A new-build home constructed in the style of a much older property has come up for sale near Bungay for offers over £625,000.

Rosary Barn in Hedenham, south Norfolk, is for sale with Brown&Co and features an impressive open-plan living and kitchen area and three different areas of private gardens.

In Victorian times, the land on which it sits was known as the Hedenham Rosary and was used to grow hollyhocks – a plant that was little known in the UK at the time. At its height in the 1800s, the rosary is thought to have been home to around 4,000 plants.

Rosary Barn, now in its place, is arranged over two floors and set back from the road.

Eastern Daily Press: Accommodation includes an open-plan living and kitchen area with a huge vaulted ceilingAccommodation includes an open-plan living and kitchen area with a huge vaulted ceiling (Image: Brown&Co)

Accommodation includes the impressive open-plan living space, which boasts attractive oak ceiling beams, floor-to-ceiling windows and two sets of bi-fold doors leading out to two of the property’s three south-facing gardens.

A modern wood-burning stove is set into the corner of the living room and the kitchen area is well-kitted out. It features a mix of traditional shaker-style units, integrated appliances, two ovens and a central island.

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The ground floor also includes a reception hall, two good-sized bedrooms and a bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

The principal bedroom suite is situated on the top floor, accessed by an oak and glass staircase, and features a vaulted ceiling with roof light windows and an en suite shower room.

Eastern Daily Press: The open-plan living space features bi-fold doors into the gardensThe open-plan living space features bi-fold doors into the gardens (Image: Brown&Co)

Outside, the property is approached by a shared tarmac driveway, and there is also a double garage with a generous gravel parking area.

Three distinctive areas of garden are included, equally private and well-planted, and there is a good-sized patio and decking area too.

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New-build homes have been in the spotlight recently, after the Home Builders Federation (HBF), the trade association behind around 80pc of the country’s new builds, published a report detailing the extent of their energy efficiency.

Mason Burrell, new homes manager at Brown&Co in Norwich, says: “In the current economic climate, buying a new home can help with energy bills.

Eastern Daily Press: Mason Burrell, new homes manager at Brown&CoMason Burrell, new homes manager at Brown&Co (Image: Brown&Co)

“This is because new homes are built to certain standards using features such as thermally efficient insulation, air source heat pumps and solar panels, as well as boasting improved appliances – all of which means a reduction in costs for the homeowner.

“Evidence of the energy efficiency of a new home can be seen by the EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating. The Home Builders Federation states that 85pc of new build homes are rated with a B or above, while just 4pc of existing dwellings reach the same standard.”

Rosary Barn is EPC rated ‘B’.

For more information, contact Brown&Co.

Norwich Road, Hedenham
Offers over £625,000
Brown&Co, 01603 629871