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Guide price £950,000
A restored and elegantly presented Suffolk farmhouse, overlooking its four acres of gardens and grounds in an edge of village setting in the heart of rural Suffolk. Dating from the 16th Century and Listed Grade II, Barn Meadow Farm is a classic timber framed Suffolk Longhouse, which has been comprehensively and sympathetically restored and updated by the present vendors over the last 8 years. Benefiting from renewed services, the house displays a wealth of fine exposed timbers and original brick fireplaces, now all lined and with wood burning stoves. Many of the rooms are twin aspect making them surprisingly light and affording views across the gardens and surrounding countryside. The property benefits from LPG-fired central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor, with oak and slate tiled floors. The accommodation, which extends to some 4,314 sq ft, features an atmospheric sitting room, spacious study and a light dining room, all of which are set off the entrance hall. The impressive farmhouse kitchen, by Plain English Kitchens with Blue Fossil work surfaces, has a high ceiling and Fired Earth green slate tiled floor, together with French doors leading into a spacious garden room. Twin staircases link the first and second floors where there is a total of five double bedrooms and three modern bath/shower rooms. OUTSIDE A gateway through a brick wall accesses a shingle drive and parking area, with pathways leading to both the front and side doors. Adjacent, is a re-built range of brick and pan-tile former stores, which have been converted to a flexible use L-shaped studio/games room, which together with its adjacent single garage has potential to be formalised to provide annexe accommodation. Adjoining is a log store and useful workshop. The range part-encloses a delightful area of formal rose garden with raised kitchen garden beds, together with a Gabriel Ash greenhouse and summer house/studio (11 x 19 ft) with an orchard area beyond. The formal gardens lie mainly to the south and west of the house and are laid to wide lawns with well-stocked and colourful, herbaceous borders running down to a large pond. Close to the house is a terrace, which, with its brick pizza oven, is ideal for alfresco dining. There is a modern swimming pool with air source heating and an electric cover, whilst beyond a dividing hedge is an En-Tout-Cas Astro Turf tennis court with utility stores beyond and which will be further sheltered by maturing Portuguese Laurel hedging which has recently been planted. Beyond the gardens is an acre of grassland meadow, with mown rides, which, together with the garden, is a haven for wildlife including a wide variety of birds and rare orchids. In all the property extends to about 4 acres. LOCATION Located in the heart of rural Suffolk on the edge of the popular village of Worlingworth. The village has a primary school, rated outstanding by OFSTED, and an active local community and is located 6 miles from Framlingham and Debenham, with Eye some 7 miles to the north west. All three of which provide a useful range of local facilities including top performing schools. Commuting rail services are available from both Stowmarket and Diss (12 and 15 miles respectively), whilst Aldeburgh on the Suffolk Heritage Coast is about a 35-minute drive. Framlingham - 6 miles Debenham - 6 miles Diss station - 12 miles Stowmarket station - 15 miles (London Liverpool Street Station 85 mins approx.) DIRECTIONS (IP13 7HZ) From Ipswich head in a northern direction on the B1077 passing through the village of Witnesham. Continue straight across the Ashbocking crossroads, through Helmingham and Framsden and at the junction with the A1120 turn right signed to Earl Soham. Proceed through the village and after passing the church and village hall turn off at the bottom of the hill where the road bends 90 degrees to the right (effectively heading straight on) signed to Bedfield. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles and after passing through Bedfield turn right signed to Worlingworth and after a further ¾ of a mile turn left into Swan Lane, where the entrance to Barn Meadow Farm is the first entrance on the left, marked by a low brick wall. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services Mains (3 phase) electricity and water are connected to the property. Modern private drainage system. Broadband Superfast Broadband is available (30+MB/S). Photo Voltaic (PV) Array A sizeable PV array is located on the roof of a large garden store beyond the tennis court (out of site of the farmhouse) benefiting with original feed-in tariffs offsetting the cost of electricity (effectively paying for the heating of the swimming pool). Fixtures & Fittings Items regarded as fixtures and fittings, including carpets and curtains, are initially excluded from the sale, although certain items may be available by separate negotiation. Viewings By appointment with Jackson-Stops
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