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4 bedroom detached house – Walcot Green, Diss, NorfolkGuide Price £650,000
Property DetailsLocation Walcot Green is an unspoilt residential area situated to the north east of the market town of Diss. The town has various facilities on offer including an excellent range of local and national shops, sporting facilities, health centre, library, fine church, TW Gaze salerooms and schooling to sixth form level. There is a mainline railway station providing frequent commuter services to Norwich, Ipswich and London Liverpool Street (in around 90 minutes). The regional retail, cultural and business centre of Norwich lies approximately 23 miles to the north and the historic town of Bury St Edmunds some 24 miles to the south west. The Suffolk Heritage Coast at Aldeburgh, Southwold and Walberswick is about an hour's drive away.
The Property As the name suggests, this property was once a public house back in the 1950s and 1960s before becoming a private dwelling. Listed as Grade II, the property offers an abundance of character and period features which combine well with the modern extensions, the most recent being the large extension to the north elevation which incorporates the master suite, dressing room, ensuite, the kitchen/breakfast room and utility. The east end of the original dwelling offers up scope for those looking for dual occupany accommodation or an integral annexe. (See floor plan).
It would be fair to say that while some improvements have been carried out, the original dwelling would now benefit from updating and improvement to include replacement double glazed windows (Listed planning permission required). Notwithstanding that, the level of accommodation on offer and the size of the plot will no doubt appeal to families looking to live in the area, particularly as the high school, town centre and railway station are within walking distance.
Agents Note: The roof was re-thatched (long straw) approximately 15 years ago and the ridge was re-done around 3 years ago. Please also note that a public footpath runs along the east/west boundary at the side of the paddock. Great for accessing local walks.
Outside The Old Magpie sits almost centrally in its plot, accessed along a long front drive flanked with and mature hedging each side. There is a large gravelled parking area to the front and the side of the house and ample garaging, (3.47m x 5.27m, 5.3m x 5.m and 4.42m x 4.7m with power and lighting as well as an open sided pole cart lodge. The gardens offer a blank canvass to budding gardening enthusiasts but also offer low maintenance for busy families.
Services Mains water, gas and electricity are connected to the property. Klargester treatment plant for private drainage. On demand boiler and Rayburn providing heat to hot water and radiators.
Directions From the town's market place head north, passing the church on the right and proceed along through Mount Street, turning right at the top of the hill into Walcot Road. Follow the road past the high school, racquet sports club and into Walcot Green. Continue past the nursing home and around the right hand bend and along a straight stretch of road. The Old Magpie will be found on the left hand side, easily located by a small red pillar box outside.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with TW Gaze.
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