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- One Bedroom Modern Barn Conversion
- Modern Fitted Kitchen With Electric Skylights And Frameless Glass Doors
- Living Room/Dining Room With Balcony
- Double Bedroom
- Shower Room
- Off Street Parking In The Car Port
- Landscaped Garden With Summer House And Wood Store
- Photo Voltaic Panels
This well-designed, converted barn makes a fabulous one bedroomed home. It has a beautiful modern kitchen, a long, versatile living room, private open plan downstairs living space and a good-sized garden with a range of zones. It has been well thought through to integrate outdoor and indoor space and is at once cosy and spacious. It is situated in a delightful rural location set within the Blackdown hills area of outstanding natural beauty, yet it retains great accessibility with the M5 and A303 at 6.4 and 10 miles respectively. It is an incredibly versatile property and would make a perfect home for one or a couple; equally, it would make an excellent buy-to-let opportunity.
This former barn was fully completed and extended in 2013 by the current owners for them to live in. It is a fabulous, property made with great attention to detail. Fun and well thought through it makes the very most of its rural location and provides everything needed from a one bedroomed house both in terms of cosy comfort and light, airy integration of indoor and outdoor space.
The property is entered from a private car port accessed from a shared drive. The car port is a wood-panelled, gable-roofed open garage with a glass panelled stable door that opens directly into a stylish, modern kitchen. The kitchen is striking with cream Karndean floors and black granite worksurfaces.
The appliances are all integrated within the back wall and include Neff induction hob, microwave, and fan oven with warming drawer. The oven has a slide-and-hide door which tucks under the oven when open to make space. There is also a boiling water tap, an integrated Siemens dishwasher and plenty of cupboard space both along the wall and within the island. There is even a fun little integrated wine rack stashed away above the door to the living area and the vaulted ceiling includes two electric skylights which self-close when it rains!
The kitchen has frameless glass doors that open out onto a raised, decked seating area with plenty of space for a sun lounger and coffee table and views over the garden. This seamless integration of the outdoors works really well. The central island is perfect for breakfast or dinner for two and its a simple step from this a morning coffee or summer evening drinks on the decking.
Passing behind the kitchen and up a small flight of stairs leads through to the living room. Like the kitchen this room is designed to bring the outdoor in, with frameless glass doors opening onto a balcony. With its gabled roof and orientation towards the outdoors, the room is homely and welcoming. There is plenty of space to make the room your own: the current owners use half of the room for a four-seater dining table whilst the other half hosts armchairs, a sofa and a chaise longue set out for a cosy evening in.
Heading back to the stairs, and this time heading down a floor leads to an open plan private living area designed to feel like a light and spacious flat. To the left, the bedroom is a good-size and could be easily screened off when guests visit. It is directly adjacent to the houses shower-room/WC. To the right, also within the open plan, is an office/dressing room area with doors that open directly onto the garden providing lots of light. The office area also has a further electric, self-closing skylight.
There is a good amount of outside space and it is interesting with a range of different zones. These include a sizable top lawn with views over the surrounding countryside and a summer house with decked area adjacent. There is a gateway leading through to a further area of garden with wood store behind and, below, closer to the house is a levelled patio area ideal for a BBQ. The grounds have been well cared for with flower beds, mature shrubs, hedging plants and trees and gravelled paths and steps form a circuit linking the different zones.
The house has been designed to integrate with the garden and the car port, kitchen veranda and downstairs living quarters all open straight on to the outdoors, and the living room balcony, office area and living room all overlook the grounds.
The property benefits from oil fired central heating and the Kitchen and Bathroom both benefit from under floor heating. There are solar panels on the car port.
There are five photo voltaic panels on the car port roof and a further ten panels on the main south west roof. These produce approximately one thousand pounds a year from EDF in units generated
It is Council Tax Band B