This dream north Essex studio could be yours for £650,000

Top Farm, Lamarsh

Top Farm, Lamarsh - Credit: Archant

Artist’s studio in 27 acres of beautiful countryside. It could be yours for £650,000.

Top Farm, Lamarsh

Top Farm, Lamarsh - Credit: Archant

Property experts say it is all about location, location, location.

In that case there will be a lot of interest in Top Farm, at Lamarsh near Bures in the Stour valley.

It is an artist’s studio, now in need of total refurbishment, tucked away within 27 acres of lovely countryside.

If you are looking for seclusion it could be ideal.

Top Farm, Lamarsh

Top Farm, Lamarsh - Credit: Archant

This area is a haven for wildlife, and an historic landscape with everything from owls to dormice present.

Top Farm is wonderfully situated, on the western slopes of the Stour Valley - an area designated of Exceptional Landscape Importance.

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The grounds include open grassland, and a mixture of mature oak woodland and younger mixed woods enclosed by ancient hedgerows.

At the northern end of the site, the lowest level, is an area of level meadowland.

Woodland at Top Farm, Lamarsh

Woodland at Top Farm, Lamarsh - Credit: Archant

Sam Thornton of agents Fenn Wright said: “It is a stunning spot with huge potential,

“It is not an old building but it does need to be brought up to modern standards.

“We have already had some viewings.

“It is a very unusual spot, and opportunity.”

The barn/studio was originally constructed as an artist’s studio in 1994 and now needs considerable work to bring it up to modern residential standards, according to the agents.

In 2009 planning permission was granted for it to become a single home.

The building is laid out as a specialist artist’s studio but offers scope for conversion.

There is a large studio living room which connects to the kitchen, with steps leading down to a basement area and a bathroom and utility/store room.

Beyond this is a ground floor bedroom/study and approached by two separate staircases are bedrooms on the first floor.

And, should you desire it, there is plenty of space to develop your own artistic talents; inspired by the likes of Constable and Gainsborough.

The property does require full refurbishment and there is also scope for extension and development, subject to planning permission being granted.

The site has stunning views to the north, up the Stour Valley towards Sudbury

Lamarsh is an attractive small village on the western side of the Stour.

The village is about two miles north of Bures and about five miles from the market town of Sudbury.

Top Farm, Lamarsh is for sale with Fenn Wright with a guide price of £650,000. Telephone 01787 327000 to arrange a viewing.

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