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4 bedroom detached house – ScoleGuide Price £850,000
Property DetailsLocation The Coach House is situated on the north side of the small village of Scole which was bypassed several years ago. The village has local amenities including a school, village stores, public house and hotel. Wider facilities are available within the bustling market town of Diss just a couple of miles away which has schooling to sixth form level, various sporting and social amenities including golf course, rugby and football clubs, swimming pool and gymnasium. There are good transport links in this area with a mainline railway station on the Norwich to London Liverpool Street line in Diss with a journey to London taking around 90 minutes, both Norwich and Ipswich are around 25 miles away via the A140 and Bury St Edmunds is around 20 miles. The A14 is around 18 miles to the south and the A11 17 miles to the west leading to Newmarket. For those who love the sea, the Heritage Costs around Southwold and Walberswick is around 45 minutes drive, the North Norfolk Coasts a similar distance and the Broads are a little closer.
The Property This is a well proportioned house and listed as Grade 11 indicating a property of architectural or historical merit. It was originally the coach house and kitchen garden to Scole Lodge,and built in the 1830s with the original conversion undertaken in 1970s to create a home of good proportions. It stands well in its immediate walled garden with further land directly in front extending to nearly four acres in all.
The wide panelled entrance door with glazed light above opens into the entrance hall with the stairs at the far end winding to the first floor. To one side is the living room which has windows to either side allowing light to flood in and viewing across the courtyard and over the pond. This is an elegant room with a high ceiling and stone fireplace and multi-fuel stove with bookshelves and cupboards flanking either side. Beside the door is an arch display alcove with glass shelving. The study/Home Office has a glazed door to the garden and fitted book shelving. There is also a good sized store cupboard. The dining room easily accommodates a large table and has two pairs of double French doors out onto the rear conservatory which is in a Victorian style and is superb area to enjoy the walled . The kitchen has been finished in a farmhouse style with painted units, plenty of work surface with a sink inset and deep blue double oven oil fired Aga set in a tiled recess. There is an island unit with granite work surface into which is set a four ring hob. The integrated appliances include a fridge, electric oven, microwave and dishwasher. French double doors lead out onto the conservatory and in addition there is a door to the front with glazed light above into the courtyard. Off the inner hall to the rear is the boot room with a range of fitted units, roll edge work surface and stainless steel sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine. Door to the rear garden. From the inner hall there are also two good size guest bedrooms with a bathroom between which comprises a white suite..
The stairs rise up to the landing running across the back of the house with windows looking into the walled garden and orchard. There are two further bedrooms with the main room having fitted furniture, windows to front and rear looking over the field and walled garden. and the benefit of both a walk in wardrobe/dressing area and an ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom also has a fitted wardrobe. The shower room has a suite of large shower enclosure, wc and basin.
Outside The grounds to The Coach House are delightful with the approach over a shared private driveway with its land set on either side. The grass field to the front is grass with a wooded strip against the road and the entrance to the house is between brick piers and a curved brick wall into an enclosed courtyard. To one side is a grassed area with a small brick store. This area is flanked by the high brick wall of the walled garden through which there are various gateways. The south garden is principally the pond area with grass surrounding and a brick garden workshop built against the original garden wall. This building needs some attention but would make a superb home office or perhaps additional living space. The rear garden is the cream on top being fully enclosed by the 10' high brick wall and includes grassed areas, a small orchard, the base of the original greenhouses with potting sheds built against the wall and shrub areas including well clipped yew bushes.
Overall the property sits in 1.578ha (3.90ac)
Services Mains water and electricity, are connected. Drainage to a private treatment plant. Gas fired boiler providing heating to radiators.
Directions From Diss connecting with the A140 at the Scole roundabout and continue straight over into Scole village. At the T junction turn left heading past the Scole Inn and head out of the village on the Old Norwich Road. Continue past the sign to Scole Lodge and the driveway to The Coach House is the next one on the right hand side immediately before a Lodge House.
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