High Street, Thorndon, Suffolk, IP23 7LX
5 Castle Street
Tel: 01379 871 563
About the Property
Set nicely back from a quiet village lane, in a slightly elevated position, this stunning ‘one off’ bungalow will tick an awful lot of boxes. Extensively refurbished and remodelled since summer of 2020, new owners will be able to move in and put their feet up. The plot of just under a quarter acre backs onto open farmland.
- 2 Double bedrooms
- 2 Shower rooms
- Lounge & Conservatory
- Kitchen Dining Room
- Approximately 0.23 Acre (0.09 Hectare)
- Major refurbishment since 2020
Barleycorn sits midway along the High Street having turned off the village through road at the Church. The road leads into a lovely network of quiet country lanes on towards Debenham. The bungalow faces east and at the rear west where open fields adjoin. The village is well served and now includes a Community Stores, Farm Shop along with The Black Horse Pub, Village Hall, Parish Church and importantly a well regarded Primary School within Hartismere catchment. The village also benefits from the Mobile Post Office service. Bus Routes linkThorndon with the surrounding area and the road system allows easy access to towns and villages such as Eye, Debenham, Stowmarket and Woodbridge along with Diss on the Norfolk Suffolk border, where the mainline rail station provides a commuter service to London Liverpool Street. Neighbouring Eye provides a wide range of shops for everyday needs along with the Health Centre, Vets, Library and High School with Sixth Form Centre. Equally, Debenham lies within easy reach to the south and Stowmarket provides an alternative mainline rail station to London in addition to services west to Cambridge and Kings Cross services north to Scotland.
Barleycorn was built in 1966 for a local family in whose ownership it remained until 2020. Following the handover, the property has undergone a major refurbishment creating the stunning bungalow on show today. The lovely sized plot, just a little under a quarter acre, backs onto open farmland providing a great view to the west and allows the bungalow to sit back up off the lane with a good length of driveway. It seems not a stone has been left unturned either inside or out with garden landscaping complementing the remodelled interior. Bang on trend paint colours, floor coverings, kitchen and shower room fittings are all new along with a splendid range of kitchen units, new internal doors, the creation of a new en suite bedroom and remodelling of the interior to create new rooms and 'flow'. A new oil fired boiler supplies domestic hot water and radiators and windows and doors are double glazed. In addition to the conservatory, a further garden feature is a recent timber purpose built chalet style summer house to sit and enjoy the newly laid out garden.
A new outer door opens to a welcoming entrance area before extending through the heart of the bungalow providing access to the various rooms. A lovely Amtico floor is laid throughout with additional notable details being ogee moulded cornicing and nice deep matching skirting boards and architraves. Panelled doors lead off. A built-in cupboard houses the Firebird oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and radiators.
With single and double radiators, two wall light points and access to loft space complete with drop down hatch and ladder.
24'2 x 9'11 (7.37m x 3.02m)
Now found at the rear of the property taking full advantage of the lovely west facing rear garden and view. French windows lead out onto a newly laid patio area before heading out onto the lawn. Further natural light is provided by an adjacent window making this a lovely bright room. Two double radiators each with thermostatic radiator valve. BT Openreach Master Socket fitted. Television point. An alcove at one end serves as a study/workstation being fitted with a shallow desk or display surface.
10'10 x 9'10 plus door recess (3.30m x 3.00m plus door recess)
A good practical size now benefitting from a full complement of roller blinds at each of the double glazed window panels and individual roof panels ensuring shade. A double radiator, with thermostatic valve, helps to make this an all year round room. A smart ceramic tile floor in a slate finish complements the red brick lower walling. French windows lead out to the gardens.
