Show home created for barn conversions

If the idea of living in a barn conversion appeals then a visit to the new show home at Manor Barns in Twyford is a must. This fascinating collection of 17th, 18th and 19th century barns in this delightful village just outside Winchester, offers an excellent range of homes for most budgets.

The history of these barns is fascinating. Forming part of the courtyard is an old granary on staddle stones, which was traditionally used to store grain and raised off the ground; this has been transformed into a unique detached home. Some of the barns were used for threshing of the grain, others to keep horses and cattle, and also for general storage. Each barn is unique with its own history and all now beautifully restored and imaginatively adapted to provide wonderful character accommodation in this lovely rural location which is within easy reach of amenities.

The luxury interiors are finished in a contemporary style; excellent kitchens with integrated Siemens appliances and induction hobs and stylish bathrooms with Duravit sanitary ware and Hans Grohe taps. These are homes with smart contemporary fittings, whilst retaining the character of the buildings, including lovely exposed timbers on the inside and a lovely variety of external finishes such as brick and flint or timber-clad with feature windows.

Help to Buy is available on this site, subject to terms and conditions, and the selling agent, Hamptons International, will be able to provide further details of this scheme.  The show home, which is a two bedroom mews style cottage, is available at £500,000.

Prices for the range of homes at Manor Barns start from just £395,000, which is a superb entry level for a quality home in this location. Larger three bedroom homes are from £915,000 and £950,000 for a four bedroom family home, rising to £1,650,000 for the incredible Hay Barn, complete with a versatile annexe, set at right angles to the spacious main house which could alternatively be a marvellous party barn, gym or home office.

Further details are available from Hamptons International in Winchester and an appointment to view is essential to appreciate the location, style and finish of these character homes. Call Hamptons on 01962 842030.