Buxton, Norwich
Guide price £270,000, 1 bedroom


Key features

  • No Chain
  • Idyllic and Innovative Property
  • Riverside Location
  • Charm and Character
  • One Bedroom
  • Fantastic First Floor Vaulted Sitting Room
  • Off Road Parking Area
  • Charming Roof Terrace
  • Space to Moor a Boat
  • Fishing Rights

Property Description

An idyllic and innovative riverside property providing an abundance of light and character. The property would make an ideal retreat, second home or investment. Well-fitted kitchen/breakfast room, shower room, fantastic first floor vaulted sitting room, off road parking and charming roof terrace.


An idyllic and innovative riverside property that started life off with a very different purpose. During the Second World War, the core of the property was a pill box as a lookout down river for any invasion of German troops. It was then converted and extended in 1945 and was run as a tea room for the home guards. In the 1970's it was converted into residential use. Today the property is a charming weather boarded riverside home that provides an abundance of light, character and tranquillity. The property would make an ideal retreat, second home or investment.

BUXTON The thriving village of Buxton that is located on the River Bure offers a village school, Post Office/village store and two public houses. It is a short distance from the Norfolk Broads (approximately 5 miles) which offers many miles of navigable waterways as well as an abundance of wildlife.

Further north and approximately 3 miles away is the bustling market town of Aylsham with its comprehensive range of day to day shopping facilities. Continuing north the impressive National Trust Blickling Hall estate can be found, and approximately 10 miles away is the north Norfolk coastline. To the south is the Cathedral City of Norwich where many high street departmental stores, cultural and leisure facilities can be found as well as a main line railway station serving London Liverpool Street and Cambridge. Norwich also offers an international airport.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:- A painted and partially glazed entrance door opens into…

ENTRANCE HALL Slate tiled floor and access to the bedroom, shower room and kitchen/breakfast room.

BEDROOM 15' 9" x 12' 9" (4.8m x 3.9m) With its slate tiled floor there is a relaxing bedroom with whitewashed ceiling timbers, low level tongue and groove painted panelled walls and fine views of the river.

SHOWER ROOM Ornate tiled floor, corner shower, sink, bidet and a high flush WC

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 3" x 10' 8" (4.7m x 3.3m) A well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with whitewashed walls and ceilings, pamment tiled floor and low level tongue and groove painted panelled walls. Comprising painted base level units, ceramic sink, wooden worktops, space and plumbing for a washing machine, space for a range cooker and dishwasher. Door proving direct access on to the riverside deck.

SITTING ROOM 20' 6" x 19' 0" (6.3m x 5.8m) A spiral staircase leads you to the fabulous first floor vaulted sitting room with gothic style windows and an overhang with fine views over the River Bure. French doors lead onto the charming roof terrace. Subject to the relevant consents, this roof terrace could be extended over to create additional accommodation.

OUTSIDE There is a gravelled parking area to the front for several cars. To the rear there is a riverside deck with architectural wire rope and wooden guard rails. This area provides an ideal location to enjoy breakfast, a glass of wine or to simply indulge in a good book whilst watching the wildlife around you. The property has fishing rights and space to moor a small boat or canoe. From the first floor sitting room there is a roof terrace, ideal for entertaining and absorbing the atmosphere around.

AGENT'S NOTE There is a public footpath which leads across the drive, along the side of the property and away.

Sowerbys Lettings have estimated a figure of £725.00 - £750.00 per calendar month should a new purchaser wish to let the property out.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING E. The reference number or full certificate can be obtained from Sowerbys upon request.

To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number.

"Just wanted to say we were very happy with the way Sowerbys handled the purchase of Fourways. Helen (from your Dereham office) pulled out all the stops and did everything to help us. Full credit to her. She was brilliant. You are more than welcome to visit us if you are in the area. I would definitely recommend Sowerbys to friends and family who would be interested in buying or selling a property. Other than that, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and all the staff at Sowerbys a Merry Christmas and a very good New Year. Kind Regards Florence Arklie "
Florence Arklie - Purchaser - December 2015