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6 bedroom house and cottage – Scole Common

Guide Price £1,750,000

Property Details

Location Moat House stands in a prime location offering the best of a rural position with very easy access to local, regional and national facilities. The immediate area is very pretty and little affected by any large volume of traffic being served by country lanes. The surrounding area is a mix of farm and woodland with various footpaths providing good walks. The bustling market town of Diss is just a couple of miles to the west and as well as its wide range of shopping social and leisure facilities, it also has a mainline rail service on the Norwich to London Liverpool Street station in just 90 minutes making it ideal for the commuter. The A140 is within easy reach and gives easy access to Norwich and Ipswich both around 25 miles away. For those who enjoy the sea, the Heritage Coast around Southwold and Aldeburgh is within 40 minutes, the north Norfolk Coast around an hours drive and the Broads somewhat closer.

This house combines an enviable rural location with ease of access to the wider world.

The Principle House The Moat House is a fine property dating from the 17th Century and much of the original character is revealed including wall and ceiling timbers, and redbrick open fireplaces. Unusually for a timber framed house, it has generous ceiling heights indicative of the quality and standing of the property. The rooms are all generously proportioned with large windows allowing the light to flood in.

The Cottage This is a pretty building, probably built in Victorian times and has its focus away from the house. It was for many years the accommodation of the butler and ladies maid hence the covered link to the main house. It is fair to say that décor and fittings re a little dated in style but it offers a fantastic opportunity as an annex, holiday let, long term let, or perhaps a very stylish home office.

The Buildings Attached to the cottage is a range of building used for garaging including the old gig house and above is a room which was used as an arts studio. The buildings offer further potential for other uses if required.

Outside The grounds extend to over 7 acres of well kept gardens, the moat and a grass and wooded meadow area. The gardens were landscaped by Notcutts a number of years ago and contain a number of specimen trees. It is a beautiful garden with the large area of moat at its centre, terraced area and formal box hedge gardens. The meadow has been kept as a more natural part with walkways cut through the wildflower meadows weaving around the various mature trees.

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

Directions From Diss heading east along Victoria Road, out of the town and on the 'S' bends turn left onto Dark Lane. Continue around a series of bends and in 1.2miles Moat House will be seen directly ahead.

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