3 Bedroom Restaurant For Sale
Sowerbys are delighted to offer this fantastic opportunity to purchase Barnfields Café, located in the historic village of Castle Acre. Barnfields is not only a charming home teeming with character, but a renowned local business with plentiful features throughout and a splendid roof terrace to the rear overlooking a beautiful courtyard garden.
The Café business was originally a village store, bakery and a restaurant. Today, the property is also offered as a pleasant and comfortable home. The owners purchased Barnfields in 2005, following the decision to pursue a change in vocation which allowed them to enjoy village life and generate a consistent revenue. The café currently opens four days a week between 10am and 4pm, and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor.
The ground floor area is predominantly reserved for the two-operating areas of the business, the shop and the café. The shop sells local produce and quaint homemade items supporting the village community and also provides through access into the café. The café typifies exactly what one would expect from a tea shop - from cream teas and freshly baked cakes, to an array of hot and cold beverages, with plenty of scope to extend the current menu. The café area is fantastic and full of character, with exposed beams, an open fire place and exposed floor boards. Although Barnfields clearly operates well as a business someone could easily convert the property back to a residential dwelling (subject to the relevant planning conditions). The café provides through access in to the shop, and also access to the first floor residential living space and two ground floor cloakrooms. There is a good sized catering equipped specification kitchen to the ground floor, which allows access to an office space and external door leading to the rear garden.
Upstairs the living space is wonderful, the landing is bright from which you can access the three double bedrooms, a family bathroom and also a fabulous open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The entire area is spacious and aesthetic with an abundance of character features such as exposed beams, sash style widows and a log burner. The kitchen is fully fitted with base and wall units and all modern appliances. The property also boasts a stunning oaked frame conservatory. This is a fantastic room offering superb views of the landscaped garden and door to an outside courtyard style roof terrace, certainly large enough to have a BBQ and table. Private roof balcony and stairs to the ground floor patio area.
The garden itself is majestic, fully enclosed and private, landscaped and low maintenance at the same time. There is a patio area, lawn, raised flower beds, a further raised patio, beautiful pond and a brick and flint stone wall to rear. There is also a tool shed, a log shed, access to a good sized single garage and private drive which is accessible via a set of double gates.
CASTLE ACRE Castle Acre is a picturesque village about four miles from the market town of Swaffham and is well known for its 13th century priory and castle ruins. There are interesting narrow streets which focus around the village green where a tearoom, an antique shop and pub/restaurant can be found. Further amenities include an excellent grocery shop with post office and a new fish and chip shop. There is a book store which is open once a week and at the centre is a fine church. Castle Acre is the mid-point on Peddars Way, the old roman road built to speed soldiers from the south to control the rebellious Iceni. The River Nar flows through fields surrounding the village and these offer an ideal area for country walks. In 2009 a new school was built catering for ages up to year six.
COUNCIL TAX Band B.
SERVICES CONNECTED Mains water, electricity, drainage and oil fired central heating. Telephone and broadband connected.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATING An Energy Performance Certificate is not required for this property due to it being Grade II listed.
PROPERTY REFERENCE 30119
No EPC available for this property
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