Full DescriptionAn opportunity to restore this magnificent Grade II* Listed 17th Century residence to its former splendour.
A quintessential William and Mary residence typical of important houses from that period.
The property offers over 3,500sq.ft. of accommodation plus useful attic rooms and a cellar. Occupying a prominent position about 350m from the town centre this could once again be one of the grandest properties in the town.
The hipped roof gives a lightness of touch to the building with flat leaded dormers, geometrically placed sash windows with decorative key blocks to the flat brick arches and a good central doorway with fluted Corinthian pilasters set the architectural framework.
The first recorded resident was in 1698 and during the 18th Century the house was occupied by Thomas Warburton Archdeacon of Norfolk who lived there from 1763 until his death in 1797.
It is fortunate that successive generations have respected the listing and retained so many original architectural features including the fireplaces in the reception rooms. The Dining Room and Drawing Rooms have panelled walling with dado rails incorporating window seats with boxed panels to the sash enclosures. The first floor landing has stained glass to the underside of the roof lantern making this a light area from which the accommodation radiates.
The garden is south facing and mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees. It is bordered by a Yew Tree hedge and red brick wall and is very unique for a property in the town centre. There is planning permission to build a three bay cart lodge.
Location The market town of Diss is about 10 miles to the west with its main line rail link to London Liverpool Street (90 minutes). Southwold on the North Sea heritage coast line is about 22 miles, the Norfolk Broads, navigable from Beccles(15 miles) and the city of Norwich about 20 miles, the principal shopping and commercial centre for the county with international airport.
Agent´s Note Planning Permission has been obtained under South Norfolk District Council Reference 2017/2812 - works to existing house and outbuildings to provide 4 separate dwellings and 3 new dwellings.
Directions From our Harleston office proceed along the Thoroughfare onto Redenhall Road where the property will be found on the right hand side.
Services All mains services are in the road but would need new connections to the property.
Local Authority South Norfolk District Council
Council Tax Band - to be assessed
Building Consultancy Our Building Consultancy Team will be happy to provide advice to prospective buyers on planning applications, architectural design, building regulations and project management - please contact the team directly on 01379 646603 quoting Candlers.