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The Staithe, Stalham, Norfolk, NR12

Guide price £550,000

4 Beds 3 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: NOR190144

**CHAIN FREE** The Old Granary is Grade II listed and described as ‘an excellent example of a rare industrial building and one of the best surviving examples of a small inland wherry port’ by Historic England. Built so that wherries could dock below it and grain be loaded onto them, this spectacular former granary has been comprehensively remodelled and refurbished to offer elegant and contemporary 4-bedroom accommodation arranged over 3 floors. A detached property, it retains most of its original features, has a fabulous kitchen/dining room, off-road parking and a garage and enjoys lovely direct views over the water.


  • Grade II listed former Old Granary
  • approx. 1981 sq ft
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 receptions
  • 3 bathrooms
  • river views
  • detached
  • chain free


!! VIDEO AVAILABLE - CLICK ON VIDEO TOUR TAB !! The Old Granary is Grade II listed and described as ''an excellent example of a rare industrial building and one of the best surviving examples of a small inland wherry port' by Historic England. Built so that wherries could dock below it and grain be loaded onto them, this spectacular former granary has been comprehensively remodelled and refurbished to offer elegant and contemporary 4-bedroom accommodation arranged over 3 floors. A detached property, it retains most of its original features, has a fabulous kitchen/dining room, off-road parking and a garage and enjoys lovely direct views over the water. __________ FEATURES - Underfloor heating in the kitchen/dining room - Original wood flooring - Oak beams - Lead light windows - Original granary pulley system, loading gantry doors & loading hatches - Flight of original granary stairs - Direct river views __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Study - WC - Sitting room with river views - Kitchen/dining room with underfloor heating & river views __________ FIRST FLOOR - Boutique-hotel style master suite with river views - Bedroom 4 - Shower room - Landing with built-in wardrobe __________ SECOND FLOOR - Boutique-hotel style bedroom suite with river views - Bedroom 3 __________ OUTSIDE - Direct river views - South facing to the rear - Enclosed sandstone terrace - Raised timber deck - Partially walled garden - Integrated garage (6.07m x 2.94m) - Off-road parking __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Wroxham: 8.4 miles - East Coast: 5.0 miles - Norwich: 15.4 miles - North Walsham: 9.2 miles __________ SITUATION Stalham Staithe is one of the gateways to the Norfolk Broads, and the Granary is within an area designated as ''industrial heritage', being made up of attractive heritage buildings and waterfront. The hamlet is about, half a mile from the market town of Stalham. Stalham offers a range of supermarkets, shops, post office, doctors, dentists and schools to accommodate all ages. The East Coast offers a selection of beaches and is approximately 5 miles to the east whilst the nearby town of North Walsham has a wide range of amenities including supermarkets (Waitrose and Sainsbury's), shops, schools, dentists and two doctor's surgeries, as well as public transport (bus and rail) to Norwich. There are wonderful walks in the area including Weavers Way, quiet country cycling routes and access to the broads with its wildlife, sailing and fishing. About 8 miles to the south is the Broadland town of Wroxham which also has a wide range of local amenities and a railway line to Norwich. The Cathedral City of Norwich is just over 16 miles to the south west, offering a vibrant arts and business community and is the regional centre for cultural and shopping amenities. There is a permanent market in the centre of the city and a wonderful Cathedral Close on the edge of the River Wensum. Norwich has a mainline railway station (London Liverpool Street, 100 minutes) and to the north of the city is Norwich International Airport. __________ DESCRIPTION The Old Granary was originally built in 1808. The Norfolk Wherries moored underneath the building and collected local grain to transport down the River Ant. The detached property is Grade II listed and was carefully restored and converted during 2004/5 by the previous owner, who worked closely with the North Norfolk District Council Conservation Department, so that the Granary's original features could be retained. The property has been finished to a high standard throughout, cleverly combining traditional and contemporary styles. The property has been owned by the present vendors since 2012. __________ HISTORIC ENGLAND The following paragraph is taken directly from the Historic England listing entry: Listing NGR: TG3734624667 List entry number: 1049368 Wherry granary, now private house. Dated S.C.S. 1808, restored 1977 by Anthony C. Adcock. Brick with pantile roof. 3 storey facade in north-east gable. Symmetrical. Central round arched panelled door in square surround approached by short flight of steps. To left and right one segmental 3-light window, the central light louvred. Central first floor access door to granary, now half glazed. 