The Engine House, Burnham Overy Staithe, nr Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Burnham Overy Staithe (near Wells-next-the-Sea), Norfolk
This charming property in the popular North Norfolk coastal hamlet of Burnham Overy Staithe, less than 5 miles from the seaside town of Wells-next-the-Sea, is formed from part of a converted water mill and makes a unique place to stay for a break in this gorgeous part of the country.
Up to 4 guests can enjoy a stay in the Engine House in Burnham Overy Staithe, which is part of a comprehensive conversion of an old water mill. The property retains the charm of its former function, with a double-height open-plan dining, kitchen and living room granting plenty of space to relax, the original exposed timbers still in place, and the old chimney now containing a log burning stove. There are also views across National Trust land.
The Engine House provides spacious living accommodation for four people and is a super base from which to explore the North Norfolk coast. It is situated midway between Burnham Market and Burnham Overy Staithe and for those who enjoy walking, it is possible to walk to either place.
Burnham Overy Staithe is home to Overy Staithe Sailing Club. There is a comprehensive chandlery on the quayside. The creek is spectacular in all weathers and the walk along the sea bank to the beach is very special. Overy beach is deserted and wildlife is abundant. Miles of sand backed by high sand dunes make it a desolate but incredible place. In season terns nest here on the beach and are protected by the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The Hero pub and restaurant is a couple of minutes walk from the quayside and provides hearty and wholesome food. The Norfolk Coast path runs through Overy Staithe. The black windmill is a true North Norfolk landmark and dominates the skyline for miles. This is owned by the National Trust.
Front door leading to main open plan living area
Sitting Room Area
A large, bright comfortable room with a three seater sofa and two armchairs. The main chimney dominates the room and houses the wood burning stove. There is a side board with TV & DVD and occasional tables and lamps.
Kitchen and Dining Area
The kitchen area is well equipped and spans a back wall to the rear of the property. It is bright and contemporary with a door out to the decking to the rear of the house. There is an integrated electric hob, electric oven below, microwave, and under counter fridge with ice box. There is a good sized table and four chairs.
Double bed with bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe, chest of drawers and arched window with views over the river.
Adjacent to the bedroom is a cupboard area which houses the washing machine and tumble dryer and next to this is the bathroom with a WC, wash hand basin, bath with electric shower over and towel rail (not heated).
Staircase to First Floor
Cosy space with velux window with lovely views, open railings to look down on the main living area below. There are two comfy chairs with side tables and reading lamps, a stereo and bookshelf.
Good sized room with twin single beds, velux window to the rear of the property, chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps and pegs to hang clothes on.
Next door to the twin room is another bathroom with bath, WC and wash hand basin.
There is off road parking to the side of the property with marked spaces for two cars. There is a private decked area to the rear of the house with a bench to sit on and enjoy the view over the river. While the decking is private and fenced to the riverside, it adjoins the adjacent properties, and unsupervised children or pets could make their way round onto the river bank.
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Norfolk is dotted with many delightful market towns which are well worth a visit, many situated along the coast and all with their own unique charm. Any one of them is worth exploring and discovering for yourself, but particular favourites include Burnham Market with its boutique clothing shops, and Aylsham, which offers a rich heritage and a peaceful pace of living.
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