Harkstead Road, Holbrook

Guide Price £600,000

4 Bedroom Barn Conversion For Sale in Harkstead Road, Holbrook

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Barn Cottage is a fine detached 4 bedroom character home nestled in picturesque countryside, alongside an area of natural beauty. The property benefits from versatile accommodation, a detached home office/studio, driveway providing ample parking and in all very well presented.

ABOUT THE PROPERTY Barn Cottage is nestled within picturesque countryside, alongside an area of outstanding natural beauty in the popular location of Lower Holbrook. The property over-looks marshlands sustaining an abundance of wildlife and is a short stroll from Holbrook Creek, perfect for mooring small sailing boats. The area is well supplied with footpaths and less than 1-mile walk from Barn Cottage is sandy Harkstead beach popular with swimmers as well as being a short distance from the Bakers Arms pub.
An original oak timbered front door opens into the reception/dining hall offering a wealth of exposed ceiling and wall timbers and doors to lounge/snug, sitting room and kitchen/breakfast room. The sitting room is a lovely welcoming room with a Suffolk red brick open fireplace being the central feature, also with exposed timbers and triple aspect. The lounge/snug is a versatile room with a range of fitted shelving and cupboards either side of the brick fire-place (currently not in use). The light and airy kitchen/breakfast room provides a spacious eating area, with a range of floor and wall mounted units, and opening to utility room with built in cloaks cupboard and shelved cupboard, exposed timbers and barn style door to outside. First floor stairs and landing have a range of exposed brick work and timbers with doors to bedroom with dressing area and en-suite, two further double bedrooms and family bathroom. From the landing there is a staircase leading to attic room/bedroom 4 with steps down to an en-suite/shower room and sauna (currently not in use).  

OUTSIDE The majority of the gardens are either side of the gravel driveway which provides parking for several vehicles. The gardens are in the process of being grassed with the post and rail boundary being planted with natural hawthorne and blackthorne. There is a detached timber framed studio/home office of 17'7 x 15'8, underfloor heating with double doors opening onto gardens. Behind this timber framed building is a small area of lawn enclosed. Behind the house is a courtyard area with a range of useful outbuildings split into three sections - currently being used as garden storage and workshop with power and light. 

ABOUT THE AREA Lower Holbrook is a quiet, rural hamlet -an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated a mile from the main village and a short walk from the beautiful Holbrook Bay on the River Stour, which overlooks Wrabness and the North Essex border. Sailing facilities include the opportunity for parish residents to hire a tidal mooring in Holbrook creek for approximately £100.00 per annum. Alton Water is adjacent to the village and offers exceptional recreational facilities including water sports and country walks. The neighbouring village of Harkstead can also be walked to from the house and offers the highly regarded Bakers Arms public house/restaurant and a beautiful river beach which is suitable for swimming.

The thriving county town of Ipswich is set on the River Orwell and has undergone an extensive gentrification programme in recent years, mainly around the waterfront, and has become popular with rail commuters to London (journey time 65 minutes). There are a wide range of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities including a full range of sports clubs and societies, restaurants and high street stores. There is also a mainline railway station at Manningtree, some seven miles/15 minutes from Barn Cottage offering a reduction in fares and less journey time to London. 


Property Features

  • Detached 4 Bedroom Cottage
  • Picturesque Location
  • Fantastic Views Of Surrounding Countryside
  • Many Fine Character Features
  • Well Presented
  • Detached Home Office/Studio
  • Range Of Useful Outbuildings
  • Short stroll From Holbrook Creek
  • Perfect Location For Sailing
  • Viewing Strongly Recommended




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