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Sowerbys, Dereham
Barn Conversion
4,200 sq. ft.
(390 sq. m.)

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Detached Barn Conversion
  • Immaculately Presented Throughout
  • Six Bedrooms (Four En-Suite Facilities)
  • Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Significant Office Potential
  • Annexe Potential
  • Home Gym and Games Room
  • Immaculate Landscaped Grounds
  • Garage and Triple Cart Shed
  • Additional Land Available By Separate Negotiation

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Ivy Barn is a fine example of a traditional Norfolk Barn Conversion. This imposing and expansive Grade II listed Barn dates back to 1741 and was converted by the present owners over a period of 2 years with the help of skilled local craftsman, the immense care and attention to detail and design shown throughout is staggering. The property is located in a secluded and private position in the popular village of Mattishall and stands proudly in grounds measuring approximately 1.6 acres (stms)

This substantial Barn extends to over 4000 sq. ft. of living space comprised over two floors. The accommodation is not only vast but is also incredibly versatile and offers fantastic potential for a home office, making it a wonderful family home.

Although the property feels lavishly spacious and offers the original features and design elements you would hope to find in a Barn Conversion such as, exposed original walls and solid oak timbers, vaulted and double heighted ceilings it also feels intimate, warm and inviting.

On the ground floor there is an abundance of reception spaces, the hub of any home has to be the kitchen and Ivy Barn does not disappoint here, there is a sizeable open plan kitchen/breakfast room, which comprises a luxury fitted shaker style Kestrel kitchen and dining area with log burning stove. Off the kitchen there is a comprehensive utility room with downstairs cloakroom. The formal dining room, which is accessed from the kitchen, opens into an impressive sitting room with vaulted and double height ceiling. The focal point for the room is a large brick fireplace with log burning stove, tiled hearth and oak mantle. This stunning room, although extravagant in height and proportions still feels warm and cosy thanks to the exposed brick walls, the room also includes a turning oak staircase leading to the first floor accommodation.

Continuing on the ground floor to the rear of the Barn there is a large reception room, which is currently being used as a games room but could also be a significant home office. Measuring 46ft in length, this bright room includes three sets of French doors that lead out to the rear garden and terrace seating area, leading off this room there are doors to another reception room which is currently being used as a home gym, but could easily be a study or snug. We then come to final area of the ground floor accommodation which comprises a study, garden room, three double bedrooms, of which all rooms benefit from either an en-suite bathroom or shower room. Due to the well thought out design this area of the barn could lend itself to make a fantastic and very generous self-contained annexe or potentially bed and breakfast or holiday let accommodation.

Moving to the first floor there are three double bedrooms, all with vaulted ceilings, the principal bedroom includes exposed beams and joists and an en-suite shower room with double vanity wash hand basins and walk in shower, there is then a fully fitted contemporary bathroom which services the remaining bedrooms.

The property is not only beautifully presented inside and out, but is also incredibly practical due to the design and clever use of technology, we highly recommended a viewing to truly appreciate this remarkable property.  

OUTSIDE Outside the property is approached via a private shared drive, which leads into the entrance of the Barn, you are greeted by double remotely operated electric gates with telephone/video entry system. The gravel driveway provides off road parking for the largest of families and leads to a garage, with remote controlled electric doors and triple cart shed with power and lighting. The front garden areas are laid to lawn with planted shrub and flower beds and an attractive pond with fountain, which attracts a variety of local wildlife. To the east side of the barn there is a courtyard garden with topiary landscaping, the rear landscaped garden is south west facing and extensive comprising a large patio seating area to the rear, the rest of the grounds are laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub beds, mature trees and fruit trees. 

LOCATION The popular village of Mattishall is about 9 miles to the west of Norwich and 4 miles from the market town of Dereham. The village has a good range of amenities including a village store, post office, public house, church, doctor's surgery with pharmacy, butchers, fish and chips takeaway, hairdressers and a very popular junior school. There is a gym and two cafés, one being near the church and a childrens nursery at Southgreen Enterprise Centre. In addition to this the village has its own cricket, football, bowls and golf clubs for all ages. The village is about 2 miles from the A47 providing straight-forward access to Norwich and Dereham. The city of Norwich provides a wider range of amenities including major rail links to London and beyond and Norwich International Airport. 

Underfloor Heating throughout with Neo HeatMiser individual Digital room controls with remote user access - (Neo Installed August 2020).
2x Nibe 12kw ASHP - Installed July 2016 (with 7 year guarantee)
Hot water tank also fed by ASHP with immersion for back-up and pump for whole house instant hot water.

Air Conditioning
Mitsubishi Air-Con units to Lounge, Games Room/Main Office, Master Bedroom and Bedroom three

50mb+ Broadband speed.
Whole house fully Cat5 networked with central patch panel
Electric security gates with entry camera and remote access
Key fob activated Digital Security alarm.
Integrated music system (radio, CD, ext source) built-in to Lounge/Dining, Kitchen, Gym and Games Room.

Mains electric, water, phone line.
.Sewage treatment plant for drainage
Rainwater storage tank (3,500 litre) and pump
HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) installed throughout the barn

Upstairs Carpets all replaced in February 2019.
All planning / listed building permissions in place and completed 


ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed. 

AGENT'S NOTE There is the option to purchase an additional 4.4 Acres of adjacent land subject to a separate negotiation.  



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NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode

  • Wymondham Station7.6 miles
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Sowerbys, Dereham

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