- Sublime and characterful stone built converted barn
- Nestled in a tranquil rural setting with far reaching views
- Three comfortably spacious reception rooms
- Superb farmhouse-style breakfast kitchen with Aga
- Master bedroom with dressing room and en suite
- Three further generously sized bedrooms
- Lichen shaded double glazing throughout
- Warmed by oil-fired central heating
- Set in over an acre of gardens and paddock land
- Commuter transport links easily accessed
Idyllically placed, this sublime stone-built converted barn in approximately one acre has character features at every turn of its comfortably spacious accommodation which includes four-bedrooms, three reception rooms and a superb farmhouse kitchen with Aga. Nestled into a charming, tranquil setting overlooking the local golf course and having far reaching rural views beyond, Worthington Barn is a delight to behold.
The charm offensive starts at the cobbled path which leads you to the timber and rope bridge across the brook to the lichen shaded composite door set into oak beams and surrounded by glazed panels, giving way to this home of great character. Stepping onto the stone flagged floor of the dining hall the eye is drawn to the welcoming two-faced open fireplace with a carved stone surround and raised hearth encompassing the cast iron dog grate and canopy. A further broad, part-glazed door on the opposite wall opens to the rear courtyard and the room is also illuminated by inset spotlights.
An oak staircase rises and turns alongside a full-height exposed stone wall to the first-floor galleried landing. Latch doors give way to each of the rooms, which are filled with an abundance of exposed stone and oak wall and ceiling beams, including the triple aspect lounge with windows to the front, side and rear. This side the grand fireplace is exposed stone with a sizeable beam above and close-by, for log storage, there is a brick-built niche which has display shelving over. To add to the evening ambience, the room is wired for wall lights and between exposed ceiling beams there are recessed downlights.
The kitchen – also dual-aspect and with a stone flagged floor – has a substantial exposed ceiling beam to the centre and a further beam above a brick arched niche which surrounds the Aga with companion piece. The area is amply served by oak cabinets with hammered pewter door furniture which are complimented by amber granite work surfaces and an island unit with inset butcher’s block, work station and breakfast bar lit by two pendant lights above and there is an integrated fridge-freezer and automatic dish-washer.
Through the kitchen, steps rise to an inner hall giving way to the laundry room, having a window and composite door to the rear, a Butler’s sink set into granite work surfaces and surrounded by further oak cabinets. Conveniently plumbed for an automatic washing machine, the laundry also houses the oil fired central heating boiler. Off the inner hall is a cloakroom comprising a two-piece white suite of low-flush w.c. and wall-mounted wash hand basin plus a radiator and an extractor fan.
The dual-aspect snug has windows to the side and rear with French doors leading to the garden. Lit by recessed downlighting, this characterful room has laminate flooring and the exposed stone fire surround with a flagged hearth houses a multi-fuel burning stove with a useful built-in cupboard set to one side.
The stairs rising from the dining hall lead to a vaulted-ceiling minstrels gallery with a deep sill window to the rear having views over the golf course, oak flooring and a step up which leads to an inner landing having a Velux window and loft access.
The oak flooring runs through to the master bedroom suite which is crossed by a king truss to the vaulted ceiling, has a window to the side and arrow-slit windows to the rear. The suite continues with a dressing room having ample hanging rails and shoe shelves, and the wall-lit en suite has a step-in shower of Italian ceramic rough-hewn tiles with pebble and mosaic detail plus a white Bloomsbury pedestal wash basin and low flush w.c.
Bedrooms two and three are both double rooms, have vaulted and beamed ceilings and windows to the front, with bedroom two also featuring exposed stone walls. Bedroom four has a side window and a door to the original exterior barn loft steps. This room works really well as an office and games room and has a Butler’s sink to one corner.
The family bathroom comprises a white three-piece Bloomsbury suite of pedestal wash basin, high-flush w.c. and a roll-top claw-foot bath with telephone style taps and a watering can style shower with circular rail over. Warmed by a radiator, the floor is stained wood and the ceiling is vaulted and beamed and a useful airing cupboard is an additional advantage.
Tucked away amongst a small enclave of rural properties, Worthington Barn is approached via a Tarmacadam driveway to a turning circle with parking for numerous cars and leading to a detached double garage with power and light. The side lawn gardens stretch across to a fenced and extensive paddock area of approximately one acre with open rural aspects across the golf course and to the valley beyond.
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We are reliably informed that the Tenure of the property is Freehold
Room measurements given in these property details are approximate and are supplied as a guide only.
All land measurements are supplied by the Vendor and should be verified by the buyer's solicitor. We
would advise that all services, appliances and heating facilities be confirmed in working order by an
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Agency cannot be held responsible for any faults found. No responsibility can be accepted for any
expenses incurred by prospective purchasers.
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