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Barrow Hill Farm


4 Bedroom Character Property for sale in Sudbury

3 4 2 3
  • Reception, Side and Inner Halls
  • 21ft x 14ft Sitting Room with Red Brick Fireplace
  • 20ft Long Dining Room with Inglenook Fireplace
  • 21ft Long Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Study and Rear Porch
  • 4 Large Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms
  • 35ft x 15ft Garage Block with Three Pairs of Timber Doors
  • Substantial 51ft x 18ft Brick Barn with Potential
  • Tennis Lawn, Main and Vegetable Meadows/Paddock Land
  • Sweeping Grounds of Around 2.5 Acres


Barrow Hill Farm is located half a mile out of the centre of the popular village of Acton on the way to Lavenham. Acton provides a good range of facilities with a primary school, village hall, parish church, newly re-furbished local shop, and a pub. The nearby villages of Lavenham and Long Melford each provide facilities and local shopping with Doctors surgeries, many interesting shops galleries and eateries. The market town of Sudbury provides multiple shopping facilities and different clubs and associations, together with good secondary schools at Ormiston Academy and Thomas Gainsborough School. The town station provides shuttle trains through to the main London to Colchester line.


Barrow Hill Farm is believed to have been constructed in around 1660 probably as a single storey timber framed house with a thatched roof. It has been remodelled over the centuries and now has rendered elevations under a high clay tiled roof with wooden casement windows with accommodation on two floors. The old fireplace and some exposed timbers inside reveal the earlier construction of the house. There are two large main reception rooms, plus a Study and kitchen/breakfast room, and upstairs, with two staircases, are four bedrooms. At the turn of the century the farm had around 100 acres and in 1915 the son of the then owners was killed in the First World War and the farm and land were sold. In 1928 the house and 7 acres were sold as a small holding and in 1960 the present owners acquired the property and did a major renovation. Today the house is well presented and in excellent decorative order although most buyers would update the kitchen and bathrooms etc., in due course.

To one side is a large shingled yard with two substantial outbuildings. The first is a triple garage block and the second provides a substantial barn. There are photographs showing that this building previously was much taller with a pitched roof and there may be potential for its conversion to an annexe cottage etc. To the rear of the house is a large tennis lawn and the remainder of the land is laid to paddock/meadowland. Usefully, there are two further access gates from the land out to the road.



Reception and Inner Halls 25' x 7'3" (7.5m x 2.2m) Running from the front to the back of the house. Panelled and half glazed front door, opening from the front path, straight staircase up to the first floor with understairs cupboard, wall mounted meter cupboard and window to the rear.

Sitting Room 21' x 14'6" (6.4m x 4.4m) With a large secondary glazed window to the front with spectacular views over open fields and a further window to the side. Red brick open fireplace with inset Parkray style electric heater, brick hearth, exposed ceiling timbers, three radiators, stable door to the kitchen.

Dining Room 20'6" x 14'6" (6.25m x 4.4m) Also with large secondary glazed casement window to the front with spectacular views and a casement window to the side. Good red brick inglenook fireplace with bressumer over and brick hearth, exposed ceiling and stud work on one wall, two radiators.

Side Hall 10' x 3' (3m x 0.9m) With radiator, back door with coat hanging hooks

Study 11'6" x 9'6" (3.5m x 2.9m slightly "L" shaped) Secondary glazed casement window to the rear looking up the garden, radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 21'3" x 10' reducing to 8' (6.5m x 3m reducing to 2.4m) Running across the back of the house with two casement windows to the rear looking up the lawn. The kitchen end fitted with a range of beige leather grain base units with light oak effect wood grain working surfaces and tiled splash backs. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap, spaces for slot in gas cooker, washing machine, and dishwasher. Breakfast area with further range of units and room for a table and a range of built-in cupboards, one housing the hot water tank, with louvre doors, and floor mounted gas boiler supplying central heating and hot water. Back stairs with understairs cupboard, half glazed back door to :

Rear Porch 9' x 5'9" (1.7m x 0.7m) with timber framed and plaster lower walls and windows on two sides with back door out to the garden and clear polycarbonate roofing, limestone flooring.

Bathroom 2 10' x 9' (3m x 2.8m) Fitted with champagne coloured suite comprising moulded corner bath with mixer tap and separate shower above, pedestal hand basin and low flush WC, partly tiled walls, frosted glazed window, radiator.


Main Landing 17'6" x 8'3" (5.3m x 2.5m) With gallery rail overlooking the stairwell, loft hatch.

Bedroom 1 14'6" x 10'3" (4.4m x 3.1m) With window to the side overlooking the drive, outbuildings and countryside beyond. Stained and varnished floor boards, radiator. Access from the main landing.

Bedroom 2 11' x 10' (3.4m x 3m) With secondary glazed window to the front enjoying spectacular country views for several miles, radiator. Access from the main landing.

Bathroom 1 7'3" x 5'6" (2.2m x 1.7m) Matching white suite comprising panelled corner bath, low flush WC, pedestal hand basin, wall half tiled in white, casement window to the front with spectacular views and frosted glass screen giving light to the landing. Radiator.

Bedroom 3 14'6" x 10'3" (4.4m x 3.1m) With casement window to the front enjoying spectacular views, radiator. Access from the main landing and bedroom 4.

Bedroom 4 14'6" x 10'3" (4.4m x 3.1m) With window to the side, overlooking the garden, pine floor boards. Access from the back stairs and bedroom 3.


Garage Block 35' wide x 15' deep. (10.6m x 4.6m) A substantial building of brick and flint lower walls and timber framed and rendered upper walls under a high pitched pan tiled roof. Three pairs of timber doors to the front and a personal door and window to the side adjacent to the house. One end divided off to single garage/workshop, good eaves height, power and light connected, level concrete floor.

Brick Barn 51' x 18'6" (15.5m x 5.6m) A substantial brick built barn with a mono pitched roof covered in corrugated sheeting. A pair of timber doors to the front and two windows to the rear, plus sky lights, inspection pit, power and light connected. Agents Note There are photographs showing this barn with a much higher pitched roof prior to its being lowered to the present height, with great potential for conversion perhaps to an annexe/cottage.


The house stands back from the road with a mature hedgerow along the front, a fine old flint wall along in front of the drive and outbuildings. Large shingled parking/turning area with space for a number of cars. Three further vehicular access gates along the frontage. There is a lawn in front of the house with brick wall and shingle edged path leading around the side to the rear. Block paved seating area behind the garage block opening on to a level former tennis lawn. The bank leads up to the remaining garden which is laid out as a paddock with a few trees. Fields to the right and rear and a wooded spinney/meadow to the left giving a very fine setting.


SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity, telephone and gas are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Drainage is to a private system. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical and drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advised Charge Band F, amount payable 2020/2021 £2,609.14.

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Freehold, with immediate vacant possession available - no upward chain. Mainly new fitted carpets fitted included, full list of fixtures provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. From the centre of Acton on the Melford to Waldingfield Road, turn up Barrow Hill and follow out of the village for around half a mile - Barrow Hill Farm is right at the top of the hill on the right hand side.

Property Ref: S12404


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