Thatched yet modern

The Old Black Horse Farm, Finningham
The Old Black Horse Farm, Finningham
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The thatched Old Black Horse Farm is a substantial Grade II listed, traditional timber-framed farmhousewith colour-washed walls.

It has been subject to a meticulous restoration programme by the current owners, who have cleverly fused original elements with modern improvements and efficiencies.

The Old Black Horse Farm, Finningham

The Old Black Horse Farm, Finningham

So alongside traditional features are a bespoke hand-made kitchen, hand-made timber sealed unit windows, oak doors, architraves and staircases and oil-fired ‘zoned’ heating system.

These improvements have been blended with the heavily timbered frame and original inglenook fireplaces. As a result the owners have created a stunning period house with lots of living space.

The Finningham house’s accommodation is arranged over three-floors and the agents say it offers versatility with all three reception rooms featuring oak-glazed doors providing access to the south-facing gardens.

That includes the 5.58m by 3.52m kitchen breakfast room, with its painted units and ceramic tiled floor.

The Old Black Horse Farm, Finningham

The Old Black Horse Farm, Finningham

There is also a 5.58m by 4.38m separate dining room and 5.58m by 4.61m sitting room, both with inglenook fireplaces.

The ground floor is completed by a 3.58m by 3.47m snug, a utility room and a toilet with washbasin.

On the first floor, accessed from a large landing area, is a triple-aspect 5.58m by 4.37m master bedroom with en suite shower room.

Three more bedrooms , the smallest of which is 2.77m by 2.84m are served by the family bathroom.

On the second floor is a large 3m by 4.73m landing which is currently used as a study.

On either side of that is a vaulted ceilinged 3.14m by 4.37m bedroom and a 2.27m by 3.02m bedroom or store room.

The Old Black Horse Farm is set-back from the village road behind post-and-rail fencing and mature trees, leading onto a large gravelled parking area.

The rear south-facing garden is mainly lawned interspersed with mature trees and shrubbery, witha paddock and large natural pond.

The total area is about an acre.

Finningham is a semi-rural village conveniently situated for access to well-served market towns, two with main-line rail connections.

The village has a pub and bus-service whilst the neighbouring village of Walsham Le Willows has a popular local butcher, wine merchant, two pubs and a school.

Stowmarket is 15 minutes drive from the house, with railway station providing a direct line to Liverpool Street Station in 90 minutes. It is about 30 minutes drive from Bury St Edmunds, which also has trains to London.