Striking and imaginative Grade II listed barn conversion with beautifully landscaped gardens.
Dating back to the late 1800's, Bishops Barn was originally an outbuilding for neighbouring Bishops Farm. The main structure remains intact with mellow old red brick walls and a double height vaulted ceiling, with glorious huge Oak A-frames and trusses. This space has now created a stunning kitchen/family/living room, with bi-folding doors, two sets of French doors, with glazed panels either side and above, and Velux windows, flooding the house with natural light. The contemporary kitchen units, from Oakwood Kitchens, sit beneath granite and Oak worktops. Neff appliances include fully integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher, two ovens (one being a combi/microwave), warming drawer and induction hob with integrated extractor. There is also a wine cooler and Quooker boiling water/filter tap. The generous sized utility and boot room also incorporates a Neff washing machine and a dryer.
The principal bedroom suite, also double height, boasts in-built floor to ceiling wardrobes in the dressing area, French doors to the garden and a bathroom with freestanding, double ended bath and large shower. There is a further bedroom and family bathroom on the ground floor. At each end of the kitchen/family room are striking Oak and glass contemporary staircases, both rising to further bedrooms, each with a generous en suite shower room.
There is additional space above the carport which has a large home office space above, with Cat 6 wiring.
Ashmere Homes specialise in small bespoke developments. At Bishops Barn, the symbiosis achieved between the old and new is the result of skilful and intuitive craftsmanship, with the quality of finish evident down to the smallest detail. The result is one that exudes warmth and welcome.
Underfloor heating (via an air source heat pump) to all of the ground floor, with contemporary radiators to the first floor rooms and electric heating to the home office.
Double glazed wooden joinery throughout.
Cat 6 wiring throughout the house along with dual aerial points allowing access to other media.
Porcelain and Oak flooring throughout with carpet in all bedrooms.
Walls and ceilings painted in Dove White emulsion, with woodwork in satinwood
High quality Roca sanitary ware in all bathrooms, rain showers with additional hand-held shower. All vanity units and WC's are wall hung. Large mirrors to all bathroom and en suites.
Modern extensive Electrical system, with provision for Sky+, plus mains operated Smoke and Heat detectors with battery backup.
Pressurised water system.
Executive Alarm fitted.
10 year highly regarded ICW warranty on the property
Approached through an electric five-bar gate, a driveway leads to ample parking and a traditional cavity Concrete block two bay Carport with timber cladding finish. Above the carport is a large home office space above with Cat 6 wiring.
The attention to detail continues outside with the landscaping of the garden. Yew hedging, Indian sandstone terracing and gravel paths create different areas of the garden. Oak sleeper raised Lavender beds frame the terrace, with Yew hedging enclosing part of the lawn, creating a private and ideal spot for family and friends to gather and enjoy. Two mature Apple trees provide a shady spot for hot summer days.
Interestingly planted borders surround the house, interspersed with a variety of ornamental trees, including four Autumn flowering Cherry trees outside the main entrance. Much thought has been given to how the garden will mature and mellow over time creating an inviting outside space.
Mains water, electric and drainage are connected
Heating via air source heat pump.
View payable Stamp Duty for this property
Old Bishops barn was a lovely building before the conversion but needed to be looked after if it was to survive. I can't think of a better way to have maintained it for generations to come. All or its original charm and fantastic space remain, but in a form that can be enjoyed and cherished by the next lucky custodians.Charles Elsmore-Wickens