Willow Farm Barn is set back from the road in a tucked away setting in the heart of Wilby. The village itself has a primary school and an impressive church, and stands in the middle of rural Suffolk. The nearest larger village is Stradbroke, which is approximately 1½ miles from the property and this provides an excellent range of local facilities, including a well-respected high school and primary school, a leisure centre with swimming pool and gym facilities, a community centre, a children's play area, convenience store, butcher, bakery, antique centre, library with Post Office, hairdresser, medical centre and two very good public houses. Laxfield, which is 4 miles away, has a first class small Co-op, as well as a hardware store/garage and two public houses, including the Kings Head, known locally as The Low House. The historic market town of Framlingham, with its medieval castle, lies approximately 7 miles to the south and, together with Eye, which is 8 miles, and Diss, which is 12 miles and home to Tesco and Morrisons supermarkets, provide a full range of local facilities including schools in both the state and private sectors. The A140 trunk road lies just beyond Eye and links to Norwich and the A14, which in turn accesses Cambridge and the Midlands. The county town of Ipswich lies approximately 23 miles from the property, and this has national stores and facilities. There are direct mainline rail services running regularly from Diss to London's Liverpool Street Station, the journey being scheduled to take approximately 90 minutes.
The area itself has an abundance of footpaths and is well known for its bird watching. The coast is approximately 21 miles away and has destinations such as Aldeburgh, Thorpeness, Dunwich and Southwold. Snape, with its internationally renowned concert hall, is approximately 18 miles away.
The barn achieved full residential planning permission for
residential conversion on 24th June 2022 and is valid for three
years. The planning reference for the development is DC/21/06582 and all conditions and supporting documentation can be accessed on the Mid Suffolk District Council planning portal.
To the front of the property is a potential building plot (0.20 acre) which is available to the buyer of the barn by separate negotiation.
Willow Farm Barn is set back from the road approached by a long curving farm drive which passes areas of hard standing, a Dutch barn with adjoining brick stores and the meadow to one side. The main barn is constructed from timber frame under a corrugated roof with brick and breeze block single-storey addition. To the rear are the former pig units comprising a number of predominantly breeze block piggeries, large areas of concrete and a further Dutch barns and stores.
Framlingham – 7 miles); Woodbridge 18 miles; Ipswich 20 miles Southwold 22 miles
Diss Station (London Liverpool St Station from 86 minutes) – 10 miles); Norwich Airport 33 miles
(All times and distances are approximate)