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Church Street, Thornham, Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36


2 Bedroom Cottage For Sale

Set in the very centre of this incredibly popular coastal village, Chalen Cottage perfectly encapsulates everyone's image of the picture-perfect period home. From its exposed beams over to its pamment tiles under, everything about this property gives off that sense of history.

Built in 1698 and originally being two cottages, almost certainly the homes of local fishermen, Chalen Cottage has evolved over the intervening centuries into the home it is today. There are three doors into the cottage albeit the natural entrance is through the garden room at the rear. This is the perfect space for a dining table as it adjoins the galley kitchen whilst to the front of the property are two equally sized reception rooms, both with inglenook fireplaces and both with exposed beams over.

Upstairs there are two good sized double bedrooms which share a first floor family bathroom and there is an additional shower room and WC on the ground floor. Outside and to the rear is a pretty east facing garden that is open to the south and very private.

The current owners have loved being custodians of this wonderful period property and during their ownership it has been both their home from home as well as a popular holiday rental. One of their favourite aspects is the view of the tower of All Saints Church which is perfectly framed by the window as you step into the gable end bedroom. They also love the large stone at the back of the garden that was originally used as the Trig Point above Thornham and is said to have been rolled down the hill to its current resting place when the formal Trig Point replaced it in the 1930s.

The garden is both paved and has a raised lawn and to the rear there is a small brick storage shed which is very useful for bike and kayak storage.

THORNHAM Thornham may just be the quintessential Norfolk coastal bolthole. With plenty of brick and flint cottages and larger period homes just a short walk from the water's edge and nature reserve, dig a little deeper and you'll also discover it is a fantastic foodie hotspot with a clutch of award winning pubs and eateries, along with a boutique retail park. Once a largely forgotten village on the run between Hunstanton and Burnham Market, over the past decade Thornham has evolved into a chic stop.

Historically a centre of trade and seafaring, the village was used by the Romans and saw fierce conflict between smugglers over the centuries until the harbour silted up in the early 20th century. Many of the traditional fishermen's cottages have been gentrified with a soft palette and contemporary coastal style and life now moves at a calmer pace.

Start the day with a slow brunch at Thornham Deli before picking up some nibbles at the food counter or browsing its quirky lifestyle store. Then, continue your retail therapy a little further along the coast road at Drove Orchards, which seems to have something fresh each season. Established in the 50s by Major David Jamieson, the eponymous orchards still thrive and grow more than 165 varieties of native apples, pears, plums along with soft fruit which you can PYO in season. Or take it easy and fill your basket at the Farm Shop - with a small meat counter, deli, bakery and pantry selection, plus a satellite of Gurneys Fish Shop next door, dinner's sorted.

Be tempted by fabulous Scandi fashion at Nelle-DK and spruce up your interiors at Joyful Living where exquisite homewares and delicious fragrances. Pop into Barnetts, an award winning hairdresser and barber or browse the curiosities and collectibles at Cider Barn Antiques. Give the kids a treat at Little Nippers or grab a cooling gelato and good coffee at Mim's, an offshoot of Hunstanton's East Coast Gelato. Fully recharged, cast your eye over the greenery at Hortico where verdant houseplants and a vast nursery behind the store will fuel the imagination for your own patch.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, drainage and electric storage heating.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING F. Ref:-0715-2821-7762-9893-1001
To retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for this property please visit and enter in the reference number above. Alternatively, the full certificate can be obtained through Sowerbys.

TENURE Freehold.

AGENT'S NOTE Please note some internal images have been virtually staged.


Tenure: Freehold




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Burnham Market
Market Place
Burnham Market
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
PE31 8HD

01328 730340

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