Myrtle Cottage in Ommaney Road. Picture by Peter Boam.
Agent...Marvins and Spence Willard
Tel...01983 752547 or 01983 761005
A SURPRISING room at the top looking out to the sea and downs is the icing on the cake at a lovely Yarmouth home with some attractive traces of its Victorian roots.
The wonderful attic space is just one of many delightful discoveries to be made at charming Myrtle Cottage in quiet Ommaney Road close to the harbour town's sailing facilities, ferry link and shops.
Behind the semi-detached home's modest brick frontage is immaculate, good-sized four-bedroom accommodation.
Crisp cream walls and neutral décor create a calm, yet fresh feel and accentuate the beauty of original sash windows, deep skirting, fireplaces and interior doors with ceramic or brass fingerplates.
Along with a dining room there is a large kitchen/breakfast room leading to another great discovery.
It is a gorgeous walled and paved courtyard garden, easy to look after but with well-planted raised brick borders providing a profusion of colour, texture and greens.
Roses, wisteria and honeysuckle scramble up the walls above an array of shrubs and flowers including ferns, fuchsia and acer, making this a delightful spot for a drink or meal.
Further afield is another superb asset – a garage.
This is a timber-framed and clad structure in Station Road and has an electric up-and-over door, a workbench, electricity and lighting.
A decorative iron gate opens to the home's small front garden with colourful shrubs and iron railings in a low front wall.
The front door opens into the sitting room with pristine neutral carpeting continuing throughout the home, except for the kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and bathroom facilities.
Focal point of the room, which has a front bay window and decorative cornice, is a gas coal-effect stove with a marble surround flanked by built-in cupboards.
An inner hall with stairs to the first floor leads to the dining room with a side outlook to Basketts Lane.
Oak flooring features in the L-shaped kitchen/breakfast room with a big Velux window lighting the kitchen area fitted with oak units and with a built-in gas hob and electric oven, space for a dishwasher and a tall larder cupboard.
In the dining area, with French doors to the paved rear courtyard garden, is a green electric Aga and a door to the utility area.
Along with more units the utility area has space for a washing machine, coat storage and a shower room with WC and handbasin off.
The first floor landing leads to three double bedrooms and the smart family bathroom with a white suite including a bath with a shower and screen over.
Gracing front and side-facing bedroom one is a pretty original cast iron fireplace white marble surround and decorative tiles.
Bedroom two is side-facing and bedroom three, with built-in wardrobes, looks over the courtyard garden and has a tiny sea glimpse.
The attic bedroom on the floor above has plentiful natural light coming in through a large Velux window to each side of its apex ceiling. One provides a view to the sea and the other frames a panoramic view to Afton Down.
This room has a central partition with space for a single bed in each area.
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