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Tower Road, Burnham Overy Staithe, King's Lynn, PE31

Guide price £875,000

Under offer

5 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: BUM190075

The Maltings is an iconic building with which has been owned by the same family since 1926. It is not listed and with over 4000 sq. ft of space it offers amazing possibility and a blank canvas for potential buyers. Located in the very popular coastal village of Burnham Overy Staithe it benefits from truly wonderful creek and marsh views. With front walled garden and lower courtyard garden.


The Maltings is an iconic building with which has been owned by the same family since 1926. It is not listed and with over 4000 sq. ft of space it offers amazing possibility and a blank canvas for potential buyers. Located in the very popular coastal village of Burnham Overy Staithe it benefits from truly wonderful creek and marsh views. With front walled garden and lower courtyard garden. __________ LOWER GROUND FLOOR - Entrance lobby with stairs to ground floor - 2 storage rooms with east aspect - Larger inner storage room __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall with stairs to first floor - Large kitchen breakfast room with stairs to first floor - Second kitchen - Sitting room __________ FIRST FLOOR - Landing - Large sitting room with marsh and creek views - 3 double bedrooms - Single bedroom - 2 bathrooms __________ SECOND FLOOR ATTIC - Stairs to large attic space with potential to reconfigure as living space. __________ OTHER - Not a listed property but in a conservation area - Semi-detached on the west end only - Wonderful potential for loft style living spaces. __________ OUTSIDE - Lower courtyard garden - Front walled garden __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Brancaster 4.9 miles - Burnham Market 1.8 miles - King's Lynn 23.7 miles (mainline train links to London Kings Cross via Cambridge) __________ SITUATION The Burnham's are a small group of villages clustered around the River Burn which, around the 6th and 7th century, was easily navigable all the way up to Burnham Overy Town. The River Burn is a 10-mile-long chalk stream running from South Creake out to the saltmarshes at Burnham Overy Staithe, also affectionately known as "Nelson's River". It is widely believed that Nelson learned to sail at Burnham Overy Staithe aged 10 whilst Richard Woodget, captain of the Cutty Sark, bought a farm and retired to the village until his death in 1926 giving this stretch of coast an enviable naval heritage. This location indisputably lives up to its status as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Between Burnham Overy Staithe and the sea, the river spreads out into a tapestry of tidal creeks that flow through saltmarshes and finally out to sea between a gap in the sand dunes known as Burnham Harbour. The beach is a good mile's walk from the village and, therefore, totally unspoilt and peaceful with vast expanses of golden sands and big, open blue skies. Today, the village is better known as a popular recreational sailing centre with its own sailing club, The Hero public house and restaurant, village hall, tennis courts and children's' play area, and offers a wonderful ''Swallows and Amazons' lifestyle for all ages. A ferry service from the village takes you to Scolt Head Island (tides and weather permitting) which is run by English Nature where you can while away a few hours picnicking, relaxing and enjoying the vast array of flora and fauna on this idyllic offshore 4-mile-long barrier island. Nearby Burnham Market is widely regarded as one of the finest villages in Norfolk, with a charming and eclectic range of independent shops, including a fishmonger, butcher, delicatessen, wine merchant and post office. The village also benefits from doctor and dentist surgeries, a primary school, tennis courts, garage, a parish church and several coffee shops. With the Hoste Arms and other well-established hotels and restaurants sitting comfortably alongside exciting new venues such as Socius and 20 North Street Bistro this a lovely part of the world to call home. __________ DESCRIPTION The Maltings is an iconic building that has much history, it has been a petrol station which was decommissioned in 1971, a spectacle factory, a village shop and a tearoom! In more recent years it was divided by the family into two separate living spaces which was very possible with the two staircases. Today it needs complete modernisation, but the space is as extraordinary as the marsh views that it commands and with some sympathetic and clever redesign it would make a fantastic coastal home. There are various entrances to the property, the original front door opens from the south side of the property into an entrance hallway with stairs leading to the first floor. On the ground floor there are two kitchens, one the east side of the property with marsh views this smaller kitchen has a small Rayburn oven and a range of pine fitted cupboards. The larger kitchen/dining/family room is on the west side of the property with windows to the west and double doors to a small raised platform balcony facing north, this room has a few lovely old beams and a further range of units and electric cooker. Stairs lead up from this kitchen to the first-floor landing and there is a small lobby on the south side with a further door leading out to the south roadside. Also, on the ground floor a sitting room with east aspect and views. From the central hall stairs lead down to the basement, where there is a further exterior door to the side courtyard garden, there are 3 large rooms in the basement, 2 have windows to the east aspect and there is a further larger room without windows, it is possible that this space could be transformed as the perfect utility space with shower room, storage etc ideal if you come off the beach. Returning to the main entrance hall take the stairs to the first floor where there is very flexible accommodation currently 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a large sitting room that which commands wonderful coastal views. Further stairs lead up to the second-floor attic space, this runs the entire length of the property with a large east facing window in the gable end of the house and a further south facing dormer window giving lots natural light. Currently there is plenty of height to walk centrally but there could well be potential to create further living space on this level. _________ OUTSIDE There is a walled garden that faces east and onto Tower Road protected by a low brick wall and to the side of the property a spacious sunken courtyard with plenty of possibilities for outside entertaining space. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Band F, Annual cost: £2554.45 (2019/20) __________ SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage __________ DIRECTIONS Entering Burnham Overy Staithe from Wells next the Sea the property can be found on the right-hand side on the corner of the A149 coast road and Tower Road, entrance on Tower road. __________ AGENTS NOTE In part of the basement some of the space is taken up by the fuel tanks which were decommissioned 48 years ago and filled with sand. They were monitored by the Fire Brigade until mid-1980's. __________ 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.