We look at Woodfield Barn in Ombersley and our thoughts stray to summer.
It’s what is outside that does it. The fantastic barbecue area that has been created by the vendors.
This isn’t just a pile of bricks with a grill across it. This is splendid edifice that could be enjoyed even when it is raining, thanks to its roofed pergola.
Sheltered beneath is a patio/lounge area, a brick fireplace and chimney breast. It has everything the outdoor chef could need – cleverly designed storage for logs and charcoal, a cupboard containing a fridge, and a kitchen area with cupboards, sink and dishwasher.
This isn’t even the only alfresco dining area. There is another pergola covered in vines with space for a table and chairs beneath.
The house itself isn’t too shabby either. A converted period barn, it has been remodelled and improved by the current owners.
It already offers plenty of space for a family with its five bedrooms, but there is the potential to add more, including a possible ground floor bedroom.
The use of period materials is evident throughout the barn. It starts with the heavy oak front door that leads into a reception hall with vaulted beamed ceiling, reclaimed oak polished boarded floor and an oak staircase leading to a gallery landing above.
Exposed beams are a feature in many of the reception rooms.
In the delightful living room, a green enamel multi-fuel burning stove in a brick inglenook acts as a focal point. French doors open to the gardens. A study/playroom has lovely views over the garden.
A dining room boasts polished reclaimed oak to the floor and French doors to the garden.
The kitchen has been fitted by Stourbridge Kitchens and has light coloured units topped by polished granite . A central island with breakfast bar provides extra space for making meals or eating them.
There is a double Belfast sink, oil fired Aga with companion electric oven, an American style fridge freezer, integrated Bosch microwave oven, dishwasher and wine fridge.
A separate utility has more units and worktop, plus space for white goods.
A comfortable snug features a gas fired stove, more exposed beams and brick walls.
The spacious garden room could be a retreat during the summer. It could also make a ground floor bedroom thanks to its en suite wet room and walk-in wardrobe.
On the first floor, the combination of galleried landing and vaulted ceiling create a striking space.
One end of the property is dominated by the 28’10” by 19’8” master bedroom. It has east-facing French doors and a balcony looking out over open countryside.
There is cast iron pulley wheel and mechanism in the vaulted and beamed ceiling, a reminder of its past as a working farm building.
Modern Velux roof lights and French doors let in plenty of light.
With a room this size, it would be easy to turn part of it into a breakfast/sitting area. Clothes are safely stored away in the suite’s dressing room, which has built-in wardrobes, cupboards and a dressing table.
The suite also has a private bathroom.
At the opposite end of the first floor is a guest bedroom with door and separate staircase to the outside – ideal for guests or teens wanting to have a little independence. The en suite to this room includes a roll top bath and exposed beams.
There are three more double bedrooms on this level, each with fitted wardrobes.
A family bathroom has another roll top bath.
Woodfield Barn sits in grounds of just under one and a quarter acres.
It has a sweeping gravelled drive with room for multiple vehicles, a double garage and a two-car open carport. Planning permission has been granted in the past to extend this and it could potentially make extra accommodation.
The gardens have been much improved by the owners, boasting a colourful array of flora, including roses, rhododendrons, acers, catalpa trees, persimmon, bamboo, weeping willow, weeping birch, viburnum, laburnum and clematis.
Fruit trees bear black cherries, apples, plums and pears.
At the front of the house, a wisteria tree has been shaped to provide shade. A timber framed gazebo with tiled roof makes a comfortable seating area.
Beyond the garage is a herb greenhouse and shed with potting area .
There is an all-weather tennis court, arches covered in white roses and wisteria, a water feature with stream, two pools and a bridge, and a larger pool full of Koi.
A secret garden is surrounded by high borders and contains a large paved area suitable for a summer house.
Brick built outbuildings incorporate store sheds, a preparation area for BBQs and parties, a home office and a gardener’s toilet.
There is also a large media room with cinema screen.
This could be used as a home office, games room or snooker room. These buildings could also make additional accommodation (STPP).
The barn is in Northampton Lane in Ombersley.
The ancient village has a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, a school. doctor’s surgery, parish church and post office.
As an extra incentive to buy Woodfield Barn, the vendors are offering to pay the stamp duty.
AGENT: Andrew Grant
TEL: 01905 734735
GUIDE PRICE: £1,345,000