Barn conversion with garage and workshop / storage, near Bude, Devon
Three bedroom barn conversion with two acres of land located in Holsworthy, near Bude and Bideford, 20 minutes from the North Devon coastline
The Cart House, Tredown Barns, Holsworthy, North Devon
• A mass of character, exposed beams, and vaulted ceilings
• Natural slate floors with underfloor heating and solid oak floorboards
• Solid oak doors with hand-forged ironmongery
• Exposed original stonework
• Craftsman-made, solid oak staircases with glass balustrades
• Set down a long, private drive
• Far reaching countryside views across to Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor
• Approximately two acres of land
• Spacious garages and workshops/storage above
• Additional allocated parking for boats, campervans or caravans
• Deep in the countryside yet 2.5 miles from the nearest town
• Peaceful and tranquil location
The Cart House
The Cart House is exactly that, a barn once used for housing the carts that carried the hay and grain on the farm. The upper floor being used as storage for feed. This stunning stone built barn conversion with its now fully glazed original cart house openings has uninterrupted views across Cornwall to Bodmin Moor and also over to Dartmoor.
Part of an exclusive development of five attached barns that lie in a ‘L’ formation once part of the original farmstead with its beautiful stone-fronted farmhouse. The Cart House sits at the eastern end of the development overlooking its own land of approximately 2 acres.
From the moment you walk inside through its original height front door and step into the welcoming hallway with its traditional slate floors warmed by underfloor heating, you feel enveloped and entranced by the gentle understated magic of the building.
In cottage style with lower ceilings, old beams combine with stone walls to sit comfortably with the oak of the staircase, its light-catching glass banisters, solid oak doors, and softly plastered rounded walls, all working faithfully to retain the integrity of the original structure.
To the right, a cloakroom leads to the kitchen and dining space with a farmhouse range cooker and white enamelled sink surrounded by ivory cream cupboards and solid slate worktops. An integrated dishwasher is tucked away and space remains to add a large fridge.
The laundry or utility room echoes the same design of the kitchen with position for a washing machine and a tumble dryer and the kitchen door with its enticing views beckons you into the large expansive garden.
To the left as you stand in the entrance hall, is the sitting room with its inviting, natural oak floor and masses of light pouring in on three sides through the old cart openings. A cosy wood burner on a slate hearth is the focus of this lovely room with access to the garden through double doors.
Upstairs original A-frames and vaulted ceilings, further exposed stone walls, brick quoins, and solid oak plank flooring do justice to the integrity of this stunning old barn.
The master bedroom, entered through a wide oak door, with its original windows has tranquil far-reaching views, and an ensuite with shower in a soft stonelike finish to complement the natural materials elsewhere. A built-in wardrobe with oak doors and beams above adds to the interest and character of this beautiful room.
The pretty second bedroom again with original A-frames and ensuite shower room is situated at the opposite end of the barn beside the third single bedroom / study which enjoys a Jack-and-Jill bathroom also accessed from the hallway.
Window sizes range from floor-to-ceiling to tiny little, narrow slit openings once used for ventilation. All have been retained, now with deep slate sills and widening reveals to allow maximum light to flood in. The soft grey-green finish of the windows is complemented by hand-forged, pewter ironmongery of traditional design making it a true pleasure to use.
Gardens surround the barn on three sides, with parking spaces. There is a garage, part of a modern barn now converted to garages, with storage / workshop space above accessed via a staircase. There is an allocated extra-large parking space for a camper van / trailer / boat etc, and a shared area with drain specifically for car washing. This property also comes with paddocks lying immediately to the south east and south west of the barn measuring approximately 2 acres, perfect for equestrian use.
Holsworthy is 20 minutes from Okehampton and 36 miles from the city of Exeter both with direct rail links to London Paddington.
For safety reasons, viewings are to be made by appointment only.
For further information on the development please see the Tredown Barns website wrenwoodbarns.co.uk where you can also view previous barn conversion projects.
To see videos of the build in progress please visit our YouTube page