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Tower Road, Burnham Overy Staithe, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE31

££695,000 Guide

3 Bedroom Mill For Sale

Set over the River Burn this Georgian watermill conversion really does represent an important part of our social history.

Arranged over three floors, the property is entered via its own private south facing decked terrace straight into the double height entrance hall. Leading immediately off this is a full size basement which has access onto Tower Road, and which extends to almost 800 sq. ft. and is absolutely ideal for kayak and bike storage (not to mention wine) and whilst it does not have full ceiling height, it has also doubled up as a children's games room. The main living space is on the first floor with a galley kitchen next to the large reception room with its vaulted ceiling and door out to south facing balcony. There is a double bedroom on this floor with a family bathroom beside it whilst the other two double bedrooms are on the second floor and they share a further bathroom between them.

Outside there are two private parking spaces and the views south over the River Burn from the terracing is simply fantastic, regardless of the time of day or the time of year.

The Mill was built in 1790 and then worked for the next 150 years but lay mostly dormant following the outbreak of WW2 and was almost destroyed by fire in the 1950s. Following the fire its historical significance was realised and fortunately the National Trust became its custodians and, having first restored the damage, they later converted it into residential units in the early 1990s creating the series of homes we see today.

Watermill House has been a much loved home from home for the family for many years and could easily continue as such or would make a highly desirable holiday home.

BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE A small village on the north Norfolk coast, Burnham Overy Staithe has a natural tidal harbour, and there are good walks across the marshes and long sandy beaches. It has a good gastro pub - The Hero.

Historically Burnham Overy had been the port for the surrounding villages of the Burnhams. Both Overy Town and Overy Staithe lie on the River Burn, and until the end of the Middle Ages trading ships were able to reach the village of Burnham Overy Town. Whenever a ship arrived a gong would be sounded at the top of Gong Lane in Burnham Overy Staithe, to alert the farm workers to unload the incoming goods.

Overy Town has a fine church originally built in the 13th century. There are no shops but Burnham Market is on the doorstep. Burnham Thorpe, the birthplace of Nelson, is a mile to the southeast. King's Lynn is 20 miles away with mainline access to Cambridge and London and Norwich is 30 miles away with its international gateway via Schiphol.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains electricity, water and drainage. Electric heating.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed.

TENURE Leasehold. A new lease of 99 years will be in place on exchange of contracts.

AGENT'S NOTE Service charge for 2022-2023 is £1,686.10. Watermill House pays 13% of the total costs of the building. This figure includes a contribution towards the maintenance of the communal gardens and meadows, the upkeep of the building, gutter cleaning and sluice maintenance and also includes a contribution towards a sinking fund.

Please note the freeholder for this building is The National Trust. As part of the ownership the leaseholders will be given an annual National Trust membership.


Tenure: Leasehold




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

01328 730340

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