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Wells Road, Stiffkey, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, NR23

££1,950,000 Guide

4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale

This iconic building in its elevated position has been given a new lease of life in the last eight years, incorporating its Georgian period charm with all of the splendour of its extended, contemporary design. Enjoying the most amazing, uninterrupted views over the undulating river valley and the renowned marshes.

'Birkbeck House' was home to its former owner for a number of years. Its photographic history depicts much of times passed, in particular a poignant picture of a 'Zeppelin' flying overhead.

Our vendor embraced the opportunity to own such a prestigious property and in his engineering mind, designed the perfect marriage of old and new, a masterpiece that continues to sit proudly in its plot, with its amazing entertaining spaces, including its landscaped gardens.

The restoration of the original house included bespoke made sash windows, restoring the front reception rooms and installing wood burning stoves, for cosy, chilly nights. The entrance hall displays its beautiful mosaic tiled floor, meeting with the rear reception hall oak floor, bathed in light and space.

The extended accommodation is delightfully sympathetic to the original, with its brick and flint and the inclusion of the bi-fold doors to the front aspect of the kitchen area open up the house to breathe in the spectacular view over the valley, where wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy the best vantage point for birdlife, deer and boxing hares. The sitting room, with its vaulted ceiling is just perfect for bigger gatherings and complemented by its wood burning stove and bressumer style beam.

The first floor landing is bathed in light from its floor to ceiling glass, with a door to the balcony that not only overlooks the garden, but allows you to breathe the sea air from the marshes situated to the rear of the property, just a four minute walk away. This space is great for socialising, or simply to contemplate.

The sweeping landscaped drive, with its light sensors, takes you to the rear of the plot and its garaging, where the attached studio, allows remote office working or additional accommodation.

The recently planted beds and borders are enhanced by the lawned area, shrubs and hornbeam trees.

STIFFKEY Stiffkey, located between Wells and Blakeney, is one of the most picturesque villages on the north Norfolk coast. The river Stiffkey flowing west to east has carved a valley creating properties with stunning views and a short walk to the tidal marshes. The village is famous for its 'Stewkey Blues', a local blue cockle. It has a good pub, the Red Lion, with real ale and good food. There's also a general store and newsagents. The village is very well placed for the North Norfolk Coast. There is excellent sailing nearby, and superb coastal walks.

Just 4 miles away is the popular seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, which is set behind a small harbour on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast - its beach was voted The Best British Beach of the Year 2016 by The Times. The town has a maze of narrow streets, old alleys and yards, filled with shops, pubs and cafes and there are many listed and impressive Georgian and Victorian buildings. The town has a doctors' surgery, library, community hall and primary and secondary schools, and, for those that enjoy the water a public house on a boat.

Wells-next-the-Sea is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the heart of the Heritage Coast between Hunstanton and Weybourne. The beautiful sandy beach, with its pine trees, sand dunes and colourful beach huts, can be reached by a pleasant walk, car or alternatively you could just enjoy the Quay with its active fishing fleet and sailing club. Both Wells-next-the-Sea and Holkham Woods are designated Nature Reserves, and walkers and birdwatchers enjoy the North Norfolk Coastal Path, creeks and marshes.

SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water and electricity. Drainage via a septic tank. Oil central heating.


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING D. Ref:- 0600-0642-0522-7125-3523
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.

AGENTĀ“S NOTE The property that sits to the rear of 'Birkbeck House' has pedestrian and vehicular right to pass and repass and the property adjacent has the same rights to their gated land to the rear.


Tenure: Freehold





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Wells next the Sea
The Granary, The Quay
NR23 1JT

01328 711711

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