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5 bedroom farm house for sale

NEAR DISS

Offers in Excess of £765,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DETACHED GRADE II LISTED PERIOD FARMHOUSE
  • BENEFIT OF GROUNDS IN EXCESS OF 8 ACRES (STMS)
  • DETACHED HOLIDAY LETTING COTTAGE
  • SET IN A RURAL LOCATION WITH COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS
  • OFFERING A WEALTH OF PERIOD FEATURES
  • OPEN FIREPLACES/WOOD BURNERS/EXPOSED BEAMS
  • FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION
  • IDEAL FOR AN EXTENDED FAMILY

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

On the rare occasions the owners of Grove Thorpe take a break from the many outdoor pursuits they relish, they might stop for a cup of tea and sit out in the sunshine of their front garden.
The couple have lived at country property for six years now and have delighted in the extensive opportunities it has given them to indulge in everything they enjoy most.
"We moved here from Surrey because we wanted a lifestyle change - and this has been like our own little island," one of them explained.
"We have been able to keep horses, dogs and birds and my husband has had a pond, in which he can fish. There are so many beautiful places to walk and so much wildlife to see."
She added: "Sometimes we stop for a minute and sit in the sunshine in our walled garden and think about how much we have enjoyed living here. But the beauty of this place is that there is so much for people with all sorts of interests to enjoy here.
"There is so much potential - the world is your oyster."

HOME FOR THE HORSES

Indeed, the beautiful building, which is Grade II Listed and dates back in part to the 17th century, was originally a farmhouse.
In more recent times, it has been a high quality bed and breakfast and it also features a detached one bedroom cottage, which could be a superb holiday let.
"We came here because we wanted an equestrian property, somewhere with enough land for our horses and space for good facilities. We took care of the drainage and the paddocks, installing electric and post and rail fencing, which is stallion-proof. We also renovated the stable block and added a small crèche or manège."
Today there are two larger stables and one foaling box, plus three pony stables, a barn area and tack room. The property also features heated kennels and an aviary.
"If you are looking to enjoy a country lifestyle somewhere that has plenty of space for animals then this is perfect," she added.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS

The country house still features magnificent exposed beams and beautiful inglenook fireplaces. It has been redecorated in neutral shades and had plain carpets laid to emphasise its character and to enhance its welcoming ambience.
"It is a very light property, which is often filled with streaming sunshine," she said. "It is comfortable to be in and is an easy place for youngsters to spend time as the rooms are so large."
The inviting snug is particularly sunny in the morning and is a lovely spot for a cup of coffee. The impressive drawing room tends to be used more when all the children are home and the farmhouse kitchen, with its Aga, is also a wonderful family space.
The games room, where the previous owners would serve meals to their bed and breakfast guests, has been a superb party space.
"This house worked very well for us when we had teenagers," she admitted.

CLOSE TO NATURE

Looking out from Grove Thorpe, across the surrounding grounds, the owners often catch sight of deer, hares and all sorts of birds.
"We used to let the front lawn turn into meadow so families of deer would come and sleep out there. We see so much of nature's comings and goings from this house."
While they love immersing themselves in the rural idyll of their home, the family have also enjoyed proximity to the market towns of Harleston and Diss, and the good train connection from Diss into London.
"We are moving now because we are relocating to be closer to family but there is so much we will miss about Norfolk," she said. "This home has given us everything we have wanted - it has been our own little haven."

NORFOLK LIVING

Situated close to the border with Suffolk, the owners of Grove Thorpe have discovered so much to enjoy about life in the area.
"Coming here was such an adventure for us - there is so much to do. There are places to walk and ride and we have the lakes at Harleston, where people fish and go yachting. We can get to pretty villages and to the beach, as well as to the city of Norwich," she said.
"You can enjoy seclusion but not isolation and how you enjoy yourself here really is your choice."

