Beautiful barn conversion with a two bedroom self contained cottage in an idyllic semi-rural setting.
Southerndown enjoys an idyllic semi-rural setting yet just over a mile to Princes Risborough, offering the perfect combination of country space and a fast commute to London. Located in a conservation area this Grade II listed converted barn forms part of a hamlet of six buildings.
This charming home is over 200 years old and was converted in 1997 by the current owner. The original structure of the building is preserved with an abundance of exposed beams throughout, with nooks and crannies providing interesting and cosy spaces. On the ground floor, the high ceilings add a sense of volume and open space, with the vaulted reception hall creating an excellent first impression. Currently there is a lift to the first floor but this space could be arranged as a dining hall. The sitting room is of generous proportions, featuring an inglenook fireplace with a wood burner and two sets of French doors opening to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is naturally divided with the sitting room by exposed beams and is well-appointed with a comprehensive range of units and appliances. Across the hall, the snug/dining room is full of charm, with built-in cabinetry and a brick fireplace with a woodburner. Just off this room a family room provides additional living space, ideal for growing families and is housed in the brick and flint wing of the house. On the first floor the galleried landing is a real feature of Southerndown, heavily beamed and incorporating a study area and an ideal reading nook overlooking the hall below. The bedroom accommodation is full of character, with a well proportioned principal bedroom with en suite wet room, a double bedroom with picturesque countryside views and two delightful single bedrooms alongside a family bathroom.
A gravelled driveway leads to the pretty walled cottage garden with herbaceous borders, fruit trees and climbing roses. There is ample parking and an attractive oak framed triple garage also offers a utility area, with plumbing for appliances and useful overhead storage. A woodshed to the rear provides further storage. The rear garden is private and secluded, predominately laid to lawn with a small terrace off the sitting room offering an ideal spot for outside dining and entertaining family and friends. Beyond the formal garden is a paddock and wild garden leading down to a small running brook. Adjacent to the main house a brick & flint cottage provides self-contained accommodation comprising a characterful sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
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Southerndown is a beautiful barn conversion in a quiet hamlet with a lovely rural feel. I particularly like the open plan kitchen,dining, living room and the spacious annexe.Tamsin ScottProperty agent