Property of the week: Charm in the Chew Valley
Oak Tree Barn is an absolutely charming barn conversion set in more than an acre of grounds on the edge of Burrington.
By Emma Dance
29th Sep 2022 | Property of the Week
Oak Tree Barh is an exceptional example of an architectural renovation of a former agricultural barn, creating a home which perfectly balances rustic Somerset charm with contemporary design features. Completed in 2017, it has enormous charm and character, sits comfortably within the landscape and retains many features of the original barn, including stone elevations perfectly complemented by rendered areas and wooden cladding. Natural light floods the property through generously sized and perfectly positioned aluminium framed double-glazed window, sliding doors and Velux windows.
The front door opens into the open plan living space with its centrally located black wrought iron spiral staircase. The strikingly contemporary concrete flooring runs throughout the space with underfloor heating.
The sitting room area has a stylish Contura circular wood burning stove, windows on all sides and double French doors leading onto a paved terrace seating area, softly sheltered by mature planting.
The kitchen, with its beautiful view on to the well-tended kitchen gardens and grounds, is an appealing mix of industrial elements, with stainless steel range cooker, gas hob, extractor fan, white marble countertops, and rustic touches with a butler's sink, open shelving and curtained lower storage units. Appliances include a dishwasher and fridge.
Every corner of this property shows design insight, and the cloakroom is no exception, with its retro style basin, copper taps and concealed storage space.
Two light and inviting double bedrooms and a generously sized bathroom extend into in the eaves, accessed by the spiral staircase, and featuring oak beam architectural details, large windows and roof lights.
The contemporary bathroom has a basin, wc and heated towel rail as well as a stylish freestanding slipper bath and large separate shower area.
Close by there is a smaller, though still substantial, industrial-style barn, which currently serves as a studio space, home office and extra utility area (with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer) and provides accessible loft storage.
Adjacent is the "donkey stable", a small outbuilding with an electricity and water supply, and currently used as a pottery studio. Alongside are two garden sheds.
The gardens are well-tended and thoughtfully designed, providing a contained and productive kitchen garden area, well established soft planting creating garden rooms, as well as the broader expanses of the paddock, surrounding lawned areas and the orchard which has apples, pears, cherries and quince.
Oak Tree Barn is on the market with Roderick Thomas for £800,000.