5 bedroom detached house for sale

Wells-Next-The-Sea

Sold STC £1,150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Grade II Listed Property
  • Coastal Sea Views
  • Five Reception Rooms
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Generous South Facing Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Sowerbys are delighted to offer to the market Blenheim House, a substantial Grade II listed five bedroom detached house with parts dating back to 1790. This delightful property is conveniently situated close to the centre of town and occupying an elevated position, the property also benefits from commanding sea views. The impressive accommodation is arranged over three floors and includes; three reception rooms with period open fire places, newly fitted kitchen/dining room, adjoining conservatory, cloak room and cellar. To the first floor is a large landing and three double bedrooms all with en-suite facilities, two of which offer stunning elevated coastal views. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms, one of which has a coastal viewing area which we are led to believe was where the original wealthy merchant owners once watched their ships coming in along the coast. To the front of the property is a generous walled South facing garden with sun terraces, seating areas, shaped and manicured lawns and planted beds with mature shrubs, flowering plants and specimen trees. A further substantial shingled hard standing offers off road parking for several vehicles and provides access to the garage. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a substantial period residence in the heart of Wells-next-the-Sea and as such early viewing is highly recommended.
 

WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA Wells-next-the-Sea is a popular town set behind a small harbour on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast and it's beach was voted The Best British Beach of the Year 2016 by The Times. The town has a maze of narrow streets, old alleys and yards, filled with shops, pubs and cafes and there are many listed and impressive Georgian and Victorian buildings. The town has a doctors' surgery, library, community hall and primary and secondary schools, and, for those that enjoy the water a public house on a boat. Wells-next-the-Sea is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the heart of the Heritage Coast between Hunstanton and Weybourne. The beautiful sandy beach, with its pine trees, sand dunes and colourful beach huts, can be reached by a pleasant walk, car or by using a miniature steam train from the harbour, alternatively you could just enjoy the Quay with its active fishing fleet and sailing club. Both Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham Woods are designated Nature Reserves, and walkers and birdwatchers enjoy the North Norfolk Coastal Path, creeks and marshes.
 

ENTRANCE AREA Coved ceiling, recessed ceiling lights, wall mounted radiator with decorative cover, period feature arched recess with shelving and cupboard below, stripped and stained floorboards, large opening to the dining room, period arched, panelled and glazed door through to...
 

DRAWING ROOM 16' 9" x 10' 1" (5.11m x 3.07m) A light and spacious twin aspect room with two ornate multi-paned sash windows with working wooden draw blinds. Central ceiling light, ceiling rose, coved ceiling. Feature open fireplace with wooden surround and mantle, tiled inlay and slate hearth, currently fitted with an ornate cast iron fire. Next to the fireplace is a period arched clamshell recess offering shelving to the top and a cupboard underneath. Wall mounted radiator with decorative cover, TV point, sisal laid flooring.
 

DINING ROOM 12' 3" x 14' 6" (3.73m x 4.42m) Open plan to the entrance area is a delightful, bright and spacious dining room with a period multi-paned sash bay window to the side aspect. Feature open fireplace with an ornate stone surround and mantle, brick inlay and tiled hearth. To the side of this is an archway leading through to a recess area with central ceiling light, sandstone floor and period multi-paned high level window. Coved ceiling, two wall mounted uplighters, stripped and stained floorboards, wall mounted radiator with decorative cover. Panelled doors with exposed beam surround offer access to the under stair cupboard providing plenty of storage and access to the gas boiler and electric fuse box. Opening through to…
 

INNER HALL Staircase rising to first floor, multi-paned glazed door leading to the kitchen, opening leading to further hall space offering access hatch to the cellar, door to guest WC and latched door through to…
 

STORE ROOM 5' 4" x 8' 3" (1.63m x 2.51m) Ceiling light, fitted storage shelving, door through to internal lobby.
 

