5 bedroom detached house for saleSnow Street, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk
Guide Price £785,000
- Entrance hall, Kitchen/breakfast/family room, Dining room, Sitting room, Study/living room, Laundry room, Utility, Larder, Freezer room/wine store, Wc, Wc/shower room
- 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Attic room, Loft space and storage
- Double garage, Barn, Garden store, Outbuildings (all with potential for conversion), Rose Garden, Paddock, Woodland, Ponds, Fruit cages, Greenhouse, Loggia
- In All about xx acres
The Friary is a fine listed family house,
probably dating from the 16th century with some
exceptional period features including casement
windows with applied Victorian cusped heads,
which provide very light accommodation over three storeys. At the centre of the house is a
charming kitchen/breakfast/family room which has
exposed beams and timber framework, along with
mullion windows. There is an oil fired Aga, and a
view over the driveway. From this central kitchen,
there is a fine dining room with an inglenook
fireplace and a superb sitting room with a large
inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove.
There are delightful views over the garden from a
number of the rooms, and access from various parts of the house. The Friary has excellent service
rooms, including a utility, north facing larder, wine store and laundry room. Upstairs there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms, with the potential to create additional accommodation in the attic and loft spaces (subject to the necessary consents). Again, there are delightful views over the substantial gardens and grounds especially
from the master bedroom. There is potential and the ability to knock through from the master bedroom to change the family bathroom into an en-suite. The Friary is of rendered elevations under a thatched roof, with the whole house being rethatched in 2003 by a master thatcher using the
highest quality Norfolk reed.
The Friary is situated on the edge of the village of Roydon, close to the popular market town of Diss which has a wide range of local amenities and a regular train service to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of about 90 minutes. Norwich, the Cathedral City of East Anglia, is approximately 24 miles to the north and has a comprehensive range of amenities, and an International Airport. Norwich is the only UNESCO City of Literature in England, and also provides excellent schooling. More locally there are good schools in both the private and state sectors including Riddlesworth Hall School (near Garboldisham), Diss High School, Wymondham College, Thetford Grammar and Culford School (near Bury St Edmunds).
Attached to the house on the western end is a
substantial barn which has potential for alternative
uses subject to the necessary consents. There is
also a separate garden store, and other buildings
including a wood store and a loggia which is south
facing and overlooks the lawn and sunken rose
garden. A detached outbuilding near the house
has potential for an office/gym subject to the
The garden at The Friary is delightful, with a mixture of broadleaf and coniferous trees, yew
and beech hedging and shrub and herbaceous
borders. Of particular note is the courtyard garden, accessed via a number of different doors from the house, which is south facing and secluded. This leads to a south facing terrace overlooking the remainder of the garden. There are two ponds in the grounds of The Friary, two fruit cages and a greenhouse. To the east of the house is a paddock which has a parkland appearance with some fine trees. The Friary is approached via a gravel driveway, leading to a parking and turning area on the northern side of the house, which also leads to the double garage and the front of the house.
Additional land/woodland may be available by separate negotiation
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