Guide price £699,000
A fabulous timber framed converted barn presenting a high specification and set in beautiful landscaped gardens, occupying a tucked away location, 130' (40M) off the road, in the heart of the village. Entrance porch, dining hall, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, study/bedroom 4, master bedroom with en-suite, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom. Landscaped gardens, garage and ample parking. A superbly presented and impressive semi-detached converted barn, standing within picturesque mature gardens, located in an enviable private courtyard position in one of England's most highly regarded medieval villages. Presenting weather boarded elevations under a slate roof, internally the well-appointed accommodation extends to over 1,800 sq ft arranged over two floors and displays a fine timber frame. It has been skillfully converted and finished to a high specification with further improvements made by the present owners to include a comprehensively fitted kitchen, black nickel light fittings and sockets, Villeroy & Boch fitted en-suite and a family bathroom with Perrin & Rowe furniture. The entrance porch leads into a magnificent vaulted dining hall, which has a triple aspect, a travertine floor and features the oak staircase leading to the first floor. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a wide range of bespoke Maple base and eye level units, granite work surfaces with inset one & half bowl sink, an integrated Miele dishwasher and plumbing for appliances. The travertine floor continues through from the dining hall and a fully glazed door leads to the garden. The attractive dual aspect sitting room has oak floorboards, a mellow brick fireplace with bressumer beam housing a wood burning stove and French doors lead out to the rear terrace. Continuing on the ground floor there is a study or fourth bedroom, which has a rear aspect, fitted oak bookcases and shelves. Opposite the study is a cloakroom. On the first floor a galleried landing overlooks the dining hall and enjoys plenty of light from three front windows. The master bedroom has a rear aspect, beechwood floor and a luxurious en-suite with a corner shower cubicle, bidet, wash basin and w.c. with a hidden cistern, all inset with cupboards and a granite surface. There are a further two bedrooms, one with a dual aspect and airing cupboard and both with built-in wardrobes. There is also a luxury family bathroom with a panelled bath, separate shower cubicle, wash basin, w.c. with hidden cistern, inset with a granite surface and Porcelanosa floor tiles. The Priory Barn is approached over a private driveway leading to a parking area in front of the property, capable of standing up to 3 vehicles. A garage is located along with two other garages for neighbouring properties in the courtyard. There are several mature shrubs and plants to the front and the picturesque south facing walled rear gardens are a particular feature of the property being meticulously maintained and well planned. Immediately abutting the rear of the barn is a terraced area, ideal for alfresco dining and there are areas of lawn interspersed with beautiful well stocked beds and borders with an abundance of mature shrubs, plants and trees including a Cherry, Acacia, Olive and Syringa. There are interlinking shingle paths and a higher tier area of garden also well stocked and accommodates an insulated summerhouse with power and light, used as an artist's studio, and also a garden shed. The Priory Barn stands in a lovely tucked away private courtyard location about 130' (40M) off the road, next to the Medieval Priory. Lavenham is one of England's finest medieval villages with its beautiful Church and market square. The thriving village offers an excellent range of facilities including grocery stores, a pharmacist and a Post Office, as well as galleries, specialty shops, fine restaurants, hotels and Public Houses. There is easy access (including a regular bus service) to the nearby market towns of Sudbury, Hadleigh, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the historic Cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds, which offers a full range of schooling, recreational and shopping facilities, including the Arc Shopping Centre. Cultural amenities include the impressive Georgian Theatre Royal and the Abbey Gardens, both of which are home to the annual Festival. The nearby centres of Newmarket, Cambridge and Ipswich are all within easy reach and the property is well located for road communications with the A14 being some 13.5 miles to the north. For the rail commuter there is a fast and regular service to London's Kings Cross from Cambridge taking approximately 60 minutes and from Colchester to London's Liverpool Street, which takes approximately 50 minutes, plus a branch line via Marks Tey from Sudbury. The international airport at Stansted is some 36 miles away, where in addition to air services there is an express train service to London.
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