Willow Barn
3,075 sq ft(285.68 sq m)
Guide price £695,000

Hardwick RoadStarston, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9PH


    Key features

    • Comfortable and light living
    • Flexible accommodation
    • Delightful landscaped gardens
    • Plenty of parking
    • Set well back from the road

    A charming and spacious conversion with south to south west aspect, set in delightful mature gardens of about 0.85 of an acre.

    About this property

    • Willow Barn is a most charming Grade II Listed conversion, beautifully presented and with the feel of a spacious farmhouse with a good mix of open plan living and defined rooms, providing a good flow to the house, together with flexibility. The house is set well back from the road, with the main living area and elevations orientated at the rear of the house, enjoying a delightful south to south-west facing gardens of about 0.85 acres.

      The house was sympathetically converted in 2004, taking care to retain character yet create modern living. This has subsequently been enhanced by the current owners who have reconfigured the internal layout, added storage and extended the house to create a spacious kitchen/breakfast room. This large open plan area enjoys bi-fold doors and glazing on the south and south-west aspect, giving fine views of the gardens and access out to the main terrace, ideal for outside dining. Other notable rooms on the ground floor include the comfortable living room, with double height vaulted ceiling, floor to ceiling windows and wood burner, a sitting room with wood burner, striking entrance hall and study. A side entrance leads on to a large utility/second kitchen, with a further reception room suitable for a variety of uses with loft above. All bedroom accommodation is on the first floor, with a lovely master bedroom with en suite shower room, a fourth bedroom currently configured as a dressing room, a family bath/shower room, and a mezzanine landing to two further double bedrooms.

      The house benefits from underfloor heating to the kitchen/breakfast room and living room.

      OUTSIDE
      Willow Barn is approached form the east, over a private gravelled drive sweeping up to the house and parking and turning area. This large area adjoins the car port and garden store.

      The gardens and grounds of Willow Barn are a wonderful feature of the property, thoughtfully landscaped to create many points of interest and totalling about 0.85 of an acre. A substantial terrace adjoins the house from the south to the south-west, ideal for outside dining, with a sheltered seating framed by high hornbeam hedge and willow weave fencing. The terrace is bordered by gravel paths, box topiary and lavender beds with expanses of lawn sweeping away from the house, leading into other areas of the garden. These include silver birch avenues, wooded area, orchard, rose beds, a delightful pond with decking, a summer house and established kitchen garden with fruit cages.

      The gardens open out on to surrounding farmland, with established boundaries of mature hedging and fencing.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A very comfortable and well presented home, set well back from the road, and with lovely mature gardens.

    Ben RivettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Willow Barn is situated in unspoilt countryside to the north of the picturesque village of Starston, with meadow alongside the banks of the beck to enjoy. Nearby is the popular village of Pulham St Mary, with shop and post office and the award winning Pennoyer Centre with a café and programme of events. The bustling market town of Harleston (three miles), is renowned for its thriving community and independent shops, together with everyday facilities including post office, delicatessen, chemist, doctors surgery, supermarket (Co-Op), and a selection of public houses, tea rooms and restaurants. In addition to these, there is also an antique centre with several shops, art cafe, pottery, sports centre with gym and tennis court and a recreational ground. There is a well run market every Wednesday selling fresh local produce. There are good local schools and a library, with further education and amenities found in the nearby town of Bungay. Further schools can be found at Saint Felix in Southwold, Framlingham College and the popular Langley with a school bus service from the town centre.
    • Further amenities, independent shopping and a main line rail service to London Liverpool Street can be found in the town of Diss (12 miles), with the cathedral city of Norwich approximately 16 miles to the north, with thriving retail, cultural, educational sectors and international airport.

    Additional information

    • SERVICES
    • Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating.
    • LOCAL AUTHORITY
    • South Norfolk District Council
    • Tax Band F
    • 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.
    • Directions: From Norwich take the A140, and after passing through Tasburgh, at the staggered crossroads turn left signed to Hempnall ,B1527. Follow this road until reaching a crossroads, turn right here onto the Street signed to Fritton. Continue for approximately 4.5miles, and shortly after passing a left hand turning signed to Alburgh (Clintergate Road), the entrance to Willow Barn will be found on the right hand side. The Postcode for the property is IP20 9PH.
    • EPC Exempt