Catslide Cottage, Front Street, Binham

Sold STC - £325,000

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Property Description

The Property

Catslide Cottage is a lovely two bedroom period cottage, dating back to between 1790 - 1795, situated in the sought after village of Binham.  It is bright and sunny property with two reception rooms, open fire, kitchen, utility and bathroom downstairs and two double bedrooms upstairs.  There are far reaching countryside views from all the windows at the front of the cottage and outside, to the rear, is a charming courtyard garden with original outbuilding. There is also a garage with off-road parking, located just a minute's walk away.

Catslide is a well maintained cottage, of flint construction, that has been a much loved home to the current owner.  The owner has undertaken some works of improvement but the cottage could benefit from further renovation and it provides a wonderful opportunity for its new owners to put their personal stamp on this little slice of history.

There is a current planning permission for a rear dormer which incorporates a new staircase and upstairs bathroom, combined with new layouts on both floors.   Downstairs two open plan spaces spanning the width of the cottage are created; one becoming a kitchen / dining space with dual aspect windows to both the front and rear and the other a well-proportioned sitting room with double doors out to the rear courtyard and windows to the front.  Upstairs a third bedroom is proposed, alongside the two existing double bedrooms, all three of which would benefit from the windows to the front; a family bathroom incorporating both a bath and separate shower enclosure.

Details of the Planning Permission can be found on the North Norfolk portal under reference PF/20/1911.


Catslide Cottage is approached directly from the street, with the garage and off-road parking located just a minute's walk away.

To the rear of the cottage is a charming courtyard garden with also features an original outbuilding which is currently used as a garden shed and coal store.  There is a passage that separates Catslide from the next door property which allows access to the rear courtyard from the street to the front of the cottage.  Catslide enjoys the morning sunshine on the front of the cottage and in the afternoon & evening in the courtyard garden. 

To the front of the cottage, there are far reaching open countryside views.

Holiday Let Opportunity

Holiday Let Potential Income: £28,000 - £32,000

Holiday Let Potential Occupancy: 30 - 35 weeks

Sleeping: 5 in 3 Bedrooms

Catslide Cottage has amazing potential to be a super successful holiday let.  Positioned as it is in a very desirable and popular village for both residents and visitors, finished to the right standard and furnished appropriately, Catslide could easily command between £1000 - £1200 per week in the peak season.

There are excellent local agencies like Norfolk Hideways and Norfolk Cottages that can offer expert advice on creating the best holiday let and they can also offer a complete managed service to look after things like housekeeping, laundry and maintenance calls when guests are in residence.

The Location

Binham has long been one of the most 'sought after' North Norfolk villages in which to own property. It is very pretty and benefits from being just 5 miles inland from Wells-next-the-Sea and 7 miles from the lovely Georgian market town of Holt.

The village boasts a great pub, The Chequers Inn, a super village shop, petrol garage and is of course home to the famous ruins of Binham Priory, founded in 1091 by Peter des Valoines, a nephew of William the Conqueror.

Binham is also home to Abbey Farm Dairy who sell their absolutely delicious Raw Milk and other farm shop produce from The Little Dairy Shop situated next to the ruins.

There are also great pubs in the nearby villages of Warham, Wighton, Langham and Walsingham.

Other Information

Services: Mains Electricity, Water and Drains. Fibre Broadband.

Heating:  GEC Nightstore Electric Wet Central Heating System

Windows:  Double Glazed

EPC:  Rated G

Council Tax: North Norfolk District Council - Band B

Planning Application Details:  North Norfolk District Council.  Application Number: PF/20/1911

Agent’s 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.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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