Walden, Waxham Road, Sea Palling, Norfolk

Sold STC - Guide Price £235,000

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Property Description

The Property

Nestled behind the dunes, tucked away down a private access road yet still within walking distance of the village amenities, sits Walden.  A truly charming timber frame beach house with a large sheltered veranda to the front, courtyard garden to the side and private access to the beautiful sandy beaches of Sea Palling.  Walden has an utterly charming interior, with good sized open plan living space, a double bedroom, shower room and ladder steps up to the super versatile loft room with velux windows.

On entering Walden from the porch, you are immediately struck by how inviting and cosy the house is.  There are stripped wooden floors throughout the ground floor and the cottage is flooded with light from triple aspect windows.  The good sized sitting room area features a gas wood burning effect stove and the property is kept snug and warm with central heating throughout.  

The modern fitted kitchen area has a number of fitted units painted in popular Stiffkey Blue, a window out to the side, a sink, an electric oven and hob with extractor over and space for a fridge / freezer and slimline dishwasher.

Also off the living area is the modern shower room with a mains pressure shower within a large shower enclosure, WC, wash hand basin and window out to the side.

The dining area to the rear of the living room has plenty of space for a table and four chairs and storage units for glasses and crockery and there is a window out to the courtyard garden beyond.

The double bedroom lies off the dining area and comfortably holds a double bed and bedside tables with a window out to the side of the property.

Above the living space is a super loft room.  Accessed via sturdy (but steep) loft steps from the living space, this room is carpeted, well lit and benefits from two large velux windows and a charming window peaking out to the garden below.  There is restricted head height from the sloping roof line.  This room is currently furnished with spare beds and makes for an excellent play room for younger guests.


Rarely does the outside of a property match the charm of the interior but the veranda and courtyard garden at Walden are very special.

The veranda spans the front of the cottage, it is protected by a sturdy roof and with pretty trellis fencing to the front and side.  There is plenty of space for coffee table and comfortable chairs on the sun-bleached wooden flooring, to sit and enjoy the peace of the countryside view back over the fields.

The courtyard garden to the side, is perfect for al fresco dining and is protected by the fencing on two sides and by the very handy garden shed (with power) to the front.  Off this garden are the steps leading up to the private path (shared with one neighbour) that leads up and over the dune to the breathtaking views and access to the beach (this can be seen in the video viewing for this property).  It truly is quite magical.

Walden is located at the bottom of a gated, private access lane and the cottage benefits from a recessed parking space behind the garden shed to the front of the property.  The coastal footpath passes nearby and offers the chance to walk in peaceful countryside into the village to enjoy the amenities.

Holiday Let Opportunity

Holiday Let Income Potential: c. £23,000 pa

Holiday Let Occupancy Potential: c. 35 weeks

Sleeping 2 in 1 Bedroom

Walden has superb holiday let potential.  It is so unique and offers such a fabulous spot to get away from it all and enjoy all that North Norfolk offers; it would undoubtedly prove to be very popular with visitors to the coast.

The cottage has been a much loved private second home for many years and has not been offered as a holiday let previously.  The current owner has indicated that some (but not all) of the furniture and contents of Walden may be available to purchase by separate negotiation.

There are a number of excellent local agencies who would be delighted to talk with you about holiday letting Walden.  Please just ask the team at Big Skies and we can provide you with details of some to call.

The Location

Walden is located down a gated private access lane from the road leading out of Sea Palling, but is still within walking distance of the amenities of the village by walking along the coastal path.

Sea Palling has a wonderful sandy beach, which has been awarded and retained the coveted Blue Flag award for several years. As well as good swimming, there is also provision for launching personal water crafts. There is a pub, cafes, amusement arcade, a Post Office and general store, farm shop and a stall which sells fish caught locally.

There is a regular bus service during the week to Norwich for shopping and sight seeing. It is equidistant from the seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth and Cromer, which can also be reached by bus. Sea Palling has its own cycle hire.

If you are interested in nature then the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve at Hickling is only five miles away and both the NWT and RSPB have reserves easily reached by car or bicycle. A walk along the beach towards Waxham and Horsey (National Trust) may well be rewarded with sightings of seals. For historians there is the famous Waxham Barn which has been rebuilt following severe damage in the Great Storm of October 1987. Originally built by the Wodehouse family in the late 16th. Century, it is one of the largest in the country.

Other Information

Services: Mains Electricity, Water & Septic Tank.

Heating: Electric Central Heating

Windows: Fully Double Glazed

Council Tax: North Norfolk District Council. Band A


Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Big Skies Estates. 

Agents Note: We have been advised that due to being of timber construction, it may be challenging to find a mortgage lender for Walden.  Please contact your mortgage advisor ahead of putting forward an offer.

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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