2 bedroom town house for sale

City Centre, Norwich

Guide Price £395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • CITY CENTRE LOCATION
  • GEORGIAN GRADE II LISTED WITH CHARACTER FEATURES THROUGHOUT
  • BEAUTIFUL FIRST FLOOR RECEPTION
  • STUNNING KITCHEN/DINING ROOM
  • OFF STREET PARKING

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A GEORGIAN GEM

From the inside it is hard to believe you are in the heart of the historic cathedral quarter, tucked away as it is, a peaceful haven with classic proportions so typical of the period. High ceilings, restored sash windows with shutters, a wood burner in the sitting room are just some of the highlights here. The current owner has spared nothing to enhance and improve the house to modern standards making this an eminently sensible house to live in whilst respecting the origins. As well as a refitted kitchen with built in appliances, there is a cosy Rayburn for heating and hot water and not just one, but TWO pantries. Tucked away off one of the Norwich's most historic streets this is a veritable treasure chest, open the lid and see what's inside…….

This is a house of great character and charm. The modern, custom built kitchen with induction hob, oven, built in fridge freezer and dishwasher compliments the Rayburn which radiates a cosy warmth whilst cooking in the cooler months and controls heating and hot water. This lovely room, with plenty of dining space overlooks the part-walled garden, The sitting room on the first floor with wood burning stove set in a character fireplace as its focal point is classic Georgian of ample proportions. There is a study area on the landing with loft access and roof light. There are book cases on the half landing and cupboards at each end of the stairs. The master bedroom has built in wardrobe - yes, storage abounds here and you know that once storage is sorted the rest is easy !

Outside there is the aforementioned part-walled garden and parking space - such a rarity in the city centre.

The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor: Entrance hall with storage under the stairs I Wc/utility room l Kitchen/dining room I additional storage cupboard and stairs up to

First Floor: Storage cupboard I Sitting Room I fireplace with woodburning stove I stairs to half landing with build in bookcase

Second Floor: Master Bedroom with build in wardrobes I Bathroom, bath with overhead shower, washbasin and wc. I Bedroom 2 I Landing/Study area

Outside: Courtyard garden & parking space for one car.

SITUATION

This area now known as Cathedral Quarter is one of mixed uses but has a strong residential presence, and there's so much to take in almost everywhere you look. The resurgence started in the 1970's with the riverside development "Friars Quay", a bold mix of housing in a contemporary yet sympathetic style and the catalyst for further redevelopment and conversions of buildings such as the former shoe works which now form part of the pedestrianised area around The Norwich Playhouse. With the beautiful Octagon Chapel and flint faced medieval buildings around you the sense of being immersed in history is palpable.

For those who know Norwich, the proximity of the city centre amenities and fabulous facilities will need no further explanation, but for those new to the region you have delights galore to discover.
Norwich is rightly famous for its arts and culture, and the vibrant night-life with night-clubs, cinema and theatre. Bars, cafés, antique shops and riverside walks figure locally, and flint churches abound. Around the city centre are a wealth of historic and nationally important buildings; from the majestic Norman Cathedral and its magnificent counterpart of the Castle to the Medieval streets of which King Street is a prime example to the beautifully restored merchants house known as Dragon Hall. Norwich exudes a sense of history and place which few other cities can match; this is the most complete medieval city in Britain and offers a rare blend of history and sophistication, with a modern outlook. The Forum, containing the Millennium Library Forum Gallery and the BBC studio, is adjacent to the imposing City Hall and the ancient Guildhall. Restaurants, pubs and café-bars are also in good supply for those who enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle, or just the sumptuous food and snacks available.

Norwich retains much of its medieval street pattern and there are hidden gems and specialist shops to discover and as a major retailing centre, shopping in Norwich is about as good as it gets, with major stores, two shopping malls, specialist shops and local retailers there should be enough to satisfy everyone. The famous open market with over 190 stalls selling a wide selection of staple and specialist items is regularly complimented by specialist markets set up in and around the city centre, and regular events including the annual Norwich Fringe and fairs help to maintain a sense of vibrancy.

The city is a strong employment and research base, and has two universities in addition to the City of Norwich college providing higher educational needs, the Norwich University of the Arts also retains its presence in the city centre, and open spaces such as Chapelfield Gardens, Cathedral Close and the Castle Mound are more peaceful, although Norwich never seems to be a place to have to hide from. Gyms and the swimming pools are available for those who want them.

The main-line railway station provides good rail links to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street Station with an approximate journey time to London of under two hours, and Norwich International Airport to the north of the city has daily flights to continental Europe and internal destinations. Oh, and don't forget the football club made famous by Delia and the newly engaged chairman Ed Balls.

DESCRIPTION

This is a sensibly proportioned rather than sprawling residence but the accommodation is cleverly arranged to be user-friendly. We think the word 'stunning' to be a fair description of the layout and finish achieved by the current owner. This is a house for those who enjoy history and the charm of the Georgian Period, but there is a contemporary feel to parts of the interior, and the added appeal of a courtyard garden and the convenience of the adjacent parking space make this a sensible as well as an exciting purchase.

Using the house as a base from which the city can be so easily be accessed, you could also work from home in, or merely close the front door and relax and take in the ambience of this historic property, take care not to doze off in front of the woodburner.

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS

Please telephone Allgood & Davey on 01603 861961.
or see www.a-davey.com

GENERAL

Tenure: The property is Freehold.
Services: Mains gas, water, electricity, and drainage are understood to be connected. There is gas fired radiator central heating.
Local Authority: Norwich City Council
Council Tax Band: D
Postcode: NR3 1BN
Price: £395,000

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 November 2016

Nearest stations

  • Norwich (0.7 mi)
  • Salhouse (4.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Norwich (0.7 mi)
  • Salhouse (4.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Allgood & Davey, Norwich

10 Queen Street, Norwich, NR2 4TA

01603 861961 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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