A beautifully crafted barn conversion, set within tranquil grounds and open countryside.
An exceptional example of a barn conversion designed and completed with the utmost care and attention to detail, uniting the character of a vernacular farm building with all the conveniences of modern living. Internally, the vendors have used traditional materials such as lime render, lime wash coloured with mineral pigments and terra cotta floor tiles. All of this combines to provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere which belies the impressive size of the barn. High levels of insulation along with under floor heating and a mechanical ventilation system ensure the most comfortable of internal climates; no matter what the weather is doing outside. The layout of the property is unique. It was designed with extended family in mind and offers exceptionally spacious and flexible accommodation. The south facing reception area comprises vaulted entrance hall, kitchen, breakfast/dining room/library and sitting room. These are all distinct from each other and yet flow together to form a wonderful open plan entertaining space. Above the sitting room the mezzanine overlooks the entrance hall and the surrounding countryside. It is an open space of all but 1000ft² which features a beautiful antique pitch pine floor and exposed trusses. It lends itself to a multitude of uses and offers scope for subdivision if required. The sleeping accommodation consists of six generously proportioned bedrooms in the main house (each pair of which shares a bathroom) and one/two in the annexe. The bedrooms in the main house could equally well be described and used as three separate suites each containing a bedroom, bathroom and living room. The annexe enjoys the same facilities with the added benefit of a second bedroom/study and its own entrances. The owner is currently running the property as a retreat/workshop centre (for which planning permission has been granted) and, as can be seen in the online photos, most of the bedrooms are in use as small dormitories.
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council Services: Underfloor heating throughout powered by a ground source heat pump, private drainage. All other services are mains connected.
This property has 7.65 acres of land.
Located in a Special Landscape Area of open countryside which is protected on account of its quality and character, the property is approached by a long driveway which gives on to an enclosed courtyard with ample parking, a seven bay, oak-framed cartlodge and a substantial workshop/lockable garden store. These outbuildings could offer equestrian potential or, subject to the necessary consents, further ancillary accommodation.
Predominantly down to grass, the tranquil grounds are bordered by mature trees and hedging and opportunity exists for further landscaping to the original farm yard. The separate meadow to the south provides grazing for either livestock or horses and is cut for hay each summer. The pond provides a focal point for the wildlife which abounds in the area.
Little Green is situated a couple of miles off the A143 about five miles west of Diss. Diss has a full range of shopping facilities and amenities including a main line rail link to Londons Liverpool Street Station (Journey time approximately 90 minutes). The Georgian town of Bury St Edmunds lies 18 miles to the west. Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, lies some 23 miles to the south and Norwich, the most complete medieval city in the UK, some 27 miles to the north and only 21 minutes away by train.
From the junction of the A143 with the A140 proceed in a westerly direction along the A143 towards Bury St Edmunds. Proceed through Wortham. Ignore the turning signposted Burgate and the next turning signposted Great Green and take the following left turn signposted Little Green. Follow the lane and at the crossroads turn left. Pass Meade House on the left and a farm track on the right and the driveway to the property will be found, clearly signed, on the right hand side.Read all
- Diss mainline station under 5 miles (London Liverpool Street in 1h 40 mins)
- Beautifully crafted barn conversion
- Flexible living arrangements
- Multitude of uses
- 7 bedrooms
- 6 bathrooms
- 5 reception rooms
- Ideal for working from home
- Family home or business opportunity
- Range of outbuildings/garaging
- In all 7.5 acres
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