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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Kessingland, Lowestoft

Guide Price £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • GRAND DESIGN STYLE HOME
  • SPECTACULAR SEA VIEWS
  • BALCONY & ROOF TERRACE
  • FURTER LAND BY NEGOTIATION
  • POTENTIAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
  • MATURE GARDENS, PARKING & GARAGE
  • FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION
  • CHAIN FREE

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

MODERN FEATURES
Malcolm, who bought the plot in 2005, has afforded his "grand design" great attention to detail. He designed it himself and oversaw the build from start to finish. "My father was an architect and I built it as a tribute to him - I wanted to create it with traditional values and skills while also bringing in some very contemporary features." Among these are the likes of special glass, which reduces heat levels by 75 per cent, a wet room, with a sauna and hydrotherapy unit, and three computers to control the under-floor heating upstairs and down. "There is so much modern technology here, but everything is cleverly hidden. The property is a passive house, with high levels of insulation," he adds.

INNER BEAUTY
Kingscote has a sleek modern finish. The ground floor is laid with exquisite Italian porcelain tiles and Malcolm has been careful to ensure all the thresholds are level. The main staircase and the balustrades to the galleried landing are white American oak, which have been French polished, while an Italian spiral staircase rises from the sky lounge to a cinema room at the top of the house. "Another interesting feature is an original well which I discovered by accident and had rebuilt and covered with toughened glass. This is now in the hall and can be lit up, so you can see all the way down."

EASY LIVING
The stunning property is an upside-down house, designed so its impressive living areas allow its owners to soak up the scenery through most of their day. From its front door, there is a porch, which leads into the main entrance hall and all five bedrooms. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room and French windows on to the garden. There are four other well-proportioned bedrooms, which offer great flexibility for possible other uses if required. There is a family bathroom, a wet room and sauna and the utility room. The chic kitchen, with its high gloss units and central island, also opens on to the garden. There is also a dual aspect ding room at this level. "Everything flows beautifully and has been designed for easy living," he says.

INSIDE-OUTSIDE LIVING
The main drawing room is on the first floor and captures the stunning views. This is a spacious area, which has been designed with comfortable family living and entertaining in mind. From here bi-folding doors open on to the sky lounge, with its glass roof and triple aspect; the spiral staircase twists up to the cinema room. "You can sit in the sky lounge for hours and just gaze out. There are doors on to the roof terrace to the front and the balcony to the side so there is also always somewhere you can relax in the sunshine on warm days if you want to be outside," he says. "This is a house which really does offer inside-outside living in every way."

SPECTACULAR COASTLINE
While Kingscote could suit someone seeking a truly unique and magnificent home it could also be perfect for new owners keen for a business adventure close to the sea. There are options to buy more land, to create a village shop or to run a caravan, glamping or holiday pod business too, if required. The property offers excellent access to the stunning east coast, known for its beautiful beaches, and to both Norfolk and Suffolk. This location is also famed for its incredible sunrises, indeed nearby Ness Point is the most easterly point in the country. "This is a beautiful place to live. It is close to the beaches, the Suffolk Heritage Coast and to Lowestoft, with its wide range of shops and other facilities," he adds. "You can travel to Great Yarmouth and Norwich easily too, as well as to the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads. This is a home which is wonderful to live in all year round and yet where every day feels like a holiday."

Setting The Scene

Kingscote is set in lawned grounds. It is accessed by a sweeping driveway, providing generous off-road parking. There is also a garage. Further land is available by negotiation and could offer great potential for anyone looking for a business venture. The house has a roof terrace and balcony to enhance its sense of inside-outside living.

Whats Nearby

Kessingland is an ideal place to enjoy the quiet and explore nature. It has a beach that is actually growing, protected from erosion by a combination of shingle and maram grass that was planted by author H. Rider Haggard, who spent his Summers here. Enjoy a walk on the beach keeping the sea on your left and after 400 meters you'll arrive at Benacre National Nature Reserve, ideal to watch migrating birds in spring and autumn.

Within Easy Reach

There are schools, shops and amenities close by. Southwold is just along the coast and offers a selection of high class boutiques, traditional pubs and fishing harbour. Norwich city centre is just under an hour away with its shopping malls, historic sites, open air market, art galleries and many restaurants and bistros it really does have a cosmopolitan feel.


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  • Oulton Broad South (4.3 mi)
  • Lowestoft (4.6 mi)
  • Oulton Broad North (4.8 mi)
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