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4 bedroom detached bungalow – South LophamGuide Price £795,000
Property DetailsLocation This property gives the best of a delightful rural location along a lane serving just the few houses, with far reaching views over an undulating landscape of fields and trees combined with an ease of access to the wider world. The village has a public house just a short stroll away and the neighbouring village of North Lopham has a junior school as well as various activities in the village hall including a farmers market. For the commuter, the market town of Diss is just 5 miles to the east and has a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street in 90 minutes. The town has much to offer including local and national shops with 3 supermarkets, sporting and social activities with the refurbished Corn Hall hosting plays, theatre and cinema nights and much more, there is an 18 hole golf course and numerous other clubs for all ages. A bit wider afield is Norwich (25 miles), Bury St Edmunds (20 miles) and the Heritage Coast around Southwold and Walberswick is around 45 minutes by car or The Broads a similar distance to the north. Overall a great position with peace and easy access to facilities,
The Property The property was built for a local farmer who had the choice of where to place the property and he chose very well. The current owners have updated the property to give it a modern twist with good quality fittings and plenty of bathrooms. The flexibility of the living space, which extends to over 3500ft² allows plenty of home office areas if required and the latest addition is the conversion of a first floor area to create a bed/sitting room, study area, and shower room which makes an ideal teenage suite with elevated views across the garden and fields.
The Garden and grounds The Ridges is set within 2.28ac of beautiful grounds. The access from Primrose Lane sweeps over the gravelled drive to a large area for parking and to the garaging. The main garden is to the rear where there is a raised terrace with pond overlooking the expanse of lawn, clipped yew hedges give formality and there are numerous trees and shrubs giving plenty of year round colour. Gravelled paths lead around parts of the garden and one in particular is flanked by lavender beds and runs to the pool. Beyond is a wooded area. The gardens provide play areas, wildlife habitats and tranquil spots, something for all the family.
The Pool and Pool House Built in the last few years this has been very well used in recent years both by the family and also has provided and income as it has been let for various parties. The pool house has a comfortable sitting area with fitted kitchen, swanky shower room, bedroom and mezzanine sleeping deck over part.
Lifestyle change? With the position, extent of ground, pool and pool house as well as the wooded area, there could be the possibility of creating a recreational activity such as 'glamping'. The current owners have let the pool and pool house for various weekend parties but on an informal basis and this has proved very popular. The pool and pool house is adjacent to the wooded area so would make an ideal retreat for someone. Additionally the garage may have possibilities as an annex or potential letting unit.
Services Mains water and electricity are connected. There are two private drainage systems for the house and the pool house. Oil fired boiler providing heating to radiators to the house.
Directions From Diss heading west on the A1066 towards Thetford. In South Lopham immediately after the White Horse Inn turn right signed to North Lopham and the almost immediately take the first right into Primrose Lane. The Ridges will be seen at the top of the lane on the right.
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