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4 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Kingston Barn, Forton, Newport, TF10 8BY

Offers in Region of £385,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Four bedroomed character barn conversion
  • bespoke oak kitchen with AGA (available upon negotiation)
  • Well appointed master bedroom suite
  • Lounge with feature fireplace
  • Solid wooden floors and doors
  • Many character features remaining
  • Private pretty rear gardens
  • Garage
  • Rural village location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Kingston Barn is a deceptively spacious and light, four bedroomed barn conversion, set in a select, secluded development of five barns, in the rural village of Forton, with views to the rear, over neighbouring countryside.

The accommodation briefly comprises well appointed master bedroom suite, lounge with feature fireplace, bespoke oak breakfast kitchen with AGA (available by separate negotiation), solid wooden floors and doors, many character features, courtyard location with separate garage and beautifully designed, private, rear gardens.

Forton is a pretty village, less than two miles from the centre of the market town of Newport, with the development lying between the 14<sup>th</sup> Century All Saints Church and the thriving Swan former coaching inn, well renowned for its excellent food.  Close by is the highly regarded pre-school Forton Nursery.  Newport offers a wealth of local amenities, including a range of supermarkets, leisure facilities and schools of high repute.  The property is also located close to the A519, allowing easy access to Stafford and Telford, with their mainline railway stations and links to the M6 and M54. 

The sandstone barn offers well-appointed accommodation over two floors, comprising a full width lounge to the rear with patio doors opening to the garden, breakfast kitchen, dining room and cloaks/WC to the ground floor, with master bedroom and en-suite, three further bedrooms and family bathroom to the first floor.

This warm and welcoming family home has been practically designed and retains a wealth of character features including exposed beams and solid oak floors.  Windows are all double glazed solid hardwood casement units and internal doors are of the traditional latch and brace style.  Internal woodwork has been stained, in keeping with the exposed beams and all rooms are decorated in a neutral palette, in keeping with the style of the property.

Accessed via a private shared driveway, the courtyard in the centre of the development has two parking spaces for the property, as well as a single garage in a detached block.  There is also a communal bin store within the development.

A PERSONAL INTERNAL INSPECTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED in order to fully appreciate the size and characterful nature of the home.  The accommodation in more detail comprises:-

A pavioured path is flanked by decorative stone areas with specimen shrubs, providing an ideal space for planters.  Outside light.  Power socket and outside tap.  The path leads to a solid oak double glazed front door opening into:-

ENTRANCE HALLWAY: 5.44m x 2.46m max (17’10” x 8’1”) This generous spacehas solid oak flooring throughout, which flows throughout the majority of the downstairs rooms. Useful understairs cupboard and fitted cupboards provide ample storage.  Panelled radiator.

CLOAKS/WC:having white suite including low level flush WC and corner pedestal wash hand basin.  Half tiled walls.  Oak flooring.  Extractor fan.

BREAKFAST KITCHEN: 5.33m x 3.10m (17’6” x 10’2”) This dual aspect room is fitted with beautiful bespoke solid oak units, comprising a range of base units of cupboards and drawers and wall units incorporating feature open plate racks and display corner cabinet.  The granite work surface includes an inset ceramic Belfast style sink with mixer tap. Complementary tiling over. Integrated dishwasher and washing machine.  Space for American style fridge freezer.  A cream night-time electric fired AGA is available upon separate negotiation.  Beamed ceiling.  Inset directional spotlights.  Front facing window with outlook across the courtyard.  Stable door opens to the rear garden.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Panelled radiator. 

DINING ROOM: 5.44m x 3.05m (17’10” x 10’0”) with oak flooring and feature beamed ceiling.  Wall lighting.  Front facing window.  Panelled radiator.  Stone steps lead up through glazed double doors into the

LOUNGE: 5.36m x 5.36m (17’7” x 17’7”) also accessed from the hallway, this generous room provides a warm focal point for the house.  Double ‘French’ style patio doors with matching large glazed side panels, open directly into the rear garden.  A further side aspect window makes this a light and airy room.  Feature composite fireplace with log burner effect electric fire.  Character beamed ceiling.  Oak floor.  Wall lighting.  Two panelled radiators.

From the Hallway, a staircase rises to the staggered LANDINGhaving beamed ceiling.  Access hatch to loft space.  Large Airing Cupboard with hot water tank and fitted shelving. 

