Flexible family home

White Elm Road, Woolpit
White Elm Road, Woolpit
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Linking a Victorian house with the former village laundry barn behind it has created this large and flexible home in Woolpit.

The house and barn in White Elm Road are both brick-built and are linked through extensions that creat a dining room and a family room, each with french doors to the garden.

White Elm Road, Woolpit

White Elm Road, Woolpit

When this work was done in 2011, the property was also refurbished.

The agents Sheridans say the barn can either be used as part of one large homes or as an annex or holiday let, subject to permission.

The property has been well insulated, has UVPC double glazing and the electrics and plumbing systems have all been checked or replaced.

The house retains a wealth of character features associated with a home of its era, complemented by light and airy accommodation;

White Elm Road, Woolpit

White Elm Road, Woolpit

The entrance hall, with stairs to first floor, has doors to both the drawing room and the study.

The 16ft by 12ft 6in drawing room has a feature brick fireplace with inset log burner and wooden mantle. The room has windows to front and side aspects.

The generouse 12ft 6in by 12ft study has brick flooring and fireplace and a range of fitted shelving.

The redesigned vaulted 19ft 5in by 16ft 8in kitchen-breakfast room is the heart of the home and offers a fabulous family and entertaining area.

The kitchen is fitted with wooden floor and wall units,with marble work surfaces and ample space for appliances and for a range cooker and American-style fridge freezer.

The room has tiled flooring with under floor heating, walk in pantry and French doors to the rear garden.

The 14ft by 12ft family room staggered off from the kitchen, and offers a modern area with a vaulted ceiling.

Off the main house’s first floor landing are three double bedrooms, all offering countryside views.

The rear bedroom is currently used as a dressing room but could be convert back to its former use.

The bedrooms are served by both a family bathroom and a separate shower room.

The barn has its own front door. It has a 14ft 3in by 9ft 6in ground floor double bedroom and a steam shower room.

The first floor landing, with its exposed beams, gives access to two bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside, an established hedge borders the front of the property with a path leading to the front door.

The garden is mainly laid to lawn the driveway to the side of the property providing ample parking.

The rear garden has a sun terrace, raised vegetable patch and fruit trees, brick store and is fully enclosed.

Guide price: £495,000

Agents: Sheridans, Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, 01284 700 018