Lower Bath House, Promenade, Cromer, Norfolk

Sold - Guide Price £570,000

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Property Description

The Property

Lower Bath House forms part of a beautiful redefining of an iconic building on the sea front in Cromer. Cromer’s Bath House has sat proudly in prime position on the promenade, commanding breath-taking views over the pier and out to sea, since 1814.

This striking building was first opened as a reading room but gained greatest fame as a retreat for wealthy Victorians to ‘take the waters’ away from public gaze. Its chequered past has seen it converted into a private residence in 1836, then into a hotel in 1872 by James Chapman, who added the west wing as a billiard room. It remained a hotel through to the end of the 20th Century when it was once again converted into a single, residence and now finally re-invented to become four beautifully individual luxury homes.

Each of these residences boasts two bedrooms and two beautifully appointed bathrooms but each one has its own very distinct character.

Lower Bath House, is the ground floor apartment featuring stunning sea views from both the living area and the master bedroom. The funky open plan living, kitchen and dining space is to the front of the apartment and is flooded with natural light from three sets of glazed doors with uninterrupted sea views. These doors open on to a charming, fenced, terrace / loggia, ideal for relaxing with a drink and watching the tide roll in.

The apartment boasts two fantastic bedroom suites, with the master bedroom to the front of the property, again commanding stunning views over the sea from the bay fronted windows. The beautiful en-suite has a stunning shower enclosure, WC, wash hand basin and wet room floor.

The second bedroom to the rear of the apartment, features a glazed door forming the rear entrance to the apartment and the en-suite has a lovely roll-top bath alongside the separate shower enclosure, WC, wash hand basin and wet room floor.

Internal Specification

Sitting room:

Arte Fontana lighting throughout.  Ovo Arc Flame gas fire.  Victorian pine floor.  Direct access to loggia off sitting room (3 double doors).  Kitchen area has black star galaxy granite work top.  Miele cooker and hob.  Separate wine cooler fridge.  Integrated Bosch dishwasher.  Integrated Miele fridge

Front bedroom:

Ironbark solid oak floor.  Wet room floor to en-suite.  Porta Romana Mussel wall lights

Rear bedroom:

Jim Lawrence lights.  Fornsetti wallpaper.  Wet room floor to bathroom.  Roll top Bath.  Door off bedroom to rear access


Lower Bath House is just 12 metres from the beach and benefits from a private, fenced, terrace / logia to the front of the main living space for the apartment; with plenty of space to sit out, relax, BBQ and enjoy an al fresco meal with sound of the waves just metres away. 

Homeowners can drive directly onto the promenade and can apply for parking permits from North Norfolk District council. There are parking spaces immediately adjacent to the house for permit holders.

The apartment is walking distance to all the local amenities. Including the cool new additions to the Cromer café scene; like The Gangway, the charming micro pub serving craft beers, cocktails and nibbles, the new Grey Seal Coffee shop serving fresh locally roasted coffee and Hatters Tea Room with their own brand loose leaf tea.

Holiday Let Opportunity

Projected Holiday Let Income: £41,580 (gross p/a)

Projected Occupancy: 46 weeks (p/a)

Sleeping: Four in two bedrooms

Rarely do such unique and beautifully presented properties come to the holiday let market, so Lower Bath House is sure to be a big hit with visitors to the area. Being positioned so perfectly to sleep with the sound of the waves, yet to still be so close to all the amenities adds to the overall desirability of this lovely property.

Leading local agent, Norfolk Hideaways have visited Lower Bath House and provided their assessment for the likely income from holiday letting. Full details are available on request.

Lower Bath House could be available as a turnkey with all furnishings in place (by separate negotiation), which means it could be ready to launch to the holiday let market immediately after purchase.

The Location

Perched literally on the promenade in the heart of Cromer, Lower Bath House is ideally located in every way. With direct unencumbered views of the ocean and the famous Victorian pier, the apartment is also within walking distance of all that Cromer has to offer.

Cromer is famous for its seafood, most specifically the nationally renowned Cromer Crab. It is a bustling town catering for a thriving local community alongside the year-round tourists who visit the area. Much of the town is testament to its Victorian heyday including the lovely pier dating back that era.

There is a plethora of restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs; catering to all tastes and budgets. Including the famous No. 1 Fish & Chip shop and a growing number of trendy eateries.

The town has primary & secondary schools, a local hospital, supermarkets and cinema.

For golf enthusiasts there are several world-class courses nearby. The Royal Cromer is walking distance from the front door (just under a mile along the coast path) famous for being designed by Tom Morris and james Braid. The links courses at Sheringham, Mundesley and Hunstanton are also within easy driving distance and are open to non-members.

Cromer is well served by public transport with a train station and bus station providing links to Norwich and onwards to just about anywhere.

Other Information

Services: Mains Electricity, Water, Gas & Drainage

Heating: New Worcester Bosch Greenstar 8000 Life Combi Gas Boiler

Tenure: The Apartment is being sold with a 50% share of the freehold and a 999 year lease attached to it, with no ground rent.

EPC: Rated D

Council Tax: North Norfolk Council – Band TBC

Viewings: Strictly by arrangement with Big Skies Estates Ltd

Agents Note: Lower Bath House could be available fully furnished by separate negotiation. Please ask for more details.

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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