Mundford Road, Two Mile Bottom, Thetford - Ref:100335012509
For Sale £750,000
A unique opportunity to purchase this delightful four bedroom period flint house enjoying a forest location and standing in grounds of about 1 acre (subject to survey). Having been considerably improved by the current owners, the house offers comfortable and ample accommodation and includes a renovated detached barn and cart lodge. Viewings highly recommended.
SITUATION&LOCATION The sale of Barn Field Grange represents a unique opportunity to purchase a spacious, individual home within a beautiful forest location that not only benefits from no near neighbours but stands within its own established gardens of approximately one acre (subject to survey).
Set approximately one third of a mile off the main road (A134 Mundford to Thetford) the property is approached through a gated forestry commission track and sets an imposing scene bounded by mature oak trees with the delightful Scott Pines and evergreens of Thetford forest park.
Originally a pair of foresters cottages, the property was renovated and converted into a single dwelling house just over twenty years ago. The current owners have lived in the property for just over 10 years and during that time have carried out a number of improvements as well as energy efficient measures. In addition to the rustic Herringbone brick flooring, engineered Oak flooring has been laid to some principle ground floor reception rooms and first floor bathrooms, with River Bed slate flooring to the summer kitchen and conservatory. In fact the large conservatory has electric underfloor heating. In addition to the main kitchen, there is also a second kitchen described fondly by the owners as a summer kitchen. This is because of its location adjacent to the Conservatory which does create a lovely entertaining area for informal gatherings and summer parties and barbecue's. Both kitchens are newly fitted with Granite worktops, modern appliances and a lovely Rayburn oil fired range cooker to the main kitchen.
In addition to the family bathroom and ground and first floor cloakrooms, the master bedroom has a lovely en suite shower room. All four bedrooms are doubles. All windows have been replaced with modern Upvc double glazing and oak stable doors fitted to the front entrance and rear kitchen. There is oil fired central heating, the boiler having been replaced and upgraded with a modern combi boiler. Solar voltaic panels have also been fitted and benefit from a feed in tariff.
The beautiful one acre gardens are landscaped, being well stocked with numerous trees, shrubs and bushes as well as having extensive lawns, sun terrace, ponds and a cottage garden. Within the garden there is a walled garden and substantial outbuilding that has been converted to provide a decorated and functional studio, a separate workshop and three bayed cart lodge. There is also a gazebo with purpose built barbeque and other garden buildings.
Barn Field Grange truly offers a unique opportunity to those purchasers seeking a home that really is in the country. Early viewings are highly recommended.
This part of the county is dominated by the beautiful pine forests of Thetford Forest Park and the Brecks. A haven for wildlife, flora and fauna, these areas of managed woodlands provide miles of lovely walks and bridleways. The nearby town of Thetford has shops, schools catering for all levels of education (both private and state schooling), a sports centre with an indoor swimming and leisure pool complex and a range of other sporting and social clubs and amenities. There are direct rail links from Thetford Station to the East Midlands and North; one change of trains gives access to London also. Bury St Edmunds is approximately 12 miles. Norwich, Cambridge and King's Lynn are all approximately 30-35 miles and London is about 80 miles away.
DININGROOM22' 11" x 11' 10" (7.0m x 3.63m) With oak stable style entrance door, two radiators, staircase leading to first floor, Upvc sealed unit double glazed windows to front aspect, engineered oak flooring.
INNERHALLWAY With rustic brick floor.
CLOAKROOM With WC, vanity hand basin, rustic brick floor, radiator, part tiled walls.
LOUNGE22' 11" x 11' 10" (7.01m x 3.61m) Feature brick fire place incorporating wood burning stove and slate hearth, two radiators, Upvc sealed unit double glazed windows to front aspect, engineered oak flooring.
OFFICE/HOBBIESROOM13' 1" x 9' 11" (4.0m x 3.03m) Radiator, Upvc sealed unit double glazed window, laminate flooring, door to outside.
UTILITYROOM9' 2" x 6' 7" (2.81m x 2.02m) Work surfaces with cupboards under, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, rustic brick floor, Upvc sealed unit double glazed window, Grant floor mounted oil fired combi boiler (serving central heating and domestic hot water).
