Burgh Road Aylsham

Guide Price £450,000

In Summary

Status: AVAILABLE
Location: Aylsham, Norfolk

Property Type:

Semi-detached house
2 Bedrooms
2 Reception Rooms
No Garage
1 Bathrooms

KEY FEATURES

Three-storey Edwardian semi-detached house • Two reception rooms • Two first floor bedrooms • Spacious loft room • Wealth of character features • Delightful well-stocked gardens • Prime location in sought-after Norfolk market town

An oasis of calm with amenities close by

From the moment you approach this wonderful semi-detached property in the popular Burgh Road area of Aylsham, you get the feeling that this is a special place with a real sense of history about it. Built in 1903 by Lord Lothian to support the nearby Blickling Estate, this three-storey bay-fronted home has been extended and improved by successive owners to create a deceptively spacious property, standing in private and well-tended gardens just a stone’s throw from the exceptional range of amenities in the centre of town.

The property and its adjoining neighbour occupy an elevated position, and as you pass through the garden gate to St Andrew’s Villas, you can almost feel the stress of a busy life ebbing away. This is a home that welcomes you warmly in, passing by the carefully planted decorative beds of the potager front garden, under the delightful timber entrance porch, and through the wide front door, still equipped with its original working clockwork doorbell and surrounded by decorative period glass.   

 

The architecture is typical of the early Edwardian period, with generously proportioned principal rooms, high ceilings and expansive windows. The windows are timber, with secondary double glazing to preserve their historic appearance. Consequently, the whole home is bright and airy, and the fine framing of the timber sashes to the front of the property has been regularly maintained by the current owner. 

 

The spacious entrance hall contains a staircase leading to the first floor and gives access to all the ground floor rooms. The living room offers plenty of characterful accommodation, with its south-facing bay window, stripped wooden floorboards, coving and picture rails, and a brick-built open fireplace providing additional warmth during the winter. The dining room, which is currently used as a studio and gallery space, also benefits from a similar open fireplace, and is dual aspect, with windows to the west and the north admitting consistent natural light throughout the day. 

 

The kitchen is at the rear of the property and has a traditional feel with a range of timber units, a separate pantry, and an opening through into a sociable breakfast area, which is in a newer part of the house. It is believed that the floor tiles in the kitchen date back to the 1920s – just one of the original features which give this home such wonderful character and charm.

On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms and a bathroom. As you would expect, the larger bedroom is at the front of the property and again, it benefits from a stunning bay window, the perfect place to relax. The second bedroom is another dual aspect room, and both rooms have high ceilings and fitted storage. The bathroom is large and well-equipped, and the landing also offers plenty of space – enough for a home office setup, perfectly positioned to benefit from the large south-facing window.

On the second floor, the current owner has created a Yoga studio in a loft room which runs the full width of the house, and which has Velux windows front and rear to admit plenty of natural light. There is, of course, scope to reconfigure this loft space into one or more bedrooms, subject to appropriate planning permission being granted and building regulations being met.

Outside, the oasis of calm continues in the back garden, with a brick weave patio and herb garden adjacent to the kitchen, and a wealth of carefully-planted beds including various shrubs and hedging to provide year-round interest and structure. This is a productive garden too, with vegetable plots and bountiful fruit trees, and there are plenty of seating areas to enjoy the fruits of your labour in the sunshine.

Aylsham – a thriving market town

Aylsham is a thriving Norfolk market town approximately 12 miles North of the City of Norwich, steeped in history and home to some of the finest architecture in the region. Aylsham has been home to a regular market since the 13th Century, and the town has grown up around its well-preserved open-air market place and the imposing church which dates back to the same period. 

From the Jacobean grandeur of Blickling Hall, to the Victorian Town Hall and many individual properties in between, Aylsham is one of our favourite Norfolk locations, and one which has something for everyone.

There’s a wide range of local independent businesses lining Aylsham’s historic streets, with bakeries, butchers and tea rooms rubbing shoulders with supermarkets, convenience stores and cafes. There are plenty of pubs, bars and restaurants, a medical centre, vets, community centres and pharmacy, well-regarded primary and secondary schools, and a host of opportunities for work and play.

Aylsham is located on the River Bure, popular with canoeists and paddleboarders, and is at the junction of the Bure Valley Path and Marriott’s way – providing over 35 miles of traffic-free cycling and walking routes between Wroxham at one end and Norwich at the other.

