A most impressive Grade II listed brick & flint semi-detached period house with a delightful rear garden and off road gated parking.
Location Blakeney is considered to be one of the most desirable coastal locations on the North Norfolk coast. The village has a mix of shops including a good everyday store that caters for most day to day needs, first class hotels, public inns, restaurants and doctor’s surgery forming part of the Holt Medical practice. There is an active village hall and various other venues including the Blakeney Sailing Club and Royal British Legion.
Blakeney gives access to some of the most desirable coastal areas, much of which is owned by the National Trust and stretches through to Cley-Next-The-Sea and to the Norfolk Wildlife Trust land and centre which is a big draw for bird watchers in the area and then the other way to Morston and Stiffkey. The nearby Georgian town of Holt offers a more comprehensive range of shopping, recreational facilities and is home to one of the best public schools in the country ‘Gresham’s School’ with its pre-prep, prep and senior schools
Description The Old Customs House is a Grade II listed semi-detached property with brick and flint elevations under a pantiled roof, gable end onto the High Street which leads down to the quayside. The property which was originally two cottages has been tastefully renovated by the present owner to an extremely high standard and there is a delightful blend of period features combined with the conveniences of modern day living executed with a real attention to detail and craftsmanship.
The centrally heated accommodation is beautifully decorated throughout and features a bespoke hand-built fitted kitchen, finished in Farrow and Ball Ciara yellow with granite and Iroko hand wood worktops and full range of integrated appliances, to include hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer. The formal dining room has two sash windows with shutters and a fireplace acting as a focal point to the room together with a generous and comfortable sitting room with wood burner, exposed beams and a delightful seating area at the end of the room with an abundance of natural light creating a garden room feel and an ideal spot for your morning coffee or if preferred a door leads directly onto a patio overlooking the rear garden.
The first floor can be accessed by two staircases, one of which leads to the principal bedroom and attractively appointed en-suite shower room with a further door leading through to the interesting split level landing with two further double bedrooms, family bathroom and separate WC and the main staircase from the reception hall.
Outside is the real surprise and this is especially so if walking from the pretty front garden through the gated log store where an impressive landscaped and very well stocked garden opens up before you with two patio areas designed to take full advantage of both morning and afternoon sun. Of significant value is the large gated driveway providing ample parking. This is without question a garden to look forward to as the seasons roll by.
The Old Customs House is a stylish, comfortable and beautifully presented home finished to an extremely high standard in one of the most sought after villages on the North Norfolk coast and an internal viewing is essential in our opinion to fully appreciate this lovely home.
The accommodation comprises:-
Part glazed entrance door to:-
Reception Hall Stairs with carpet to the first floor, radiator, attractive oak flooring.
Dining Room 15′ 7" (14′ minimum) x 13′ 10" (4.75m x 4.22m) (front and side aspect) Attractive fireplace surround with fireplace recess and pamment hearth, two double radiators, one with radiator cover, triple wall light points, two sash windows with shutters, oak flooring and picture rail.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 15′ 11" x 14′ 0" (into alcove) (10′ 2" minimum) (4.85m x 4.27m) (front and rear aspect) A most attractive bespoke fitted kitchen with Farrow and Ball Ciara yellow colour washed units with granite and Iroko worktops over, comprising inset 1.5 bowl enamel sink unit with mixer taps and cupboards under, excellent range of base cupboards and drawer units with integrated dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and inset four ring Bosch propane gas hob. Dresser unit with cupboards, drawers, Iroko worktop, display cupboards and shelves. Built in oven with surrounding cupboards and cupboard housing the oil fired central heating boiler which also serves the domestic hot water, radiator, decorative mantel piece with tiled recess, concealed lighting under, Iroko worktop, pan drawers and cupboards under, exposed brickwork and substantial timber beam and ceramic tiled floor.
Hall With oak flooring, radiator and part glazed door to the front garden, door to:-
Sitting Room 20′ 0" x 10′ 4" (6.1m x 3.15m) (minimum plus alcove 6’7 x 4′ 8") (front and side aspect) A delightful room with most attractive decorative fireplace surround, brick recess with wood burning stove standing on a pamment hearth, adjacent cupboard, double and single radiators, part glazed door leading to the rear garden, attractive leaded and glazed feature window, oak flooring, exposed brickwork and ceiling beams, door to:-
Study 5′ 5" x 4′ 4" (1.65m x 1.32m) (double side aspect) Fitted oak desk with drawers, double radiator, telephone point, oak flooring and high oak shelf, most attractive views over the front and rear gardens.
