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Sold 4 Bed House - Detached

Dross Lane, Oakley, Diss
£575,000 Guide Price

Property Details

  • Entrance hall, cloakroom, utility
  • Splendid sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Study
  • Kitchen breakfast room
  • Garden room
  • Four generous bedrooms (two en-suite), family bathroom
  • Double garage, en-suite guest bedroom/annexe
  • Stunning one acre grounds
  • Breathtaking countryside views
Understood to have origins dating back to the early 20th century, this fabulous detached family home has in more recent years been the subject of considerable remodelling and sympathetic extension, resulting in a splendid, unique property possessing a light and airy atmosphere fused with a slight contemporary twist and standing within stunning one acre grounds, enjoying exceptional views to the surrounding open countryside.

This outstanding home offers a surprising level of beautifully arranged accommodation, meticulously maintained by the current owners and currently in brief comprising: entrance door opening to hall with stairs off to first floor and doors to the ground floor cloakroom and utility room. A door leads to a splendid kitchen breakfast room, open to a half vaulted garden room with wood burner and full height glazing to one corner providing exceptional countryside views. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of units providing plenty of cupboard space, complemented by built in appliances, ceiling spotlighting and slate flooring. The dining room is a pleasant room for entertaining boasting polished oak flooring and opening to a study with fitted book shelving, oak flooring and a window offering far reaching views. Of particular note is the spacious sitting room with fireplace and wood burning stove, polished oak flooring, and windows and French doors to gardens. On the first floor is a landing with doors to four spacious bedrooms, enjoying stunning views (two complemented by a stylish en-suite bathroom and/or shower room). A modern family bathroom completes the very well presented and proportioned accommodation.

The house is approached along a classic carriage style driveway, providing extensive vehicle parking, turning space and access to a detached double garage with an impressive and newly built adjoining annexe/en-suite guest bedroom with full height glazing to the front.

The grounds are an exceptional feature, extending in all to about one acre (s.t.s) and comprising lawned gardens, two ponds, beautifully stocked flower beds, well maintained hedging, a variety of mature trees and fruit trees and an area of woodland. From the gardens, breathtaking views are afforded across the surrounding open countryside and the River Dove, while to the front of the house are views over the Waveney Valley.

Dove River House is located on the outskirts of the charming village of Oakley, and lies only a mile away from the village of Hoxne which offers local amenities including shop, post office and The Swan public house. The village is situated 3 miles or so from the small town of Eye and around 5 miles from the larger market town of Diss, which has a mainline rail station on the Norwich to London Liverpool Street line, with a journey to London of around 90 minutes. There are good sporting and social facilities in the area, with Diss having an 18 hole golf course, and the Heritage Coast around Southwold and Aldeburgh lies within 40 minutes or so by car.

From Bury St Edmunds proceed along the A143 to Diss. At Billingford, turn right at the Horseshoes public house onto Low Road. Follow the road and at the T junction turn left onto the B1118, where the entrance to the property will be found further on the right hand side.

Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

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