- 4 bed
- 2 bath
- 0.42 Acre Plot
- 21' Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- Bathroom plus Two Shower Rooms
- Bright and Airy Accommodation
- Classic Period Features
- Delightful Sitting Room
- Formal Dining Room
- Four Double Bedrooms
- Scope to Sympathetically Modernise
A fine detached gentleman’s residence adjacent to the River Mun with STUNNING PANORAMIC SEAVIEWS and PRIVATE access to the BEACH FRONT, in this attractive NORTH NORFOLK VILLAGE.
Location Mundesley is a delightful coastal village which became popular with the Victorians when visitors were brought to the area with the opening of the railway in 1889. The railway has long gone but blue flag sandy beaches, coloured beach huts, shallow rock pools and flint faced cottages characterise the village throughout the summer. The village is also a great starting point for country walks to include the coastal path with plenty of foot paths and circular roots. Close by the Southrepps Common is an important area for wildlife with woodland and wild flowers.
The bustling village centre has a variety of shops to include butchers, florist, ladies clothes shop, ladies and gents hairdressers, chemist, Spar and Tesco Express together with eateries, hotels and pub. Mundesley also has its own medical centre, primary school and 9 hole golf course founded in 1901. There is an adventure island crazy golf park close to the seafront and small Maritime Museum which is also the local lookout of the National Coast Watch Institution.
Mundesley is ideally located for easy access to a number of key towns. The village is some 7.3 miles South East of Cromer, 5.6 miles North East of North Walsham with the nearest rail link, the Bittern Line which runs between Cromer and Norwich. The city of Norwich is just over 20 miles South West.
Description Believed to date from 1833, this handsome detached Georgian gentleman’s residence is understood to have been constructed by Francis Wheatley, vice admiral of the coast, who ran his own business importing coal in the mid 19th Century when Mundesley might be described as a miniature port importing coal and timber which was unloaded on the beach. Wheatley had a timber yard, coal yard and houses capable of containing 1000 tons of coal with a newly erected warehouse and granary.
During the second world war, the property became a flak house rest home set up by the American Red Cross to provide centres of rest and recuperation for combat weary airman.
Cliff House has been a family home to the current owner for some 45 years and this will become very evident why when viewing this lovely home with elevations finished in pebbles with plain quoins and framed deep sash windows positioned round a central entrance porch, has bright and airy well proportioned accommodation centred around a most impressive reception hall and split level landing.
On the ground floor an impressive sitting room has views of the sea from both windows, a good sized formal dining room, family room at the rear of the house, small study and a day room with French doors leading to a walled patio and archway to a very good sized kitchen/breakfast room. The majority of the rooms including all four of the double bedrooms, have sea and/or coastal views together with a bathroom and shower room. There is also a shower room on the ground floor presenting the opportunity to use the family room as an occasional bedroom perhaps for use by elderly relatives.
Cliff House occupies a very prominent elevated location and stands on grounds of nearly half an acre which unusually not only have stunning panoramic coastal and sea view, but also has the River Mun running the length of the North Western boundary as it runs into the sea. There is also an extensive gravelled driveway for vehicles to include boat or caravan and detached garaging.
As will be seen from our photographs, there is scope to sympathetically update and improve Cliff House and enhance further this wonderful period home.
The accommodation comprises entrance door to:-
Reception Hall 22′ 7" x 7′ 6" minimum (6.88m x 2.29m) (Double Aspect) Carpeted staircase with original balustrade to the first floor, feature entrance arch, two decorative moulded door architraves, double radiator, carpet, two ceiling roses, moulded cornicing and archway to a rear hall.
Sitting Room 16′ 0" into alcoves x 15′ 10" (4.88m x 4.83m) (Front and Side Aspect) Fireplace with attractive polished hardwood surround and multi fuel stove on raised granite hearth, double radiator, TV and telephone points, arch/alcoves with display recess, decorative wall and ceiling mouldings together with ceiling rose and moulded cornicing and carpet. Two windows with shutters providing coastal views.
Dining Room 13′ 9" x 13′ 7" (4.19m x 4.14m) (Front Aspect) With attractive alcove cupboard with glass display shelving, lighting and moulded architrave surround, double radiator, decorative wall mouldings, ceiling rose, moulded cornicing and carpet. Window with shutters and door to rear hall.
Rear Hall 8′ 5" x 3′ 0" plus 11′ 1" x 4′ " minimum plus 7′ 11" x 2′ 8" (2.57m x 0.91m) Door and staircase to the cellar, built in double shelved cupboard, carpet and built in cloaks cupboard with window housing the lagged hot water tank with fitted immersion heater.
Family Room 15′ 10" x 9′ 10" (4.83m x 3m) (Rear Aspect) Double radiator, three wall light points, TV point, French doors to the rear garden and carpet.
Study 10′ 5" x 6′ 5" (3.18m x 1.96m) (Rear Aspect) Double radiator, arch recess, carpet and pine panelled ceiling.
Shower Room 9′ 10" x 3′ 8" (3m x 1.12m) (Rear Aspect) With suite comprising fully tiled shower area with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled seat, vanity hand basin with cupboard under, low level WC, radiator, extractor fan, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, heat and light unit.
Cellar 14′ 9" x 13′ 9" (4.5m x 4.19m) Dividing wall, brick piers and stone shelving, brick floor, power and lighting.
