Fine farmhouse hides a truly modern makeover
Set in the rural mid Suffolk village of Finningham, the Old Black Horse Farm is a delightful Grade II-listed farmhouse with traditional timber-framed construction and a thatched roof.
The property has been subject to a rigorous restoration programme by the current owners, retaining the original period features and combining them with modern conveniences.
New modern fixtures include a bespoke kitchen, handemade timber sealed unit windows, oak doors, architraves and staircases.
There is also new thatch to extension and re-ridging of the main house, as well as an oil-fired ‘zoned’ heating system.
Spread over three floors, the accommdation is versatile and includes three reception rooms and six bedrooms.
All three reception room have oak-glazed doors which lead into the south-facing garden.
The front door of the property leads into the entrance hall.
This gives access to the sitting room and dining room, which both feature impressive inglenook fireplaces.
Also on the ground floor there is a superb kitchen breakfast room, a snug/family room, a utility room and a cloakroom.
The dining room houses stairs to the first floor and gives access to the kitchen/breakfast room.
On the first floor, the large landing area could double up as a study.
It gives access to the triple-aspect master bedroom, with luxurious ensuite shower room, and three further bedrooms which are served by the principal bathroom.
On the second floor there is another large landing, which is currently being used as a study, and two vaulted bedrooms.
Planning permission has previously been granted for a third bathroom on the second floor.
The farmhouse is set back from the village road behind post and rail fencing and mature trees.
This leads onto an extensive gravelled parking area, where planning permission has previously been granted to build a double bay cartlodge.
The rear, south-facing garden is predominantly lawned, with mature trees and shrubbery.
Stretching to approximately 1.25 acres (subject to survey) the gardens offer delightful countryside views and also encompass a large natural pond as well as a paddock.
With Sheridans, Bury 700018. Guide £600,000.