Take a look inside Woodstock Barn in Botesdale on the market for £600,000
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A beautiful barn conversion, with outbuildings that have the potential to be converted into annexe accommodation, has come to the market in Botesdale, near Diss.
The fine timbered, beautifully presented property is available through TW Gaze at a guide price of £600,000.
Sensitively converted in the 1980s and finished to a high specification, it still has a wealth of character, with features such as exposed beams and stud walls, and a fabulous inglenook fireplace.
The vendor is a self-taught artist, who began painting with oils from an early age and in recent years has focused on imaginative portraiture, some of which can be seen on the walls.
Woodstock Barn currently offers five bedrooms, three reception rooms and two bath or shower rooms but, if an additional conversion were to go ahead, it could provide extra self-contained accommodation or even more reception space.
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The barn is set in a quiet location, within grounds of approximately 0.3 acres but with an option to rent a further 1.95 acres adjacent to the property.
The two-storey accommodation is accessed via an attractive, part-vaulted hallway, with a wooden floor, which sets the scene for the attractive, historic building and gives access to the principal rooms.
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The kitchen is a lovely homely room, and has plenty of space for a table, making it ideal for family life and social gatherings. All the appliances here are included in the sale, including the range-style cooker and electric oven.
The Rayburn stove provides additional cooking facilities and also heats the hot water and radiators.
Leading from the kitchen is a study or snug, which could equally serve as a separate dining room if required.
The sitting room is an impressive room, featuring an inglenook fireplace, into which is fitted a Villager wood-burner. There are also French windows opening out on to the terrace.
A beautiful, open stud wall partly divides the room, providing for a further comfortable seating or study area.
There is a ground floor cloakroom and stairs lead up from the large entrance hall to the first floor, where all the generous, character-filled bedrooms and bathrooms are situated.
The master bedroom has an en suite shower room and the family bathroom has a free-standing bath.
One of the bedrooms has been thoughtfully converted into a stylish dressing room with tall fitted wardrobes to one wall.
The whole of Woodstock Barn retains
a sense of its rural history and its interior has been carefully enhanced to reflect
this while also ensuring modern day comfort.
Solid wood flooring and quality fixtures and fittings feature throughout and most of the bedrooms have fitted carpets.
Externally, the property is approached via a set of wooden gates. A gravelled parking area can accommodate four vehicles in front of the double garage.
A gate to the left side opens on to a path which leads to the front door. A further gate to the right of the garage leads into the rear gardens, which are laid partly to lawn with a large paved terrace area immediately to the rear of the barn.
All boundaries are well screened, ensuring the gardens are entirely private. A gate to the south boundary gives access to the paddocks, which are currently rented from the owner.
Adjoining the barn to the west end are two studios: these currently work well as workshops but offer great scope for conversion into an annexe.
The current owners obtained planning permission for this work but decided not to proceed.
The barn is well positioned for anyone seeking a country lifestyle within easy reach of a bustling market town and good travel connections.
Botesdale itself has some shops and services, while Diss, of course, has a wider range of amenities, as well as a mainline railway station, with trains into London Liverpool Street.
Woodstock Barn is approximately 20 miles from Bury St Edmunds and 30 miles from Norwich.
And situated on the Norfolk and Suffolk border, it offers good access to both beautiful counties.
Woodstock Barn in Botesdale is on the market with TW Gaze at a guide price of £600,000. For more information call 01379 641341 or visit www.twgaze.co.uk