The Stable, Methwold Hythe remembers the owner. ¢â‚¬“It was half a barn...
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The Stable, Methwold Hythe
• A Superb Attached Barn Conversion which has been finished to a very high standard
• Sitting Room with Brick Fireplace and Inset Woodburning Stove • Playroom with doors opening onto South Facing Walled Garden • Bespoke Kitchen Dining Room, Hall, Cloakroom, Utility Room • Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room • Three Further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom • Gated parking area, Detached Double Garage • Charming Partly Walled Enclosed Gardens. • The Accommodation extends to 1982sq.ft
“It’s not a formal place, but it’s great for a family and we have loved every
‘Style & Substance’ Surrounded by beauty and
cared for with love, this rural
retreat will fit like a glove, to
those who appreciate a family
abode, come take the weight
off and lighten the load.
New arrivals “When we bought it, the place was just a shell,” remembers the owner. “It was half a barn and a few walls.” Having grown up in the area, the owner was already sure about the glorious location and fell in love with the property. “It had a nice feel to it,” she says. “We’d moved from a terrace house in town and this was so lovely and light and spacious. The builders even left a bunch of flowers in the kitchen ready for our arrival.” Originally part of an old dairy, the property originates from around 1880. “There’s a wall at the back of the garden that was part of the original dairy farm,” says the owner.
Brand new Having been newly converted for the owners, the property was immaculate and finished to a high standard. “We haven’t done much to the place since we moved in, except added a wall in the sitting room to stop the warmth from the wood burner escaping up the stairs,” she says. Decorated with neutral shades, the downstairs section of the property is enhanced with oak flooring for a beautiful finish. A versatile space,
perfect for any family, The Stables has lots of open plan space and four sets of French doors. “There are two sets in the sitting room, which let in a lovely breeze in the summer,” explains the owner. “There’s also a set in the playroom and leading off from the kitchen.”
Suited to all Spending most of their time in the kitchen, the family are grateful for the vast space. “We spend oodles of time in here – around 90 percent of it,” says the owner. “Every time someone comes over they instantly park themselves at the kitchen table – it’s just such a lovely room for eating and having a good old chat.” The kitchen units give plenty of space, while the French doors flood the room with light. Described as “ a good family home”, the owners of The Stable use one of the property’s rooms as a playroom. “It was intended to be a dining room and could easily be used for that, but for us it’s much better to have a space for the children.”
Fond memories Exquisitely finished, the property is stylish yet homely and lends itself to entertaining. “We celebrated my husband’s 40th birthday here not
so long ago, inviting around 50 friends to join us,” says the delighted owner. “We set up a gazebo on the lawn and it was lovely.” The garden has a large patio as well as a lawned area and a small vegetable patch, creating the perfect haven for child or adult. “The stepping stones that lead to the playhouse have little animals on them and the children love them,” she says. Situated just a mile from he village of Methwold, the property is set in miles of undulating countryside, with necessities a short distance away. “You can get milk and bread in Methwold and there’s a lovely butchers that has been there for years – it even does cheese and olives too,” says the owner. The perfect property for those looking to enjoy a quiet life, The Stables is ready to welcome its next residents.
A wide stable type door leads into the……
Kitchen Dining Room A well proportioned light room with windows to the north, east and west and almost directly over the other side of this room are glazed external doors facing east out onto the terrace allowing the morning sun to stream into this room. The floor is in oak and the kitchen is fitted with a range of shaker style wall and base units with oak
work surfaces and a one and a half bowl enamel sink unit with mixer tap over with natural stone tiling. The appliances include a Rangemaster Professional cooker with extractor hood over. Other appliances include an integrated fridge and freezer and a dishwasher. A door leads into the…
Utility Room Housing the oil fired boiler and providing another external door to the north.
The door at the other end of the kitchen leads through into the…
Sitting Room Another well proportioned room the focal point of this room is an open brick fireplace with oak mantle and inset woodburning stove on a pamment hearth, the chimney breast is exposed and there are westerly facing windows either side of the chimney breast and two pairs of glazed external doors to the garden to the south making this a lovely light room too. The walls in the sitting room are partly panelled below a picture rail. Again the floor is in oak and an open glazed door leads from this room into the…
Staircase Hall On your left the stairs rise to the first floor and beneath them is a cupboard accessed from the sitting room. Directly in front of you is a door into the cloakroom and on your right is a door into the……
Playroom An ideal playroom with oak floor and glazed external doors out into the enclosed gardens to the south. Returning to the hall and taking the door into the…
Cloakroom Fitted with a two piece suite comprising a low level WC and pedestal wash basin and has a northerly facing window. The floor again is in oak.
Taking the stairs to the first floor you arrive at the landing which has windows to the north and east
partly vaulted ceiling and some exposed timbers. The door almost opposite the top of the stairs takes you into…
Master Bedroom With vaulted ceiling, exposed ‘A’ frame and purlins and two pretty arched westerly facing windows to the front providing views over farmland across the road. The door at the end of the room leads into the……
En Suite Shower Room On your left is a shower cubicle with Travertine tiling, there is a pedestal wash basin in front of you and to the right of that is a low level WC, there is also a stainless steel towel rail/radiator in here, an extractor fan and a useful shelf.
Coming out of the master bedroom if you then turn left and go the other end of the landing and take the door on the left you enter…
Bedroom Two Which is another well proportioned double room; this room has double aspect windows to the west and north again providing farmland views across the lane.
Returning to the landing the next door on your left takes you into…
Bedroom Three Another double room, this room has a northerly facing window which looks out over the gardens.
Walking back along the landing you pass the shelved airing cupboard on your right which houses the hot water cylinder.
Beyond the master bedroom there is a door into the…
Family Bathroom A lovely bathroom fitted with a four piece suite comprising shower cubicle with Travertine tiling, directly in front of you is a free standing roll top bath with claw and ball feet, there is also a pedestal wash basin and low level WC, the floor
is in Travertine and there is a lovely arched southerly facing window beyond the bath, there is a stainless steel towel rail/radiator and this room is partly panelled below the dado rail.
The last door at the other end of the landing takes you into…
Bedroom Four This is another room with pretty arched southerly facing window, vaulted ceiling with exposed A frame, tie beam and purlins and there is a walk-in cupboard in this bedroom as well.
Outside The property is set back off Old Severalls Road and is approached a gravelled right of way which leads to double gates which give access to a gravel parking and turning area at the northern end of The Stable. At the end of the parking area is the detached double brick and slate garage with twin auto up and over doors and there is power and light connected in the garage. Beside the drive is a log store and a place to stand your dustbins, beyond the parking area are lawned gardens which are enclosed by high close boarded fencing to the east and post and wire fencing to the north. There is a shrubbery at the northern end together with a small timber and felt shed. Walking back along this piece of lawn towards the barn there is a shrubbery running along the left hand side which is now quite established and immediately outside the glazed doors from the kitchen is a paved terrace making a lovely sunny place, facing east, to have breakfast. At the southern end of the dwelling approached either from the twin pairs of glazed doors from the sitting room or indeed from the glazed doors from the playroom is an enclosed area of south facing garden with a walkway formed by granite sets running along the end of the dwelling, this lovely enclosed southerly facing garden is walled on two sides and has a close boarded fence the other side, it is partly laid to lawn, there is a small area of kitchen garden and flower bed too and there is a pedestrian side gate as well.
“It’s so lovely and light it doesn’t feel like a barn at all.”
“If the property had a bit of land for my horse I would be chaining myself to the railings and would never leave!”