The Long Barn is a beautifully created modern barn conversion, set in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside yet a short drive from junction 16 of the M4. On approaching the property, you arrive through a choice of two private electric gates and up sweeping gravel driveways revealing a beautiful barn conversion built of red brick under a tiled roof. It is clear from the outset that this is more than just a barn conversion but a very impressive mix of traditional and modern craftsmanship.
On entering the property itself, one is immediately struck with the limestone floor tiles throughout the ground floor. The entrance hall divides the house well between the living and bedroom accommodation. Through the hallway is the more traditional sitting room which leads through to a very impressive 40ft open plan kitchen/living area. This really represents the heart of the house. The bespoke designed kitchen with integral Gaggenau appliances and Miele dishwashers is of the highest quality. Beyond the kitchen is the dining and living area with double doors opening onto the garden perfect for long summer days and alfresco dining, this combination gives the room a light and spacious feeling which is beautifully complemented by the vaulted ceiling. In the corner of the room is a Harry Leanders Pharo wood burner with a bespoke glass hearth, this area is perfect for cosy winter nights in.
A set of stairs rise from the kitchen to a home office/library on the first floor, complete with bespoke joinery. The majority of the bedrooms are on the ground floor with one bedroom on the first floor above the entrance. The master bedroom is complete with ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe. The two further bathrooms are equally impressive with Catchpole and Rye bathroom fittings. The three ground floor bedrooms overlook the pretty courtyard which also affords privacy. At night this is particularly impressive with the garden lighting highlighting the traditional walling and well planted beds.
Across the courtyard is ‘The Bullpen’ which is a separate building with two separate self-contained one bedroom apartments complete with integrated kitchens and separate bathrooms. This area is perfect for teenage children or guest accommodation.
Externally the gardens and grounds are of approximately 5.6 acres. The majority of the gardens are laid to lawn interspersed with pretty box hedging. On the far side of the driveway is a lake which is incredibly peaceful. There is a lake house overlooking it and this area is a perfect space for an evening drink and quiet period of reflection. The stables are further afield and have been purpose built. There are five stables along with a separate tack room and grooms flat or office. The stables include auto drinkers and a fully sealed rubber screed flooring with liquid resin topcoat which is perfect for hygiene and longevity. There is also CAT 5 cabling for cameras inside the stables.
The stable block has hot and cold water, WIFI and the yard is fully rubber screeded. The land is divided into post and railed paddocks each with auto-drinkers and concrete with rubber screed entrances. There is a canter track around the outside of the paddocks. The manège is of the highest quality and has an Andrews Bowen Propell waxed surface and is drained using the latest land drain technology. This area is perfect for competition horses or could be used for a smaller scale operation.
Lot Acres: 5.6