Accommodation

Ground Floor
From the wooden porch there is a half glazed door through to the snug. The focal point of this lovely sunny room is the large inglenook fireplace housing a cast iron wood burner with bressumer beam over, set in a pamment hearth making this an ideal, all weather room. There is a deep alcove storage cupboard and open stud work to the staircase, the room is dual aspect with two windows overlooking the private front gardens and a further window to the side.
A door leads through to the formal sitting room which is a generous room with a large inglenook fireplace with curved brick back featuring a cast iron wood burner with bressumer beam over set in a pamment hearth, wall light points and exposed stud work and wealth of exposed ceiling beams. A window to the front aspect provides the room with garden views and is open into the office room where there is a useful fitted cupboard, wood panelling and stable door out to the front garden.
From the snug there is access to the inner hallway with a cloakroom comprising two piece suite and a good size storage cupboard. A door leads from the hallway into the family/games room boasting a large picture window out to the rear and a further window to the side, this opens into a garden room which offers doors onto the sun terrace and courtyard. From the inner hall there is also access through to the kitchen/breakfast room which offers a comprehensive range of fitted, shaker style wall and base units with granite worktops over. The focal point of this room is the two door, oil fired Aga making this a warm room throughout the year. Further features of the room include a butlers sink, plumbing for dishwasher and a backup double electric oven with extractor fan over, the room is dual aspect with windows to side and rear providing delightful views over the paddock and countryside beyond, tiled floor and a useful shelf pantry.
Through to the rear of the house there is a utility boot room with fitted base units and a broom cupboard with a stable door to the rear hall, cloaks area and door leading out to the garden and paddocks.

First Floor
The staircase in the snug ascends to the first floor landing. On your left is a door to the master bedroom which is dual aspect with garden and open field views with a useful alcove cupboard. The master has a door through to an en suite bathroom comprising of a three piece suite with bath and shower attachment over, low level WC and hand wash basin. A dressing area from the room has three double fitted wardrobes and a double airing cupboard.
Off the landing is the main bathroom with a three piece suite comprising low level WC, hand wash basin and bath with a second door leading to bedroom three. This room is dual aspect with windows to side and front providing garden views and country views beyond. There is a second door leading back to the inner lobby which houses the second airing cupboard where the hot water is supplied by the Aga. With a final door through to bedroom two which has a basin set into a vanity unit and a window to the side aspect with views of the paddocks. There is an en suite shower room with corner shower cubicle, low level WC, heated towel rail and hand wash basin. From the inner lobby ascends a staircase up to the second floor attic rooms which comprise a study area, ideal for a teenager, open through to bedroom four which has a window to the rear aspect with garden and paddock views, a Velux skylight and exposed brick chimney breast and fitted double wardrobe.

Holiday Cottage
Currently used by the owners as overflow accommodation for their family, this charming cottage could provide a good income for the future owners. With a porch way and stable door leading into a sitting/bedroom area with a recess which would be ideal for a dining table to serve breakfast, and French doors out to the courtyard. There are further windows out to the front and rear, en suite shower room with a two piece suite comprising low level WC, hand wash basin and shower cubicle.

Setting The Scene

The property is approached by an extensive gravel driveway which sweeps past extensive lawn areas up to the outbuildings. The front garden is bounded by country hedging and has been child and dog proofed, semi mature, flowering cherry trees which have wonderful blossom in the spring. With a picket gate back to the drive, there is a five bar wooden gate on the other side leading through to the outside laundry store and the courtyard and holiday cottage. To the other side of the driveway is a generous lawn area with large natural pond and willow tree and adjoining this is a small pony paddock with post and rail fencing. There is an extensive range of outbuildings comprising a potting shed with adjoining food store to the avery, dog run, heated kennels with concrete floor, stables with lighting, a former foaling box currently split to provide a hay store and tack room and a further stable with a pony door. To the front of the stables in an outdoor, all weather work out area. This is a truly equestrian property with a range of paddocks which all interconnect, all with post and rail fencing and the front paddock also benefits from tornado stallion fencing with electric cabling.
Right to the far end of the property there is a wooded copse area with a natural pond, ideal to sit and watch all the wildlife that comes in from the local countryside.

Whats Nearby

The Village of Brockdish now has a newly opened public house/restaurant which is open all day as a coffee shop; there is the benefit of a local primary school. The neighbouring village of Scole has a local shop and the Scole Inn Restaurant and Hotel.

Within Easy Reach

Within a triangle of the larger centres of Harleston approx. 4 miles away which is a bustling town of banks, doctors, a range of local shopping including thle conversion of the former corn exchange which now offers a vintage shopping experience. The local town of Diss approx. 7.5 miles away has more shops including two super markets and a mainline railway link to London Liverpool Street Station. The city of Norwich is approx. 26 miles away with its historic cathedral, castle and large open air market together with extensive shopping and bustling nightlife. There is also a mainline rail link to London Liverpool Street and International Airport.


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