SINGLE-STOREY, OPEN-PLAN LIVING, CHARACTER, LAND, POPLAR
FARM BARN HAS IT ALL
There is so much to appreciate at Poplar Farm Barn. From
picking apples and gathering blackberries to relaxing over a glass of wine in
the sunny courtyard.
“We love the open-plan living. It’s so much more sociable. I
can see what the kids are up to whilst I’m cooking in the kitchen.”
HOME SWEET HOME
The orchard at Poplar Farm Barn is perfect for fruit pies,
crumbles and jam. There are apples in abundance, pears, cherries, plums,
greengages, gooseberries and even a Mulberry tree.
The kitchen and living area has a lovely vaulted ceiling.
exposed beams and a great brick chimney which makes this the real centre of
life at the property. In the summer you can open up the large barn doors and wander
in and out as you please.
When the weather is fine you can enjoy being out in the
garden which wraps around the house. “The kids are constantly in the pool which
has an all weather heat pump so you can swim in warm water even in the winter. There
is also a pond and 2 paddocks all fenced and gated.
When it is colder you light the double-sided wood burner and
people can sit on either side of it. There is under-floor heating but because
it is so warm you really don’t need it.
With five bedrooms and three bathrooms the barn is suitable
for family living and offers accommodation that can be very adaptable. The
master suite is superb as it has its own bathroom and a very large dressing
Above the drawing room is a mezzanine level offering further
flexible accommodation. It’s currently used as an office and study but could
easily be extra living space.
Planning has been approved (September 2016) for the addition of another living room within the courtyard area. South Norfolk Council planning reference 2016/1886. Plans can be seen in the brochure section online.
There is also an outside office and fully insulated music studio
making this the perfect property to work from home. There is so much to offer
One of the greatest pleasures of life at Poplar Farm Barn is
its location. Surrounded by picturesque countryside it offers a quiet way of
life. Yet its just 10 minutes from the bustling market town of Diss. Here there
are supermarkets and independent shops as well as a range of services, schools.
restaurants and pubs. and a mainline station with trains into London.
But for those with children of preschool and primary age Dickleburgh
C of E primary school is less than a mile down the same road as the property.
So close you can leave the car and walk or cycle. Both the primary and the pre
school are ofsted Outstanding.
There is a farm shop close by, as well as the wildlife
gardens at Shorelands. There is so much to enjoy and you can have your
There are steps up into a kitchen/ dining area fitted with
eye and base level units with complimenting worktops and drawers with stainless
steel handles. The units incorporate an integral dishwasher and fridge, oven
with hob and extractor.
This is a double height room with a vaulted ceiling and
exposed timber floors. With under floor heating and French doors to steps
leading down to a seating area featuring a brick chimney with bressumer beam,
home to a dual aspect multi burner. This then opens up into the snug when
moving round from the other side of the fireplace with windows providing views
over the rear garden. From here there are stairs up to the mezzanine which is
an ideal area for either a study or extra living space.
Moving onto the inner hall with stable door to the
courtyard. There is a utility room with a range of fitted wall and base units,
circular sink and drainer.
The guest bedroom is dual aspect, with a feature curved wall
and having the added benefit of an en suite. This suite comprises of a two
piece suite with shower.
Back past the snug is the main bedrooms hallway. The first
bedroom has garden views and wall to wall mirrored wardrobe. Following on you
have the main bathroom which houses a three piece suite with, low level WC and
walk in double size shower cubicle, feature radiator and mirror. The next double
bedroom is a dual aspect to side and rear with garden and pool views, currently
used as a playroom. The final bedroom before the master suite has views to the
rear aspect. The master bedroom is dual aspect with courtyard and garden views
and en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and low level WC. There is a
door leading to the large dressing room with wall to wall fitted cupboards and
SETTlNG THE SCENE
The property is behind new fencing and approached via double
five bar wooden gates across a gravel driveway with room to park several
vehicles. This leads to the detached double garage with adjoining wood store
and the insulated music studio. On the other side of the garage you’ll find a
gravel path leading to the office. Behind this you’ll find a working well and
coal shed. At the end of the drive you’ll find a potting shed and next to the
studio is a greenhouse. Between these is another five bar gate which leads to a
pond and the paddocks.
The first half of the front garden is laid to lawn with the
orchard including cooking apple, cox apple and victoria plum, pear, cherry,
greengage and the mulberry tree. There is also a large vegetable patch which
holds the gooseberries.
The garden extends all the way around to the next garden, mainly
laid to lawn with field and paddock views and country hedging. Here you’ll find
the swimming pool with an all weather heat pump so you can swim in a warm pool
even when it’s cold outside. There is a
decking area adjacent to the barn doors of the sitting room. There
is also a plant room which adjoins the barn. The garden and paddocks equate to
2 acres. Please note that the extra land is on a separate deed but included in the sale.
Between the barn wings is a Mediterranean courtyard garden
which provides a private secluded and sunny location ideal for al fresco eating
The villages of Rushall and Dickleburgh with local public
houses, shops a post office and primary school. Pulham St Mary and St Margaret
provide a wider range of facilities including a doctors surgery. Diss with its mainline train into London is less than 10 minutes away.