A stunning country house in a secluded setting with delightful views, holiday cottage, granary barn and traditional barns.
Sheepcote Farm is believed to date back to 1770 and is Grade II Listed of Special Architectural or Historical Interest. The house is constructed from timber frame with rendered elevations under pitched peg tiled roofs and features a wealth of exposed beams, stud work, open fireplaces and wooden and stone floors. To the side of the house is a converted granary barn with a games room/studio on the ground floor and guest use/self contained accommodation on the first floor. There is also a detached period cottage on the eastern side of the main house of brick base, timber frame and pantiled construction which has been successfully run as a holiday cottage. There area also two traditional Suffolk barns. The house is charming and takes full advantage of the outstanding views over the surrounding and gently undulating countryside and of Great Henny church.
Sheepcote Farm is approached off a country lane in a secluded setting with a long drive leading through established trees culminating in front of the first traditional Suffolk barn. A pathway leads to the main house and on one side from the house is the granary barn with a summerhouse/gym beyond. There are attractive formal gardens to the west with a pond and a large yew hedge with flower beds and box garden. The south facing front gardens are mainly lawned with open views over the rolling countryside. To the east of the house is the cottage with an adjoining brick outbuilding used for wood storage. There is also an outhouse used as a utility/store. The swimming pool is located in a partly walled and sheltered garden and fronts one of the barns. There is a vegetable garden, greenhouse, compost area and further barn used for storage and which has a well that can act as an overflow for the garden irrigation. Beyond this is the hard tennis court.
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Sheepcote Farm s a really warm, welcoming home. I particularly love the secluded setting with complete tranquility and far reaching views over the Sour valley countryside.Tom Orford