Railway Cottage is a real hidden gem. A beautifully presented Victorian terraced town house, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the main house and a lovely en suite bedroom in the courtyard annexe (Platform 2). The house has been a much loved family home for many years and most recently a very popular holiday let.
The downstairs comprises a charming sitting room to the front of the property boasting a large bay window and an open fire and to the rear is the open plan living / dining / kitchen with an AGA and woodburner. This opens out to the courtyard, ‘Platform 2’ Annexe which provides an elegant fourth bedroom with sitting area and en suite shower room, and the surprisingly large gardens.
Upstairs in the main house there are three large double bedrooms, a shower room and family bathroom. There is also the option to convert the loft space into a further generous bedroom with en suite (31.68 m2 / 314 sq ft).
The gardens are quite lovely being both private and tranquil, there is even a little walled garden area at the end. There is off-road parking to the front on the gravelled drive.
Holiday Let Opportunity
Income generated in 2018: £33,675
Occupancy: 195 nights (27.86 weeks)
Capacity: Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms
The cottage is a popular and successful holiday let, with over three years of bookings, achieving very good occupancy and income figures. It boasts many features that attract guests to book holiday cottages; open plan living, downstairs bedroom/annexe, central location, off-street parking and a large garden to name a few. It is also elegantly decorated and furnished to maximise bookings.
Every one of the 23 reviews on HomeAway has been 5 stars, for example; "Railway Cottage and Platform 2 were just delightful. We stayed in Autumn and it was perfect. Spacious yet cosy and just a 5 minute walk from all the delights of Holt. The cosy kitchen living space with AGA allowed our group of old school friends to gather to eat and drink in this characterful yet contemporary house. Platform 2 (annex in the courtyard garden) was just a few steps from the house but gave the lucky couple who stayed in it that extra bit of space and privacy. We would all highly recommend the house for groups and family alike to stay and explore beautiful North Norfolk coast, coming home later in the day and grabbing provisions in Holt and settling down in front of the log burner, just great." (Lauren H)
There is an option to purchase Railway Cottage as a turn key, with forward bookings in place; so a seamless change of ownership would be easy to manage.
Railway Cottage is situated just on the edge of the centre of town in Holt. It is within easy walking distance of all the shops and restaurants and close to Gresham's Prep & Senior schools. Holt is a very popular and charming Georgian market town, close to the North Norfolk coastal villages of Blakeney, Cley-next-the-Sea, Salthouse, Weybourne and Kelling.
There is a fantastic selection of quality independent retailers, boutiques, high street names and interesting antique shops in the centre of the town, alongside the famous Bakers & Larners department store with it's fabulous food court, excellent butchers, bakers, fishmongers and a host of cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. There is even a steam railway line, with trains to Sheringham every day.
The town has a thriving local community and is very popular with visitors to the area, many of whom support great local events throughout the year, like the Holt Festival in the Summer and the Christmas Lights switch on in the winter. The town is also home to Gresham's a prominent independent school, founded in 1555. There are a number of cultural events held at the school which are open to the public too. The town is just a few miles from the coast and within easy reach of Fakenham, Sheringham & Cromer. There is a useful train service between Sheringham and Norwich which is very handy.
Mains electricity, gas and drainage
Energy Efficiency Rating: EPC rating - D
Council Tax: North Norfolk District Council. To be confirmed.