- Imposing Grade II Listed Farmhouse
- Five Bedrooms
- Four Reception Rooms
- Period Barns
- Beautifully Maintained Gardens & Grounds
- In all 9 Acres (est)
An imposing Grade II listed farmhouse set within beautifully maintained mature gardens and grounds including paddocks in all 9 acres (est) with excellent period barns and further outbuildings. Ivy House Farm has accommodation arranged over two floors comprising master suite, guest suite and three further bedrooms and bathroom to the first floor plus four reception rooms incorporating many period features, conservatory, kitchen/breakfast room, utility and cloakroom on the ground floor.
Ivy House Farm is situated towards the edge of the village of Alburgh which has an active Village Hall and renowned first school. Further amenities and facilities are available at the near by town of Harleston, 4 miles which offers shopping and banking facilities as well as supermarket and further schools in the senior sector. The market town of Diss is 14 miles distant and has a main line rail service to London (Liverpool Street) with a fastest journey time of 1 hour 30 mins.
Norwich is approximately 20 miles to the north and the coast at Southwold 23 miles. Schools in the private sector are available at Norwich, Southwold or Langley, near Loddon.
The house is approached via an attractive sweeping shingle drive passing mature gardens with established shrubberies and trees including a small pond and leads up to the front entrance to the property. There are some fine trees including a magnificent lime framing the front entrance.
The drive then extends via a further gate leading to the barns and outbuildings and serving the rear entrance to the house. There is also an additional grassed drive leading back via timber gates to the road making it possible to create an "in and out" driveway if required.
The formal gardens behind the house face south-east and comprise a paved York stone terrace running along the length of the house with attractive circular bed and magnolia tree and overlook wide lawns with established deep shrubberies, mature and younger specimen trees and out to the paddock beyond. On the south side of the house is an attractive conservatory again overlooking the garden and shrubberies and situated on the north side of the formal garden is a small part converted and restored barn, which is used as a summer house with a broken York stone paved terrace in front facing south. Heading east away from the formal garden is an attractive bridge over a wide ditch which leads to an orchard with an assortment of fruit trees and post and rail fencing separating this area from the paddock/grazing land.
The barns and outbuildings are all situated on the North side of the house and comprise a larger and smaller timber framed barns with brick skins and offer excellent storage facilities. Closer to the house is a further Brick barn currently used as Garaging which has the facility to house several vehicles including higher sided cars/vans. This barn was given consent under reference 07/89/2082/LB dated 20/10/89 and has a first floor attic room which could be approached externally via a pedestrian entrance door, but would need steps or a ladder erected to gain access. Adjoining the garaging is a dry open fronted log store and storage behind housing the oil storage tank.
The further outbuildings comprise a substantial corrugated former cow barn on a brick block base with good concrete floor and wide opening doors at either end. Adjoining this is an open pole barn ideal for hay storage. There are two useful further garden tool stores adjoining the house with power connected.
The remaining grounds wrap around the property on the west, north and east sides and are grassed and occasionally used for grazing or would make good paddocks if required. Mature hedging and ditches mark the boundaries. There are three further mature ponds and mature trees around the grazing land.
The gardens and grounds in all extend to 9 acres (est).
There is a pedestrian right of way crossing the property just North of the post and rail fencing along side the grassed driveway and then across the grazing land to the school, as indicated by the dark blue line on the Promap plan.
Floor plans prepared are for guidance only.
Durrants, 32-34 Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AU
Tel: 01379 852217
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