Pendefords are delighted to present this substantial four-bedroom Grade II listed property set in grounds of approximately a third of an acre in the sought-after Norfolk village of Coltishall, which is offered with no onward chain.
Set back from the roadway and screened by mature trees and hedging, The Beeches is an attractive Georgian residence dating from the early 19th Century, of classical proportions with a three-bay façade separated by double-height pilasters, and with more recent extensions to the side and rear. Renovated throughout by the current owners since their acquisition of the property in 2018, this fabulous family home has been finished to an exceptional standard throughout and now offers open-plan ground floor living, dedicated home-working space and much more.
Entering the grounds through a wooden five-bar gate, a shingled driveway provides ample parking for vehicles and leads to a paved pathway providing access to the front door. The lawned front garden is a generous space for relaxation and leisure, and is the perfect setting for this home, with low-level box hedging and well-stocked borders.
The timber porch, with its central door, sidelights and semi-circular fanlight, offers a welcoming entrance to this wonderful home. The substantial wooden front door gives access to a delightful entrance hall, and stepping across the flagstone flooring, you immediately gain an insight into the quality of the accommodation this home has offer – effortlessly combining original features with modern styling. Typical of homes of this period, a wooden staircase leads invitingly up to the first floor, whilst symmetrically-positioned doors lead through into rooms on either side of the property.
One of these is a sitting room, which, with its large sash window, stripped wide wooden board flooring, cornicing and feature fireplace with woodburner, is the ideal space to sit and relax – alone or with friends. A serving hatch through to the kitchen hints at this room’s history as a formal dining room, emphasising the flexibility of the property’s spacious ground floor layout.
The main living accommodation in this home is an open-plan kitchen / living and dining room – a fabulous L-shaped space which has been separated into distinct areas. Inviting sofas in front of a bespoke media unit form the lounge area, and a step down leads into the wonderfully atmospheric dining area, and then on into the hand-made kitchen. Both kitchen and media unit were commissioned from local cabinetmakers The Annex, and the kitchen incorporates solid wooden worktops which echo the warm hues of the wooden floor, and which perfectly complement the dark blue cabinetry with brass handles. With a double butler’s sink and dual-fuel range cooker, there is a traditional feel to this kitchen, although modern conveniences such as the integrated dishwasher are never far from reach.
The bespoke units continue into the boot room at the rear of the property, with feature Belgian Blue stone flooring and access to a cloakroom and utility cupboard. Also accessed from the kitchen, and leading back through into the sitting room, is the essential home office – a wonderfully bright dual aspect room with a full-length window to the rear, and exposed beams in the ceiling.
A relatively recent addition to the accommodation is the wooden conservatory. Double glazed, and with French doors leading onto a generous patio in the rear garden, this room is accessed from the lounge area and makes the perfect spot for use as an informal dining room, another sitting room, or as a family room – another example of the incredible versatility of this home.
On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms and a family bathroom. In a layout typical of the period, the two bedrooms at the front of this home are large, bright rooms, with sash windows, wide board wooden flooring, and both have access to a dressing room which overlooks the front of the property. The two bedrooms to the rear, whilst slightly smaller, are wonderful children’s rooms or guest bedrooms, with views over the rear gardens.
The luxuriously appointed bathroom, which has recently been refitted to include a roll-top bath and large marble-lined shower with rainfall shower head, is a wonderful space to relax and rejuvenate, and completes the accommodation.
The rear south-facing gardens are private, with screening hedges and fencing, and have been carefully landscaped with a large patio area which wraps around the rear of the property, providing a choice of seating areas to maximise the sun at all times of day, set amongst verdant borders and with an ornamental pond providing a focal feature to the well-kept lawn.
With its exceptional character and quality, and in an enviable location within this sought-after village at the gateway to the Norfolk Broads National Park, The Beeches is a truly remarkable property, exclusively available through Pendefords – The Individual Property Specialists. Early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate this unique home.
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