KITCHEN/BREAKFASTROOM18' 8" x 9' 10" (5.70m x 3.0m) Well fitted with range of matching wall and floor mounted kitchen units with Granite work surfaces over incorporating double Butler style sink unit, glass display cabinets, radiator, Upvc sealed unit double glazed windows, integrated larder fridge and plumbing for dishwasher, Rayburn oil fired cooking range, ceramic splash tiling, rustic brick floor, door leading to:
SUMMERKITCHEN22' 9" x 8' 1" (6.95m x 2.47m) Further range of matching wall and floor cupboard units with granite work surfaces over incorporating Butler sink with mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, built-in electric oven with ceramic hob and extractor over, ceramic tiled splash backs. Note- Containing borehole for private water supply with pump and water treatment system (softens water), River Bed slate floor. Upvc sealed unit double glazed door to:
CONSERVATORY21' 11" x 12' 10" (6.70m x 3.92m) Of part brick construction with flint detail, Upvc sealed unit double glazed windows as well as a clear sealed unit double glazed roof, ceramic tiled floor with electric under floor heating.
GALLERIEDLANDING Access to loft space, fitted carpet; Upvc sealed unit double glazed window.
MASTERBEDROOMONE23' 2" x 12' 4" (7.07m x 3.76m) Upvc sealed unit Double glazed windows to front, fitted carpet, two radiators.
ENSUITESHOWERROOM10' 0" x 6' 3" (3.07m x 1.91m) Suite comprising walk-in shower with glass screen and plumbed in shower, vanity wash basin with mirror and lights over, WC, Chrome towel rail, double glazed window; engineered Oak flooring.
BEDROOMTWO16' 6" x 12' 4" (5.05m x 3.76m) Upvc sealed unit double glazed windows to front, fitted carpet, radiator.
BEDROOMTHREE13' 10" x 9' 11" (4.22m x 3.04m) Upvc sealed unit double glazed window to rear, fitted carpet, radiator.
BEDROOMFOUR11' 1" x 10' 0" (3.40m x 3.05m) Upvc sealed unit double glazed window to rear, fitted carpet, radiator.
BATHROOM8' 11" x 6' 10" (2.74m x 2.10m) Suite comprising; WC and vanity wash basin with mirror and lights over, panelled shower/bath with thermostatic shower over and glass screen; chrome towel rail, Upvc sealed unit double glazed window, engineered Oak flooring.
CLOAKROOM With WC and vanity hand basin, radiator; storage cupboard; fitted carpet.
OUTSIDE The property occupies gardens that extend to approximately one acre (subject to survey). Around the curtilage of the property is a chain link fence, with mature Oak trees lying just outside the boundary, also following the curtilage line. Once off the Forestry track, vehicular access to the property is across a long shingled driveway. This opens out into a large shingled courtyard which provides a substantial parking area. There is also vehicular access through double timber gates into the walled garden area giving access to the triple cart lodge.
The house is set well back with the majority of the garden land lying to the front and being extensively lawned with a large feature pond. To the rear there is a cottage garden with aluminum framed greenhouse as well as a pond with a patio area. There is also a vegetable garden. Throughout the gardens there is extensive planting, with many varieties of shrubs ,trees and bushes as well as many specimen trees including Snake Bark Cedars, Paper Bark Maple trees, larches, a variegated Norway Maple, an Indian Bean Tree, bamboo and pampas grasses. There are various fruit trees including apple, pear, fig and plum.
For entertaining there is a tiled Gazebo incorporating a brick built barbecue and chimney as well as a large slate sun terrace. A Wisteria and climbs the facade of the house and there is an octagonal timber greenhouse.
ATTACHEDGARAGE/WORKSHOP21' 9" x 8' 1" (6.64m x 2.48m) Twin opening doors, side door.
DETACHEDBRICK,FLINT&PANTILEDBARN With walled garden this substantial detached building has been restored and converted by the current owners to provide:
STUDIO17' 7" x 15' 1" (5.38m x 4.60m) This decorated room has a vaulted ceiling and contains a range of storage cupboards, light and power, double glazing, Velux windows and vinyl flooring.
WORKSHOP19' 1" x 15' 1" (5.83m x 4.60m) Range of floor mounted cupboard units, sink unit with cold water supply, light and power. Also incorporating separate workshop with extraction system. Double glazing and door to outside.
OPENBAYEDTRIPLECARTLODGE Providing three parking bays.
SERVICES&DRAINAGE There is a private drainage system. Private water supply pumped from a borehole. Mains electricity. Oil central heating.
RIGHTSOFWAY Vehicular access is by right of way over a Forestry track.
The current Energy Performance Certificate shown below doesn't expire until the 1st September 2025. Since this was produced, the current owners have carried out a number of energy efficient improvements including the installation of solar voltaic panels and a boiler upgrade to an oil fired combi boiler. Also all the windows, although previously double glazed have been replaced with new Upvc sealed unit double glazing throughout.
VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through the Agent. The metal gate at the entrance to the Forestry Commission track that leads to the property is usually locked. This will be opened for any pre arranged viewings. Viewers should wait at the gate entrance for the agent, who will accompany them along the track to the property.