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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Near Beccles

Sold STC £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DETACHED 5 BEDROOM PERIOD HOME
  • UNDERGONE A PROGRAMME OF UPGRADING AND EXTENSION
  • ANNEXE POTENTIAL WITH GROUND FLOOR GUEST BEDROOM
  • SET IN A QUIET RURAL LOCATION
  • OPEN COUNTRY VIEWS TO THE REAR & GENEROUS GARDENS
  • OFFERED IN IMMACULATE CONDITION THROUGHOUT

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

BIGGER AND BETTER
When the owners bought the house it was much smaller than it is today, but they immediately recognised its potential.
“It had planning permission for a large extension, and we loved how light and bright the house was. It had a lovely feel as soon as we walked in and we knew we could make it perfect for us.” The family went on to add six extra rooms, including an annexe-style bedroom, shower and lounge for the owner’s elderly mother.
“She loved it here – she used to especially enjoy sitting out in the garden. My son also enjoyed it when he moved back here with his girlfriend and it would also make a lovely sitting room.”

DELIGHTFUL DÉCOR
Dating from 1955, the house has been fully updated, with attractive décor that blends neutral shades with bold reds. Wooden floors, oak doors and cream enamel wood-burners add to the character. One of the owner’s favourite rooms is the smart, stylish kitchen, which has a range oven and plenty of space for family or guests to gather while she cooks. The adjoining open-plan dining room adds to the space.
“It means I don’t feel left out and can join in the conversation while I cook,” she says.
The house has proven ideal for entertaining, allowing plenty of room for guests to flow from room to room, and out into the garden. “At Christmas lots of family come and stay, and everyone loves it because we have the space. We’ve also had some great parties here, including a garden party for my daughter’s 16th birthday.”

COUNTRY LIFE
The house has been perfect as a family home, allowing lots of space for four grown up children, who often come back to visit. “It was a big decision to move out to the country but the children loved it and we ended up wishing we had done it sooner. The ground floor bedroom also makes it ideal for elderly relatives.”
For younger children, there is room to play in and out. A popular spot with all the family is the conservatory. “It really brings the outside in and it’s a lovely place to be all year round. I love to sit there and read and look out over the gardens.”

YEAR-ROUND CHARM
The owner has loved watching how the views change throughout the year.
“We’ve enjoyed the house in every season. The changes in the fields at different times of year are amazing, and it’s always lovely to look out and see the sun rising at the rear of the house. In the winter the fields look magical covered in snow, and we love to go out for wintry walks with the dogs then come back and warm ourselves by the wood-burners.”
In the summer and autumn, the family have enjoyed fruit from the garden, and excursions to the nearby broads and beaches.
“It’s a perfect location at any time of year.”

A HAPPY HOME
Now the children have left home, the owners are ready to downsize but they know that they will take countless happy memories with them. “It’s a hard house to leave. We’ve enjoyed making the house exactly how we wanted it, and it’s been such a comfortable, happy place to live.”
There’s no doubting that the house has a very special atmosphere, and real attention to detail has ensured it has personality and warmth, from its natural floors to its wood burners. Besides the charm of the interior, it has a unique location that offers the very best of country living.
“We’ll especially miss the surroundings and the views – and of course sitting in the house birdwatching. It’s been a very flexible home, providing accommodation for my mother and for our children and it would work beautifully for another family.”

Setting The Scene

Manor Farm House sits in extensive gardens, which are edged by fields and paddocks. Over the years the owners have enjoyed plenty of home grown fruit, as well as eggs from their own ducks and hens. The garden is large enough for big gatherings, when the purpose-built barbeque comes in handy – as does the ample parking for visitors’ cars.
“We’ve had family parties where we’ve all played rounders in the garden – there is plenty of space to have fun.”
It’s also a perfect setting for relaxing – maybe on the circular bench that surrounds the cherry tree: “It’s lovely sitting there in the spring when the pink blossom is out.”
The garden also has a greenhouse and a shed, making it practical for anyone with green fingers.

Within easy reach

The famous resort of Southwold, well known for Adnams Brewery and colourful beach huts is approximately 9 miles away. Also boasting access to the East Suffolk Heritage Coast which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The larger centres of Ipswich and Norwich are within commuting distance with an international airport in Norwich and main line rail links from both locations to London Liverpool Street Station. Vehicular access out of the county is either from nearby A12 or the recently dualled A11 London Road.

Whats nearby

Mutford is a small hamlet with the neighbouring village of Barnby offering a public house and garden centre with café. Set between the market towns of Beccles, Oulton Broad and Lowestoft offering both local and high street shopping together with a range of supermarkets. The towns offer coffee shops, restaurants and publics houses. Beccles is set on the River Waveney which is a gateway through to the Norfolk Broads. Both towns also have the benefit of schooling, banking, doctor's and dentists.

DIRECTIONS:

From Norwich proceed south along the A146 Beccles Road, take the first left at the first roundabout towards Beccles and third exit at the next roundabout still heading to Beccles. Travel past the town over one roundabout then take the third exit onto the Ellough Road, at the industrial estate take the 2nd exit onto the B1127 then after a mile turn left onto the Hulver Road as signed Mutford 1 mile Lowestoft 6.5. Continue on this road into the village and just after the crossroads and telephone box the property will be found on the right as indicated by a for sale board. The property is not sat nav friendly and will take you into Henstead.

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15 August 2016

Nearest stations

  • Oulton Broad South (3.3 mi)
  • Beccles (3.8 mi)
  • Oulton Broad North (3.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Oulton Broad South (3.3 mi)
  • Beccles (3.8 mi)
  • Oulton Broad North (3.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, Norwich

38 Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1AX

01603 950058 Local call rate

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