With the wide skies and expansive beaches of the Norfolk Coast only ten miles away, six miles to the Norfolk Broads National Park, and Norwich International Airport only nine miles distant, relaxing escapes are never far from your doorstep – although there’s so much on offer in Aylsham, you may not want to leave!

Inside the property

On the Ground Floor:

Entrance Hall

Edwardian timber entrance door with ring-mottled glazed panels and green decorative glass panels to sides, smooth plastered ceiling, stairs to first floor, radiator, fitted carpets, triangular fitted pine cupboard containing fuse box and electricity meter. Doors to:

Living Room

3.88m x 4.55m into bay

South-facing timber sash bay window to front aspect with secondary double glazing, textured papered ceiling with coving and picture rail, open fireplace with oak beam and raised tiled hearth, stripped timber floorboards, radiator.

Dining Room

4.81m x 3.67m

Smooth ceiling, large west-facing timber casement window to side aspect with secondary double glazing, range of timber kitchen units incorporating stainless steel sink unit with double drainer, plumbing for washing machine, space for freestanding gas cooker, wall-mounted gas central heating boiler, vintage black and red tiled floor, door to pantry, opening to:

Kitchen

3.04m x 5.07m max

Smooth ceiling, large west-facing timber casement window to side aspect with secondary double glazing, range of timber kitchen units incorporating stainless steel sink unit with double drainer, plumbing for washing machine, space for freestanding gas cooker, wall-mounted gas central heating boiler, vintage black and red tiled floor, door to pantry, opening to:

Breakfast Room

3.04m x 3.18m

Dual aspect room with window to westerly side aspect and north-facing rear aspect,  both secondary glazed, smooth ceiling with loft access hatch, door to side aspect, radiator.

Pantry

2.02m x 1.20m

Mottled glass window to westerly side aspect with traditional mesh vent cover, fitted pine shelving and countertops, vintage black and red tiled floor.

On the first floor: 

First floor landing

Smooth ceiling, timber stairs to second floor, radiator, fitted carpets, south-facing timber sash window to front aspect with secondary glazing, doors to:

Bedroom One

3.88m x 4.52m into bay

South-facing timber sash bay window to front aspect with secondary double glazing, smooth ceiling, fitted wardrobe, fitted carpets, radiator.

Bedroom Two

2.95m x 3.68m 

Dual aspect room with timber sash window to westerly side aspect and timber casement window to north rear aspect, both secondary glazed, smooth ceiling with picture rail, built-in wardrobe, fitted carpets, radiator.

Bathroom

2.74m x 2.65m

Mottled glass timber casement window to north rear aspect with secondary glazing, wood panelled ceiling, cast iron panel bath with shower screen and electric shower, pedestal washbasin with mixer tap, dual flush W.C., heated towel rail, radiator, fitted storage cupboards, wooden floorboards.

On the Second Floor:

Loft Room

5.91m x 5.49m (some restricted head height)

Pitched roof with three Velux windows above exposed beams (two facing the north rear aspect and one larger Velux window facing the southerly front aspect). Two eaves storage cupboards, fitted carpets, two radiators.

Outside the property

To the front of the property

A brick wall and mature hedge screen the property from the roadway, with a timber garden gate giving access to a pea-shingled pathway which leads to the front door. The front garden comprises a lawned area with a square potager garden and Norfolk pamment tiled paths, whilst a further pea-shingled pathway leads around the property towards the rear garden.

To the rear of the property

A brickweave patio and herb garden are found at the side of the house, with the rear garden predominantly lawned with a wide range of well-stocked beds, mature fruit trees and a recently-installed timber storage shed. A former brick outhouse provides further garden storage, and there is a disused well (which has been capped) close to the boundary with the adjoining property.

Agents Note: A planning application has been lodged with Broadland District Council to provide a dropped kerb and off-street parking to the front of this and the adjoining property, planning ref. 20220468.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Rating: D

Disclaimer: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only. Potential buyers are advised to recheck measurements before committing to any expense. We have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures or services and it is in the buyers interest to check the working condition of any appliances. A buyer should ensure that their legal representative confirms as soon as possible all matters relating to title including the extent and boundaries of the property and other important matters before exchange of contracts.

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