Pond Farm Barn, Swanton Abbott

Guide Price £865,000

In Summary

Status: Completed
Location: Swanton Abbott, North Norfolk

Property Type:

Barn Conversion
5 Bedrooms
2 Reception Rooms
2 Bathrooms

KEY FEATURES

Five bedroom detached barn conversion - No onward chain - Open plan living area with snug and games room - Generous living room with inglenook fireplace - Two ground floor bedrooms - Three further double bedrooms - Triple cart shed and ample off-road parking - Private landscaped grounds approx. 1/3 acre

Rural living on a grand scale

If you’re searching for a substantial detached rural property with generous living space, private gardens and the potential to develop further, Pond Farm Barn in Swanton Abbott could be the perfect property for you.

Originally constructed in the 19th century, and converted in 2009 by the current owner, Pond Farm Barn in the village of Swanton Abbott is a rural home on a grand scale.

One of a small cluster of properties to the north of this sought-after North Norfolk village, Pond Farm Barn offers private and spacious accommodation, with five double bedrooms, a stunning open-plan living area, and a separate living room with superb views across the landscaped gardens.

 

The moment you approach this property, you begin to appreciate the scale of the accommodation on offer. A timber five-bar gate gives access to a sweeping gravel driveway to the front of the property, with ample off-road parking for at least six vehicles. To one side of the gateway, a detached triple-bay cartshed provides space to store three further vehicles under cover, and has scope for development with services in place to create a gym/home office space away from the main residence – with planning permission granted under North Norfolk District Council ref: PF/19/0311.*

For the majority of buyers though, the current space on offer in Pond Farm Barn will be more than sufficient. Entering the property through a timber stable door, the eye is immediately drawn to the incredible open plan living space beyond, which truly is the heart of this home.

 

A dining table which comfortably seats ten occupies the centre of the room, with an oak breakfast bar between it and the bright and airy kitchen which, with its corner window and glazed roof panels, is bathed in natural light all day long. A cozy alcove provides a sociable snug, perfect for watching TV or reading a book, but you may prefer to spend your time in the games area, which easily accommodates a pool table.

 

Natural materials abound in this property, and the exposed beams, feature brickwork and travertine flooring are testament to the care and attention which has been lavished on this barn conversion. In the separate living room, an inglenook fireplace with a limestone mantel enhances the warm and welcoming atmosphere of this home, and this is the perfect space to rest and recuperate after a long day exploring the Norfolk countryside along the many quiet lanes and footpaths which surround this home.

 

At the other end of the barn, two double bedrooms provide ground floor sleeping accommodation, and there’s also a ground floor shower room, opening up possibilities for multi-generational living in this substantial and flexible home. On the first floor, off the galleried landing, three double bedrooms with wonderful vaulted ceilings give everyone their own private space. The principal bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room, and the large bathroom has plenty of space for a bath and separate walk-in shower enclosure.

 

The inside of Pond Farm Barn is a fabulous space for sociable living, and in the warmer months, the outside is just as welcoming. A large, paved patio is the perfect place for al fresco entertaining in the private rear garden, which benefits from an expansive lawn, neatly tended lavender borders and a range of mature trees and shrubs, including a delightful wisteria.

 

The village of Swanton Abbott is a small rural community approximately three miles south of the market town of North Walsham, and five miles west of Aylsham. Amenities in the village include a public house, primary school, church and village hall, with further amenities found in these nearby market towns. The nearest train station is Worstead, approximately 2.5 miles away, on the branch line between Cromer and Norwich, home to many independent and unique retailers as well as high street shops. From Norwich, rail links to London Liverpool Street are available in as little as 90 minutes, while Norwich International Airport serves a variety of European destinations.

 

Pond Farm Barn has been successfully operated as a commercial holiday property by the current owners in recent years, and represents an exceptional opportunity to acquire a substantial property in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, either as an investment, a holiday home, or a principal residence. Early viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this chain-free property, and is exclusively available through Pendefords – the individual property specialists.

 

*Agent’s Note: Planning permission PF/19/0311 was granted on 09/04/2019 and has recently lapsed. Documents are available for inspection if required, and published on the council’s website.

 

Inside the property

On the ground floor:

Entrance Hall

Oak stable door to front, timber framed sealed unit double glazed casement window to front aspect, smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, exposed brick work, tiled floor, doors to

Open plan living area comprising:

Kitchen

4.53m x 2.96m

Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with recessed ceiling lights and glazed roof panels. Dual aspect with timber framed sealed unit double glazed multi-casement corner window to front and side aspects. Comprehensive range of fitted base units with solid oak worktop and breakfast bar incorporating double butler’s sink with mixer tap, plumbing for dishwasher, integrated freezer and integrated tall fridge. Stoves freestanding dual-fuel range oven with extractor hood over, tiled floor, door to pantry storage.

