Wroxham Road, Coltishall

Guide Price £425,000 - £450,000

In Summary

Status: Completed
Location: NR12

Property Type:

Character property
4 Bedrooms
1 Reception Rooms
2 Bathrooms


Landmark building dating back to the 1850s - Wealth of character features - Four bedrooms - Unique opportunity with large retail space

In Brief

Constructed in the early 19th Century, this four-bedroom home has been extended and improved whilst maintaining the charm and character of the original property to provide family living accommodation on the first floor and a large open retail space on the ground floor with dedicated street access.

With exposed beams, a charming private courtyard garden, brick outbuildings and off-road parking, this individual property in the vibrant Norfolk village of Coltishall provides a unique live/work opportunity at the entrance to the Norfolk Broads.

The accommodation includes:

• Spacious lounge dining room
• Four bedrooms
• Fitted kitchen
• Family bathroom and en-suite shower room
• Double garage
• Generous ground floor retail space
• Further brick and tile outbuilding
• Private courtyard garden

Situated in a prime position within the village, close to the popular Lower Common, the property currently houses a village store and Post Office, yet lends itself to a variety of uses.

The village of Coltishall lies alongside the banks of the River Bure, approximately 7 miles north of the cathedral City of Norwich. Coltishall offers a wide range of further local shops including a butcher, convenience stores, service station, pharmacy, greengrocer, hair salons, osteopath, dress shop, art gallery and plant shop. Local residents are well catered-for with a broad range of takeaway cuisine available, whilst three public houses, a hotel with restaurant and a tea room provide further opportunities for leisure. The adjacent village of Horstead provides a delicatessen, a dining-led public house, florist and cosmetic clinic.

Coltishall is also home to an OFSTED Outstanding-rated Primary School, medical centre and church, and is approximately two miles from the bustling Broads centre of Wroxham with its railway station and range of local amenities.

Coltishall has good transport links, with regular bus services and near access to the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, providing routes to City centre, the wider county of Norfolk, and Norwich International Airport, and the picturesque Norfolk coast is only ten miles away.

This individual property is exclusively available through Pendefords, and early viewing is highly recommended.


If you’ve ever dreamed of ditching the commute and running your own business in a beautiful Norfolk village, if your current business has outgrown pop-ups and markets and needs a permanent retail home, or if you’re looking for an investment oppurtunity in the popular Norfolk Broads, this unique property could be the one for you.

Set in a prime position in the thriving village of Coltishall, in close proximity to the River Bure and Coltishall Lower Common, with its popular public houses and mooring facilities, this semi-detached four bedroom home offers spacious and characterful residential accommodation on the first floor, and a dedicated retail space on the ground floor, and has been in continuous use as a village store since the middle of the 19th Century.

With only six owners during that time, the original small grocers store has expanded to incorporate an adjacent cottage, and been extended to the rear to provide additional ground and first floor space, including a generous open-plan living and dining room on the first floor with stunning borrowed views towards the tree-lined banks of the river.

Whilst the ground floor is currently in use a village store and Post Office (and these businesses are available if required by separate negotiation), there is a wealth of possibilities available here, and the varied mix of local businesses in Coltishall provides scope for the broadest of imaginations and business plans.

With four generous bedrooms, a family bathroom and en-suite shower room, fitted kitchen and spacious lounge diner, the first floor accommodation has its own private access off the pretty courtyard garden to the rear of the property, and is ideal as both a family home or as an Airbnb or holiday let.

With private parking, a double garage and further outbuildings to the rear, this flexible and versatile property offers wide-ranging appeal and undeniable potential.

In Detail

Originally dating back to the early 19th Century, this character property has been extended and improved by successive owners to combine living and working space in the heart of the much sought-after Broadland village of Coltishall. Combining the best of both worlds, the spacious accommodation includes:

On the First Floor:

First floor landing: Two windows to rear aspect, smooth plastered ceiling with exposed beams, Velux windows and recessed ceiling lights, feature brick wall with exposed chimney, built-in storage cupboard, carpet. Doors to:

Bathroom: Smooth plastered ceiling with exposed beams, recessed ceiling lights and Velux window to rear aspect, half-height tiled walls and ceramic tiled floor, corner shower cubicle with shower over, panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, W.C., heated towel rail and built-in storage cupboard.

Bedroom One: 4.52m x 2.74m. Smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, two arched windows to front aspect, built in storage cupboard / wardrobe, feature wall mounted radiator, shelved airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder, carpet, door to:

En-suite Shower Room: Smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, vanity washbasin with mixer tap, dual flush W.C., shower cubicle with shower over, wall-mounted heated towel rail, ceramic tiled floor.

Bedroom Two: 3.96m x 3.74m max. Arched window to front aspect, smooth plastered ceiling with loft access hatch, built-in wardrobe, laminate flooring, radiator, door to:

Bedroom Three: 3.98m x 3.03m. Dual aspect room with arched window to front and casement window to side aspects, smooth plastered ceiling, carpet, radiator.

Bedroom Four: 3.95m x 3.07m (with reduced ceiling height from 1.89m). Textured ceiling with exposed beams, window to side aspect, carpet, radiator.

Kitchen: 3.33m x 2.69m. Smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, exposed beam and loft access hatch, window to side aspect, large serving hatch through to lounge/diner, ceramic tiled floor: Range of fitted wall and base units incorporating 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap, space for cooker with stainless steel extractor over, plumbing for dishwasher.

Lounge/Dining Room: 7.99m x 3.58m. Dual aspect room with window to side and feature French casement window to rear aspect. Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses and recessed ceiling lights. Brick-built inglenook fireplace with oak lintel incorporating feature woodburning stove and tiled hearth. Oak laminate flooring.

On the Ground Floor:

Private Entrance Lobby: 4.47m x 1.96m. French doors to patio area, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, wall mounted gas central heating boiler, radiator, plumbing for washing machine, fitted storage cupboards, tiled floor. Stairs leading to first floor accommodation, door to:

Office: 3.39m x 2.19m max, Kitchen / Store: 2.86m x 2.16m, Office: 2.16m x 2.14m. Fitted with a range of worktops and shelving, stainless steel sink with drainer, window to rear aspect. Door to:

Retail Floor: 13.61m x 3.72m & 15.47m x 3.85m. L-shaped space with windows to front and side aspect, separate street entrance. Fixtures and fittings available by separate negotiation. Door to rear garden, door to stock room and through to separate toilet and further access to the rear.


To the Front: The property fronts the Wroxham Road which runs throught Coltishall, with a small shingled area with light planting providing space for outdoor displays. The street door provides direct access to the retail space. A shared gravel driveway provides vehicular and pedestrian access to the rear of the property, and leads to a private parking area with space for three cars.

To the Rear:

Double garage: 7.75m x 5.25m. Two up-and-over garage doors, light and power, roof storage. Currently partitioned to provide a workshop and separate storage area.

Brick and tile outbuilding incorporating Store: 3.55m x 2.95m and Sorting Office: 3.73m x 4.11m.

Courtyard Garden: Enclosed with wooden fencing and trellis boundaries, brickweave path and paved patio area, and mature planted beds.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Band: B
Rateable Value: £10,000

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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