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Characterful riverside Norfolk property for sale

Ice House Dyke is an unusual character property located in the Broadland village of Irstead known as the Shoals in the Norfolk Broads National Park. The house is believed to date back to the 1930s and is typical of that ear but now in need of modernisation – it’s built of timber under a thatched roof.

The property was designed to take full advantage of its riverside position: the main reception room leads onto a balcony overlooking the river while the master bedroom also looks straight onto the water. The two other bedrooms upstairs face south.


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Across the river from the house is an area of unspoiled grazing marshes and reed beds which form the habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna while the main garden contains many fine trees and provides a sheltered secluded setting for entertaining – the gardens and grounds extend to around an acre. The property also comes with a large boathouse which has space for a large cruiser or two small motorboats.

Ice House Dyke is situated up a private driveway Irstead which is a small Broadlands village with just its own church and a mooring staithe. Nearby Stalham and Wroxham offer excellent local amenities and Norwich is just 11 miles from where the train into London takes three hours.

The guide price is £785,000. For further information please contact Jacksont Stops & Staff on 01603 612 333 or visit

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