Welgate, Mattishall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3PL | Property for sale | Savills
4,537 sq ft(421.50 sq m)
Guide price £1,300,000(€1,537,315)

WelgateMattishall, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3PL

    Key features

    • Imposing Grade II listed barn conversion of about 4500 square feet.
    • Open plan and cosy living with a highly adaptable layout.
    • Air source heat pump, Air recovery ventilation, Air conditioning, underfloor heating.
    • Carports and garaging, mature landscaped gardens of about 1.75 acres
    • Convenient for the A47.

    Impressive barn living, with expansive gardens.

    About this property

    • Ivy Barn is an expansive Norfolk barn, wonderfully converted integrating modern living whilst retaining the charm and warmth these barns so often enjoy. The impressive accommodation, over two floors, is a versatile space that allows for many styles of living whilst benefitting from under floor heating throughout, an air source heat pump, air conditioning and a heat recovery ventilation system to ensure comfortable living whatever the season.

      The impressive proportions of the barn are immediately apparent with the welcome into the double height dining and living area, about 14.5 metres long, with distinctive fireplace with woodburner at one end and a bespoke oak staircase at the heart of the room. The open plan feel continues into the kitchen/breakfast room, the focal point for day to day living, with kestrel kitchen and large central island unit, a dining area and sitting area complete with woodburner. A brilliant family room, the sort of room that evolves, links all the open plan rooms, with a southerly aspect with plenty of glazing and openings out to the paved patio and gardens. Alongside the open areas are the conventional music room, a study, a snug and a useful utility room.

      A wing on the ground floor hosts three double bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom, and two bedrooms utilising a linked bathroom, providing a future proofing ground floor bedroom space, or indeed ancillary accommodation to the core of the barn. The principal bedroom is on the first floor, a spacious room with part vaulted ceilings, plenty of built in wardrobes and an en suite shower room. A further two double bedrooms, again with part vaulted ceilings and built in wardrobes and served by a large family bath/shower room.

      The pleasing blend of the Grade II listed building and modern technology creates a practical and appealing home, finished to a high standard throughout and latterly improved and excellently maintained by the current custodians

      Ivy Barn is approached through panelled electric gates, onto a significant gravelled parking and turning area, with space for many cars. To the north of the gravelled space is the triple car port and garage with electric doors.

      The mature gardens and grounds are a delight, with about 1.75 acres to roam freely. To the front of the house are lawned areas and a large wildlife pond, with plenty of resident ducks and moorhens. A courtyard garden, with box topiary is to the east, and deep herbaceous beds and bay topiary frame the front elevations. The main expanse of lawn sweeps from the west round to the south of the house, the perfect orientation to enjoy with afternoon sun and evening sunsets. A large patio links to the house to the lawns, ideal for outside dining particularly with the recent additions of a timber framed covered dining area and a separate covered kitchen area to make the most of pleasant weather or equally when the rain arrives.

      The patio is framed by well stocked herbaceous beds with box hedging, beyond which the lawns stretch away from the house, interspersed by further herbaceous beds. The boundaries are mature, with specimen trees, shrubs and borders, a woodland garden with bark surface and folly, and a stream running through the grounds with bridges over linking to further lawn and shrubberies. There is plenty to enjoy, and potential for further landscaping if desired.

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    I was really taken with how the barn feels like it could be in the middle of nowhere, such is the privacy it has, yet with the convenience of being on the edge of a well-served village.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Ivy Barn is situated on the edge of the well served village of Mattishall. With excellent transport links including regular bus services and ease of access to the A47, the village has a primary school, GP surgery with pharmacy, a village shop and Post Office, public house, café and golf club.
    • The house is within 5 miles of Dereham, a traditional market town which has excellent shopping, banking and transport facilities, alongside a golf course and education for all ages.
    • The ancient Cathedral City of Norwich (12 miles) is the regional centre with an active business community and offers sporting and cultural activities for most tastes. There are good schools, university, airport and excellent shops and restaurants.
    • The picturesque small market town of Reepham is about 8 miles and has highly regarded schools, which now includes a sixth form.
    • The North Norfolk Coast is within easy travelling distance and there are numerous sport facilities in the region including golf and a number of 18 hole courses. Racing is also available at Newmarket and Fakenham, sailing and windsurfing are very popular and undertaken along most of the length of North Norfolk Coast, much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

    Additional information

    • Services
    • Air source heat pump, mains water and electricity, private drainage. Air conditioning and heat recovery ventilation.
    • 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.
    • Directions: The postcode for the property is NR20 3PL What3words for the entrance to the drive; ///empires.easily.outhouse
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G