A pretty, Grade II listed, early 18th Century farmhouse standing in wonderful hidden gardens of just over an acre and comprising four/five bedrooms, four reception rooms, two bathrooms and double garage. The property benefits from a host of impressive original features including crinkle crankle wall, inglenook fireplaces and fabulous exposed timbers, brickwork and floorboards.
The accommodation comprises briefly:
Four upstairs bedrooms
Large shingled driveway
Fabulous gardens extending to just over an acre
A half glazed front door opens into the entrance hallway with brick flooring, exposed beams and studwork and WC adjacent with wall mounted washbasin. A step down leads into the dining room with windows to front and rear, pamment flooring and wonderful brick fireplace (currently sealed off) with original bread oven on either side. The kitchen/breakfast room overlooks the gardens with windows to front and side and stable door accessing the rear patio. With ample space for refectory table and chairs, the kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of solid wood wall, base and drawer units with integrated dishwasher, marble effect worktop over, inset 1 ¼ bowl sink and drainer, 4 ring Neff hob with extractor hood over and Neff eye level electric oven with grill. The kitchen houses a recently installed Worcester gas fired boiler and there is space and plumbing for washing machine and large fridge/freezer. An opening leads through into a snug at the end of the house which benefits from doors to side leading out to the gardens. A wonderful sitting room overlooks front and rear gardens and showcases some fabulous timberwork with feature mullion window and an impressive inglenook fireplace housing woodburning stove. A pine door opens into the study/bedroom 5, a good sized room with windows to front and side and feature fireplace.
Stairs either side of the sitting room lead up to two separate landing areas off which all bedroom accommodation can be independently accessed. The master bedroom enjoys pretty views over the garden and as well as boasting some beautiful exposed studwork, further benefits from excellent inbuilt wardrobes incorporating dressing table. Three further bedrooms overlook the front aspect and share two well appointed bathrooms.
A wonderful crinkle crankle brick wall to the front offers a good degree of privacy with a five bar gate opening into a large, shingled driveway offering ample parking in front of the double garage which is accessed via double doors and benefits from good storage space as well as power and light. A path leads up to the front door passing a fabulous original water pump, which to this day still sources water from the well below. Pretty, well established and private gardens extend to around an acre and are a particular feature of the property with lovely terraced areas enjoying views over the pond and Needham Church. A large lawned area to the right hand side backs on to fields and is planted up with daffodil and snowdrop bulbs as well as many fruiting apple and plum trees. There is ample space for vegetable plot if desired. A secluded spot at the rear of the property makes a fabulous suntrap in the summer months with cylindrical flower beds bordered by box hedging, from here a wrought iron gate leads back out to the road.
The property is located in the pretty and sought after village of Needham, a short drive away from the bustling market town of Harleston. Nestled in the beautiful Waveney Valley on the old coaching route from London to Great Yarmouth, Harleston is a vibrant market town, filled with historic buildings, a beautiful chapel and plenty of character around every corner you turn. It further boasts an impressive array of independent shops, doctor's surgery, post office, chemist, delicatessen and several coffee shops. There is also a popular Wednesday market with free parking and the town of Diss, just a 15 minute drive away, boasts a direct train line to London Liverpool Street.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.
Gas fired central heating and hot water.
Mains electricity and drainage.
South Norfolk District Council
Tax Band: F
Postcode: IP20 9LB
Vacant possession of the freehold will be given upon completion.
The property is offered subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, all way leaves, easements and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not.
Ivy Farmhouse, 44 High Road, Needham, Norfolk, England