Savills | Low Road, Alburgh, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0BX | Property for sale
8.99 Ac(3.64 Ha)
Guide price £1,400,000

Low RoadAlburgh, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0BX

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • 16th Century farmhouse
  • Useful array of barns and outbuildings
  • Sitting in attractive grounds of about 9 acres
  • Village location
  • Sympathetically modernised

16th Century Grade II listed farmhouse in 9 acres with outbuildings.

About this property

  • The Property
    Ivy Farm, which is believed to originally be a timber framed ‘open hall' dating back to circa 1500, with 19th C additions, has undergone a sympathetic renovation to create a welcoming family home with income opportunities. Careful attention to preservation has been implemented by using traditional materials whilst offering a mix of modern convenience with the charm of the period. With five bedrooms including the principal bedroom being at one end of the floor with an en suite bathroom and an ideal guest bedroom at the opposite end complete with en suite and dressing room and a further central family bathroom, the property makes an excellent family home allowing flexible accommodation as desired. Period oak floorboards run the length of the first floor.

    Throughout the property CAT 5 network cabling is installed to allow for modern technology demands, including high speed internet, and new remotely operated night vision CCTV, burglar alarm and zone heating systems are in place.

    The property is being offered chain free.

    Outside
    The secluded property is approached via a sweeping driveway through mature cottage gardens with established shrubs and leads up to the front entrance to the property. The drive then extends via a further gate and duck pond, leading to the barns and outbuildings and serving the rear entrance to the house. To the West is a separate farm driveway bordering a meadow grass paddock with a large established wildlife pond. The second paddock runs to the East behind the property and main barns. The paddocks are currently let out to a local farmer for sheep grazing this arrangement can stay in place if desired.

    The formal gardens behind the house face south-east and comprise of York stone patio entertainment area, lawned expanse and a variety of mature trees and shrubs facing towards the rear paddock. On the south side of the house is an attractive conservatory again overlooking the garden. Situated on the north side of the formal garden is a small part converted barn with power and water, which makes an ideal summer house. Behind are two walled cut flower and herb gardens. Heading east away from the formal garden is a Victorian cattle barn, leading to an orchard with an assortment of established apple and plum fruit trees.
    Irrigated flowerbeds circle the house, with country cottage perennials and formal box hedging.

    The outbuildings are all situated on the North side of the house and comprise a large Victorian brick barn offering potential conversion. Closer to the house is a cart barn currently used as garaging. This barn has a part converted first floor which offers potential to create a separate home office or accommodation away from the property. Subject to the necessary planning consents the outbuildings could offer a possibility to create an income if converted into holiday lets or business facilities. These barns have power and ethernet connected.

    The further outbuildings comprise a substantial corrugated former cow and tractor barn with wide opening doors at either end. Attached is an open pole barn ideal for hay storage. There is a further garden tool store and workshop in the old stable and tack room adjoining the house with power connected.

    The gardens and grounds in all extend to 9 acres (est).

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I was thoroughly impressed with how the current owner has managed to stay true to the period of the house with a real attention to detail in the careful undertaking of the modernisation works.

Tom ClaytonProperty agent

Local information

  • Situation
  • Located in the idyllic Waveney Valley village of Alburgh where there is an Ofsted ‘Good' primary school and bus services to Harleston and Norwich.
  • The property is approximately 19 miles to the south of Norwich which provides excellent retail, gastronomic and cultural offerings with a vibrant and award winning covered market, a plethora of cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes, theatres and a growing art sector. The city has renowned schools in both the private and the public sectors, together with the University of East Anglia.
  • There is a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street from Diss which is 13 miles away and with a fastest journey time of 90 minutes.
  • Southwold and the beautiful Suffolk coastline lies approximately 21 miles away to the east.

Additional information

  • Services
  • Mains water and electric, private drainage, oil fired central heating
  • Local Authority
  • South Norfolk 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.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold