Buxton Road, Horstead

Guide Price £400,000

In Summary

Status: SOLD stc
Postcode area: NR12

Property Type:

Detached Bungalow
Three Bedrooms
Two Reception Rooms
Single Garage
One Bathrooms


No Onward Chain - Grounds extending to 1/3 acre (stms) - Three bedrooms - Backing on to fields - Popular Broadland Village


Built by the current owners in the 1960s, in grounds which extend to just over a third of an acre (stms), Portreath is a delightful three-bedroom bungalow offered with no onward chain on the outskirts of the much-requested Broadland village of Horstead.

Portreath is a truly individual home, boasting three double bedrooms, a dual-aspect lounge, a bright and cheerful dining room, a well-designed kitchen and a family bathroom. The current layout works well as a family home, and yet the property also provides incredible potential to extend subject to planning permission being obtained.

This potential is enhanced by the spacious South-facing gardens, which extend over 50m from the rear of the bunglalow and are planted with mature trees and shrubs to create areas of interest and seclusion, including a secret passage for children of all ages!

The village of Horstead lies alongside the banks of the River Bure, approximately 7 miles north of the cathedral City of Norwich. Horstead has a parish church, highly-regarded public house, delicatessen and florist, all within walking distance of this bungalow, whilst the neighbouring village of Coltishall offers a wide range of local shops including a butcher, convenience stores, post office, service station, pharmacy, greengrocer, hair salons, dress shop, art gallery and plant shop. Local residents are well catered-for with a broad range of takeaway and delivery cuisine available, whilst three further public houses, a hotel with restaurant and a tea room provide opportunities to eat in and socialise.

Horstead has good transport links, with regular bus services and near access to the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, providing car and taxi routes to Norwich City centre, the wider county of Norfolk, and Norwich International Airport.

With the picturesque Norfolk coast only ten miles away, and within close proximity to the river Bure, opportunities for water-borne recreation are never far away, whilst local walking routes are plentiful, along a network of quiet lanes and the secluded Bure Valley railway.

Properties of this size and type are incredibly rare in Horstead, and Portreath is a desirable bungalow in a great location. Interest is sure to be exceptional, and early viewing is highly recommended.

In Detail

With large, triple-glazed windows providing delightful views onto the gardens which surround the property, Portreath offers bright and airy accommodation, comprising:

Entrance Hall: Glazed door to front aspect, radiator, carpet, storage heater. Doors to:

Dining Room: 3.63m x 3.47m. Window to side aspect, coved ceiling, radiator, carpet, tiled fireplace with open fire and electric heater on tiled hearth, storage heater. Archway through to lounge, door to:

Kitchen: 3.42m x 2.41m. Window to rear aspect, side door to garden. Coved ceiling, range of fitted units incorporating 1.5 bowl sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, built-in single oven, halogen hob, vinyl flooring, built-in storage cupboard.

Lounge: 3.64m x 3.64m. Dual aspect room with windows to front and side, coved ceiling, two radiators and storage heater, freestanding electric fire, carpet.

Bathroom: Obscure glazed window to rear aspect, panelled bath, pedestal washbasin, W.C., radiator, wall-mounted electric heater, carpet.

Bedroom One: 3.64m x 3.63m. Window to front aspect, carpet, radiator, storage heater.

Bedroom Two: 3.63m x 2.74m. Window to side aspect, radiator, carpet.

Bedroom Three: 3.16m x 2.21m to wardrobe. Window to rear aspect, radiator, built-in wardrobes housing oil-fired boiler, overbed storage, loft access, carpet.


To the front: The property is approached via a long gravel driveway which leads to an asbestos-built garage located near the rear of the bungalow. The driveway provides parking for several vehicles. The front garden is laid to lawn and informally planted with a variety of mature trees and shrubs.

To the rear: The extensive rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a paved patio area directly to the rear of the bungalow and informally planted with mature trees and shrubs. A pathway leads the length of the main garden to a further grassed garden area. The garden is enclosed by mature conifer hedging and a close board wooden fence to one side. A personnel gate provides access to the oil tank located to the side of the property

Council Tax Band: C                Tenure: Freehold

Disclaimer: 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 his/her 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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