An impressive North Norfolk home with thriving B&B business.
The Barn is a deceptively substantial, spacious and adaptable 18th century home, of attractive brick and flint. The accommodation is currently utilised as a wonderful family home in the main, with an adjoining wing providing highly rated bed & breakfast rooms with central dining room, but which could be incorporated back into the main house should it be required, or indeed used for multi-generational living.
The house has been thoroughly and sympathetically updated by the current owners, to present an immaculate home in excellent order. The accommodation, like many houses, evolves around the homely kitchen, with bespoke cabinetry, central island and part open plan to a snug/TV area. Off the kitchen is a spacious reception room with vaulted ceiling, and is the conduit between the house and bed and breakfast wing, currently utilised as the B&B breakfast room. Further into the main home is a dining room, with double doors opening into a spectacular living room with double height ceiling, and central fireplace with wood burner making for an atmospheric living space with glazed doors out to a decked terrace. A useful utility, WC, boot room, study and gym complete the ground floor.
The bedrooms are arranged over two floors, and all are light and airy double bedrooms. The first floor hosts two en suite bedrooms and the second floor is cleverly configured with two bedrooms served by a large jack and jill bath/shower room, and the principal bedroom with en suite bath/shower room.
Bed & Breakfast wing
The barn is a classic U' shape, with the main barn and two wings that will have previously been a dairy or calf barn. The south wing, self-contained yet easily adapted back into the main living accommodation, is a thriving and established bed & breakfast business, with 5 star rating on trip advisor. There are four individual suites, all well-appointed, and which have use of the breakfast room. The business has little to no impact on the main house, with separate parking, their own individual access, and a courtyard garden in a south/west facing position.
The wing could be utilised in many ways such as multi-generational living, an annexe or simply as further accommodation to the main house.
The Barn has two access points. The initial entrance is currently used by the B&B business, with defined gravelled parking areas for guests to the south of the barn. The main entrance to the east of the barn is through electric panelled gates between a high boundary wall, leading into a gravelled parking and turning area for many cars.
The formal gardens are delightful, and extremely well maintained with plenty of areas of interest. The landscaped gardens to the house provide lawned areas, wildlife pond, box hedging and gravel paths leading to paved dining and seating areas to follow the sun throughout the day, a pergola and summer house, and an area of raised decking with solid fuel hot tub. These are all complimented by well stocked herbaceous beds and shrubs, with established beech hedging or wall on the boundaries.
The courtyard gardens enjoyed by the B&B is due south-west, creating a fantastic suntrap to enjoy amongst beds of lavender, roses and box topiary, with raised deck paths and gravelled areas. A further wing to the barn is open fronted to provide storage and a covered dining area, with a useful workshop.
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It is easy to imagine either living or staying here as a guest, and meandering across neighbouring fields to the Suffield Arms for a summer of Tapas and cocktails.Ben RivettProperty agent