White House is a tardis. From the front you’d think you were looking at a Victorian cottage but in reality it’s a 17th century farmhouse that was renovated to make a large cottage in the 19th century and then we added the impressive kitchen extension in 2018.
Enter the house through the front door and you’ll come into the oldest part of the house – a beamed dining area with large farmhouse table and wood burner. The dining area opens up into an incredible architect designed modern kitchen with a vaulted ceiling, a glass wall with bi-folding doors that lead into the garden and hand made cupboards with marble tops. There’s an enormous marble top island which will seat 6 people. This kitchen is a real chef’s dream with a French Godin range oven – 5 gas burners including a hot plate with adjustable wok burner and two electric ovens. There is also an integrated Neff Hide and Slide.
Other amenities include an American larder fridge with freezer, a microwave, Smeg toaster and matching kettle. The kitchen has a real stone floor with underfloor heating.
Through the bi-folding doors you’ll find a slabbed and gravel patio area with an 8 seater table and chairs for outside dining. There is a fire pit with a suspended BBQ above to keep you warm on chilly evenings.
To the right is an area of decking with a pergola above. This is where you’ll find the beautiful hot tub. Steps lead from the patio up to the lawn which is surrounded by herbaceous borders.
The utility room houses a dishwasher, an 8 kilo washing machine, and a tumble dryer. There’s also a separate WC with hand basin.
The large living room is semi-divided into two areas.
At the far end you’ll find a cosy seating area with three sofas arranged around the inglenook fireplace which has a wood burner in it. There’s a large smart TV, DVD player and games console.
A double sided book case, bursting with fact and fiction books as well as many books for children, divides the TV area from the ‘library’ where you can recline on the Victorian chaise-longue to read your book or do the crossword.
There is a second, smaller, vaulted room which is used as a downstairs bedroom. There’s a king size brass bed and a truckle bed. This room can sleep up to four so it’s perfect as a family room or for those who struggle with stairs.
A family bathroom with a white suite comprising of a bath, separate shower cubicle with a large rain shower head, WC and basin can be found at the bottom of the stairs.
Climb the stairs and you’ll find three bedrooms.
The master bedroom has a super king bed and en-suite with WC, shower and basin. You can store your clothes in the beautiful Victorian linen press. There’s also a clothes rail tucked in by the side of the chimney breast. The window faces south east so you can see some stunning sunrises from the comfort of your snuggly bed.
The second bedroom has two single brass beds and a chest of drawers.
Bedroom three has a king size brass bed and a truckle day bed. There is also room for a cot. This room could sleep up to five including children so makes another perfect family room.
A stunning period house with beautifully appointed rooms which wouldn’t look out of place on the pages of Country Living. The unexpectedly large and sophisticated kitchen is a spectacular highlight. White House welcomes up to 2 well behaved dogs with perfect heathland walks from the front door.
Rural setting yet only 3 minutes from the well served medieval market town of Diss. An hour from the coast, 45 mins from Norwich and an hour from Cambridge. Ideally situated to explore East Anglia.