A rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully restored farmhouse believed to date back to the mid seventeenth century, located in a tranquil position surrounded by open countryside, yet within easy reach of the facilities of Diss and access to London, Liverpool Street from mainline railway station.
* BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED FOUR BEDROOM DETACHED FARMHOUSE BELIEVED TO DATE BACK TO THE MID SEVENTEENTH CENTURY * FOUR BEDROOMS * THREE RECEPTION ROOMS * OOZING WITH CHARACTER * EXPOSED BEAMS * AGA IN KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM * SUN ROOM * DRESSING ROOM AND ENSUITE TO THE MASTER BEDROOM * UPVC DOUBLE GLAZING * OIL FIRED CEN
The tastefully decorated accommodation is beautifully light and airy, unusual for a property of this age and provides a standard of finish that many aspire to but few achieve. The house stands in a plot of approximately two thirds of an acre (sts) and is surrounded by mature gardens containing many varieties of apple trees and specimen walnut tree.
Halfway House offers the potential purchaser the opportunity to acquire a stunning property in a wonderful location.
The accommodation in brief comprises:
* INNER HALLWAY * CLOAKROOM/WC * SNUG * SITTING ROOM * DINING ROOM * GARDEN ROOM * KITCHEN * UTILITY ROOM * MASTER BEDROOM WITH DRESSING ROOM AND ENSUITE BATHROOM * THREE FURTHER BEDROOMS * BATHROOM * STORE/STUDIO * APPROXIMATELY TWO THIRDS OF AN ACRE (STS) *
The rooms are as follows:
INNER HALLWAY: The property is entered by a tongue and groove door with peep window. Single radiator. Non-upvc window but double glazed to northern aspect. Double doors opening to reveal store cupboard with electric meters. Further double doors opening to reveal hanging cupboard for boots, coats, etc. Pale terracotta ceramic tiled floor. Fully glazed door to snug. Door to...
CLOAKROOM/WC: Low flush wc and hand wash basin with single pillar tap in white. Radiator. Window to northern elevation. Pale terracotta ceramic tiled floor.
SNUG: (12'7" x 10'9") (3.84m x 3.28m) Upvc double glazed window to western elevation. Pale terracotta ceramic tiled floor. Single radiator. Feature beam ceiling.
INNER LOBBY: Pine four panelled door leading to...
SITTING ROOM: (14'5" x 14'4") (4.39m x 4.37m) Lovely light and airy sitting room. Feature brick fireplace surrounding multi-fuel cast iron wood burner with slate and brick hearth. Window to northern elevation. Large window to eastern elevation. Large radiator below window. Feature wall revealing studs.
DINING ROOM: (14'5" x 10'5") (4.39m x 3.18m) Lovely light dining area. Pine four panelled door leading from inner lobby. Upvc window to eastern elevation. Pale terracotta ceramic tiled floor. Large inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam above enclosing an open log fire with brick pointed internal feature. Radiator. Feature ceiling beams and supports. Fully glazed double opening Georgian style pane doors leading into...
GARDEN ROOM: (13' x 12') (3.96m x 3.66m) Upvc windows to the western and south western elevations. Pair of upvc sliding doors opening to reveal the garden. Pale terracotta ceramic tiled floor. Single radiator.
FURTHER LOBBY: Four panelled pine door from dining room. Floor to ceiling sliding doors revealing a useful storage area for ironing board, vacuum cleaner, etc. Leading into...
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: (15'8" x 11'4" narrowing to 9'8") (4.78m x 3.45m narrowing to 2.95m) Pale terracotta ceramic tiled floor. Fitted out in a country style with base and wall units in a pale French blue with cupboards and drawers. Including fitted dishwasher, four ring electric hob and two further AEG Competent fan assisted ovens, ideal for extensive entertaining. Two-oven oil fired royal blue Aga supplying domestic hot water in a brick lined recess with original bressumer beam above. Concealed fluorescent tube lighting the work surface and Aga. To the right of the Aga is a beech surface potential chopping board with fitted drawers below with turned wood handles for containing saucepans and other cooking utensils. Free standing kitchen units with double opening doors supported by Barleytwist corners and finished with imitation Terazzo marble worktops. Feature beam ceiling. Sliding upvc double glazed windows to the western aspect. Large upvc window to eastern aspect. Upvc double glazed window to southern aspect with one and a half bowl stainless steel sink below with tap for drinking water, hot and cold running water tap and waste disposal unit.
