Blo Norton, Diss, IP22 2JH
A delightful period farmhouse with 6 acres and outbuildings, set in peaceful and unspoilt countryside
Fen Farm is situated on the edge of the village of Blo Norton in an elevated position overlooking Blo Norton Fen. The pretty village borders the Little Ouse valley fen which is a special area of conservation and an important habitat for wildlife. A network of small country lanes run between the local villages and, along with local bridleways and footpaths, there are many opportunities for countryside walks, cycling and horse riding.
Everyday facilities can be found in Hopton and Garboldisham. The nearby historic village of Redgrave has a village shop and a pub. The nearest village school is in the village of Garboldisham to the north. The market town of Diss is 7 miles to the east and has a good selection of independent shops, well regarded schools, supermarket and a train station with a direct line rail service to London Liverpool Street. The popular town of Bury St. Edmunds is 16 miles to the south and provides further specialist shopping, leisure facilities, schools and access to the A14 providing a good transport link to Cambridge and beyond.
Fen Farm is a most attractive timber farme farmhouse, under a thatched roof and set down a quiet lane and surrounded by unspoilt countryside.
Improved and enlarged by the current owners the house has well arranged accommodation with good ceiling height and well proportioned rooms. A charming sitting room with inglenook fireplace is separated from the dining room by exposed timber work. The farmhouse kitchen, complete with original bread oven, leads through to the spacious breakfast room that has a door out to the south facing terrace. As the house is not listed the kitchen and breakfast room could become one room if desired. A garden room, with large window, has lovely views down the garden to the orchard and paddock beyond. There is a useful ground floor shower room and utility, essential rooms when living in the country. The four bedrooms are all double rooms, and all have views of the gardens and surrounding countryside.
The house has well proportioned rooms with good ceiling height throughout, with plenty of natural light. There is a wealth of period features throughout with exposed beams, pamment floors and inglenook fireplaces.
Fen Farm is approached from the south up a private drive that leads up to an ample parking and turning area adjoining the outbuildings and garaging. A paved pathway leads to the front of the house.
The extensive gardens and grounds are a particularly delightful feature of Fen Farm and have been well maintained and thoughtfully landscaped to provide most elements associated with country living, they are arranged as follows. To the east of the house is a lawn, enclosed by a low brick and flint wall. This sweeps round to the south where there is a paved terrace with pergola clad in a productive vine and a converted well as a water feature, this can be accessed from the breakfast room and is perfect for outside dining. To the west of the house, a paved terrace adjoins the house, with a lavender bed, fig tree and rose trained to the house. This looks out over the main lawn that continues around the house to the north. Post and rail fencing and herbaceous borders separate the garden from a paddock to the west where there is a productive orchard where the chickens are housed, although they are allowed to roam the farm during the day. To the south of the house and gardens is a large meadow with a pond complete with weeping willow and mature hedge on the most southern boundary. To the east of the outbuildings is a large established vegetable garden, enclosed by rabbit proof fencing, with a variety of produce including artichoke, carrots, potatoes, espaliered apple trees, green beans and rhubarb amongst others. There are also fruit bushes and a 25ft poly tunnel with many tomato plants alongside aubergines, chilli and peppers.
To the north of the house is extensive grassland that sweeps around the house and outbuildings and round to the east. There are two areas planted with young broadleaf trees, otherwise the land would be ideal for further grazing as it is established clean grassland, a good crop of hay has been taken annually.
The gardens and grounds in all extend to 6 acres (est).
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Breckland District Council. Tax band; F
Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.
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shower room with WC
3 further bedrooms
Good range of outbuildings including garaging, entertainment room, sauna and workshop.
Wonderful gardens and grounds with a pond, vegetable garden, paddocks, young woodland and orchard.
In all 6 acres (est).
- Sold in September 2012
- Idyllic rural setting
- A range of outbuildings
- Delightful gardens and grounds
- In all 6 acres (est).
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