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4 bedroom property for sale

NORFOLK BROADS AREA

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • QUALITY BARN CONVERSION
  • FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION WITH ANNEXE
  • WEALTH OF FEATURES
  • KITCHEN WITH AGA
  • VIEWS ACROSS OPEN COUNTRYSIDE
  • DETACHED THREE BAY CART LODGE
  • STUNNING LANDSCAPED GARDENS
  • PADDOCK AND MEADOW IN TOTAL 3.3 ACRES

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Tenure: Freehold

The Story

BARN STYLE
The handsome red brick barn, which also comprises an annexe, stands in magnificent grounds of approximately 3.3 acres, with beautifully landscaped gardens and a wildflower meadow. There are far-reaching views out across the Norfolk countryside. Moat Farm Barn sits comfortably in its rural surroundings and was designed to give the Harts a sense of being at one with the countryside. “We also wanted to retain all its features in the conversion,” says Russell, who has carried out numerous different kinds of barn conversions over the years. “When you are inside you do have a real sense of being in a barn.”

INVITING HOME
The reception hall, for example, has a fabulous vaulted ceiling and oak features extensively in the interiors throughout the property. “At the same time, we did want it to feel cosy,” he points out. “Some barn conversions have enormous rooms and great expanses of high ceilings throughout but we wanted this to be a bit different in that respect.” The reception hall is also used as a dining room and is perfect for entertaining. The drawing room is an inviting space, with a wood-burning stove. “We designed this so that in the summer you could open the French windows and step out on to the covered terrace,” Russell explains. “We often sit out there to eat in the warmer weather or into the evening in the summer months.”

GENEROUS SPACE
The barn, which also has a lovely garden room, has been superb for entertaining, he says.
“We have had quite a few parties here over the years, often with more than 50 people: these have included bowls club events and a 70th birthday party. There is so much space here that you can have lots of people in the house and garden quite comfortably.” Moat Farm Barn also includes a one-bedroom annexe, which has its own bedroom, bathroom and open-plan living area. This could be ideal for a relative perhaps or as a holiday let – or it could make an excellent guest suite. “There is also a workshop here, which could be converted (subject to the relevant planning permissions),” says Russell. “It could become extra accommodation or be a great work or leisure area.”

A HIGH STANDARD
Russell and Cossette have enjoyed looking out from the barn and watching the wildlife.
“Our master bedroom has views over the fields towards the church,” he says. “This is a wonderful room, which also has a very nice en suite bathroom.” Moat Farm Barn was finished to a high standard, with the likes of oak skirting boards and ledge and brace doors throughout.
“Most of the barn was rebuilt, which did allow us to bring the building up to modern day standards; I would say I completed about 90 per cent of the work myself,” says Russell.

FANTASTIC PLACE
For anyone who enjoys walking, the situation of the barn is perfect. There are lots of public footpaths in the area and it is close to the Norfolk Broads. “As the crow flies, the beach is only about half a mile away,” Russell points out. The Harts go to nearby Stalham or Wroxham for their shopping, and it only takes 25 minutes to drive into the vibrant city of Norwich, with its major shopping centres, leisure facilities and mainline trains into London. The couple have enjoyed their time at the barn and plan to stay close by now, in a smaller building, which is also to be converted by Russell. “We feel it is time to downsize,” he says. “We have loved being here and will certainly miss this barn, however. It really has been a fantastic home.”

Setting The Scene

Moat Farm is approached via a sweeping gravel drive, which is lined with leafy, mature trees, and opens up into a carriage driveway, with centre brick edged bed surrounded by beech hedging.
There is a generous cart lodge with parking and opening up on to the acreage, which is currently used as a wildlife meadow.
The beautiful gardens sweep around the property and feature extensive lawns, landscaped flower and shrub beds, and a small paddock. There is a covered veranda adjoining the drawing room, together with a screened private courtyard, which are both ideal for al fresco dining.
“We have planted about 300 trees here,” Russell says. “There is plenty of scope for someone to use the grounds as they wish – they could even keep a pony here.”

Whats Nearby

Lessingham offers a sought after private school, with the local villages of East Ruston and Happisburgh offering further primary schools, church and public houses. The nearby town of Stalham offers a range of shopping together with a Tesco supermarket, public houses, take aways and secondary schooling. Stalham Staithe offers a river network through to the famous Norfolk Broads.

Within Easy Reach

Set between the stunning North Norfolk coastline reknown for wide sandy beaches and wildlife together with access to the Norfolk Broads all of which offer extensive leisure activity including sailing and windsurfing together with all types of sailing. There are a wealth of both traditional public houses and more contemporary wine bars and restaurants. The city of Norwich offers extensive shopping including a large open air market and two large shopping centres. There is an eclectic nightlife including three theatres and a variety of restaurants and music venues. There is also a main line rail link to London Liverpool Street Station and international airport, access out of the county is via the recently dualled A11 London Road.

DIRECTIONS

From Norwich proceed north east along the A149, travel through the town of Wroxham turning right at the end of the town towards Hoveton. Just prior to Stalham take the left turn left as signed towards Walcott and Bacton, travel down to the T junction and turn left then after approvimately 2 miles turn right then after 0.5 miles turn right. Travel 0.25 miles then turn right and the drive to the barn will be found on the right the last after the barns and farmhouse.


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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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38 Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1AX

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