French Church Barn, Caistor St. Edmund


Caistor St. Edmund, which lies four miles south from the city of Norwich, is a village bathed in history. It was formerly known as Venta Icenorum, meaning “Town of the Iceni” and was strongly considered to be the epicentre of the Iceni in East Anglia. The Iceni tribe were famous for revolting against Roman rule under Iceni Queen, Boadicea in the winter of 61AD.  French Church Barn was rehabilitated into a liveable dwelling in 1983 and was then extended in 2006.


The renovation has kept in mind the importance of allowing in as much as natural light as possible with several architectural full height windows and French doors being fixed to ensure this remained a necessity. Numerous period features can be found speckled throughout the property including delectable exposed beams, timber framework and dignified brickwork. The home contains two handsomely constructed mezzanine floors, which serve as tremendous podiums to view out over the delightful wonders of the surrounding countryside.


With the vast majority of the versatile accommodation being situated on a lower level, there are fabulously vaulted ceilings throughout, in particular the dining and sitting rooms which embrace the full scale windows, creating a stunning and delightful space. There have been some delicate modern touches to the property, with the family bathroom standing out. It includes a sleek enclosed shower and separate luxury whirlpool bath with all current fittings.


This Norfolk property also offers an attractive annexe, which comprises of a bedroom with en-suite bathroom and dressing area, a sitting/dining room and a kitchen. This area can be accessed via a separate driveway and serves as a possible area to let, having previously been let for £550 pcm. However it could also be integrated into the current barn (subject to necessary consents) to further extend the space and generate more attributes to this luxury home.


The property is set upon approximately half an acre of land, which involves a nifty raised terrace, providing outlooks over the garden and countryside. There is a detached garage and through the garden mature planting, lawn, shrub borders, trees and hedging can be found in a comfortable outside space.


abbotFox currently have this magnificent barn conversion for sale and consists of a hall, dining room, living room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, mezzanine, office, four bedrooms, (master with en-suite and dressing area) bathroom and cloakroom. The additional annexe offers a dining/sitting room, kitchen, bedroom with en-suite and dressing area, as well as a private terrace. Caistor St Edmund offers a serene environment with scenic surroundings and is located only ten minutes away from the cathedral city of Norwich, where everyday shopping, recreational and social facilities can be found.


If you are interested in this spectacular property and would like more information or to arrange a viewing, please get in touch with our Bespoke team on 01603 660000 or come in and see us at 2a Upper King Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AH.


Josh Cousens - abbotFox


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