Guide price £1,150,000
The Great East Barn is an exceptional 7-bedroom en suite conversion of a 19th century granary, with fantastic original features, lovely countryside views, private garden and parking. The largest of five barns available in this wonderful rural setting in North Barsham, just 15 minutes' drive from the North Norfolk coast. __________ GROUND FLOOR - Second sitting room - 5 double bedrooms en suite - Utility/WC - Store __________ FIRST FLOOR - Large sitting room - Kitchen/dining room - Main bedroom en suite - Double bedroom en suite __________ OTHER - Converted by award winning Hudson Architects - Contemporary design with open plan living spaces - Many wonderful original features - Income figures available - Furniture and fixtures and fittings by separate negotiation - Underfloor heating - There would be a management charge for shared upkeep of common areas, water and drainage. __________ OUTSIDE - Private parking - Enclosed private garden - Further land available by separate negotiation __________ DRIVING DISTANCES (approx.) - Wells-next-the-Sea 6 miles - North Norfolk Coast - Burnham Market - 9.5 miles - Blakeney - 10 miles - Fakenham - 5 miles - Kings Lynn 23.5 miles (mainline station to London Kings Cross via Ely and Cambridge) - Little Walsingham - 2 miles __________ SITUATION North Barsham is a small rural hamlet within 15 minutes' drive of the North Norfolk Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a fascinating variety of landscapes from cliffs to salt marsh, sandy beaches to rock pools and shingle with seals basking on Blakeney Point, all under the quintessential north Norfolk wide open skies. Blakeney, Wells-next-the-Sea, Holkham and Burnham Market are all withing easy reach of the property. There are many ways to while away leisure hours in this beautiful part of the world including sailing, bird and seal watching, cycling, golf, coastal and countryside walking and numerous fine beaches to discover. Local shopping is great and Norfolk is especially good for sourcing delicious local produce. It is possible to buy all your food from suppliers within a few miles of the barns. The big blue skies of Norfolk are literally a breath of fresh air if you are looking for a relaxing second home. The neighbouring historic village of Walsingham attracts artists, food lovers, pilgrims to the historic shrines and those seeking a slower pace of life. And also offer the multi-award-winning Walsingham Farm Shop, the vibrant Black Lion pub, cafes, antique shops and a village store. Kings Lynn offers the nearest mainline train links to London Kings Cross via Cambridge. , __________ DESCRIPTION Barsham Barns had been abandoned for about 10 years, formerly the dairy, granary and threshing barn on a large shooting estate. Converted between 2003 and 2005 by Anthony Hudson of Hudson Architects, the interiors are by Jenny Dale, former ceramicist turned interior designer, they are now "Cool, contemporary, and stylish" with a wealth of beams, lots of exposed brickwork and the generosity of space that's the bonus in a barn conversion. The living spaces are intended to host groups of people in companionable luxury with big dining rooms and open plan kitchens. Hudson Architects have won many awards for their buildings starting in 1995 with Building of the Year for Baggy House in Devon. A continuing list of awards have come each year including from the RIBA, most recently in 2016, finalist in Grand Designs Best Building, winner of two awards for university buildings in Norwich in 2018 and 2019 and winner of 2019 Scottish Luxury Hotel of the Year. The Great East Barn was converted from the massive 19th century granary and faces south and east towards an unbridged ford on the River Stiffkey and the gentle rise to Barsham Hill. From the comfort of the first-floor sitting room you can gaze out across calm green fields and grazing sheep. This huge open plan space extends past a central island kitchen to a large airy glazed dining room with more fabulous views down the valley. The kitchen is beautifully designed with fitted appliances including two ovens, 5 ring gas hob, two dishwashers and drinks fridge. The new fridge freezer and larder fridge are available by separate negotiation. . In summer you can open the doors to the courtyard, letting in the sun and enjoying the fantastic views. In winter, the underfloor heating and wood burner keep the barn really cosy and warm Currently the dining room has a fantastic modern oak dining table with seating for 14 although there is space in the room to seat many more if required. There are stunning views down the valley to the meadows beyond. The barn has a comfortable and stylish second sitting room on the ground floor along with 5 double bedrooms all with en suite bath or shower rooms, it also benefits from a downstairs utility room/WC with washing machine and tumble dryer and a useful storeroom. The main bedroom is on the first floor very luxurious with a boutique hotel feel it features a clawfoot freestanding bath and en suite facilities, there is a further double with en suite shower room on this level. __________ OUTSIDE The garden is fully enclosed and private with terracing and a lawned area with herbaceous border. There is also plenty of private parking. __________ LOCAL AUTHORITY North Norfolk District Council (currently business rated) __________ SERVICES Mains electricity, oil fired central heating, bore water and shared private drainage __________ AGENTS NOTE The barn has planning permission for holiday use with proven holiday rental income returns. __________ DIRECTIONS From the A148 Fakenham bypass, follow signs for the B1105 to Wells-next-the-Sea. Very shortly after turning off the bypass the B1105 turns off to the left at a small, staggered crossroad. This has a signpost to Wells and also Holkham. (If you pass a white cottage on the left you have gone too far). In about a mile you will see pale blue field gates on either side, then as the road rises there is a crossroads and a sign to ''The Barshams' to the right. Turn right here and carry on down the hill. Continue past farm buildings on right, through woods and wind along the valley until you pass a row of terrace cottages on the left. At the green by the telephone box turn right and follow the road down to entrance gates to the barns on the left on the lower road. __________ DATE DETAILS PRODUCED 26th October 2020 __________ 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. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller. 7. Note to potential purchasers who intend to view the property; we would politely ask you discuss with our staff if there is any point of particular importance to you, before you make arrangements to visit or plan a viewing appointment. 8. Viewings are strictly by prior appointment.
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