Lodge Farmhouse - Equestrian farmhouse set in 20 acres with paddocks

Lodge Farm, Barningham

Lodge Farm, Barningham - Credit: Archant

Lodge Farm, at Barningham near Bury St Edmunds is a renovated farmhouse ideal for horse owners.

Lodge Farm, Barningham

Lodge Farm, Barningham - Credit: Archant

This Grade II listed farmhouse is in a rural location, on the edge of the village, and is set in 20 acres of land including purpose-built equestrian facilities.

It also has planning permission for annexe accommodation.

Suffolk is a popular county for horse owners, with the headquarters of racing at Newmarket, competitive showjumping and point-to-point events as well as leisure riding.

There are bridleways, forest and off-road riding available too for those who ride just for the fun of it.

Lodge Farm, Barningham

Lodge Farm, Barningham - Credit: Archant

Lodge Farm then could be just right for enthusiasts.

Barningham itself has local facilties including a village primary school, church, pub and shop and Bury St Edmunds is less than 12 miles away.

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Lodge Farm is a timbered farmhouse, with many original features, which has been carefully renovated.

The carving on the chimney bricks suggest the property originates from 1642 but it appears to have been altered in later years.

The sitting room has an impressive inglenook fireplace with a bressumer beam over and there is a multi-fuel burning stove on a stone hearth.

This dual aspect room has a bay window with views across the garden and the countryside beyond.

An exposed carved timber beam features in the dining room and the bay window offers views across the garden, pond and countryside beyond.

There is oak flooring in the sitting room, dining room and inner hall.

The kitchen has a flag stone floor and is fitted with an extensive range of wall and base units, with granite worksurface incorporating an inset butler sink.

It has a six ring range oven, with a dishwasher and fridge freezer integrated and there is underfloor heating. The utility room also has a range of floor and base units with granite worksurfaces and there is plumbing for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is a door to the cloakroom and shower room and an external door to a rear, fenced terrace.

The study has a feature red brick fireplace and views over paddocks.

On the first floor the master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite shower room with a double shower cubicle and with views over the front garden, pond and fields.

Bedroom two has a feature brick fireplace and exposed timbers. There are two further bedrooms with views to the rear and wooden flooring.

The family bathroom has a large, roll-top bath with claw feet, mixer tap and hand shower.

Stairs lead to the second floor and to attic bedroom five and a store room which could be an bedroom.

Attached to the house is a range of outhouses which have been converted to store rooms. A further outbuilding which is likely to have been a wash room, houses the pump for the well, and may have potential for conversion.

Two five bar gates lead from the road to a gravel driveway and a parking area for several cars.

The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a wildlife pond.

There is a large orchard enclosed by post and rail fencing with a variety of fruit trees.

There is a useful garage/barn.

Gates lead to the equestrian facilities which include loose boxes, a stable yard and paddocks. There is a turnout paddock and an area with planning permission for a 20m by 40m manege.

There six further paddocks, three with field shelters.

The furthest paddock has been deer fenced, and part of it has been planted as a one acre Christmas tree plantation. It was planted in 2014 with around 2,000 trees which should mature after three to four years and produce an income.