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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

SUFFOLK BORDERS NEAR DISS

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Property Description

Key features

  • STUNNING GRADE II LISTED HISTORIC HOME
  • UNDERGONE AN EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME OF RESTORATION
  • SITUATED IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE
  • SOME OFF-STREET PARKING
  • WEALTH OF FEATURES
  • SUN TERRACE WITH GARDEN VIEWS

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

CAREFUL RENOVATION
Cheyleswood House has a long history. It dates back to the mid to late 17th century and is Grade II Listed. It still reveals its part-timber frame, and was once three separate dwellings, as well as a shop and a dairy.
“We did carry out quite a lot of renovation work on the property after arriving here: we remodelled the kitchen, to install a range oven and a central island, with seating, shelves, pan drawers and a granite work surface,” he says. “We also converted one of bedrooms into an en suite dressing room and refurbished the shower room.”
Other work saw them replace windows and convert the former dairy into a bright multi-functional space, with a vaulted ceiling.
“This is a fantastic extra space, which could have a number of different uses: it could be used as an office, playroom or even fifth bedroom, and it has its own doors on to the garden.”

BRIGHT AND INTERESTING
The ground floor of the house features a generous reception hall, which leads on into the large drawing room, and the kitchen breakfast room. There is also a spacious dining room and a cloakroom. The kitchen, which has a part-glazed roof, is extremely light. Upstairs there are now four bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom, which has an attractive, claw-foot bath.
There are lots of beams throughout the Cheyleswood House, bringing a sense of its long past into all the spaces. Carefully chosen heritage shades offset these exquisite timbers and keep all the rooms feeling fresh and light.
“This is a very interesting house,” he says. “I like the way it is on different levels and can be enjoyed in a number of different ways.”

SUNNY HOME
While there is space in the kitchen for family meals, the dining room is used most days, as well as for special occasions.
“This house is also excellent for entertaining: we have had lots of celebrations here, including an 18th birthday party with 40 or 50 people – and we managed to seat them all!” he says.
The long garden is fabulous for summer parties and the courtyard is a veritable sun trap, where it is pleasant to relax with a cup of coffee and the newspapers or to have a barbecue: “We have the sunshine all day in the garden,” he adds.

ATTRACTIVE VILLAGE
Despite being at the centre of Rickinghall it is surprisingly quiet out in the garden at Cheyleswood House.
“This is a lovely place to be: it is in a conservation area and is bypassed by the main road so it is fairly peaceful. There is also a good community spirit – everyone here is very friendly,” says the owner. “And there are lots of other nice character properties around us – it is a very attractive village.”

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION
With shops, a supermarket and pubs, Rickinghall is an easy place to live. The lively market town of Diss has a wider range of independent shops and facilities, and it is just a short drive into the city of Norwich, with its high street stores, as well as cinemas, theatres and other leisure facilities. The Suffolk Heritage Coast is about 35 minutes’ drive from the house and the Rickinghall is close enough to picturesque Norfolk for those living there to benefit from access to all its beauty spots too. “This is an area where there are lots of footpaths and bridleways for those who like to walk or ride,” he says. And he adds: “We will miss this house when we leave – it has been an appealing and unusual place to live and we have enjoyed being in the village greatly.”

Setting The Scene

Cheyleswood House sits in grounds of approximately 0.2 acres. Double gates lead through to an undercover area, with room for a small car and leading into further parking.
To the rear the mainly lawned garden is screened by mature trees and shrubs. With steps back up to the paved sun terrace adjoining the property ideal for 'al fresco' dining.

What's Nearby ()

Rickinghall and the adjoining village of Botesdale offer a wealth of facilities including local stores, supermarket, hotel, two public houses a variety of other local shops and takeaways. There is also a local doctor's surgery and primary school and catchment into a local sought after secondary school. With access onto the A140 Ipswich road via the A143 yet surrounded by attractive countryside.

Within Easy Reach

The market town of Diss is only 7 miles distance with two supermarkets, further facilities and schooling and a main line rail link to London Liverpool Street Station. The popular market town of Bury St Edmunds is approximately 15 miles distance and the city of Norwich is 28 miles away with a wide variety of both shopping and night life and also has an international airport and main railway to London Liverpool Street station.

How To Get There

From Norwich travel south on the A140 through Long Stratton travel over two roundabouts then turn right onto the A143, travel over another two roundabouts then turn right as signed into Wortham, travel past the village green then take the right hand turn, travel into the village and the property will be found just past the Greyhound public house on the right hand sign as indicated by a for sale board.
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For those with satellite navigation the postcode is: IP22 1BN


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24 July 2016

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  • Diss (5.6 mi)
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38 Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1AX

01603 950058 Local call rate

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