Striking and spacious Grade II listed barn conversion in a lovely rural position.
Built in 2019 The Old Barn is a striking Grade II listed property, which forms the centrepiece of a small development on the site of former farm buildings at New House Farm, on Buckham Hill. New House Farm consisting of just five residential houses is no longer a working farm and is now a conservation area for wildlife. The Old Barn sits in wonderful peaceful tranquillity.
Formerly a cattle barn and characterised by weather boarded brick elevations and oak framed windows, the property has been superbly converted and extended, offering approximately 3,589 sq ft of accommodation which is mainly arranged on the ground floor, with three mezzanine rooms. The house successfully blends the beautiful fabric of the barn with the convenience of modern living, creating a spectacular home which combines contemporary style and comfort, such as underfloor heating to the entire ground floor and CAT 6 wiring throughout, whilst maintaining the heritage and intrinsic structure of the original building.
The original barn forms a magnificent open plan dining room and kitchen with a soaring vaulted ceiling, a wealth of wall and ceiling oak timbers, tiled floor and a pair of full-height windows with the front door set into the barn's old cart doors. The dining room has Bi-fold doors open to the rear garden and remote controlled Velux windows, together with a bar area, ideal for entertaining.
The bespoke Stoneham kitchen is fitted with a range of cabinetry, with quartz worktops and a central island. There is a Franke sink and Neff appliances including induction hob, extractor fan, dishwasher, oven and microwave. There is a wine cooler and a Siemens fridge freezer. Adjoining the kitchen is a useful utility room with a sink and plenty of space for laundry appliances and storage.
The main sitting room lies at the end of the inner hallway and is a wonderfully light triple aspect room with a high vaulted ceiling, bi-fold doors to the rear garden and a door to the courtyard. The roof is set with Velux windows which are also remote controlled. A mezzanine study lies over the sitting room. Further reception space is offered by another mezzanine overlooking the kitchen/dining room, currently used as a relaxation/meditation room.
The bedroom accommodation is principally arranged on the ground floor. The main bedroom has a dressing room and an en suite bathroom with a freestanding bath and large separate shower cubicle. A door opens to the rear garden; a remote controlled Velux window with electric blind is also set into the high ceiling.
Bedroom two has an en suite and a door to the courtyard garden, creating a wonderful space for guests or perhaps staff. Bedrooms three and four are served by an adjacent shower room. Mezzanine bedroom five is accessed from the kitchen dining room and has the benefit of an en suite bathroom with sperate shower cubicle.
Gardens and Grounds
The Old Barn is approached from Buckham Hill via a shared driveway, over which the property and its neighbours have right of access to their respective houses.
The gardens are fully enclosed by a Flemish bond brick wall to the front and side, and by fencing and the garaging to the rear.
The front, rear and courtyard gardens have all been cleverly landscaped to provide manageable spaces that are both practical to maintain and ideally suited to entertaining, with top of the range pet friendly artificial grass lawns, outdoor lighting and gravelled beds planted with a range of flowering shrubs and hedging for interest.
In all, about a fifth of an acre.
The Old Barn has the benefit of two substantial garages, lying to the rear of the property. A courtesy door from the secure rear garden to the house also provides access to the garages. The huge brick garages with vaulted ceilings can hold 4 vehicles each, ideal for a car enthusiast or collector. They are secure with remote controlled roller doors. The garages are held on a leasehold basis as they form part of a larger farm building which is owned separately (100 year lease from 2019, expires 2119).
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This barn conversion really impresses as soon as you enter - the contemporary fittings sit comfortably with the vaulted ceilings and the beams of the barn. I love the space that it offers.Rohan VinesProperty agent