Guide Price £580,000
Old London Road
Spring Barn is a Grade II listed characterful three bedroom barn conversion, located in the small village of Copdock on the outskirts of Ipswich, Suffolk, with excellent transport links to London and a great selection of amenities close by. The original barn and its extensions are of red brick construction throughout and it conforms to modern insulation and safety standards.
ABOUT THE PROPERTY
Spring Barn is one of three converted barns that were formerly part of Red House Farm. Spring Barn's main structure is a Grade II listed building by association and its building style suggests it is of 18th Century or earlier. Totally renovated and extended in Spring 2017; all materials used were of heritage quality faithfully adhering to its origins and conformed to listed building regs.
The limestone courtyard leads to a wide entrance door opening to a fabulous large open space with a wealth of original timbers, features and a vaulted ceiling, benefiting from Jim Lawrence light fixtures. This sitting room features two sets of French doors of a westerly aspect opening out to the centre courtyard, original oak beams with iron and bolt supports and high level easterly aspect windows with wooden privacy slats.
The engineered wide board oak flooring is complimented by a tall Danish manufactured HETA multi-fuel burning stove set on a Suffolk pan tiled hearth.
Access to the galleried mezzanine floor above the dining area is by a loft pull-down ladder that could be replaced by a permanent staircase. It has a Heritage Velux roof light and the room is currently utilised as an office.
Opposite the dining area, a small entry hall gives access to the family bathroom and second bedroom. The bathroom comprises of a pea-shape bath with overhead shower, low level WC, drawer enclosed wash basin and high efficiency heated towel rail.
Continuing to the (second) double bedroom, this room also benefits with a dual aspect, one provided by double French doors opening out to the courtyard whilst the window with its westerly aspect overlooks the mature oak tree, lawn and Cart Lodge. A large floor to ceiling mirrored wardrobe provides ample storage
The south facing high ceilinged kitchen with its powered light tube creates a feeling of spaciousness. The kitchen incorporates a range of built in appliances including a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, a Neff five ring gas hob with an extract hood together with stacked Neff ovens one of which also has a microwave function too. A large warming draw completes the cooking assembly. Refrigeration is provided by a large built-in refrigerator with a separate freezer under. Aside from the normal storage cupboards with disecrete lighting under; a tall pull-out larder cupboard is adjacent to the refrigerator.
A Britax water filter tap assembly separate from the water softener is fitted below the sink.
The kitchen stable door allows access to a small courtyard with a traditional small array of enclosures that house all incoming services, gas, electricity, water and telephone. A photo electric cell that provides low level security lighting around the Barn is located here too. The small courtyard is enclosed on three sides by a new red brick wall and the barn itself whilst paving is by a mixture of limestone and shingle with a raised flower bed and a well-established Wisteria. Access to the main garden is via an archway.
The sitting room also gives access to the further two bedrooms. The main spacious main bedroom entrance also features a discrete large linen cupboard. This bedroom is again of dual aspect; one provided by double French doors to the courtyard with associated window facing West overlooking the garden. Its large ensuite shower room offers a cupboard enclosed wash basin and low level WC. A large efficient towel rail heated by a separate heating circuit can provide warmth all year round.
On exiting the main bedroom, there is a small utility cupboard on the left hand-side and ahead is the third double bedroom that again benefits from a dual of East and North aspect. There is a small room off the bedroom with a low level WC and wash basin. The bedroom provides access to the loft area of Spring Barn via a drop-down loft ladder, Fully carpeted, this area has ample storage that is readily accessible and the property's Main brand gas condenser boiler, water circulation pumps and large pressurised water storage cylinder are also situated here. There is one window with a northern aspect. The telephone and broadband internal equipment are also located here too.
Entering through a five bar gate over a gravel drive with ample parking, laurel hedging shields the property's boundary from the road. There is a large detached timber framed cart style double garage with a slate tile roof and powered roller shutters individual doors with remote controls. Inside the garage there are extensive power sockets and fluorescent lighting and loft storage. To the rear of the Garage, there is the large wood store and separate insulated workshop with its own fuse box serving the garage too.
This insulated workshop could easily be converted to a stand-alone office.
The large court yard fronting the property has English limestone paving and the area features exterior down lighting and a small powered water fountain area flanked by a dwarf wall constructed of contrasting period Suffolk white bricks.
To the rear of the garden can be found a new Klargester treatment plant installed in 2016.
ABOUT THE AREA
Copdock is small village that sits just on the outskirts of Ipswich with an outstanding primary school.
The thriving town of Ipswich is set on the estuary of the River Orwell and has undergone an extensive gentrification programme in recent years, mainly around the waterfront. It has become a popular "commutable" town to London. Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk and offers a wide variety of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities including a full range of sports clubs and societies, restaurants and high street stores. There is an excellent choice of schooling within both the state and private sectors.
Excellent sailing and golfing facilities are both available nearby or on the popular Suffolk Heritage Coast. Ipswich provides good access to various road networks via the A12 to the South with links to London and the M25 and via the A14 to The Midlands and M11. The railway station provides mainline railway links to London's Liverpool Street with an approximate journey time of sixty-five minutes.
We are assured by the vendors that the property is connected to mains gas, electricity, water and has a Klargester treatment plant. A new and dedicated stand-alone telephone line is connected.
- Detached Barn Conversion
- Vaulted Ceiling
- Gas Central Heating
- Galleried Mezzanine
- High Quality Fixtures & Fittings
- HETA Multi-Fuel Burning Stove
- Double Cart Lodge style Garage
- Ample Parking
- Close To All Major Transport Links
- Insulated Separate Workshop