A charming five-bedroom detached cottage with potential for expansion on the Norfolk-Suffolk border is set to head to auction next week.

Longfield, which is located on the High Street in Hopton, Diss, will feature in a livestream auction from Auction House East Anglia taking place next Wednesday, December 13 at 11am. It is offered freehold at a guide price of £450,000-£500,000 (plus fees).

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Originally built in the early 19th century, Longfield has been renovated in recent years to create a high-spec, five (or potentially six) bedroom property with plenty of character and the added bonus of a single storey annexe with services connected, which could be converted into an extra living space for multigenerational families or a holiday let (subject to the relevant permissions being acquired).

Eastern Daily Press: The main sitting room with cast iron woodburning stoveThe main sitting room with cast iron woodburning stove (Image: Fine & Country)

Off the front entrance hall is the main sitting room with a cast iron woodburning stove. This leads through into a dining area adjoining the spacious kitchen/breakfast room, which is fully fitted with contemporary shaker-style units with wood effect worktops and a skylight. A useful utility with outdoor access is attached to this room, allowing plenty of room for storage and work space.

Completing the ground floor is a WC, a study, which could be converted into a sixth bedroom, and a playroom – ideal for growing families.

Eastern Daily Press: The shaker-style kitchenThe shaker-style kitchen (Image: Fine & Country)

Upstairs, Longfield’s remaining five bedrooms are served by a good-sized family bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a skylight and the master has a fireplace and its own en-suite bathroom.

The self-contained, single-storey annexe adjoins the ground floor of the property, but is accessed externally. It was formerly the village post office and is already connected to services. It would suit a range of uses – from additional bedroom space for guests to a workshop or office, subject to planning.

Eastern Daily Press: The rear garden is mostly laid to lawnThe rear garden is mostly laid to lawn (Image: Fine & Country)

Longfield has off-road parking for several cars and a fully enclosed rear garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with a large, paved terrace great for al fresco dining. A handy timber shed/workshop sits at one end of the garden.

The property is located within a few minutes’ walk of Hopton Nature Reserve and many of the village’s shops and amenities.

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Further shops, eateries and services can be found in Diss, which is just eight miles to the east and Thetford is only 10 miles away.

For more information, including legal packs, please contact Auction House East Anglia.


Longfield, Hopton

Guide price: £450,000-£500,000 (plus fees)

Auction House East Anglia, 01473 558 888