Occupying a RURAL POSITION just outside the village of Woodton, between Poringland and Bungay, this substantial DETACHED BARN CONVERSION occupies a plot in excess of 2 ACRES STMS, which also includes a derelict former farmhouse ideal for renovation or conversion (STP). The property has been LOVINGLY CONVERTED by the current vendors converted over the years, and is centred around an IMPRESSIVE reception hall with high ceilings, exposed timber beams and brick work. A stunning façade overlooks the gardens and a large pond. The accommodation of 3400 sqft STMS comprises reception hall, sitting room with grand inglenook fire place, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, shower room, and 35' family room with French doors to the garden. Clear potential exists for an annex if required. The first floor offers four double bedrooms, all with vaulted ceiling, and the family bathroom. The main bedroom offers potential for an en suite, and boasts BREATH-TAKING VIEWS across the gardens, paddock and adjacent fields. The outside is a real feature, with various outbuildings and cart lodge parking, seating areas, lawned expanse, wildlife pond, woodland walks and a one acre paddock (stms). The derelict farmhouse sits to the opposite side of the driveway with sub division easily possible.
LOCATION Located rurally just outside the village of Woodton which offers a village shop, public house, church, village hall and primary school. Bungay is approximately 4 miles away and offers a good range of everyday amenities including shops, schools, antique shops, restaurants, The Fisher Theatre and leisure facilities including indoor swimming and a golf club. The unspoilt heritage coastline of Suffolk with the lovely beaches of Southwold and Walberswick are a short distance away and the cathedral city of Norwich is about 25 minutes drive to the north. Norwich has an expanding airport to the north side with international flights and has a mainline train link to London and Liverpool Street.
DIRECTIONS Leave Norwich signposted Bungay, proceeding through Poringland on the B1132. Head out of the village and through Brooke and into the village of Woodton. Turn right onto Church Road (signposted Hempnall), and right onto Shotesham Road. Follow the road along, turning right onto Springwood Lane, where the property can be found on your right hand side.
Approaching via the five bar timber gate, the driveway sweeps around with the main barn located to your right hand side and a development opportunity to your left. The shingled driveway sweeps around to your right to a turning and parking area with the main property and cart shed located.
Double glazed entrance door to:
RECEPTION HALL 30' x 17' 7" (9.14m x 5.36m) A versatile open space offering huge potential and currently laid out as a seating area with dining space and offering a tiled floor with underfloor heating, double glazed full height windows to front, double glazed full height windows and door to rear garden, stairs to first floor galleried landing, exposed timber beams to both wall and ceiling, smooth ceiling with recessed spotlighting, door to inner hallway, door to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 5" x 17' 7" (4.39m x 5.36m) Comprehensive fitted range of wall and base level units with solid wood work surfaces and inset one and a half bowl ceramic sink and drainer unit with mixer tap, tiled splash backs, space for range style gas cooker with extractor fan, tile flooring, space for fridge freezer, and dishwasher, double glazed window to front, exposed wall timber beams, built-in corner pantry cupboard, space for dining table, smooth ceiling with spotlighting.
INNER HALLWAY Located off the main reception hall this inner hallway offers potential to create an annex section to the main property and currently offers tiled flooring with underfloor heating, smooth ceiling with recessed spotlighting, doors to:
UTILITY ROOM 11' 2" x 10' 3" (3.4m x 3.12m) Offering a blank canvas with potential to use the room for a variety of uses with underfloor heating and controls, space for fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, double glazed window to side, exposed timber beams, smooth ceiling.
SHOWER ROOM Modern white three piece suite comprising low level W.C, pedestal hand wash basin with mixer tap, corner shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower, tiled splash backs, tiled flooring with underfloor heating, exposed wall timber beams, extractor fan, smooth ceiling with recessed spotlighting.
FAMILY ROOM 35' x 17' 8" (10.67m x 5.38m) This wonderful open plan entertaining space offers a blank canvas and could be split into several rooms if required, to make use of the potential annex. Currently laid out as one large open plan family entertaining space with underfloor heating, exposed brick walls, vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams, double glazed French doors and full height windows to rear, telephone point, electric fuse box.
STAIRS TO FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING Continuing the character theme with solid wood exposed timber beams, vaulted ceiling with expose timber beam and wall timber beams, double glazed window to rear, built-in airing cupboard and linen cupboard, doors to:
MAIN BEDROOM 20' 4" x 18' 4" (6.2m x 5.59m) With stunning views over the adjacent paddock and fields this open plan space offers potential for an en suite if required and currently offers a vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams, full height French doors to side with a Juliet style balcony, double glazed window to front and rear, cast iron radiator, exposed wall timber beams.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 14' 8" x 14' 5" (4.47m x 4.39m) Stripped wood flooring, vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams, exposed wall timber beams, double glazed window to front, cast iron radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM White three piece suite comprising low level W.C, hand wash basin set within vanity unit with storage cupboard under, panelled bath with mixer shower tap, tiled splash backs, stripped wood flooring, cast iron radiator, double glazed window to front, vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 12' 7" x 11' 5" (3.84m x 3.48m) Stripped wood flooring, cast iron radiator, double glazed window to front, vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams, exposed wall timber beams, twin built-in wardrobes with eaves storage cupboard above, telephone point.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 19' 11" x 13' 8" (6.07m x 4.17m) Stripped wood flooring, double glazed window to side and rear, cast iron radiator x2, twin built-in wardrobes with eaves storage cupboards above, television point, vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams.
OUTSIDE Occupying a plot of approximately 2 acres (stms), the grounds extend to approximately 1 acre with a further 1 acre paddock. Leading from the family room, a beautiful walled seating area can be found with timber pergola, shingled pathways and hard standing patio. Leading around the property a wildlife pond can be found with mature planting and views across the adjacent fields. Woodland walks lead away from the property and wind across to the paddock. The gardens wraparound the property with potential to split the property where the remains of the former farmhouse now stand.
WORKSHOP 10' 7" x 8' 2" (3.23m x 2.49m) Door to front, vaulted ceiling, floor standing oil fired central heating boiler, power and light.
STORAGE SHED 13' x 11' (3.96m x 3.35m) Door to front, vaulted ceiling, power and light.
CART SHED 44' 2" x 14' 10" (13.46m x 4.52m) Offering an open face with potential for parking three vehicles with exposed vaulted ceiling.
STORAGE ROOM 13' 3" x 9' 6" (4.04m x 2.9m) Located off the private shingled courtyard, this space would be ideal for a Garden Room STP and is currently unconverted and used as useful storage.
AGENTS NOTE The property benefits from oil fired central heating with all other mains service connected. Private drainage.
There is currently no planning permission in place for the conversion of the derelict former farmhouse on the site so any rebuild plans or re-development would be have to be investigated by the purchaser.