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Chestnut Barn, Ratcliffe On Soar

£625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • STUNNING BARN CONVERSION
  • OUTSKIRTS OF POPULAR VILLAGE
  • VIEWS ACROSS FIELDS
  • FOUR BEDROOMS
  • FAMILY BATHROOM AND EN-SUITE
  • LIVING, DINING AND BREAKFAST KITCHEN
  • PRIVATE LOCATION WITH GARDENS
  • DOUBLE GARAGE

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Story

RUSTIC APPEAL
Chestnut Barn was once part of a working farm itself which was attached to the manor house next door. It was converted and rebuilt in the mid-1990s and still exudes great rustic appeal.
"We loved its fantastic character, with its beamed and vaulted ceilings, exposed brickwork and fireplaces," he recalls. "It was an interesting and unique house, and the conversion had been carried out to a very high standard. When we moved in, back in 1999, there was very little to do. We just made a few cosmetic changes."
The entrance hall is at the centre of the accommodation at Chestnut Barn. To the left, there is a door through to the kitchen dining room, which in turn leads to the utility room and through into the family room. From the hall, there is also access to a cloakroom, as well as the drawing room and the snug.

IDEAL FOR PARTIES
Altogether there are six sets of French windows opening from the ground floor of Chestnut Barn on to the garden. Every reception room has at least one set of doors - and the kitchen breakfast room has three.
"This is ideal when you have summer parties or barbecues," he says. "It is nice to be able to come in and out from the house very easily."
He continues: "We have had some great parties here, with people out in the garden. It was always fun for birthday parties and we had some lovely Christmases too. There was always plenty of room for guests and we could park 10 to 12 cars on the drive quite easily."

BEAUTIFUL BEAMS
On the first floor of the house there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master suite comprises an en suite shower room, as well as plenty of dressing space.
All the bedrooms and bathrooms have attractive vaulted or sloping ceilings, with timber beams, as well as skylights that bring the natural light flooding in from above.
"It is a very quiet place," says the owner, who no longer lives at the house. "When we were there we loved all the bedrooms as they had so much character. During the day, we enjoyed being in the kitchen and then in the evening, especially in the winter months, we would light the fire in the snug and spend time in there as a family."

OUT AND ABOUT
Those who enjoy outdoor living will find numerous activities to indulge in close by, says the owner.
"You can go walking, cycling, horse-riding or clay pigeon shooting. I am a keen cricket fan and this area seems to be big on cricket: my son and I used to play nearby."
East Leake and Kegworth, where there are schools, shops and pubs, are within easy reach. Nottingham itself has a wide range of high street shops, as well as bars, restaurants and leisure facilities.
"We used to travel in to London a lot too and that was always quite easy," he adds.

SPACE AND SECLUSION
The family missed the setting of Chestnut Barn as much as they missed the house itself when they moved out, he admits. They relished the balance it offered them between country and city life, and the sense of space and seclusion it afforded them.
"I think we also missed the privacy as soon as we left," he recalls. "There was nothing quite like returning home at the end of the day, closing the big 6ft double gates and relaxing in your own home in peace and quiet."

Setting The Scene

As the leaves begin turn into glorious reds, yellows and golds, there is nothing quite like a stroll through the surroundings of Chestnut Barn. The four-bedroom character home, is in a tranquil, semi-rural setting, where the owners have enjoyed watching the seasons change and the wildlife in its natural habitat.
"You feel as if you are right in the heart of the countryside here yet really the house is just 20 to 25 minutes' drive from Nottingham," one of them points out. "The barn has fields on three sides and is by a farm which has 50 acres of land, with sheep in the fields. It is a very beautiful location, which offers great privacy as it is at the end of a cul-de-sac, and yet is also extremely convenient for getting to the city and other places."

Whats Nearby

Chestnut Barn is located on the edge of the village of Ratcliffe on Soar. A beautiful rural situation, which is rarely found property, but is still close to local amenities in East Leake and Kegworth. At East Leake these include two primary schools and East Leake Academy. There are three pubs, leisure centre with swimming pool, variety of small shops and a co-op supermarket. There is plenty to do in the village with a thriving theatre group, a folk club, popular sports teams which include Football, Cricket, Rugby and Bowls. East Leake is south of Nottingham, a car journey into the city centre takes about 20 - 25 minutes depending on traffic. Nottingham provides a lively nightlife and a huge choice of restaurants and bars if you are looking for a night out. If you are a shopper you would not be disappointed with a wide variety of shops including department stores or small boutiques. Highly regarded private schools can be found including High School for boys and girls.There are a number of Golf Clubs in the area the nearest is just a few miles away.

What Within Easy Reach

Ratcliffe lies close to the A453 and M1, and within 3 miles of the M1 motorway. The property equal distance from both Nottingham Centre City and Loughborough. There are mainline rail services from but both stations that operate regularly into London and Nottingham Parkway Station is almost within walking distance. East Midlands Airport is just 10 minutes drive away

Directions

Chestnut Barn can be approached via the A453, after leaving Nottingham and in about 3 miles take the slip road on the left, signposted to Ratcliffe on Soar, follow the signs to the village centre, and head towards the church which is clearly visible. with the church on your right follow the road and through the gate, continue as far as you can go and you will find Chestnut Barn


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  • Long Eaton (1.7 mi)
  • Attenborough (3.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • East Midlands Parkway (0.2 mi)
  • Long Eaton (1.7 mi)
  • Attenborough (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Chewton Rose, West Bridgford

15 Tudor Square, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BT

0115 798 0255 Local call rate

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