GUEST WC 9' 10" x 3' 3" (3m x 0.99m) Recessed ceiling lights, double glazed UPVC window to side aspect, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps, wall mounted radiator, stripped and stained floorboards.
 

CELLAR Accessed from the inner hall via trap door set in the floor is this useful wine cellar. Stone steps lead down to a brick lined arched passageway which winds round slightly to the vaulted brick built cellar. The cellar offers power and lighting and alcoves to three walls.
 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16' 7" x 14' 6" (5.05m x 4.42m) A delightful recently fitted dual aspect kitchen with multi-paned window overlooking the conservatory, multi-paned window to side aspect and a glazed and panelled barn style door also to the side aspect. Recessed ceiling lights. Modern fitted kitchen comprising a matching range of base units and drawers with silestone work top surfaces and splash-backs. 1.5 bowl sink with chrome swan neck mixer tap, 'Rangemaster' double oven with 5 ring gas hob and hotplate with chrome extractor hood over. Four ornate wall mounted lights, wall mounted shelving, TV point, free standing American style fridge freezer, sandstone floor, ample space for 8 seat table and chairs, archway leading into…
 

CONSERVATORY 19' 6" x 13' 7" (5.94m x 4.14m) A large bright and spacious room with hardwood vaulted double glazed ceiling, two ceiling lights, three sets of double doors leading to a courtyard garden, recessed arched alcove, fitted units with complimentary worktop surface and inset butler style sink, sandstone flooring.
 

INTERNAL LOBBY 5' 2" x 5' 10" (1.57m x 1.78m) Stripped and stained floorboards, door to store room, door through to…
 

SITTING ROOM 14' 2" x 14' 2" (4.32m x 4.32m) A delightful south facing sitting room offering period style double glazed French doors leading on to the garden with ornate wooden surround and working internal shutters. Central ceiling light, coved ceiling, dado rail, feature open fireplace, with stone mantle and tiled hearth (not currently in use), wall mounted radiator with decorative cover, inset wall cupboard, wood flooring, further set of French doors to the…
 
 

GARDEN ROOM 19' 0" x 18' 9" (5.79m x 5.72m) The garden room has recently been extended and now features two sets of double glazed French doors and three double glazed windows overlooking the South facing sun terrace. This coupled with a sloped double glazed roof edge provides an abundance of natural light. Central ceiling light, recessed ceiling lights, access hatch to loft space, barn style door to rear courtyard garden, double cupboard fitted with shelving.
 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 17' 8" x 16' 9" (5.38m x 5.11m) A substantial landing provides a highly versatile additional lifestyle space which could easily accommodate a large corner sofa or even a piano. A double glazed bay window at the top of the stairs offers delightful elevated sea, harbour and marsh views. Open balustrade staircase rising to the second floor, recessed ceiling lights, coved ceiling, wall mounted radiator, panelled and latched door to under stair cupboard offering access to the hot water cylinder. A panelled and latched door reveals a traditional Norfolk winding staircase leading to bedroom 4, carpet laid flooring, panelled doors to further accommodation.
 

MASTER BEDROOM 14' 6" x 14' 9" (4.42m x 4.5m) Panelled door from the landing leads into a small lobby area which has an opening leading into the en-suite bathroom and steps leading up to the master bedroom and gallery area.
 
The master bedroom is a spacious, bright dual aspect room with multi-paned double glazed sash windows to two aspects, one of which offers stunning elevated views of the pinewoods, harbour and marshes. Ceiling light, ornate coved ceiling, wall mounted radiator. An opening leads through to a small galleried area with an altar rail balustrade overlooking the bedroom entrance, ceiling light, double glazed multi-paned sash window to the front aspect, wall mounted radiator, carpet laid flooring.
 

