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3 bedroom detached bungalow – Reading Green, Hoxne, Suffolk

Guide Price £450,000

Property Details

Location This property is set within the wonderful rolling north Suffolk countryside around a mile or so to the south of the village of Hoxne where there is a village shop , pub and fine church. The larger village of Stradbroke is just under 2 miles away and has a leisure centre, a small selection of shops, doctors surgery and schools. The small town of Eye is around 5 miles away to the west and caters for everyday needs, with a doctors surgery, dentist, a range of shops, pubs and schooling to sixth form level.

The Property The Lodge is an exceptional home which is both beautifully presented and practical. The current owners have sensitively enhanced and improved the property over the years, retaining the character and original features as well as adding modern enhancements.

The arched windows and doors and slate roof tiles are typical of a Victorian lodge or gatehouse and are most appealing features . On entering the property one is aware of the quality of the building; it has quarry tiles to the hallway and kitchen, original internal doors, original decorative coving and an attractive fireplace with a woodburning stove inset. A glazed extension has been added to the kitchen to create a stunning kitchen/breakfast with part-vaulted ceiling and roof light. This room has an airy farmhouse feel and incorporates a fitted unit with Butler sink inset. There is ample room for appliances, freestanding furniture and a large kitchen table for relaxed dining. Leading off the hallway are two double bedrooms, a bathroom and a pleasant sitting room which can easily accommodate a dining table or study desk. The third bedroom is located in the separate annex, ideal for occasional guests, To the rear of the annex is a utility room with water softener fitted and an open fronted wash area with Butler sink, ideal for washing muddy dogs!

Outside The property is accessed from the road via a gravelled driveway which belongs to The Lodge. A neighbour has a vehicular right of way over the driveway to their property and a local farmer has vehicular access to a field. The owners have installed a picket fence and a five-bar gate for privacy and for access to parking and have carried out extensive landscaping around all four sides of the property so that the gardens can be fully utilised and enjoyed. To the east aspect is a paved terrace with raised beds, a garden room and a side gate which gives access onto a footpath. To the south is a gravelled area and to the west lies a lawned area with greenhouse and shrub beds. Hazel weave fencing and attractive garden gates add to the overall appeal while hedging ensures privacy to the boundaries. To the front aspect is a paved and screened seating area, ideal for coffee or indeed al-fresco dining as it catches the sun for most of the day. The cottage style gardens are a true delight, providing a wealth of colour during the warmer months and are just waiting to be enjoyed. Overall, a most desirable residence which will appeal to the discerning buyer. A perfect home for retirees or as a holiday home/retreat.


Services Mains water, drainage and electricity are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating and calor gas to the cooking range hob. There is an electrical supply to the garden room but is not connected.

Directions From Diss head east on the A143 towards Harleston, taking the right-hand turn at Billingford and into the village of Hoxne. Continue past The Swan pub and proceed over St Edmunds Bridge and up Angel Hill. Continue along Cross Street and take the righthand turn after the village school into Denham Road. Proceed into and through the village of Denham and the property will be found just after the 30mph end sign on the left-hand side.

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