Guide price £1,500,000
An elegant and beautifully presented Grade II listed village house, with flexible and impressive accommodation, including an annexe cottage, a range of traditional outbuildings and an outdoor heated swimming pool in over 1.75 acres. Entrance Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room, Cloakroom & Cellar. Four Bedrooms, Two ''Jack and Jill' Bathrooms & Family Wet Room. Second Floor with Vaulted Bedroom, Adjoining Bathroom & Vaulted Attic Room. Annexe Cottage: Sitting Room, Kitchen, Three Bedrooms & Two Bath/Shower Rooms. Carriage Driveway, Double Cartlodge Garage & Parking for Several Vehicles, Outbuildings, Terraced Areas, Formal and Informal Gardens, Heated Swimming Pool & Pond. In All About 1.79 Acres (sts) THE PROPERTY Blo' Norton house is an impressive village home, offering substantial accommodation of over 5000 sq ft and has undergone a comprehensive programme of sympathetic updating and modernisation over recent years. Displaying an elegant triple gabled red brick faade with central entrance door, flanked by wide bay windows, it is believed that the original dwelling was a relatively modest timber framed hall house, which was significantly extended and remodelled in the late 18th/early 19th centuries. The rear annexe wing, which could be reinstated within the accommodation of the main house, is accessed independently and has been used for a number of years as a holiday let providing a considerable source of income. Blo' Norton House enjoys a pleasant setting behind a mature hedge with a large carriage driveway and the well-proportioned accommodation leads off the main central hall, which features an impressive oak staircase and exposed floorboards. The drawing room features an attractive fireplace housing a log burning stove with bespoke cupboards and bookshelves in adjoining alcoves, exposed floorboards, bay window to the front aspect and French doors to the garden. The dining room features a fireplace housing a wood burning stove, a large sash window to the side aspect overlooking the garden, a range of bespoke cupboards and bookshelves and painted floorboards. The kitchen/breakfast/family room is comprehensively fitted with a range of bespoke units with granite work surfaces and a double butler sink. There is a matching island with a granite worksurface and a separate sink, integrated dishwasher and inset into the fireplace is a four oven Aga. There is also a Georgian corner cupboard and open studwork leads into the family area with a bay window to the front aspect, bespoke bookshelves, a wood burning stove and exposed floorboards. The rear lobby features the secondary staircase leading to the first floor, a door leading to the garden and access to the cellar, which has plumbing for an appliance. Also located off the rear lobby is a cloakroom. The central landing leads to four double bedrooms with a ''Jack and Jill' bathroom to the master bedroom, two further bedrooms enjoying a second ''Jack and Jill' bathroom and there is also a separate wet room. On the second floor a landing leads to a vaulted bedroom and adjoining bathroom and there is also a vaulted attic room. ANNEXE COTTAGE The cottage entrance door leads into an attractive sitting room featuring a large red brick fireplace housing a wood burning stove, original bread oven and wash copper. There is also a brick floor, staircase leading to the first floor and access leads into the kitchen, which is fitted with a range of units, granite work surfaces, integrated appliances including a dishwasher, fridge and freezer and there is a Range oven, a brick floor and windows to the rear and side aspects. There is also a ground floor bathroom. On the first floor the landing leads to three bedrooms, all with exposed floorboards and a family shower room. OUTSIDE The property enjoys a pleasant setting behind a mature hedge and is accessed via a carriage driveway. There are various formal areas of lawn with many mature trees and plants, a further area of informal gardens with a large pond and wildlife area with mature planting. There are many useful outhouses and stores, one of which is fitted with a single drainer sink and plumbing for appliances, storage for the biomass boiler and a recently formed double cartlodge garage with twin timber doors and also accesses the swimming pool pump room. A separate side gravel driveway leads to the garage and rear of the property where there is ample parking. At the rear of the property there is an area of lawn and a further enclosed area with a heated swimming pool and a covered seating area. There is an adjoining circular terraced area ideal for alfresco dining and various shrub and flower beds. A further large detached barn could be used for several purposes, including additional garaging and there is also a vaulted games barn and a vegetable garden. Immediately to the west of the main house is an easy maintenance area of garden with terracing and various planting and accesses several of the outhouses. In all the gardens extend to 1.79 acres (subject to survey). LOCATION Blo' Norton House enjoys an attractive semi-rural setting on the outskirts of the village, a short distance from the Beehive Tearooms and Coffee Shop and The Dutch Barn Garden Nursery. Blo' Norton itself is a popular village sitting on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, 10 miles west of Diss, which is a well-appointed market town offering a good range of everyday local shopping and leisure facilities and there is a mainline station, which offers a regular service to London's Liverpool Street taking approximately 90 minutes. The village has good access to the A11 and north to Norwich or south via the A143 to the medieval market town of Bury St Edmunds, which offers an excellent range of amenities with schooling in the public and private sectors, extensive shopping facilities and a good range of leisure facilities including health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs. There are numerous high-quality restaurants and cultural amenities including the beautiful Georgian Theatre Royal and The Abbey Gardens.
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