A striking and unique converted twin oast and barn with an impressive suspended first floor deck, located in a rural hamlet within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Lords Spring Oast is a remarkable converted twin roundel oast and barn with superbly presented and stylishly appointed accommodation. The house offers contemporary open plan living to the first floor with the bedroom accommodation arranged on the ground floor. Of particular note is the exceptional first floor suspended deck, which provides a superb addition to the accommodation, with access from the first floor sitting room or via stairs from the west facing ground floor patio. Also of note are the beautiful landscaped gardens, providing a wonderful backdrop to the house, with views over the adjoining countryside.
Features include solid oak flooring and oak clad staircase, exposed ragstone and brick walls, high ceilings, exposed timbers, bathroom suite by Villeroy Boch with Hansgrohe fittings, bespoke kitchen by Hoad & Bonard, fitted furniture by Chambers and a bespoke designed Lutron lighting system.
All the windows are double glazed, with Pilkington's E Glass, in bespoke solid oak frames, other than the powder coated aluminium double glazed Express bi-fold and French doors.
The principal reception rooms are accessed via the solid oak clad staircase, with its stylish structural glass and stainless steel balustrading, rising to the first floor. The impressive open plan and vaulted living/kitchen/breakfast areas occupy the whole of the barn and have an attractive outlook over the gardens. The sitting area features a pivoting Harrie Leenders - Dayna' wood burning stove.
The original working hop press remains in place.
Five metre wide Express bi-folding doors open to the spectacular circular deck, designed by Hawkes Architecture, with wonderful west facing views over the garden.
One of the roundels on this floor is presently used as a dining room and the other is used as a study, with fitted office furniture and bookcases. Both rooms have attractive dual aspect views over the garden.
The kitchen/breakfast area is fitted with contemporary bespoke larder, wall, base and a granite clad island unit by Hoad & Bonard, with granite work surfaces, incorporating twin stainless steel sinks. Appliances include a 30amp electric Aga, Siemens double Calor-Gas hob, induction hob and teppanyaki plate, with two Westin Design Extraction Fans and lighting above. There is a dual zone Miele wine cooler, two built-in larder fridges, (one with a freezer), a Miele Microwave/Combi Oven and a Miele dishwasher. A Quooker hot water tap, provides boiling water, as well as hot and cold water.
Arranged over the ground floor, with an outlook to the front, is the oak floored entrance hall, coat cupboards, access to the cloakroom and the well-appointed utility room, which also has access to the rear garden.
The large principal suite comprises a double aspect bedroom, located within one of the roundels, with bespoke drawer units and wardrobes in the adjoining dressing area, fitted by Chambers Furniture. There is access to the west facing terrace, through the Express Bi-fold double glazed French doors. The well-appointed en suite bathroom features a bath, marble topped vanity unit and a separate shower cubicle.
There are three further bedrooms. One, with fitted wardrobes by Chambers Furniture, is located within the second roundel. The remaining two are served by well-appointed en suite shower rooms.
The centrally heated annexe is located within the detached garage and comprises a kitchenette area on the ground floor with storage cupboards, built-in refrigerator, granite worktops and a large stainless steel sink. The fifth bedroom/living area with its vaulted ceiling and a modern shower room is located on the first floor above the garage.
The double garage has double oak doors to the front, an oak pedestrian door to one side and a boiler/store room to the rear. The house is approached over a brick block drive, leading to the garage and parking adjacent to the house. There is a further extensive gravelled parking area to one side. The delightful landscaped gardens are a superb feature of the house providing a high degree of privacy and an attractive backdrop to the property. There are deep well stocked beds framing shaped areas of lawn, each themed with different colours of the spectrum. A particular feature of the garden is the paved patio/terrace with an outdoor kitchen, by the LAPA Company, comprising a granite worktop, 'Firemagic' gas barbecue and hob, 'Beefeater' outdoor refrigerator and stainless steel sink, with hot and cold running water. From the patio, a curved staircase rises to the impressive suspended deck, with its Corten Steel supports, stainless steel rigging and 'Millboard' decking. Both patio and terrace provide excellent areas for al fresco entertaining, with superb views of the garden.
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The most impressive suspended deck I've ever seen!Richard Smith