I am delighted to offer for sale this beautiful barn conversion with its distinctive character features, modern fittings and rural location. In The King's and Payhembury School catchments, a mile from lively Payhembury village, it is ideally situated for rural life. With its exposed timber beams, inglenook fireplace, modern kitchen and south facing gardens, the property has both the character and the space to be a perfect family home. It makes a striking first impression with its thatched roof and distinctive feature chimney and is light and welcoming inside. Originally a 15th century barn, the property was converted in the 1980's into the wonderful dwelling it is today. An incredibly versatile house, the downstairs bedroom, office and shower rooms make ideal self-contained accommodation for guests, elderly relatives or independent teenagers and it is no surprise that the property has been enjoyed by its last two owners as both a lively family 4-bed home and a 3-bed house with a thriving rural B&B!
A glazed oak door leads you into the tiled entrance hall of the property. To the left is the dining room with exposed timbers and oak flooring. This leads through into the living room, a comfortable space to entertain in, with its inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. Great for those cosy winter nights.
To the right of the entrance hall, the kitchen is light and modern with soft-closing units, quartz work surfaces, a Belfast sink and slate flooring all updated in 2016. It is fully fitted with a Neff electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher and wine cooler.
The kitchen leads on to the Amdega garden room, a fantastic addition to the property. Its double doors open onto a perfect country garden making it an ideal spot for a lazy morning breakfast or late-night entertainment on a hot summer's evening.
Just off the kitchen is the utility room which is where the boiler is. It was installed in 2018 along with a water softener system, installed January 2020. Through the utility are a downstairs shower room (with Mira shower unit installed in 2018) an office and the downstairs bedroom. This is a large double room, with built in storage and its own access to the outside of the house. It, along with the shower and office attached add versatility to the property as they can be run separately from the rest of the house. Indeed, past owners ran a successful B&B by doing just that and it would work equally well for visiting family or independent teenagers.
Back to the main entrance hall, a solid, handmade wooden staircase leads you upstairs to a long, spacious landing. The generous master bedroom has exposed roof timbers and views of the garden. There are two further bedrooms and bathroom with Mira Shower unit.
The front of the house is a stunning picture especially when the wisteria is in full bloom. My favourite feature is the striking stone chimney which stands tall, proud and full of character. The front garden is also south-facing with mature flower beds, a pond and parking for several vehicles.
The South-facing back garden is a wonderful country garden full of interesting shrubs and perennials, with different areas of lawn, paving and fruit bushes (they currently grow blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and rhubarb!). There is also a shed, a greenhouse and access to a side lane.
The property has oil fired central heating but has calor gas tanks for the stove. All the electrics where renewed in 2019.
A taste of life here from the current owners:
"We brought this house with our heart and head, it has given us an unrivalled rural lifestyle with the solidity and charm of an iconic rural property. Luton and Payhembury offer all that is attactive about Devon rural life; country walks on your doorstep, the village pub and shop and community events such as May day, Bulb show and village cricket."
All in all, this is a striking property which makes a warm family home full of charm and character and I will be proud to take you on a tour.