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Recently renovated & extended
17th century barn, with a contemporary layout
Semi-rural position, still only a short commute from Poulton-le-Fylde centre
Rustic design and features
Substantial plot with off road parking & garage
No onward chain, significant stamp duty savings (if completed before 31/3/21)
**Check out Bens video tour in the video tab** Purchasing a property tends to come with many a question and compromise. Particularly when you’re purchasing with family life at the forefront of your decision. This stunning, detached barn-conversion, located on Fairfield Road may just solve many of those compromises for you.
The property sits within semi-rural surroundings with agricultural views to the rear of the home. From the principle bedroom there’s nothing but beautiful fields and trees for as far as the eye can see. Having said that, you are still just a short commute from Poulton-le-Fylde town centre, which of course means that the transport network, shops, cafes and restaurants (not to mention incredible schools) are all within easy reach.
The property itself is set back on a beautiful, landscaped grounds with enough off road parking for several vehicles. Dating back to the 18th century this stunning barn conversion is steeped with history and heritage yet offers first class contemporary living. Welcome, to Highbank Barn…
Externally, exposed oak timber offers a rustic decorative touch to the architecture of the home, which of course only adds to the curb appeal. Internally those exposed timbers (which were sourced bespoke from a German railway sleeper) have been upcycled again to add a touch of character internally. The window ledges, skirting boards and staircase are all solid oak. As if that wasn’t enough to make a great first impression, the floor is also lined with marble – topped off with the fact that this space really is enormous, it sets a great president for what’s to follow.
The home is almost split in to two wings, the first of which has been designed with family functionality and entertaining in mind. The already well proportioned reception room is only made to feel more spacious thanks to the ‘end to end’ glass to both the front and rear elevation of the home, which welcomes ample natural light into the space. A theme that runs through this home. Whilst a generous size and packed with light, the room is warmed by an impressive log burner which is housed within an exposed brickwork fireplace which again, adds real character. A dining arrangement sits infront of large bifolding doors facing the private garden to the back of the property.
Beyond the dining space we find the most incredible kitchen which is the finished product of what has been a real labour of love from the current homeowner. When refurbishing the property, our clients made the decision to remove part of the external wall and build through to make partition that connected the family kitchen with the dining/reception room. Cosmetically, it has to be said the space has been finished to a great standard.
An impressive, marble topped chefs station sits centrally and whilst offering a great spot to prepare food whilst the children wait patiently on the bar stools over the way, it also offers a great storage solution thanks to the built in soft closing draws. More marble worktops surround the outer boarder of the kitchen, as does a corner pantry, butlers sink and induction hob. The old external wall (which features pebbles dating back thousands of years) faces into the space. The current homeowners felt this would help add character to the space and add as a great finishing touch, which, along with the industrial over hanging lights and oak timber beams it does perfectly.
Yet another set of double glazed, bi-folding doors welcome the outside in. To the rear of the home the sellers have landscaped the garden, adding flagstone flooring in the process to create an impressive, functional yet low maintenance space for the whole family to enjoy. A fruit tree (which it has to be said, looks like something out of a childrens story book) sits by the property, whilst an apple tree boarders the outside of the plot. Both ideal if anybody in the house-hold is an aspiring baker!
Also on the ground floor the property offers an additional, smaller reception room. Warmed by a secondary log burner and smaller in size than the first reception room, this space is a great spot if you’re looking for somewhere more intimate to relax of an evening. Beyond the snug we have a third reception room or fourth bedroom. A versatile room that can be modified to suit the needs of the new homeowner – perhaps a play room, home office or ground floor accommodation for guests.
Additional storage is available under the stairs and an impressive contemporary WC is available at the end of the entrance hall way.
The beautiful stair case we mentioned earlier guides you up to the top floor of this home where we find three double bedrooms. The landing extends beyond the rear of the staircase, the floor to ceiling glass here really does draw you in, this spot is large enough to welcome a piano or perhaps a desk.
The master bedroom enjoys dual aspect views over the front and rear of the home and is served by the most beautiful en-suite facility we have seen for quite some time. The en-suite features a roll topped bath, bidet, toilet, Jack & Jill vanity unit and a contemporary, crisp white walk-in shower. Floor space need not be lost to storage, as the room offers a sizable walk-in wardrobe. Decoratively, the sellers have used timber to create a real feature of the back wall, a design touch which extends to both the en-suite and walk-in wardrobe.
Bedroom two and three are on the opposite side of the landing. Bedroom two boasts an incredible amount of built in storage to the back wall as well as an en-suite more comparable in size to a family bathroom. The en-suite has a bath rub and separate, walk-in shower as well as toilet and wash basin. The loft upstairs offers additional storage, the hatch can be accessed from this room.
Bedroom three faces the rear of the home. As are the other bedrooms, this space has been finished to an exceptional standard with crisp and contemporary décor. This room, again is served by an en-suite with walk-in shower facilities.
Whilst the private drive at this home offers more than enough parking for most families, the property also has an accessible garage to the front which is powered by electric and offers additional overhead storage. Subject to obtaining the relevant plans and permissions, this space could be converted to a small holding.
What the agent says…
My clients have done a truly remarkable job of renovating this home, not just cosmetically but also structurally. Whilst the property has been modernised throughout and the layout is incredibly functional for 21st century life, you feel the ‘heart’ of the 18th century cottage is as present as it ever was. Rustic details and period features help retain the character of this build which in my view makes it the perfect balance between old and new.
The property is offered to the market free of an onward chain, so would present an ideal opportunity for anybody looking for a swift completion. Imagine spending Christmas in front of that exposed brick log burner…
To arrange a private showing, please give me a call on the details provided quoting reference BM0005 when you do so.