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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Barn Street, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wealth of original features throughout
  • 9" vaulted bedrooms
  • Well proportioned reception rooms
  • Light & airy kitchen/breakfast room
  • Cottage garden with kitchen garden
  • Off street parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Fine medieval village house with private walled garden


Grade II* listed Barn Cottage is of architectural and historical importance and is the remaining part of a large hall house dating from C15-C16. The property is constructed from a timber frame and plastered under a tiled roof. In addition the building has exposed timber-framing on the west front and a flint faced south wall below the gable.

The property offers a wealth of original features including mullioned casements lattice leaded windows, fine exposed timbers and fine inglenook fireplaces. Of particular note is the magnificent crossbeam and carved octagonal crown post, which would have been a central feature of the original house.

The ground floor accommodation comprises an entrance hall with brick block floor which gives access to the utility room and sitting room, which has a staircase (1) to the first floor and French door through to the garden. The dining room lies beyond the sitting room and has a double aspect and staircase (2) to the first floor.

The kitchen/breakfast room is very light and airy benefitting from a triple aspect. The kitchen is fitted with base and wall mounts units, a fitted dresser unit and tiled floor. The timber and glass conservatory is off the kitchen and has quarry tiled floor and French doors out onto the garden.

The first floor offers two 9ft high vaulted bedroom suites one with an en suite bathroom. There is also a third bedroom/study.

The driveway is divided to provide parking for one car off the road with additional parking through the wooden gates. The carport has been converted to provide a useful storage shed. The pretty cottage walled garden has been landscaped and now provides a large paved terrace off the conservatory, perfect for alfresco dining There are various shingle paths winding through the beautifully stocked flower and shrub borders. Down the left hand boundary is a vegetable garden, greenhouse, garden shed and at the far end a large seating area with a timber pergola covered in climbing roses.

Services: Mains gas, water, electricity and drainage.


Barn Cottage is on Barn Street near the heart of Lavenham’s Market Place. Lavenham is known as “Suffolk’s best preserved medieval village” and with good reason as it has the kind of unspoilt historic beauty that has become rare across the UK. It is regarded as the finest surviving medieval wool town
in England with its winding streets lined with thatched cottages and medieval timber-framed buildings, some of their interiors have become shops, fine art galleries, delicatessens and restaurants.

At the centre is the magnificent Guildhall of Corpus Christi, a reminder of the town’s wealth during the height of the wool trade. Nearby are buildings of similar beauty including the pretty Little Hall and the grandiose Church of St Peter and St Paul. This remarkable small town has a useful range of shops including a butcher, post office, pharmacy, bakery, traditional grocer’s store and modern co-op and visitors dining in Lavenham are spoilt for choice. A wider range of services can be found in Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich or Colchester and the latter has direct Intercity services into London’s Liverpool Street Station.

Square Footage: 1,696 sq ft


From Lavenham Market Place go past the Great House restaurant, follow along past the primary school on the left and down the hill. Barn Cottage will be found on the left.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 January 2020


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