UTILITY ROOM: (7'1" x 5'2") (2.16m x 1.57m) Located off the kitchen. Fitted base units and cupboard above. Stainless steel inset sink with bowl and mixer taps and dove grey and terracotta tiled splashback. Double aspect upvc double glazed windows to southern and western elevations. Pale terracotta ceramic tiles.
To the east elevation of the property is a panelled front door leading to...
ENTRANCE HALLWAY: Pale terracotta ceramic tiled floor. Upvc double glazed window. Single radiator. Fully glazed Georgian style four pane door leading through to...
INNER HALL: Panelled radiator. Stairs to first floor.
LANDING: Door to airing cupboard fitted with shelving and substantial hot water tank and immersion heater for domestic hot water. Further staircase of very early origin leading to an attic bedroom.
BEDROOM ONE: (14'1" x 14') (4.29m x 4.27m) Upvc double glazed window to eastern elevation. Radiator. Exposed timber to western wall. Further upvc small window to western elevation. Archway leading off bedroom one to...
DRESSING ROOM: Extensive range of hanging and cupboard space. Upvc double glazed windows to western and southern elevations.
ENSUITE BATHROOM: (11'4" x 6'7") (3.45m x 2.01m) Off the dressing room. Three piece Victorian reproduction suite consisting of oval roll-top bath with handheld shower unit to side and supported on floral feet, low flush wc and pedestal hand wash basin with chrome taps. Single radiator. Upvc double glazed window to northern aspect. Further upvc window to western aspect. Behind the door is a fully enclosed shower with mosaic effect tiles. The bathroom is lit by five down lighters.
BEDROOM TWO: (10'10" x 10'6") (3.3m x 3.2m) Light and airy bedroom. Upvc double glazed windows to eastern aspect. Panelled radiator. Extensive storage cupboard to the northern wall.
BEDROOM THREE: (13'9" x 7'11") (4.19m x 2.41m) Another light and airy bedroom. Upvc double glazed window to eastern elevation. Single radiator. Exposed timber work and tongue and groove panelled ceiling.
FAMILY BATHROOM: White three piece suite comprising panelled bath with handheld shower unit, hinged shower screen, pedestal hand wash basin with chrome taps and low dual flush wc. Panelled radiator below upvc double glazed window to western elevation. Exposed feature timber beam. Tongue and groove ceiling.
ATTIC BEDROOM: (14'1" x 7'11") (4.29m x 2.41m) Staircase from landing. Exposed timberwork. Panelled radiator below upvc window to southern elevation. This room would make an ideal childs playroom or a teenagers bedroom.
OUTSIDE: The property is approached via a pair of five bar double gates to a shingle area for parking in front of the garages. The garden to the front is laid mainly to lawn with mature thorn hedge to the road side shielding the road. The garden to the south of the property is again laid mainly to lawn, bordered with shrubs and mature hedging and trees. To the southwest corner of the property is a seating area on timbered flooring with a pergola above. The rear garden to the west of the property is laid mainly to lawn with borders and a mature hedge. There are a pair of concrete garages with up and over doors and to the rear of these there is a timber store for storing garden tools, equipment, etc. To the north of the property is a further secluded garden area comprising mature shrubs, bushes, fruit trees and a magnificent walnut tree. The garden areas connected by sheltered paths between mature shrubs to reveal a summerhouse of timber construction situated in a secluded position to take advantage of the arboreal vista.
STORE/STUDIO: At the rear of the property to the northern boundary there is a detached store/studio with original timber beams, support posts and purlins and power supplied. This could be converted or made, subject to planning, into a very useful annexe, granny flat or artist studio.