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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Ipswich Road, Long Stratton, NR15
- Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room
- Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Office, Conservatory, Shower Room
- First Floor: 3 Double Bedrooms (2 with Ensuites), Family Bathroom
- Second Floor: 2 Double Bedrooms and Attic Store
- Range of Garaging, Double Car Port, 4 Dog Kennels
- Site office, Summer House, Pond, Orchard
- Gardens and Grounds of 2.25 acres
The Poplars is situated on the southern side of the village of Long Stratton, which is well served with local amenities including a church, post office store, doctor’s surgery, primary school and two pubs. About 7 miles to the south east is the market town of Harleston, which has a good range of local facilities including shops, banks, schooling, leisure facilities, restaurants and pubs.
About 8 miles to the south is the market town of Diss, which again has excellent facilities and has a mainline railway station to London Liverpool Street (journey time about 90 minutes). The cathedral city of Norwich is about 12 miles to the north, and has a vibrant business community, and is the regional centre for shopping and cultural amenities. A prominent market stands in the centre of the city, nearly in the shadow of the castle, and close by is the Forum, which also houses the new library. Norwich cathedral is situated in The Close on the edge of the River Wensum, and the city has an extensive variety of restaurants, wine bars and available leisure pursuits. There are a number of schools in both the private and state sectors, a mainline railway station to London Liverpool Street, and to the north of the city Norwich International Airport.
The Poplars is a listed Grade II farmhouse standing in the middle of its own grounds and is of brick and timber construction under a pantiled roof with a wealth of exposed beams and studwork. The rooms are of good size, especially the large kitchen / breakfast room with its open studwork and some fine original features. The property has been in the same family for over twenty years and is in need of updating.
There is a good range of outbuildings including garaging, workshops and kennels with the potential for conversion subject to any necessary planning consents.
Small columned Portico and front part glazed door leads into the Entrance Hall with staircase leading up to the first floor. To the left is the Drawing Room with is dual aspect with exposed beams, wood burning stove on a tiled hearth with tiled mantle over and deep storage cupboard with shelving. On the other side of the hall, a door leads into the Sitting Room which is a good sized room with exposed beams, wood burning stove on a tiled hearth with brick surround and bressumer beam over. To the left of this is some display shelving with storage cupboard under.
From here, a door leads into the large Kitchen / Breakfast Room which is a divided by open studwork. The kitchen has a wide range of wooden base units with work surface over, in-built dishwasher, space for a dual Rangemaster electric oven with extractor fan over, double stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer board and a drinking water tap. There are two hobs, a four ring gas hob from a LPG gas canister and a Neff electric four ring hob. Exposed beams and studwork. There is an oil fired Rayburn oven with a bressumer beam over on a tiled hearth, brick surround and an old bread oven (not in use). To the rear is space and plumbing for a large fridge and freezer, and washing machine. There is the interconnecting door to the dining room, Boiler Room and stable door with secondary staircase to the first floor. This room enjoys an abundance of period features including the old servants bells. Door to the conservatory and door to the Office which could be used as a utility room. Exposed beams and studwork with water softener.
Beyond the staircase is the Rear Hall with a row of coat hooks and understair storage cupboard with shelving. Door to the Dining Room which has an interconnecting door to the kitchen / breakfast room. There is a large fireplace (with covered in flue) with tiled hearth and grey brick surround with bressemer beam over. Deep storage cupboard with shelving.
Walk in Closet with coat hooks and deep shelving, this is currently used a walk in larder. To the end of the rear hall is a large Shower Room with fully tiled shower cubicle and electric shower, WC, wash hand basin and airing cupboard with the hot water cylinder that supplies the wash hand basin.
A half glazed door leads to the Conservatory which runs 2/3 of the length of the house with laminated flooring, French doors lead out to a terraced area and a further back door to the other end. There is a wash hand basin with electric hand held shower unit over.
Stairs to the Landing which is well lit with natural light from a window overlooking the front garden. Steps lead up to Bedroom 1 which is a large dual aspect with a fitted wardrobe cupboard, En-Suite WC with wash hand basin and fitted shower cubicle. Cast iron grate with wooden mantle over and exposed beams and stud work. Across the landing is Bedroom 2 which is a double room with a wooden mantle with book shelving and large walk in closet with hanging rail and shelving.
A hallway with exposed studwork leads down to Bedroom 3 which is again a double bedroom with walk in closet with hanging rail shelving and coat hooks. Off here is the En-Suite Bathroom with WC, wash hand basin and bath with tiled splashback.
At the end of the hallway is the Family Bathroom with WC, wash hand basin and bath with tiled splashback.
Off the hallway a secondary staircase leads down to the kitchen / breakfast room and in the eaves is a large airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.
There are two separate staircases at each end of the first floor leading to Two Double Bedrooms with full height ceilings and exposed beams and studwork and storage cupboard. There is also a large Attic Room with power and light.
The Poplars is approached through a wooden five bar gate over a hard driveway which splits into two separate parking and turning areas, one at the rear and the other to the far side. To the rear of the property is a large outbuilding with large Double Cart Shed, Garage, Dog Kennel, Wood Store and Workshop, all with power and light. Beyond this is an area of lawn which could be used as a small paddock bordered by wooden fencing with open countryside beyond. Wooden Summer House with power and external lighting with views overlooking the large Pond which is surrounded by mature trees. The pond sits to the rear of the house with an area of lawn and Terrace. There is a Potting Shed and freestanding Greenhouse.
To the southern side of the property is a Double Garage with power and light. To the side of this are Three Dog Kennels and a Wooden Shed with double doors. Further along is a Storage container which is insulated and has power and light and which has been used for tractor storage. In the far west corner is an area of lawn which could be used as a small paddock whilst to the south of this is an Orchard with well stocked apple and pear trees and mature hedges with flower and shrub borders.
The front the house is bordered by flower and shrub borders and there is some trellising with mature roses.