2 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

74 Station House, Helhoughton

Sold STC £345,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Former railway signalman's house with 2 bedroom accommodation and delightful 2/3 acre gardens (sts) surrounded by woodland. No chain.

DESCRIPTION
As it's name alludes to, 74 Station House, is one of a pair of semi detached cottages which were once the railway signalmen's houses for Raynham Park Station built in the 1880s by the railway company Midland and Great Northern. Since the demise of the railways, the properties have become private homes and number 74 has interesting accommodation briefly comprising kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, conservatory/diner with 2 bedrooms and a luxury bathroom upstairs. The property has been refurbished by the current owner including refelting and retiling the main roof, a Sarnafil roof to the conservatory/diner, installation of oil-fired central heating, secondary glazing and a new entrance porch/utility. Interesting period features have been retained such as high ceilings and deep skirtings, pine doors, fireplaces and tiled floors.
However, perhaps the property's outstanding feature is its delightful gardens which amount to approximately 2/3 acre (subject to survey) and are a haven for wildlife being surrounded by woodland. Of particular note is a period railway carriage (now requiring some renovation) that was formerly used as the office at Holt Railway Station.
74 Station House is being offered for sale with no onward chain.

SITUATION
Helhoughton is a rural hamlet some 4 miles south-west of the attractive market town of Fakenham which offers a full range of facilities such as shops, supermarkets and schools with a weekly market and auction on Thursdays. Also nearby is East Rudham, an historic village set around a large village green surrounded by many attractive, mainly Georgian properties. East Rudham offers a good range of everyday shopping facilities including a butchers shop, delicatessen, general store/Post Office, bespoke kitchen showroom, a tea shop and a veterinary surgery. The village pub, The Crown Inn, is highly regarded for the quality of its food and serves the finest seasonal local produce.
The centres of Norwich and King's Lynn are within easy motoring distance and the countryside surrounding Helhoughton is attractive and well wooded being, in the main, owned by large the country estates of Raynham and Pynkney.


Property ref: 121_960_4533403


PORCH/UTILITY 
1.67m x 2.50m (5' 6" x 8' 2")
A partly glazed stable door leads from the front of the property into the porch/utility with vaulted ceiling, pamment tiled floor, radiator and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Windows to 3 aspects and a partly glazed door leading into:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 
2.71m x 5.26m (8' 11" x 17' 3")
Range of pine base and glazed wall units with pine worktops incorporating a stainless steel sink with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, electric hob and oven, extractor fan and space for a dresser base unit. Fireplace housing an Italian 'La Nordica' wood burning cooker with a tiled splashback and timber mantel, space for a fridge freezer, radiator, oak flooring and wall shelves. Double aspect windows overlooking the gardens and partly glazed stable door leading into:

SITTING ROOM 
3.75m x 4.28m (12' 4" x 14' 1")
Fireplace housing a wood burning stove on a pamment tiled hearth with pine shelving to the sides, vertical radiator, oak flooring and understairs storage cupboard where the oil-fired boiler is located. Partly glazed stable door to side lobby and French doors leading into:

CONSERVATORY/DINER 
2.86m x 3.73m (9' 5" x 12' 3")
A versatile room of glazed hardwood construction on a low brick wall with Sarnafil roof, oak flooring, radiator, wall lights and room for a dining table and chairs. Glazed door leading out to the gardens.

SIDE LOBBY 
Accessed off the sitting room with a partly glazed stable door leading outside, black and red quarry tiled floor and staircase to first floor landing.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 
Window overlooking the gardens, loft hatch.

BEDROOM 1 
2.90m x 4.28m (9' 6" x 14' 1")
Built-in cupboard with shelving and clothes hooks, radiator and dormer window to the south.

BEDROOM 2 
3.72m x 2.75m (12' 2" x 9') at widest points.
Curtained wardrobe with shelving and hanging rail, radiator and dormer window overlooking the gardens.

BATHROOM 
2.71m x 2.41m (8' 11" x 7' 11")
Traditional bathroom suite comprising a roll top slipper bath on ball and claw feet, pedestal wash basin and WC. Radiator, partly tiled walls, extractor and window overlooking the gardens.

OUTSIDE 
74 Station House is well screened from the road and is approached over a sweeping rhododendron lined driveway leading to a grass parking area where there is space for several cars. A tall timber pedestrian gate leads to the front of the property and the outbuilding.
Double 5 bar gates open onto to the delightful main gardens which are to the north and east of the house and are a haven for wildlife. There are lawns, mature shrub and flower beds, woodland with mown pathways (currently flanked by forget-me-not flowers), a pond, large glass house (requiring some refurbishment), log store, timber sheds and an orchard area. A particular feature is a period railway carriage (now requiring some renovation) that was formerly used as the office at Holt Railway Station.
In all, the gardens and grounds amount to approximately 2/3 acre (subject to survey).

OUTBUILDING 
Detached brick built outbuilding with a tiled roof comprising:
WORKSHOP
2.81m x 3.27m (9' 3" x 10' 9") at widest points
Old bread oven with chimney.
STORE
1.84m x 1.23m (6' x 4')
LOG STORE

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