Old Newton, Stowmarket, Suffolk

For Sale Guide Price, £750,000

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Description An exciting opportunity to acquire a charming, characterful yet unlisted detached barn conversion, with accommodation extending to over 3,000 square feet and commanding a delightful position with far-reaching, panoramic countryside views and standing in grounds extending to in all about 0.46 acres (subject to survey).

The property enjoys spacious and free-flowing living accommodation arranged over two floors but also boasts the opportunity for dual/multi-generation living via the attached annexe, which is also ideal for holiday let accommodation or even as a 'granny annexe.'

About the Area Old Newton is an attractive rural Suffolk village with an active community, offering village amenities including church, village hall, primary school and shop. Surrounding nearby villages including Finningham and Bacton offer further amenities including public houses, health centre and gift shop with linking café and further independent shops. The towns of Stowmarket and Needham Market provide a wide range of everyday facilities along with train stations offering mainline link to London's Liverpool Street. The A14 provides convenient access to the larger neighbouring towns such as Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich and also the A12, A140 and A11/M11.

The accommodation in more detail comprises:

Side stable door to:

Entrance Hall With tiled flooring, cloak hanging space, door to storage cupboard with cloak hanging space and door to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Kitchen Approx 18'8 x 12'8 (2.6m x 3.9m)
Breakfast Room Approx 10'9 x 9'5 (3.3m x 2.9m)
Versatile open plan space with feature inset housing the Aga with brick surround and oak bressummer over, space for additional Range style cooker. Tiled flooring, inset with butler sink and storage surrounding with wooden worktop over incorporating drainer, double aspect windows to the front and side, tiled flooring, door to larder cupboard with shelving, and open-plan to the remainder of the kitchen. This is fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units with worktops over, space for American style fridge/freezer, spotlights and tiled flooring. Please note this space can accommodate two dining tables. Open studwork to reading room and doors to:

Cloakroom White suite comprising w.c, hand wash basin, door to storage cupboard with shelving, tiled flooring and frosted window to side aspect.

Utility Room Approx 10'5 x 4.9m (3.2m x 1.4m) Fitted with wall and base units with worktop and inset with stainless steel sink, drainer and chrome mixer tap. Windows and personnel door to side aspect opening onto the terrace.

Reading Room Approx 12'2 x 6'9 (3.7m x 2.1m) Exposed timbers, window to rear aspect, tiled flooring and doors to:

Dining Room Approx 12'2 x 10'9 (3.7m x 3.3m) With wood flooring, window to front aspect, exposed brickwork and serving hatch back through to kitchen.

Snug Approx 14'7 x 11' (4.4m x 3.3m) A light and airy space with flagstone flooring, French doors to the rear opening onto the terrace, exposed beams, door to understairs cupboard and staircase rising to the mezzanine landing, which in turn has a window to the front aspect. Open studwork to:

Sitting Room Approx 18'9 x 13'3 (5.7m x 4.0m) Featuring impressive inset with wood burning stove on a tiled hearth with red brick surround and oak bressummer over, wood flooring, exposed timbers and double aspect windows to the front and rear. Door to:

Entertainment Room Approx 26'4 x 11'9 (8.0m x 3.6m) Ideal for a variety of uses and benefiting from exposed beams, exposed brickwork, sliding door to rear opening onto the terrace, window to side aspect and access to loft.

First Floor Landing Three windows to front aspect, wood flooring and staircases to either end, the former leading up to:

Upper Landing With wood flooring, window to rear aspect and door to airing cupboard with shelving. Doors to:

Master Bedroom Suite Approx 18'6 x 11'2 (5.6m x 3.4m) Substantial double room with window to side aspect, skylight, wood flooring, door to under eaves storage and door to:

En-Suite Shower Room White suite comprising w.c, hand wash basin with storage under, tiled shower cubicle, exposed timbers, tiled walls, extractor and skylight.

Family Bathroom White suite comprising w.c, hand wash basin, panelled bath with shower attachment, wood flooring, skylight and access to loft.

Bedroom Three Approx 12'2 x 7'7 (3.7m x 2.3m) Double room with windows to rear aspect, exposed timbers and wood flooring.

