Huge country home with no near neighbours up for sale for £1.45m

Huge barn conversion with thatched roof in a two acre plot at Foxearth, Sudbury, which is for sale for £1.45m

A four-bedroom barn conversion has come up for sale in Foxearth, near Sudbury, for £1.45m - Credit: David Burr

A Grade II listed barn conversion has come up for sale in a secluded two-acre plot in Foxearth, near the Essex-Suffolk border, for £1.45m.

The property sits in a peaceful rural location "offering the utmost privacy and seclusion", according to selling agents David Burr, and features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a magnificent drawing room with a 22ft vaulted ceiling.

At its earliest, the property is thought to date back to the 15th century, but was subsequently altered in the 18th century before being converted into a home in 1985.

Timber clad gable with thatched roof of a four-bed barn conversion for sale for £1.45m

At its earliest the barn dates back to the 15th century, with 18th century additions - Credit: David Burr

Aerial view of Petticotes, a four-bed barn conversion for sale in Foxearth, near Sudbury, for £1.45m

The property enjoys a lovely rural location in the heart of the countryside - Credit: David Burr

Huge vaulted drawing room with exposed beams in a 4-bed barn conversion for sale for £1.45m

The drawing room has a huge 22ft vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a mezzanine above - Credit: David Burr

Since then it has been further extended and updated, including being re-roofed around five years ago.

The huge drawing room is a real highlight, featuring an abundance of exposed timbers and studwork and an open-plan layout which leads through to an attractive dining area with a mezzanine snug above.

The dining room has windows to three sides, which each offer lovely views over the grounds, and there is a separate breakfast area off the kitchen.

Modern kitchen with breakfast island in a four-bed barn conversion in Foxearth near Sudbury for £1.45m

The modern, well-fitted kitchen - Credit: David Burr

Dining room with exposed beams and studwork in a four-bed barn conversion for sale for £1.45m

The dining room with open studwork through to the lounge - Credit: David Burr

Mezzanine with exposed beams over the drawing room in a 4-bed barn conversion for sale near Sudbury for £1.45m

The snug on the mezzanine above the drawing room - Credit: David Burr

The kitchen itself is well-fitted with a matching range of base and wall units, polished granite work surfaces, breakfast bar and pantry cupboard, as well as space for a range cooker, set into a chimney breast. It also has a range of appliances already fitted, including a Smeg dishwasher and refrigerator which sits below the countertop.

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A utility space, bathroom and walk-in wardrobe form the rest of the ground floor, and there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, including one en suite. 

Outside there is ample off-road parking and a number of outbuildings, which include a triple cart lodge, double garage and large storage barn, which had planning permission for conversion but which has since lapsed.

Large double bedroom on the first floor of a 4-bed barn conversion for sale in Foxearth near Sudbury for £1.45m

Inside one of the four bedrooms, which are located upstairs and have countryside views - Credit: David Burr

Aerial view of a four-bed barn conversion with outbuildings in a two-acre plot for sale near Foxearth, Sudbury

The property enjoys a secluded and private position with no nearby neighbours - Credit: David Burr

Fenced paddock at Petticotes, Foxearth, which is for sale for £1.45m

The grounds contain around an acre of formal gardens and an acre fenced paddock - Credit: David Burr

The rest of the grounds are primarily arranged into two main parts and include around an acre of formal gardens, featuring a variety of mature specimen trees and established flower beds, and a stone paved terrace which provides a seating area.

Towards the top of the garden there is a mature orchard with a number of fruit trees, as well as further lawns, and there is also a further acre of fully fenced paddock, complete with a two-box stable block to the side.

There is also a greenhouse and vegetable garden.

For more information, contact David Burr.

Petticotes, Foxearth
Guide price: £1,450,000
David Burr, 01787 720021

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