Detached House
Common Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk IP22
  • 0.8-acre (sts) farmyard.
  • Chance to create four separate dwellings.
  • 2045-sqft detached farmhouse.
  • Timber-framed barn with planning for conversion.
  • Outbuilding with planning to become two cottages.
  • Permission for garaging, parking & two new entrances.
  • Bressingham village school and shop: 2.0-miles.
  • Diss town and station: 3.5-miles.

With its recently approved planning consent for development, Holly Farm in Bressingham offers an opportunity for developers to create a wonderful collection of residential dwellings in a quiet rural location in South Norfolk.

It may also appeal to extended families looking for multiple dwellings in proximity to one-another, or to anybody looking to establish an income from holiday-rentals. The approved plans allow for the following:

1) The demolition of four existing outbuildings.
2) The conversion of a timber-framed barn into a delightful detached, three-bedroom house.
3) The conversion of a derelict single storey outbuilding into a pair of semi-detached, two-bedroom cottages.
4) The surrender of the existing entrance from Common Road in favour of two new entrances.
5) The construction of two detached garage blocks and areas of parking.

Holly Farm is located in a peaceful location on Common Road in Bressingham Common, two miles from Bressingham's Primary School and village shop. Diss is around three and a half miles from the farm where all essential services are on offer including supermarkets and a train station which provides services to Norwich, Ipswich and London Liverpool Street.

The farm house

Holly Farm house is currently occupied although parts of the property are in need of improvement. As the floorplan shows, in its existing guise the ground floor provides two reception rooms, a kitchen, a laundry, a large store room, a boot room and a pantry.

The sitting room and the dining room both orientate around a central chimney which opens into a handsome red-brick fireplace with a log burner in the sitting room. There are three bedrooms on the first-floor and a bathroom.

A re-configuration of the house, including converting both floors of the northern elevation of the building into bedroom and reception space would create a good sized four-bedroom, three-reception room home with a pleasant outlook. This will enjoy two areas of garden (one measuring 70-foot and facing south), a courtyard and a detached double garage.

The timber-framed barn

The timber-framed barn has consent for conversion into one detached dwelling. If built to its approved plans it will include a triple aspect, open-plan kitchen/dining/living space with a vaulted ceiling, two bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor, plus a first-floor master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Outside, the timber-framed barn will have its own private garden (measuring roughly 90-foot at best) and two parking spaces within a triple-garage.

The cottages

A derelict, single storey outbuilding on the northern boundary has been granted consent for conversion into a pair of semi-detached two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottages. These would be ideal as second homes or for use as holiday lets and will enjoy a pleasant rural outlook over fields to the rear.

Each cottage will have its own courtyard garden. The first will have two parking spaces whilst the second will have a single (attached) garage.

Points to note

Planning permission for a change of use of the aforementioned barns to form three dwellings, the erection of garages and the creation of new vehicular access can be found on South Norfolk Council's public access planning portal using the reference 2019/1608/F.


We understand the farm is connected to mains water and electric. The house is currently heated via an oil-fired central heating system and has a private sewerage system. The property currently is registered within council tax band D and has broadband speed in the region of 30-Mbps. EPC rating F.

Holly Farm adjoins a yard on its eastern elevation which we understand maybe available subject to separate negotiation with a neighbour.

The development is subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (cil) based on the square footage of the converted buildings. Based on the execution of the approved plans by a property developer (or similar) the total exposure will be £21,669.62.

Details of the planning permission including plans can be provided on request to .

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