Downyard, Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, BA22

££815,000 Guide

4 Bedroom Barn Conversion For Sale

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE A TOTALLY UNIQUE PROPERTY IN ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER VILLAGES IN SOMERSET! 'Chaff Barn' is a simply stunning, natural stone, link detached barn conversion (2518 square feet) set in the pretty heart of the idyllic Somerset village of Compton Pauncefoot, near Corton Denham and benefitting from breath-taking rural views. This rare, amazing barn conversion has been the subject of extensive, stylish renovation throughout by the current owners with no expense spared. The specification is truly second-to-none and setting a high precedent for the area. The property stands in a generous level plot and exquisite streamside gardens with lovely south-facing aspect extending to a quarter of an acre (0.23 acres approximately). The pretty gardens are framed by the magical waterfall at the rear and the rolling countryside surrounding the property. Double five bar gates give vehicular access to a private driveway providing off road parking currently for three cars but with scope for more, subject to the necessary planning permission. The driveway leads to a substantial detached, natural stone outbuilding consisting of large garage and studio room above. This outbuilding offers tremendous potential to convert to a self-contained annex, subject to the necessary planning permission. The studio above is an ideal work-from-home space or large fifth occasional double bedroom. It is currently used as a recently converted, fully fitted bar and sociable entertaining space. The immense renovation project includes a brand new, high-end Kutchenhaus German kitchen with Bora hob and NEFF and Bosch appliances, full Hive oil-fired heating system with underfloor heating in the kitchen / breakfast room and hallway as well as radiators, unvented pressurized hot water tank and Grant boiler, full Ring state of the art alarm and security system, David Salisbury timber conservatory / dining room at the rear overlooking the waterfall scene, new shower rooms and cloakroom, illuminated wine cellar, privacy glass and much, much more. There is fibre broadband to the property with the current owners enjoying a Gigabit connection - ideal for working from home! The accommodation is sublime with two separate staircases rising to the first floor, enabling flexible accommodation use. There are large, full-height windows at the front and rear, making the most of the stunning countryside views and the southerly aspect at the rear. Each room boasts a superb level of natural light from dual and multiple aspects as large windows. The accommodation comprises entrance reception hall leading in to 'wow-factor' open plan kitchen breakfast room, sitting room with open Jetmaster fireplace, conservatory / dining room, office, inner hall, utility room, side lobby / boot room, and ground floor cloakroom / WC. One staircase rises from the sitting room to a landing area and services a huge master double bedroom with dressing area and en-suite shower room. The second staircase rises from the entrance hall to another landing area and two further double bedrooms and a family shower room. There is a large, boarded loft space with timber loft ladder measuring 54' in length - superb storage! The principle gardens are situated on the south and west sides of the property. They are beautifully landscaped and laid to groomed lawn. They are bordered and framed by a pretty stream as well a glorious rural backdrop. Chaff Barn is one of six barn conversions in Downyard that were sympathetically converted in 1998. The elevations are of soft, honey coloured stone with glazed arrow slit apertures. The property is conveniently positioned a very short drive to the A303 trunk road to London and the South West. Compton Pauncefoot is a quaint village full of period character and a quintessential centre boasting historic parish church, Old Vicarage and a manor house. It is famous for Compton Castle on the hill overlooking the village with its' famous heart-shaped lake. There are unending, fantastic rural dog walks from the front door of this property. It is only a short drive to the historic town centre of Sherborne with its superb boutique high street with cafes, restaurants, Waitrose store and independent shops plus the breath-taking Abbey, Almshouses and Sherborne's world-famous private schools. It is also a very short drive to the mainline railway station to London Waterloo. There are a selection of excellent local pubs nearby. The property is perfect for those couples making the move to this unbeatable area, families and buyers cashing out of the South East and London market or cash buyers looking for their perfect pied-a-terre in this exceptional rural hamlet. It would also appeal to the 'rural bolthole' market. THIS IS A VERY RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE THIS ULTIMATE HOME AND INTERNAL INSPECTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Double glazed front door leads to entrance reception hall, staircase rises to first floor, recess provides space for hanging coats, porcelain floor tiles and underfloor heating, double glazed window to the front, entrance to large open-plan kitchen breakfast room.

Open-plan kitchen breakfast room – 16’ Maximum x 26’5 Maximum
A simply fantastic ‘wow-factor’ open-plan contemporary kitchen breakfast room with a recently fitted, full designer German Kutchenhaus kitchen. An extensive range of kitchen units comprising solid quartz work surfaces and surrounds, inset stainless steel sink bowl, Quooker instant hot water mixer tap, a range of drawers and pan drawers under, ambient under unit lighting, integrated Bosch dishwasher, built in eye-level electric Neff steam oven and grill, separate Neff microwave combination oven, recess provides space for drinks cooler and American style fridge freezer, wall mounted cupboards and display cabinets, large island units with Bora electric induction four burner hob with integrated extractor fan, breakfast bar, quartz work surface, large pan drawers under, exposed beams, porcelain floor tiles with underfloor heating. This room enjoys a light triple aspect, full height double glazed feature windows open on to the rear garden enjoying south facing countryside views and pleasant waterfall feature, doors lead off the kitchen breakfast room to further rooms.

