I am nosy. I’ll admit it. I cannot walk past an interesting building without pausing to take a closer look…
Which is how I managed to find myself in some former loos on the promenade in Sheringham, Norfolk.
The poor tradesman who I accosted was quietly trying to have a sneaky fag-break until I strolled along and interrupted his peace.
And demanded a full tour.
And would you believe it, without any prior planning or knowledge I ended up in some public toilets which had been sold at auction two years earlier.
This is what they looked like before:
And then they got snapped up by a local builder for £104k as a thirtieth wedding anniversary present to his wife (note to self: ask for bigger gifts in future).
So what do they look like now?
Well, the Norfolk loos are still a work in progress – but WOW – what an awesome transformation:
And just take a look at the sea front location:
Inside, the work is still ongoing to transform these once derelict toilets into a luxury holiday home – but you can already see how gorgeous this is going to be when complete. Here is one of the two bedrooms (both are en-suite):
With a gorgeous spiral staircase which links the three floors:
And a fantastic lounge with wrap-around balconies and full floor-to-ceiling glazing which takes advantage of the spectacular, panoramic views of the sea, beach and promenade:
The imagination and work which has gone into converting these former public toilets is fantastic. This really will be a fabu-loo-sly gorgeous holiday home with incredible views once the work is complete.
And I had to smile when I heard what the owners plan to call their new holiday home: “Wee Retreat”