Tucked away beyond the fringe of the town, an impressive barn conversion set in a wonderful garden adjacent to open countryside
The Threshing Barn forms one of four distinct and individual barns originally being part of Grange Farm and probably dating back to the late 17th century. Situated on the north fringe of the town, the property partly borders open farmland being part of the Bathurst Estate. As such there are numerous footpaths across the surrounding countryside as well as one leading directly to the centre of town.
Converted in the mid 1990's this Grade ll Listed barn is a very interesting property which provides nearly 4,000 square feet of versatile living space. Consequently there is very good entertaining space which is enhanced by many period features. The barn is complemented by a delightful garden and there is the added advantage of a separate, self contained guest suite above the garage
Internally the property provides for a through reception hall having front and rear doors as well as space for less formal dining. Off the hall is a cloakroom with shower. An inner hall leads to the splendid drawing room, an exceptional entertaining room with panelled walls, herringbone oak flooring and a dressed stone fireplace with wood burning stove. Access to a side vestibule with an ante room suitable for use in storing wine, logs, garden furniture etc. Also off the inner hall is a study and an impressive, vaulted family room with exposed timbers and full width, fitted bookshelves. On the garden side is the formal dining room and kitchen/breakfast room with gas Aga and pantry. A large store room completes the downstairs accommodation and is of a size that could be put to a number of different uses
On the first floor and approached off the main landing are three bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom. The other two being fitted with wardrobes. A second staircase rises to the guest bedroom, a lovely room with exposed timbers and an adjoining bathroom.
Outside and across the parking area is the double garage with two sets of double doors. A part glazed side door opens into a staircase which leads up to a guest suite with sitting area, bedroom, kitchenette and shower room with wc. The space would be perfect for home use working should one want to be separate from the main house.
The grounds and gardens are a particular feature of the property and provide an idyllic setting for the house. An area of lawn to the front of the house is divided from the parking area by a pleached hornbeam hedge and on the other side a stone loggia and dining pavilion with power connected, perfect for entertaining. A Magnolia tree and formal flower borders create colour and interest and there are extensive climbing roses. An avenue of overhanging cherry trees lead into a more natural area of garden which is under planted with a wide variety of spring bulbs and interspersed with specimen trees, shrubs and fruit trees. Mown walkways meander through the grounds passing interesting cairn like sculptures. The garden also includes a winter rain fed pond.
A five bar gate leads into a further gravelled parking area. Here there is a formal box parterre garden which makes for an attractive entrance should this side of the house be used as a formal entrance. There is also access round to the side of the house where there is a space for the keeping of logs etc.
In all the property extends to about 1 acre.
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The adjacent footpaths allow access across the Bathurst Estate with one leading directly to the town centre, perfect for country lovers who also want the convenience of the town centre being so close.Anthony Coaker