3 bedroom link detached house for saleWolferton Village, Sandringham
Guide Price £695,000
- Grade II Listed Building
- Part Of Original Wolferton Railway Station
- Two/Three Bedrooms
- Three/Four Reception Rooms
- Award Winning Landscaped Gardens
- Unique Features Throughout
THE CLOCK HOUSE Part of the original Wolferton Railway Station, well known as the station used by The Royal Family en route to Sandringham up until the late 1960's. The Clock House, a Grade ll Listed building, which is in an unique example of a railway station, expertly converted into a residential home capturing the nostalgia of a bygone era. Originally constructed to serve the King's Lynn to Hunstanton line which opened in 1862, the stations proximity to Sandringham House ultimately led to numerous state visits from Heads of State, as guests of the seated Monarch, attracting the pomp and ceremony associated with such affairs to this secluded and idyllic location.
The Clock House built using local carrstone, takes its name from the clock, still in working order perched proudly upon the roof. Internally the property contains cherished features throughout emphasising what a special and unique property this is, none more so than the fireplace in the sitting room, itself the former waiting room and ticket office; and of which Sir John Betjemen himself has viewed first hand and commented upon. Coupled with original leaded windows and high ceilings, the modern finishes blend seamlessly creating a living space both practical, and bright. A superb kitchen dining room overflows onto what is the platform, and is enclosed and covered by an impressive glazed canopy, which continues along the platforms, creating a marvellous covered space for alfresco entertaining. A family bathroom has been sympathetically installed with enamel roll top bath typical of the era when this property was constructed. Beautifully landscaped gardens with well stocked flower beds bursting with colour and interest sit to the front of this unique home, and placed in the top three for the last 3 years at the Sandringham Flower Show. Neighbouring former station buildings are also kept to the same high standard of presentation, retaining the setting as a most picturesque, and thriving village location.
ENTRANCE HALL 12' 0" x 5' 0" (3.66m x 1.52m) Half glazed panelled entrance door. High ceiling, glass fan light and concealed radiator. Telephone point.
INNER HALL Leaded glass windows. High ceiling with cornice and picture rail. Open-plan archway leading through to the drawing room. Radiator.
DRAWING ROOM 16' 0" > 13' 0" x 15' 10" (4.88m x 4.83m) Double aspect leaded windows and double doors leading out to the original platform. High ceiling with picture rail and inset lighting. Period fireplace with carved panelled reliefs incorporating a multi-fuel log-burning stove, set on a tiled hearth and surround. Radiator.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 20' 10" x 17' 0" > 11' 2" (6.35m x 5.18m) The kitchen area has a high ceiling with ornate cornice. Electric AGA with glass and stone splashback tiling. Mahogany hardwood worktop surfaces incorporating a gas hob and Franke stainless steel sink with brushed steel mixer tap. Built-in dishwasher. High mantelpiece with extractor fan and inset lighting. Built-in bespoke dresser incorporating built-in fridge. Exposed oak flooring. Open-plan to the breakfast room, which has a full height ceiling with glass canopy and shutters, looking out across the original platform. Panelled door leading out to the platform terrace. Concealed radiator.
STUDY/BEDROOM THREE 9' 6" x 9' 3" (2.9m x 2.82m) Leaded window overlooking the platform. High ceiling with original cornice and inset lighting. Fitted study desk units with open shelving, drawers and cupboards. Radiator. Telephone point.
FORMAL DINING ROOM 14' 0" x 10' 0" (4.27m x 3.05m) Double aspect windows with a glazed and leaded panelled door leading out to the platform. High ceiling with inset lighting. Period fireplace. Two built-in storage cupboards. Radiator
REAR HALL 0" 0" (0m x 0m) Partially panelled walls, inset lighting and hatch to boarded loft (16'0" x 8'0")
UTILITY ROOM 7' 9" x 7' 2" (2.36m x 2.18m) Good range of fitted hand built base and wall units with timber worktop surfaces. Space for American-style fridge/freezer. Plumbing for washing machine and vent for tumble dryer. Built-in airing cupboard housing the oil-fired combination boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating.
BEDROOM ONE 17' 0" x 11' 6" (5.18m x 3.51m) Converted from the old carriage entrance to the platform, this room has original panelled glazed entrance doors and bespoke rear window looking on to the platform. Panelled ceiling with hatch leading up to the clock tower. Attractive panelling with original carrstone stone relief walls. Radiator
BATHROOM 8' 6" x 8' 0" (2.59m x 2.44m) Suite comprising Victorian-style cast-iron roll-top bath with claw and ball feet and brushed steel mixer/shower tap, built-in shower cubicle, Adelphi pedestal handbasin and high level WC. Inset lighting, extractor fan, chrome heated towel rail, shaver point, partially panelled walls and exposed pine floorboards.
BEDROOM TWO 12' 0" x 10' 3" (3.66m x 3.12m) Double aspect windows overlooking the platform. High ceiling with original cornice and picture rail. Corner fireplace. Radiator.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 12' 0" x 3' 2" (3.66m x 0.97m) Two glazed leaded windows. High ceiling with original cornice and inset lighting. Suite comprising built-in corner shower cubicle, handbasin and low level WC. Radiator.
OUTSIDE The property is approached through a set of impressive wrought-iron ornate double gates on brick pillars with lantern lights leading to a good-size hard-standing driveway, giving plenty of off street parking. There is a formal front lawn with topiary hedging, a wide variety of mature shrubs, plants and rose bushes and a curved privet hedge with sweeping pathway leading to the front door.
The main garden is situated to the south and east sides of the property, beautifully landscaped and appearing in the top three positions for the best designed and presented cottage garden in the last three years at the Sandringham Flower Show. There is a formal lawn with well established shrub bed borders, original cast-iron fencing and a boundary wall. Steps lead up to a second area which has an attractive curved lawn, ornate shrub bed borders, tubular water feature and a large mature beech tree.
The old platform has a large glazed canopy roof, part of which has been panelled and provides a wonderful sheltered and shaded area, paved for ease of maintenance and looking on to what was formally the old railway tracks with views towards the signal box. The platform continues around to the other side of the breakfast room and second bedroom, providing a second covered glazed canopy courtyard, storage area and space for the Calor gas for the kitchen hob. Other features include a timber garden shed, outside lighting and a cold water tap.
COUNCIL TAX Band D.
SERVICES Mains water, electricity. Private septic tank drainage.
DIRECTIONS On the A149 heading from King's Lynn towards Dersingham take the left hand turn signposted Wolferton and follow the road down into the village where The Clock House is found on the right hand side
AGENTS NOTE The property has planning permission to enclose the front porch and building a garage. Subject to relevant planning approval there is ample space in the loft to create further rooms
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