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6 bedroom barn conversion for sale in Halls Barn, Strawberries Lane, Willisham, Suffolk, IP8

Guide price £950,000

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A stunning timber-framed barn conversion of immense style and attention to detail, characterised by wonderful high ceilings and enormous amounts of light.

  • Garden
  • Secondary Accom
  • Detached
  • Barn Conversion
  • Freehold
  • Garage

A stunning timber-framed barn conversion of immense style and attention to detail, characterised by wonderful high ceilings and enormous amounts of light. Idyllically situated and surrounded by the gently rolling Suffolk countryside equidistant from the attractive villages of Offton, Somersham and Willisham and within easy reach of Needham Market.

THE PROPERTY
Halls Barn is believed to have been constructed in the 1880's, from timbers grown within the acreage of the original farm. Halls Barn was used over the years for storage of grain and farm machinery. The adjacent annexe was also originally constructed in the 1880's and was known as The Stables with Suffolk Punch horses kept here.

Halls Barn has been converted to a spectacular family home during 2018 and 2019, under Mid Suffolk District Council Prior Approval Notice DC/18/01799. The conversion was completed by well established local builders GS Construction and, wherever possible, fixtures and fittings have been sourced from local Suffolk businesses, including lighting from Jim Lawrence of Hadleigh and tiling from Foxwood Ceramics of Ipswich.

ACCOMMODATION - HALLS BARN
Dissecting golden fields of rape seed, the private Strawberries Lane leads to the majestic, peaceful and protected setting of Crow Hall, an exclusive hamlet of four exceptional country dwellings. A private gravel driveway passes alongside Halls Barn and sweeps around the attached cartlodge to a courtyard setting with plenty of space for the parking of several vehicles.

The barn can be accessed through a solid timber door to the utility / boot room or through double-glazed French doors into the spectacular double-height entrance hall.

ENTRANCE / DINING AREA
A dramatic, 10 metre long light-filled, double-height space with a vaulted ceiling and double-glazed French door units at either end. Walls of glass contrast with exposed beams. Stone tiled floor. Under-floor heating throughout. New timber staircase rising to the first floor. Solid oak door to ground floor bedrooms. Solid oak door to cloakroom.

CLOAKROOM
Hand wash basin and low-level WC.

KITCHEN / RECEPTION ROOM
A beautiful, luminous and open plan space. The working and social beating heart of the property. Fully-fitted with a range of base and eye-level units. Corian work top with tiled splash back. 5-ring Range Cooker with double oven and matching hood over. Island breakfast bar with granite worktop, inset 1½ bowl stainless steel sink with stainless steel mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher. Stone tiled floor. Under-floor heating throughout. Direct access to the utility room and outside, through bi-fold double-glazed doors to the wide, wrap-around terrace and garden.

UTILITY ROOM
A really useful and sensible space with an excess of base and eye-level fitted units. Corian work top with inset stainless steel sink with stainless steel mixer tap. Tiled splash back. Space and plumbing for free-standing washing machine. Space for free-standing tumble dryer. Door to boiler room. Stone tiled floor. Under-floor heating throughout.

BEDROOM 3
Oak flooring. Under-floor heating throughout. Window to side aspect. Double-glazed door to cart lodge. Door to ensuite bathroom.

ENSUITE BATHROOM
Walk-in tiled shower. Wash basin over storage unit. Low-level WC. Tiled floor. Under-floor heating throughout.

BEDROOM 4
Oak flooring. Under-floor heating throughout. Double-glazed door to garden aspect.

BEDROOM 5 / STUDY
Oak flooring. Under-floor heating throughout. Double-glazed door to garden aspect.

BATHROOM
White bathroom suite consisting panelled bath, wash basin over storage unit with tiled splash back and low-level WC. Tiled floor. Under-floor heating throughout. Privacy window to courtyard.

OPEN PLAN GALLERY
The spectacular open plan gallery is one of the most striking and satisfying features of the property with a solid oak floor, exposed beams and vaulted ceiling. The double-glazed sliding doors with Juliet balcony open to allow the comforting sounds and birdsong of the surrounding countryside to enter and provide uninterrupted views across the adjacent fields. Laminated and toughened safety glass balustrade panels run the full length of the gallery and landing which allows an ever-changing combination of light, shadow and reflection to flood the entire space. Colosseum Traditional Radiators.

MASTER BEDROOM 1
Light and airy double aspect with a window to the side and garden aspects. Vaulted ceiling with Velux roof window. Exposed beams. Fitted carpet. Colosseum Traditional Radiator.

ENSUITE BATHROOM
White bathroom suite consisting panelled bath, wash basin over storage unit with tiled splash back and low-level WC. Walk-in tiled shower. Tiled floor.

BEDROOM 2
Light and airy with a window to the garden aspects. Vaulted ceiling with Velux roof window. Exposed beams. Fitted carpet. Colosseum Traditional Radiator.

ENSUITE BATHROOM
White bathroom suite consisting walk-in tiled shower, wash basin over storage unit with tiled splash back and low-level WC. Vaulted ceiling with Velux roof window. Tiled floor.

ACCOMMODATION - THE STABLES ANNEXE

KITCHEN / RECEPTION ROOM
Triple aspect with bi-fold double glazed doors opening to the courtyard, a 1.85m double-glazed window over the adjacent fields and a double-glazed door to the garden terrace. Open plan with a fitted kitchen with sitting/dining room.

BEDROOM
Double aspect with a window to the side aspect and overlooking open fields to the rear. Fitted carpet. Colosseum Traditional Radiator.

BATHROOM
White bathroom suite consisting panelled bath, wash basin over storage unit with tiled splash back and low-level WC. Walk-in tiled shower. Tiled floor.

OUTSIDE
A raised paved terrace wraps around the main barn from the courtyard side to the garden elevation extending to provide generous seating areas where the doors from the main living accommodation open to the outside. Steps lead down to the easily maintained fenced garden, which is mainly laid to lawn.

ATTACHED CARTLODGE
We understand from the vendor that the Prior Approval Notice to convert the property to a residential dwelling also provides consent to convert the attached cartlodge into further accommodation.

GARAGE / STORE
A further open cartlodge is included, which provides parking, storage and potentially further uses, subject to planning.

SERVICES
Smart Home technology has been built into the property including Phillips Hue smart lighting to certain rooms, Nest smart thermostats, smart smoke detectors and smart security cameras. Superfast broadband is available at the property with speeds of 50mb/s. Outside lighting.

Oil-fired central heating. We are advised that electricity is connected. Private water supply and drainage.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Mid Suffolk District Council - Band G.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
TBC

TENURE
Freehold

LOCATION
Willisham is ideally located for access to Ipswich, Stowmarket and the historic Suffolk Wool Town of Hadleigh. There is a broad choice of primary schools locally, in addition, Halls Barn is within easy range of well recognised independent schools including Finborough, Old Buckenham Hall, Ipswich School and Woodbridge School. Neighbouring Offton (1 mile) boast a country pub, whilst in Somersham (2 miles) there is a community shop and the cooperatively-owned Duke of Marlborough public house.

The thriving county town of Ipswich is set on the River Orwell and has undergone an extensive gentrification programme in recent years, mainly around the waterfront, and has become popular with rail commuters to London (journey time 65 minutes). There are a wide range of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities including a full range of sports clubs, restaurants and high street stores.

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