Price guide £2,000,000
An exceptional barn conversion that sits centrally within some 4.5 acres of gardens and grounds in a superb semi rural location with 5,000 sq. ft of living space includes 6 bedrooms and 4 receptions
Long Barrow Barn is a genuinely exceptional barn conversion that sits centrally within some 4.5 acres of gardens and grounds in a superb semi rural location at popular Upthorpe, on the outskirts of Cam. This lovely position allows for a superb outlook whilst still offering easy access to local shops and amenities. The current owner has overseen a comprehensive extension and renovation project that has completely transformed the property and, in the process, created one of the very best houses we’ve had the pleasure of visiting. The property cleverly combines the original Cotswold stone structure with some progressive, up to the minute design statements to create a truly wonderful contemporary house with C.5000 sq.ft of light, open living space that is
bound to appeal to buyers looking for something special. The accommodation is arranged over two floors. Conveniently, several of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, so it would be possible to live over one level, or to co-habit with family members; great for buyers looking for a property that offers multi generational living.
An impressive 18’ entrance area gives a good flavour of what is to come. There is a useful utility room and an 18’ media room to the right, and a door to the kitchen on the left. This superb 52’ room is very much the heart of the house, with space to cook, eat, social and socialise, and is fitted with bespoke kitchen units, a good range of appliances, an Everhot range cooker and a feature wood burning stove. The sense of space and light here is quite remarkable. A 32’ drawing room with French doors to the terrace and heated swimming pool and sitting room are found beyond this, with another hallway beyond. This could be used as the entrance hall, and might be used as an informal annexe entrance for families co habiting. This leads on to four bedrooms, three of which have en suite facilities, a shower room and a 22’ games room. The first floor is reached via a staircase in the drawing room. There is a principal suite with 18’ bedroom walk in wardrobe and bathroom and a further bedroom with en suite facilities on this level. The fittings and décor found throughout the property are absolutely first rate, and almost every window
enjoys a ‘green’ outlook, framing either the garden and grounds or the view beyond. The attention to detail extends beyond the layout or presentation of the property too – seamless Oak flooring hides underfloor heating, the house benefits from solar and PV panels and a mechanical heat recovery system. Long Barrow Barn is a true cost no object, statement house, and one that should be viewed to be fully appreciated.
The impressive specification extends to the exterior of the property too. A sweeping driveway welcomes you, and leads on to a large hardstanding area with plenty of space to park several vehicles and still turn, with a triple garage complex beyond. The gardens and grounds extend to C.4.5 acres in total, and this comprises formal grounds and pasture land. The latter is well fenced and stock proofed, with a separate access. The gardens are found to the south and east of the barn and border countryside, creating a real sense of openness and space as your eye move though to the first class view beyond. Closer to the house, an inviting terrace still takes in the view but enables you to circulate between the superb kitchen and the outside, making for a perfect alfresco dining area. There is a heated covered swimming pool, which is a real centrepiece to the garden, which comprises lawns and well planted borders that are defined with fencing and Cotswold stone walling.
The property is situated at Upthorpe, a sought after address on the outskirts of Cam, near Dursely. Dursley is a historic market town located between Bristol, Cheltenham and Stroud. This area benefits from both rolling countryside and lovely country walks and good transport links, with a railway station at Cam, connecting with Bristol, and a direct London (Paddington) from Stroud station. Dursley has a good selection of shops and amenities, including a doctors surgery, dentists practice and a leisure centre with a pool. Stroud, Cheltenham and Bristol are all within comfortable driving distance of the property.
The images displayed here were taken when the current owner was in occupation. The property is now empty, and available chain free.
We are informed by the owner that all mains services are connected to the property
The council tax banding is G