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Thorpe Road, Haddiscoe, Norfolk, NR14

Guide price £700,000

4 Beds 3 Receptions

REF: NOR180263

A substantial 4/5-bedroom detached Grade II listed Norfolk farmhouse, offering over 3000sq ft. of superbly renovated accommodation arranged over 3 floors. The property is set in large gardens and grounds in excess of 1 acre (stms) and located in the south Norfolk village of Haddiscoe, which is within easy reach of The Broads and the Suffolk Heritage Coast.


  • Grade II listed farmhouse
  • 4/5 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • approx. 1.05 acres


!! VIDEO AVAILABLE - CLICK ON VIDEO TOUR TAB !! A substantial 4/5-bedroom detached Grade II listed Norfolk farmhouse, offering over 3000sq ft. of superbly renovated accommodation arranged over 3 floors. The property is set in large gardens and grounds in excess of 1 acre (stms) and located in the south Norfolk village of Haddiscoe, which is within easy reach of The Broads and the Suffolk Heritage Coast. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance hall - Drawing room - Living room/dining room - Kitchen - Study/snug - Boot room - Pantry/store - Cloakroom - Outside laundry room/store __________ FIRST FLOOR - Master bedroom - Bedroom 2 with adjoining dressing room/nursery - Family bathroom __________ SECOND FLOOR - 2 large rooms with vaulted ceilings and beams __________ OUTSIDE - Mature gardens & grounds of approx. 1.05 acres (stms). - Partially walled front garden - Far reaching views over Haddiscoe Marsh - Wildlife pond - Off-road parking for several vehicles __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Haddiscoe railways station 2.1 miles - Fritton 3.1 miles - Loddon 5.7 miles - Beccles 6.3 miles - Norwich 17.1 miles __________ SITUATION White House Farm is situated in the village of Haddiscoe which offers a village hall and public house. Haddiscoe railway station is a short drive from the property, offering a service to Norwich and Lowestoft. Further local amenities are available in nearby Fritton. The market town of Loddon is one of South Norfolk's finest small market towns. Its rich past is reflected in the handsome Georgian and Victorian architecture dotted throughout the town. The delightful market town of Loddon has an intriguing High Street with an abundance of historic architectural buildings, sitting alongside a variety of boutique shops and convenient services. These include the locally revered Rosy Lee's Tearoom, The Lawnes Beauty Clinic, a quaint community store, an independent butcher and a beautifully housed library on Church Plain, as well as a doctor's surgery, dentists and a bank. There are secondary schools in Loddon, including a school in the private sector. Further amenities and facilities can be found at the nearby market town of Loddon, which is approximately 5.7 miles or Beccles, which is approximately 6.3 miles. There are secondary schools in Loddon and schools in the private sector at either Langley near Loddon, or Norwich. The nearby Georgian market town of Beccles provides excellent day to day shopping, leisure facilities and schools and has a railway station with services to Lowestoft and Ipswich with onwards connections to London, Liverpool Street. The market is on Fridays. The Cathedral City of Norwich is 17.1 miles to the North West provides extensive shopping, recreation and business facilities and has a mainline railway station and expanding airport. The River Waveney from Beccles gives access to the Norfolk Broads and the North Norfolk and the Suffolk Coast offer beaches and sailing and are within easy driving distance. The Norfolk Broads are nearby whilst the coast, which is renowned for its beaches, bird reserves and sailing is within easy driving distance. Also, within the area are a number of golf courses and other recreational facilities. __________ DESCRIPTION An 18th century Grade II listed farmhouse with Georgian Facade. The property retains many of the period features, including exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace with cast iron grate and sash cord windows. The present owners have undertaken a comprehensive but sympathetic restoration with works carried out to listed buildings planning consent and the property is beautifully presented inside and out. __________ HISTORIC ENGLAND The following paragraph is taken directly from the Historic England listing entry: Listing NGR: TM4427097231 List entry number: 1373172 Farmhouse, early C18. Colourwashed brick and flint, front wall rendered. Black glazed pantile roof. Two storeys and attics, lobby entrance plan. Symmetrical facade of five bays; sashes with glazing bars and architraves. Central doorway with fluted pilasters, paterae and dentilled cornice; six- panelled door with raised and fielded panels. Two dormers with 3-light case- ments and shallow pitched roofs. Parapeted gables with continuous tumbling-in. Red brick axial chimney stack. Later pantiled lean-to's to rear. At south-east corner, an attached red brick garden wall with dentil course below half round coping; shallow buttresses on south face. __________ GROUND FLOOR Pedestrian entrance is through the garden gate in the wall, a graveled pathway leads to the front of the house. A new vehicle driveway is being constructed to the front of the property. A solid Oak door opens into the entrance vestibule with feature alcove