A former farmhouse set in an idyllic location close to the River Waveney in Needham, near Harleston, is on the market for a guide price of £800,000. 

Valley House is set in over eight acres of land and comes with a barn and an area which was previously used for camping with five electric hook-ups.  

“This offers huge potential to reinstate the commercial element or develop it further, subject to planning,” said selling agent Durrants. 

The property has been extended by the current owners and now offers plenty of living space and five bedrooms. 

On the ground floor, there’s an entrance porch which leads to an entrance hall, with a WC off it.

Eastern Daily Press: The farmhouse kitchen includes an AGAThe farmhouse kitchen includes an AGA (Image: Nick Read) 
To the left of the hall is the kitchen/breakfast room, utility/boot room and pantry. 

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The double-aspect kitchen/breakfast room has a range of farmhouse-style wall and base units and an AGA.  

Eastern Daily Press: The interconnecting reception rooms overlook the formal gardenThe interconnecting reception rooms overlook the formal garden (Image: Nick Read)

To the right of the hall, there are two large multi-functional reception rooms, which interconnect and overlook the gardens. 

Upstairs, there’s a large galleried landing, a principal bedroom with en-suite shower room, four further double bedrooms with rural views and a family bathroom. 

Outside, the property is approached via a sweeping driveway. A barn, with attached car port and stores, is adjacent to the house. 

Eastern Daily Press: The formal garden by the houseThe formal garden by the house (Image: Nick Read)
Eastern Daily Press: The picturesque pondThe picturesque pond (Image: Nick Read)

The land closest to the house is currently a formal garden, which has a covered seating area and a charming pond with a bridge to an island. 

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Most of the rest of the land is meadow, which leads down to the picturesque River Waveney. There are also two wooded, rewilding areas. 

Eastern Daily Press: The property is next to the River WaveneyThe property is next to the River Waveney (Image: Nick Read)

Valley House is located at the edge of Needham, a village which is close to the A143, with easy access to the market towns of Harleston and Diss.  

Harleston is home to independent shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and two hotels as well as a supermarket, doctor’s surgery, dentist, vet and schools. 

Diss, with further amenities and a mainline rail link to Norwich and London Liverpool Street, is just over nine miles away. 

For further details, contact Durrants. 

Valley House, Needham 
Guide price: £800,000 
Durrants, 01379 777097