6 bedroom detached house for saleNorwich Road, Ditchingham, Bungay, Suffolk
The Gatehouse is a Grade II listed property arranged over three storeys offering good sized family accommodation set within 1.66 acres (sts) of gardens and grounds. The property isin need of complete renovation and offers a fantastic opportunity to create a fine countryhouse in a desirable location.
The Gatehouse has been in the current owner's family for at least two centuries and has a very interesting history. The date 1613 is written in ironwork on the exterior however there is evidence of earlier work in the interior and
this may be the date when the brick skin was added. 1918 is also captured in ironwork along with the initials 'RH' referring to the current owner's great great-grandfather, the novelist Sir Henry Rider Haggard, who was responsible for
renovating the property which sat on his estate. The property is listed in Nikolaus Pevsner's 'The Buildings of England'. The Gatehouse has some interesting original architectural features including wooden mullioned windows, curved stairways and a "coffin hole". There are large fireplaces in several
rooms and antique wooden floors throughout. With up to six bedrooms and the prospect to create a generous open-plan living space the Gatehouse presents an opportunity to blend the classic and the modern into the ideal country residence.
Ditchingham is a village sat on the edge of the Broads National park and a short distance to the Suffolk heritage coast. The market town of Bungay (1 mile) has extensive shopping facilities with further options in Beccles (7miles)The area has lots of excellent pubs and country walking and the nearby river Waveney is credited with the birth of the 'Wild Swimming' movement.
The fine city of Norwich is 12 miles away with main line train connections to London Liverpool Street (90 minutes) and global links through the international airport.
The gardens and orchard surround the property and include a fine set of fruit trees including multiple varieties of apple, a quince and several mulberry trees.
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