Flowton Road, Elmsett IP7

Flowton Road, Elmsett IP7

4 Bedroom | 3 Baths | Outbuildings

Guide price £375,000
Bus Shelter 0.6 miles
Mill Lane 1 miles
Hadleigh Road 1 miles

A part-converted timber framed barn with early 19th century origins set in 0.3 acres offering panoramic views over a picturesque valley to the south

The Property

Occupying an idyllic setting, Red Farm Barn is located within the rural parish of Elmsett. Positioned to the end of a private no through road with adjacent undulating countryside, the barn and its front yard was once ancillary to an existing Grade II Listed farmstead to the west. Planning permission for residential conversion was initially granted in 2010 which lapsed and then reapplied with variation to listed building consent. The planning history can be viewed online via www.babergh.gov.uk/planning under the current planning permission ref. B/14/00838 also giving full details of the approved planning permission, plans and listed building consents.

The earliest part of the barn is believed to date circa 1820 with additions to the main range being slightly later – around the mid-19th century. Forming an enclosed yard with a southerly entrance point, two projecting stables / yard sheds with a much lower roofline were previously joined to the eastern and western sides of the main barn, which have now been demolished. A comprehensive Historic Building Report by renowned local architectural historian Leigh Alston MA (Oxon) can be viewed online which accompanies the original planning application.
Following the approved planning permission and listed building consent, major conversion works have commenced which includes brickwork at base level, sole plate and the part covering of the roof with slate tiles.


Accessed via a minor lane, the property is accessed over a long concrete drive which gives an attractive approach. The Barn will be seen straight ahead which occupies a prominent position, set on a brow of hill which overlooks the entire valley to the front with a stream to its nadir. Set in just under 0.3 of an acre, the barn offers amenity land to both the front and rear which following landscaping and clearance would provide good sized gardens. The boundaries to the northern and eastern aspect are clearly defined by timber post and rail fencing and the remainder by hardstanding which gives access to the neighbouring farmhouse and a working farm beyond to the north.


The property is located some 1 mile east from the village centre of Elmsett. Elmsett is a popular village which lies approximately 7 miles to the west of Ipswich and the village has an attractive green with Post Office stores, public house, playing field, primary school, village hall, Parish church and Methodist church. More extensive shopping facilities are available within Hadleigh, which is about 4 miles away, and this has a good array of shops, supermarkets, schools, public houses and a veterinary practice. Doctors surgeries are available in Hadleigh and Bildeston. Ipswich has additional shopping and recreational facilities, as well as a good choice of both state and private schooling for all ages. Mainline stations are available at Ipswich, Colchester and Manningtree, providing direct services to London Liverpool Street.

Agents note

Due to health and safety reasons, prospective purchasers MUST NOT enter the site within the perimeter Heras fencing, as well as the post and rail fencing to the north and east. All viewings must be accompanied. May viewers please park immediately to the front of the barn and not obstruct the shared driveway which leads to the neighbouring farmhouse. A further right of way exists to the working farm beyond the property’s northern boundary.

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Situational Details
Property attributes
Period Modern New
Parking available
Residents Parking Off Street Parking Garage
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Garden
Rural Village
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