Dining Area

9.47m x 4.78m

Smooth plastered ceiling with exposed beams and recessed ceiling lights, feature wall with exposed brick work, stairs to first floor with built-in understairs storage cupboard, tiled floor. Door to living room, open plan to:

Snug

2.94m x 2.59m

Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, exposed brick wall, wall light. Timber framed sealed unit double glazed French door to rear aspect with matching side windows, tiled floor.

Games Area

5.39m x 2.59m

Smooth plastered ceiling with exposed beams and recessed ceiling lights. Timber framed sealed unit double glazed French door to rear aspect with matching side win-dows, tiled floor.

Living Room

5.79m x 8.31m

Smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights and exposed beams. Timber framed sealed unit double glazed multi-casement window to front aspect with low-level pamment tiled cill, wall lights, fitted carpet. Inglenook fireplace with limestone mantel and surround incorporating wood burner on stone tiled hearth, feature exposed brickwork to walls, fitted carpets.

Utility Room

2.44m x 2.37m

Oak stable door to rear garden, timber framed sealed unit double glazed casement window to rear aspect, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights. Fitted wall and base units incorporating oak work top, butlers sink with mixer tap, integrated fridge freezer, plumbing for washing machine. Floor standing boiler, tiled floor, door to:

 

Shower Room

Window to rear aspect, smooth plastered ceiling with recessed ceiling lights, fully tiled wet room with rainfall shower and shower curtain, pedestal wash basin, dual flush W.C., wall mounted heated towel rail, extractor fan, shaver point,

Inner Hallway

Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, wall lights, tiled floor. Doors to:

Bedroom Five

4.62m max x 3.56m

Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, timber framed sealed unit double glazed casement window to front aspect, wall lights, fitted carpet.

 

Bedroom Four

3.54m x 4.91m

Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, timber framed sealed unit double glazed casement window to front aspect, wall lights, fitted carpet.

 

First Floor Landing

Galleried landing with smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, timber framed sealed unit double glazed window to front aspect, fitted carpets, doors to:

Bedroom One

5.06m x 3.92m

Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and Velux window to front aspect. Timber framed sealed unit double glazed window to side aspect, fitted wardrobe storage, wall lights, fitted carpets. Door to:

En-suite Shower Room

Smooth plastered ceiling with exposed beams and recessed ceiling lights, Velux window to rear aspect, feature exposed brickwork, vanity wash basin with mixer tap, dual flush W.C., shaver point, wall mounted heated towel rail, luxury walk-in shower enclosure with rainfall shower over, extractor fan, oak floorboards.

Bedroom Two

5.67m x 4.80m

Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, two timber framed sealed unit double glazed windows to side aspect, wall lights, two radiators, fitted eaves storage cupboards, fitted carpet.

Bedroom Three

4.74m x 2.57m

Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, timber framed sealed unit double glazed window to rear aspect, fitted wardrobe storage, airing cupboard housing two hot water cylinders, radiator, fitted carpet.

Bathroom

Smooth plastered vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, recessed ceiling lights and Velux window to rear aspect. Panelled bath, fitted vanity unit with oak worktop incorporating circular bowl sink with mixer tap and concealed cistern W.C., shaver point, wall mounted heated towel rail, luxury walk-in shower enclosure with rainfall shower over, extractor fan, oak floorboards.

Outside the property

To the front of the property

The property is set back from the roadway with a five-bar gate giving access to an expansive shingled driveway providing parking for several vehicles and leading to the detached

Triple-Bay Cart Shed

9.07m x 5.87m max

Light and power.

The front garden is predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees and bounded by a close-board timber fence.

Triple-Bay Cart Shed

9.07m x 5.87m max

Light and power.

The front garden is predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees and bounded by a close-board timber fence.

To the rear of the property

The rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn with an extensive patio area, well-stocked herb borders and mature trees and shrubs. The rear garden is enclosed with timber fencing and personnel gates to both sides of the property.

Tenure: Freehold

Council Tax Rating: N/A

Services Connected:

Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage. Oil-fired heating, bottled LPG for cooker.

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Disclaimer: These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract. The measurements indicated are supplied for guidance only. Potential buyers are advised to recheck measurements before committing to any expense. We have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures or services and it is in the buyers interest to check the working condition of any appliances. A buyer should ensure that their legal representative confirms as soon as possible all matters relating to title including the extent and boundaries of the property and other important matters before exchange of contracts.

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