Step inside this historic Suffolk house and barn conversion

Take a room-by-room tour of this Homes & Gardens house and barn conversion. For more house tours, visit Housetohome's house tour section for inspirational decorating ideas

This six-bedroom Tudor farmhouse has been in the family for five generations, and has been constantly added to over the years.

1/8 Dining hall

dining hall with big dining table and vintage candle stand

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With the help of grants from environment agencies, the Grade-II listed former grain barn has been converted into a magnificent space complete with a vast dining table for family parties.

2/8 Front facade

front fascade with sash window and green door

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The imposing entrance to the house, a carriage driveway and extra windows to the back of the house were all Georgian additions, which have engrandised the house.

3/8 Galleried barn

old brick wall with wooden galleried barnwith

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Much of the furniture in the converted barn, with its gallery, exposed beams and brickwork, was undertaken by a local joiner. Find someone in your area with our Find a Tradesman tool.

4/8 Panelled walls

hallway with panelled wall and green sofa

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Period features remain throughout the house, including some fine linenfold panelling in the hall.

5/8 Sitting room

living room with green sofa and textured carpet

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The traditional country theme continues in the sitting room, with locally-bought, brown wood furniture lining the room, and a green sofa with embroidered cushions that epitomise laid-back country style.

For similar, understated upholstery, try KA International (opens in new tab).

6/8 Kitchen

kitchen and dining area with wooden furniture

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In the kitchen, the dresser is filled with Turkish, Spanish and Italian china, adding to the eclectic, country style of this farmhouse.

For delicate glass tableware such as this, try Carol Ketley Antiques (opens in new tab).

7/8 Walk-in china cupboard

dresser with wedgbury antiques chinese crockery

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Keeping orginal features and restoring them to their former glory was important to the owners. Here, a Georgian walk-in china cupboard is still in use.

For eclectic china, try Wedgbury Antiques (opens in new tab).

8/8 Home office

home office with computer table and stationery

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The work-space in the bedroom, is brimming with treasured collections, found objects, and historic photographs displayed on every surface in a relaxed style.

For vintage-inspired picture frames and mirrors, try Ayers & Graces (opens in new tab).

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Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.