4 bedroom barn conversion for sale

St Margaret South Elmham, Harleston

Offers in Excess of £670,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Harleston - 6.5 miles
Southwold - 14.9 miles
Diss Station - 16.9 miles
Framlingham - 18.0 miles

Sympathetically converted in 2009 to an exceptionally high standard throughout, this wonderfully idyllic 19th Century Barn occupies a tranquil, moated one-acre plot and enjoys fabulous views across rolling fields. Charm and character gently harmonise with subtle contemporary touches to make this beautiful home a must-see.

Accommodation comprises briefly:

- Entrance Hall
- Vaulted Kitchen/Dining Room
- Dual Aspect Sitting Room
- Snug/Games Room
- Impressive Garden/Dining Room
- Master Bedroom Suite
- Guest Bedroom Suite
- Two Further Bedrooms
- Two sunny Courtyards
- Immaculate Moated Gardens
- Detached Double Garage
- Set in grounds of approx.. one acre

The Property
One enters the property via a pretty, enclosed courtyard to the side with door leading into an impressive entrance hall from which the sitting room and kitchen/dining room can be accessed. The kitchen/dining room is a particular feature of this wonderfully appointed home, featuring vaulted ceiling with exposed 'A' frame purlins, full height glazing and doors overlooking the courtyard to the West. Travertine flooring with underfloor heating add to the appeal of this family space which also benefits from a range of shaker style base units with granite work surfaces over and a central island unit with double sink with mixer tap over.

Leading from the kitchen/dining room and arguably one of the most impressive rooms in the property, can be found a stunning garden room which joins the older parts of the house in a contemporary yet sympathetic manner. This room enjoys ample natural light thanks to a glazed roof with electrically operated blinds.

A step up through a wonderfully reclaimed door leads into a separate snug/games room which benefits from views to the rear and features a vaulted ceiling and exposed brickwork, some of which dates back to Tudor times. This room is ideal as an additional sitting room, occasional bedroom or indeed a wonderful library thanks to its high ceilings and wealth of character. The primary reception room can be accessed from the snug via a further 19th century door and is a most impressive space with windows to both sides and a feature fireplace with exposed brickwork, charming bressumer beam and multi fuel stove. This room extends to c.26' in length and has doors to both the side courtyard and garden to the rear.

In terms of bedroom accommodation, the master suite boasts doors leading to the inner courtyard and comprises built-in wardrobe with lighting within in addition to an ensuite shower room. The guest suite features an ensuite wet room in addition to a quirky loft area above, ideal for storage or for use as a children's 'den'. Also in this room are built-in wardrobes (which house a set of manifolds for the underfloor heating) and a stable-style door allowing access to the rear. All doors and windows are fitted with fly screens throughout, allowing fresh air to flow through the property.

Both further bedrooms are generous in size with the third bedroom enjoying a door leading to the terrace to the rear and the fourth bedroom (ideal for use as a dressing room) having a door to the courtyard. Both bedrooms also benefit from vaulted ceilings (with exposed brickwork with in the third), both of which have been lovingly restored and maintained to a high standard.

Outside
Originally belonging to a farmstead (the house itself burned down in the 1870s), Willow Barn was an animal barn and has been restored using Tudor bricks recovered from the original house. The grounds are partly surrounded by a listed moat and extend to around an acre. The driveway is accessed by a gate to the south of the property, this sweeps around the property and leads to a parking area for multiple cars, in addition to a detached double garage with twin doors and separate store room plus attached shed/workshop. Being protected, the moat is therefore unspoilt and is home to a variety of fish, water voles and other woodland creatures.

The current vendors particularly enjoy the uninterrupted views to the north of the property which are both far reaching and panoramic - the barn plays host to a variety of visiting birds and wildlife and the gardens also feature a number of trees including willows. Primarily laid to lawn, the gardens surround three sides of the barn; particularly the western side where a large lawned area leads to a terrace with herb garden, summer house and, unusually, a farmer's farrow which is partially sunken into the ground.

Location
St Margaret South Elmham is a beautiful village in Suffolk, being one of the twelve parishes in 'the Saints' and the largest village with a population of just 100. The village is pleasantly located within easy reach of historic Framlingham and Southwold with the Heritage coast beyond. The towns of Bungay, Halesworth and Harleston are nearby. Harleston is a vibrant market town, filled with historic buildings, a beautiful church and plenty of character around every corner you turn. It further boasts an impressive array of independent shops, doctor's surgery, post office, chemist, delicatessen and several coffee shops. There is also a popular Wednesday market with free parking and the town of Diss, just a 15 minute drive away, boasts a direct train line to London Liverpool Street in 100 minutes.

Fixtures and Fittings
With the exception of curtains, all fixtures and fittings are included within the sale. Other items may be available by separate negotiation.

Local Authority
Waveney District Council
Tax Band: G
Postcode: IP20 0PQ

Services
Oil-fired under floor heating throughout.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Energy Rating: C

Tenure
Vacant possession of the freehold will be given upon completion.

Agents Note
The property is offered subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, all way leaves, easements and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not. 

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30 August 2016

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5 London Road, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9BH

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Nearest station

  • Halesworth (5.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Musker McIntyre, Harleston

5 London Road, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9BH

01379 456018 Local call rate

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