Grade II Listed town house on Norfolk/Suffolk border
- Purpose Built
- Off Road Parking
Waveney House is an enchanting Grade II Listed house with
a classic Georgian facade, fronting a former longhouse core
built in the early 17th Century. Built of Gault brick and set
under a pitched slate tile roof with parapets, the house has a chimney stack built in a Jacobean style and many original
features, including large fireplaces, sash windows and
The accommodation extends in all to about 4,600ft². The principal rooms are well proportioned and have a south western aspect.
Approached through solid oak electric gates to a gravelled
parking area, Waveney House has trellising for climbing
plants to the front elevation and a Greek Doric entrance
porch. A lobby and hallway lead to an inner hall with flagstone floors, fluted architraves and a lovely staircase with mahogany balustrades. A large painting set in a panel over the staircase depicts a scene of the nearby marshes and Earsham Church beyond.
The kitchen/breakfast room has the original fire range with a gas fired Aga, an oak bressummer and flanking
larder/cupboards - one housing an Ideal Mexico gas fired
boiler. Set off the kitchen is a utility room and cloakroom.
Adjacent is a study with built-in bookshelves. A dry cellar has a secondary area with wine bins.
The dining room, decorated in a warm mottled green, has a
pine floor and a large open fireplace with an oak bressumer.
An further lobby has double doors to the garden and provides a further access to the Drawing Room, again with a south western aspect and open fireplace with an intricately decorated pine fireplace.
On the first floor is a lovely Library (further bedroom) with a
3,12m high concave ceiling, ceiling rose and built-in glass
fronted book shelves with cupboards under. A bay window
has a seat and there is a walk-in cupboard. There are three
double bedrooms, one single and two bathrooms.
On the second floor are two further bedrooms and a bathroom that could be used as a self contained flat.
All the principal rooms have lovely views over the river and to the meadows beyond.