Av­er­age sale price £889,925 410% more than UK av­er­age £325 per sq ft

Country Life Every Week - - Property Comment -

Whether buy­ers are down­siz­ing in later life or mov­ing out of town to start a fam­ily, barn con­ver­sions are top of the charts on a price-per-square-foot ba­sis, de­spite be­ing much less ex­pen­sive than manor houses, par­son­ages and farms. They tend to be light-filled and spa­cious and are pop­u­lar for their blend of tra­di­tional and mod­ern style.

‘Barns are a blank can­vas that can be trans­formed into the buyer’s ideal home quite eas­ily,’ says Tim Hay­ward, direc­tor of the Burn­ham Mar­ket branch. ‘It’s very rare that a con­verted barn is on the mar­ket for long. Last April, we mar­keted four on the Holkham es­tate and, just four days af­ter the open day, all four sales had been agreed.’

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