Guide price £400,000
A Grade II listed dilapidated timber framed former stable barn with adjacent unused 20th century barn and further outbuilding, all wonderfully set in a farmyard of about 0.62 acres (0.25 ha's) with a through drive, well located in the Suffolk countryside close to Bury St Edmunds. THE PROPERTY A superb opportunity to create two separate detached homes from this fantastic range of period and more modern farm buildings with full planning permission and listed buildings consent. The dwellings granted permission would extend to around 2,133 sq ft for Stables Barn and about 1,491 sq ft for Barn 2 (Purchasers should confirm the size of the dwellings by their own calculations prior to exchange of contracts). The Grade II listed Stables Barn would comprise a central hall with stairs to the first floor and a door leading to a charming Sitting Room, which will retain the existing Manger and Hay Rack to one wall and boarding to the other as excellent retained character features. The large kitchen/breakfast/living room is ideally set in the centre of the property and leads through to a side hall, utility room and ground floor shower room/cloakroom which allows the 3rd reception room, beyond this, to alternatively be used as a ground floor double bedroom, if preferred. The central first floor landing gives access to the bathroom and via steps, to the two first floor double bedrooms. Barn 2 is to be reduced in overall size from what it is now and will, under the current granted planning permission, comprise an open plan Living/Kitchen/Dining Room which leads to the master bedroom to one end, that will benefit from its own en-suite shower room, and to the other end will lead to a Garden Room, off which there will be a Utility Room (with door outside), Bathroom and passage leading to two further bedrooms. The majority of the accommodation will enjoy doorway and window views of the courtyard and this property will enjoy 4 of the 5 units of the detached outbuilding to the rear, which in all extends to about 834 sq ft of outbuilding and workshop space. As can be seen on the aerial plan, on the front page of these details, the barns are situated in around 0.62 acres. PLANNING The site has Full Planning Permission (DC/20/01182) granted on 22nd May 2020 and Listed Buildings Consent (DC/20/01183) granted on 20th May 2020 for conversion (and extension) of 2 barns to residential use to form 2 separate dwellings and ancillary storage. The planning and listed building consents granted needs to commence within three years from the dates of these permissions. Please be aware that a buyer will be liable to pay £4,432.03 of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to Mid Suffolk District Council as the CIL collecting authority on commencement of development of planning permission DC/20/01182. Owner occupiers will need to apply to Mid Suffolk District Council for an exemption to the CIL payment prior to the commencement of works. Prior to the first occupation of Barn 2 as shown on the approved plans, all works to Barn 1 (the listed stables) shall be completed in their entirety in accordance with the details shown on the approved plans or unless otherwise agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority. All buyers must satisfy themselves to the nature of all the conditions under these consents prior to exchange of contracts (Decision Notices available by request from the agents or can be viewed on the Mid Suffolk Planning Portal) LOCATION Grove Farm Barns are well located within countryside, approximately 1 mile to the east of the village of Thurston. The property is set with a few properties including other homes, equestrian facilities and agricultural buildings. Beyond this there are agricultural fields and to the east is a Suffolk Wildlife Trust Site known as ''Black Bourn Valley Nature Reserve' and to the south is Thurston railway line. The property is set almost equidistant between the villages of Tostock, with a village pub and equestrian livery yard, and Thurston which affords the convenience of a Co-op store, post office, pharmacy and railway station, two pubs, primary and secondary schools and butchers, to name a few. To the west Bury St Edmunds offers an excellent range of amenities with schooling in the private and public sectors, extensive shopping facilities and a good range of leisure facilities including health clubs, swimming pools and golf clubs. Cultural amenities include the beautiful Georgian Theatre Royal and The Abbey gardens both of which are home to the annual festival. The university city of Cambridge, approximately 32 miles away and also accessible by rail from the station in Thurston, offers unrivalled educational opportunities and excellent further shopping and amenity facilities. There is good access to the A14, A11 (M11) and the Thurston railway station also offers a link to mainline services to London's Liverpool Street and King's Cross via Cambridge. Alternatively, there is a regular train service from Stowmarket to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 80 minutes. Stansted International Airport is approximately 1 hour by car PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Although no investigation has been carried out, we understand that mains electricity and water are close-by and drainage will need to be via a bio sewage treatment system. Purchasers are advised to make enquiries to the relevant suppliers on these points prior to making their offer.
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