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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Dickleburgh Road, Rushall, Diss, Norfolk, IP21

Guide Price £1,050,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 reception room
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Good range of outbuildings
  • Hard tennis court
  • Mature gardens and grounds
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An attractive former rectory set in mature gardens with land of about 13 acres


Rushall House is situated in an area of open countryside, a short distance from the village of Rushall. Rushall itself has a farm shop and public house and the nearby village of Dickleburgh (about 1¼ miles) has a village shop and village school. Norwich, the Cathedral city and regional centre of East Anglia, lies approximately 19 miles to the north and the county town of Diss which is about 6 miles has a mainline railway station with regular trains to London Liverpool Street and a journey time of approximately 90 minutes. There are also good shopping and banking facilities in the nearby town of Harleston (3 miles).


Rushall House is a most attractive former rectory of circa 1860 set in mature and well stocked gardens and grounds with extensive grazing and meadowland in all extending to 13.3 acres (est). The property is situated in an unspoilt rural position on the edge of the village. Rushall House is traditionally constructed of red brick under a slate roof and retains much period detail with fine fireplaces, sash windows and panel doors. The house has well arranged and spacious accommodation, as can be seen from the floorplans, with four good reception rooms on the ground floor and a wonderful large kitchen/breakfast room with French windows leading onto the garden. On the first floor there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms and a shower room.

The house was acquired by the current owners in 2001 and much refurbishment has been carried out including re-roofing, the provision of new bathrooms, complete redecoration and most recently the creation of the splendid large kitchen/breakfast room with custom built units with Corian work surfaces and incorporating new gas hobs, electric ovens, built-in refrigerator and dishwasher, as well as the original four oven Aga. In addition, a new three bay oak framed cart shed/garage block has been constructed with a slate roof to match the main house.

The house is approached from the north by a gravelled drive entered by an electric operated gate. The drive is flanked by evergreen shrubs including Portugese laurel and holly, and leads to a large gravelled turning and parking area situated to the front and east of the house. To the rear and north of the house there is an enclosed courtyard area with a range of outbuildings (please refer to the floorplans).

The gardens and grounds are a most attractive feature of the property and are arranged as follows; situated to the front and east of the house there is an area of lawned garden, well screened along the boundaries by a variety of mature shrubs and trees including oak, horse chestnut and weeping ash. There are also a variety of evergreen shrubs including Portugese laurel. Much of the area is underplanted with spring bulbs. Continuing to the south there is a further area of garden laid to lawn, well screened with laurels along the boundary.

The main part of the garden lies to the rear and west of the house where there is a paved terrace overlooking a large area of formal lawned garden bordered to the west by a mature beech hedge. The garden contains a variety of well stocked shrub, rose and herbaceous beds and is well protected to the north by a belt of mature trees. To the south of this area of garden and entered through an opening in the beech hedge, there is a productive kitchen garden with a soft fruit cage.

To the west, entered through another opening in the beech hedge, there is a large area of meadow, suitable for grazing. This contains three magnificent black poplars together with two fine oaks and a copse of woodland. To the north there is access via a field gate onto the road. There are also two belts of woodland.

A copse has been planted in the southwest corner and there is a pond and the meadowland is well treed along the boundaries. In the southeast corner there is a hard tennis court (this has not been used in recent years). Continuing to the west there is a further grazing meadow, well hedged and treed along the boundary, and a further access via a field gate onto the lane to the west. Extending southwards from here, there are additional grazing meadows of a further 6.76 acres (est) and the land in total extends to 13.42 acres (est).

Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating and Aga and drainage to septic tank.

Local Authority
South Norfolk District Council: Band F.

Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.

Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Important Notice
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2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

Acreage: 13.42 Acres


Leave Norwich on the A140 Ipswich Road turning off the A140 into the village of Dickleburgh. Driving through the village from the south and passing the church on the left hand side, turn right by the village stores signposted 'Rushall'. Proceed out of the village and after about 1¼ miles, before an 'S' bend in the road, the drive to Rushall House will be found on the right hand side entered through an electrically operated field gate. The postcode for the property is IP21 4RX.

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25 April 2016

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