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£340,000Guide price

3 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Chapel Road, Roughton

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Detached bungalow
3 bedroom
1 bathroom

Property features

  • Historic Building
  • Detached
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Double Garage
  • Land to Side Included
  • Views of Fishing Lake
  • Wet Room
  • Creative Space
  • Chain Free
  • Viewing Highly Recommended

Property description

Location The village of Roughton, located on the A140 Norwich Road, some 2.8 miles south of Cromer, 8.5 miles north of Aylsham and 20.5 miles from the cathedral city of Norwich. Within the village there is a primary school, public house, well known fish and chip shop and garage with shop.

Nearby Cromer is a vibrant predominantly Victorian town perched on the very edge of the North Norfolk coast, famous for its wide open beaches, Cromer crabs, traditional pier complete with theatre providing seaside special variety shows. Rich in its fishing heritage, Cromer also has a lighthouse and a proud tradition on RNLI service. There is an excellent mix of small independent local shops, a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, pubs and holiday accommodation together with train and bus links to the Broads and Norwich. There is also hospital, doctors and dental surgery, library and The Royal Cromer Golf Club. 

Description Converted from a blacksmiths in the 1960's The Old Forge is now a good sized family home. Although requiring some updating the accommodation includes three bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/diner, wet room and a large family room / creative space. With gardens to side and rear we believe this unique property would make a lovely family home or development opportunity (stpp).

The accommodation comprises:

Entrance Porch With a large double glazed circular window, exposed beam, fitted carpet, wall light and door leading to: 

Sitting Room 20' 6" x 18' 4" (6.25m x 5.59m) Front aspect double glazed window, exposed beams, feature exposed brick fireplace with wood panelling either side, fire with electric boiler behind, wall mounted radiator plus additional wall mounted storage heater, fitted carpet and 3 wall lights. Part glazed door leading to: 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 15' 2" x 9' 2" (4.62m x 2.79m) Double glazed window with views across garden, built-in cupboard, range of kitchen wall and base units with space for washing machine, dishwasher, stainless steel sink drainer, space for electric cooker, ceiling spotlights, wood effect flooring, space for fridge freezer and electric storage heater. This is semi open plan to the breakfast room which is 15' 2" x 10' 6" which also has a wood effect floor, double glazed window with views to the garden, wall mounted radiator, electric storage heater, ceiling light and double doors to: 

Family Room/Creative Space Rear aspect single glazed window with views across the garden and side aspect single glazed window with views across the fishing lake. Exposed beam ceiling, tiled floor, built-in bar area, 4 ceiling lights and loft hatch. 

Master Bedroom 16' 11" x 15' 10" (5.16m x 4.83m) Front aspect double glazed window, fitted carpet, 2 radiators (1 via the central heating and 1 electric storage heater) and ceiling light. 

Bedroom 2 10' 11" x 9' 2" (3.33m x 2.79m) Front aspect double glazed window, electric storage heater, fitted carpet and ceiling light. 

Bedroom 3 10' 8" x 9' 0" (3.25m x 2.74m) Side aspect double glazed window, storage heater, fitted carpet and ceiling light. 

Inner Lobby 5' 10" x 4' 2" (1.78m x 1.27m) With separate WC. Double glazed frosted window, low level WC with wash hand basin, tiled splashback, ceiling light, electric wall heater and wood effect flooring. 

Wet Room With large open electric Mira shower, rear aspect frosted window, wash hand basin with tiled splashback, wet room style floor, electric wall heater, extractor, ceiling light, heated towel rail and another loft hatch. 


Double Garage 17' 1" x 16' 6" (5.21m x 5.03m) With bi-folding garage doors, ceiling light and various shelving units. 

To the front of the property is parking for several cars. To the side of the property is a strip of land mainly laid to lawn with plant and shrub borders and mature trees with views across the fishing lake. The garden to the rear is also laid mainly to lawn with mature plant, tree and shrub borders, decorative archway leading down to a stream which forms the boundary. 

Services To be confirmed 

Local Authority/Council Tax North Norfolk District Council, Council Offices, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN
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Tax Band: C 

EPC Rating The Energy Rating for this property is F. A full Energy Performance Certificate available on request. 

Important Agent Note Intending purchasers will be asked to produce original Identity Documentation and Proof of Address before solicitors are instructed.

The Vendor advises that initial investigations into the potential for further development of the land to the side of the property has been ongoing with the local planning authority but would be subject to a revision of the Local Development Plan and a specific planning application. Interested parties should make their own enquiries. 

We Are Here To Help If your interest in this property is dependent on anything about the property or its surroundings which are not referred to in these sales particulars, please contact us before viewing and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Property History The Old Forge was converted from a working Blacksmiths and wheelwright's shop in the late 1960's and is believed to have been on the site since the 1700's. The Forge was transformed into the current living room, with horses having entered via what is now the front bedroom. The wheelwright's shop is now the dining room and garden room.

The small stream or "beck" as it is known locally that runs along the rear of the garden supplied water to the trades undertaken on the site and to refresh the horses. Although now overgrown in the 1980's it was fresh enough to grow watercress that was used by the family, and as a garnish to lunches served in the coffee shop.

Bought by the current family owners in 1974 the garden room of the property was used as a showroom, studio and coffee shop between 1975 and 1990 as part of the family crafts business with the adjacent land used for car parking. The Crafts Gallery business showcased local hand-made items as well as items created by the owners. Many of the door handles in the property were made by the late Michael Kearns as an artist/designer.

Locally the coffee shop was famed for the fresh fruit scones made on the premises, and sold daily, alongside the chocolate fudge cake.

All that remains of the business fittings now is a fitted counter or bar, with power and water supplied and connected, and two fixed church pews that come from the former Chapel that stood opposite the premises.

Once the business had closed the garden room became the focus for family social events such as birthdays, engagements and larger gatherings.

Enhancements to the property in recent years included new felting insulation and lining of the roof in 2008, a complete refit of the kitchen and dining room in 2011 and installation of accessible wet room around 2015.

The heating system is primarily economy 7 electric storage heaters plus an open fire and back boiler and pump serving vintage radiators. (This open fire and back boiler system has not been used or tested for at least five years).  

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