A stunning Grade II Listed country house set in a private location at the end of a long drive, with wonderful gardens, a mature woodland, parkland, three cottages and substantial outbuildings in 14.5 acres of land (stms).
Belmont Grange is a stunning property that offers the rare combination of an exceptional location, breathtaking views, landscaped gardens, luxury accommodation with a first class interior design, which dates from about 1850. The architecture is of a Gothic style that includes some impressive ceiling mouldings, windows and arched doorways.
The majority of windows have distinct arch casements with intersecting glazing bars. The house has been meticulously restored and modernised to provide luxury family accommodation over two storeys. Of particular note is the beautiful reception hall/drawing room which has some fascinating decorative cornicing and wonderful plasterwork on the ceiling. There is a magnificent marble fireplace with a wood burning stove and a slate hearth. From the principal reception rooms there are open views over the surrounding gardens and grounds. In the kitchen, there is a four oven Aga and granite work surfaces. The windows and French doors are particularly large thus providing extremely light accommodation. There are excellent ceiling heights throughout the house and an open fire in the sitting room and dining room.
On the first floor there is a spacious Master Bedroom suite which has lovely views over the gardens and grounds and a large en-suite bathroom which has a double basin with marble surround and a large bath and shower. The bathroom also has its own private balcony overlooking the garden. The house has excellent storage space and an impressive wine cellar. Another particular feature is the warmth from the under floor heating that permeates through the elegant oak flooring. All windows and doors have working shutters and upstairs, in addition to the bedrooms and bathrooms, there is a charming library area. The property also benefits from a lift from the ground floor to the first floor.
Gardens & Grounds
Belmont Grange is approached via a gravel driveway which sweeps through the parkland and is bordered by estate railing ending in separate parking and turning areas outside both the main house, the cottages/car port and the large barn/workshop. The areas are well divided and a large mature yew hedge helps this. Surrounding the southern and eastern side of the house is a substantial paved terrace, which looks over the formal gardens to the east of the house. This area is mostly laid to lawn and interspersed with a variety of wonderful coniferous and broadleaf trees including a superb Beech and monkeypuzzle tree. There is a network of paths and a fantastic flowerbed and shrub border which abuts a historic Crinkle Crankle wall which forms part of the walled garden. The parkland for Belmont Grange is mostly to the south and west of the house and would be ideal for equestrian use. Incidentally, the large barn/workshop would be ideal for American-style stabling. The walled garden is mainly laid to lawn and there is a recently completed summerhouse next to the pond, which provides wonderful seclusion and privacy. There are greenhouses which are south facing and a number of fruit trees. To add additional colour to the garden there is well established wisteria on the crinkle crankle wall and some roses. There are a number of smaller outbuildings closer to Belmont Grange surrounding the courtyard including utility room, heating and water plant room, WC and general garden stores.
The Cottages, Flat & Studio
Multiple dwelling stamp duty relief likely to be available to any purchaser. Legal/accounting advice is recommended.
There are two cottages and a flat at Belmont Grange all of which are finished to a high specification and are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies providing rental income in excess of £25,000 p.a. Due to their location, they have very little impact on the main house, which retains excellent privacy and seclusion. Please speak to the agent for more details and rental amounts.
Cottage 1 has 2 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms one of which is en-suite. The cottage has a large open plan kitchen/dining/reception room. There is a generous hallway with a downstairs WC/utility room and a large landing, which could also be used as office space.
Cottage 2 has 2 bedrooms and a bathroom along with a sitting room and a kitchen. There is a downstairs WC and a generous landing which could be used as an office.
The Studio is below the Loft Flat and is currently utilised as a purpose built photographic studio with toilet, kitchenette, infrared heating and storage room. There are also extensive outbuildings with planning for conversion to additional 2 bedroom cottage and substantial games room. The properties have been well maintained. Individual fibre optic cables have recently been connected to each property with 1000 mbps FTTP Broadband, including the main house.
The Loft was originally The Granary and provides a bedroom, a large open plan kitchen and living area and bathroom/ storage room.
