Modern barn conversion in a glorious rural position, with extensive range of stables and outbuildings.
Woolpack Farm Barn is set in a wonderful, slightly elevated semi-rural position with impressive southerly views over its own gardens and land to the countryside beyond. It is ideally situated: rural and yet not remote, being within just a few minutes' drive of the villages Fletching and Nutley.
The barn was converted in 2003/4 to offer a spacious, light and airy home that is both sympathetic to the architecture of the barn, and contemporary in its finish. Arranged over two floors and extending to over 2,700 square feet, the barn has a stylish Scandinavian feel with points of note including partial tiled floors with underfloor heating, white-painted walls, vaulted ceilings, and large expanses of glass to enhance the light and frame the rural views.
The front door opens to a spacious entrance hall and boot room, fitted with a good range of useful storage cupboards. A door opens to the home office, which has a shower room, kitchenette and its own separate entrance, offering the potential for use as a small studio annexe.
Steps descend from the hall to the kitchen and breakfast room, which is fitted with a range of modern white units, with a central island, quartz and stone worktops and stainless steel detailing; there is a four-oven Aga and additional appliances by Fisher & Paykel and Gaggenau, including an oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Two sets of double doors open to a large vaulted orangery overlooking the garden, with ample space for both a formal dining area and seating area. Steps rise to a small rear porch, allowing easy access to the neighbouring stables and outbuildings.
The sitting room is particularly impressive: part double-storey with full height windows and French doors set into the original cart openings. The room features a raised fireplace; steps rise to a secondary entrance hall with a door opening to the driveway.
There are four bedrooms on the first floor, lying off a part-galleried landing with a glazed balustrade. The principal bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom; bedrooms two to four are served by a bathroom and shower room. A small laundry room completes the first floor.
Woolpack Farm Barn is accessed from the lane via a tarmac driveway which leads directly up to the barn, continuing around to a large gated parking area immediately to the south of the house.
The enclosed formal garden lies to the rear (west) of the house, mainly laid to well-tended level lawn enclosed by post and rail fencing and dotted with five handsome oaks. A large paved terrace extends across the back of the house offering plenty of space for an outside table and chairs; the fence-enclosed swimming pool lies in the south-western corner of the garden, edged with paving and with a timber pool house.
An extensive range of large outbuildings lie to the north of the house, separately accessed via two further gated entrances off Bell Lane. Briefly, the outbuildings comprise:
- Versatile office/garage/workshop with adjoining stables
- Stable block with 10 loose boxes together with tack rooms and stores;
- Large part-open animal barn with a number of animal pens and space for machinery storage
- Large enclosed barn with metal roller door
- Open hay barn with WC and wash bay
- Large field shelter (located in the field immediately to the west of the outbuildings)
For a comprehensive overview of the full extent of the house, outbuildings and land please refer to the floor plan and site plan.
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