Guide price £725,000
A fine 4-bedroom Grade II Listed house with beautiful, elegant Regency features, set in west facing landscaped garden, close to the centre of the sought-after coastal town of Wells next the Sea in a slightly hidden location away from the hustle of the busy town yet with easy walking access to The Buttlands, the quay and all facilities. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Dining room/Snug - Drawing room - Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, pantry and larder - Shower room - Cellar __________ FIRST FLOOR - Double bedroom en suite - 2 further double bedrooms - Family bathroom __________ SECOND FLOOR - Study/sitting room - Master bedroom with en suite bathroom __________ OTHER - Semi-detached property - Many original features - Sash windows, shutters and window seats - Panelled walls - Oak, pine, marble and mosaic flooring __________ OUTSIDE - Single garage and off-street parking - Landscaped front garden - Pedestrian access to The Buttlands __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Burnham Market 5 miles - Fakenham 10 miles - Holt 12 miles - Brancaster 9 miles - Kings Lynn (mainline station to Cambridge and London Kings Cross) 29 miles __________ SITUATION Wells-next-the-Sea is a small town with a big personality. From the late 16th century up until the early 20th century, it was a major port and still attracts a wide variety of pleasure craft alongside the fishing fleet bringing in local crab, whelk and shrimp. The Quay is the focal point of the town dominated by the iconic granary building with its distinctive overhanging gantry. Visitors enjoy "gillying" from the harbour wall for crabs next to the permanently moored ''Albatros', a former Dutch cargo ship, now a restaurant. Access to the sea is a mile-long walk along the sea wall, by car or on the narrow-gauge railway. The beach is fringed by sand dunes and pinewoods with a beautiful array of coloured beach huts. Eastwards from the Quay is "East End" where you can pick up the coastal path to Stiffkey and beyond, taking in the views across the saltmarshes. The town itself, predominantly Conservation Area, is made up of narrow streets and ''yards' leading up from the Quay with many buildings dating back to the early 17th century. Of particular note is the tree lined square known as the "Buttlands," made up of impressive late Georgian and Victorian properties. There are plenty of amenities including schools, doctor and dentist, library, food stores, pubs and restaurants as well as interesting independent boutiques and galleries. The vibrant community organises year-round events and helps keep this town one of the most desirable places in Norfolk to live. __________ DESCRIPTION In typical Georgian style, the front of Belmont House has perfect symmetry with the largest sash windows on the ground floor principal reception rooms, getting smaller as you go up the levels to the former servants' quarters on the 2nd floor. The half glazed front door throws lots of natural light into an elegant and spacious hallway with black and white marble floor tiles and painted panelled walls to dado level. From the hall doors lead to the principle rooms, on your right a beautifully proportioned drawing room with an elegant mantel piece and newly installed Clearview woodburning stove. The room is half panelled and there are display shelves and a large walk in cupboard on either side of the fireplace. Crossing the hallway there is another lovely room, currently used as a snug that would work equally well as a formal dining room, this room is fully panelled and has a charming ornate iron open fireplace. Both the drawing room and the study/dining room have large sash windows with window seats and original shutters. The kitchen breakfast room sits on the east side of the house and comprises a range of painted wooden units under granite worktops. It has a gas fired 2 oven Aga and integrated appliances include a dishwasher, Neff electric oven with extractor fan and a large gas fired hob. There is plenty of space for a good-sized table and chairs and on either side of the room doors lead to a walk-in boiler room, with lots of shelving for crockery pans and glass and a big larder with shelving and space for fridge freezer. Also accessed off the hall is a coat storage area and a well-designed shower room/utility with well-designed and concealed space for washing machine and tumble dryer. The property has a small dry cellar for further storage. Norfolk winder stairs lead up to the first floor and onto a lovely large landing with useful storage cupboards, there are 3 good sized double rooms on this level, all elegantly decorated with large sash windows. Two of the rooms have west aspect, as does the large and rather eclectic family bathroom, with a centrally positioned claw foot bath and traditional white bathroom suite. The third bedroom has east aspect and benefits from an en suite shower room. The second floor is also accessed by further winder stairs, here there are 3 interconnecting rooms, a study/second sitting room, double bedroom and en suite bathroom, this would make the perfect teenage hang out space or master suite, and it full of character with exposed beams, low doors and dormer windows with wooden shutters. _______ OUTSIDE The house is set back and hidden from the road, accessed through a five-bar gate leading to a gravelled parking area of up to 3 cars and the newly re roofed timber framed garage. The property's walled garden is landscaped to echo a French parterre with formal beds separated by paths with low box hedging or brick borders and planted with a wonderful variety of flowers and shrubs to provide all year-round colour and interest. A sunny south-facing terrace provides a lovely outside entertaining space whilst a pedestrian gate from the garden leads to the alleyway that takes you onto The Buttlands and all the town's amenities. Some windows from the adjoining house overlook part of the garden. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY North Norfolk District Council Band E __________ SERVICES Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas. Gas fired central heating and Aga. __________ DIRECTIONS On Burnt Street, pass the fire station on your right. A little further along is a small layby on the left. Belmont House is short way up here as indicated by its house name and our For-Sale board. __________ 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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