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Wonderful barn conversion set in gardens & grounds of over 7 acres.


  • Beautifully presented detached barn
  • Picturesque gardens and grounds
  • Over 4,000 sq ft of accommodation
  • 4 Reception rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Gated driveway & parking for several vehicles
  • Cartlodge with garaging & workshop
  • Terraced areas & landscaped gardens
  • Meadowland
  • In all about 7.4 acres (sts)


A beautifully presented and substantial detached barn, standing in picturesque gardens and grounds of over 7 acres, enjoying a fabulous setting a short distance from the highly regarded village of Rattlesden. Entrance lobby, reception/dining hall, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast/family room, utility room, study/bedroom and a cloakroom. Galleried first floor landing with library area, master bedroom with en-suite bath/shower room, guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms and a family shower room. Gated driveway, parking for several vehicles, cartlodge with garaging, workshop, terraced areas, landscaped gardens & grounds, meadowland and two ponds. In all about 7.4 acres (sts). THE PROPERTY West Barn is a beautifully presented detached barn conversion offering substantial and versatile accommodation, delightfully set in picturesque landscaped gardens and meadowland of 7.4 acres (sts) abutting countryside. Presenting weather boarded elevations on a brick plinth under a pantiled roof, the property enjoys generously proportioned accommodation with vaulted ceilings, under floor heating on the ground floor and displays a magnificent timber frame. Converted around 18 years ago, the current owners have immaculately maintained the property and considerably improved many features including a new bespoke fitted kitchen, new bathrooms and professionally landscaped gardens. This high specification home is listed Grade II, as being of special architectural or historic interest and boasts over 4000 sq ft of family accommodation. The entrance porch leads into a magnificent vaulted reception/dining hall, which features the spectacular exposed timber frame, has a tiled floor, oil fired wood burner effect stove, windows to the side aspect, large glazed rear gable and double doors to the garden. The well-proportioned drawing room features a red brick fireplace with mantle over housing an oil fired wood burner effect stove, windows to the front and rear aspect and double doors to the garden. The fabulous kitchen/breakfast/family room has been recently fitted with a bespoke handmade kitchen featuring a range of base units and Quartz work surfaces, together with a matching island with Quartz work surface and range of cupboards and drawers. There is a double Belfast sink and a four-oven electric Aga. Integrated appliances include two Neff hide and slide ovens, twin freezers, Liebherr column larder fridge, Bosch dishwasher and a Siemens flex induction hob. There are windows to the front and rear aspects, a tiled floor, boiler cupboard and a door leads into the utility room, which is fitted with a range of granite work surfaces, a butler sink, base and eye level cupboards, water softener, plumbing for automatic appliances with space for a further fridge/freezer with cupboards above and to the side and a door leads to the garden. Continuing on the ground floor there is a cloakroom and a study/bedroom 5, which has a rear aspect. On the first floor, the large vaulted galleried landing accommodates a library area with a large front window enjoying views over rolling countryside. The landing leads to four double bedrooms with the master bedroom featuring windows to the front and side aspect and a large gable window overlooking the superb gardens and meadowland. There are three built-in double wardrobes and a vaulted en-suite, which has a bath, separate large walk-in shower, wash basin with cupboard under and a low level wc. The secondary landing, which has a storage cupboard, airing cupboard and windows to the front aspect, leads to three further vaulted double bedrooms with one having an en-suite shower room and there is also a vaulted family shower room. OUTSIDE The magnificent gardens and grounds are a particular feature of West Barn with the formal gardens being predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed with well-stocked herbaceous beds and borders and many specimen trees including Sycamore, Cherry, Whitebeam, Field Maple, Hornbeam, Ornamental Pear and Boxelder, to name just a few. There is an orchard area with many apple and pear trees. There are also two ponds and mature hedging. The property is approached via a shingle driveway and parking area for numerous vehicles leading to a brick cartlodge with garaging for three vehicles and a workshop, all with power and light and there are also three outside power points. A secondary five bar gate entrance leads into the gardens and beyond the post and rail fencing lies a meadow, which measures 5.6 acres (sts) with fencing, mature hedging and young trees. Immediately abutting the rear and side of the property are large terraced areas, ideal for alfresco dining and there is an area reserved as a vegetable garden with raised box beds and a secluded area for the oil storage tank. The gardens and meadowland abut countryside, have beautiful views and in all extend to 7.4 acres (subject to survey). LOCATION West Barn is beautifully situated in an elevated position about 0.75 of a mile outside the village of Rattlesden, which is a highly regarded village and is very well served, having a shop/post office, primary school, two public houses/restaurants, village hall, wonderful recreation area and a fine parish church. The village is situated in a picturesque valley just 4 miles from the A14, giving access to the east coast ports of Ipswich and Harwich and west to Newmarket, Cambridge and the A11(M11). The historic cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds offers an excellent range of amenities with schooling in the public and private 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. Stowmarket golf club lies just 4 miles away and for the rail commuter there is a mainline station at Stowmarket to London Liverpool Street taking approximately 80 minutes. The international airport at Stansted is about 45 miles away and in addition to air services there is an express train service to London. Schooling: There are excellent local schools in both the public and private sectors including Old Buckenham Hall, Culford, Ipswich School, Framlingham College and St Joseph's College. DIRECTIONS From Bury St Edmunds head south along the A134 into the village of Sicklesmere. Proceed through the village passing ''The Rushbrooke Arms' public house on your left and take the next turning left signposted Bradfield St George. Proceed through Bradfield St George and into Felsham. Continue past the village Green and ''The Six Bells' public house on the left and proceed out of the village towards Rattlesden. After a little over a mile West Barn will be found on the right. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil Fired central heating. Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council Council Tax Band G Tenure Freehold Broadband Predicted speeds from 25Mbps + Mobile Coverage/Signal Yes Viewing Only by appointment with the sole agents Jackson-Stops Tel: 01284 700535