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Mundesley Road, Paston, Norfolk, NR28

Guide price £1,500,000

Sold-STC

5 Beds 5 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: NOR220053

!! CHAIN FREE !! A quintessential Brick & Flint Norfolk farmhouse coming to the market for the first time in over 20 years, offering a unique opportunity to purchase this immaculately presented 5-bedroom Grade II listed property complete with a 2 storey Studio and 17th Century Cottage. The property has been renovated to an exacting standard throughout by the current owner, whilst retaining a wealth of period features, and is set back from the road with gated off-road parking. In addition, the property includes The Old Forge and former Wheelwrights which would have historically served the village and now offers a fantastic development opportunity to the new owner (subject to necessary consents etc). The property stands in approximately 0.6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, and all situated within less than a 1 mile walk to the beach.

THE PROPERTY

!! CHAIN FREE !! A quintessential Brick & Flint Norfolk farmhouse coming to the market for the first time in over 20 years, offering a unique opportunity to purchase this immaculately presented 5-bedroom Grade II listed property complete with a 2 storey Studio and 17th Century Cottage. The property has been renovated to an exacting standard throughout by the current owner, whilst retaining a wealth of period features, and is set back from the road with gated off-road parking. In addition, the property includes The Old Forge and former Wheelwrights which would have historically served the village and now offers a fantastic development opportunity to the new owner (subject to necessary consents etc). The property stands in approximately 0.6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, and all situated within less than a 1 mile walk to the beach. __________ MAIN HOUSE Ground Floor - Entrance hall - Sitting room - Dining room with doors to the garden - Drawing room with French doors to secret garden - Family room - Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga - Utility room with walk in coat cupboard - Shower room First Floor - Main bedroom with bathroom - Bedroom 2 with bathroom - Bedroom 4 - Family bathroom (serves Bed 4) - Bedroom 5 Second Floor - Bedroom 3 with bathroom - Walk-in wardrobe __________ 17th CENTURY COTTAGE - Currently utilised as a large entertaining space/library __________ TWO STOREY STUDIO - Ground Floor games room/studio - First Floor studio __________ OUTBUILDINGS - Original Old Paston bellows forge - Original former wheelwrights building - Garage __________ OUTSIDE - Landscaped gardens - Thatched gazebo - Walled secret courtyard garden - Large timber summer house with power (requires modernisation) - Remote control gated off-road parking __________ DISTANCES (approx.) - Mundesley Beach: 0.9 mile (walk) - Gunton Station: 5.2 miles - North Walsham: 4.6 miles - Norwich: 21 miles __________ SITUATION The house is situated in the unspoilt small North Norfolk village of Paston, and benefits from being located within walking distance (0.9 miles) of Mundesley Beach (a Blue Flag Award winning beach) yet nestled quietly just to south of Mundesley itself. Mundesley village offers a good range of amenities including restaurants, public houses, shops, post office and a doctor's surgery. There are a range of activities to be had along Norfolk's renowned coastline, including bird watching and sailing. There are several golf courses nearby, namely Mundesley, Sheringham and Cromer. The Norfolk Broads network is within easy driving distance and the Cathedral City of Norwich is within 21 miles. The nearby market town of North Walsham offers a wide range of amenities including supermarkets (Waitrose, Sainsbury's, and Lidl), shops, primary and secondary schools and the prestigious Paston College, dentists, doctor's surgeries, as well as good public transport (bus and rail) to Norwich and Cromer. The Gunton Arms and sister pub Suffield Arms are located within just a few miles and offer fantastic dining and entertaining space, and ideally located near the Gunton Station, with a train service to Norwich station. Norwich has a mainline railway station with a service to London Liverpool Street (under 2 hours) and the International Airport is located just to the north of the city. The Cathedral City of Norwich has a vibrant business community and as the regional centre has an extensive range of cultural and leisure facilities, including the Norwich City football club, the Riverside leisure development complete with cinema and numerous restaurants and pubs. The city has an excellent range of state and private schools and is well known for its excellent shopping, with a combination of independent retailers along with several premium department stores. __________ DESCRIPTION Paston Old House is a quintessential Brick & Flint Norfolk farmhouse, under a thatched roof (re-thatched in 2018). The property comprises of the main house along with a 17th Century Cottage to the front, 2 storey studio to the rear (former double garage) and the neighbouring Forge and accompanying wheelwrights that previously served the village. The house is an elegantly proportioned home that has been subjected to extensive restoration by the current owner, with high specification finishes and incredible attention to detail throughout yet retains a wealth of original features throughout, including a number of fireplaces, fabulous timber work and has the benefit of an equal ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms. We have been informed that there has been a dwelling on the site since 1480. In the past the house has had a variety of uses and has been three cottages, a farmhouse, the village shop, and a post office. __________ GROUND FLOOR An oak front door opens into the entrance hall which in turn leads to the sitting room and the family room. The spacious sitting room benefits from a southwest facing aspect and features a lovely brick fireplace (recently re-pointed) with Jotul wood burning stove and original exposed beams. A staircase rises to the first floor, with access to bedrooms 1, 2 and 5. A door from the sitting room opens into the adjoining dining room, which has an external door leading out to the front garden and a lovely aspect out to the attractive garden to the side of the property. The dining room features exposed beams and stripped and painted floorboards. To the right of the entrance hall is the family room, which features a beautiful Norfolk pamment floor, exposed beams, Jotul wood burning stove, 2x original bread ovens. and a useful under stairs storage cupboard. This room can also be accessed directly off the kitchen/breakfast room. Beyond the family