4 Bedroom Barn Conversion for sale in Pockeredge Drive, Corsham
Welcoming and characterful Cotswold stone barn conversion with the best of both worlds. Nestled in an enviable countryside setting down a long woodland drive, yet within easy reach of this attractive North Wiltshire town
- Cotswold stone barn conversion
- Detached Grade II Listed property
- Private Woodland Setting
- High Specification
- 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- Fully vaulted Reception Hall
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room & Spacious Utility
- Private gardens surrounding property
- Ample Parking
DESCRIPTION The Old Barn is an impressive Grade II listed period barn conversion, situated in a secluded location on the rural edge of the historic town of Corsham and yet within walking distance of the town centre. Boasting an enviable and idyllic position rarely available within the town, this impressive country home is set down a long (no through road) drive surrounded by pretty woodland and nearby fishing lakes. Formerly the Tythe barn to the neighbouring farmhouse and built in the 18th century, the barn was converted in the 1990s to a very high standard - combining original period features with modern enhancements such as underfloor heating and a built-in sound system. Arranged principally over two floors with a further third floor bedroom, the characterful accommodation has a perfect layout for family living and is beautifully presented.
The welcoming entrance and open-vaulted reception hall take you up to a magnificent galleried dining hall with ceiling-to-floor height windows at both ends with natural light spilling in. A characterful hand-crafted oak staircase leads up to the landing and there is underheated flagstone flooring throughout the atrium area and into the large kitchen / breakfast room. Double glass doors lead to the cosy living room, with a large wood-burning stove inset into the inglenook red brick fireplace. There are two further reception rooms to the front, which could equally be used as bedrooms. The fitted kitchen/breakfast room has an extensive range of painted timber units complemented with granite work surfaces, a large American style fridge/freezer and a Rangemaster cooker. From the kitchen there is a large utility/boot room – ideal for country living - with space for the usual appliances and benefitting from a stylish shower room off. Upstairs on the first floor, there are two double bedrooms with high vaulted ceilings and exposed beams - both enjoying an outlook over the galleried atrium through full-height glazed elevations. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and built-in wardrobes and there is a further family bathroom off the landing. A small flight of stairs leads up from the landing to another bedroom.
Accessed through a five-bar gate, a gravelled driveway provides ample parking for numerous vehicles. The Old Barn is set within private mature gardens which wrap around the property bordered by established hedging at the perimeter. The rear garden is arranged over three levels with stone steps leading up through the centre. The lower level is landscaped to patio whilst the two upper terraces are laid to lawn and bound by mature hedges. The garden is well-stocked with fruit trees including apple, plum, damson and fig varieties. There are also grape vines and a variety of fruit bushes including blackberry and raspberry.
SITUATION Corsham is a charming North Wiltshire town with an excellent range of facilities including many specialist shops and cafes. The attractive high street has been used in various film productions such as Poldark – as has nearby Lacock Abbey. There is a good choice of schooling within the town including Heywood Prep School, several primary schools and Corsham Secondary School. Corsham is served with a doctors' surgery, several dentists and a wide range of sport facilities including Springfield leisure centre, and thriving clubs such as cricket, football, rugby and running. There are beautiful buildings in Corsham such as the Elizabethan Corsham Court built within Capability Brown landscaped parkland, and the unique 17th century Corsham Alms House and School. The city of Bath - one of only 3 UK heritage cities - is within an easy 20 minutes' drive and offers excellent cultural, architectural and leisure facilities. Communication links are excellent with the M4/M5 motorways within easy reach - providing easy access to London, Bristol, the South West and the Midlands. The larger market town of Chippenham is only 4 miles away with further amenities including mainline railway station and commutes of around 70 minutes into London Paddington.
TENURE & SERVICES We understand the property is Freehold with oil-fired central heating, mains drains, water and electricity.