Byeways, Wrights Yard, Cley next the Sea, Norfolk

Offer Accepted - Guide Price £440,000

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Property Description

The Property

Byeways is a very pretty brick and flint period semi-detached cottage in the heart of the super popular village of Cley next the Sea.  It has been a much loved second home for many years and generated a healthy income as a holiday let for several of these.

Downstairs the cottage boasts stripped wide plank floorboards throughout.  There is a large sitting room with triple aspect windows to the front and sides, which means that it is flooded with natural light, beamed ceiling, cast iron radiator and a centre piece brick fireplace with pamment tiled hearth and wood burning stove and stairs up.  A great room to relax in after a long day out exploring the coast and countryside. 

Across the entrance hall from the sitting room is the kitchen / dining room with double aspect windows.  A good sized room with ample space for a six-seater dining table made beautifully cosy with a traditional brick fireplace and Villager wood burning stove.  The kitchen is hand built in the traditional shaker style.  There is a second set of stairs leading up to the first floor from the kitchen / dining room and a cast iron radiator.

The downstairs double bedroom is off the kitchen / dining room.  It has a main window to the loke and a cute small window to the rear, a feature traditional cast iron fireplace (not currently in use), beamed ceiling and cast iron radiator.

The stairs from the sitting room lead to the double bedroom to the front of the cottage.  At the top of the stairs is the versatile first floor snug, currently arranged as a TV room / snug with a day bed sofa for extra guests.  This room could be used a fourth bedroom or would make a great home office if so desired.  The double bedroom adjacent is a charming room which is flooded with light from the dual aspect windows and features a vaulted ceiling with exposed trusses giving the good sized room a greater feeling of space and a feature cast iron fireplace.  Between the bedroom and the snug is a bathroom with a cast iron bath with claw feet and hand held shower attachment a sink and WC.  

The stairs from the kitchen / dining room lead to a further double bedroom, again with an impressive vaulted and beamed ceiling, dual aspect windows and cast iron radiators.  Adjacent to the bedroom is the second bathroom with traditional cast iron bath with claw feet, separate shower enclosure, WC and sink.


Byeways is accessed from the High Street over a gravelled, pedestrian, private loke to the side of the cottage.  There is no outside space at Byeways.

There is unrestricted parking on Holt Road to the side of Picnic Fayre and a few minutes walk away at the village hall where there is a free car park.

Holiday Let Opportunity

Holiday Let Potential Income: c. £23,000 - £29,0000 per annum

Potential Occupancy: c. 25 - 30 weeks per annum

Sleeping: 6 in 3 bedrooms

Byeways is perfectly positioned to be a successful holiday let, situated in the heart of Cley next the Sea one of the most picturesque and popular North Norfolk coastal villages.

The cottage has been a much loved second home which has generated a second income when the owners or family and friends are not staying.  Whilst the cottage has not been available to rent for holidays for the last couple of years, between 2015 - 2017 the cottage comfortably achieved 20 - 25 weeks occupancy a year (depending on family usage) and has scope to achieve more.

The current owners are happy to discuss the possibility of leaving the contents of the cottage (by separate negotiation).

The Location

Byeways is located in the heart of Cley next the Sea.  Within the village you can find the famous Picnic Fayre and Cley Smokehouse, various Shops & Galleries, Artemis Cafe, Three Swallows Pub and Cley Windmill.

You can comfortably walk out from the cottage on to the coastal path and explore Cley Marshes and Cley beach and continue from there to walk along to Blakeney in one direction and Salthouse in the other. There is the famous Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes Visitors Centre just outside the village, offering fabulous resources and experiences to help you enjoy the marshland and birdlife to its greatest potential.

Cley is just four miles from the busy Georgian market town of Holt and easily accessible by car are the popular coastal towns of Wells-next-the-Sea and Sheringham. There is a real sense of community in the village and whilst it is an extremely popular holiday destination, it has a thriving resident community too.

According to an article in The Travel, Sir David Attenborugh considers Norfolk's Cley Marshes to be "one of the great places in Britain to see wildlife".

Other Information

Services:  Mains Electricity, Water & Drains

Central Heating:  Electric Central Heating

Windows:  Wood framed, double glazed

Council Tax:  North Norfolk Council - Currently on Business Rates (Eligible for Small Business Rate Relief)

EPC: Rated F

Viewings:  Strictly by Appointment with Big Skies Estates

Agents Note:  There is a flying freehold above the ground floor bedroom belonging to the adjacent cottage.  

Agents Note: 1. Whilst these particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair description of the property, these do not form any part of any offer or contract nor may they be regarded as statements of representation of fact. 2. Big Skies Estates have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. All measurements or distances given are approximate only. 3. Where a property is promoted as suitable for holiday letting, such use is conditional on the legal due diligence to be undertaken by the buyer’s conveyancer to ensure the property can be used for holiday letting. Big Skies Estates does not examine the legal title or any restrictions on the property. 4. No person in the employment of Big Skies Estates has the authority to make or give representation or warranty in respect of this property. Any interested parties must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of any information given.

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