Guide price £400,000
An historic 4 bedroom barn conversion situated on the site of the old priory, Priory Barn has been a much loved family home for 40 years and now offers an opportunity for updating with very flexible living space and a wonderful adjoining barn/garage with potential for further conversion subject to any necessary planning permission. Garden and private parking for several cars. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Entrance Hall - Kitchen breakfast room - Dining room/study - Studio/workshop - 2 cloakrooms __________ FIRST FLOOR - Sitting room - 2 double bedrooms - 2 single bedrooms - Shower room - Family bathroom __________ OUTSIDE - Attached barn/garage with potential to convert (subject to planning) - Garden - Off street parking __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Dereham 8 miles - Swaffham 9 miles - Fakenham 8 miles - Norwich 26 miles (International airport) - Kings Lynn 18 miles (mainline station to London Kings Cross via Cambridge) __________ SITUATION The conservation village of Litcham is located almost equidistant from the 3 market towns of Swaffham, Fakenham and Dereham, all offering weekly market days, supermarkets, independent shops, sports facilities and schooling for all ages. In Elizabethan times Litcham was the centre of the tanning industry in Norfolk, bringing with it considerable wealth from local benefactors to the village. Today the village has many listed buildings, including All Saints Church and offers schooling for all ages, The Bull Inn, formerly a coaching inn dating from the 14th century, a post office/general store, fish and chip shop, butcher and health centre. There are lovely walks in the nature reserve on Litcham Common and down the river Nar and the North Norfolk Heritage Coastline at Holkham or Wells next the Sea is approx. 1/2 hours' drive away offering miles of sandy beaches and many leisure activities including walking, birdwatching and sailing to name but a few. The Cathedral cities of Norwich and Kings Lynn provide an extensive range of cultural and leisure facilities and good transport links to London and beyond with an international airport at Norwich. __________ DESCRIPTION This wonderful old barn is of brick and flint construction with some timber cladding and a pantile roof, the front door sits under a covered porch and opens into the reception hallway with separate cloak room and stairs to the first floor, all the principle rooms lead off this hall. The dining room/study is a bright well-proportioned room with book shelving and benefits from French doors opening onto the south/west facing garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has exposed ceiling beams and a range of fitted units under beech worktops, two full height cupboards provide larder space and one houses the plumbing for a washing machine. The oil-fired Rayburn sits within an inglenook style recess and this is not only a cooker but it also provides all the hot water and heating for the property. There is space for a further electric oven which can be used in the summer or as a backup when more oven space is needed. An internal window looks through to the dining room and a part glazed door opens onto the garden. Also, from the entrance hallway a further door opens into a large room which has been divided by a stud panel and windows, this is a very utilitarian area which was formerly a wood workshop, but today is a study and craft room there is so much potential here to create more reception space. There is a separate WC and a door leading into the adjoining barn/garage. On the first floor there are 2 single bedrooms and 2 double bedrooms, a shower room and family bathroom. The main space upstairs spans the width of the barn and is used as a sitting room with windows giving lots of natural light. This room has exposed beams and a working fireplace. There is so much potential in this property, the upstairs rooms appear to be divided by stud walls which could allow redistribution of space as required. With the ability to create further ground floor reception rooms you could also utilise the sitting room as more bedrooms and bathrooms. __________ OUTSIDE The adjoining barn is currently used as a large garage with storage but this full height space could so easily become full or part living space too (subject to planning), maybe by just converting the loft space and still retaining a garage below, especially because is it already accessible from the main house. The parking and garden sit on the south/west side of the property and are accessed via a shared driveway leading onto a fully enclosed parking driveway with plenty of space for several cars. A gate leads into the garden which is mostly laid to lawn with a terraced area and edged by flower borders. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY Breckland District Council - Band E __________ SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage, oil fired central heating from Rayburn __________ DIRECTIONS From the cross roads where the B1145 meets Church Street by The Bull pub, turn down Church Street follow past the post office and leave Druids Lane on your left continue down Church Street and the property can be found on the right-hand side opposite a field. __________ IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us. 2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on. 3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale. 4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained. 5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property. 6. 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