HE Stables, an immaculate grade II listed, four/five bedroom barn conversion in Raans Road,Amersham, is for sale with Bonnam Estates at a guide price of £1,600,000.
Discreet wood panelled electric gates set into a traditional brick and flint wall sweep open to reveal a thickly gravelled driveway that crunches underfoot, a stretch of freshly laid lawn and a generous L-shaped patio.
But it is the barn conversion beyond that draws the eye. No fewer than eight sets of double doors open onto the wide terraces, flooding this stunning home with natural light and creating a sense of easy, hacienda-style living.
And the brand new interior lives up to first impressions. From the master bedroom en-suite at one end of the airy ground floor to the superb open-plan living area at the other, it is exciting to see how brilliantly the ultra-modern detailing combines with gorgeous historical features.
From state-of-the-art bathrooms fitted with Porcelanosa tiles and Kelly Hoppen taps to the 300-year-old oak beamed living area that has variously housed wheat and farm supplies,‘The Stables’ effortlessly juxtaposes two contrasting worlds.
The barn is attached at one end to 12th-century Raans Manor – once home to King Richard II’s lawyer Edmund Brudenell – and is surrounded by farmland in the peaceful Chilterns countryside.Yet the amenities and transport links of Amersham are less than a mile away.
A second double bedroom, family bathroom, separate study and large games room occupy the south-west facing ground floor. Upstairs are two further double bedrooms, both with en-suites.
The barn also benefits from a well planned cloakroom and storage area and a separate, fully equipped utility room with loft space above.
But the heart of the home sits in the huge, high ceilinged historic barn, where carpenters’ original tool marks are testament to the enduring nature of its oak beams.
To one end is a fully equipped modern, handleless fitted kitchen with touch-sensitive Neff appliances and a breakfast bar/island.
Light floods in through four sets of patio doors, one of which leads onto a sun filled rear terrace.A generous sized wood burner, with log recess beneath, lies at the far end.
To sink into a plush sofa in front of that roaring fire, with the aroma of something delicious roasting in the oven is one level of perfection.To be doing so in a home where heritage and history meet modernity and functionality so effortlessly, takes perfection to another level.
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