Belfast Telegraph - Propertynews - - Front Page -

BARN con­ver­sions of­fer some­thing so unique that they never lose pop­u­lar­ity and this one in Co Down has been com­pleted with such at­ten­tion to de­tail that it will wow any­one search­ing for a be­spoke home.

The Barn also sits on a stun­ning site set back from the shores of Strang­ford Lough sur­rounded by beau­ti­ful coun­try­side in grounds which are ma­ture and ex­ten­sive, be­fit­ting the beauty of the nat­u­ral stone built home at its heart.

Just reach­ing the house is a de­light as you travel down a loose chip drive­way, which sweeps through beau­ti­fully man­i­cured lawns with a se­cluded meadow and a large pond.

The re­ten­tion of the prop­erty’s nat­u­ral stone façade, which is a nod to its his­tor­i­cal past, al­lows this unique home to blend per­fectly with the idyl­lic Comber coun­try­side.

The Barn’s ex­pan­sive ac­com­mo­da­tion of around 4200 sq ft has been thought­fully de­signed to of­fer adapt­able ac­com­mo­da­tion spread over both wings of the house which are seam­lessly joined by a glazed hard­wood con­ser­va­tory.

This flex­i­bil­ity of­fers the chance to use this huge fam­ily home either as a six bed with four re­cep­tion rooms or five bed with five re­cep­tions.

If en­ter­tain­ing is high on your agenda then you will love the fea­ture raised ter­race boast­ing a large bar­be­cue area and an in­te­grated light­ing sys­tem with panoramic views of the sur­round­ing gar­dens and coun­try­side.

At the back of the house there is a de­tached dou­ble garage with elec­tric roller doors which has a games room or home of­fice above, ac­cessed by an out­side stair­case.

The back is fur­ther com­ple­mented by an ex­pan­sive court­yard which opens to a cov­ered stor­age area which could be used as a car port for up to three ve­hi­cles.

The en­trance hall is a con­ser­va­tory style room with nat­u­ral stone floor and un­der floor heat­ing which with its or­nate ex­posed stone wall and dou­ble doors open­ing to the rear court­yard make a huge im­pres­sion as you step into this spe­cial home.

There is also a hall­way with beamed ceil­ing and ex­posed nat­u­ral stone walls which has a cloak­room off it.

The char­ac­ter of the barn is ap­par­ent every­where you go but the de­sign­ers have struck a bal­ance be­tween old and new as the feel­ing is mod­ern, lux­u­ri­ous and bright.

The kitchen is full of fea­tures from its beau­ti­ful white beamed ceil­ing to its ex­posed stone floor and hand crafted oak units with pol­ished gran­ite work tops. There is a solid wood block prepa­ra­tion area and a full range of ap­pli­ances in­clud­ing a dou­ble oven and range style cooker in­set, in­te­grated dish­washer and con­cealed fridge/freezer.

This bright space also has din­ing and liv­ing ar­eas with a fire­place fea­tur­ing a gas burn­ing stove.

There is also a sep­a­rate util­ity room with a range of built-in units and space for a dou­ble height wine chiller and Amer­i­can fridge freezer.

The din­ing room is an­other de­light with a mar­ble ef­fect tiled floor and nat­u­ral ex­posed stone wall and this room en­joys views to­wards Strang­ford Lough which you can en­joy to the full by step­ping through dou­ble hard­wood doors onto a front ter­race.

The draw­ing room takes pride of place on the first floor of the prop­erty where it en­joys a fea­ture barn-style eaves ceil­ing with Velux win­dows and ex­posed rafters.

Nat­u­ral stone ex­posed walls and a cen­tral fea­ture stone fire­place with wood burn­ing stove add to the great char­ac­ter is this vast space off which there is a bal­cony with wrought iron rails and incredible views to the coun­try­side.

There is an­other beau­ti­ful liv­ing room with a dou­ble height ceil­ing with ex­posed wooden rafters.

Two of the five bed­rooms come with op­u­lent en suites and the style of the orig­i­nal barn has re­mained in­tact in all of the bed­rooms.

The master fea­tures an ar­ray of built in wardrobes and has dou­ble doors open­ing onto a bal­cony which over­looks the front gar­dens.

Out­side the prop­erty is sim­ply sub­lime with stone built pil­lars and wrought iron gates lead­ing to the sweep­ing drive­way.

There are land­scaped gar­dens to front laid in lawn, planted with shrubs and a wide range of trees and a wildlife gar­den with ma­ture trees.

Steps lead up to a raised ter­race ac­cessed from the con­ser­va­tory area, din­ing room and kitchen.

An up­per ter­race and sand­stone pa­tio are also ideal en­ter­tain­ing ar­eas.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.