The Main House
Reception Hall/Drawing room, Sitting room, Dining room, Study, Kitchen, Utility, Cellar, 2 WCs, Lift, First Floor, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms (3 en suite) including Master Bedroom Suite with substantial en suite bath/shower room with balcony and dressing room, Courtyard garden, Outbuildings, Gardener`s WC, Summerhouse, Formal gardens and grounds with Crinkle Crankle wall, Parkland, Long gravel driveway with estate railing Workshop/Barn (54` x 30`), Triple Car Port, Biomass Boiler with heating incentive resulting in gain. Extensive planning permissions (which are in perpetuity) including a kitchen/morning room extension and a floodlit tennis court.
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/ Reception room, Entrance Hall, WC, Utility Room, 2 Bedrooms (1 en-suite shower room), Family bathroom, Generous landing.
Sitting room, Kitchen, WC/ Utility Room, Generous Landing, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom.
Kitchen, heating, toilet
The Loft Flat
Open plan Kitchen/Reception Room, Store room, Bedroom, Bathroom.
Steel Frame Barn
Electric roller door, Storage, Mezzanine Floor suitable for Large Playroom or Office Space
Newly built entertainment area next to pond, kitchen, heating inside and outside, jetty
Original greenhouse housing established grapevine, cut flowers, roses
In all about 14.5 acres (stms). 9.5 acres of property and formal gardens and 5 acres of meadow (subject to negotiation).
Belmont Grange is situated on the edge of the south Norfolk village of Scole. The village is well situated for easy access on to the A143 and A140. The market town of Diss is approximately 2 miles away and offers a direct and fast main line, all on brand new trains, serving London Liverpool Street and Norwich. Diss is a thriving market town offering a number of independent specialist shops and businesses. All providing a wide variety of goods and services, including three national brand supermarkets. Diss also offers a wide range of sporting, leisure and social activities including an 18 hole golf course. Further amenities can be found at the regional retail, cultural and business centre of the historic city of Norwich which lies 20 miles to the north via the A140. There are links to the A11 which is now dual carriageway all the way to Newmarket where it joins the A14 corridor giving access to Cambridge within an hour.
Diss Station 2 miles (London 90 minutes), Norwich 20 miles, Bury St Edmunds 23 miles, Southwold 25 miles, Norwich Airport 25 miles, Stanstead Airport 60 miles. Norwich International Airport is only a 50 minute flight to Amsterdam with many daily flights connecting globally. Stanstead Airport offers multiple European and International destinations.
Mains water, mains electricity, septic tank, Bio-mass boiler with a commercial 20 year (14 years remaining) heat incentive payment of £9,000 to £10,000 p.a depending on heat demand, with a back up Oil fired boiler and an oil fired Aga.
Fixture & Fittings
Unless specifically mentioned in these particulars, all fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale of the freehold interest. Some items such as carpets, curtains, light fittings etc, may be available by separate negotiation if required.
Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The property will be sold subject to all rights and private rights of way. Water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves, all or any other like rights whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
From Norwich head South on the A140. Continue on this road, and bypass Diss. At the roundabout with the A143 turn left towards Harleston and Bungay. After about ½ mile turn left and the driveway to Belmont Grange will be found on the right hand side after about 300 yards.
An EPC is not required for Belmont Grange due to the property being Grade II Listed.
1 Belmont Cottage: C. Ref:- 0033-3813-7696-9024-6171
2 Belmont Cottage: C. Ref:- 8206-7033-0139-2727-0943
The Loft: C. Ref:- 8634-7337-3680-0674-7992
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THE LOFT Gross Internal Floor Area 96.4 sq. metres (1038 sq.ft.)
1 BELMONT COTTAGE Gross Internal Floor Area 112.4 sq. metres (1210 sq.ft.)
2 BELMONT COTTAGE Gross Internal Floor Area 81.6 sq. metres (878 sq.ft.)
Strictly By Appointment Through Pymm & Co (01603) 305805.
Please note that we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and as so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. Pymm & Co cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. This is provided as a guide to the property and an inspection of the property is recommended.