A unique self-built home with a separate pool house/annexe is for sale in the village of Thorndon, near Eye, at a guide price of £1.1 million.

Designed by Potton, a company which specialises in custom-build timber frame homes, the detached property offers around 4,000 sq ft of accommodation including six bedrooms spread across the two buildings.

The house also benefits from underfloor heating to the ground floor and an in-built vacuum system.

The front door opens to an oak-floored hallwayThe front door opens to an oak-floored hallway (Image: Starkings & Watson)
Entering the main house, an oak-floored hallway has stairs to the first floor with large understairs storage and a WC immediately to the left. Further doors open to three of the four reception rooms, including the kitchen/dining room.

The sitting room features an inglenook fireplace with cast iron multi-fuel burner, brick hearth and timber beam, along with a door to the rear terrace and exposed beams.

The sitting room with inglenook fireplaceThe sitting room with inglenook fireplace (Image: Starkings & Watson)
There are further exposed beams in the dining room, which leads through to a study/family room with a door to the garden and an internal door to the double garage.

READ MORE: Couple put farmhouse and award-winning holiday barn on the market

The kitchen/diner is filled with natural light and overlooks the rear garden. It features a range of wall and base units with granite work surfaces, a central island with built-in breakfast bar and a range-style cooker with extractor fan over.

Integrated appliances include a dishwasher and full-height fridge, while the utility room offers an American-style fridge/freezer and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

The dining roomThe dining room (Image: Starkings & Watson) The kitchen/diner The kitchen/diner (Image: Starkings & Watson)
Upstairs, the first-floor landing has a built-in airing cupboard, exposed timber beams and doors to four bedrooms.

The master suite is at the far end of the landing, offering double walk-in wardrobes either side and a further walk-in wardrobe in the bedroom area.

It also boasts an en-suite with 'his and her' wash basins, double walk-in shower with rainfall shower head, WC and bidet.

The master bedroomThe master bedroom (Image: Starkings & Watson) The master en suiteThe master en suite (Image: Starkings & Watson)
The main family bathroom has recently been re-fitted with low-level lighting, rolltop bath and separate shower with rainfall shower attachment.

All of the other bedrooms are doubles and benefit from fitted wardrobes. One is currently used as a home office, while another has an en suite with bath and shower over.

The main family bathroom has recently been re-fittedThe main family bathroom has recently been re-fitted (Image: Starkings & Watson)
The annexe/pool house is also arranged over two floors, with the main door opening to a kitchen/breakfast room featuring a range of units, built-in breakfast bar, integrated electric oven and hob, plus further space for white goods.

There is a WC off this room, stairs leading upstairs and a door opening to a long hallway that leads to the swimming pool.

A newly laid terrace leads from the rear of the house and provides access to the annexe/pool houseThe annexe/pool house (Image: Starkings & Watson)The annexe kitchenThe annexe kitchen (Image: Starkings & Watson)
The pool is a high spec inset luxury spa pool featuring an in-built current mechanism with multiple settings designed for swimming. Four sets of double doors open to the rear garden, and there is also a changing/shower room off the hallway.

The luxury spa poolThe luxury spa pool (Image: Starkings & Watson) The changing/shower roomThe changing/shower room (Image: Starkings & Watson)
On the first floor there are two good-sized rooms – one leading through to the other – which could be used as two bedrooms or a bedroom or sitting room. There is a WC off the first of these rooms.

READ MORE: Picturesque country cottage with shepherd’s hut for sale at £450k guide

This building also incorporates a double garage and open-fronted cart lodge – adding to the integral double garage of the main house.

There are two generously sized rooms upstairsThere are two generously sized rooms upstairs (Image: Starkings & Watson)
The secluded gardens back onto open fields and extend to approximately 0.4 acres. They are mainly laid to lawn at the front and rear with various mature trees and shrubs.

A newly laid paved terrace leads from the rear of the house and provides access to the annexe/pool house. There is also a generous covered storage area with power and lighting at the rear of the annexe.

There is a newly laid terrace between the house and annexeThere is a newly laid terrace between the house and annexe (Image: Starkings & Watson)
The front gardens include a feature pond and rockery, mature front lawns, trees and planting borders. A pond/moat to the front is partly owned by the property and spans across a number of adjacent homes.

Electric gates open to an expansive shingled driveway, to the left of which is a secure gated area housing the bins and a delivery area for parcels. A further gate to the side of the property leads to the rear parking area.

The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with various mature treesThe gardens are mainly laid to lawn with various mature trees (Image: Starkings & Watson) They back onto open fieldsThey back onto open fields (Image: Starkings & Watson)
Accessible from the side driveway is a WC/service/plant room housing the boiler and water tanks, water softener and centralised in-built vacuum system.

The village of Thorndon offers excellent countryside walks and is only three miles from Eye, providing a range of amenities including shops, schools and a health centre.

Further amenities are available in Diss, which is around nine miles away, including a mainline train station connecting London and Norwich.

For more information, contact Starkings & Watson.


High Street, Thorndon
Guide price: £1,100,000
Starkings & Watson, 01379 450950