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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Freeman Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Sold STC £525,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Beautiful Grade II Listed Victorian detached house over 4 floors in this sought after coastal town with stunning panoramic views to the north across to the Holkham Pinewoods, Lifeboat station and out to sea. Recently renovated with 4 bedrooms and basement games room.

- Grade II Listed Victorian house
- Within walking distance of the Quay and town's amenities
- Sash windows, cast iron fireplace and panel doors
- Recent newly fitted kitchen/breakfast room, updated bathroom and new ground floor shower room
- Renovated basement rooms
- Sitting room
- Dining hall
- 1st floor 3 bedrooms and family bathroom
- 2nd floor bedroom with picture window and views
- Small courtyard garden with utility/store and separate gardener's WC

Driving Distances (approx.)
- Burnham Market 5 miles
- Fakenham 10.3 miles
- Holt 12.2 miles
- Brancaster 9.7 miles


Wells-next-the-Sea is a small town with a big personality. From the late 16th century up until the early 20th century, it was a major port and still attracts a wide variety of pleasure craft alongside the fishing fleet bringing in local crab, whelk and shrimp. The Quay is the focal point of the town dominated by the iconic granary building with its distinctive overhanging gantry. Visitors enjoy "gillying" from the harbour wall for crabs next to the permanently moored 'Albatros', a former Dutch cargo ship, now a restaurant.

Access to the sea is a mile long walk along the sea wall, by car or on the narrow gauge railway. The beach is fringed by sand dunes and pinewoods with a beautiful array of coloured beach huts. Eastwards from the Quay is "East End" where you can pick up the coastal path to Stiffkey and beyond, taking in the views across the saltmarshes.

The town itself, predominantly Conservation Area, is made up of narrow streets and 'yards' leading up from the Quay with many buildings dating back to the early 17th century. Of particular note is the tree lined square known as the "Buttlands," made up of impressive late Georgian and Victorian properties.


Brigg Villa is a fine example of a detached Victorian property ideally located within walking distance of the Quay and all the town's amenities. Believed to date back to 1855, and red brick with a pantiled roof, the house is set over 4 floors with many attractive period features whilst having been recently renovated with a newly fitted kitchen, bathroom and conversion of a spacious larder into a ground floor shower room.

The property is set back from the road behind wrought iron railings, popular in the Victorian era, with a small front paved garden. The front lead capped portico entrance door leads into the spacious dining hall with sash window, open fireplace (not currently in use) and original built in cupboards. The adjoining sitting room, also with sash window, houses a beautiful original cast iron fireplace (not in use) with timber mantle and, once again, fitted cupboards.

The newly fitted kitchen has space for table and chairs with a door leading to the rear courtyard. Off the kitchen, the new shower room has been created - a very useful and attractive addition to the property. To the other side of the kitchen, a door leads down to the 2 linked games and playroom, served by 2 south facing natural light wells. These rooms, which have been tanked and plastered, have good ceiling heights, recessed lighting and electric sockets.

On the 1st floor, 2 double bedrooms face the south with sash windows and original wardrobe cupboards. The third bedroom on this floor faces north with great views across pastures to the pinewoods and the sea beyond.

The newly fitted family bathroom leads into a small lobby with airing cupboard housing the gas-fired central heating boiler. A door and stairway leads up to the spacious 4th attic bedroom on the 2nd floor with good ceiling height and a dormer picture window with panoramic views from Holkham woods across to the Quay, lifeboat station and out to East Hills.


The property sits prominently and attractively on Freeman Street, behind railings with a small front garden. To the east is a grassed and gravel pedestrian pathway leading to a gate to the rear courtyard. Also accessed from the kitchen, the courtyard is paved with flowering borders, has space for a table and chairs with brick and flint boundary walls to the north and west.

The brick and flint utility/store has power and light, plumbing for a washing machine and original cast iron water pump (not in use). Situated next to the store is the gardener's WC with wash hand basin.

Directions NR23 1BA

From the Quay, head up Freeman Street towards Holkham. Passing the turning to Blackhorse Yard on the left, Brigg Villa is approximately 2 doors along on the right hand side as indicated by our For Sale board.

Local Authority

North Norfolk District Council, Band: D, Annual Cost: £1,601.32 (2016/17).


Mains water, mains electricity, mains drainage, mains gas. Gas-fired central heating to radiators.

Fixtures and Fittings

Items regarded as fixtures and fittings including carpets, curtains, light fittings, kitchen appliances and garden ornaments are excluded although these items may be available by separate negotiation.


Strictly by prior appointment with sole agents Jackson-Stops & Staff. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Important Notice

1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us.

2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on.

3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale.

4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained.

5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property.

6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller.

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Added on Rightmove:
15 September 2016

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