Cotswold stone barn and outbuildings for conversion near Eynsham, Oxfordshire
A unique opportunity to develop a Cotswold stone barn and ancillary barns to create a spacious five bedroom family home with staff / guest annexe, office space and garaging, all set in two acres of land and located near the Oxfordshire village of Eynsham
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”.
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.
The 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.
Regular train services run from Oxford and Didcot, providing a mainline link to London Paddington.
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 new soakaways.
The barn lies outside the Flood Zone and therefore no flood risk assessment was required for planning permission.