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5 bedroom house for sale

Fen Lane, Ditchingham, Norfolk

Guide Price £600,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A charming 5 bedroom period farmhouse with significant outbuildings offering in total almost 5000sq ft. of accommodation, set in gardens and grounds of approximately 1 acre. With the benefit of a hard tennis court, landscaped gardens and stunning countryside views, the house is within easy driving distance of Norwich.

Ground Floor
- Entrance hall
- Reception room
- Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Study
- Utility
- Snug
- 2nd kitchen

First Floor
- Bedroom 1 with en suite
- 4x further bedrooms
- 2x family bathrooms

- Double garage (with additional floor above)
- Store
- Garage/store
- Gym

- Tennis court
- Landscaped gardens
- Far reaching views
- In all approximately 1 acre

Driving Distances (approx.)
- Norwich 15 miles
- Beccles 8 miles
- Southwold 20 miles
- Diss 19 miles


Fen Farm is situated in a delightful rural location, just to the north west of the village of Ditchingham which has a local shop and post office. The historic old market town of Bungay is about 2 miles to the south and has a good selection of shops, a supermarket, pubs, restaurants and schooling. There is also schooling available in both the public and private sectors to the north at Langley and in the city of Norwich. Norwich is about 15 miles to the north, with its fine cathedral and close in the centre of the city, a permanent market in the shadow of the city hall, and The Forum which also houses the library. There is an extensive and eclectic range of pubs, bars and restaurants, theatres, museums and a vibrant business community. Close to the city centre is the mainline railway station with trains to London Liverpool Street and to the north of the city Norwich International Airport.

The well serviced market town of Diss is also located within an easy drive at approximately 20 minutes, and benefits from a mainline railway station with a service to London Liverpool Street Station quoted at 1hr and 20 minutes.


Fen Farm is a charming former Farmhouse that has been extended and modernised over the years to create a fabulous 5 bedroom family house complete with a range of outbuildings. The layout is such that with the inclusion of a 2nd kitchen, a corner of the house can be separated as a self-contained unit, with the bedrooms accessed through a secondary staircase to the main landing area.

Ground Floor

The ground floor is accessed through the main front door into the central entrance hall, which in turn provides access to the large (18'3 x 13'10) dual aspect reception room and the dining room, located on the opposite side of the hall. The fitted kitchen/breakfast room complete with Aga is accessed through the study and benefits from French doors leading out to the landscaped rear garden. A utility room is accessed off the kitchen/breakfast room and also leads through to a boot room before joining up with the snug. The snug links up with the 2nd kitchen, and along with two of the bedrooms on the first floor (you can shut off this first floor section with a door on the landing) it can create a self-contained 2 bedroom unit. A downstairs cloakroom completes the main house ground floor accommodation.

First Floor

The main central staircase leads up from the ground floor entrance hall to the first floor landing. The master bedroom is located at the south/west corner and along with built in wardrobes, it has the benefit of an en suite bathroom. 4x further bedrooms are located on the first floor and these are served by 2x family bathrooms.


The property benefits from a range of outbuildings, some that have been converted and modernised, and some still untouched. One of the smaller units has been turned into a home gym, and the other used as a workshop. A double garage complete with 2x electric up and over doors offers secure covered parking/storage whilst above this accessed by a staircase is an additional floor with original windows offering stunning views. This space would make an ideal office/studio space. To one side of the garage is a store, currently used as a wood store, whilst to the other side another single garage. This single garage is linked and joins to the main house.

Garden & Land

Fen Farm is approached over a gravel driveway and leads to a parking area in front of a bay of garages and outbuildings. The house stands in approximately 1 acre, and this is divided into a few distinct areas. Firstly, there is the formal/traditional front garden, which is approached through a gate with a path winding through the lawn up to the main front door. To the side of the house is the main garden, which is laid to lawn with numerous plants and shrubs along with decorative borders and a number of large trees. From this section of the garden there is the most wonderful view over the neighbouring countryside. To the front of the property, between the road and the tennis court is a charming small woodland creating a natural barrier between the quiet lane and the property, whilst between this and the main garden is a hard surface tennis court, complete with mesh fencing around. At the rear of the house is a delightful terrace area, accessed from both the garden and the adjoining ground floor rooms, it creates a wonderful sheltered space and links the house to the outbuildings.

Directions NR35 2DL

From Norwich, head south on the B1332 passing through Poringland and Brooke and shortly before you reach Ditchingham, turn right into Fen Lane - Fen Farm is found on the right hand side clearly indicated by a name plate at the entrance of the driveway.

Local Authority

South Norfolk Council


Mains Electricity, Oil fired central heating, private water (estate), private drainage
Fixtures and Fittings

Agents Note

The gravel driveway that leads up to the property is owned by the neighbouring property (Plum Tree Barn). Fen Farm has a right of way over this for access etc. Plum Tree Barn has created a separate driveway that forks off further up the drive and leads to their property. A fence between Fen Farm and Plum Tree Barn has been erected at the end of the shared driveway, currently making the shared driveway solely used to access Fen Farm.

Items regarded as fixtures and fittings including carpets, curtains, light fittings, kitchen appliances and garden ornaments are excluded although these items may be available by separate negotiation.


Strictly by prior appointment with sole agents Jackson-Stops & Staff. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

Important Notice

1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us.

2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on.

3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale.

4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained.

5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property.

6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller.

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05 October 2016

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