***Best & Final offers for the attention of Natalie Howlett-Clarke by 12:00 on Monday 25th April 2022*** A handsome Victorian home in delightful gardens.
Staitheway is a handsome Victorian home, formerly one of the principal homes of Stalham, enjoying a south facing position elevated from the road. Crucially for a house so centrally located within the town, the house enjoys an excellent plot with plenty of off-street parking, garaging and mature gardens.
The house has some fine architectural detail, not least the veranda on the south elevation of the house providing an ideal covered seating area looking out over the gardens. Within the house are the classic hallmarks of a house of this vintage, such as picture rails, fireplaces and distinctive sash windows, together with elegant rooms with tall ceilings. The house is comfortable and practical, with a conventional four square layout. There is a functional and spacious kitchen/breakfast room complete with Aga, a useful boot room/utility, a study and two lovely formal rooms at the front of the house in the form of a dining room and drawing room, both with fireplaces.
An attractive staircase leads up to a light and airy landing, leading to all four double bedrooms, together with a bathroom and separate WC. The house has been maintained during the family's custodianship, with major roof work in 2002 to all buildings, but it is now fair to say the house would benefit from updating.
Coach House and outbuildings
The coach house is a charming brick and flint building, under a blue glazed pantile roof. The building comprises of two floors, with natural light into the first floor that measures about 11.25m x 3.2m, and a ground floor of two rooms. It is a building with brilliant potential. Part of the coach house forms one side of an east to south facing courtyard, entirely enclosed with one boundary formed of traditional outhouses with useful storage. Adjoining the parking and turning area is a double garage.
Staiteway enjoys half an acre of grounds, with the house set almost perfectly in the middle. An initial brick weave driveway, between wrought iron railings with wood and iron gate, leads up to a shingle parking and turning area adjoining the house and garaging, with parking for many cars.
The delightful established gardens are defined by different areas of interest. To the east is a productive kitchen garden, to the south is a large expanse of lawn with a fine Mulberry tree at the heart of it, and shrubberies and herbaceous borders at various points. These areas are separated by hedging, including box and laurel and there is an impressive horse chestnut in one corner of the garden.
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This house has a real warmth to it, perhaps due to the originality of it all, and huge potential the imagination really started to run thinking about joining the house to the coach house.Ben Rivett