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Thatch made in heaven – in a tranquil country setting

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 July 2017

The exterior. Picture: courtesy of Brown & Co

The exterior. Picture: courtesy of Brown & Co

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Set down a quiet country lane near Flixton, overlooking a pretty pond, Kingfisher Barn enjoys its own tranquil corner of Suffolk.

Currently on the market with Brown & Co at a guide price of £560,000, the delightful property offers a gentle pace of life against the most scenic of backdrops.

The front entrance. Picture: courtesy of Brown & Co The front entrance. Picture: courtesy of Brown & Co

Set down a quiet country lane near Flixton, overlooking a pretty pond, Kingfisher Barn enjoys its own tranquil corner of Suffolk.

Currently on the market with Brown & Co at a guide price of £560,000, the delightful property offers a gentle pace of life against the most scenic of backdrops.

Dating back to the 16th century, Kingfisher Barn is set within mature gardens and enjoys magnificent rural views out over arable land and fields.

With its thatched roof and wooden exterior, it blends beautifully into its surroundings and still retains much of its original rustic charm and sense of its history.

The kitchen. Picture: courtesy of Brown & Co The kitchen. Picture: courtesy of Brown & Co

It was back in the 1990s that the former barn was converted into living accommodation. Work was clearly carried out over a period of time with great sympathy for the original structure.

Exquisite timber beams have been left exposed, making striking features against high vaulted ceilings, and the former barn entrance is now a large window with glass doors. Revealed brickwork, wooden panelling and natural stone and wooden flooring complement the look and feel of the property, as do the solid wood units and granite work surfaces in the kitchen area and smaller features, such as the old ironmongery on internal doors throughout.

Most of the accommodation at Kingfisher Barn is at ground floor level.

The property is entered via a central reception hall, which gives on to the main bedroom wing to the left.

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Here there are three bedrooms, together with a family bathroom.

To the right is the heavily beamed kitchen breakfast room, which is a homely and inviting space: here there is a stone floor, central island and breakfast bar, and eye-catching brick arch feature above a range-style cooker.

Stairs from the kitchen lead up to the first floor, where the master bedroom and its en suite bathroom are located.

The kitchen also gives on to the stunning sitting room, which is very much the jewel in Kingfisher Barn’s crown.

The interior. Picture: courtesy of Brown & Co The interior. Picture: courtesy of Brown & Co

This incredible space has a breath-taking 5.6m high ceiling, magnificent exposed beams and large windows and doors leading out on to the courtyard and garden.

The room, which also has solid wooden floorboards, panelled walls and under-floor heating, displays a beautiful brick chimney breast and fireplace at one end.

There is plenty of space for dining furniture, as well as comfortable seating.

Beyond the sitting room is a useful study space, with pamment tile flooring and a door on to the garden. This could equally be arranged as a playroom, snug or dining room, perhaps.

Kingfisher Barn opens nicely on to its outdoor space, where the sunny courtyard lends itself well to outside dining and entertaining.

The property is set back from the lane, where double wooden gates lead into the courtyard, offering plenty of parking. To one side of the courtyard are wooden outbuildings which are used for storage.

The attractive garden features a number of mature trees and plants, including fruit trees and a wonderful, very established willow. This hangs over the edge of the picturesque duck pond. There is a decked area for sitting out and tables and chairs are also currently arranged on the lawn.

Towards the rear of the pond is a rockery with feeder pond, which helps to maintain a gentle flow of water.

The garden also includes a summer house, which enjoys views out over the garden, towards the pond and across the countryside beyond.

Kingfisher Barn is well positioned for anyone seeking a rural setting yet within easy reach of good local amenities.

It is located between Bungay and Harleston, and has good access to the A143. It is just a short drive from the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads and is within reach of the Suffolk Heritage Coast, Norwich, Lowestoft and Yarmouth.

This beautiful property has been a much-loved family home for many years and is now ready to offer its appealing setting and character-filled living spaces to new owners who will appreciate them just as much.

Kingfisher Barn, at Flixton, near Bungay is on the market with Brown & Co at a guide price of £560,000.

For more information call 01603 629871 or visit www.brown-co.com

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