Utility Room – 8’1 Maximum x 6’10 Maximum
Laminated work surface, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, oak effect flooring, water softener, fitted shelving.

Sitting Room – 27’3 Maximum x 17’9 Maximum
A beautifully proportioned main reception room enjoying a light dual aspect with full height feature windows to the rear garden and waterfall feature, south facing views across local beauty spot, double glazed full height privacy windows to the front, Jetmaster open fireplace with period style surrounds, two contemporary radiators, inset LED ceiling lighting, glazed door to illuminated wine cellar, second staircase rises to the first floor, door from sitting room leads to office/ occasional ground floor bedroom five.

Office / Occasional ground floor bedroom five – 11’9 Maximum x 8’1 Maximum
Full height double glazed window leads to the rear garden, fitted bookshelves, storage cupboards and desk unit, radiator.

Double glazed door from kitchen breakfast room leads to conservatory / dining room.

Conservatory/ Dining Room – 13’5 Maximum x 10’ Maximum
A luxury, David Salisbury conservatory, hardwood double glazed construction with double glazed ceiling lights, exposed stone elevations, double glazed double French doors open on to the rear patio, ceramic floor tiles, period style radiator, light and power connected, a sunny southerly aspect with views across hills and fields attractive waterfall feature.

Multi pane double glazed stable door leads from the open plan kitchen breakfast room to the rear lobby/ boot room.

Rear lobby / boot room – 7’6 Maximum x 6’2 Maximum
Double glazed stable door to the side, double glazed window to the side, radiator, double door leads to large cloaks cupboard, further door leads to boiler room/ drying room with floor standing Grant oil fired central heating boiler, fitted shelving.

This property benefits from two staircases, second staircase rises from the sitting room to the first floor landing, radiator, latch door leads to master bedroom.

Master Bedroom – 18’9 Maximum x 18’1 Maximum
A simply huge double master bedroom enjoying a light dual aspect with full height feature double glazed window to the front and rear, views across pretty waterfall feature to hills and countryside beyond, radiator, fitted wardrobe dressing area, latch door leads to en-suite shower room.

En-suite Shower Room – 8’3 Maximum x 8’11 Maximum
A period style white suite with ample room to add a bath if required, comprising low level WC, bidet, wash basin in worksurface with cupboards under, heated towel rail, fitted cupboard, tiling to splash prone areas, extractor fan, glazed shower cubicle with wall mounted mains shower over, illuminated mirror and cabinet, shaver point, double doors lead to fitted wardrobe cupboard space.

The main staircase rises from the entrance reception hall to the first floor landing, double glazed window to the side, ceiling hatch and timber loft ladder leads to large loft storage space.

Loft Storage space – 54’ in length
A boarded loft space with light and power connected. Latch doors lead off the first floor landing to further first floor rooms.

Bedroom Two – 20’ Maximum x 9’11 Maximum
A generous double bedroom with full height double glazed windows overlooking pretty waterfall feature and extensive countryside views, fitted wardrobe cupboards, radiator.

Bedroom Three – 20’3 Maximum x 8’11 Maximum
A third double bedroom with full height double glazed feature windows to the front, radiator, wardrobe cupboard, double doors lead to separate airing cupboard with unvented hot water tank, immersion heater and expansion tank, slatted shelving.

First floor family shower room – 8’7 Maximum x 6’7 Maximum
A luxury suite comprising low level WC, wash basin over storage cupboard, mixer tap, walk in double sized glazed shower cubicle with wall mounted luxury shower, extractor fan, illuminated demister mirror, shaver point, heated towel rail.

At the front of the property a brick paved pathway leads to the front door. A front garden consists of a variety of flowerbeds enjoying a selection of mature plants and shrubs, double timber five bar gates lead from private road to enclosed private driveway parking providing off road parking for three cars with scope for more, subject to the necessary planning permission. Outside lighting, outside tap, driveway leads to two story detached natural stone garage block.

Detached garage block – One-and-a-half sized garage with automatic up and over garage door (16’2 in depth x 13’5 in width), light and power connected, plumbing for washing machine and external sink if required, double glazed window to the side, space for freezer and storage. External stone staircase rises to room above the garage.

Studio room / Bedroom four - 14’1 maximum x 16’3 maximum
Recently designed and converted to a bar and social reception area with full height double glazed windows to the side enjoying extensive countryside views, double glazed windows to the rear and other side, bar area, two German electric oil-filled radiators, timber effect flooring, light and power connected, latch door leads to WC cloakroom with fitted low level WC, wash basin over storage cupboard, shaver light and point.

Please note: This room offers fantastic flexibility of use to make for a fourth double bedroom or annexe/studio/work from home space, subject to the necessary planning permission.

The exquisite, landscaped gardens and plot are level and extend to approximately a quarter of an acre (0.23 acres approximately). The main rear garden enjoys a sunny southerly aspect and is laid to well groomed lawn, paved patio seating area, enjoying lovely rural back drop and waterfall scene, outside lighting, outside power point, outside tap, timber log store, oil tank, further side vegetable garden with timber bordered vegetable plots and side lawned garden / orchard. Outside tap, lean-to greenhouse, a variety of mature plants and trees including mature apple tree, pretty streamside scene and riverbank.

Tenure: Freehold

Downyard, Compton Pauncefoot, Somerset, BA22
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