Tucked-away house in same family for over 100 years up for sale

A house in Scratby where the same family has lived for over 100 years is up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

The house at 27, Beach Road, needs completely re-modernising - Credit: Auction House East Anglia

A seaside house, home to generations of the same family for at least 100 years, is up for sale.

The property, which requires total renovation and is not connected to mains water,  is billed as either a development or renovation project.

The three-bedroom house in Scratby, near Great Yarmouth, is going under the hammer with Auction House East Anglia on February 9.

House occupied by generations of same family in Scratby up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

27, Beach Road, Scratby has been occupied by the same family for generations. - Credit: Auction House East Anglia.

Auctions manager Robert Hurst said the house likely dated from the 1800s and had been occupied by generations of the same family.

A house in Scratby where the same family has lived for over 100 years is up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

27, Beach Road, Scratby has its own private water supply and a well. - Credit: Auction House East Anglia

He said it had been rendered and was difficult to value, but a guide price of £375,000 had been set.

Doing it up would be an option for buyers, as would demolishing the house and building a new home in the substantial plot.

The sale particulars also include drawings showing a proposal for eight bungalows on the site, which is a short walk from the beach.

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The sale includes a Norfolk flint barn which is not listed.

A house in Scratby where the same family has lived for over 100 years is up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

A Norfolk flint barn is included in the sale of 27, Beach Road, Scratby. - Credit: Auction House East Anglia

In common with a dwindling number of Norfolk homes the house has its own private water supply fed from a well and is not connected to the mains.

The details say: "This three bedroom property is set well back from the road and backs onto open farmland.


A house in Scratby where the same family has lived for over 100 years is up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

27, Beach Road, Scratby requires full modernisation, but is set in a large plot close to a popular beach and has outbuildings. - Credit: Auction House East Anglia

"It has been in the same ownership for over 100 years and is now to be sold with vacant possession.

"It is in need of complete modernisation and improvement."

The plot is said to offer "significant development potential."

The sale will be live-streamed on February 9 when 53 lots including two Great Yarmouth guest houses will go under the hammer along with Winners public house in South Beach Parade.

A house lived in my multiple generations of the same family in Scratby is up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

One of the bedrooms at 27, Beach Road, Scratby. - Credit: Auction House East Anglia

Viewing is by appointment only.

For times call Auction House East Anglia on 01603 505100.

A house lived in by multiple generations of the same family in Scratby is up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

One of the bedrooms at 27, Beach Road, Scratby, which is up for sale after its owner died ending more than a century of the same family's ownership. - Credit: Auction House East Anglia

A house in Scratby where the same family has lived for over 100 years is up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

The kitchen at 27, Beach Road, Scratby, which the agents say is ripe for renovation. - Credit: Auction House East Anglia

A house in Scratby where the same family has lived for over 100 years is up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

27, Beach Road, Scratby, is set in a 1.5 acre plot - enough space for eight bungalows according to the sales listing. - Credit: Auction House East Anglia

A house in Scratby where the same family has lived for over 100 years is up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

An outbuilding forming part of the sale which includes 27, Beach Road, Scratby. - Credit: Auction House East Anglia

A house in Scratby where the same family has lived for over 100 years is up for sale with Auction House East Anglia.

27, Scratby Road, is set well back from the road. It has come on the market after its owner died alone, ending more than 100 years of family occupation. - Credit: Auction House East Anglia