Grade II listed property with recording studio for sale at £1.05m

The Old Hare and Hounds in Somerton <i>(Image: Chevron Photography)</i>
The Old Hare and Hounds in Somerton (Image: Chevron Photography)

A Grade II listed detached property with a separate barn and recording studio in Somerton, near Bury St Edmunds, is on the market at a guide price of £1,050,000.

The Old Hare and Hounds, which was built in 1560, used to be a public house and last served as one in 1950.

Selling agents David Burr said: “Within the grounds is a one-bedroom studio barn/annexe with holiday let potential or for use as multigenerational living. A further outbuilding provides a space for working from home and currently contains an office and a high-quality music recording studio.”

The Old Hare and Hounds is a timber-framed property featuring exposed timbers, casement windows and an inglenook fireplace.

On the ground floor, an entrance hall leads to the sitting room, kitchen, dining room and drawing room.

East Anglian Daily Times: The sitting room is currently used as a cinema room
East Anglian Daily Times: The sitting room is currently used as a cinema room

The sitting room is currently used as a cinema room (Image: Chevron Photography)

The dual-aspect sitting room, with exposed beams and gas fireplace, is currently used as a cinema room.

The kitchen is in need of some modernisation, and the current owners have got planning permission to convert the games room into an open-plan kitchen/dining room.

East Anglian Daily Times: The dining room has double doors which lead on to the terrace
East Anglian Daily Times: The dining room has double doors which lead on to the terrace

The dining room has double doors which lead on to the terrace (Image: Chevron Photography)

In the formal dining room, there’s an open fireplace, hatch through to the kitchen and double doors which open on to the terrace. A door leads to the lobby with staircase rising to the first floor.

East Anglian Daily Times: The drawing room features an impressive inglenook fireplace
East Anglian Daily Times: The drawing room features an impressive inglenook fireplace

The drawing room features an impressive inglenook fireplace (Image: Chevron Photography)

The drawing room, which could be used as a study, features an impressive inglenook fireplace, with a bressumer beam and brick hearth.

East Anglian Daily Times: The games room, which is currently being used as a reception room and gym
East Anglian Daily Times: The games room, which is currently being used as a reception room and gym

The games room, which is currently being used as a reception room and gym (Image: Chevron Photography)

A door from the drawing room leads to the games room, which is currently being used as a reception room and a gym.

There’s also a utility room, with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, and a cloakroom on the ground floor.

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On the first floor, there’s a landing area with a walk-in wardrobe and storage cupboard, three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

East Anglian Daily Times: The second bedroom has a vaulted ceiling
East Anglian Daily Times: The second bedroom has a vaulted ceiling

The second bedroom has a vaulted ceiling (Image: Chevron Photography)

The first bedroom has a double fitted wardrobe and storage cupboard as well as open bookshelves. The second bedroom is particularly impressive, with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers. The third is an ideal guest bedroom and can fit two double beds.

The bathroom features a raised bath and double-width shower.

Outside the property, there is a gravel driveway which offers off-road parking for many vehicles and an electric vehicle charging point.

East Anglian Daily Times: The rear of the property, with Writers Barn on the left
East Anglian Daily Times: The rear of the property, with Writers Barn on the left

The rear of the property, with Writers Barn on the left (Image: Chevron Photography)

Wooden gates lead to the rear of the property, where a large stone terrace runs along the back of the property.

Steps from the terrace rise to a large lawn enclosed by mature hedging and herbaceous borders.

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The 640ft garden features mature shrubs and specimen trees and even a high-quality cricket practice net, which is adjacent to two storage sheds.

Further down the garden, there is an orchard with a variety of fruit trees, and panoramic views of the countryside.

East Anglian Daily Times: The ground floor of Writers Barn
East Anglian Daily Times: The ground floor of Writers Barn

The ground floor of Writers Barn (Image: Chevron Photography)

In the grounds there is a detached, two-storey studio/annexe, which was constructed by the current owners in 2018 and is affectionately known as Writer’s Barn.

The building includes a kitchen/dining/sitting room on the ground floor and a landing area, bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. It’s  been used for multi-generational living and as a place to write music, but it also has potential to generate income through holiday lettings or a long-term rental.

A further outbuilding offers a home office and high-quality professional music recording studio.

The Old Hare and Hounds is situated in a conservation area in the rural village of Somerton, which is nine miles south of Bury St Edmunds. The property is offered with no onward chain.

For more information, contact David Burr.

PROPERTY FACTS 
The Old Hare and Hounds, Somerton  
Guide price: £1.05million  
David Burr, 01787 883144  
davidburr.co.uk