Kitchen Dining Room
24'1 x 10'1 (7.34m x 3.07m)
Formerly a kitchen with separate dining room, these two spaces have combined particularly well to provide a lovely sociable space benefiting from three windows ensuring excellent natural light. The kitchen area, to one side, comprises Canadian oak woodblock worktop above a range of cupboard and drawer storage options with wall cupboards to match. Notably, the worktop extends into a peninsular partial divide to the dining space beyond. Integrated appliances include fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher beside the classic white Belfast sink complete with with mixer tap. A single oven has induction hob above along with matching chimney hood. Smart tiled splashbacks. Built-in broom cupboard. The dining space comfortably accommodates a dining table and chairs along with associated furniture making this a great 'all day' space. Double radiator with thermostatic radiator valve.
13'4 x 12'7 (4.06m x 3.84m)
A well proportioned, roomy double bedroom with wide double glazed window towards the pretty side garden. Double radiator with thermostatic radiator valve. Telephone point.
14'4 x 9'8 lobby entrance (4.37m x 2.95m lobby entrance)
A second lovely double bedroom and a perfect guest room. With window overlooking the expansive rear garden. Single radiator with radiator valve. A door leads to the En Suite Shower Room.
En Suite Shower Room
Well appointed and attractively styled with vanity wash basin above cupboard storage, low level wc with concealed cistern and double shower enclosure with sliding door screen and MIra Jump shower fitted. Extensive tiling and intelligent extractor fan. Smart Amtico flooring.
Similarly well appointed and fitted with suite comprising oversized wash basin above two drawer cabinet, low level wc and walk-in double shower enclosure with monsoon head shower and hand held hose shower. Single radiator with thermostatic valve. Fully tiled walls, two windows and Amtico flooring.
Barleycorn sits back from a quiet village lane behind an area of lawn now sporting a young laurel hedge and bordered by a long driveway, refreshingly not laid with gravel but a more rustic and attractive stone. A number of cars can easily be parked along the drive leading up to the bungalow. Gates at either side lead to the gardens beyond including a very pretty and sheltered garden to the left hand side along with the main garden at the rear. A patio links the lawn with the bungalow and a pathway leads down the garden to the discreetly positioned oil tank and wheelie bins plus the sizeable garden shed at the bottom corner. The rear boundary now allows for the view across the fields to be enjoyed and one can see for miles towards the West. The sunsets must be stunning.
A very smart chalet style Summer House will remain and sits on a brick edged concrete base and has power and light connected. Internally the building extends to 11'7 x 9'7 (3.54m x 2.94m).
The vendor has confirmed that the property benefits from mains water, electricity and drainage.
Wayleaves & Easements
The property is sold subject to and with all the benefit of all wayleaves, covenants, easements and rights of way whether or not disclosed in these particulars.
These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and should not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Harrison Edge has no authority to make or give in writing or verbally any representations or warranties in relation to the property. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. No assumptions should be made that the property has all the necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Harrison Edge have not carried out a survey, nor tested the services, appliances or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. In the interest of Health & Safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting any property. See also notes on Viewing below relative to Covid-19.
Barleycorn, High Street, Thorndon, IP23 7LX
Mid Suffolk District Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich IP1 2BX. Telephone: 0300 123 4000
The property has been placed in Tax Band C.
Tenure & Possession
The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Fixtures & Fittings
All items normally designated as tenants fixtures & fittings are specifically excluded from the sale unless mentioned in these particulars.
By prior telephone appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0)1379 871 563 *** Covid-19 - No more than two related viewers will be admitted to the property and assurances must be provided neither party has Covid-19 symptons or has suffered from the illness. Viewers must bring with them appropriate PPE. ***
Thorndon is easily found from either the Eye/Debenham road (B1077) or from the A140 at Stoke Ash. At the Church, turn into High Street continuing until the Village Hall appears on the right hand side, midway along. Barleycorn is the next property.
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The Energy Performance Certificate shown relates to 2019 before the improvements since 2020.
Thorndon is easily found from either the Eye/Debenham road (B1077) or from the A140 at Stoke Ash. At the Church, turn into High Street continuing untill the Village Hall appears on the right hand side, mid way along. Barleycorn is the next property.
By prior appointment with the vendors agent Harrison Edge T: +44 (0) 1379 871563