New 4 Bedroom Barn Conversion (Now Sold)
Cartwrights Barn, Lower Huntham Farm, Huntham, Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton, TA3 6EY
A very impressive, imaginatively and sympathetically converted Somerset blue lias stone barn in an exclusive scheme of just three barns by renowned local house builders and designers Day and Co Construction. Professionally interior designed to utilise space and stunning features making for a unique living space combining the best of contemporary design and traditional skills.
Cartwrights Barn (A Waggon House, originally built in 1877) is deceptively spacious and spread over three floors, there are four generously proportioned bedrooms, two luxury bathrooms, a spacious light filled sitting room with a wood burning stove, a stunning designer kitchen with dining area and patio access, hardwood joinery throughout, downstairs WC and even a utility / laundry / pantry boasting natural limestone floor and zoned underfloor heating. Set back from a quiet country lane the barn is complimented by a walled front garden and private south facing rear garden which is laid to lawn and patio. A further gravelled area to the side of the barn provides convenient parking for at least one vehicle in addition to the single bay oak framed garage and further guest parking . The garden area totals 1408 sq ft, made up of 400 sq ft to the front, 688 sq ft to the rear and approx 320 sq ft to the side.
Externally the walls of the barn have been re-pointed in lime mortar and fitted with locally made hardwood windows and joinery. The gables have been fitted with a seasoned oak frame structure infilled with glazing, joinery and treated burned effect cladding creating a truly stunning conversion.
From the rear garden, a glazed hardwood door opens into a well-proportioned kitchen featuring a stylish designer Rene Macintosh fitted kitchen with timber doors painted in soft tones of Limestone and Steel Blue complimented by beautiful Colonial Ivory granite worktops. A stainless-steel range cooker is set against a feature wall of exposed stone work, with details such as concealed sockets, a ceramic sink in the island and plate rack over the integrated dishwasher and fridge, the kitchen combines the very best of high end design with functionality. The generous utility room houses the boiler and has space for your washing machine, tumble dryer and large plumbed American fridge freezer while the big single bowl sink and drainer is ideal for messier chores.
The island incorporates a breakfast bar for casual seating and the design allows for a dining table to seat 8 making this a true family room and a great space for entertaining as the French doors open onto the patio area, paved in the same beautiful natural Limestone as the heated kitchen floor giving a sense of flow between indoors and out.
The lighting and services have been well thought out offering both convenience and style throughout the barn.
A downstairs WC/cloakroom is located beside the wide half glazed double doors which separate the dining area from the sitting room when needed.
The light and spacious living room lends itself to many layouts and functions with a focal point around the log burning stove and exposed stone wall behind. The lighting and electrical plan allow for further areas for seating / play or study. Hardwood French doors lead to the front garden area and driveway.
A bespoke Oak staircase leads you from the sitting room, to the first-floor landing which boasts an impressive full height galleried stair well. Lit by a large roof light and an eye-catching iron chandelier the vaulted ceiling adds a real sense of space to the house.
The landing leads to a spacious light filled master bedroom with views over open countryside, vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. An oak door opens into to well-proportioned luxury En-suite bathroom with double ended bath, large separate quadrant shower, WC, basin and a dual power heated towel rail. Finished in smooth natural limestone tiles for an indulgent high end finish and again the vaulted ceiling and exposed beams offer a feeling of space and character.
Bedroom 2 is a good sized double room with views over the private garden and orchard beside. These views are shared by bedroom 3 which is also an ample sized double room and like all rooms in the house the bedrooms are not overlooked.
The main family bathroom is also located on the first floor and similarly boasts a double ended bath, large offset quadrant shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail (again dual power) and a sky light in the vaulted ceiling adds to the feeling of spaciousness. This bathroom is finished in a warm shade of natural travertine tiles to compliment the exposed trusses. Thoughtful design is carried on throughout the house with the addition of a handy tiled alcove by the bath.
Up the next flight of stairs on the second floor is a further galleried room of generous proportions which lends itself to a multitude of uses including a large double bedroom. The airing cupboard is situated here and the room also looks over the private garden and adjoining orchard, the window being in the location of the original hayloft door.
Oil Fired Central Heating /zoned underfloor throughout the ground floor/Pressurised hot water system.
Kitchen / Dining 6550 x 5600 mm 21’ 6”x 18’ 6” 36.7 m2 395 ft2
Utility 3200 x 1900 mm 10’5” x 6’2” 6 m2 64.5 ft2
WC 1800 x 1150mm 5’9” x 3’8” 2 m2 21 ft2
Sitting Room 6600 x 5550 mm 21’7” x 18’2” 36.6 m2 394 ft2
Master bedroom 6600 x 3350mm 21’7” x 10’10” 22.1 m2 238 ft2
En-suite 2850 x 1900mm 9’4” x 6’2” 5.4 m2 58 ft2
Main Bathroom 3300 x 1800mm 10’8” x 5’9” 6 m2 64.5 ft2
Bedroom 2 3200 x 4650mm 10’5” x 15’3” 14.9 m2 160 ft2
Bedroom 3 3200 x 3400mm 10’5” x 11’2” 10.9 m2 117 ft2
Loft Room 5000 x 4300mm 16’4” x 14’1” 21.5 m2 231 ft2
Total 162 m2 1744 ft2
(Gardens extend to approx 1400 Ft 2 in total)
Surrounded by open country side and situated on a quiet lane half a mile from the highly desirable village of Stoke St Gregory which boasts two pubs and a village shop. Stoke St Gregory is serviced by all the major supermarket delivery services in addition to local suppliers such as fresh fishmongers etc. Ideally located 6 miles from the Country Town of Taunton with excellent access to M5 (J25) and A303 and Main line station (1h 45 mins to Paddington) 40 mins to Bristol Airport. There are outstanding primary and secondary schools and colleges nearby and a Primary School in the village. There are many attractions in the area such as Glastonbury Tor and Burrow Mump and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as the Blackdown Hills, Quantock Hills, Exmoor National Park, Dartmoor and Lyme Regis all within easy reach offering a host of outdoor and sporting pursuits. It is also roughly equidistant to Exeter and Bristol (around 1 hour) offering excellent shopping, business opportunities, night life and Universities.
From North Curry head toward Stoke St Gregory, Huntham Lane is on the right, opposite Meare Green Farm. Follow this down the hill and turn left, Lower Huntham Barns is the second entrance on the right. Postcode TA3 6EY will take you almost there.
VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Day & Co Construction
As a husband and wife team, (Greg, a Master Carpenter and Kate, an Interior Designer) we are passionate about designing and building beautiful, high quality homes together with our team of master craftsman.
Exclusively building one off high spec new builds and barn conversions we typically design, build and take to market one house a year.
The advent of the internet Estate Agency has allowed us to market our own properties and for a number of years we have used Visum as our partner allowing us to communicate quickly and efficiently with prospective buyers. We can often accommodate short notice viewings as we are on site every day. We won’t be dressed as estate agents but we will be able to answer almost every question and discuss any personal touches or options with you directly.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Greg and Kate