Making a Move...
Rich in history with a stunning watery landscape at its centre, the market town of Diss is a unique place to call home
...to the south Norfolk market town of Diss
TAKE A seat by the water’s edge and soak up the natural beauty of the tranquil Mere which is at the heart of Diss.
The stunning six-acre stretch of water is abundant in wildlife and, along with the bustling market place and rich social and architectural history, it is little wonder the town is such a popular location.
The Friday market is still very much an important part of community life – just as it has been for the last 500 years. There are some excellent independent shops to explore, both around the market place and in the surrounding quaint courtyards which are home to cafés, restaurants and shops, selling a huge variety of household essentials, health and beauty products, specialist items, gifts and arts and crafts.
The Mere is of course the focal point of the town, with a fantastic park on its shore which is a great spot for families to enjoy some fresh air. Around the edge, there are plenty of places to walk, sit and enjoy the views and to spot the many species of birds which make the water their home.
With good local schools and excellent direct transport links from the town’s railway station to Norwich, which takes less than 20 minutes, and London, around 90 minutes, it is little wonder it is a popular place for families to settle.
Whether you love period properties or new homes, the property market in Diss and its surrounding villages is hugely varied.
A modern four bedroom town house with stunning views of the mere or a beautiful four bedroom Victorian townhouse with period features in the town centre will both set you back around £365,000. A three bedroom modern terrace starts at around £200,000 and a two bedroom flat at £120,000. On the edge of the town and surrounding villages, there is a good choice of rural properties and farmhouses. Just a mile from Diss railway station, a six-bedroom period cottage with half an acre and its own studio costs £625,000.
The town has excellent amenities, including good sports and leisure facilities and a wide variety of clubs and societies to suit all ages and interests. There is also a vibrant arts scene centred round the 19th century Diss Corn Hall which offers a lively programme of music, theatre, cinema and exhibitions.
Diss lies in the beautiful Waveney Valley and there are plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding countryside – including the recently created Quaker Wood on the edge of town. As well as offering five acres of community woodland to enjoy, it has its own wildflower meadow, pond and open green spaces – the perfect place to escape to.