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3 bedroom farm house for sale

NORFOLK/SUFFOLK BORDERS

Offers in Excess of £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DETACHED FARMHOUSE
  • THREE BEDROOMS
  • UPGRADED AND RENOVATED
  • WEALTH OF FEATURES INCLUDING EXPOSED TIMBERS
  • PADDOCKS EXTENDING TO 2.75 ACRES (STMS)
  • GENEROUS GARDENS IN EXCESS OF 1 ACRE (STMS)
  • QUIET RURAL LOCATION
  • STABLES, TACK ROOM & FIELD SHELTER

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story



IN CHARACTER
Red House Farm dates back in part to the early 1700s but has been carefully upgraded by the current owners. “The whole property is still steeped in character, from the beams and quirky little storage areas, to the original bread oven and big red Aga in the kitchen,”. “Although the exterior of the house and the gardens had a superficial “chocolate box,” appeal when we arrived we carried out improvements to both. Décor inside the house is muted and in keeping with the age and character of the home, while the furnishings are inviting, enhancing the comfortable aura.”

WARM WELCOME
The house has worked well for a bustling busy family, the owner continues. “Red House Farm is comfortable and inviting - it’s a brilliant place to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day. The kitchen is the real hub: with the gentle warmth from the Aga and space for two large armchairs as well as the big oak kitchen table, everyone just gravitates to it,”. “That said, the drawing room is a fabulous space too and, with the log-burner lit, it’s very enticing indeed. It also easily accommodates large furniture and lots of guests should the need arise.”

FRIENDS AND FAMILY
The Rumburgh property has been a fantastic place for the children to grow up. “They have been able to entertain friends naturally and easily with a good degree of independence but with us ‘on hand’ if necessary,”. The house has seen many parties and family gatherings: “In the summer the bucolic spot and the gardens lend themselves completely to al fresco dining while in the winter the large kitchen has been known to accommodate 18 for Christmas dinner.” The extensive and private gardens, all which have their own areas, have allowed the children to entertain dozens of friends in the warmer weather. “They have camped out around their own barbecue area and have a log fire while we have entertained friends in our own more sophisticated area of the garden.”The owners wanted to create additional space for relatives and the children. The cart lodge now offers a large studio area which provides a further reception room, currently comprising of both sleeping and sitting areas. The two further rooms downstairs are fully wired and plaster boarded and one as a potential shower room and could be converted into further accommodation (subject to the relevant planning permissions).

IN THE FIELD
Spending time outside has been a major part of life at Red House Farm. Requiring on-site facilities for their three horses, the owners purchased the paddock of almost four acres, which adjoins the property, and added a field shelter. “A further area adjacent to the house was identified as an ideal spot for stables and a yard and this was cleared, concreted and three stables and a generous tack room were built. The yard has ample storage for a horse box or trailer, and separate gated access to the lane while still being visible and accessible from the house via a path,” “The yard is next to a bridlepath, giving access to miles of off-road riding, literally on the doorstep.”

IDYLLIC PLACE
Just four miles from the bustling town of Halesworth, and with good road and rail links, Rumburgh has been a great place to live. London is less than two hours away; the school bus collects the children from the end of the driveway and the village has a strong and friendly community, with numerous clubs and activities, as well as a pub. “The location itself is idyllic. We are a 20-minute drive from Southwold and Walberswick, and Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh and the Broads are all within easy reach,”. “We will miss everything about living here when we leave. Work commitments are taking us forward into a different chapter but the charm and beauty of this little haven will always have a piece of our hearts.”

Setting the scene

The grounds at Red House Farm are a major feature of the property. To the front there are cottage-style lawned gardens and a sun terrace. A gravel driveway, with parking, leads to the cart lodge.
There are extensive side lawns, with a redundant kitchen garden, workshop and summer house, as well as a large pond, with a bridge leading to a newly planted orchard. Equestrian facilities include three stables, with a tack room and hard standing, which have separate access, and a paddock with country hedging and a field shelter.

Whats Nearby

Rumburgh is a quiet rural hamlet set between a number of larger villages offering local schooling, village stores and public houses. The market towns of Bungay and Halesworth which offer local shopping, public houses, restaurants also with the benefit of further schooling, doctor's and vetinary surgeries. Halesworth also boasts a cottage hospital and thriving centre for the arts. Both towns have both farmer and antique markets during the year.

Within Easy Reach

Beccles has the benefit of two supermarkets and high street stores together with local shops and specialist traders. The famous resort of Southwold is approximately 14 miles away and well known for Adnams Brewery and colourful beach huts. Part of the East Suffolk Heritage Coast designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The larger centres of Ipswich and Norwich are within commuting distance with access out of the county via the A12. Norwich boasts an international airport and both cities offer a main line rail link to London Liverpool Street Stations, from Ipswich a journey time of 1 hour, also accessed via Halesworth station.

How to get there

From Norwich proceed over to the southern by-pass taking the B1332 Bungay road, travel into the town and follow the one way system out towards Halesworth. continue along this straight road for 4 miles then turn right as signed Rumburgh. Continue onto the High Street, then left to Rumburgh Lane and then right onto the Street. finally turn left onto New Street and after approximately 1/2 mile the property will be found on the left hand side.

IP19 0NJ


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08 May 2016

Nearest stations

  • Halesworth (3.1 mi)
  • Brampton (4.1 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Halesworth (3.1 mi)
  • Brampton (4.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Chewton Rose, Norwich

38 Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1AX

01603 950058 Local call rate

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