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3 bedroom character property for sale

The Drove, Downham Market, PE38


Property Description

Key features

  • Converted Former Chapel
  • No Onward Chain
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Grand Reception Hall With Double Height Ceiling
  • Enclosed Rear Garden And Off Road Parking
  • Many Character Features
  • Central Heating
  • Upvc Double Glazed Windows

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property

With a place of worship thought to have been on the site since 1833, and with the current example constructed in 1907, Trinity Chapel is a fine conversion which offers the most impressive of far reaching open countryside views and spacious internal accommodation.
An abundance of features are located within the building which are suggestive of both the era and purpose of construction, and which should resonate with whom has ever set foot into a building of this nature.
The grand hall with its tall 17' treated timber panelled ceiling and triple aspect windows, offers the rare feature of a pulpit and preachers lectern positioned to one corner of the room. Overlooked by an impressive mezzanine which gives a special view of the building.
The internal accommodation is completed by an entrance vestibule which opens up into the wide entrance hallway and which in turn gives access to a ground floor bathroom, fitted kitchen with breakfast bar, first floor shower room, two first floor bedrooms and a ground floor room which could offer a variety of uses -including a bedroom.
Offering stripped wooden floors, period light switches (re-instated), original stripped wooden double entrance doors and deep sill'ed windows all which are a delight to discover and add a sense of integrity to what is a special building.
Off road parking and a walled rear garden assist this home to be both dramatic and practical, whilst the mid-West Norfolk back drop and large skies are just perfect.
This lovely home is also being offered for sale with no onward chain.

6'04 x 3'10
Heavy timber front entrance door to side aspect, uPVC window to the front aspect, tiled flooring, door opening to large storage cupboard, stripped double doors with glazed panel inlays and cast iron door furniture - thought to be original, opening into......

Bedroom Three/Study
7'11 X 10'
uPVC windows to both the front and side aspects, range of base units with stone effect work surfaces, fitted full height open fronted wardrobe with hanging rail, one radiator.

Entrance Hall
17'04 x 12'09 ('L' Shaped)
Stripped wooden floorboards, half height Wainscott panelling to walls, turning treated pine staircase with turned balustrade leading to the first floor and with a uPVC window above - to the side aspect. Two wall light fittings, one radiator.

7'11 x 8'01
white suite comprising low level close coupled WC with a push button flush, pedestal sink with traditional styled chrome taps and tiled splash-backs, panel bath with traditionally styled mixer tap and a hand held shower attachment, tiled walls around bath area, glazed hinged shower screen, ceramic tiled floors, one radiator and uPVC windows with deep timber sills to both the front and side aspects.

Reception Hall
21' x 21'01
A truly impressive space with a stripped timber panel double height ceiling - approximately 17'05 in height. The room is bathed in light by a selection of tall windows to three of the elevations inclusive of a stained glass window positioned at double height - and a set of double doors which open onto the rear garden.
Accessed through double doors from the entrance hall, overlooked from above from a mezzanine level, this superb room is spacious enough to accommodate many different allocated areas within - and currently arranged as a lounge and a dining area; whilst the original Vestry and Lectern with stairs leading up to, is set to one corner - a truly unique feature!
Wainscott timber half height panelling to all walls, stripped timber floorboards, two radiators, two upright iron supports for the mezzanine.

Kitchen / Breakfast
14'11 x 7'09
Open plan with the main hall -
a comprehensive range of base and wall mounted eye level units - some glass fronted for display purposes, and topped with a beech effect work surface. Breakfast bar area with rounded end, inset stainless steel sink and drainer with a chrome mixer tap, inset four ring electric hob and electric oven - other integrated appliances comprise Whirlpool automatic washing machine and a refrigerator. Extensive ceramic tile splash-backs, stripped wooden floor-boards, one radiator and two uPVC windows to the side aspect.

13'05 X 13' ('L' Shaped)
Turning staircase from the ground floor leading onto:
Treated pine balustrade with spindles, uPVC window to the side aspect, superb view down into the main reception hall, beech effect floor coverings, one wall light fitting and one radiator.
This space has a variety of uses, and is currently arrange as a study area.

Shower Room
8'07 X 6'09
Corner shower cubical with glazed hinged door, tiled walls and wall mounted chrome controls and shower head. White suite comprising pedestal sink with a polished chrome mixer tap, low level close coupled WC with a push button flush. uPVC window with obscure glass to the side aspect, exposed timber ceiling panelling with bridging beam and iron support rod, one radiator and ceramic tile flooring.

Master Bedroom
9'08 X 12'05
Two uPVC window to the front aspect and a third - with obscure glass, to the side aspect. Treated timber panelled ceiling and one radiator.

Bedroom Two
9'10 x 8'09
uPVC windows to both the front and side aspects, one radiator, treated timber panelled ceiling.

This grand building sits behind a wrought iron fence and double gates. A shingled area encircles the front and North sides of the property - a series of marker posts which seem to be positioned within the garden of a neighbouring property are set in order to determine the correct boundary; whist a wider shingle area to the South elevation stretches the depth of the structure and allows off road parking for two or three vehicles.
The rear garden is enclosed on all sides by a brick wall and benefits greatly from a newly laid decked area with inset LED lighting - a wonderful spot for evening alfresco entertaining. Accessed from the south side of the property, or from within the main reception hall through uPVC double doors.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 September 2016


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