Grade II barn conversion with office/annexe/gym.
Bendysh Hall Barn is one of two properties resulting from the conversion of an impressive 17th century timber framed and part weatherborded panelled and plastered barn about 20 years ago. Listed Grade II as being of historical and architectural interest, this impressive property has a mellow peg-tiled roof and provides a buyer with the best of both worlds glimpses of the vast timber frame with modern facilities, and offers versatile, spacious accommodation principally over two floors.
The vendors have undertaken a number of further improvements during their tenure including recently re-fitting the superb (Harvey Jones) kitchen and converting the former double garage into an office/gym with electric (Silent Gliss) and blackout blinds and a shower room so that this building could potentially provide ancillary annexe accommodation if required
Electric gates from the farm drive lead to a private courtyard/parking area with bike and log store. The timber front door, flanked by glazed panels leads to the entrance hall where the eye is drawn straight through the family room to views of the garden and beyond. There are various store cupboards and a cloakroom in the hall, the oak staircase is to the right and the kitchen beyond.
The family room has double doors from the hall and French doors to the decked terrace; the impressive vaulted drawing room is adjacent with twin arched doors with Gothic style glazing bars from the hall and another pair to the kitchen. Here there is an exposed brick fireplace and chimney breast with substantial bressumer beam housing a woodburner, French doors and windows to the decking, a galleried landing/sitting area above and further evidence of the early timber frame. The superb triple aspect kitchen/dining room has recently been fitted with a Harvey Jones painted kitchen incorporating a range of cupboards and drawers, butler sink, a converted electric Aga, Miele induction hob and oven, an island unit providing work surfaces and further storage and space for a fridge/freezer. There is a side door to the second terrace, French doors to the rear and access to the useful utility room with additional storage, a butler sink, plumbing for a washing machine and further space for fridge/freezer if required. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
On the first floor, there is a wide galleried landing/sitting/study area and the airing cupboard with pressurized water cylinder. The principal bedroom is to the right with fitted wardrobes and views to the side together with stair access to an en suite bath/shower room above. In addition, there are three further vaulted bedrooms one of which has an en suite shower and a family bathroom.
The gated parking area to the front and the gardens are principally to the west overlooked by the recently decked terrace, laid to lawn and incorporating an insulated studio/music room with electric heating. Nearer the house is a second sitting/barbeque area and the detached office/gym building with shower/cloaks having deep windows to two aspects.
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Having first seen this vast barn many years ago long before it was converted into two dwellings, I loved re-visiting it and discovering how the stunning, massive timber frame is still in evidence throughout this wonderful light and spacious family home especially the vaulted drawing room with wonderful rural views, it really is well worth a visitLucy Banks