Exceptional old Tibenham home

Courtyard Barn in Tibenham
Courtyard Barn in Tibenham

Courtyard Barn is an exceptional Grade II-listed barn conversion set in gardens and grounds of just over two acres on the outskirts of the village of Tibenham, almost midway between Diss and Attleborough.

Impressive yet welcoming, this wonderful 17th Century barn was beautifully and thoughtfully converted by the current owners and has been their home for more than 20 years.

With a wealth of original features, generous light rooms and around two acres of gardens, it is a property with much to offer.

The home itself is an attractive two-storey weather-boarded property that dates back to the 1600s with a Victorian single storey extension, with both parts of the building originally belonging to the neighbouring farmhouse.

The main part of the barn was the first to be converted and the owners were thrilled to find the full original timber frame intact.

The Victorian stables were then converted around a decade ago, adding to the already generous space on offer here.

In brief, the interior of the home consists of an entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast area, dining hall, three bedrooms with the potential for a fourth if the study is converted, two sitting rooms, two bathrooms including an ensuite, an ensuite shower room and utility room.

The layout here has been very well considered, with the open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room at the heart of the accommodation.

There is a separate sitting room upstairs too giving real flexibility to this charming home. The first floor sitting room is worthy of particular note with a vaulted ceiling showcasing those magnificent timbers.

Overall, the barn is a wonderful place to entertain and the owners have made many happy memories here, hosting everything from Christmas dinners to summer barbecues.

What was once hard standing is now a lovely lawned area with paddocks and a wildlife pond, ideal for anyone looking to stable their horses.

Whilst the garden is at present ideally laid out for families there is also potential for a keen gardener to create something really magical in a glorious setting.

To the south of the barn there are enclosed courtyard gardens which are partly walled with various shrubberies and flower beds and a water feature. Adjacent to the courtyard lie the two former stables and a very useful storage building.

The property is approached via a five bar gate which leads into an extensive shingled parking and turning area to the north of the barn. There is a paved terrace immediately outside the covered porch.

It should be noted an application has been made to re-direct a footpath which runs across part of the land.