We are delighted to offer for sale this superbly presented 4 bedroom detached barn conversion situated in an idyllic position in grounds exceeding 5 acres (sts) on the edge of Wickham Skeith. The property further benefits from a 1 bedroom detached annexe and further outbuildings.
Situated in a rural and secluded position 'Sarahs Folly' is a fine example of a Suffolk Barn conversion. The spacious and flexible accommodation which has been extremely well kept by the current vendors affords the following accommodation - entrance hall, cloakroom, dining room and Inner hall. There is a fully fitted kitchen with oil fired AGA along with a separate electric oven and a utility room. The large double vaulted sitting room with large inglenook and wood burning stove is situated centrally in the house over-looking the very tranquil rockery garden which is immediately to the rear of the property. There is a downstairs study with a secondary staircase to one bedroom. Adjoining the downstairs study is the recently added Garden room with pleasant aspects over the formal gardens. On the first floor there is a master bedroom with en-suite, a spacious family bathroom, bedroom and large walk in airing cupboard all accessed from the main staircase. From the landing there is a further staircase to the second floor where there is a further bedroom. Internally the property benefits from an abundance of period features with exposed timbers running through the property. The detached annexe is a great addition to the property having a large open plan sitting/dining room with shower room and a large studio to the rear which could easily become a kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor there is a good sized bedroom.
Sarahs Folly is approached via a five bar wooden gate and shingled drive leading to a large courtyard area providing parking for numerous vehicles. Adjoining the annexe is a double open bay cart lodge and beyond this a workshop with stores. The extensive gardens consist of the afore-mentioned rockery area, heavily stocked formal gardens with various hedgerow borders adding to the privacy on offer. The formal lawned garden also incorporates a walled seating area, outside al fresco dining area, pergola and landscaped shingled area. To the rear of the workshop there is an orchard with various fruit trees and some raised flower beds along with some more heavily stocked areas laid to various shrubs. The remainder of the gardens boast some lawned areas with various trees and shrubs leading to the paddocks. The paddocks, currently used as a hay field are fully enclosed by a range of hedgerow and trees with a metal five bar gate providing additional access. There is a good size vegetable garden, large pond and a further outbuilding. The paddocks offer flexibility for a number of uses, most notably equestrian. Finally the property boasts an outside heated swimming pool enclosed by flint wall borders with a pump house.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 6.53m x 3.56m
Dining Room - 4.72m x 2.46m
Sitting Room - 6.83m x 6.40m
Study - 4.60m x 2.74m
Garden Room - 5.80m x 3.85m
Master Bedroom - 6.2m x 3.73m
Bedroom - 2.49m x 2.46m
Large walk in airing cupboard
Bedroom (accessed via second stair case from study) - 4.80 x 2.84m
Bedroom - 5.28m x 4.29m
Sitting Room/Dining Area - 7.11m x 6.35m
Kitchen Area (incomplete) or studio - 7.04m x 3.68m
Bedroom - 6.55 x 3.96m
Cart Lodge - 8.23m x 7.16m
Workshop - 6.93m x 4.06m
Store - 4.14m x 3.20m
Store - 4.11m x 2.77m
About the area
Wickham Skeith is well situated within an area of traditional rural countryside and has good access to key surrounding locations. With close access to the A140 it offers ideal road links to Ipswich and Norwich and the A14 which leads to Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge and beyond. The nearby town of Stowmarket offers direct rail links to London Liverpool Street. The nearby village of Mendlesham has a thriving community and is very well served with local amenities including primary school, health centre, village store, a public house, fish and chip shop, parish church, community centre and playing field.
Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Central heating is provided from Oil fired boiler serving radiators throughout and underfloor heating in the sitting room. The annexe is also served by the oil fired boiler. The water is heated by an air source heat pump and the workshop benefits from its own air source unit providing both warm and cool air. The heated pool has the option to be heated either by an independent Oil fired boiler or solar collectors that are located behind the pump shed.
Ownership of the Solar Photo Voltaic Panels located on the Annex roof will be sold with the property and the vendors are currently receiving 0.55p per Kwh generated. Full details of payments received can be presented on request.
Local Authority Mid Suffolk District Council - Council Tax Band F