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Church Road, Old Hunstanton, Hunstanton, PE36

Guide price £1,800,000

5 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: BUM220019

A MAGNIFICENT GRADE II LISTED AND MOATED VICTORIAN COACH HOUSE WITH ORIGINAL CLOCK TOWER AND FINE ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES BY THE RENOWNED ARCHITECT CHARLES MORRIS. SET IN 2.9 ACRES (STMS) OF MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS IN A STUNNING LOCATION WITHIN THE PARKLAND OF OLD HUNSTANTON HALL AND WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE SEA. A FURTHER 2-BEDROOM COTTAGE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE CLOCKTOWER BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION.

THE PROPERTY

A Magnificent Grade II listed moated Victorian coach house with original clock tower and fine architectural features by the renowned architect Charles Morris. Set in 2.43 acres (stms) of mature gardens and grounds in a stunning location within walking distance of the sea. A further 2-bedroom cottage available exclusively with The Clock Tower by separate negotiation. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Reception hall with separate cloakroom - Sitting room (the original harness room) - Library/music room - Kitchen/dining room with Aga and walk in larder - Spectacular drawing room with sweeping stairs to mezzanine floor - Study - 2 double bedrooms - Studio/bedroom 4 - 2 family bathrooms - Utility room __________ MEZZANINE FLOOR - Double bedroom and snug area with balcony __________ FIRST FLOOR - Main bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room __________ OTHER - Many fine original Victorian features - Original stable doors - Charles Morris features including sweeping staircase and impressive stone mullioned window __________ OUTSIDE - Brick and Carrstone construction - Terrace overlooking moat and grounds - Former original game larder - Further brick and Carrstone garden barns - Orchard and paddock - Potential for grass tennis court - The beach 10 - 15 minutes' walk - Lovely views over gardens and grounds __________ THE COACHMAN'S COTTAGE Available by separate negotiation, only to purchaser of The Clocktower - Entrance hall and separate cloakroom - Sitting/dining room - Kitchen - 2 double bedrooms - Family bathroom - Private enclosed garden and parking area - Set in 0.47 acres (stms) of mature gardens and grounds __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Kings Lynn (mainline station) 19 miles - Brancaster 6 miles - Burnham Market 10.5 miles - Sandringham 10 miles - Hunstanton 1.5 miles - Thornham 4 miles __________ SITUATION Old Hunstanton is a highly sought after peaceful coastal retreat boasting a championship golf course, wide sandy beaches with colourful beach huts, many pubs/restaurants including the Michelin starred Neptune restaurant, Caley Hall and The Lodge, a village shop/Post Office/deli and Le Strange Old Barns - a selection of craft workshops including woodturning, glass painting, antiques and a working pottery. The coastal path starts in Hunstanton 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. About a mile to the south is the Victorian seaside town of Hunstanton with supermarkets, a selection of schools and more comprehensive shopping facilities. 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. __________ DESCRIPTION The property is approached through the original large wooden doors under the clock tower which open onto the fully enclosed courtyard garden with some original brick paving and raised feature pond, the building wraps around this courtyard with most rooms opening onto it. To the right under the entrance archway is the main front door which leads into the reception hallway with bespoke bookcase designed by Charles Morris, pamment flooring, and separate cloakroom leading off. Stairs from this hallway lead up to the split-level master suite, incorporating a light and spacious main bedroom with double aspect that sits above the entrance archway and underneath the clock tower. Beyond this room steps lead down to the nicely fitted dressing room with linen cupboard and pressurised water cylinder and a floor hatch with ladder to hallway. Continuing on the ground floor from the hallway you reach sitting room which was the original harness room, a cosy room with a vaulted ceiling and a fine wooden mantel piece with tiled surround and wood burner. The library/music room is the next room you reach, fully fitted with book shelving with stable door onto the courtyard. The property has a wonderfully large kitchen dining room with stunning views over the moat and garden. Fitted with handmade painted wooden kitchen units, under wooden worktops, bespoke dresser, painted floorboards, Integrated appliances include a 4-oven gas fired Aga, Bosch electric oven, two ring gas hob and drinks