Guide price £1,250,000
A substantial and elegant 6-bedroom Edwardian seaside property set within 1.65 acres (stms) of beautifully mature gardens and grounds, a private and peaceful oasis in the centre of Hunstanton. With original coach house/garages, orangery, private parking, and indoor swim spa. A grand house on a grand scale that would make the most wonderful family home. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance porch and hall - Reception hall - Drawing room - Dining room - Games room - Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga - Pantry/larder - Utility room - Large storeroom - Study - Cloakroom and separate WC - Large Cellar - Adjoining orangery and Edwardian conservatory __________ FIRST FLOOR - Galleried landing - Master bedroom with en suite bathroom - Double bedroom with dressing room and en suite bathroom - 4 further double bedrooms - 2 further bathrooms - WC __________ OUTSIDE - Original double garage/barn with loft above - Green house - Gardeners storeroom - Timber chalet with indoor spa pool, jacuzzi, steam room and shower - Ornamental fishpond - Gardens and grounds of 1.65 acres (stms) - Further garden sheds and WC - Parking for several cars __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Kings Lynn 16 miles (mainline trains to London Kings Cross via Cambridge) - Brancaster 7 miles - Burnham Market 11 miles - Sandringham 8.5 miles - Old Hunstanton 1 mile __________ SITUATION The elegant Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton is renowned for its unique striped cliffs, long sandy beach and magnificent sunsets. The seaside town began as a purposely built resort in 1846 and retains its Victorian charm and character to this day, remaining a popular holiday destination for visitors of all ages. From buzzing family activities such as Crazy Golf, Arcades, The Sea Life Sanctuary and the Oasis Leisure Centre to the tranquil Esplanade Gardens and music on the green, there is something for everyone. The town's array of gardens are especially delightful during the Spring and summer months. Town amenities include a variety of eating options, from cafes, vintage tea shop, fish and chip shops, pubs and restaurants. There is a theatre, supermarkets, health centre, dentist and further comprehensive shopping facilities along with schooling for all ages both state and private including The Glebe preparatory school in Hunstanton and further along the coast at Holt, Gresham's pre-prep, prep and senior schools, founded in 1555. It is also home to the very popular Hunstanton Lawn Tennis Tournament, which is Britain's largest open tennis tournament, having been established in 1920. Just a mile north is Old Hunstanton boasting a championship golf course, wide sandy beaches with colourful beach huts and many pubs/restaurants including the Michelin starred Neptune restaurant, The coastal path starts in Hunstanton or you can take the Coastliner bus and along the North Norfolk Heritage Coast many further recreational activities are available including sailing, bird watching, walking and cycling to name but a few. With Royal Sandringham, Holkham, Houghton all within in easy driving distance this is a brilliant place to enjoy all that North Norfolk has to offer. __________ DESCRIPTION A pillared entrance with double doors and inner porch leads into the hall with separate cloakroom and WC to your right. The main reception hall is a very impressive room with original open fireplace and a magnificent oak staircase with carved banisters leading up to the galleried landing above. There are 3 beautifully proportioned rooms off the reception hall, all with high ceilings and large bay windows offering garden views. The dining room has wooden flooring, an ornate fireplace with electric coal effect fire and a door opening to the orangery. The drawing room is particularly lovely, double aspect with parquet flooring and French doors leading to the garden, it also has the original ornate fireplace with gas coal fire. The third room is currently a games room with snooker table and is equally impressive. On the right from the entrance hall a corridor leads to what would have been the working/staff part of the house in days gone by. The kitchen/breakfast room has been modernised over the years and now has a range of fitted, paint finished cupboards and a breakfast bar, soft close drawers and granite worktops. Integrated appliances include a 2-oven gas fired Aga, Hotpoint drawer fridge, electric oven, microwave and warming drawer. There is plenty of room for a dining table and chairs in this room. The study has been designed to be an ideal place to work, located in a quiet corner of the house and fully fitted with shelving and wood panelling, Also, on this side of the house, a larder/storeroom with butlers sink, a very spacious utility room/laundry room, the original doctor's surgery which is now used as a big storeroom and a dry cellar, ideal for wine storage. There is a back door and second staircase leading up from this hallway. Taking the main stairs from the reception hall to a half landing flooded with natural light and on up the main galleried landing, which is easily another reception space. There are 3 impressive bedrooms reflecting the large rooms below. The master bedroom suite has many fitted cupboards and a magnificent bay window with lovely garden and distant sea views, steps from this room lead down to a modern bathroom with double vanity unit, large bath and contemporary bathroom suite. The second double bedroom has a small side conservatory, an en suite bathroom and dressing room and there is a third large double bedroom with big bay window, fitted cupboard and hand basin, these two rooms have an interconnecting door. Stepping down from the galleried landing into the less formal side of the property there are 3 further double bedrooms and 2 further bathrooms with a separate WC. There are good storage cupboards and a large walk in linen cupboard off the corridor. __________ OUTSIDE A glazed door at the back of the house from the entrance hall opens into the orangery which runs along the back of the house and leads into a wonderful old conservatory with tiled floor and an old eucalyptus tree growing inside. This would be the perfect alfresco entertaining space and must be able to tell some stories from times gone by. A small gravelled terrace at the back of the house allows one to survey the garden laid out below, immediately below the house, the rockery is full of exotic plants, palms, a fig tree, herbaceous plants and greenery, interspersed with pathways and an oak bridge and rose arbour over the ornamental pond which is stocked with of large fish including, Japanese Koi and giant goldfish. The rest of the garden, which extends to 1.65 acres (stms) is laid to lawn with a formal ornamental rose garden, which in full bloom provides a riot of colour and a wonderful scent. On one side the garden is bordered with bluebell woods with some wonderful mature trees including giant Holm Oak. Privacy and peace are the overwhelming factors of this garden. There is a wooden chalet which houses the indoor swim spa exercise pool with adjoining jacuzzi. It also has a steam room and separate shower and WC. A large old barn with loft above provides garaging for several cars, and there is a greenhouse, original gardener's store with fireplace and numerous other outbuildings/storerooms as well as a garden WC. The house has space for plenty of off-street parking in various locations on the site and an in and out driveway at the front. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Band G __________ SERVICES Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity, oil fired central heating and pool heating. __________ DIRECTIONS From King's Lynn take the A149 to Hunstanton. At Hunstanton roundabout take the 3rd exit, then take the 2nd left into Sandringham Road and the property can be found on your left-hand side at the junction with Park Road. __________ 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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