Converted barn near Oundle, Northamptonshire

Converted barn near Oundle, Northamptonshire

Converted Grade II listed stone barn in Upper Benefield, near Oundle in Northamptonshire

Traditional converted stone barn with original and unusual features including guest suite within large stone-built annexe near the village of Oundle in Northamptonshire and with easy access to Leicester and the Midlands

A rare example of a converted traditional stone ‘Woolbarn’ Grade II listed and scheduled on the English Heritage National Monuments Record – one of the last remaining in Northamptonshire.

It has been tastefully converted to provide generously proportioned accommodation on three floors incorporating superior fixtures harmoniously combined with areas of exposed stone, beamed ceilings, handcrafted oak window shutters and doors. Windows set into splayed stone reveals with solid chestnut sill boards. The front feature gable consists of Gothic style tiered cut stone arches.

The property also has a large annexe/garage [approx 7m x 6m ext]

The property is based on the outskirts of the village and forms part of the Biggin & Benefield Estate (Watts – Russells – lords of the Manor). The village has a hotel (former Coaching Inn) and is situated four miles west of the historic market town of Oundle (the world famous Oundle Public school is based here). The village is 15mins drive from both the A14 & A1.

The ground floor is completely laid to slate with underfloor heating and internal oak doors, architrave /skirting.


1. Entrance Hall.
2. Dining Room/lounge (5.18m x 4.24m) with exposed stone, beams, oak windows & shutters.
3. Kitchen / breakfast room (5.21m x 5.05m). Traditional farmhouse style with a quality range of fitted French dresser style cupboards, double butler ceramic sink and a reclaimed red brick open hearth inglenook fireplace with a large exposed oak beam above the range style twin oven. The windows are incorporated within splayed stone reveals with oak shutters / chestnut sills.
4. Snug (3.53m x 3.1m) with a cast iron wood burning stove converted to electric living flame, beamed ceiling and oak window shutters & sill.
5. Utility room (2.51m x 4.21m) – enamel Belfast sink with units that match the kitchen.
6. A large rear entrance lobby with a thatched roof and stone floor, box window seats and gothic style half glazed window panels.

From the entrance hall a slate staircase with hand made iron balustrade to:


7. First floor landing
8. Lounge / sitting room (5.18m x 5.13m) – stone inglenook fireplace with a heavy oak lintel beam above a traditional woodburner. The room opens out to a two storey full height vaulted beamed ceiling making a highlighted feature of the exposed stone gable end and the two arched glazed openings with oak shutters. A velux rooflight is electrically operated from a switch below.
9. Master bedroom (5.26m x 3.96m)
10. Dressing room (3.07m x 2.29m)
11. En Suite bathroom (3.18m x 2.87m) quality white suite including bath & double power shower, oak panelling to walls and floor.


12. Second floor hall / landing large bedroom (4.98m x 4.8m) vaulted beamed ceiling / exposed original Dovecote / large velux windows with sliding oak shutters / doors
13. Family bathroom
14. Double bedroom


15. Garage / workshop (6.65m x 5.66m) – oak doors
16. Guest annexe (6.6m x 4.0m) – kitchenette, shower, cloakroom with toilet and sink, lounge.


Fully enclosed south facing landscaped gardens, lawn, split level raised decking areas, balustrade, pagoda, mature pear tree.

Directions: On entering Upper Benefield from Oundle the property is near to the end of the village on the left hand side.
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