The property consistes of a barn of Cotswold stone construction with a tiled roof and a range of dilapidated outbuildings. The main barn boasts many features including the numerous vertical ventilation slots around the walls as well as the full height open doorway in each projecting hip.
Internally the barns offer a wealth of exposed timbers and roof trusses, which will no doubt add character to the final renovation.
This stone built barn is a significant structure, which is not currently listed or within a Conservation Area. It is redundant for agricultural purposes and it is understood that farming activity ceased at Southfield Barn only recently. Since this time the building has been used only for storage until its disuse in recent years.
The development permitted has been described as “Conversion of
barn to dwelling with associated parking. Conversion of outbuilding
to staff / annexe, garage and ancillary office” and has 3 years from the
date of this permission 21.07.2010. Planning number 10/0732/P/FP.
The current proposal utilises the existing stone building combined
with high modern glazing materials and finishes. The approach is to preserve the historic structure and minimise new openings by using
innovative internal planning and materials to achieve a light and
spacious design. The large openings within the front and rear
elevations of the principal barn are designed to maximise light and
views by arranging the living spaces around recessed structural
glazing panels into the existing double height openings.
The roof is to
be covered in high quality cardinal stone slates with roof lights.
ancillary buildings will combine new green oak frames inserted within
the existing stone and brick structure combined with modern glazing
and traditional slate roof and conservation roof lights.
The principle barn comprises of 3,703sqft (344 sq. metres) gross internal floor area within the existing building, the ancillary buildings comprises 1,561sqft (145 sq. metres)
The barn is set
in two acres of garden and land with far reaching rural views across the surrounding farmland.
Southfields Barn is set on its own in a rural location approximately 0.6 miles southwest of Eynsham, a
large village located northwest of the city of Oxford. Eynsham has a range of
good village shops.
There is an excellent range of schools in the area.
Sporting and leisure facilities are excellent, with fishing on the River
Windrush, Golf at Witney, Chipping Norton and Burford, racing at
Cheltenham, Stratford upon Avon and Newbury and Polo at Kirtlington.
Communications are superb with Southfields Barn being conveniently
placed between the M40, M5 and M4 motorways.
services run from Oxford and Didcot, providing a mainline link to
It is proposed that connections are to be via those on the B4449. Foul
drainage is to be via bio-disc and surface water to be disposed into
The barn lies outside the Flood Zone and therefore
no flood risk assessment was required for planning permission.