West Tofts, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5DB | Property for sale | Savills
344.86 sq m
Guide price £1,195,000(72,259,005 EGP)

West ToftsThetford, Norfolk, IP26 5DB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Beautifully presented barn conversion
  • Grounds of about 8 acres
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Situated within Thetford forest
  • Excellent family home

Barn conversion with equestrian facilities standing within about 8 acres

About this property

  • Mara Lodge is a substantial and beautifully presented barn conversion set within the rural village of West Tofts. The property itself offers substantial and flexible accommodation totalling in with up to five double bedrooms spread over both the ground and first floors as well as fine reception rooms capitalising on the character of the barn.

    Upon entering you are greeted with a spacious hallway complete with vaulted ceiling to the top floor which captivates both the sense of space and character on offer from the very first moments. The sitting room with its wood burning stove, exposed timbers and double doors out into the gardens, pleasantly adjoins the dining room and so feels both open plan and separate at the same time which creates the most superb social living arrangement.

    The highlight of the home is the exceptional “Mark Wilkinson” kitchen which has been crafted and designed to the very highest of standards. With solid wood units set underneath granite worksurfaces and essential, built in appliances of a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler, combi-oven and additional fridge all included. The centerpiece within the room is unquestionably the navy blue " total control" aga which is able to be enjoyed all year round.

    Two bedrooms to the first floor provide both generous suites compromising of dressing rooms and en suite facilities with three downstairs rooms being easily utilised for additional purposes if desired such as being ideal for a home office or snug tv room as our current owners have preferred. Completing the accommodation is a useful utility room, separate cloakroom and family bathroom.

    Mara Lodge is approached via a five bar gate leading to off road parking for numerous vehicles as well as the integral double garage. Set within about 8 acres of gardens and grounds the property has been used as an equestrian facility by our current owners and have installed post and rail fenced paddocks, horse walker, field shelters, stabling and a tack room make for a ready to go option for an equestrian minded buyer.

    One stable has been converted into an art studio offering a good spot to work from home should a buyer wish or as a perfect hobby space. This could also be easily converted back to stabling if required.

    The formal gardens are mainly laid to lawn with patio terracing being ideal for outdoor entertaining and the garden enjoys a good amount of natural privacy thanks to planted hedging. A summerhouse makes for a good spot to enjoy the outside space.

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A home of real quality offering the best of both worlds of exceptional equestrian facilities whilst providing real, quality accommodation.

Tom ClaytonProperty agent

Local information

  • The property is approached down a country lane which leads to just four properties. Bordering the Forest this allows the property to take full advantage of hacking straight into safe off road trails as opposed to riding along roadways, a unique find for any equine property. West Tofts is a small hamlet situated on the edges of Thetford forest, the largest lowland pine forest in Britain. About 10 miles from the property is the market town of Thetford offering a range of supermarkets and shopping facilities. Brandon also a market town is situated about 6 miles from the property and offers a smaller range of shopping facilities as well as national supermarket chains. Brandon features a train station with links to both Cambridge and Norwich with connecting journeys to London.
  • The city of Norwich is about 36 miles to the north-east offering a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities and is accessed via the A11 roadway for a quicker commute journey.

Additional information

  • Services
  • Spring water well supply , mains electricity, oil fired central heating and private drainage
  • Local Authority
  • Breckland District Council
  • Council tax band G
  • Fixtures & Fittings
  • All fixtures and fittings including fitted carpets and curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.
  • Viewings
  • Strictly by appointment with Savills. If there is any point which is of particular importance to you, we invite you to discuss this with us, especially before you travel to view the property.
  • Important Notice
  • Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
  • 1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
  • 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G