Guide price £900,000
A hugely impressive and beautifully presented period barn conversion on the Kentwell Estate.
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- Barn Conversion
A hugely impressive and beautifully presented period barn conversion, recently enlarged and renovated to a high specification. Situated in a rather select hamlet, ½ mile from the nearest road within the glorious and peaceful surroundings of the Kentwell Estate.
Surrounded by the gently rolling countryside of South Suffolk and just 2 miles from the historic Wool Town of Long Melford. The property consists of two distinct and independent attached barns (shared utility accounts and private drainage) with the Annexe Barn presenting itself as superb holiday let, sleeping six in luxury and comfort. Alternatively, the two barns together provide a beautiful, unique and spacious (2,673 square feet) family home.
THE PROPERTY - HALL BARN
A traditionally built, timber-framed, period barn conversion under a tiled roof. Hall Barn is superbly presented throughout - solid, well maintained and full of character resulting in a splendid living environment which connects seamlessly with a delightful and secure walled garden.
A feature stone step extends into the covered porch, a practical and convenient space for the storage of logs and boots. Solid timber door opening into:
A delightful room with five full-height, double-glazed glass panels set in solid oak frames to the front aspect, solid oak flooring, exposed ceiling timbers with supporting stud-work.
With hand wash basin over wooden storage cupboard and low-level WC. Tiled floor.
FAMILY / SITTING ROOM
A wonderfully bright and relaxing space, dual aspect with a window to the front and timber-framed French doors opening out onto the rear patio terrace and walled garden. Solid oak flooring, exposed ceiling timbers with supporting stud-work. Imposing inglenook fireplace with beam over and inset wood burning stove. Built-in bespoke cabinets, cupboards and bookshelves.
KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM
A large and bright, dual aspect farmhouse style fitted kitchen with wooden work tops and sink with mixer tap under windows looking out onto the rear walled garden. Large walk-in pantry/storage cupboards with space for a fridge-freezer. Inglenook recess with beam over, hob, tiled splash-back and integrated electric oven below. Plumbing and space for washing machine and dishwasher. Stone tile flooring, exposed ceiling timbers with supporting stud-work. Window and solid timber door through to ANNEXE.
MASTER BEDROOM 1
A spacious and bright dual aspect bedroom with exposed ceiling timbers and supporting stud-work. Window to front aspect and windows overlooking the rear garden. Built-in cupboard, doorway linking through to the annexe barn, door to:
With shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low-level WC. Tiled floor and walls.
A lovely bright double bedroom with exposed ceiling timbers and supporting stud-work. Window overlooking rear garden. Built-in cupboard.
A bright and generous double bedroom with exposed ceiling timbers and supporting stud-work. Window overlooking rear garden.
LANDING BEDROOM 4 / STUDY
An attractive, heavily beamed area with vaulted ceiling and solid oak flooring. Double-glazed glass panels set in solid oak frames to the front aspect. This area lends itself to a number of uses from such as a childrens play area, study or bedroom.
A lovely light bathroom with exposed ceiling timbers and supporting stud-work and comprising a panelled bath, pedestal hand wash basin and low-level WC. Window to front aspect.
THE PROPERTY - ANNEXE BARN
Another gloriously light and welcoming room, dual aspect with timber-framed French doors and two timber-framed circular windows to the front aspect and a wall of full-height, double-glazed glass panels set in solid oak frames and incorporating French doors to the rear garden. Wood-burning stove. Solid oak flooring, exposed ceiling timbers with supporting stud-work.
A cottage style fitted kitchen with base and eye-level units and solid wood worktops with inset stainless sink bowl and drainer with mixer tap over. Integrated electric oven and hob. Space and plumbing for an integrated dishwasher. Space for a fridge-freezer. Wall-mounted boiler. Timber-framed glazed door to rear garden.
ANNEXE BEDROOM (A1)
The delightful master bedroom of the annexe barn is located on the ground floor and is fed with light from three full-height, double-glazed glass panels set in solid oak frames and a timber-framed glazed door to the rear garden.
With shower, vanity unit with wash hand basin, low-level WC. Tiled floors and walls.
External door to attached CART LODGE. Stairs up to:
This large, bright landing area with two Velux windows to the rear garden could be used as an overflow bedroom for a child, meaning that in holiday letting mode the Annexe can accommodate a total of six.
ANNEXE BEDROOM (A2)
A bright loft bedroom with two Velux windows to the rear garden and a doorway linking through to Hall Barn. As a holiday let this bedroom is ideal for children and comfortably accommodates three single beds.
A modern and bright bathroom with a panelled bath, shower, vanity unit with hand wash basin over and low-level WC. Tiled floor and shower area. Velux window to side aspect.
The delightful, secure and easy-to-maintain walled rear garden with an old stone outbuilding is a particularly strong feature - fully enclosed and mainly laid to lawn with various shrubs and mature trees adding colour, contrast and casting wonderful shadows across the grass and buildings. The immediate setting alongside ancient woods and with views out over the Kentwell Estate is wonderfully peaceful - hearing is believing!
At the rear, a stone paved terrace runs the full length of the property and leads to a timber gate at the side connecting to the front garden area and concrete paved driveway providing plentiful off-road parking and leading to the 4-BAY CART LODGE.
4-BAY CART LODGE
A brilliant and flexible space with huge potential for further extending the living accommodation, subject to the necessary planning permission. Four Velux windows to the rear aspect. Provision for connection to drainage.
Oil-fired central heating to Hall Barn. Oil-fired central heating to Annexe Barn. Independent boilers, one single shared oil tank. We are advised that mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage.
Babergh District Council - Band to be confirmed.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Long Melford is a fine, historic Suffolk Wool Town characterised by its wide variety of architecture and famous village green dominated by the Holy Trinity Church. There is an excellent range of shops, mini-supermarkets, take-aways, restaurants, pubs, vet, library, doctors surgery, primary school and two Tudor mansions - Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall - both of which are open to the public. The village grew wealthy on the wool trade and is still blessed with numerous timber-framed traditional villages all in close proximity.
The nearby renowned and picturesque medieval village of Lavenham (3 miles) offers additional facilities including traditional village shopping and crafts, historic public houses and fine-dining restaurants. Lavenham is also home to the well-known Swan Hotel and Spa.
Sudbury (5 miles) provides excellent schools and recreational facilities with many clubs and associations, including rugby, football, cricket, tennis, bowls and rowing. There is also a theatre and a modern swimming pool/leisure complex. The town's railway station provides a branch link to the main London and Colchester line, with fast services on to Liverpool Street.
More comprehensive facilities can be found in the historic cathedral market town of Bury St Edmunds (12 miles), which offers a full range of schooling, recreational and shopping facilities, including the Arc Shopping Centre. Cultural amenities include the Apex Theatre and the historic Abbey Gardens.
There is excellent access to the A14 dual-carriageway leading east to Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, south to Colchester and to the coastal ports of Harwich and Felixstowe, or west beyond Bury St Edmunds, to Newmarket and Cambridge. For London, the A14 gives convenient access to the M11 and to the international airport at Stansted.