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE: 5.49m x 4.62m (average), narrowing to 3.51m (18’0” x 15’2” to 11’6”) this triple aspect room features a round window, looking over the rear garden and across the adjacent countryside.  The sloping ceilings to the outside walls feature opening roof light windows, making this a really bright room.  Built-in cupboard with shelf and hanging rail.  Fitted units to one wall comprising wardrobes and drawers and small window seat.  Panelled radiator. Inset ceiling spotlights.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM: having white suite comprising ‘Jacuzzi’ style panelled bath with telephone style shower attachment.  Low flush WC.  Wash hand basin with cupboards under.  Half tiling to the walls.  Side aspect roof light window in the sloped ceiling.  Inset directional ceiling spotlights.  Extractor fan.

BEDROOM TWO: 4.65m x 3.00m (15’3” x 9’10”) with front aspect window and opening roof light over.  Beamed ceiling with inset ceiling spotlights. Built in double wardrobe with shelf and hanging rail.  Panelled radiator. 

BEDROOM THREE: 3.12m x 3.10m (10’3” x 10’2”) with front aspect window and roof light over.  Beamed ceiling with inset spotlights.  Panelled radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR: 3.15m x 2.13m (10’4” x 7’0”) currently used as an office.  Rear aspect window and roof light over affording wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.  Beamed ceiling with inset spotlights.  Panelled radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM: this generously sized room is fitted out with a complete white suite including a panelled bath with MIRA electric shower over and glass modesty screen.  Low level flush WC.  Pedestal wash hand basin.  The majority of the room is half tiled, with the tiles extending to full height over the bath.  Front aspect window with obscured glazing and roof light over,  Beamed ceiling.  Extractor fan.  Panelled radiator.  Vinyl cushion flooring.

OUTSIDE: Accessed via a private shared driveway, the communal courtyard in the centre of the development has two parking spaces available to the property, as well as a single garage.  There is also a communal bin store within the development.

A flagged path from the rear kitchen door runs around the side of the house to the enclosed rear gardens, which have been thoughtfully and beautifully landscaped to provide various areas for recreation.  There is a lantern light and double power socket adjacent to the kitchen door and an outside tap.  The patio doors from the lounge open onto the flagstone and brick shaped patio area with space for seating.  Deep beds sit on dwarf brick walls, edging the pathway around the side of the house, continuing up to around the patio area, and are filled with a variety of shrubs and perennials.  Lawns stretch the majority depth of the garden, with shaped side borders, also filled with specimen shrubs.  A copper beech and silver birch provide some shade.  Low level fences border the grounds with a summerhouse at the bottom of the garden and shed hidden from view by trellis.

COUNCIL TAX:We are advised by the Local Authority, Stafford Borough Council, the property is Band E.

TENURE:  We are advised by the Vendors, that the property is held Freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: There is a private management committee set up, to manage the maintenance of the communal areas etc.  One owner from each property is automatically made a Director of the committee, and will be required to pay a £250 registration fee.  No monthly payments into the fund are currently in place, but this is under review.

SERVICES: We understand that mains water, electricity and drainage are connected.  Oil fired central heating.

VIEWING:Strictly by prior appointment with the Agents Newport Office – 01952 812519

DIRECTIONS:From Newport, proceed in a north-easterly direction for approximately 1 mile, along the A519, to the village of Forton.  Just after the crossroads, turn right directly after the Swan public house, into the private driveway leading to the development.  Kingston Barn can be found on the left hand side.



1.                   While we endeavour to make our sales details accurate and reliable, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact our office and we will try to check the information for you.


The information in these property details is believed to be accurate but Tempertons does not give, nor does any Partner or employee have authority to give, any warranty as to the accuracy of any statement, written, verbal or visual.   You should not rely on any information contained herein.  If you wish to ask a specific question about this property, please speak to the sales advisor who has inspected the property.


2.                    Please note that we have not tested the equipment/appliances and services in the property. Interested applicants are advised to commission the appropriate investigations before formulating their offer to purchase.


3.                   Our room sizes are quoted in metres on a wall to wall basis to the nearest one tenth of a metre. The imperial equivalent (included in brackets and correct to within 3 inches) is only intended as an approximate guide for those not yet conversant with metric measurements. Measurements should not be used for ordering fitments or new carpets etc


HOME BUYERS SURVEYS AND VALUATIONS undertaken by CHARTERED SURVEYORS with considerable experience in preparing a wide range of surveys and valuations to suit all requirements.  Details of fees given without obligation.


PROPERTY LETTING – TEMPERTONS have considerable experience in the Letting and Management of all types of residential property.  Further details given without obligation. 

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