Stoven, Beccles
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5 beds | 1 baths | 2 receptions | Guide price £595,000


  • Detached Farm House
  • 8 Acre Grounds STMS
  • Five Double Bedrooms
  • Generous Living Space
  • Outbuildings
  • Moat, Gardens, Orchard & Meadow
  • Stunning Village Location
  • 5.7 Miles from Southwold
  • No Onward Chain
  • Viewing Essential

An imposing five bedroom detached Farm House set upon 8 Acres (stms) of retired farm grounds enjoying a moat, formal gardens, orchard, former granary building and open meadow land, in the most attractive, rural village of Stoven. The property boasts vast accommodation extending in excess of 2000.sq.ft which comprises two large reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, family bathroom, five double bedrooms and the former dairy. The property has been family owned for some years and is need of a full refurbishment offering a superb opportunity for new owner to realise the hidden character of the building in the process of creating an individual family home. Inspection by viewing is essential to appreciate the unique character, space and exceptional location it has to offer.

Southwold - 5.7 miles

Beccles - 6.7 miles

Norwich - 24.8 miles

London Central - 121 miles



An imposing five bedroom detached Farm House set upon 8 Acres (stms) of retired farm grounds enjoying a moat, formal gardens, orchard, former granary building and open meadow land, in the most attractive, rural village of Stoven. The property boasts vast accommodation extending in excess of 2000.sq.ft which comprises two large reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, family bathroom, five double bedrooms and the former dairy. The property has been family owned for some years and is need of a full refurbishment offering a superb opportunity for new owner to realise the hidden character of the building in the process of creating an individual family home. Inspection by viewing is essential to appreciate the unique character, space and exceptional location it has to offer.



Property comprises briefly :

Entrance Hall

Sitting Room

Dining/Family Room

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Rear Reception Hall

Bathroom

Former Dairy

Master Bedroom

Two Front Double Bedrooms

Two Rear Double Bedrooms



The Property

Entering Church Farm in true 'Suffolk Style' via the rear entrance we are welcomed by the rear reception hallway. Timber doors open to a large storage cupboard and our staircase which rises to the first floor. At the rear we pass the family bathroom and step into the kitchen breakfast room, a large window looks over the courtyard and enjoys a full view of the driveway back to the road. On the western side a stable door opens to the rear gardens. The kitchen is fitted with a basic range of units that provide space for our appliances. A large chimney breast has been concealed by plaster boarding which may offer the potential to re-instate an open fire to the space. Stepping across the hall we enter the dining/family room, at over 20.ft this room provides the perfect space for family living and entertaining alike. Two windows look over the front gardens and moat enjoying an open view of the meadows beyond. An open fire provides a focal point to this generous room. From here we step across the front entrance hall where a door opens to the gardens before stepping into the sitting room. The sitting room provides a generous yet cosy room which is flooded with natural light from the dual aspect windows, which enjoy a view of the grounds to the south and eastern sides, a wrought iron fireplace is set to the centre of the room whilst a large storage cupboard is found adjacent.

Climbing the stairs from the rear hallway we step onto the landing, where we find the master bedroom and two further front facing double rooms. The master bedrooms is of superb proportions and enjoys the view of the grounds to the southern side. A large walk in wardrobe is formed in the recess to the chimney breast rising from the sitting room below. Stepping along the hall we find our next two double rooms again looking onto the moat and meadow beyond, the smaller of these enjoys a built in cupboard leaving ample space for a double bed. Stepping to the rear we enter the forth double bedroom which exposes some of the original character of this charming home, timber floorboards underfoot are exposed whilst a door open to a lobby where access is made to the loft space, here timber beams and rafters reveal more of the true age of the building. Completing the accommodation we find our final double bedroom access from the forth. The forth bedroom offers ample space to create a corridor access to separate these two spaces. Stepping outside a large shed is found attached to the rear of the house whilst an up an over door open to the dairy which currently serves as a garage but offers potential to be incorporated with the internal accommodation.



Outside

Approaching Church Farm from the road a right of access leads us to the extensive driveway which passes the brick built 'Former Granary' as we approach the rear of the property. This extensive space provides ample parking and turning areas and enjoys a view over the main of the land which lays to the Southern side of the house. From our parking area a small courtyard leads us to the rear entrance of the house. Numerous foundations stand around the property of former buildings which may offer a new owner the opportunity to re-build or re-position these where needed. On the western side of the property we find a vast area of former, formal gardens and an orchard. The two spaces are dissected by the moat which continues from the front of the house. The gardens are filled with a range of mature fruit and flowering trees and shrubs and although having not been tended to, these spaces offer the potential to return to a stunning garden space enjoying the westerly aspect. To the front of the house we find an extensive front garden which enjoys the stunning view over the moat, the moat provides an attractive boundary separating the garden and farm land. The land currently serves to provide an annual crop of hay but being of a well drained nature would offer superb equestrian or small holding potential. This space makes up just over 6 Acres (stms) of the 8 Acre (stms) site.



Location

Stoven is a beautiful rural village perfectly situated between the Market Town of Beccles and the popular coastal Town of Southwold. Its enviable position provides access to many lovely coastal locations and short drive to commuter link of the A12, the village is quiet and peaceful but not totally isolated. A short drive to Beccles provides access to large range of shops, amenities and leisure facilities as well as a train station providing a link to London Liverpool Street. The Cathedral City of Norwich lies approximately 20miles to the north with a mainline rail service to London Liverpool Street (approx 1hr 40mins) and an expanding airport on the north side of the city with international flights.



Fixtures and Fittings

All fixtures and fittings including curtains are specifically excluded from the sale, but may be available in addition, subject to separate negotiation.



Tenure

Vacant possession of the freehold will be given on completion.



Agents Note

It is noted that the 6 Acre (stms) meadow has a current right of use by a family member of the estate for the purpose taking this years crop of hay off, this right expires in October 2019 and although noted with ourselves for transparency it is advised that further details of these should be gained from your legal advisor. The property is offered subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, all way leaves, easements and other rights of way whether specifically mentioned or not.



Services

Electric Storage Heaters

Mains Water

Mains Electricity

Private Drainage



Local Authority

Waveney District Council

Tax Band: G

Postcode: NR34 8EY

Energy Rating: TBA

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