Whimpwell Street, Norwich

NR12 0QD

£249,000
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Description


A graceful, single storey, thick walled, flint barn conversion in the delightful coastal village of Happisburgh, close to beach and countryside walks. This is a very private property full of character features such as a vaulted high ceiling, exposed beams, oakwood and reclaimed pamment flooring, wood burner, fireplace/chimney built with reclaimed bricks, wide pamment window sills, latch and brace doors, and wooden skirting boards. The barn is dual-aspect with windows on opposite sides, one of which facing the rear garden with views of horizon and sunset throughout the year. Open plan living room/kitchen (separated by chimney). There is a spacious loft (above entrance hall, bathroom, and the two bedrooms). The exuberant wild garden, landscaped on different levels, is a nature lover’s paradise bursting with flowers. It has two outbuildings. The barn conversion is to be sold free from onward chain.

Location

Happisburgh is a sought after coastal village with a lovely sandy beach and iconic lighthouse. The heart of the village is formed by flint buildings, the most prominent being the tall tower of St Mary’s church. The village has a School, a Post Office, a general store and newsagents, sports and play grounds, and a Public House. Happisburgh is 5 miles from the Broadland town of Stalham and 7 miles from the market town of North Walsham. Apple Barn is situated in the very heart of the village, being accessed from the main street, and yet it is hidden from it. It is very private and has open views over farmland.

Tenure

Freehold.

ACCOMMODATION:

Entrance hall

4 x 1 m (approx.) Reclaimed pamment (clay tiled) floor. Plastered ceiling with exposed beams. Sealed unit double glazed window. Wide pamment tiled sill. Storage cupboard. Radiator.

Kitchen

4 x 2 m (approx.) A-framed ceiling (central height 4m) with exposed beams. Dual-aspect sealed unit double glazed windows (one of them with open view). Wide pamment tiled sills. Solid oak cupboards and worktop units with inset stainless steel sink. Tiled splashbacks. Plumbing for automatic washing machine (appliance included). Oil-fired boiler. Radiator. Built-in stainless steel oven and Diplomat ceramic hob with touch controls cooker. Extractor hood with oak door. Solid oak wood flooring.

Living Room

6 x 4 m (approx.) A-framed ceiling (central height 4m) with exposed beams. Radiator. Dual-aspect sealed unit double glazed windows and French doors (leading to patio) with open view. Wide pamment tiled sills. Reclaimed brick fireplace and chimney breast, pamment tiled hearth, beautiful reclaimed timber bressumer, and Villager cast-iron wood burner (adaptable to multi-fuel). Telephone point, TV point. Radiator. Wall lights with Moroccan patina shades. Solid oak wood flooring.

Bathroom

2 x 2 m (approx.) Plastered ceiling. White suite comprising: wood-panelled bath with h&c mixer tap, shower attachment, and shower screen; pedestal hand basin (h&c); low-level wc with wooden seat and lid. Sealed unit double glazed window (one of them with open view). Wide pamment tiled sill. Part-tiled walls. Radiator. Extractor fan. Reclaimed pamment tiled floor.

Bedroom

1 4 x 3 m (approx.) Plastered ceiling. Radiator. Sealed unit double glazed window. Wide pamment tiled sill. TV point. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom

2 3 x 3 m (approx.) Plastered ceiling. Radiator. Sealed unit double glazed window. Wide pamment tiled sill. Fitted carpet.

OUTSIDE:

Covered carport with timber roof, flint walls formed by adjacent buildings. Additional car standing space on gravel. Paved paths around barn. Paved patio currently containing garden chairs and a stone table with a central firepit. External lights. Oil-storage tank. Timber wood store.

Apple Barn is very much a plant lover’s paradise.

Front garden

The front garden has a cottage garden feel. It has established shrubs, tree hedges for privacy, and many herbaceous flowers. Fruit bushes. Small apple tree.

Landscaped back and side garden, and view

The back and side garden is landscaped with retaining walls and steps made from reclaimed railway sleepers, set on different levels. It is exuberantly covered with many wild flowers. It has a prairie feel, the main area being tree-free so not to obstruct the open view of the sky. There are hedging trees on two sides for privacy, another side left almost open (bordered by a very low fence only), neighbouring a farmland field. The open side, faceing west-southwest, offers views of the horizon and sunset throughout the year.
The garden is adorned with large, sculptural pieces of timber reclaimed from coastal sea defences, the remains of a boat, and other sea-related objects. Its original design took inspiration from Derek Jarman’s seaside garden in Dungeness.

Outbuilding 1
A large (5.4 x 3.3m) timber workshop/studio with electricity fed by underground cable and its own fusebox. It is placed at the edge of the back garden and has windows facing the open view of field, horizon, and sunset.

Outbuilding 2
A timber shed (3.5 x 2.4m) with electricity fed by underground cable and its own fusebox. It is placed in the front garden and accessed through a pretty palisade with its own little gate.

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