Unique period town house in sought after south norfolk conservation area. Great Opportunity.
Hall, 3 reception rooms (shop areas), inner hall, sitting room, lounge & dining area, lobby, kitchen, cellar. First floor landing, luxury bathroom, 3 bedrooms & dressing/box room, second bathroom; attic area with 2 potential bedrooms. Outside: Enclosed rear garden, outbldgs/stores, sep. WC. Coach house/garaging
situation: Hingham is a delightful small South Norfolk market town with many interesting historical features, in particular its association with one of Americas' greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln. The town being the birthplace of his grandfather who left for the 'New World' with the Pilgrim Fathers in the 17th Century. The town was a well to do place in the 17th & 18th Centuries and its prosperity at the time is reflected in the attractive Georgian town houses which surround the market place. The subject property was a good example with its attractive 'Dutch' Gables and prominent position next to the historic White Hart Coaching Inn.
The 'town' may be more accurately described as a large village, but one which still maintains its popularity and prosperity with a useful selection of shops, school and doctors surgery, making it self sufficient in basic amenities. With the market towns of Watton, Attleborough, Wymondham and Dereham a short drive away, it is a pleasant place to live especially as it lies only some 14 miles south west of Norwich and within easy reach of the University of East Anglia, bupa Hospital, Norwich Science Park and Norwichs' University Hospital.
Description: The property comprises a substantial 18th Century town house which has undergone various alterations and improvements over the years to create surprisingly spacious living accommodation in a prominent town centre location. The house has been used for many years as a shop with ancillary living accommodation but due to the vendors retirement, his family home for many years, is to be sold. The external appearance belies the size and character of the accommodation and the potential that exists to create a character home in a sought after location. A brief description of the accommodation is set out below but an internal inspection is considered essential to appreciate the property to the full.
Shop/retail area: The display windows have been replaced by conventional windows to allow these areas to be returned to living accommodation in the form of perhaps, sitting room and drawing room. Reception Room 1 About 16'6" x 16'6" (5.03m x 5.03m) with large inglenook style fireplace. Reception Room 2 About 20'2" x 16'6" (6.15m x 5.03m). There is a side entrance hall: About 17'6" x 5' (5.33m x 1.52m) which gives access to Room1 and to a rear lobby and the Sitting Room. There is also a door from the lobby to steps which lead down to a cellar.
Inner hall: With stairs to first floor.
Reception room 3: About16'5" x 12'6" (5m x 3.81m).
Sitting room: About 15' x 10'4" (4.57m x 3.15m) with open fireplace in stone surround. Steps to:-
lounge: About 24' x 11'8" (7.32m x 3.56m) with feature fireplace and picture window overlooking rear garden. Adjoining:- dining area: About 12'4" x 7'6" (3.76m x 2.29m) with wall light points.
Kitchen/breakfast room: About 15'7" x 10'9" (4.75m x 3.28m) with stainless steel double drainer sink unit. Back door to rear garden. Steps to walk in pantry/utility room: About11'5" x 8'3" (3.48m x 2.51m)
first floor galleried landing: With linen cupboard.
Bathroom: With fully tiled walls, attractive suite comprising panelled bath, "Victoriana" style gold plated shower mixer, low level WC and pedestal wash basin. Tiled floor. Towel rail.
Inner landing: Door to Attic stairs
bedroom 1: About 16'7" x 15'6" (5.05m x 4.72m) with attractive cast iron and tiled fireplace and windows overlooking market place. Built in storage cupboard. Door to:-
dressing/box room: About 16'6" x 6'2" (5.03m x 1.88m) and storage cupboard.
Bedroom 2: About 15'9" x 10'8" (4.8m x 3.25m) with built in cupboard.
Bedroom 3: About 9'4" x 9'1" (2.84m x 2.77m) with views over market place.
Luxury bathroom: A spacious room with attractive ceramic wall tiling, "Jacuzzi" corner bath, low level WC, bidet, his 'n hers pedestal wash basins and gold sanitary fittings. Decorative wall niches. Xpelair extractor. Radiator.
Second floor landing:
Attic box rooms: About 13'4" x 9'6" (4.06m x 2.9m) and 10' x 9'6" (3.05m x 2.9m) plus storage/tank room about 10'6" x 10'1" (3.2m x 3.07m).
Outside: To the rear of the house is an attractive enclosed garden area with lawns and decorative borders, offering a high degree of privacy. There are 2 useful storage buildings measuring about12'4" x 10' (3.76m x 3.05m) and 14'4" x 12'10" (4.37m x 3.91m) with power and light, a boiler house for oil fired central heating boiler and separate WC. A path leads to a single storey former coach house measuring about 22' x 17'6" (6.71m x 5.33m) with double doors currently used for garaging but offering scope for renovation and improvement or perhaps possible conversion to a dwelling subject to planning permission. There is rear vehicular access from this building onto Chapel Street (The attached plan shows the extent of the property for identification purposes only).
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Council tax: South Norfolk District Council Area.
Directions: Leave Watton on the Norwich Road and continue for about 7 miles into Hingham, proceed across The Fairland and on into the Market Place, the property is on your left just before The White Hart.
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