A substantial 5 bedroom detached home of character, standing in wonderful gardens extending to about 1.29 acres and enjoying glorious rural views.
5 Bedroom Barn Conversion
Rural Location With Views
3 Bay Garage and Ample Parking
Gardens With Swimming Pool Of 1.29 Acres
Created from a former barn around the turn of the millennium, this substantial property has blue lias, brick and part timber clad elevations beneath a tiled roof. The conversion has been carried out in such a way to retain the intrinsic character of the barn, whilst incorporating contemporary fixtures and fittings throughout. It is well presented, is double glazed and has oil fired central heating. It offers particularly spacious reception rooms, offering light and airy accommodation with large windows and French doors affording a lovely outlook and direct access to the garden and surrounding countryside.
Of particular note is the garden which surrounds the property and includes a swimming pool.
Historical Note: The barn is believed to have comprised part of the farm occupied by the family of Lieutenant John Chard VC, Commanding Officer at Rorke's Drift in Natal, the field hospital famously defended by the 24th Regiment of Foot, during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. John Chard is buried in the churchyard at Hatch Beauchamp.
In summary the accommodation provides 3 large Reception rooms comprising Drawing Room incorporating a Study Area set at a lower level, with one wall being virtually entirely glazed, Dining Room another superb reception room, being particularly light and airy, having two walls almost completely glazed with outlook over the garden and with double doors opening to a seating area with pergola over. The Sitting Room also has one wall almost entirely glazed, with double doors opening to the side terrace and having a wonderful outlook over the garden. The Kitchen/Breakfast Room has French doors with matching side screens opening on to the rear garden and is a wonderful family sized room comprehensively fitted with a range of wall and base units with granite effect roll-top work surfaces over and incorporating a solid beech drainer with inset Belfast style stone sink. Further cupboard housing the Boulter oil-fired boiler for hot water and central heating. Deep brick arched recess with space for range style cooker with extractor hood over, recessed ceiling spotlights, tiled floor, exposed beams.
On the first floor can be found a Master Bedroom with one wall virtually entirely glazed and having fabulous views over the garden and surrounding countryside and with an En-Suite Shower Room, with white suite of shower enclosure, wash basin and close-coupled WC. There are 4 further bedrooms together with a family Bathroom with white suite.
The gardens are, without doubt, one of Chard's Barn's most outstanding features and extend to about 1.29 acres.
The property is approached from the lane through electronically operated double gates opening onto a large gravelled parking and turning area and giving access to a three bay Garage overall 28' x 19' with electric light and power connected.
To the east of the barn is a beautifully stocked garden with, as its focal point, a winding paved path flanked by herbaceous borders, leading to a fishpond. Running almost parallel to this is an attractive lavender/rose walk with arches over with climbing roses and clematis. The remainder of this garden is laid mainly to lawn, again bounded by well-stocked flower and shrub borders. A wall with inset arch divides this area from a further area of garden sitauted on the south side of the barn, again being laid to lawn and with flower and shrub borders.
The western garden is lawned with a number of fruit trees and here can be found the heated Swimming Pool 34' x 15'. Beyond this is a fenced area with a five barred gate and planted with young trees, a productive kitchen garden and an aluminium greenhouse.
Playroom/Hobbies Room (S & W) 23' x 13'6 of timber framed construction and with light and power connected.