6 bedroom property for sale

Market Place, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13

£475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning mix of Commercial Premises & Residential Accommodation
  • Over 5,000 sq/ft of Internal Floor Area over Five Floors
  • Grade II Listed Retail Premises
  • Prominent Position on Market Place
  • Over 2,000 sq/ft of Food Preperation & Storage Space over Two Floors
  • Three Storey Residential Dwelling
  • Grand Formal Drawing Room Overlooking Market Place
  • Six Double Bedrooms

Full description

The Norfolk Agents are pleased to offer this unique opportunity to purchase a 5-storey mixed-use property, occupying a prominent position facing on to the Market Place in Wisbech. Having been under the ownership of the same family for over a century, this property enjoys an atmosphere which is almost impossible to describe; from the impressive Grade II listed shop area on the ground floor, to the bedrooms on the third floor, there is a sense of history about the building and its position which cannot fail to make visitors feel welcome and at home.
Until recently, the building had been the home of a long-established butchers business, with the shop front still looking today as it did over 85 years ago. The ground floor and lower ground floor are still very much set up for commercial use, with various food preparation areas and walk-in chillers/freezers; as well as a large washing area. There is also a significant storage building attached to the original structure, which extends to well in excess of 1,000 sq./ft. over two floors and has a separate access on to Wilderness Walk (which leads on to Market Street).
The residential part of the property is spread over three floors and comprises six double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a utility and cloakroom; as well as a well-appointed kitchen with granite work surfaces and an island unit, a sitting room with vaulted ceilings and doors out on to a private roof terrace and finally the highly impressive drawing room with its tall ceilings and a trio of original sash windows which overlook the Market Place.

Ground Floor 
The property is accessed via a side passage accessed from a door facing the market place, adjacent to the shop facade. The door leads to a lobby area, which in turn leads through to an inner hall, from where double doors open to the shop and a staircase rises to the residential part of the building and leads down to the lower ground floor. The remainder of the ground floor is generally as it would've been when the business was running, with several walk-in chillers and preparation areas. There is also a wash area with a central gutter drain. A further staircase leads down to the lower ground floor.

Lower Ground Floor 
The lower ground floor provides additional storage and preparation space, in total around 600 sq/ft of gross floor area. Again, the floor comprises various chillers and storage rooms.

Shop (6.12m x 4.57m or 20' 1" x 15' 0") 
Double bay fronted retail area with double-doors opening in from the Market Place. The shop displays a variety of original features including floor & wall tiling, granite counter surfaces, ceiling lights and decorative cornice.

Storage Area 
Located to the rear of the ground floor, with a separate staircase to a first floor which houses the office. This section of the building could potentially be sub-divided or cordoned off (pending the required consents) and accessed independently from Wilderness Walk, where there is an additional storage building known as the 'Bike Shed'.

First Floor Landing 
A door on the half landing leads in to the residential part of the house. From the landing, there are doors to the drawing/dining room, kitchen and utility room; with the staircase continuing up to the second floor.

Drawing / Dining Room (7.98m x 4.55m or 26' 2" x 14' 11") 
A grand formal reception room with impressive 11ft ceilings and a trio of sash windows which overlook the Market Place.

Kitchen (4.44m x 3.13m or 14' 7" x 10' 3") 
A selection of base level and wall mounted units under granite work surfaces surround a central island which provides additional storage. Features include a gas fired range cooker and porcelain Belfast sink. Open-plan to the sitting room

Sitting room (4.46m x 4.14m or 14' 8" x 13' 7") 
A spacious and less formal reception room with vaulted ceilings and an expanse of glazing on the gable wall, with a door opening out on to the sun terrace.

Utility Room (2.00m x 1.65m or 6' 7" x 5' 5") 
Built-in storage cupboards and plumbing/space for a washing machine. There is also a window to the rear and a door to the first-floor cloakroom.

Second Floor Landing 
Doors to bedrooms 1-3 and bathroom. Staircase rising to the third floor.

Bedroom 1 (4.56m x 4.53m or 15' 0" x 14' 10") 
Spacious double bedroom with built-in wardrobes, feature fireplace and a pair of sash windows overlooking the Market Place.

Bedroom 2 (4.53m x 2.95m or 14' 10" x 9' 8") 
Sash window to the front aspect and original fireplace.

Bedroom 3 (4.58m x 3.16m or 15' 0" x 10' 4") 
Sash window to the rear and feature fireplace.

Bathroom 
Period suite comprising cast iron roll top bath with a Victoriana shower unit above, pedestal wash basin and a high-level WC. Two obscured glass windows on the rear wall.

Third Floor Landing 
Doors to bedrooms 4-6 and shower room.

Bedroom 4 (4.64m x 4.56m or 15' 3" x 15' 0") 
A large double room with built-in wardrobes and two windows to the front.

Bedroom 5 (4.75m x 2.93m or 15' 7" x 9' 7") 
Built-in wardrobes and study area. Window to the front aspect.

Bedroom 6 (4.72m x 3.14m or 15' 6" x 10' 4") 
A sixth double bedroom with a window to the side and Velux roof light providing additional natural light.

Shower Room 
Comprising corner shower enclosure, close-coupled WC and glass wash basin. Louver doors to the built-in airing cupboard which houses a gas fired central heating boiler and pressurised hot water cylinder.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 October 2016

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  • March (7.8 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

The Norfolk Agents, Fakenham

7 George Edwards Road, Fakenham, NR21 8NL

01328 618003 Local call rate

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