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Medieval barn that has earned praise on BBC

South Barn, Cockfield ANL-150601-120445001
South Barn, Cockfield ANL-150601-120445001

South Barn is a Grade II listed property that is thought to date from medieval times and was featured on BBC’s Escape to the Country.

The programme highlighted the importance of Suffolk’s farm buildings as part of our architectural heritage and said South Barn was a fine example.

South Barn, Cockfield ANL-150601-120420001
South Barn, Cockfield ANL-150601-120420001

The property , in the hamlet of Cross Green near Cockfield, s set in well-maintained and manageable grounds and includes a newly built three-bay cart lodge and a versatile workshop outbuilding, as well as plenty of parking space.

It was converted in 2000 to meet all modern living standards at a very high standard and was described by an independent local architect as ‘one of the finest Barn conversions I have seen in Suffolk’.

Its open ground floor, ideal for entertaining, is enhanced by its natural and original beamed timber structure and high vaulted ceilings.

The accommodation comprises a large fully vaulted and light reception hall, 12.2 by 6m sitting room, large dining room, a spacious drawing room with bressumer beamed fireplace and log burning stove, study or games room and a kitchen-breakfast room with utility, pantry and cloakroom.

South Barn, Cockfield ANL-150601-120433001
South Barn, Cockfield ANL-150601-120433001

The agents Fine & Country say the ground floor bedroom suite , with bathroom, provides scope for use as an annexe.

There are three more comfortable double bedrooms off the large galleried first floor landing, one with an en suite bathroom with separate shower and bath.

Bedrooms range in size from 6m by 5.5m to 5.7m by 2.9m.

There is also a spacious family bathroom with separate shower and bath .

The grounds extend to around 0.3 acres (0.12ha’s) with a gated drive, parking area, triple bay cart lodge garage with useful workshop/store room and a log and fuel store.

Manicured lawns, paved terraces and paths complete this property’s setting.

It is situated on the green of Cross Green hamlet which has a circle of thatched properties forming the only conservation area in the much sought after village of Cockfield, which was Suffolk’s Village of the Year 2012.

It is about six miles from Bury St Edmunds and 33 miles from Cambridge.

The guide price is £775,000.

For details contact Fine & Country in Garland Street, Bury St Edmunds, on 01284 718822.

They have a video tour of this property available.


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