Guide price £650,000
A superbly presented and spacious converted barn standing in a prime ''tucked away' central location in this highly desirable, picturesque village with good garage parking. Hallway, dining room, sitting room, AGA kitchen, living room/occasional or nessesary ground floor bedroom with shower wet room/cloakroom and utility room adjactent. Two first floor double bedrooms, a family shower room and spacious galleried landing. Enclosed garden with pond and terraces, parking and two garages. THE PROPERTY A superbly presented converted barn standing in a tucked away, private courtyard location within the former curtilage of Lavenham Priory, in the heart of one of Suffolk's finest villages. Presenting part rendered, brick & flint and weather boarded elevations under tiled and slate roofs, 1 Priory Farm Court boasts spacious, well-proportioned and versatile accommodation of nearly 2000 sq ft with independent annexe/future proofing potential and displays many period features. The entrance hall features a pamment tiled floor, easy rising turning staircase to the first floor and the large light dining room has a Spanish quarry tiled floor with attractive inserts, a triple aspect and a part-glazed door leading to the rear garden. The kitchen, which overlooks the rear garden is recently refitted with a range of base and eye level units, polished granite work surfaces, a gas fired AGA and integrated fridge, freezer and Neff dishwasher. The large sitting room features a fine brick fireplace with bressumer beam, a full height window and door opening onto the garden. The ground floor bedroom/snug is a large room with a French quarry tiled floor, an attractive fireplace, housing gas fire and has part shelved walls and a full height window to the front. Adjacent is the wet room with a large shower area, wc and hand basin and which accesses the utility room, that has fitted shelving, an enamel sink, water softener and plumbing for a washing machine. On the first floor there are a further two double bedrooms, both with attractive vaulted ceilings displaying exposed timbers, full height windows and have an extensive range of built-in wardrobes. Continuing on the first floor there is a family bathroom and a large galleried landing area with a double aspect, which could be used as a study/reading area. OUTSIDE The property is approached over a shared gravel driveway leading to a double garage with twin up and over doors, power and light. The enclosed landscaped gardens are a particular feature of the property being predominantly laid to terracing interspersed with many attractive shrubs and plants of varying variety and there is a shaded arbour seating area. To the rear there is a further large terrace ideal for alfresco dining, again with many mature plants and shrubs and an established ornamental pond. The most pleasant gardens are walled and offer a high degree of privacy. LOCATION Lavenham is one of England's finest medieval villages and enjoys an abundance of period houses with Priory Farm Court lying at its heart, set back from the road, off Water Street. The village's wealth was founded on the prosperous wool trade and features a magnificent Church and The Guildhall in the Market Square. The village is a highly desirable place to live and offers an excellent range of facilities and shops including a butcher, post office, pharmacy, bakery, traditional grocers and a modern co-op. There are also a number of interesting shops and galleries and fine public houses, restaurants and hotels. There is a primary school and a modern doctor's surgery and the new Weavers Spa at The Swan hotel. There is easy access to the nearby market towns of Sudbury, Hadleigh and Colchester. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds, which offers a full range of schooling, recreational and shopping facilities. Cultural amenities include the impressive Georgian Theatre Royal and the Abbey Gardens., both of which are home to the annual festival. The property is well located for road communications with the A14 being some 13.5 miles to the north and the A12, 19 miles to the east. For the rail commuter there is a fast and regular service from Colchester to London's Liverpool Street taking approximately 50 minutes, plus a branch line from Sudbury. The international airport at Stansted is about 38 miles away where, in addition to air services, there is an express train service to London.
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