Upper Landing Doors to:

L-Shaped Bedroom Suite Approx 9'8 x 8'6 (2.9m x 2.6m) and Approx 12'5 x 8'9 (3.8m x 2.7m)
This rarely seen area presents itself well for either two separate children's bedrooms or equally as suitable for a double bedroom with adjoining dressing room, with the space being divided into two distinct areas, the larger as a double room with wood flooring and with windows to rear aspect and exposed timbers, and the second via an opening with its own door with window to front aspect, exposed timbers and wood flooring.

Annexe Accommodation Attached to the main house and having been converted sympathetically from what was the previous garaging to the property, and this space is now a fabulous self-contained one bedroom ground floor dwelling in its own right and is ideal either as secondary accommodation or as a ready-made source of secondary income via holiday let accommodation.

The accommodation in brief comprises:

Entrance Hall With access to loft, door to storage cupboard housing the boiler and the fuse board and doors to:

Sitting Room Approx 18'4 x 10'3 (5.6m x 3.1m) Serving hatch through to kitchen, French doors to the side opening onto the terrace and window to side aspect.

Kitchen Approx 13'6 x 7'1 (4.1m x 2.1m) Fitted with a matching range of wall and base units with worktops over and inset with one and a half bowl stainless steel sink drainer and chrome mixer tap. Integrated appliances include Zanussi oven and four ring halogen hob. Space for fridge/freezer and washing machine, extractor and double aspect windows to the rear and side.

Bedroom Approx 10'8 x 10'3 (3.2m x 3.1m) Double room with two windows to side aspect commanding idyllic views of the grounds, extensive built-in wardrobe and door to:

Shower Room White suite comprising w.c, hand wash basin, tiled shower cubicle, tiled walls, built-in storage cupboard, extractor and frosted window to side aspect.

Outside Applewhite Barn occupies a tremendous position on the outskirts of the village and therefore enjoys uninterrupted and far-reaching countryside views on three sides.

The property is accessed through a five bar gate, which in turn leads to a private gravelled drive orientated in a circular fashion and offering ample off-road parking. This area is surrounded by established flower and shrub borders with post and rail fencing and hedging defining the boundaries for the most part. Incorporated within this space are attractive and established specimen trees as well as two timber storage sheds.

Through double gates are the formal gardens, which are private in nature, predominately lawned and with a terrace abutting the rear of the property. From there the gardens open freely into the secondary area divided up into a more densely tree-lined space offering a great deal of privacy and with adjacent predominately shingled area ideal for alfresco seating and sitting within close proximity of fantastic field views to the rear.

Within this area are two additional storage sheds as well as a particular notably detached studio, which has the added benefit of a great deal of natural light via double doors as well as three windows. This space, again is ideal for a variety of uses, though perhaps lends itself quite naturally to a home office space with the feeling of a great deal of security behind fencing.

The final feature of the magnificent grounds is the neatly bordered fish pond with adjacent raised beds and greenhouse, all of which, standing in a separate and private area in the corner of the grounds with a pedestrian gate leading back to the parking area.

Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council

Council Tax Band - E

Services Mains water and electricity. Drainage via septic tank. Oil-fired heating.

In all about 0.46 acres (subject to survey).

Disclaimer Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property for whom they act, give notice that (I) these particulars are a general outline only for the guidance of prospective purchasers or tenants, and do not constitute the whole or any part of an offer or contract (II) Town & Village Properties cannot guarantee the accuracy of any description, dimensions, references to conditions, necessary permissions for use and occupancy and other details contained herein and prospective purchasers or tenants must not rely on them as statements of fact or representations and must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy, (III) No employee of Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty or enter into any contract whatever in relation to the property, (IV) Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) will not be liable in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars and Town & Village Properties (and its subsidiaries and their joint Agents where applicable) have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor, (V) Photographs will only show certain parts of the property and assumptions should not be made in respect of those parts of the property that have not been photographed. (Items or contents shown in the photographs are not included as part of the sale unless specified otherwise. It should not be assumed the property will remain as shown in the photograph. Photographs are taken using a wide-angle lens.
  • Well-presented throughout
  • Spacious free-flowing living accommodation
  • Characterful features
  • One bedroom annexe with kitchen, sitting room & bathroom
  • Far-reaching panoramic countryside views
  • Magnificent well-maintained gardens
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Detached studio/Home Office
  • Various storage sheds
  • Attractive pond
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