fridge. There is space for a dishwasher and freestanding fridge/freezer, there is also a separate walk-in larder with slate shelving. A truly spectacular drawing room leads off the kitchen, with full height windows and doors to the courtyard and a stunning full height gothic stone mullioned window designed by Charles Morris on the garden side of the room. The double doors on the courtyard side are a copy of the original coach house doors but with glazed internal doors which allow a clear view through from the courtyard to moat and the garden beyond. The room benefits from limestone floors, soft golden limestone rendered walls, two symmetrical fireplaces fitted with wood burning stoves, doors on either side to the garden and the architecturally designed stunning sweeping staircase which leads up to the open mezzanine floor above. The mezzanine landing has a seating area with French doors onto to a south facing oak balcony above the courtyard and there is also a double bedroom on this level. Beyond the drawing room a part glazed door leads into the study with hand painted floorboards, bespoke bookcases, lovely wooden ceiling and views over the moat and garden. From this room continuing round the building a large wooden door leads into a hallway with door to courtyard and on into the bedroom wing. Here that is a family bathroom with fine classic freestanding cast iron bath, painted ceramic sink, pamment flooring and heated towel rail. Three double bedrooms follow through, two of which have separate access to the courtyard and one which is currently used as a studio has a wood burning stove and French doors leading out onto the front garden. There is a further bathroom and the utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, boiler and Belfast sink. __________ OUTSIDE The Clock Tower is located within the grounds of Old Hunstanton Hall former home of the Le Strange family whose history in the village dates back 800 years. Approached on a quiet private road which sweeps through parkland and after crossing a small bridge over the moat the property is found on the right-hand side with an area of parking, herbaceous borders and the former Victorian game larder on your left which has stylish deep eaves and two rooms within, one with old bathroom facilities ( these are not in working order). The source of the river Hun is found within the grounds of Hunstanton Park and it forms the moat which borders the property on two sides. A further terrace and garden to the rear overlooks the moat and out over the property's land. A beautiful footbridge over the moat takes you to a paddock with an orchard and former grass tennis court surrounded by a beech hedge. In total the property sits within 2.43 acres (stms). Another new foot bridge takes you over the moat to further brick and Carrstone outbuildings with potential for development (subject to planning permission). The Clock Tower also owns the access driveway to neighbouring barns. The Coachman's Cottage is available separately, only to the purchaser of The Clock Tower and sits adjacent with its own fully enclosed garden and parking area (in all about 0.47 acres STMS) this cottage has been refurbished by the present owners and is currently successfully holiday let through Norfolk Hideaways. The property has an oak covered Victorian porch with a lovely oak front door leading into the entrance hall which has pamment flooring with ceramic tiled features and a separate cloakroom. A large double sitting/dining room with two original fireplaces, one with wood burner, fitted cupboards and painted wood floors, opens onto the kitchen which has a range of fitted painted wooden units, ceramic sink, integrated appliances including a gas hob, electric oven and microwave and there is a back door to the garden. On the first floor the property has two good sized double bedrooms, a family bath/shower room and linen cupboard with combi gas boiler. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Band F Coachman's Cottage Band C __________ TENURE Freehold __________ SERVICES Mains water and electricity, mains gas central heating and Aga and new sewage treatment plant. __________ DIRECTIONS When approaching from the A149 coast road from the east, drive over the humpback bridge. Take 1st left hand road into Church Road, fork left past church and pond. Drive through the gates marked Private, fork left and then fork right again into the entrance between the cottages. Drive over the small bridge crossing the moat where the property can be found on the right-hand side. From Hunstanton to the west, follow A149. Turn right at Chapel Bank (also signed to St Mary's Church). Follow road round to right then right again onto Church Road. With church on left, follow directions as above. What3words /// blueberry.stewing.proven __________ 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.