LOCATION The historic village of Overstrand known as the village of millionaires is located on a beautiful stretch of the North Norfolk coastline about two miles to the east of Cromer. The highly popular village provides local amenities only moments away from this property including convenience store, post office, primary school, public house, fish shop, cafe and church, in addition to wonderful coastal and countryside walks and some of the finest golden beaches along the North Norfolk coastline.
More extensive facilities are available in nearby Cromer including supermarkets, a wide range of other shopping facilities, doctors' surgery, hospital, the award winning Cromer pier, Royal Cromer Golf Club, schools and a wide range of other amenities. The village itself is well connected with a regular bus service to Cromer and along the coastline, from Cromer there is a station providing regular train services on the Norwich to Sheringham line.
OVERVIEW A stunning 5 bedroom refurbished and extended detached house offering substantial contemporary accommodation whilst retaining many original character features and charm. Steeped in history this wonderful home occupies part of the former grounds of The Pleasaunce which is a Grade Two listed mansion which was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Lord and Lady Battersea. Frequent visitors of The Pleasaunce included Queen Alexandra, her sister the Dowager Empress of Russia, Princess Louise and several British Prime Ministers.
The sprawling ground floor accommodation is accessed via the main entrance door to the rear of the building which opens into a wide entrance hall, leading off from the hall is the impressive kitchen/diner with full height double glazed French doors to the front aspect providing a wonderful outlook of the grounds and opening onto a large patio area. The kitchen benefits from an extensive range of fitted base, wall mounted kitchen units and drawers with a central island unit with cooking station. There is also ample room for a dining table and chairs. All other rooms to the ground floor are accessed from the hall including the utility room and the impressive living room which features a large bay window allowing the natural light to pour in. The living room also features Oak stripped flooring and characterful panelling to all walls, full height double glazed French doors along with the bay window provides pleasant views over the grounds and the living room also features the delightful original brick fireplace with oak surround mirror.
Also, on the ground floor there is 3 generous size double bedrooms, a well appointed shower room and the generous size family bathroom which completes the versatile ground floor accommodation. From the hallway stairs rise to the first floor landing/office which provides a spacious area which could be used for multiple purposes including a study area. The landing/office provides eaves storage space and access to both bedrooms on the first floor. Both bedrooms to the first floor offer ample space and both feature dormer windows to the front aspect which provide wonderful views over the gardens. From the larger of the two bedrooms on this floor there is a well appointed en-suite shower which once again has been tastefully finished.
One of the most attractive features of this wonderful home are the beautifully laid Gardens believed to have been planted originally by Miss Gertrude Jekyll who is well known to many enthusiastic gardeners and landscape designers alike. She was held in high esteem by the gardening world in the late 1800's when she was acknowledged for her extensive design work, alone and in partnership with Sir Edwin Lutyens, the architect. The Gardens are a credit to the present owners having been maintained to a very high standard and include rockeries, an abundance of flowers, trees and shrubs and a delightful summerhouse. Within the gardens is a delightful covered entrance to a tunnel which is believed to have been constructed in 1895. A sweeping driveway leads from the gated entrance off of Harbord Road and continues the whole length of the garden leading to a SINGLE DETACHED GARAGE which benefits from having power and lighting connected.
Words do not do this beautiful garden and home justice, this one truly must be seen to be fully appreciated! Once inside you will immediately appreciate the care and attention that has gone into transforming this beautiful home to the highest specification to satisfy even the most meticulous of standards.
SERVICES Mains water and drainage, electricity and gas.
LOCAL AUTHORIY/COUNCIL TAX North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN
Tel: 01263 513811
Tax Band: TBC.