3 bedroom cottage for sale

Happisburgh

Sold STC £345,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage
  • Grade II Listed
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Open-Plan Sitting/Family Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Parking
  • Storage Garage and Storage Sheds
  • Stunning Views Over Sea and Farmland
  • Viewing Advised

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

1 Lighthouse House Cottage is an enchanting Grade II listed lighthouse keeper's cottage that offers a unique setting with sea views. Only one of two cottages nestled at the base of the iconic Happisburgh Lighthouse, 1 Lighthouse Cottage has been used as a permanent home but more latterly as a successful holiday let. Period features can be found throughout with flagstone floors, stone steps, stripped wooden flooring and fireplaces. The accommodation comprises an entrance porch with access to an inner hall. A bedroom with fine views over towards the sea, a well fitted bathroom, a further bedroom with views over the garden towards the sea, a master bedroom and an open-plan sitting/family room with two fireplaces and fine views. Stone steps lead down to the kitchen breakfast room and ancillary room with a spiral staircase leading to the sitting/family room.

Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain.

Built in 1790, originally one of a pair - the tower is 85ft tall and the lantern is 134ft above sea level. The 'low light' which was discontinued in 1883 was 20ft lower and the pair formed leading lights marking safe passage around the southern end of the treacherous Haisborough Sands.

Today the lighthouse is painted white with three red bands, and has a light characteristic of Fl (3) W 30s (3 white flashes, repeated every 30secs) with a range of 18 miles. Saved as a working light by the local community, it is maintained and operated entirely by voluntary contributions. 

HAPPISBURGH Happisburgh (pronounced Haze-brugh) is a small hamlet on the North Norfolk Coast. It has an impressive church looking down on to the village. There is a local shop/post office, primary school and pub. Nearby, are the towns of Stalham and North Walsham with many more amenities. You can visit the oldest working lighthouse on the Norfolk coast and it's the only independently operated light in the UK. There is a railway station at North Walsham - nine miles away - which connects to the main line of Norwich. 

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- Part glazed entrance door leading to… 

HALLWAY Part glazed door, slate tiled floor and windows to both side and rear. Further door leading into the inner hallway. 

INNER HALLWAY Slate tiled floor and flagstone floor, step up leading to a further secondary inner hallway. 

BEDROOM 14' 1" x 6' 10" (4.3m x 2.1m) Window to rear enjoying fine views of the garden and sea beyond and built-in storage cupboard. 

BATHROOM White suite comprising tile enclosed bath with chrome mixer taps and shower over, vanity washbasin of marble with chrome mixer taps and a low level WC, travertine tiled floors and wall, frosted window to side, integrated mirror and chrome heated towel rail. 

SECONDARY INNER HALLWAY With access to two bedrooms and stripped wooden floor. 

BEDROOM 13' 10" x 10' 4" (4.24m x 3.15m) Window to rear enjoying views of the garden and sea beyond, stripped wooden flooring, built-in wardrobe, fireplace hearth, dado rail and door to sitting room. 

BEDROOM 14' 0" x 12' 1" (4.27m x 3.7m) Window to front enjoying lovely views of the countryside and garden to the front, built-in storage cupboard and door to an open-plan sitting room. 

OPEN-PLAN SITTING ROOM 29' 6" x 11' 9" (9.0m x 3.6m) Triple aspect with window to rear overlooking the rear garden and sea beyond, window to the side with field and sea views and further windows to front and side. Stripped wooden floors, built in storage cupboards and two fireplaces with painted surrounds and wrought iron insert. A spiral staircase leads down to the kitchen, which can also be access from the inner hall. 

KITCHEN 13' 5" x 11' 6" (4.1m x 3.52m) An ornately tiled stained steps leading down to the kitchen with flagstone floor. With a range of base level units with roll top work surface, butler sink with two wooden drainers, chrome mixer taps and space and plumbing for washing machine and space for free-standing cooker. Fireplace with original cooking stove (currently for display), window to front and painted ceiling timbers. A further opening leads into a fridge/freezer area which can be accessed via the spiral staircase from the open-plan sitting room.  

FRIDGE/FREEZER AREA Slate tiled flooring and painted ceiling timbers. 

OUTSIDE Outside the property has a gravelled drive with access share across for the neighbouring property and for the lighthouse. To the front there is a timber storage garage, parking, a lawned front garden with a wide range of mature shrub borders, rope fencing and a pathway that leads to the rear garden and access to the front door. The rear garden comprises of a raised deck with rope balustrades, shingle with meandering pathways, mature shrubs, storage sheds and amazing views over the neighbouring farmland and the sea. 

COUNCIL TAX Band B. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II Listed. For more information please visit: http://www.surveyandtest.com/what-do-epc-changes-means-for-agents 

AGENT'S NOTE There is access for the neighbouring property across the front drive of the property and access to the lighthouse when open. 

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10 June 2016

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  • Worstead (6.4 mi)
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