Rural barn conversion with three bedrooms near St Albans in Hertfordshire
Three bedroom barn conversion in a rural setting with views over open countryside, yet less than four miles from the centre of the historic city of St Albans
Barley Cottage is one of only seven sought-after barn conversions spread over two courtyards. It retains all the character and features you would expect to find in a conversion of this quality, including exposed beams and vaulted ceilings throughout. It has been maintained to a high standard.
The accommodation briefly comprises:
Entrance Hall: Wood block flooring, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams.
Kitchen with dinning area: Hand-painted oak doors, black granite work surfaces, two cream inset Jacob Delafon sinks, dishwasher, Britannia electric range cooker with ceramic hob, extractor fan. Store cupboard housing combi boiler and plumbing for washing machine. Quarry tiled floor with double-glazed glass door providing access to garden, steps up to living room.
Bedroom 2: Vaulted ceiling, exposed beams. Fitted wardrobes. Timber-framed, double-glazed arched window to front aspect.
Bedroom 3: Vaulted ceiling, exposed beams. Timber-framed, double-glazed arched window to front aspect. Currently used as a study, with fitted desk with drawers and two shelves over. Phone socket. ISDN 2e box (not currently activated)
Bathroom 1: Fully tiled with white suite with brass/gold fittings. Large shower head over bath. Vaulted ceiling. Tiled floor.
Living room: Double height vaulted ceiling, exposed beams. Fireplace with gas coal basket real flame fire. Feature brick chimney extending to over 20ft, with metal hood and inset beam. Full height timber-framed double-glazed window with views over garden and surrounding countryside. Phone socket, TV aerial socket. Stairs leading to
Master Bedroom: Large galleried bedroom, with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams. Double-glazed, timber-framed window providing views over rear garden and countryside beyond. Remote control, dimmable halogen cable lights. Phone socket.
Bathroom 2 / Ensuite: Vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, partially tiled. White suite.
Front Garden: Three steps leading down from the main courtyard to block-paved, sunken walled garden. Provides sheltered spot that is an early morning suntrap, ideal for brunch with the Sunday papers! Dusk-till-dawn light.
Rear garden: West facing, very sunny aspect, mainly laid to lawn, with high evergreen shrubs on either side. Large York stone patio. Wooden post and rail fence. Views extending over open countryside. Gets sun for most of the day, right through until the sunset. Outside tap. Automatic irrigation system for pots, hanging baskets and borders.
Garage: Large single garage with power, light, storage space both sides and in vaulted roof space.
Parking spaces in courtyard.