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6 bedroom property for sale

Near Norwich

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Property Description

Key features

  • SPACIOUS DETACHED BARN CONVERSION
  • PROGRAMME OF UPGRADING AND REFURBISHMENT
  • FLEXIBLE ACCOMMODATION WITH GUEST SUITE
  • SITUATED WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF THE CITY
  • QUIET RURAL LOCATION
  • WEALTH OF CONTEMPORARY AND PERIOD FEATURES
  • GENEROUS LAWNED GARDEN WITH STABLE

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

Sitting with a cup of coffee, looking over his garden, Steve admires the calm space of his home.
He moved in at the beginning of 2003, after being enticed by the peaceful ambience.
"I was looking for somewhere that offered me some tranquillity but I also wanted to be able to reach cities and towns easily," he said. "But at the time I had three young boys so the space was important as well."
Steve spends some of his days working in London, so the Oaklands has become a home to relax and unwind in.
"My favourite place is probably the kitchen dining area. I tend to sit there with my coffee and breakfast, just enjoying views of the wildlife outside," he explained.
"There are lovely, big French windows out to the garden, which can slide all the way back in summer. It's just brilliant, being able to sit there and take it all in."
OPENING UP
Steve believes the barn is a few hundred years old, although he does not know specifically when it was built.
"I've made a lot of changes, so it has been transformed quite extensively over the years," he said.
Oaklands originally had seven rooms downstairs, but Steve was keen to open up space, so there are now three large and airy rooms.
"I also had an under-floor heating system installed, along with new floors, tiling, damp proofing, central heating and gas boilers," he added. "I wanted to make the entire home warmer and more efficient."
He decided upon a clean and minimal colour palette inside, keeping the style very simple: "I think that with a converted barn, because you have a lot of wooden beams and other features, you really just want to complement the natural fabric of the building and highlight the wooden features."

FULL HOUSE
Over the years, the family's lifestyle has changed, and with it, their use of Oaklands.
"When my three boys were younger it was lovely to have space where you could entertain - it was great to have family and friends over, particularly for holidays and Christmases," said Steve. "We always ended up hosting events because everyone knew we had this excellent space.
"Similarly, we have enjoyed the size of the garden - and having three small boys, it was quite important they had room to run around and play football."
Now his sons have grown up, Steve is ready to downsize.
"It's a home that works best when it's busy, and full of lots of people," he said.
"It has definitely been a great family home - and it's also close to a range of good schools for all age groups, so location-wise it worked brilliantly too."

AT YOUR CONVENIENCE
Oaklands has been an incredibly convenient location for the family. Buses run from the end of their road to local schools and the sixth form college, and Steve has found commuting is easy.
"Within about 20 minutes, I can drive to Norwich station, park the car and be sitting on the train to London," he explained.
He has enjoyed the advantages of rural life, with privacy and peace, but without losing all the benefits of being close to cities and towns.
"I think I'm going to miss the tranquillity more than anything," he said.
"I will miss being able to sit with my cup of coffee and having the birdsong as the only sound I can hear."

ROAMING THE REGION
Steve and his sons have enjoyed the surrounding area as well, which is overflowing with beauty spots and things to do.
"It's on the edge of the Broads, where you can always hire out a kayak to explore the region by water," he said. "And Beccles is about 15 minutes up the road - it's a lovely little town with lots of things to do."
Here there is a variety of independent shops, restaurants and attractions.
"There's also a myriad of walks and you're only 30 minutes away from a number of beaches - there's lots to enjoy.

Accommodation

GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The entrance is via a glazed door with stunning floor to ceiling glass into the spacious reception hall with exposed flagstone, there are stairs to the first floor with glass and support metal work with views up to the galleried landing. Gothic door to the rear porch with further door to the rear garden and a cloakroom with a two piece suite.
From the reception hall on your right into the sitting room, the focal point which is a large exposed open brick fireplace with a bressumer beam over and a dual to garden views. From the other side of the reception hall leads you into the family room, again with a large open brick fireplace with exposed chimney breast and bressumer beam, this room is dual aspect with exposed timbers and flagstone floors. There is a door through to the kitchen/breakfast room with plenty of room for informal dining with a fireplace housing a cast iron wood burner to one side. The kitchen area has a central island with drawers under and granite work surfaces with further coordinating base and wall units incorporating a pantry unit, space for a range cooker, integral fridge, microwave, integral dishwasher, and a one and a half butler sink with drainer. Also included are pan drawers and recycle bins, with bi fold doors to the rear garden and further windows and views, there is also a second staircase up to the guest suite.
Opening into the second hallway with an external door to the garden and access to the utility room with stainless steel sink and drainer, plumbing for automatic washing machine, housing hot water tank and the gas central heating boiler.

FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
The stairs rise up to a large galleried landing with glass and metal support work. Bedroom three has two windows to the front aspect and exposed stud work. Bedroom four has two windows to the rear and further exposed stud work.
The bathroom has a three piece suite with a shower over the bath, a low level WC and a hand wash basin. There is exposed wood floor, stud work and a window to the rear garden.
To the other side of the landing, bedroom two has two windows to the rear and exposed studwork. The master bedroom has windows to the front garden and exposed wood floor, there is access to the en suite bathroom with contemporary roll top bath, double size shower cubicle, low level WC, basin, stone floor and a ladder radiator.
From the kitchen the second staircase leads up to either letting bedrooms or guests accommodation with bedroom five, with two Velux skylights and access to the en suite shower room with double size shower, low level WC and basin.
Bedroom six is a dual aspect room with windows to front and side and access to the en suite shower room with shower cubicle with low level WC and hand wash basin.

SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
There are stairs that lead up to the second floor supplying either use for a teenagers accommodation or studio with galleried glass, exposed rafters, Velux skylight and exposed timbers.

Setting The Scene

SETTING THE SCENE
The property is approached and leads into a gravelled driveway with parking for several vehicles. The gardens leads round to the end of the barn and opens up to the rear garden which benefits from a stable block with stable and adjoining tack room with hard standing to the front. The garden is mainly laid to informal grass with a newly planted orchard of apple and pear trees, bounded by conifer and country hedging with mature trees.

What's Nearby ()

Mundham is a small hamlet with the adjoining village of Seething which offers a primary school, local shop and post office, village hall and playground and local church. With the next village along Brooke having public houses, a petrol station also shops and post office. The larger centres of Poringland have a supermarket and doctors surgery and further facilities

Within Easy Reach

Situated between the B1332 Poringland/Bungay road and the A146 Beccles road the barn can access both Loddon,Bungay and Beccles and also beyond to the coastland. The city of Norwich is approximately 13 miles away which has a wide range of facilities both in terms of shopping and leisure. There is a mainline railway station
to London Liverpool Street and the International Airport.

How To Get There

From Norwich proceed out via the southern bypass and onto the A146 Beccles Road and stay on the road for approximately 9 miles until you get to Seething and take the right hand turn into Mundhan, after 1.4miles turn left onto the Thwaite Road and this continues onto Birch Road and the property can be found on the right hand side and indicated by a for sale board.

SAT NAV
For those with satellite navigation the postcode is NR14 6EN.


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38 Exchange Street, Norwich, NR2 1AX

01603 950058 Local call rate

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