4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

24/26 High Street, Wells-next-the-Sea

Guide Price £775,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Imposing period house on the High Street with 4 bedrooms, cellar and courtyard garden with parking and a large 2 storey barn.

DESCRIPTION
24/26 High Street is a landmark period end-terraced property situated in a Conservation Area on the High Street in Wells-next-the Sea. Formerly The Green Dragon and The Dukes Head public houses (between circa 1750 and 1896), the building was the venue for a clandestine meeting in 1782 between Mr Robert Bliss, the Superintendent of Excise for Wells-next-the-Sea, and his informant concerning significant quantities of contraband. This meeting was the precursor to a violent confrontation in the village of Thornham between the Excise men and their Light Dragoons and the smugglers themselves and aggrieved villagers.
Today, the property is a more peaceful haven having been converted at the end of the 19th century into an imposing residential home. There is surprisingly large and adaptable accommodation briefly comprising kitchen with separate utility, cloakroom, dining room with a wonderful inglenook fireplace, sitting room, ground floor bedroom 4/study with 3 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
The property offers significant scope for further accommodation or garaging (subject to the usual permissions) with a large 2 roomed cellar, substantial attic space and a 2 storey brick and flint barn attached to the main house.
Outside, the house and barn wrap around a gravelled and paved courtyard garden which also provides parking. The Buttlands and the town's main shopping street, Staithe Street, are just a few moments' walk away making this an ideal property suitable as a permanent residence or second home with holiday lettings potential.
24/26 High Street is being offered for sale with no onward chain.

SITUATION
Wells-next-the-Sea is an attractive Georgian coastal town with good access to the market towns of Fakenham, King's Lynn, Holt and Norwich. Wells-next-the-Sea has many amenities and leisure activities on offer in the town or close by in the neighbouring coastal villages including, sailing, bird watching, walking, first class accommodation and restaurants, nursery, primary and secondary schools, doctor's surgery, 2 supermarkets, newly opened petrol station, bank and a full range of diverse, independent shops.
The Quay is still the hub of the town with the familiar sight of "gillying" - fishing for shore crabs and the resident Dutch sailing ketch Albatros alongside the small fishing fleet and growing number of leisure craft. The beach, a mile along the beach road and accessible via the sea wall walk, car or the small railway, boasts beautiful sands, dunes and colourful beach huts fringing the pinewoods.

Property ref: 121_959_4652503


ENTRANCE HALL 
1.38m x 2.74m (4' 6" x 9') A timber entrance door with obscured glass side windows leads off the High Street into the entrance hall with radiator and staircase to the first floor landing. Door to sitting room and door leading into:

DINING ROOM 
5.39m x 4.18m (17' 8" x 13' 9") Wonderful inglenook fireplace (log burner not included in sale) with pamment tiled hearth and oak bressumer beam, 2 radiators and shelved cupboard. Double aspect windows to the front and rear, door to study/bedroom 4 and opening to:

KITCHEN 
4.36m x 2.70m (14' 4" x 8' 10") Range of white base and wall units with laminate worktops over incorporating a double stainless steel sink unit. Aga (available by separate negotiation), further space for a freestanding cooker, space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Room for a breakfast table and chairs, radiator and walk-in shelved pantry cupboard with high level window and space for a fridge freezer. Skylight, window overlooking the courtyard garden and door to:

REAR LOBBY 
2.01m x 1.33m (6' 7" x 4' 4") Radiator. Door leading out to the courtyard garden, skylight and door to:

UTILITY ROOM 
3.48m x 2.64m (11' 5" x 8' 8") at widest points. Base unit incorporating a stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine and stacked tumble dryer, shower cubicle, gas-fired boiler, radiator and loft hatch. Window overlooking the courtyard garden and door to:

CLOAKROOM 
Wash basin, WC, radiator and tiled floor. Window to the side.

SITTING ROOM 
5.89m x 3.48m (19' 4" x 11' 5") Brick fireplace housing a gas fire on a quarry tiled hearth with oak mantel, 2 radiators, TV and telephone points. Triple aspect windows to the front, rear and side.

STUDY/GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM 4 
3.91m x 2.74m (12' 10" x 9') Exposed ceiling beams, radiator and TV and telephone points. Window overlooking the courtyard garden.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 
Radiator and room for freestanding furniture such as a desk and chair. Window to the rear.

MASTER BEDROOM 
5.89m x 3.48m (19' 4" x 11' 5") Good sized room with cast iron fireplace with pamment tiled hearth, 2 radiators, range of fitted wardrobe cupboards, pedestal wash hand basin. Double aspect windows to the front and rear.

BEDROOM 2 
3.80m x 3.96m (12' 6" x 13') Cast iron fireplace with pamment tiled hearth, radiator, fitted wardrobe cupboard with sliding doors. Window to the front.

BEDROOM 3 
3.15m x 2.50m (10' 4" x 8' 2") Radiator and fitted corner storage cupboard. Window to the front.

BATHROOM 
2.93m x 1.78m (9' 7" x 5' 10") White panelled bath and pedestal wash hand basin, vinyl flooring, radiator and shelved airing cupboard. Obscured glass window to the rear and door to winder staircase leading up to the attic.

SEPARATE WC 
0.77m x 1.26m (2' 6" x 4' 2") WC. Window to the rear.

ATTIC 
5.98m x 10.43m (19' 7" x 34' 3") Good sized attic, accessed via a winder staircase off the bathroom, with scope for conversion to further living accommodation (subject to the usual permissions).

OUTSIDE 
24/26 High Street is approached off Green Dragon Lane through iron double gates onto a gravelled courtyard garden with parking for up to 3 vehicles with high walling and a pedestrian gate. Shrub borders, mature Bramley Apple tree, paved terrace, brick and timber built WC with wash hand basin. A galvanised checker plate hatch leads down to the cellar.

BARN 
Ground Floor: 4.09m x 7.09m (13' 5" x 23' 3") plus 4.09m x 2.52m (13' 5" x 8' 3"). First Floor: 4.09m x 7.16m (13' 5" x 23' 6") Large 2 storey brick and flint built barn with pantiled roof offering scope for conversion to additional living space, garaging or annexe accommodation (subject to the usual permissions). Timber staircase to first floor, concrete floor, power and light, double timber doors with windows to both sides, first floor high level window to the side of the building and 2 roof lights.

CELLAR 
5.84m x 3.19m (19' 2" x 10' 6") plus 6.57m x 3.63m (21' 7" x 11' 11") Wonderful large cellar with 2 main rooms, one with an arched brick ceiling, accessed via the hatch in the courtyard garden.

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  • Sheringham (14.9 mi)
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Belton Duffey, Wells-next-the-Sea

26 Staithe Street Wells-Next-The-Sea NR23 1AF

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