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5 bedroom detached house – WattisfieldGuide Price £785,000
Property DetailsLocation Close to the centre of the village and just up from the church, this fine house has much to offer. It is set back from the road in an area of mainly period properties. The village is only 2 miles north of Walsham Le Willows which has various local amenities including several pubs, butchers, general stores and the general timber merchants Clarkes of Walsham. A little further afield is the fine old town of Bury St Edmunds (14 miles) and only 16 miles from Diss where there is a mainline rail station on the London Liverpool Street line. The surrounding area is gently rolling countryside with many country walks through the network of footpaths and bridleways. For those who enjoy the coast, the ever popular areas of Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh are all less than 40 miles away and if you need access to the wider world, there is easy access onto the A14 at Bury St Edmunds linking to Newmarket (28 miles) and Cambridge (40 miles).
The House Park Farm is one of the finest houses in the area and is rightly Listed given its wealth of character. It is an elegant house from the outside with its reed thatched roof, pargetted walls and oak windows. In many ways the house has the feeling of being untouched but this is due to the sensitive nature of the restoration which the current owner has undertaken over his period of tenure combining updating with careful planning. Much of the heavy timber frame is revealed and there are wide boarded oak floors, large open brick fireplaces with deep bressumer beams, plank doors and a wonderful rustic half block oak staircase, not to mention the oak panelled cross passage and smoke blackened crown post indicating the early origins of this property to be a hall house believed to date from between 1390 to 1490 with later additions. As well as being so full of character, this house is a great family home which warrants viewing to fully appreciate all it has to offer.
The Cottage This has been largely restored and needs just a few final touches. It provides very useful additional accommodation for a dependant relative (young or old) or could perhaps be the perfect studio space for an artist or someone working from home.
Outside Park Farm is set quite central to its grounds of 0.253ha (0.63ac). To the side is a tarmac drive, parking area and the well. The grounds are laid mainly to lawn with a large pond, various fruit trees, ornamentals and planted areas giving a wonderful combination of colour and produce.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Oil fired boiler providing heating to radiators and domestic hot water to the house supplemented by solar panels. Heating to the cottage is via an electric radiator system and solar panels. The solar panels are on a high feed in tariff generating approximately £2000pa.
Directions From Diss heading south along the A143 towards Bury St Edmunds. When in Wattisfield turn left and head up the hill, past the church and park Farm will be found on the left immediately before the left turn.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with TW Gaze.
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