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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Diss Road, Burston, Diss

Sold STC £485,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Cottage
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Cloakroom/wc
  • Double garage
  • Timber cart lodge/workshop
  • Summer House
  • Tranquil setting
  • Potential for dual living
  • Grounds extending to 2 1/2 acres (sts)

Full description

Occupying a most pleasing position, this four bedroom detached cottage holds an abundance of charm and character within, whilst boasting a tranquil setting within this sought after village. Found just three miles to the north of Diss. Grounds extending to 2 1/2 acres (sts). Potential dual living.



Located within the attractive rural village of Burston, the property is found just three miles to the north of Diss. Burston has proved over the years to have been a popular village having a lovely assortment of many period and modern properties whilst still retaining a strong and active local community with good amenities, by way of having schooling, public house, fine church, village hall and playing fields. The historic market town of Diss is situated on the South Norfolk borders and within the beautiful countryside surrounding the Waveney valley. The town has an extensive range of day to day amenities and facilities with the benefit of a mainline railway station with regular/direct services to London Liverpool Street and Norwich. 


The property is a Grade II Listed four bedroom detached cottage, (believed in parts) to date back to the 1600''s and is of massive oak frame timber construction, with coloured washed rendered elevations under a pantiled roof. The property still retains an enormous amount of character and charm within, having many period and revealed features on show. Over the last thirty years the property has been sympathetically and lovingly restored by the current vendors and is now presented in a most excellent decorative order throughout. Great care and attention to detail has been undertaken to retain much of the original flavour and charm the property holds, whilst incorporating the luxury of 21st century living.

For potential purchasers seeking dual living/annexe accommodation there is the opportunity (subject to any of the necessary consents) to convert the garage into further living space, however the fourth reception room provides a separate staircase to the fourth bedroom and further has the benefit of a separate wc separated from the main living areas of the property, (as seen on the floorplan). 


Externally the property is well set back from the road approached by a shingle driveway, providing extensive off-road parking space and leading up to the house and attached double garage, (attached to the property itself and measuring 4.69m x 5.31m, 15' 4" x 17' 5" and of block cavity wall construction with double doors to front and wood casement double glazed windows to the front and side, personnel internal door serving access to reception room four, power/light connected and storage space within eaves). The main gardens are a particular feature themselves having been thoughtfully planted over the years and now well established with a variety of charm and colour within. The grounds stretch to the regions of 2 1/2 acres (sts) with an organically kept meadow over the last ten years, found to the northern boundaries. The National Wildlife Trust consider it a country wildlife siteThere is the further benefit of a timber cart lodge/workshop (measuring 3.48m x 3.43m, 11' 5" x 11' 3", with seating to front, log store and double doors to the rear upon a proper concrete base, power/light/plumbing connected). A further additional Summer house is found to the eastern boundaries (measuring 3.24m x 4.68m, 10' 7" x 15' 4" and of timber construction). 

Services - 
It is understood the property is heated by an oil fired central boiler via radiators and in addition to this the property is connected to solar panels providing additional electricity top up bringing in almost 50p per kw an hour, which is transferable to any oncoming purchaser. Waste foul disposal is via a septic tank. There is however the opportunity for any oncoming purchaser to connect to mains drains which are coming into the village imminently (for further information on this, please contact the necessary statutory undertakers to discuss connectivity). 

The rooms are as follows:

(1.79m x 1.97m) (5' 10" x 6' 5") With solid oak door to front, pantiled flooring, double doors opening through to...

(4.62m x 4.18m) (15' 1" x 13' 8") A bright and spacious formal reception room with views to the front and rear of the property. A particular feature of the room is the inglenook fireplace with bressumer beam over and inset cast iron wood burning stove upon a pantile hearth with revealed red brickwork to side. Being within the older part of the house there is an abundance of exposed timbers and beams. Open studwork leading through to....
RECEPTION ROOM TWO/SNUG: (4.62m x 3.12m) (15' 1" x 10' 2") A double aspect room with windows to the front and side of the property. Again having a lovely display of exposed timbers and beams. Staircase rising to first floor level and giving access to bedroom three. 

(4.69m x 3.13m) (15' 4" x 10' 3") With exposed timbers and beams, open studwork going through to the kitchen. Inglenook fireplace to the side with bresummer beam over and with an inset old cooking stove. Brick flooring, an attractive and unusual brickwork between the beams. 

(3.22m x 4.42m) (10' 6" x 14' 6") Found to the rear of the property and having door to side giving access to the terrace. This beautiful bespoke kitchen has an excellent range of wall and floor units with integrated appliances comprising of five ring gas hob (via calor gas), inset double oven, fitted fridge, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine or dishwasher. Solid wood worktop over. Further giving access to the inner hall. 

(1.04m x 2.16m) (3' 4" x 7' 1") (At this point and as seen on the floorplan there is the potential for a dual living aspect). Providing access to the cloakroom/wc and reception room four. Further door to rear giving access to the gardens. Tiled flooring.

(1.04m x 2.51m) (3' 4" x 8' 2") Window to rear, comprising of a low level wc and hand wash basin. Tiled flooring.

(3.54m x 4.17m) (11' 7" x 13' 8") Aspect to the west. Pine staircase rising to first floor level and giving access to bedroom four. Further internal door giving access to the double garage. 


(3.60m x 1.41m) (11' 9" x 4' 7") (measurements including staircase rising from ground floor level). Giving access to the three bedrooms and family bathroom. Built-in airing cupboard to side housing the hot water cylinder. Window to side.

(4.52m x 3.71m) (14' 9" x 12' 2") A most spacious master bedroom enjoying a double aspect with views to the front and rear of the property. Exposed timbers and beams, revealed red brickwork from chimney breast. Having the benefit of two double built-in storage cupboards and further having concealed access to bedroom three.

(3.06m x 4.51m) (10' x 14' 9") Aspect to front. Another large size double bedroom with many exposed timbers and beams. Revealed red brickwork with front chimney breast. Large built-in storage cupboard to the side of the chimney breast, measuring 1.57m x 1.38m, 5' 1" x 4' 6".

(4.49m x 2.87m) (14' 8" x 9' 4") Found to the front of the property and being another good size double bedroom with exposed timbers and beams and mullion window. Having its own separate access with stairs leading to ground floor level and to reception room two.

(4.11m (into eaves) x 4.16m (max) (13' 5" (into eaves) x 13' 7" (max) Dormer window to rear. A large size double bedroom.

(3.28m x 2.86m) (10' 9" x 9' 4") Found to the rear of the property and enjoying delightful elevated views over the rear gardens and fields beyond. A generous family bathroom comprising of a bath, separate shower cubicle, low level wc and hand wash basin. 

Strictly by appointment with Whittley Parish Estate Agents, please contact a member of the sales team at our Diss office on 01379 640808.


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