Alexandra Barn Southwell Lane,
Beccles, Suffolk

Guide Price £1,700,000

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Seven bedroom house in Sotterley

Key Features

  • Stunning Barn Conversion
  • Currently an extremely successful holiday retreat
  • High specification fittings throughout
  • Nestled in the Suffolk countryside yet close to Southwold and Beccles
  • Sitting in a plot extending to 1.62 acres (sts)
  • Including a two bedroom annex
  • Ample parking
  • Splendid views over surrounding countryside

Property Description

Set back from a quiet country lane and accessed via a gated entrance and driveway, Alexandra Barn has been cleverly restored and designed by its current owners to provide a luxurious family home with the option to generate a substantial income from holiday letting. Alexandra Barn and The Granary sit harmoniously alongside each other with privacy being at the heart of the design.


Approaching Alexandra Barn from the parking area where a two bay detached garage is located. The garage has power and light connected and has been designed to incorporate a useful storage loft. The main entrance to the barn is incredibly welcoming with plenty of space for boots and coats.

Underfloor heating extends throughout the main reception rooms, ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms of the barn with a mixture of stone, engineered oak, carpet and ceramic tiles providing a blend of contrasting surfaces. All rooms in the property are finished to exacting standards with original features retained where possible and carefully incorporated into the design. A stunning open plan kitchen/dining/family room is located at the centre of this beautiful home with part vaulted ceilings and double height windows which make the most of the East/West orientation and enhance the enjoyment of views over the landscaped gardens which surround the property. From this central space access is gained to two first floor guest bedrooms, both of which have luxurious en-suite facilities. The accommodation in the barn is further enhanced by an additional double aspect sitting room with vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove and exposed beams. The room has fully glazed double opening doors which lead out to a South West facing rear terrace and ornamental pond which extends across the back of the property. Beyond this area is a boules court. A large utility room can be found at the rear of the kitchen area along with a wine cellar, store room, WC and walk in larder.


The Granary is accessed off the main driveway to Alexandra Barn which then splits and meanders past a summer house round to a large gravel parking area. This enchanting annexe has an entrance lobby with stairs rising to a first floor bedroom, cleverly designed to retain the original timbers and having a full height picture window in the gable wall which gives a lovely leafy view of the garden. This bedroom has the use of a beautiful ground floor bathroom which is located at the foot of stairs and is stylishly fitted with a slipper bath and inset TV. The sitting room adjoins the entrance hall and has a wood burning stove and a full length picture windows giving lovely views of the garden. The room leads through to a well fitted kitchen/dining room with vaulted ceilings and doors opening to the garden. The master bedroom is located beyond the kitchen and is stylishly finished, again having vaulted ceilings and a stunning feature wall. The room has an en-suite shower room and recessed wardrobe with natural light being provided by a cleverly designed opaque full length window extending across one side of the room.

The property sits centrally within a plot of approximately 1.62 acres (sts). The gardens have been cleverly divided to give each property privacy whilst not compromising the landscape.
The clever design also ensures that if the property were to return to one dwelling there would be no need to reconfigure the planting.

Alexandra Barn is well-located in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, yet less than 15 minutes' drive from the popular market towns of Southwold and Beccles. Sotterley is a small, pretty hamlet surrounded by open countryside. The Sotterley Estate is a beautifully maintained farming estate owned by the same family for generations with a fine Estate house and ancient church. Despite being entirely rural in character it is surprisingly well connected, with good access to the A12 and rail connections from the nearest stations of Brampton (3 miles) and Beccles (6 miles) to London Liverpool Street.

Please note that The Granary planning use is for holiday letting and change of use would need to be sought for those wanting to return the property to one dwelling.

Mains water and electricity are connected. There are two separate oil fired boilers, one for each property. Both properties drain to a septic tank which is shared with the neighbouring property. The costs for emptying the tank are shared on a 50/50 basis (Durrants has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and so cannot verify they are in working order.)

Strictly by appointment with the agent's Beccles Office.

East Suffolk Council.

Our Building Consultancy Team will be happy to provide advice to prospective buyers - please contact the team directly on 01379 646603.

Property Location

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Train Stations

  • Brampton (Suffolk) Rail Station 2.54 miles
  • Beccles Rail Station 4.66 miles
  • Halesworth Rail Station 5.30 miles
  • Oulton Broad South Rail Station 6.78 miles
  • Oulton Broad North Rail Station 7.44 miles


  • Rainbow, Beccles 4.53 miles
  • Somerfield, Beccles 4.67 miles
  • Tesco, Beccles 4.73 miles
  • Costcutter, Lowestoft 4.79 miles
  • Costcutter, Lowestoft 4.79 miles

Primary Schools

  • Brampton CofE VC Primary School 1.28 miles
  • Ringsfield Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 3.62 miles
  • Worlingham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 3.85 miles
  • Barnby and North Cove Community Primary School 3.86 miles
  • Beccles Primary Academy 4.01 miles

Secondary Schools

  • Beccles Free School 4.10 miles
  • Sir John Leman High School 4.32 miles
  • Pakefield School 6.50 miles
  • East Point Academy 7.31 miles
  • Bungay High School 7.64 miles

Distances are as the crow flies and the property listed may not be in the schools catchment area.

Contact our
Beccles office

Lisa Brown
Residential Sales Manager - Beccles

10 New Market, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HA

01502 712122
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