EN-SUITE DRESSING ROOM AND BATHROOM 24' 3" x 7' 4" (7.39m x 2.24m) Coved ceiling, recessed ceiling lights, ceiling mounted extractor fan, three fitted wardrobes to one wall. Two double glazed multi-paned sash windows to the side aspect. Four piece bathroom suite incorporating an oversized shower cubicle with tiled surround, sliding door, and monsoon shower head. Two wash hand basins set in a tiled vanity unit with tiled splash-backs and cupboard underneath, low level WC, generous corner mounted panelled bath with tiled surround, fitted with chrome telephone style mixer tap with hand shower attachment. Recessed seating area, wall mounted radiator, wall mounted chrome ladder style towel heater, slate flooring.
 

BEDROOM TWO 10' 9" x 12' 5" (3.28m x 3.78m) Double glazed multi-paned sash window to side aspect offering delightful elevated views of the harbour. Ceiling light, three fitted double wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving, carpet laid flooring, panelled door through to the…
 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 5' 7" x 13' 8" (1.7m x 4.17m) Ceiling light, multi-paned opaque sash window to the side aspect, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap and tiled splash-back, corner mounted panelled bath fitted with chrome telephone style mixer tap with hand shower attachment, partially tiled walls, wall mounted chrome ladder style towel heater, wall mounted radiator, panelled door to cupboard fitted with shelving, vinyl laid flooring.
 

BEDROOM THREE 16' 0" x 11' 0" (4.88m x 3.35m) Coved ceiling, wall mounted light, double glazed sash window offering elevated views over sun terrace and garden, fitted double wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving , wall mounted radiator, carpet laid flooring. Panelled door leads through to the…
 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 8' 0" x 3' 10" (2.44m x 1.17m) Ceiling light, coved ceiling, three piece bathroom suite incorporating a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome taps and tiled splash-back, panelled bath fitted with chrome telephone style mixer tap with hand shower attachment, fully tiled surround, fitted glass shower panel, wall mounted light and shaver point, wall mounted extractor fan, wall mounted radiator, wall mounted chrome ladder towel heater, tiled flooring.
 

BEDROOM FOUR 13' 10" x 11' 8" (4.22m x 3.56m) A light dual aspect room with exposed beams and vaulted ceiling, ceiling light, wall mounted radiator, access hatches for eaves storage, carpet laid flooring. A period latched door leads through to a small lobby area between the two bedrooms, with exposed beams and access hatch to eaves storage.
 

BEDROOM FIVE 11' 8" x 15' 0" (3.56m x 4.57m) Beamed and vaulted ceiling, ceiling light, recessed ceiling lights, access hatch to eaves storage, double glazed window offering elevated views of the town and harbour, wall mounted radiator, carpet laid flooring, opening through to…
 

THE LOOKOUT 10' 0" x 10' 2" (3.05m x 3.1m) A beamed and vaulted ceiling, recessed ceiling lights, two access hatches to eaves storage, wall mounted radiator, carpet laid flooring. A large double glazed window offers stunning elevated views across the town, pinewoods, harbour and coastline beyond. This is where, according to local legend, a former owner and wealthy merchant watched his ships coming into the harbour.
 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 7' 5" x 5' 4" (2.26m x 1.63m) Multiple recessed ceiling lights, ceiling mounted extractor fan, exposed beam to one wall, three piece shower room suite incorporating a low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash-back, corner mounted shower cubicle with fully tiled walls and sliding curved glass screen fitted with a mains power shower, wall mounted radiator, wall mounted ladder style towel heater.
 

OUTSIDE The property is approached from Theatre Road via an opening through the grade II listed brick and flint garden wall, where you will find a substantial shingle laid hard standing offering parking for numerous vehicles and access to the garage. A traditional iron fence with a double gate in the centre leads into the generous south facing gardens which offer sun terraces, seating areas, shaped and manicured lawns and planted beds with mature shrubs, flowering plants and specimen trees.
 

EPC RATING Exempt - Grade II Listed Building.
 

SERVICE Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
 

COUNCIL TAX RATING Band TBC.
 


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The Granary The Quay, Wells-Next-The-Sea, NR23 1JT

01328 618022 Local call rate

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