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5 bedroom barn conversion – Beech Croft, Church Road, South Lopham, Diss£650,000
Property DetailsLocation: South Lopham is situated just off the A1066 and has good access to Diss and Thetford. Within the village is a public house and a fine church, which John Betjeman described as 'the grandest piece of Norman architecture next to the Cathedral'. Neighbouring villages are North Lopham with its public house, primary school and village shop and Kenninghall, again with a village shop and primary school. The market town of Diss is approximately 5 miles away and offers a good range of local and national shopping, leisure and sporting facilities and general amenities. There is a mainline rail link to London Liverpool Street with a journey time of around 90 minutes. Of particular note is Redgrave and Lopham Fen, a national nature reserve covering 125 hectares. Owned and maintained by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the fen consists of a number of different fen types, having areas of open water, heathland, scrub and woodland. It is also only one of three sites in the UK where the fen raft spider is known to be found.
The Property Designed and built by the Duke of Norfolk, this barn forms part of a range of agricultural buildings which have been converted into stylish and contemporary homes. No 8 comprises approximately 2,300 sqft of living accommodation and features vaulted ceilings, solid oak doors, oak flooring and underfloor heating to the main reception and kitchen areas. The sitting room features an inglenook style fireplace, has windows to three aspects and takes in far reaching views towards North Lopham. The vaulted dining hall has glazing and French doors opening out to both the north west and south east aspects and open studwork to one wall reveals the kitchen which is fitted with a comprehensive range of units with solid beech work surfaces and ceramic 1½ bowl sink. Integrated appliances include an American style fridge/freezer, an electric Rangemaster cooking range and dishwasher. Leading off is a very useful pantry fitted with floor units and shelving. The hallway has attractive pamment floor tiles and gives access to two bedrooms, a family bathroom, cloakroom, airing cupboard and utility room with stable door to the rear garden.
From the dining hall a flight of stairs with oak balustrade leads up to the first floor where there is a master suite with en-suite shower room. This room, again, has windows to three aspects taking in views over the surrounding countryside. A guest room with en-suite shower room looks out over the rear garden and a further bedroom looking out over the front courtyard could equally be used as a study.
Outside: The property is accessed from the road via a shingle driveway which serves three other properties and leads up to a five bar gate giving access to No 8, beyond which is a large shingle driveway with circular raised flowerbed. A three bay cart lodge with workshop and garden store room lies to the south boundary. Both the front and rear gardens are laid to lawn and there is additional vehicular access to the rear garden via a separate driveway accessed a little further along the road which serves four other properties.
Services: Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Please note that the services/appliances/central heating and heating system/plumbing and electrical installations have not been tested by the selling agents and the purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the condition and warranty of these items.
Directions: From Diss head out towards Thetford on the A1066. Upon entering the village of South Lopham take the right hand fork just after The White Horse Inn signposted North Lopham and Kenninghall and continue along the road. The Beech Croft development can be clearly seen on the right hand side, almost opposite the church in South Lopham. Take the first turning into the development which leads up to No 8.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with TW Gaze.
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