room is the drawing room, which enjoys a double aspect to the front and rear of the property. There are a set of French doors opening out to the secret walled garden, and a staircase rises to bedroom 4 on the first floor. This room features wood flooring, exposed beams, and fireplace with Jotul wood burning stove. The beautiful kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the rear garden offers an exceptional bespoke kitchen complete with butler sink and Aga. There are steps up to the breakfast room, which has a door out to the side courtyard and also a door into the family room. Leading off from the kitchen there is a rear lobby with door opening out to the rear garden and door into the utility room. The utility room offers bespoke built cabinetry and there is space for freestanding appliances. There is a coat cupboard and a shower room with WC. __________ FIRST FLOOR The main bedroom with Queen-Anne post vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and stripped wooden flooring offers spacious, light, and airy accommodation with double aspect, original large Inglenook fireplace, and walk-in wardrobe. The en suite bathroom is accessed via a small lobby features a roll-top bath, wash hand basin, WC, and heated towel rail. This bathroom is also accessible from bedroom 5, which is a charming room with exposed beams, wood flooring and an aspect over the rear garden. Bedroom 2 is a spacious room overlooking the front garden. The adjoining bathroom features a roll-top bath, wash hand basin, high level WC and heated towel rail. The bedroom has a period fireplace and a further door onto a second landing. Bedroom 4 is accessed off a second landing (from the drawing room below) and overlooks the front garden with the convenience of a family bathroom next door (to the rear), with roll-top bath, high level WC, and wash hand basin. The second landing also has a fireplace with stain glass panel. __________ SECOND FLOOR Bedroom 3 (accessed from its own staircase from the 1st floor landing below) enjoys far reaching field views to the southeast. The room features wood flooring and exposed beams and there is an adjoining en suite bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and WC as well as a linen cupboard and large dressing room. __________ OTHER The former 17th Century brick and flint cottage located along the front boundary has been fully restored in recent years and now offers a large living space ideal for entertaining or conversely, sitting peacefully with a book, away from the house. There are exposed beams and a lovely inglenook with a Jotul wood burner. The former double garage (on the North/West side of the house) is utilised as further living space, with the ground floor offering a large games room/studio (although could still revert to a garage). The room upstairs is used as a studio/bedroom, with hand-built timber external staircase leading up to it. __________ PASTON FORGE OUTBUILDINGS The original Old Paston Forge is currently used for storage but could offer the opportunity to convert into additional accommodation if desired (subject to necessary planning and any consents/covenants etc). The former wheelwrights building (now the workshop) has an adjoining garage and is located beyond the parking area and could also form part of a restoration/conversion (subject to necessary planning and any consents/covenants etc). __________ GARDENS The gardens and grounds are a particularly striking feature of this fine property, with the gardens set out in a number of "rooms". To the front of the property there is an area of lawn surrounded by low box hedging with gravel pathways. There is a rich selection of roses and a number of beautiful trees, including a fabulous beech tree (historically a forge would have a large beech tree to offer shelter from the sun in the large, shaded area under the canopy), a cherry plum tree and 2x apricot trees. The main gardens lie to the rear of the house, and they comprise large lawned areas interspersed with well stocked shrub and herbaceous borders, numerous mature specimen trees, low box hedging, and established flowerbeds. There is a paved terrace, a timber shed, and a large timber summer house (with power) that would now benefit from some restoration. A fabulous, thatched gazebo is in the far corner of the garden in a delightful spot. To the eastern side of the house there is a secret walled courtyard that creates a great entertaining space with a lovely, relaxed atmosphere. There is direct access to the kitchen/breakfast room and into the drawing room. A selection of cherry, apricot, plum and peach trees have been trained as espaliers wonderfully framing the courtyard area. A further side garden is located on the north/western side of the house with laurel hedging and topiary in front of the studio (previously the driveway to the now converted garage). The gardens are completely enclosed making them ideal for dogs or children. __________ HISTORIC ENGLAND Grade II listed, number: 1049954 first listed 11th May 1987 The following text has been taken directly from the Historic England website: PASTON MUNDESLEY ROAD TG 33 SW 2/81 Beech Cottage and Forge Cottage - II Pair of houses. Late C17. Coursed flint with brick dressings and thatched roof. 2 storeys. 2 C20 doors beneath segmental arches. 3-light C18 casement to left of Forge Cottage door below C20 window. Altered C18 3-light casement to right of Beech Cottage door and further C20 window at end of facade in original doorway. Upper windows all C20 in altered openings. Gabled roof. Diamond flued ridge stack left of centre on square plinth, partly rebuilt. To right a C20 ridge stack. Gable heads carried on kneelers. Rear with early C19 2 storey outshuts. Listing NGR: TG3170135200 __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY North Norfolk District Council, Band: F __________ SERVICES - Mains gas central heating (nest controlled) - Mains electricity - Mains water - Mains drainage. __________ EPC The property is Exempt from an EPC as Grade II Listed __________ LAND REGISTRY There are two land registry titles for this property: - NK160602 (main house) - NK93008 (forge) __________ TENURE Freehold __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich, head northeast on the B1150 towards North Walsham. From North Walsham take the B1145 Mundesley Road and on the edge of Mundesley at the T-junction turn right. Proceed up the hill, past the windmill and on entering the village of Paston, Paston Old House will be found on the left hand side accessed through the remote control electric gates. __________ WHAT3WORDS blockage.takeover.cheeses __________ 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. Viewings strictly by appointment with Jackson-Stops. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED June 2022