Grade II listed barn conversion in Naphill near High Wycombe, Bucks
Beautifully presented barn conversion in a countryside setting with lovely distant views over the Hughenden Valley
Coombe Barn is a wonderful example of a 17th century Grade II Listed barn conversion. It has spacious, light filled accommodation of around 5076 sq ft and has been extensively renovated by the current owners to create a luxurious and characterful home.
The barn has five / six bedrooms, four bath or shower rooms and features a superb galleried, vaulted central reception room. Set in 2.5 acres of grounds with paddock and outside swimming pool, it sits in a lovely elevated position with views over its own land and the valley beyond.
The property is located on the edge of the peaceful village of Naphill, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by open countryside with easy access to many great walks in the Chiltern Hills.
The barn is accessed via glazed double entrance doors into the superb vaulted and heavily beamed main reception room. Being over 800 sq ft in size this room offers an amazing entertaining space with a lower level wood floored sitting area. There is exposed brickwork and lovely heavily beamed detail to the walls and vaulted ceiling. Double height, wide windows flood this room with natural light and offer views over the garden and paddock. A striking staircase leads to the long galleried landing above.
Adjacent to this room is the snug which has exposed timbers and lovely views over the garden, paddock and countryside beyond.
The kitchen / breakfast room is also situated to the rear and enjoys similar views. Fitted with a range of attractive oak fronted units with granite work surfaces, this room has exposed ceiling beams and plenty of room for a breakfast table.
The dining room has an almost full width glazed wall with further exposed ceiling beams.
To the front of the house is a family room with a secondary spiral oak tread staircase leading to the first floor landing. Off of this is a well fitted shower room.
Small stairs lead to bedroom six / gym with built in shelving and wardrobes and also to the integral double garage.
A well fitted utility / boot room with cloakroom and door to the outside completes the ground floor accommodation.
The staircase from the main reception room leads up to the impressive galleried landing area which offers a beamed, vaulted ceiling, views over the side paddock and a library area with oak book shelving.
The principal bedroom is elegant and full of character with exposed beams to wall and ceiling with distant countryside views to the rear and over the paddock to the side. There is a dressing area with fitted wardrobes and storage. Stairs lead up to the second floor and the en suite bathroom which enjoys further views and a free standing 'boat bath' crafted from beech with free standing taps, mounted on an oak plinth – a perfect place to soak up the countryside views.
Across the landing is the spiral staircase that leads down into the family room and three further bedrooms which all offer their own character. One bedroom has an en suite shower room and one has fitted wardrobes.
The spiral staircase on the landing continues up to the second floor and bedroom five which is a charming room in the beamed eaves with a raised sleeping area and a sitting room area with night cloakroom adjacent.
This stunning barn conversion is set in grounds of 2.5 acres and is in a superb elevated semi rural position. It is approached over a shared driveway onto a gravel parking area with a detached double garage.
To the front of the barn is an integral double garage with up and over doors.
The barn can be accessed from both sides with one side leading to the kitchen area and the other to the main reception room.
The gardens lie to the rear and side and are enclosed by mature hedging, wall and post and rail fencing. Mainly laid to lawn, there are well stocked shrub borders and lovely easterly views over the paddock, valley and countryside beyond.
A fire pit seating area with feature dry stone walls is the perfect position from which to enjoy the view.
There is also a tiled swimming pool with electric cover. The pool is well positioned in a secluded location to the side of the garden next to a terrace seating area and lower level decked seating area, behind clipped box hedging.
To the rear and side of the garden is an L shaped paddock accessed via a pedestrian gate from the garden and a vehicular gate from a lane. This provides a lovely and useful backdrop to the property and borders woodland and open countryside.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating. Please note that none of the services have been tested.
Naphill is three miles from High Wycombe. London Marylebone is 25 minutes by train.
The area is home to Hughenden Manor, a National Trust property with acres of gardens and parkland. The area is renowned for its choice and standard of education, with Buckinghamshire being one of the last counties to maintain the traditional grammar school system. Grammar schools in the area include The Royal Grammar School for boys, Wycombe High School for girls, John Hampden Grammar School for boys.
There are a number of independent schools including Pipers Corner (0.7 miles), Godstowe, Crown House and Wycombe Abbey to name a few.