Guide price £1,200,000
Rushall Lodge is a 6-bedroom detached property offering excellent living accommodation in excess of 4000 Sq. Ft. arranged over 2 floors and sitting within a substantial plot of 1.44 acres (stms). The house is set back from the road and benefits from ample off-street parking, double car port, lovely garden and grounds and an indoor swimming pool and is being offered chain free. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Porch - Entrance hall - Sitting room - Conservatory - Dining room - Kitchen/breakfast room - Family room/snug - Bedroom 6 - Utility - Open plan reception area - Indoor swimming pool with changing room - Sun room with jacuzzi __________ FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom with en suite - 4 further bedrooms - Family bathroom - Airing cupboard __________ OUTSIDE - West facing secluded rear garden - Extensive west facing terrace - Double car port - Large outbuilding/Office - Woodshed - Gardens & grounds extending to approx. 1.44 acres (stms) __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Harleston 2.4 miles - Dickleburgh 2.6 miles - Diss 8.1 miles - Bungay 11.2 miles - Norwich 19.8 miles __________ SITUATION Rushall is a small village with a good pub, The Half Moon, that is 0.7 miles away from the property and so easily walkable. The village also has a farm shop and the parish church of St Mary's. There is also the delightful St Clements Common which is three acres of open grassland that is a lovely place for a walk. The market town of Harleston is some 5 miles to the south, offering good local amenities including shops, banks, post office, supermarkets, a high school and access to the A143. The village of Dickleburgh is also very close by and has the Village Stores, The Crown pub, a large playing field with children's play area, a school and preschool alongside many community groups. The market town of Diss offers an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, schools and health facilities. There are leisure facilities within the area and there is a mainline railway station with regular intercity connections to London (Liverpool Street) and Norwich. The market town of Bungay is also nearby and has a wide selection of shops, a theatre, and a golf club with an 18-hole course. The Earsham Street area of Bungay has several excellent shops including a fishmonger, delicatessen, florists, and greengrocer. There is a market on Thursdays. The Suffolk heritage coast is within easy driving distance and there are numerous schools in the area, including a primary school in Ellingham, the Sir John Leman High School in Beccles, Independent Langley School near Loddon, Bungay High School and Sixth Form College. The city of Norwich is approximately a 40-minute drive and is renowned for its shopping and cultural facilities, together with its range of schools, university and as a thriving business community. There is a mainline railway service to London (Liverpool Street) and an expanding airport. __________ DESCRIPTION Rushall Lodge is of brick construction with pantile roof and UPVC windows. The property offers flexible 6-bedroom accommodation set over 2 floors with large gardens and grounds, located within a quiet and private rural setting. The property currently provides a successful holiday rental business. Our client informs us that the property currently generates a rental income of £1,000.00 per weekend stay or £3,000.00 per week during the summer holidays and other peak times. __________ GROUND FLOOR An open porch leads to the front door, which opens into a light and very spacious entrance hall that provides access to all the principal reception rooms and the staircase to the first-floor accommodation. Off from the entrance hall is a shower room with walk-in shower, WC and wash hand basin. There is also a family room/snug with an aspect out to the front of the property and an adjoining room, that is presently utilised as a 6th bedroom. Off to the left of the entrance hall is the sitting room, with dual aspect views to the front and rear, a central fireplace with brick surround and pamment tiled hearth and French doors opening out to the west facing terrace. From the sitting room, a door opens through to the conservatory, with triple aspect views over the rear garden and French doors opening out to the terrace. The conservatory benefits from fitted shelving and wood burning stove and features a ceiling fan and roof vents. The dining room sits adjacent to the sitting room and features exposed brick and offers a further set of French doors opening out to the terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room is accessed directly off from the main reception hall and from an inner hallway, accessed from the side of the property. The kitchen features a range of fitted cabinets, breakfast bar, sink and ample worktop space. There is a 7-burner range cooker with extraction unit overhead and space for 3 under worktop freestanding appliances. To either side of the range cooker there are built-in wine racks and the addition of a walk-in larder is beneficial. From the kitchen, a door opens through to an inner hallway, with swimming pool off to the left. The swimming pool is well maintained and has a powerful swim jet, enabling ''against the tide' swimming. 3 sets of French doors open out to the paved terrace to the rear of the property. At the far end of the building a further set of French doors opens into a small room with jacuzzi and a further set of French doors opening out to the terrace. Returning to the inner hallway there is a door through to the side entrance of the property. Off to left there is a utility room with fitted cupboards and space for freestanding appliances. Adjoining the utility room there is a swimming pool plant room and the central heating system. To the right of the hallway there is an open reception area that presently accommodates gym equipment. From here, a staircase leads up to the boarded attic space that extends the length of the swimming pool and could potentially provide an excellent development opportunity (subject to planning and any consents/covenants etc). __________ FIRST FLOOR The staircase leads up to a light an airy galleried landing with direct access to all bedrooms, an airing cupboard and access to the loft via a retractable ladder. The master bedroom looks out to the rear of the property and benefits from fitted wardrobes, overhead cupboards and vanity unit and a ceiling fan. There are 4 further bedrooms on this floor, all benefiting from built-in wardrobes, vanity units and overhead cupboards. Bedroom 3 enjoys the added benefit of a ceiling fan. The family bathroom looks out to the rear of the property and comprises a bath, wash hand basin and WC. __________ OUTSIDE The property is set back from the road, screened behind mature hedging and approached through gates over a driveway, which leads up to the front of the property to a large parking and turning circle and a double car port to the side. There are areas of lawn, interspersed with mature specimen trees. The west facing rear garden captures the afternoon and evening sun and the large paved terrace extending from the swimming pool, along the rear of the property and around the conservatory. The terrace provides ample space for al fresco dining within a very private setting and there is a brick BBQ. The rear garden has a large expanse of lawn, surrounded by tall evergreen hedge boundaries, that provide full privacy. The garden is interspersed with large mature trees, including cherry, silver birch, blue spruce and oak. The gardens and grounds are a lovely feature of this property and extend to approximately 1.44 acres. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council __________ SERVICES Oil-fired central heating, mains electricity and water. Private drainage (Klargester) and Calor gas for cooking. __________ DIRECTIONS Norwich to A140 south through Long Stratton. After passing The Old Ram Coaching Inn take the 2nd turning to the left, onto Norwich Road. In the centre of the village of Dickleburgh by the shop and opposite the church, turn left into Rectory Road. Continue on this road for approximately 1.5miles, passing through the village of Rushall. The property will be located on the left-hand side of the road. __________ IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us. 2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on. 3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale. 4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained. 5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property. 6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller. 7. Note to potential purchasers who intend to view the property; we would politely ask you discuss with our staff the reason for the property coming onto the market and if there is any point of particular importance to you, before you make arrangements to visit or plan a viewing appointment. 8. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment.
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