Guide price £895,000
An exceptional 5-bedroom, 4-reception room Edwardian property with outstanding coastal views. Immaculately presented to a very high specification and retaining many fine original features. Hillcrest sits in an elevated position within half an acre of mature and beautifully designed gardens in a quiet and secluded location in the popular coastal town of Sheringham. Many of the rooms have sea views. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Reception hall - Games room - Drawing room - Kitchen/dining room - Family/cinema room - Larder/pantry - Utility room - 2 separate cloakrooms - Wine cellar - Original cloakroom, butlers' cupboard and other storage __________ FIRST FLOOR - Galleried landing - Master bedroom en suite and sea view - Bedroom 2 with en suite and adjoining roof terrace - Bedroom 3 with large en suite and stunning private decked terrace - 2 further double bedrooms - Family bathroom __________ OTHER - Within walking distance of town facilities, Sheringham Golf Course and the beach - Security alarm and CCTV system - Beautiful plantation shutters - High quality bathrooms - Many original features including cornices, picture rails, some oak mullioned windows and panelling. __________ OUTSIDE - Mature multi-level lawned garden - Landscaped gardens - Electric gates onto private drive - Single garage - 2 summer houses - Traditional wooden greenhouse - Decked terrace - Observation deck offering spectacular coastal views - Entertaining terrace with BBQ and pizza oven - Garden lighting and watering systems __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Norwich 27 miles (international airport and train links to London Liverpool Street) - Holt 7.5 miles - Cromer 4.5 miles __________ SITUATION The traditional seaside town of Sheringham was once an old fishing village and that heritage is still evident today. The beach is within walking distance and family friendly and the promenade offers lovely walks beside the colourful beach huts. With activities including fine coastal walks, golf courses, sailing and bird watching all available on your doorstep this is a very special part of the world. The town is bustling with independent retailers, cafes, tea rooms, museums and the popular Sheringham Little Theatre and a weekly market is held on Saturdays throughout the year and Wednesdays from April to November. State and private schooling for all ages is available locally with Beeston Hall Prep school located in the neighbouring village and in Holt Gresham's pre-prep, prep and senior schools, founded in 1555. The town's name is of Scandinavian origin, Vikings first settled in Sheringham and this history is celebrated with the annual Viking Festival each winter. Sheringham has many other carnivals and festivals all year round including the famous Crab & Lobster Festival and Sheringham Carnival. There is also a Steam Gala in the Autumn, celebrating the heritage North Norfolk Steam Railway which runs from Sheringham to Holt, through Kelling, with fantastic sea views along the way. The town also benefits from a regular train service via Cromer to Norwich. Nearby is the National Trust's Sheringham Park, with miles of hilly countryside with spectacular Azaleas and rhododendrons in the spring, fabulous walks and sea views. __________ DESCRIPTION Hillcrest if of Arts and Crafts style and is believed to have been built in 1917. The wooden front door leads into an inner porch with half panelled walls and original decorative tiled floor, an inner glazed door opens to the impressive reception hall with original oak flooring and picture rails. A large working open fireplace with ornate marble surround and carved wooden mantle is a feature of this spacious area. There is an original cloaks cupboard and a reading area with a large window with views over the garden and to the sea. Elegant oak return stairs lead up from this room. An original butler's cupboard provides useful storage and is complemented by an under stairs cupboard. A mirrored door from the reception hall leads to a small laundry room with door to the garden, the laundry room comprises fitted cupboards, marble worktops and space and plumbing for washing machine. From the laundry room there is a door through to a separate WC and wash hand basin. The house has 4 elegant reception rooms which are flexible as to how they can be used. The beautiful drawing room is double aspect with a large bay window overlooking the garden and towards the sea and a side window, this room has high ceilings with exposed beams, lovely panelled walls, column radiators and an original cast iron and tiled surround working fireplace. There is also original oak built in storage cupboards and fitted carpet. The simply stunning games room is double aspect with a large bay window overlooking the garden and towards the sea as well as a further large bay window to the side garden. This wonderful room has a working open fireplace, column radiators and oak flooring. The kitchen and dining room lead off the reception hall. The kitchen is beautifully fitted with a range of painted wooden cupboards under granite worktops, with double sink, further food prep sink, breakfast bar and 2 oven gas fired AGA. Integrated appliances include an electric Neff cooker with gas hob, extractor fan, and Neff dishwasher. An original archway leads to the adjoining