Eco friendly granary conversion near Colchester in Essex
A three bedroom barn, converted to a high standard to create a spacious and contemporary family home in a fabulous location near the Essex village of Wrabness and with good rail links nearby
Approaching 3000sq ft, this unique home was created from an unpromising cow shed and granary originally built in 1802 and carefully restored by the current owner to form this beautiful contemporary home.
The ground floor offers a 60 foot living room with stunning feature glazed gable ends.
Sitting room / hall with vaulted oak truss roof. This room links the two wings of the house.
The lounge features quin-fold doors to the patio. A log burner with internal stainless steel flue provides focus to the room. Designer lighting, exposed oak beams and pastel shades make this huge space relaxing and intimate.
The quality 20ft square kitchen has solid oak work tops, integrated appliances, including a wine cooler, microwave, a central island unit and two sink areas. A large “American” style fridge freezer is included in the sale.
There is a large study and dowstairs cloakroom.
Two generous double bedrooms in the granary wing both have dressing rooms, en suite bathrooms and separate showers. The views are outstanding!
The master bedroom is in the main wing of the house, it has en-suite facilities, including a shower and spa bath. There is a generous dressing room with fitted wardrobes. This wing also houses the laundry with washer, dryer and butler sink.
The ground floor is tiled throughout; oak staircases lead you to oak floored rooms and tiled bathrooms. There are Sky TV points, phone and internet points in every room. Additionally there is the facility for a sound system with outlets in each room.
The Granary is approached from a private drive, shared with the adjoining barn.
At the front of the house is a large open area with ample car parking space.
Two patio seating areas are currently being completed. At the rear of the property is an enormous brick paved patio, an ideal entertaining space with tasteful lighting, barbeque and external speaker facilities.
Patio doors in each wing of the property make it easy to bring the outside inside and vice-versa.
There is a shared fenced paddock, currently used for grazing sheep.
The barn enjoys open country views and the river Stour can be seen from the paddock.
The house has been highly insulated, including all the floors.
A computerised heat management system controls the underfloor heating which operates throughout the property. A ground source heat pump provides all heating and copious amounts of hot water.
All windows and doors are double glazed with heat reflective glass.
All toilets and outside taps use recycled rainwater. Sewage is treated on site and excess water pumped to a nearby stream.
A professional lighting plan with energy saving, low voltage light fittings in each room.
The Granary is in a fabulous location on a very quiet lane leading to the traditional agricultural village of Wrabness. The village has a thriving community with a community shop run by the village, numerous village societies and a hectic social scene!!
Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty the local scenery is stunning with the bank of the Stour a few minutes walk away. You can walk both directions of the Essex Way from the house.
Wrabness is served by its own railway station on a line connecting Manningtree with Harwich. London Liverpool Street is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and the Stratford Interchange about an hour.
Stanstead airport about fifty minutes drive.
The nearest large towns are Colchester and Ipswich, both approx twenty minutes by car.