A detached period house with superb views to Cley Church, requiring full renovation.
Location The house is positioned towards the top end of Cley close to the renowned Swallows Public Inn and ‘Newgate Green’ which at one time many years ago had views over the main Cley Port that ran up to Wiveton. Cley-next-the-Sea is a picturesque village on the north Norfolk coast situated in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, just one mile from Blakeney and four miles north of Holt, on the main coast road between Wells-next-the-Sea and Sheringham. The coastal path take you through some of the most picturesque areas along the North Norfolk Coast which is a major attracting to walkers and bird watchers.
During the middle ages Cley was one of the busiest ports in England and now thrives as a great place to live and as a tourist area. It is well known for its delightful range of period properties, shingled beach, nature reserve, the 18th century windmill and historicl Grade I listed church dating from the 13th century.
The village supports some first class shops including the Cley Smokehouse with its fabulous smoked fish and ‘Picnic Fayre’ delicatessen for the serious food enthusiast. ‘Made in Cley’ is a bespoke pottery and other facilities include the George & Dragon Inn and Hotel, Three Swallows public house, ‘Pinkfoot’ Art Gallery and outstanding ‘B&B’s including the Iconic Cley Windmill also with a restaurant . The lovely Georgian town of Holt is just four miles inland with an excellent range of independent shops, together with schools including Holt primary school, Gresham’s pre-prep, prep and senior schools.
Description Fagan’s Retreat is a period brick & flint house now requiring full updating and looking at the outside walls, it is easy to see that the house has undergone quite a bit of change over time. There is old brickwork embedded in with forming the date 1677. This would be a good house for someone to research. Internally there are a wealth of beams to both the sitting room and kitchen. Previous owners have fitted in some antique panelling to some of the walls which may have come from an older house and there is a clever ‘secret door’ that matches into the panelling with bookends and ornaments to add to the illusion!
The house does now need full renovation and there is potential to extend into where the adjoining garage is located (subject to the usual consents). The house is ideal to be remodelled to perhaps incorporate the ground floor bedroom into additional living space or as a kitchen and to make something of the rear courtyard garden. This would still leave three good bedrooms or with some clever arrangement to convert the extremely large bathroom into a bedroom and make the third bedroom into a family size bathroom and maybe an en-suite added within the largest bedroom?
Outside, there is potential to re-landscape the main garden whilst retaining some car parking. To fully appreciate the potential to create a superb home with outstanding views, an internal viewing is essential.
The accommodation comprises:-
Entrance Porch The accommodation comprises of:-
Arched brick entrance porch with pantile roof, double glazed door to:-
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 13′ 9" x 12′ 4" (4.19m x 3.76m) (front and rear aspect) Inset single drainer enamel sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under, adjacent worktop, plumbing for dishwasher under, door to utility, Nouvelle gas fired range cooker in arched recess with tiled splash back which also serves the central heating with fireplace surround and mantel, covered staircase to the first floor, recessed with base cupboards and drawer units with worktop over and inset four ring gas hob, double radiator, tv point, vinyl flooring, exposed ceiling timbers, archway to the sitting room, door to:-
Utility Room 12′ 5" x 7′ 10" (minimum) (3.78m x 2.39m) (front and rear aspect) Worktops with plumbing for automatic washing machine under, space for fridge, uPVC door to rear courtyard garden.
Sitting Room 13′ 8" x 12′ 0" (4.17m x 3.66m) (plus alcove 7′ 8" x 3′ 6") (front aspect) A cosy and characterful room with fireplace housing a propane gas fired wood burning stove, tiled hearth with heavy over mantel, adjacent deep alcoves with built in cupboards and drawers, arched recess, telephone point, attractive part panelled walls with secret bookcase door, two wall light points and beamed ceiling. Door to:-
Rear Hall 7′ 9" x 3′ 9" (2.36m x 1.14m) With French doors leading to the rear courtyard garden, carpet, door to shower room and opening to:-
Bedroom 4 14′ 5" x 8′ 11" (4.39m x 2.72m) (7′ 11" minimum) (rear aspect) Carpet and exposed ceiling timbers.
Shower Room 5′ 10" x 4′ 7" (1.78m x 1.4m) Shower cubicle, low level wc and hand basin, fully tiled walls and radiator.
Landing (rear aspect) Carpet and exposed timbers.
Bedroom 1 17′ 10" x 10′ 7" (5.44m x 3.23m) (front aspect) Most impressive decorative and panelling to two walls, three wall light points, built in cupboard with lagged hot water tank and fitted emersion heater, radiator, carpet, delightful countryside views towards Cley Church.
Bedroom 2 12′ 6" x 8′ 9" (3.81m x 2.67m) (front aspect) Carpet and exposed timbers.
Bedroom 3 14′ 10" x 9′ 0" (4.52m x 2.74m) (plus 7′ 6" x 5′ 3") (side aspect) Radiator, carpet and countryside views.
Bathroom 10′ 4" x 9′ 2" (3.15m x 2.79m) (front aspect) White suite comprising of short bath with seat and independent shower over, rail and curtain, low level wc, hand basin and bidet, built in linen cupboard, four wall light points, carpet.
Outside To the front of the property there is a large gravel driveway providing a good area for parking and turning and adjacent to the house a timber store/garage together with propane gas tank. The front garden is partly laid to lawn with raised beds and borders with a variety of shrubs and bushes. The garden is screened from the road by an attractive brick and flint wall. At the rear of the house is a courtyard garden offering a good degree of privacy and seclusion.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage are available.
Local Authority/Council Tax North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN
Telephone: 01263 513811
Tax Band: E
EPC Rating The Energy Rating for this property is to be confirmed. A Full Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.
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- 4 bed
- 2 bath
- 3 First Floor Bedrooms
- Central Heating and Double Glazing
- Ground Floor Bedroom and Shower Room
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- No Onward Chain
- Sitting Room
- Street View
Tel: 01603 751578