Bury Road, Market Weston

£685,000 (SSTC)

Fen Farm Cottage is a glorious converted barn which has sympathetically been finished by the current owners to create a beautiful family home. The rear section of the barn has recently been converted into further accommodation to provide additional space that is flexible in its use. The property benefits from a charming detached annexe, which was extended in 2010, creating a charming two bedroom home overlooking the fields. The annexe could offer an income potential as a Holiday Let, subject to any planning regulations. The properties are set in attractive grounds, approaching six acres (subject to survey) comprising of off-road parking, garaging, home studio/office, formal gardens, three fields and a stable block. Two of the fields are Sites of Special Scientific Interest and are filled with wildflowers, including a rare orchid and can be used for grazing if required. Given the degree, and flexibility, of accommodation on offer we highly recommend a viewing of this individual property to appreciate all the fine attributes that it has to offer.

The Cottage provides superb, stylish and versatile accommodation created from this generous barn. The property benefits from a modern contemporary feel, yet retains character and charm. The accommodation comprises entrance lobby with coat and boiler cupboards, door to the magnificent kitchen breakfast room (21'11" x 12'10") Shaker style base and wall units complimented by oak worktops and wooden flooring. LPG-fired Rayburn, integrated appliances and gas fired hob. Door to inner lobby, with additional cupboards. Door to luxurious spa bathroom and doors off to all bedrooms. The sitting room (17'6" x 14') is a light and airy room with glazed oak doors leading to the courtyard garden, stone flooring and a beamed vaulted ceiling. A inner hallway leads to the rear section of the property. This area could be reconfigured to be suitable for a number of uses and currently comprises of a generous utility/boot room, cloakroom and a commodious reception (41'1" x 17'5"). The reception could be divided into further rooms and benefits from a wood burning stove, magnificent vaulted ceiling and french doors leading to both courtyard and rear garden. Planning permission has been granted to link both side of the property if required.

The Annexe also offers an excellent degree of well-presented accommodation. The house is of flint construction under a tiled roof and was extended by the current owners to provide a comfortable spacious home for a family member. Originally a workers' cottage for the farm, the property now provides a superb additional residence set along side, but independent of the main residence. The property comprises homely kitchen with floor and wall units and oak work-surfaces, integrated appliances and a wood-burning stove. A large pantry provides useful additional storage. Dining room with door off to inner hallway and bi-folding doors to the sitting room. The sitting room enjoys fine views over the garden and glazed doors lead to this. A utility room and cloakroom are discreetly position off to one side of this room. From the inner hallway there is access to a small double bedroom and bath/shower . A staircase leads down to the converted cellar which has been beautifully transformed into a further bedroom with a side window providing natural light.

The properties are set in grounds of 5.5 acres (STS). Fen Farm Annexe enjoys its own beautiful grounds which wrap around the property and provides its own outdoor space. The property benefits from its own garage, off-road parking and an enclosed rear garden over looking the fields. Fen Farm Cottage enjoys the use of the remainder, larger portion of the land and benefits from off-road parking, converted home office/studio, three stables and a store/tack room. The gardens are a fine attribute of the property and are currently offered as three individual fields/meadows; There is vehicular access for horse boxes etc. to the rear fields and stabling.

The property is pleasantly situated in a quiet semi-rural setting affording fabulous countryside views. It abuts Market Weston Fen, which is managed by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and considered to be one of the finest valley fens in East Anglia. The village of Market Weston is situated approximately 12 miles from Bury St Edmunds and 10 miles from Diss; both offering excellent facilities and rail links to London's Liverpool Street Station. The neighbouring village of Hopton provides local schooling, a public house and a excellent general store.

Mains electric and water. LPG heating serving underfloor heating in the principal residence and radiators in the annex. Private drainage.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council. Current Council Tax Bands C and A

When travelling from the direction of Bury St Edmunds on the A143 towards Diss, at Stanton turn left signposted Garboldisham and Hopton. Follow the road through Barningham and upon reaching Market Weston pass The Mill Inn and upon passing Cinque Farm (a stone barn) on your right, the turning to Fen Farm Cottage will be found on your left. Proceed down this where the property can be found at the end of the road on your right hand-side.

Please contact us on 01284 700 018 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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  • Stunning converted barn
  • Charming detached two bedroom annexe
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Grounds approaching six acres (subject to survey)
  • Flexible versatile accommodation
  • Large reception room offering further potential
  • Range of outbuildings
  • Idyllic setting next to nature reserve
  • Offered chain free
  • Viewing highly recommended

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