under the stairwell and including lighting and seating area. Flooring and skirting is solid oak. Paneled door to left leads into the Drawing room. This room predominantly faces the front garden with its two large Georgian style sash windows with original and functioning shutters. There is an original 18th century Adam Style surround with modern cast iron multi-fuel stove. Exposed wooden floors, cornicing and ceiling architraves are all original. There is a useful Storage cupboard with seating under. Further door leads to the Snug room currently used as a study. Another useful room with many uses as it has its own door into the garden. Can be used for a ground floor guest or granny bedroom (6). The room has dual aspect overlooking rear and side gardens. Additional heating is by a multi-fuel stove in the fireplace. Wooden flooring. To the right is the large dual aspect family reception room and separate dining area with fitted full height cupboards and Stained leaded light window feature. The very large Inglenook fireplace and bressumer beam is fitted with a multi fuel cast iron stove. Open shelves to one side, an open log storage area and a fitted storage cupboard at the other side. Two large sash windows face the front garden, a rear window looks out into the Boot Room and rear garden. Original latch and brace door from the dining area leads to kitchen with doors off to pantry area and separate cloakroom. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke solid wood, hand-painted cupboards and dresser unit with wood and slate worktops. Butler sink with plumbing for dishwasher. Features include decorative bread oven and original Victorian cast iron range set into the old brick chimney breast. Terracotta tiled floors throughout. Solid oak door leads to the boot room, windows to rear garden and additional internal window. Tiled flooring and Stable door to garden. Outside door to Utility/Laundry room. Plumbed for dishwasher, clothes Dryer and houses double hot water cylinder. Butler sink and with a separate lower sink for washing boots and wellies. __________ FIRST FLOOR Spiral stairwell leads to first floor light and spacious hallway with doors leading to bedrooms and family bathroom. Master Bedroom has two large sash windows to front aspect. Original 18th century Adam Style fire surround with Georgian cast iron Hob Grate. Wooden flooring, original cornicing, dado rails and skirting. Large cupboard/wardrobe. Guest Bedroom Suite. Large bedroom with smaller bedroom off. Window to rear aspect and overlooking gardens and water meadows beyond. Original cast iron Georgian Hob grate and wood fire surround. Original solid maple wood, wide plank flooring. Large cupboard/wardrobe. Stripped pine door leading to further room. Currently used as the owners workroom/study. Small ornate oak window overlooking courtyard. This suite would make an ideal self-contained unit as the smaller room could be converted into an ensuite shower room with wardrobe area, or, used as a small sitting room for a granny. Generously sized Family Bathroom with large sash window with solid oak framework to front aspect. Comprising walk-in shower, roll top bath with hand shower mixer taps, wash hand pedestal basin and high-level WC. Exposed ceiling Beams. __________ SECOND FLOOR Door to Dutch style stairwell with small landing leading to two further bedrooms in the attic. These two bedrooms are enormous and have vaulted and beamed ceilings. Wooden flooring. Dormer windows. One of the bedrooms has a storage room in the eaves. __________ OUTSIDE The gardens and grounds are a delightful feature of the property and extend to well over an acre. The SW Front garden is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and hedgerow acting as part of the front boundary. An historically listed brick garden wall of some 2.4m in height runs down the SW boundary and honeysuckle straddles it in places. A graveled driveway and matching graveled path leads to the side of the house and further secluded garden area. Here there are several magnolia trees, a fig and large topiary balls. There are wild cherry, apple blossom, pear and apple trees along with some very old Sycamores. As the rear garden is quite a large area, the owners planted numerous trees to create a parkland area that was easy to maintain. There is a wildlife pond and the rest is left to turf to feed the wildlife that abounds these grounds regularly. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY South Norfolk Council, Band: F, Annual cost: £2,587.26 (2019/20) __________ SERVICES LPG central heating, mains electricity and water, private drainage. __________ DIRECTIONS From Norwich, head south-west down A146 towards Beccles. Drive past Loddon and turn left just after the Hales Garage onto B1136 towards Haddiscoe. After approximately 3.7 miles, turn left onto Crab Apple Lane. Continue for 0.3 miles and then turn right onto Church Road, which becomes Thorpe Road after 0.3 miles. Continue for a further 0.2 miles and the property will be situated on the left-hand side. __________ AGENTS NOTE The owner of the property also owns the neighbouring strip of land to the side of the property and intends to apply for planning permission to convert the barns into dwellings and create an access road to the water meadows and retained garden to the rear. __________ 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.