Substantial barn conversion with annexe and useful outbuildings in a convenient rural location.
Barnbrook Hall is a large attached barn originally dating back to the late 18th century. An inscribed date of 1787 is visible on the large cross beam at the galleried landing level. The property offers excellent space for a family extending to approximately 3,412 sq ft overall and includes a later single storey brick built wing dating from the mid 19th century which houses a large vaulted reception room with brick chimney and log burner, bedroom five or another reception room beyond, a recently refurbished wet room with sauna, a study (fitted out for two people) and the utility room which can be used as a separate kitchen allowing this part of the barn to be used as an annexe.
The barn has lovely honey coloured exposed timbers, brick fireplaces and pleasant outlooks from many of the rooms over the gardens and surrounding farmland. Off the entrance hallway is a well proportioned triple aspect sitting room, a dining room - both having French doors to the garden and the family kitchen with a range of units and Corian worktops with range style cooker.
At first floor level there is a master bedroom to the rear with en suite shower room and glazed end wall providing outlooks over surrounding fields. There are three further bedrooms, one with a mezzanine and an enclosed loft over the other, both accessed by ladder-style staircases. A family bathroom completes the first floor accommodation.
Barnbrook Hall is approached down a single track lane from the A142 Haverhill to Bury St Edmunds road. A five bar gate opens into a large shingled parking area and the integral oversize garage/workshop which occupies the end of the single storey wing. The gardens are attractively laid out and bi-sected by a stream set in to a deep cutting with a wooden bridge connecting the two parts. The eastern area of the gardens, formerly the site of the old farmhouse garden, contains a variety of trees including a number of orchard varieties and is enclosed by a tall original curved brick and flint wall in the centre of which is a gate leading to a pasture field (in separate ownership).
In the main part of the garden are two detached timber outbuildings one housing the heated swimming pool with changing and plant rooms and a seating area at one end beside a large south facing patio. There is an array of Photo Voltaic panels on the swimming pool roof that are eligible for FIT payments. The other building is currently used as a games room but could operate as an office from home or library. The gardens are secluded and feature many mature trees and shrubs.
In all 0.89 of an acre.
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I was really surprised at the amount of flexible space offered here considerable single storey accommodation could provide an annexe (if required) and the indoor pool and games room offer fantastic leisure facilities for a growing family.James Barnett