Lime Barn, Aldecar Lane, Benhall, Saxmundham, IP17 1HN | Property for sale | Savills
521.65 sq m
Guide price £1,250,000(74,601,646 EGP)

Lime BarnAldecar Lane, Benhall, Saxmundham, IP17 1HN


    Key features

    • Substantial, light-filled accommodation
    • Wonderfully proportioned rooms
    • Self-contained annexe
    • Attractive, secure gardens
    • About 0.81 of an acre

    Exceptional barn conversion with an annexe and wonderful gardens.

    About this property

    • Lime Barn is a superb, wonderfully spacious and light-filled barn conversion within grounds of over three-quarters of an acre, with an annexe, outbuildings and a three-bay cart lodge.

      The original building dates from the 18th century and has been skilfully converted by our clients to create a well-proportioned and comfortable family home, retaining delightful period features and offering versatile accommodation.

      The building has handsome elevations of red brick and black timber weatherboarding, with traditional pantiles and slate tiles.

      The oak front door opens into the generous entrance hall. Floor to ceiling windows fill the room with natural light; glazed internal walls allow the light to fill through to the dining and garden rooms.

      The open plan garden room is an excellent space for entertaining and relaxing, consisting of two snugs and a dining area. The room has an array of exposed timbers and French windows lead out to the central garden. Underfloor heating flows throughout the entirety of the ground floor.

      Oak floor boards flow from the garden room into the drawing room, an enchanting triple-aspect room with exposed bricks and timbers, and a handsome chimneypiece with an inset contemporary wood burning stove.

      The kitchen/breakfast room has a four-oven AGA, a separate Bosch oven and integrated Bosch dishwasher. The bespoke kitchen has ample storage space and granite worksurfaces, with beech worksurfaces on the island. French windows lead out to a balcony, ideal for a morning coffee.

      A corridor off the kitchen leads to a utility, shower room and guest suite. This guest suite consist of a double bedroom with an en suite, and a guest sitting room.

      Steps from the kitchen lead to a generous study, with French windows out to the central garden. Beyond the study is a capacious games room, which our clients presently use as a billiards room and which could also make a fantastic cinema room. It too has French windows off to the garden.

      The self-contained annexe has a kitchen with an integrated oven, electric hob and dishwasher; sitting room; bathroom; and double bedroom. Separate access is provided via French windows.

      The oak staircase leads up to the first floor with a galleried landing. To the right are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. To the left is the principal bedroom, a particularly fine room with an impressive gable end window, adjoining bathroom and built-in wardrobes. Completing the first floor is a further double bedroom with an en suite shower room.

      Lime Barn is arranged around a central garden with an impressive terrace, ideal for al fresco dining, shrub borders and a number of specimen trees.

      The grounds extend to about 0.81 of an acre and there are further areas of lawn including a wonderful, secure, hedged and fenced field with some beautiful mature trees and a summer house.

      There are a number of outbuildings including a generous barn, which our clients use as a fantastic workshop, garden stores and a three bay cart lodge. There is further parking for numerous cars on the shingle drive.

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    I love Lime Barns which is a particularly impressive example of its type, with wonderfully proportioned, bright rooms, a superb annexe and beautiful gardens.

    Alexander McNabProperty agent

    Local information

    • Lime Barn occupies a superb position in the delightful and historic village of Benhall in east Suffolk. Benhall has a charming medieval church, a small farm shop and a popular primary school; there are numerous footpaths in the village.
    • Saxmundham (1.9 miles) is a substantial market town with a wider selection of amenities including Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets, independent shops and a railway station offering trains to London via Ipswich from 115 minutes.
    • Snape Maltings (3 miles), within the village of Snape, is home to an array of galleries, boutique shops, cafés, restaurants and the world famous concert hall. There are numerous exhibitions, concerts and festivals throughout the year including the Snape Proms and the Aldebugh Food and Drink Festival.
    • Aldeburgh (6.3 miles), the popular coastal town closely associated with Benjamin Britten, is famed for its fish and chips and the celebrated 'Scallop' sculpture by Maggi Hambling. There are excellent galleries and boutiques and a superb restaurant scene including critically acclaimed 'The Suffolk Sur Mer'.
    • Neighbuoring, Thorpeness (6.9 miles) is an enchanting Victorian seaside village, renowned for its charming architecture, the iconic 'House in the Clouds' and the picturesque boating lake.
    • Historic market towns, Framlingham (8.9 miles) and Woodbridge (12.3 miles) are popular East Anglian destinations.
    • Framlingham is home to a famous 12th century castle, while Woodbridge is situated by the River Deben and offers an array of excellent amenities.
    • Local sporting facilities are fantastic: Aldeburgh, Thorpness and Woodbridge have well-regarded golf, tennis and sailing clubs; Woodbridge also offers rowing and rugby clubs. Clay pigeon shooting is offered at High Lodge in Darsham.
    • Schools in the area are excellent including Orwell Park Prep School, Woodbridge School, Framlingham College and Ipswich School, all of which are included in the Good Schools Guide.
    • All times and distances are approximate

    Additional information

    • Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage; oil-fired central heating.
    • Agent Note: Please be aware that there varevarious infrastructure projects proposed for east Suffolk including plans for a new nuclear power station at Sizewell. Wind farm expansion in the North Sea is also taking place and bringing power ashore along with associated cabling and substation works are also being proposed.
    • Directions: Direction: From A12 south take the B1121 to Sternfield and Benhall, turn right into Benhall Green, pass the school on your left, carry on down the hill with the village green on your right; turn right into Aldecar Lane. After 300 yards, turn right into Alder Close, follow track to Lime Barn. What3Words: ///novelist.hike.talkative
    • EPC Rating: C
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G