Full DescriptionSurrounded by fields, at the end of a private lane, is this substantial converted barn and attached self-contained cottage with just over 3 acres (stc) offering equestrian use in a tranquil rural setting.
The spacious accommodation has quality fittings and a variety of features, including exposed beams and stud work, fireplaces and high quality finishing to floors with a variety of oak, caramel bamboo, Italian terracotta tiles and carpeting.
The barn is cleverly laid out with the majority of living accommodation to one side and working area to the other. Approached via a long drive to a central courtyard which then leads to the entrance door and into an impressive L-shaped reception hall with stairs to first floor and caramel bamboo flooring. A spacious dining room with oak flooring and exposed beams leads to the well equipped kitchen having base and wall units to three walls, Italian terracotta tiled floor and step to breakfast area with double doors to the courtyard. Also from the kitchen is a rear hall off which is the large pantry, utility room and ground floor cloakroom, all of which have Italian terracotta flooring. The utility leads back to the reception hall and onto the study and family sitting room and further door to the dining room. The family sitting room features an inglenook fireplace with wood burner and oak flooring and double French doors to the hall. From this room a door leads into the library which in turn leads to the drawing room. This impressive room has a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, inglenook style fireplace with wood burner and limed oak flooring.
One wing of the barn has been separated to create a self-contained cottage comprising a fitted kitchen, sitting room, bathroom/wc and double bedroom. However, this could easily be reconnected to the main accommodation at minimal cost (we understand the door is still in situ).
On the first floor a long landing, with large and useful cupboards and light tubes letting in plenty of light, leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The master bedroom enjoys dual aspect windows, exposed timbers and we understand has planning permission for a balcony. An open walk through with caramel bamboo flooring leads to the dressing room and onto the en suite bathroom. The bathroom is fitted with vanity unit having twin wash basins, panelled bath, low level wc and corner shower unit, plus an airing cupboard and caramel bamboo flooring. The second bedroom has dual aspect windows and the third bedroom has a large window which overlooks the courtyard and stables. The family bathroom has a panelled bath, vanity wash basin, low level wc and corner shower.
Being the last of three properties at the end of a private lane surrounded by fields the property enjoys direct access to excellent riding / dog walking along footpaths and bridleways. Adjoining the barn is a Cart Lodge the front of which has double
doors and an open entrance. Beyond the courtyard at the end of the long drive in front of a large forecourt - ideal for parking horse boxes etc - is a Garage 17'6 x 12'4 with electric roller shutter door and door to storage / tack room area 12'6 x 11'6 with windows to two aspects, running water and further door leading to kennel 11'6 x 5' with a window to rear and hatch to a dog run (currently used for other purposes). Just beyond this is a vegetable garden with six raised beds (this has a floodlight), and this leads through to the an L-shaped Stable Block in front of a small fenced yard with light, water and gate to paddocks. The stable block, with security lighting comprises four 11'6 x 11' stables and a storage Barn 23' x 11'6 with power.
For buyers with equestrian interests our clients advise us there is a small private livery nearby with a very good ménage available to hire and a farrier across the field. Further land may be available to rent.
The gate from the yard leads on to a paddock enclosed by post and rail fencing and behind the block is a small orchard with a variety of fruit trees including a wide variety of apple trees, plum, and greengage.
Immediately around the property to the south and west are the formal gardens which are mostly lawned enclosed by established trees, shrubs and flower beds. There is a paved terrace with pergola having climbing and rambling roses and a large natural pond. The remaining land is mostly paddock and fenced accordingly.
Note: properties enjoying a situation such as this are rare to the market and as such we strongly recommend an early viewing.
DIRECTIONS From the Harleston office proceed out of town on London Road and turn left onto Shotford Road. Continue on this road turning left onto the B1123 towards Metfield. Go through Withersdale Street, then after passing a small church on your right, turn left into Sandpit Hill. Where the road turns sharp left, turn right down the lane with the dead end sign and the property will be found at the very end. Please respect the 10mph speed limit and be aware at all times of people on or leading a horse and cats in the lane, the white one is deaf.
SERVICES Mains electricity connected. Septic tank drainage. Private water system which is processed through the filtration and treatment plant. The owners have a licence to extract. The solar panels we understand generate an income of about £1,500per annum.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mid Suffolk District Council
Council Tax Band - F
BUILDING CONSULTANCY Our Building Consultancy Team will be happy to provide advice to prospective buyers on planning applications, architectural design, building regulations and project management - please contact the team directly on 01379 646603 quoting Yew Tree Farm Barn.