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Persimmon - Orchard Croft, IP22

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Pick your perfect home at Orchard Croft

Orchard Croft is our new development in the historic market town of Diss on the south Norfolk borders. Set within beautiful countryside, the town offers an extensive range of day-to-day amenities and facilities with the benefit of a mainline train station which has regular, direct services to London, Liverpool Street and Norwich.

  • Choice of over 11 house styles
  • Edge of town location
  • Excellent commuter links to Norwich and Ipswich
  • Good local schools
  • Close to good selection of facilities and amenities

With a market hosted at the town's centre for well over 500 years, Diss has every right to call itself a market town. And it's certainly picturesque. Living in Diss means you'll be in the heart of the beautiful Waveney Valley and be able to enjoy walks around the Mere, one of the deepest natural inland lakes in the country. Covering over 6 acres, the Mere was once believed to be the crater of an extinct volcano, and is the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon stroll or maybe a picnic on a summer's day.

Diss is a charming location

You can also enjoy a stroll through the town centre, embarking on a journey through its old courtyards and winding streets. Discover centuries of history with excellent examples of Tudor, Georgian and Edwardian architecture and the stunning Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin. Sitting slightly above the town, the church can be seen from miles around and has stood on its current site since 1290. Venture to the church in the summer months and you may catch one of the music concerts held there.

With the hustle and bustle of daily life becoming ever more stressful, Diss is now proud to be part of the Cittaslow, or ‘Slow City' project. Undertaking a pledge to embark upon a continuous process of self-improvement, Cittaslow is a growing international network of towns where quality of life is important.

What better place to create a home

This area is excellent for families, boasting fantastic local facilities which this community benefits from. With three local surgeries, nurseries and a number of well-respected primary and secondary schools in the area, the Orchard Croft development is perfectly located for convenience.

With the city of Norwich and the town of Ipswich being so close (both under 25 miles away), they're the perfect place to enjoy a spot of shopping, where you'll find a great choice of independent and big brand names. A little closer to home, the shops in Diss are arranged around four courtyards: Cobbs, Norfolk House, Hales and Will – all boasting a wonderful array of shops and, of course, the historic market. The town is also home to a number of supermarkets, including a large Morrisons for day-to-day convenience.

With the Cittaslow pledge, the combination of history, convenience and its wonderful local surroundings, Diss is a popular place to buy a new home. This, together with the variety of two, three, four and five bedroom homes to suit first time buyers through to expanding families, means Orchard Croft could be your ideal place to call home.

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There's the Fit Club, which is open seven days a week and boasts large, separate cardio and resistance machine spaces. You can also sweat it out in the sauna room or get a tan on the sun beds. To enjoy more traditional sports, you can visit the Heywood Sports and Leisure club to enjoy a round of tennis or squash, and even play football on the full 5-a-side Astroturf pitch. There are also plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs at any point along the 36 mile route along the Boudicca Way, a beautiful route between Diss and Norwich. There are also plenty of cycle routes throughout the South Norfolk Countryside.


There are many schools within the area. The Oaks Nursery is an Ofsted-ranked ‘Outstanding' nursery, where the excellent teaching ensures children leave confident and ready for primary school. There are many primary school options too, including Roydon Primary school and Palgrave CEVC, both rated ‘Good' by Ofsted. Diss High School is also a sixth form, where attending students can receive up to a college-level education.


There are plenty of shopping options in Diss. For your everyday shopping needs, you can visit one of the many local supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and the Cooperative. The Chappelfield shopping centre in Norwich is a great spot for retail shopping and is full of many big name brands such as Apple, House of Fraiser, JD Sports and River Island to name just a few.


Further to the excellent local facilities, Norwich and Ipswich are almost equidistant from Diss, making it perfectly placed for travelling by either road or rail. On the main Norwich to London railway line, Diss train station is just a short walk away, meaning you can be in London in less than an hour and a half.

There's also a good local bus service and, for travels further afield, Stansted Airport can be reached in an hour and a half by car.

Approximate travel distance by car to:

  • Diss train station: 1 mile
  • Norwich: 23.3 miles
  • Ipswich: 24.6 miles
  • Lowestoft: 33.8 miles
  • Stansted Airport: 71.7 miles


There are many health facilities within the local area such as the Lawns Medical Practice for your general practitioner needs. There's also the Diss Dental Health Centre and the nearest hospital is Hartismere Hospital in Eye.


Images depict typical Persimmon Homes house type. All room dimensions are subject to +/- 50mm tolerance. This information is for guidance only and does not form any part of any contract or constitute a warranty. All information correct at time of publication and is subject to change. Please check specification by contacting the development directly.