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5 bedroom attached house – Snow Street, Roydon, NorfolkGuide Price £800,000
Property DetailsLocation The Friary lies on the outskirts of the village of Roydon, an active village with a church, public house, primary school, petrol station/store and village hall. The bustling town of Diss is within 2 miles and is known for its weekly markets in the square and auctions at the TW Gaze auction house in Roydon Road. The town offers a surprising number of independent specialist shops and businesses providing a wide variety of goods and services, including three national brand supermarkets. The town also benefits from a mainline rail station which provides regular commuter services to Norwich, Ipswich and London Liverpool Street, a journey to London taking around 90 minutes. There is local well regarded schooling both in the private and state sectors including Riddlesworth Hall School, Diss High School, Wymondham College, Thetford Grammar and Culford School (near Bury St Edmunds). Diss also offers a wide range of sporting, leisure and social activities including an 18 hole golf course and further amenities can be found at the regional retail, cultural and business centre of Norwich which lies 25 miles to the north via the A140.
The Property Believed to date back to the 16th century, this Grade II Listed home has much to offer, whether it be character features or flexible and well appointed accommodation. It is a truly delightful and comfortable family home which does not fail to please on every level and the large Victorian casement windows give the house its light and airy interiors. The main part of the house has a thatched roof which was re-thatched in 2003 by a master thatcher using the highest quality Norfolk reed and should last until the end of this century.
The front door is located on the east side of the house and opens into a single storey entrance lobby which links with the main section of the house. Both the drawing room and dining room have large inglenook fireplaces and the study a fireplace with a Georgian style timber surround. All three rooms are impressive both in size and feature while the family room which lies off the kitchen has a more informal feel. Also leading off the kitchen is a sewing/laundry room. The kitchen is the hub of the house, comprising a range of fitted and stand-alone units with the focal point being the large fireplace with Aga inset. Additionally there is an excellent north facing pantry and wine store and also a utility room with access doors to the front and rear of the property, all these rooms offer plenty of space for additional appliances. Above the service rooms are two loft rooms which offer up scope for additional accommodation if required. There is a shower room and a separate wc on the ground floor and two bath/shower rooms on the first floor which collectively serve all five bedrooms and it would be relatively easy to incorporate the bathroom into the master bedroom to provide an en-suite facility. Four of the bedrooms have built-in or fitted wardrobes and the first floor and attic landings are equipped to provide for additional storage and hanging space for clothes. The attic room to the west is useful for storage but could serve equally well as an additional bedroom if required.
Outside There is a range of buildings attached to the house and these include a tool shed, and attached barn/workshop. Please note that this barn is also connected to the neighbouring property. A separate adjacent building serves as a log store, bike shed and potting shed and also within the garden lies a greenhouse and loggia. The owners are keen gardeners and over the years have developed the gardens which now include a fruit cage, vegetable patch and rose garden along with shrub and herbaceous beds and mature trees. There are two natural ponds and there is a connecting paddock with mature trees which provide a wonderful habitat for wildlife. There is an option to purchase 1 acre (0.4ha) STS of woodland across the road.
The Friary is an exceptional and most appealing home which has been maintained to a very high standard and viewing is highly recommended.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating boiler providing heating and domestic hot water. A fibre-optic broadband cabinet is expected to be installed within 100m of the property. LPG plumbed in from cylinders to supply the gas hob in the kitchen.
Agents Note A local farmer enjoys a Right of Way, for agricultural use only, over the track at the east end of the paddock to access their field behind. The farmer also has a right to a water supply across an area of woodland opposite which is for sale by separate negotiation.
Directions From the agent's office, continue to the top of Market Hill and over the staggered crossroads into Roydon Road. Take the third turning on the right hand side into Brewers Green Lane and follow this road taking the right fork at the common. Proceed along Snow Street and the property will be found approximately half a mile along on the left hand side.
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