Inner Hall 4′ 10" x 2′ 9" (1.47m x 0.84m) Staircase with fitted carpet leading to the first floor and under stairs cupboard, radiator and oak flooring, door to:-
Cloakroom 4′ 11" x 2′ 9" (1.5m x 0.84m) With a most attractive Heritage period style suite comprising high level wc with brass fittings and corner hand basin, once again with brass fittings and taps, radiator, fully tiled walls, attractive leaded and stained glass feature window, oak flooring.
Split Level Landing 16′ 9" x 4′ 4" (5.11m x 1.32m) (plus 5′ 11" x 5′ 11") (rear aspect) With double and single radiators, built in linen cupboard, carpet, access to roof space.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 16′ 0" x 14′ 0" (6′ 4" minimum) (4.88m x 4.27m) (front, side and rear aspect) A delightful, bright and airy room with attractive period fireplace, timber surround and cast iron inset, double radiator, telephone point, good size built in cupboard/wardrobe and carpet. It should be noted that there is the second staircase which is carpeted and leads down to the ground floor. From the principal bedroom a door leads through to the:-
"JACK & JILL" SHOWER ROOM 7′ 5" x 5′ 10" (minimum) (2.26m x 1.78m) (rear aspect) Once again fitted with a white Heritage suite comprising shower with attractive part tiled walls and decorative dado, hand basin, cupboard under and low level wc with oak finish seat, towel radiator, radiator, extractor fan and further door to the main landing.
Guest Bedroom 14′ 6" x 12′ 5" (4.42m x 3.78m) (front and side aspect) This room has three windows comprising an original sash window to the front, two windows to the side, built in cupboards, two double radiators and carpet.
Bedroom 3 11′ 3" x 7′ 8" (3.43m x 2.34m) (side aspect) Sash window, double radiator, carpet and fitted shelving.
Family Bathroom 5′ 5" x 5′ 2" (1.65m x 1.57m) White suite comprising of panelled bath with brass taps and fittings, independent electric shower over bath with rail and curtain, matching pedestal hand basin once again with brass taps and fittings, radiator, shaver point, large mirror and most attractive fired earth fully tiled walls, extractor fan, velux window and oak effect flooring.
Separate WC 7′ 4" x 2′ 7" (2.24m x 0.79m) (rear aspect) With white Heritage suite comprising of low level wc and hand basin with brass taps and fittings, oak finish cupboard under, radiator, oak effect flooring and attractive fired earth part tiled walls.
Outside From the High Street a wrought iron gate leads through to a most attractive front garden with York stone paved path, gravelled areas and a bed with spring flowers, Worcester apple and Conference pear trees, low hedging, box hedging, established honeysuckle and rose, outside lighting. Small brick and flint OUTBUILDING (5′ 8" x 3′ 11" plus 4′ x 3′ 5") with power and light and water softener. From the end of the front garden a ledged and braced door leads through a walkway and LOG STORE (6′ 1" x 5′ 1") with security lighting, steps and a brick path taking you through the rear garden, measuring approximately 65′ x 60′, being laid to lawn with a central pond and waterfall surrounded by well stocked beds and borders boasting a wide variety of spring flowers, shrubs, bushes, roses and established trees. There is a patio area nestling adjacent to the house. The patio is finished in pamments and steps with raised beds either side and lighting gives access to the lawn, whilst at the top of the garden is a further brick and pamment patio area with raised bed and most attractive evergreen tree. A rustic rose arch leads through to a PARKING SPACE (25′ x 12′ 5") with double timber gates and pedestrian gate leading to The Loke. To the side of the driveway is a hedge area, once again with spring flowers, shrubs and bushes together with a mature holly tree and timber garden shed. There is a gated area screened by a brick and cobble stone wall housing the oil tank and propane gas bottles.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage are available.
Local Authority/Council Tax North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer NR27 9EN
Telephone: 01263 513811
Tax Band: D
EPC Rating The property is Grade II listed and is therefore exempt from needing an EPC report.
Agents Note Purchasers are advised that there is a restrictive covenant that prevents a business being operated from the property.
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- 3 bed
- 2 bath
- 65' x 60' Rear Garden
- Family Bathroom and Separate WC
- Gated Driveway/Parking
- Impressive Sitting Room with Study off
- Period Features
- Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
- Spacious Dining Room
- Superb Bespoke Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Two Further Double Bedrooms
- Viewing Highly Recommended
- Street View
147-149 High Street
Tel: 01603 751578