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5 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Church End, Barley

Withdrawn from Market £925,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Award winning barn conversion
  • Accommodation of approx. 3,500 sq ft
  • Vaulted drawing room
  • Master bedroom suite
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Sought-after village location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Barley is a small, picturesque and highly sought-after village surrounded by beautiful countryside. Within the village there is a shop/post office, a public house, doctor's surgery, Church, village hall and Church of England First School. There are a variety of clubs including tennis and cricket clubs, riding stables and scout troop. In addition there is a recreation ground with football pitch, children's play area and tennis courts. The larger market town of Royston is just 4 miles away and provides a more extensive range of shopping facilities, schooling and a golf course. The University City of Cambridge (approx. 14 miles to the north) is the centre of the 'high tech' industry with the University Research and Development Laboratories, the internationally renowned Cambridge Science Park and Addenbrooke's Hospital/Biomedical Campus.

For the commuter, Royston has its own mainline railway station offering a service to London Kings Cross (approx. 38 mins) or Audley End station with services to London Liverpool Street (approx. 60 mins). The M11 motorway access point at Duxford (Junction 10) is approx. 7 miles away providing access to Stansted Airport and the M25. 

BELFRY BARN Belfry Barn is a substantial Grade II Listed barn conversion set in a small, private courtyard. Converted in 1997, it is the largest barn in the courtyard and offers accommodation of approximately 3,500 sq ft. The development received the prestigious top Civic Award for Design and Conservation by North Herts District Council. The quality workmanship includes a number of solid oak internal doors, solid oak flooring to the majority of the ground floor and a wealth of substantial original timbers. 


DINING HALL 22' 1" x 13' 4" (6.73m x 4.06m) Accessed via a fully glazed door with full height windows to either side, a further pair of glazed doors with full height adjoining windows providing access and views to the terrace, garden and adjoining pasture land. Open plan to the drawing room and solid oak door to: 

STUDY/UTILITY ROOM 12' 5" x 7' 1" (3.78m x 2.16m) A multi-functional room with windows to two aspects, exposed timbers, space and plumbing for washing machine and fridge freezer. 

VAULTED DRAWING ROOM 28' 10" x 22' 5" (8.79m x 6.83m) An impressive room of excellent proportions, boasting a number of original timbers and vaulted ceiling with a maximum height of 22' 7". In addition is a large fireplace with exposed brick chimneybreast and natural stone hearth, windows to two aspects overlooking the courtyard and garden, solid oak staircase rising to the first floor with minstrels' gallery. 

INNER HALLWAY Additional solid oak staircase rising to the first floor with understairs cupboard, window to the front aspect and open plan to: 

FAMILY ROOM 19' x 14' 8" (5.79m x 4.47m) max. Windows to the rear aspect overlooking the garden. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18' 5" x 17' 1" (5.61m x 5.21m) High quality, bespoke, handmade kitchen comprising a number of units with solid woodblock work surface over and central island, twin bowl sink unit, space for American style fridge freezer and integrated dishwasher, four oven Aga, window to the side aspect overlooking the courtyard and door leading to the adjoining cart lodge. 

REAR LOBBY 9' 7" x 7' 7" (2.92m x 2.31m) A useful room which could be used for storage, with door leading to the private courtyard. 

CLOAKROOM High quality Sanitan suite comprising sink with wrought iron stand and Victorian style high flush WC. 


MINSTRELS' LANDING Accessed via a staircase from the drawing room. A large galleried area with views over the drawing room, offering a multitude of uses including seating or entertaining area. Full height windows overlook the courtyard. 

BEDROOM 2/GUEST ROOM 19' 5" x 13' 6" (5.92m x 4.11m) A well-proportioned room with part-vaulted ceiling with a maximum height of 15', fitted with a range of built in wardrobes with solid oak doors, windows overlooking the garden, full height windows overlooking the courtyard and door to: 

EN SUITE 8' 3" x 7' 1" (2.51m x 2.16m) Four piece suite comprising shower enclosure, low level WC, wash hand basin and bidet, part-tiled walls, exposed timbers and conservation style skylight. 

LANDING Accessed via a staircase from the inner hallway. Conservation style skylight and walk-in laundry/airing cupboard. 


DOUBLE BEDROOM 17' 2" x 13' 10" (5.23m x 4.22m) Window overlooking the courtyard and door to: 

DRESSING ROOM 12' 8" x 8' 1" (3.86m x 2.46m) A spacious area with hanging rails and ample space for fitted cupboard, if required. Door to: 

EN SUITE 12' 3" x 9' 1" (3.73m x 2.77m) Four piece suite comprising panelled bath, low level WC, wash hand basin and bidet, part-tiled walls and flooring and conservation style skylight. 

BEDROOM 3 15' 3" x 10' 3" (4.65m x 3.12m) A pair of conservation style skylights providing a good degree of natural lighting and partial views of the Church spire. 

BEDROOM 4 9' 2" x 9' (2.79m x 2.74m) A pair of conservation style skylights providing a good degree of natural lighting. 

BEDROOM 5/STUDY 7' x 6' 9" (2.13m x 2.06m) Conservation style skylight. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 9' 7" x 6' 9" (2.92m x 2.06m) Suite comprising panelled bath, separate shower enclosure, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, part-tiled walls and flooring, and conservation style skylight. 

OUTSIDE The property is set in a highly desirable and tucked-away location within this picturesque and sought-after village, forming part of an award winning development. To the front of the barn is an expansive gravelled area providing ample off street parking with mature tree and access to the open double bay cartlodge. Adjoining the kitchen is a private paved terrace which is ideal for al fresco entertaining. The main gardens have been professionally landscaped, designed by the current owner and well maintained and cared for over the years. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with an abundance of well-stocked flower and shrub borders, mature trees, terraces and hedging. At the bottom of the garden is a three bar fence with views on to pasture land. 

DOUBLE BAY CARTLODGE 17' 9" x 17' 1" (5.41m x 5.21m) Power and lighting connected.  

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the Agents.  

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02 September 2016


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