OPEN HOUSE Saturday 28th January By Appointment phone for details. A particularly attractive detached house standing on nearly quarter of an acre with views of Blakeney marshes.
Location Fronting the A149 coastal road, Blakeney is considered to be one of the most desirable coastal villages to be found on the North Norfolk coast. Blakeney started life as a busy medieval commercial port until the estuary began to silt up preventing all but pleasure craft from gaining access. This has left a delightful landscape of marshes and hills and mud banks with many creeks and channels. The village is set on a small hill leading down to the harbour with many pretty flint cottages together with shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels, pubs and inns, together with a number of buildings of historical interest including the 14th century Guildhall. There is also a doctors surgery and active village hall. Blakeney is the perfect setting to explore the coast with many fine coastal walks to nearby Morston Quay or Cley Next the Sea.
Blakeney is some 5.3 miles north west of the Georgian market town of Holt, just over 9 miles west of Sheringham, 27.5 miles north west of Norwich and 36.5 miles south west of Kings Lynn.
Description The Moorings is one of those properties that draws your eye when seen from the road over its delightful front garden and it is surprising with this very traditional appearance of red brick and cobble stone to learn the property was constructed in 1957 and has been occupied by the present owner for some 32 years.
The property stands just under 1/4 acre with a north facing rear garden and distant views from the upper floor over Blakeney marshes. On the day I visited the sunlight turned the whole area to a golden brown whilst two sailing boats weaved their way through one of the creeks.
The oil centrally heated accommodation is bright and airy and comprises a sitting room with French doors leading to the rear garden, spacious dining room with adjoining kitchen offering scope to remove the wall between these two rooms to form a kitchen/dining/family room. The kitchen also includes a black and cream oil fired Aga which predates the house. The adjoining garage extends to some 30′ and also offers potential to create a separate utility area off the kitchen. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, three of which are doubles with the fourth offering potential to convert to a further bathroom or en-suite to the principal bedroom.
This is a fantastic opportunity for prospective purchasers to acquire a delightful home with plenty of potential to improve and update or extend (subject of course to any necessary local authority approvals) to their own taste and standard and viewing is strongly by recommended by the sole selling agents.
The accommodation comprises:-
Entrance door to:-
Reception Lobby 4′ 2" x 3′ 0" (1.27m x 0.91m) Tiled flooring, glazed door and side screen to:-
Reception Hall 12′ 6" x 7′ 10" (minimum) (3.81m x 2.39m) (side aspect) To include carpeted staircase to the first floor, with useful cupboards under, radiator and carpet.
Cloakroom Low level w.c, hand basin, tiled floor.
Sitting Room 14′ 1" x 12′ 11" (4.29m x 3.94m) (plus 7′ 10" x 5′ 4") (front and rear aspect) An attractive bright and airy room with feature fireplace and gas coal effect wood burning stove on hearth with decorative fireplace surround, two double radiators, carpet and ceiling coving.
Dining Room 15′ 9" x 12′ 11" (4.8m x 3.94m) (front aspect) A spacious room with feature bay window, double radiator, carpet, ceiling coving and glazed door to:-
Kitchen 13′ 9" x 7′ 9" (4.19m x 2.36m) (rear aspect) Inset 1.5 bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under, base cupboards and drawer units with worktops over, part tiled walls, cooker point, oil fired Aga serving the domestic hot water, inset four ring electric hob, built in Bosch double oven with cupboards over and under, adjacent space for fridge with cupboard over, matching wall cupboards, built in shelved cupboard, vinyl flooring, fluorescent lighting and door to the garage.
Landing (front aspect) Access to roof space, radiator and carpet.
Principal Bedroom 14′ 0" x 10′ 6" (4.27m x 3.2m) (front and rear aspect) To include fitted twin double wardrobes with central bed recess with headboard and small bedside cabinets, storage cupboards over, double radiator, views over Blakeney marshes.
Bedroom 2 14′ 2" x 10′ 5" (4.32m x 3.18m) (rear aspect) Recess with vanity hand basin with tiled splash back, light and shaver point and cupboard under, double radiator, carpet, views over Blakeney marshes.
Bedroom 3 12′ 9" x 9′ 7" (7′ 9" minimum) (3.89m x 2.92m) (front and side aspect) Double radiator, telephone point, carpet, attractive views over the front garden and green beyond.
Bedroom 4 10′ 11" x 7′ 6" (3.33m x 2.29m) (rear aspect) To include built in wardrobe, pedestal hand basin and tiled splash back, radiator and carpet, views over Blakeney marshes.
Bathroom 7′ 9" x 6′ 5" (2.36m x 1.96m) (rear aspect) To include built in airing cupboard with lagged hot water tank and a fitted emersion heater. Pampas suite comprising of twin grip panel bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal hand basin, low level wc, fully tiled wall, light and shaver point, vinyl flooring.
Outside From the road there is an extensive gravel driveway providing plenty of parking and a turning area, also giving access to an attached GARAGE (30′ 2" x 9′ 6" minimum) with up and over door, power, light, part glazed door to the rear garden and built in cupboard housing the Eurostar oil fired boiler serving the central heating.
The delightful front garden is mainly laid to lawn with well stocked beds and borders boasting a variety of specimen shrubs and bushes together with an apple tree. The garden is screened on all sides by hedging, has a paved path with a side border of shrubs and bushes leading to the attractive rear garden which once again is mainly laid to lawn with inset beech trees, two fruit trees, together with a variety of shrubs and bushes including mature silver birch, summerhouse and small paved patio together with garden shed and oil storage. Once again the whole garden is well screened by hedging and fencing. Outside light.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage are available.
Local Authority/Council Tax North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN
Telephone: 01263 513881
Tax Band: F
EPC Rating The Energy Rating for this property is F. A Full Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.
We Are Here To Help If your interest in this property is dependent on anything about the property or its surroundings which are not referred to in these sales particulars, please contact us before viewing and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have.
- 4 bed
- 1 bath
- Bright and Airy Sitting Room
- Family Bathroom
- Four Bedrooms
- Good Size Dining Room
- Kitchen with AGA
- Oil Central Heating and Double Glazing
- Pretty Gardens
- Reception Hall and Cloakroom
- Scope for Improvement
- Street View
Tel: 01603 751578