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7 bedroom barn for sale

Long Lane, Banham, Norfolk

Sold STC £700,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A fantastic 6/7 bed 18th century barn conversion (3403sq ft.) with a detached and self-contained 2 bed annex (692sq ft.) providing ancillary accommodation set in almost 1 acre of landscaped gardens and grounds within easy access to both Attleborough (A11) and Diss as well as back into the city of Norwich. The property is currently being used as a bed and breakfast as well as previously finding fame on The Home Front Show.

- Reception hall
- Dining room
- Kitchen
- Study
- Bar
- Sitting rooms (x2)
- 4/5 bedrooms in main barn
- 3x en suites

Barn wing
- 2x bedrooms, both en suite
- Lobby
- Utility room

- Kitchen/dining room
- Sitting room
- 2x bedrooms
- Shower room

- Ample gravelled parking area
- Large lawned areas
- Terrace
- In all approx. 0.98 acres (stms)

Driving Distances (approx.)
- Norwich: 20 miles
- Attleborough (A11): 6.3 miles
- Diss: 6.9 miles


Banham is a village in the Norfolk district of Breckland, about 7 miles north of Diss (20 miles south of Norwich) and is home to the famous privately owned Banham Zoo. It is well served by a post office, store, primary school and 2x public houses. The market towns of Attleborough and Diss are both within easy driving distance and offer a wide selection of shops, leisure facilities and amenities. Diss mainline railway station provides a regular service to London Liverpool Street Station in approximately 90 minutes. Attleborough has rail links to Cambridge whilst the All provides easy driving access to both London (heading south) and Norwich (heading north).


Bluebell Barn is a stunning detached barn conversion offering flexible accommodation due to the unique layout of the property. The main barn is entered through a stunning full height vaulted reception hall, with beautiful oak staircase leading up to the galleried first floor. To the right of this room is the handmade fitted kitchen/breakfast room (17'11 x 17'10) whilst the dining room is behind the open staircase, leading through to the bar and sitting room/snug at the rear of property. A study is located off the dining room, behind the kitchen. To the left of the reception hall is a ground floor fully sound proofed bedroom (bedroom 4) with both a dressing room/bed 5 and an en suite. The dressing room/bed 5 has its own external door so can be used as a standalone room/overflow accommodation as well incorporated as a dressing room to the 4th bedroom.

The superb wooden staircase leads up to the first floor galleried landing / mezzanine living area, with sleeping accommodation at either end of the barn. To the western end is the master bedroom and en suite bathroom whilst at the eastern end are 2x bedrooms both sharing a Jack and Jill style en suite bathroom.

Adjoining the barn on the ground floor is a converted wing housing a hall and utility room along with 2x individually externally accessed bedroom suites, both with en suite facilities. These rooms offer either overflow/ancillary accommodation to the main barn as well as being ideal suites for use as a bed and breakfast etc.

Planning permission was granted in 2003 (now lapsed) for an extension to the two bed wing with the potential to provide a further substantial self-contained unit. (Plans available on request)


A detached and self-contained 2 bedroom cottage is located in front of the barn and has previously been used as additional family accommodation, but could also be used as a self contained holiday let if required (subject to the necessary consents). The cottage offers a kitchen/dining room, sitting room, shower room and two bedrooms along with its own garden area.


The barn is set well back from the road and is approached over a gravel driveway through a 5 bar wooden gate leading up to the barn. The grounds have been well maintained and mainly laid to lawn, offering a number of different seating areas as well as a large rear garden, linked to the barn with a stone rear terrace. The perimeter of the garden is fenced along with a number of large trees and includes a tree house in the design of a ship! From the garden and the barn there are far reaching views over the neighbouring farmland. In all the gardens and grounds extend to almost 1acre (stms)

Directions NR16 2DF

From Norwich, head south-west on the A11 and take the B1077 exit at the Attleborough junction. Pass through Old Buckenham towards New Buckenham and turn left into Long Lane. Bluebell Barn is located on the left hand side, set well back from the road down a gravel driveway.

Local Authority

The Main Barn: - Breckland District Council, Band: G, Annual cost: £2,520.80 (2016/17).

Bluebell Barn Milking Parlour - Breckland District Council, Band A


Mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating, private drainage

Fixtures and Fittings

Items regarded as fixtures and fittings including carpets, curtains, light fittings, kitchen appliances and garden ornaments are excluded although these items may be available by separate negotiation.

All other items are available subject to separate negotiation.


Strictly by prior appointment with sole agents Jackson-Stops & Staff. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.

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Added on Rightmove:
25 June 2016

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