Day Room 11′ 7" x 10′ 11" (3.53m x 3.33m) (Front Aspect) Double radiator, fitted double cupboard with work surface over, double wall cupboard, French doors to the small courtyard front garden, carpet ceiling rose and archway to:-
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 20′ 11" x 11′ 0" (6.38m x 3.35m) (Double and Side Aspect) Comprehensively fitted with oak fronted units and comprising inset 1.5 bowl enamel sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard under, plumbing and space for dishwasher, space for fridge and freezer, good range of base cupboard units with worktops over, matching wall cupboards, open shelving unit, extractor fan, gas point, part tiled walls, double radiator, carpet, pine panelled ceiling and glazed door to:-
Side Lobby 3′ 5" x 2′ 11" (1.04m x 0.89m) Glazed uPVC door leading to the rear of the property, ceramic tiled floor and door opening to:-
Cloaks Cupboard 4′ 6" x 3′ 4" (1.37m x 1.02m) (Rear Aspect) Wall mounted Baxi gas fired central heating boiler, ceramic tiled floor and light.
Utility Room 8′ 8" x 4′ 11" minimum (2.64m x 1.5m) (Side Aspect) Fitted work surface with space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer, pedestal hand basin, radiator, part tiled walls and carpet. Sea views.
Split Level Landing 19′ 7" x 17′ 2" (11′ 6" minimum) (5.97m x 5.23m) (Front Aspect) A pleasing space with feature arch, moulded cornicing, original balustrade and hand rail, two built in cupboards, double radiator, fitted twin double wardrobes with corner shelving, chest of drawer unit, access to roof space, wall light point and carpet. Far reaching views over the village and coast.
We understand originally there was a wall just in front of the bedroom doors creating a further bedroom.
Master Bedroom 14′ 6" x 14′ 2" plus alcove recess (4.42m x 4.32m) (Front and Side Aspect) White vanity hand basin and cupboards under, two wall cupboards, central mirror, further built in shelved alcove cupboard, wall light point, double radiator, carpet and moulded cornicing. Fine coastal views of the beach and sea.
Guest Bedroom 2 13′ 11" x 12′ 2" plus built in double alcove wardrobe and further cupboard (4.24m x 3.71m) (Front Aspect) Double radiator, pedestal hand basin with two wall light points over, carpet, ceiling rose and ceiling coving. Fine coastal views of the beach and sea.
Bedroom 3 10′ 9" x 10′ 4" (3.28m x 3.15m) (Side and Rear Aspect) A delightful bright and airy room with vanity hand basin, cupboards under and tiled splashback, double radiator and carpet. Stunning coastal views of the beach and sea.
Bedroom 4 11′ 6" x 8′ 10" (3.51m x 2.69m) (Rear Aspect) Open shelved cupboard, radiator and carpet. Coastal views of beach and sea.
Bathroom 9′ 2" x 6′ 8" (2.79m x 2.03m) (Rear Aspect) With coloured suite comprising of cast iron bath with mixer tap, ceramic recessed soap dishes, small hand rail, amazing pedestal hand basin with mixer tap and pop up waste, recess with low level WC, fully tiled walls, vinyl tiled floor and double radiator. Superb coastal views of the beach and sea.
Shower Room 6′ 9" x 3′ 3" (2.06m x 0.99m) (Rear Aspect) Fully tiled shower with rail and curtain, white low level WC, small hand basin with tiled splashback, radiator, vinyl flooring and access to roof space. Coastal views of the beach and sea.
Outside The grounds to the property extend in total to 0.4 of an acre (subject to survey). The gardens which are predominantly to the North and East of the house include an extensive gravelled driveway providing plenty of parking and turning and leading to a DETACHED BRICK BUILT GARAGE (23′ 9" overall x 10′ 8" minimum) with electric up and over door, power, light, cold water supply, inspection pit, workshop area to the rear of the garage with sink, water supply and personal door to side. Between the garage and rear of the house is a paved courtyard area with outside tap, lighting, outside sink with cold supply. There is an extensive area of lawn with two paved patio areas, one of which has a low retaining brick and flint wall and small pond together with TIMBER SUMMERHOUSE. The remainder of the gardens slope steeply towards the beach and the River Mun. Concrete steps zig zag down the slope and lead through a gate to a concrete promenade and the beach beyond. Further paved steps adjacent to Paston Road lead down to the River Mun and a seating area along the edge of the river are a number of established and mature trees. Views from the garden are truly spectacular and down the coast line in the very distance, Happisburgh lighthouse and church can be seen.
To the front of the house there is a small paved terrace and beyond a further paved gravel terrace, retained by a brick and flint wall, acting as a great courtyard with access from the Day Room. Outside light and tap.
Services Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas are available.
Local Authority/Council Tax North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9EN
Tax Band:- F
EPC Rating The Energy Rating for this property is D. A full Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.
Agents Note 1 The area of paving and gravel between Cliff House and the neighbouring property at number 3 is owned by Cliff House and the boundary follows the rear wall of number 3 to the garden edge. The property at number 3 does have a right of way over this area to enable maintenance of their property.
Agents Note 2 Intending purchasers will be asked to provide original Identity Documentation and Proof of Address before solicitors are instructed.
Agents Note 3 We are obliged and in accordance with the Estate Agents Act 1979 to inform you the owner of this property is related to a member of Watsons staff.
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1 Paston Road
Tel: 01603 751578