55 Cliff Road

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“With views of the tennis courts, park and the beach, the town just a stone’s throw, the sea within reach, this superb detached period home boasts an unrivalled location, while the impressive character features will fill you with elation. So handsome outside and so beautiful within, this is the perfect home for your new chapter of life to begin.”

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The original tiles in the hallway are in pristine condition, and we have laid the floor over them in such a way that you can lift it without damaging them.”

“We have original radiators, floorboards, fireplaces, picture rails, windows and more. There’s so much character.”

“The annexe offers huge versatility, whether you want it as part of the house, separate accommodation for relatives and guests, or to bring in a useful income.”

“This is a lovely place in which to raise a family. We’ve had so much fun here – and the beach, park and school opposite make it the perfect setting.”

“The whole house is incredibly well proportioned and it’s worked brilliantly at every stage.”

“We have lots of paperwork relating to the history of the house and former occupants and we will pass this on to the new owners.”*

* These comments are the personal views of the current owner and are included as an in- sight into life at the property. They have not been independently verified, should not be relied on without verification and do not necessarily reflect the views of the agent.

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A splendid Victorian property with stunning views, this home offers an abundance of space and authentic character, including a private garden, garage, several brick outbuildings adjoining the garage and off road parking and an annexe with great income potential. Altogether a highly unusual and desirable package, it’s also within walking distance of everyday amenities – ticking every box with aplomb!

A Home With Heart This elegant and eye-catching residence was built in 1901 and has been home to just seven families over that time – showing that this is a place people don’t want to leave! The current owners have been here for 27 years: “The lady who lived here previously had raised her family here and when she went into care she asked that the house not be sold until after her death and that it be sold to a family. Her son respected her wishes and the house was on the market for a while as the right family never came along. When I came to view, I was blown away and knew this was the place for us. Luckily, the owner’s son agreed,” smiles the current owner.

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This is undoubtedly a beautiful home and has the good looks of a traditional Victorian villa with abundant character and elegant proportions within. There’s a sense of grandeur to the size of the rooms and their ceiling height but it’s very comfortable and relaxing too. “We use the whole house although it’s big and it’s worked so well for our family at every stage,” the owner explains. The dining room doubles up as a work from home space and the family eat here together daily. The sitting room easily accommodates a grand piano and is filled with light. The third reception has an open fire and views over the garden plus a cosy feel. The owner loves cooking and spends a lot of time in the kitchen too. “It’s been great for our children to have plenty of space for themselves and their friends. The bedrooms are such a good size,” she smiles. Decorating the house for Christmas is magical and every year when extended family gather, they take a photograph of everyone sitting on the stairs in their Christmas hats – the owners love having room to host a crowd.

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The annexe at the rear of the house offers a great opportunity to bring in an income. Facing west, it can be incorporated into the main house or kept separate with its own entrance. You could rent it out for useful extra income, without it intruding on family life, either as a long term let or for holidaymakers. It could also work well for multiple generations of the same family living alongside one another but with their own space. The annexe currently has four bedrooms but there is an opening in the fourth leading to a storage area that in turn has an opening into the loft, which runs the full length of the house. It could be converted into stunning additional accommodation subject to planning and would boast the most magnificent coastal views. Outside the entrance to the annexe is what is known as the ‘Gardeners WC’.

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Life’s A Beach! This location is a big draw – partly for the beach but also for the park opposite, walks around the area, town on the doorstep, school over the road and more. The land opposite can’t be built on so your view is safe and it’s a popular area with families too. “We taught our kids to ride their bikes on the promenade and to play tennis on the courts over the road. They have always enjoyed so much freedom here to go off and see friends.” While there are buses running from along this road, it’s generally very quiet with little passing traffic as most people use the nearby A12 – which means you can enjoy peace at home while still being able to get out and about easily.

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On The Doorstep... Pakefield sits in the local authority of East Council and is just a stone’s throw from the beautiful sandy beach. Opposite the property is the popular Kensington Gardens where you will find tennis courts, bowling green and café. Pakefield also has a varied selection of local pubs, shops, cafes, restaurants, superstores and other amenities along with a popular local theatre. There are several outstanding primary and high schools in the area. In particular, St Mary’s RC Primary School is close by and is the only school with a direct catchment to Notre Dame High School in Norwich.

How Far Is It To... Pakefield is just a short journey from the UK’s most easterly location, Ness Point. It is 10 miles north of the popular sea side town of and 8 miles north east of the pretty market town of . The vibrant cathedral city of Norwich is approximately 25 miles to the North West with main line rail link to London Liverpool Street Station amongst other destinations, there is also an International Airport as well as a wide range of shopping, leisure and cultural facilities.

Directions... From Beccles take the A146 towards , follow this road for approx. 6 miles. After passing Rookery Park Golf club at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A1145, take the 1st exit at the next roundabout onto the A1145/Castleton Avenue. At the 2nd roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Stradbroke Road/B1384. At the end of Stradbroke Road turn left onto the B1532/London Road South. After approx 0.5 miles turn right onto Rectory Road. Turn right again back onto B1532. The property can be found on the right hand side.

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Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. Printed 07.10.19

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