dining room with French doors leading to a side terrace. There is also a feature fireplace, column radiators and shutters to the windows. Off the kitchen there is a useful pantry/utility room which has been fully fitted with matching cupboards and worktops, a sink, an American fridge freezer and integrated Neff microwave. The gas fired boiler is also located in this room. A timber door leads to the side of the house. Leading from the kitchen towards the rear of the house is a further hallway from which is accessed the useful wine cellar which is fitted with shelving and storage and a feature storage cupboard which was once part of the original staircase for service access to the rear of the house! This stunning carpeted hallway leads into the family/cinema room which has a feature wall, column radiators, alcove shelving and spotlights. This lovely comfortable room is the perfect place to watch a film or relax on a quiet night in. There is a further small lobby and WC as well as a back door leading off this room. Returning to the reception hall the stairs turn up via a half landing to the first-floor galleried landing above. The master bedroom is located to the front of the property, this lovely big bedroom has an original fitted cupboard, large en suite with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle. There is a sea view from the big bay window to the front. This room has a loft access with fitted drop down steps. The loft is spacious and contains 2 hot water cylinders. The second bedroom has a stunning terrace overlooking the garden, this king size room has shutters at the window which is to the side of the property and sea glimpses, there is an en suite shower room with sea views from the front and a feature round window. At the rear of the property is bedroom 3 which has an original painted fitted cupboard and glazed doors leading to a fantastic private decked terrace. This room has an extremely spacious en suite bathroom, with separate shower cubicle. There is also a built-in cupboard which contains the power for the rear garden lighting and CCTV systems. All of the bathrooms have been fitted out to an exceptional standard with separate showers, and traditional style claw foot, roll top baths, pedestal basins or vanity units, heated towel rails and fully tiled walls and floors. There are two further double bedrooms; one with fabulous garden and sea views to the front of the property and large fitted cupboard. There is also a beautiful large family bathroom completing the 4 bathrooms with a marble vanity unit. Bedroom 5 has a window to the side and a fitted painted cupboard. A good-sized linen cupboard on the landing contains a radiator for useful drying of clothes. __________ OUTSIDE Located off a quiet residential road, the garage is situated next to the entrance drive where the double wooden electric gates are well setback for ease of access. There is also secured keypad for the pedestrian gate. The driveway climbs up to the house with a parking and turning area beside the house. Below the house steps lead down to a large area of lawn with landscaped herbaceous borders, mature trees and a lovely summer house, there is a small terrace beside the front door with lovely views over this part of the garden. Proceeding past the side of the house there are two garden storage rooms adjoining the house, one currently used as a wood store. Steps lead up through meticulously planned terraces filled with a myriad of flowers and shrubs to several different seating and entertaining areas, one which leads off the master bedroom is adjacent to the timber and glazed greenhouse/ this would also make a lovely alfresco entertaining room. There is a further area with built in table, gas BBQ, pizza oven and summer house with power for the garden lighting systems and finally to the very top of the garden to the observation deck, of solid timber construction there is simply no better place to take in the simply breath-taking views over the golf course to the sea. You can also glimpse the steam train. The rear of the garden has a magical area with fire pit for sitting around toasting marshmallows into the evening. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY North Norfolk District Council Band G __________ SERVICES Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas. __________ DIRECTIONS From the A149 coast road heading towards Weybourne turn right into Holt Road, proceed up this road and take the 3rd right hand turning into Vicarage Road. Proceed to the top of the road T junction turn left onto Hooks Hill, the property entrance can be found immediately on your right. __________ IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us. 2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on. 3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale. 4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained. 5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property. 6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller. 7. Note to potential purchasers who intend to view the property; we would politely ask you discuss with our staff if there is any point of particular importance to you, before you make arrangements to visit or plan a viewing appointment. 8. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment.
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