- 

En-Suite Shower Room 9' 1" x 2' 10" (2.77m x 0.86m) White suite comprising of tiled shower cubicle, low-level WC and handbasin, fully tiled walls, towel radiator, extractor fan, shaver point and vinyl flooring. 

Outside To the front of the property double timber gates open to an extensive gravel driveway providing plenty of parking and giving access to a garage (17' 7" x 10' 1") with double doors, power, light and Valiant gas-fired boiler serving the annexe accommodation. Front garden has large well-stocked beds and borders with a rich variety of shrubs, bushes and mature cedar, screened on all sides by fencing.

Adjoining the garage is the annexe accommodation providing two bedrooms:- 

ANNEXE 1 13' 0" x 9' 0" (3.96m x 2.74m) (front aspect) With double radiator, carpet, TV point, access to roof space and door to:- 

En-Suite Shower Room 9' 0" x 2' 10" (2.74m x 0.86m) With white tiled shower cubicle, pedestal handbasin, tiled splashback, low-level WC, shaver point and extractor. Gated side access leads round to:- 

ANNEXE 2 12' 7" x 8' 11" (3.84m x 2.72m) With radiator, carpet, French doors with a small paved patio area. Door to:- 

En-Suite Shower Room 9' 0" x 2' 11" (2.74m x 0.89m) With white tiled shower cubicle, pedestal handbasin, low-level WC, heated towel radiator, extractor fan, shaver point and tiled floor. 

Within the garage and annexe block there is also a garden store (10'11" x 4') with power and light. 

Utility Room 10' 11" x 7' 0" (3.33m x 2.13m) With worktop with plumbing for two automatic washing machines under, deep sink with hot and cold supply, vinyl flooring and space for a tumble dryer and freezer.  

FURTHER STORE 7' 11" x 3' 0" (2.41m x 0.91m) Shelving, power and light.  

REAR GARDEN The delightful rear gardens, which offer a large degree of privacy and seclusion are tiered and slope gently upwards to the rear of the plot and incorporate a large terrace adjoining the house with central steps leading to a lawn with well-stocked beds and borders boasting a wide variety of specimen shrubs, bushes and trees, good size established pond with decked area beyond on two levels affording views back over the garden towards the house. There is always a vegetable area and outside tap and timber summerhouse.  

Services All main services are available. Solar panels. 

Local Authority/Council Tax North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer NR27 9EN.
Telephone: 01263 513811
Tax Band: F or G - to be confirmed 

EPC Rating The Energy Rating for this property is to be confirmed. A full Energy Performance Certificate will be available on request. 

We Are Here To Help If your interest in this property is dependent on anything about the property or its surroundings which are not referred to in these sales particulars, please contact us before viewing and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 September 2016


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