Imagination and flair

This truly delightful barn conversion enjoys a central village location. The property has a varied history dating from its origins as a 19th century threshing barn and has now been cleverly converted to create a family home of charm, practicality and space, right in the heart of the village of Colden Common. The house is enclosed by wonderful gardens on three sides, very much part of the appeal of this home.

Imagination and flair have been used in the conversion and the double front doors open to reveal a spacious hallway that suggests the style of the accommodation and the eye is drawn to the vast reception space arranged around a log burning stove in the centre of the room which rises through a galleried landing above. The reception room has flexible sitting and dining areas and has a large curved kitchen/breakfast room on one side and a conservatory on the other. Doors open out to the sunny side of the garden and there is also a utility room and a boot room with storage.

The staircase rises to a wonderful galleried landing from which three double bedrooms radiate. The master suite has its own shower room and there is a large family bathroom. The landing has an open aspect with two areas suitable for use as reading space or a study area. Steps also rise from here to a mezzanine library, another innovative idea and a great use of space.

The gardens are an absolute delight; with the south-east facing rear garden, including a paved terraced adjacent to the barn, leading onto the lawn bordered by mature shrubs and trees and a raised and covered deck in one corner to provide shade on sunny days. The garden extends round to the front via an old stone bridge over…