2 similar windows above those to ground floor. Loading door in attic, now also half glazed. Gabled roof. Rear gable weatherboarded. Staithe runs underneath building to form wherry bays, the floor beams carried on arched braces. Above is 3 storey symmetrical facade. Ground floor with central glazed C20 door flanked by one leaded casement each side. First floor with 2 tiers of leaded casements, the lower tier 2- light, the upper tier 4-light. 4-light attic casement also with leaded lights. Interior retains all bridging beams, joists and timbering. Granary bays with plank walls. All casements original iron type. Roof of tie beams, one tier clasped purlins and collars. An excellent example of rare industrial building. __________ GROUND FLOOR The front door opens into an entrance hall, which features original oak flooring. Off to the left of the entrance hall there is a modern cloakroom, featuring tiled flooring, wash hand basin and WC. Off to the right of the entrance hall there is a small study. Glass panelling between the study and sitting room and an aspect to the front of the property provides good natural light. The staircase to the first floor leads up from the entrance hall. A modern glazed door opens through to the sitting room. This is a beautiful light and airy room featuring white painted original brickwork, exposed timber beams, lead light windows and a panel of glass flooring with lights illuminating the wet dock below. French doors open out onto the raised deck, that sits over the water and affords lovely water views. A nautical style chrome and timber staircase leads down to the large contemporary kitchen/dining room. The kitchen/dining room is a large, light and airy space with river views and bi-folding doors opening out to the small enclosed terrace to the rear with gated access to the raised deck and creating the perfect indoor/outdoor living space. The kitchen/dining room offers character features, including an exposed oak beam and exposed brick wall. The kitchen/dining room benefits from underfloor heating (water fed) and comprises a comprehensive range of fitted cabinets, double sink, worktop space and integrated dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer and extractor unit. There is a freestanding American style fridge-freezer and a range cooker with a 5-ring ceramic hob. An internal door opens out to the integral garage. __________ FIRST FLOOR The large open landing features original wood flooring, a glazed loading gantry door, exposed timber beams, nautical style chrome and timber banister rails and a large built-in cupboard with hanging space. The master bedroom suite is open plan, incorporating a stylish bathroom and offering wonderful river views. The room features original loading hatch, oak flooring, exposed painted beams, and leaded windows. Bedroom 4 is a single room with original wood flooring, exposed painted beams and an aspect to the west side of the property. The shower room has a large walk-in shower, glass-topped wash-hand basin stand, feature heated towel rail and WC. __________ SECOND FLOOR Approached up one of the original flights of granary stairs, the landing features original wood flooring and nautical style chrome and timber banister rails. Bedroom 2 offers an open plan suite, incorporating a stylish bathroom. This bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, roof timbers and cable spot lighting. The room also features the original granary pulley system, original loading hatch, built-in wardrobe, high oak framed leaded windows and wonderful river views. Bedroom 4 is a partially vaulted double bedroom with exposed painted beams, exposed floorboards, reclaimed Georgian fanlight, loading gantry door and access to storage loft. __________ OUTSIDE The Old Granary occupies an enviable riverside setting with lovely views over the water, an enclosed sandstone terrace and raised timber deck with steps down to a partially walled garden with lawn and shrub beds. A footpath leads down the side of the property to a pedestrian gate which opens out to the front. The garage has timber doors and houses the oil-fired combination boiler. To the side of the property there is parking available for one vehicle. In addition to this, there is ample on-street parking directly opposite the property. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY North Norfolk District Council, Band: E __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating. Mains electricity, water and drainage. __________ AGENTS NOTE The partially walled garden is not fenced off from the water. Please be extra vigilant if you are visiting the property with small children. __________ DIRECTIONS Leaving Norwich by car, head east on the A47 for approximately 7 miles. At the 2nd roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A1064. Proceed for approximately 2 miles before turning left onto the B1152. After approximately 3 miles continue on to the A149. Drive for approximately 2.5 miles and then turn right onto Staithe Road, following the brown tourist signpost for River and Boatyard & Museum of the Broads. Continue for a short distance and the property will be found on the left-hand side of the road, adjacent to the Museum of the Broads. __________ 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 the reason for the property coming onto the market and 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.