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5 bedroom property – Garboldisham

Guide Price £975,000

Property Details

Location Smallworth Common is a pretty area which sees very little disturbance. It is adjacent to the larger village of Garboldisham which has an active community supporting the village shop, a popular junior school, village hall and fine church. Smallworth Common is very well placed for access to wider facilities with the bustling market town of Diss just 8 miles to the east from where there is a mainline rail station to London Liverpool Street in 90 minutes, Bury St Edmunds is around 14 miles away and Thetford 10 miles with its links onto the A11 which is now fully dualled making a swift route to Newmarket, Cambridge and the A14 corridor. The surrounding Norfolk countryside provides many interesting country walks and Knettishall Heath is just few miles away where three long distance walks all meet including the Peddars Way.

The Property The Chelsea House is a fine period property which has been remodelled and extended by the present owner to create a very stylish and spacious home with the addition of two studio cottages within the grounds and plenty of garaging and workshop space.

The earliest part of the house is timbered framed and this has been revealed in part, together with more elegant Georgian style rooms giving a wonderful blend of homeliness and refinement. There are open fireplaces, period doors, revealed timbers and a great sense of space. The living areas are very flexible in use with plenty of room for those seeking to work from home without compromising bedroom space. The first floor has two staircases allowing separate access to each room and two of the bedrooms have been used more as self-contained apartments with fitted kitchenettes and have an external staircase. These rooms are ideal for letting or perhaps an area for a dependant relative or teenager.

Overall the house offers a very flexible living arrangement and lots of rooms to be used as you wish.

Outside This house is almost hidden from view and set back from the lane with a sweeping horseshoe drive wrapping around the front lawn. The drive continues around to the rear where the courtyard has a triple garage with studio cottage above, a further studio cottage, and a good range of workshop outbuildings which could be further living space (subject to planning). In addition there is a further large detached workshop. The buildings are ideal for a car enthusiast or perhaps someone looking to run their own business.

The grounds continue beyond and are a true delight with many different areas of interest including the re-creation of a Chelsea Flower Show exhibition piece. Areas of lawn link with clipped hedging and features such as the wide flower beds and the fountain. Additionally there are more natural areas for wildlife together with mature trees. Overall the property is set within 0.401ha ( 1.00ac)

Services Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil fired boiler providing heating to radiators.

Directions From Diss heading west on the A1066 towards Thetford. In Garboldisham turn left and continue just out of the village and turn left again into Smallworth. The farmhouse will be found a little way along on the left hand side just after the right hand turn.

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