After spending two centuries as a farm building, this former barn in the countryside between Knowle and Dorridge, has spent that last two decades as a family home.

The Haybarn, which is Norton Green Lane, dates back to the mid/late 18th century.

The red brick building was converted back in 1990. Since then it has been further updated by the current owners.

It has resulted in a property which skilfully blends the best of the old with the comfort and convenience of the new.

Period features like flagstones, oak strip flooring and exposed oak timbers are all shown off to their best advantage. New additions such as the galleried glass landing, are complimented by natural materials, like the oak in the balustrade.

The property is reached through an electric wooden bar gate and down a gravel driveway. This provides ample parking, in addition to the integral garage.

Inside there is an impressive dining hall with full height window and cathedral ceiling. French doors open out to an enclosed side garden with a patio.

The Haybarn, 150 Norton Green Lane, in Knowle.
The Haybarn, 150 Norton Green Lane, in Knowle.

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Doors lead off from this hall to the other reception rooms.

In the living room there is stone fireplace with a cast iron log burner inside.

There is also a good sized study and a cosy snug.

Open tread stairs lead down into a newly refitted country kitchen, which has a full width window overlooking the front garden.

Hand painted cream oak units sit beneath solid hardwood work tops and above the quarry stone floor.

Integrated appliances include a Bosch oven, induction hob, fridge and a wine chiller.

There is also a useful and sizeable pantry room just off the snug.

Four double bedrooms can be found on the first floor. These have fitted wardrobes and high vaulted ceilings that expose the original beams.

The Haybarn, 150 Norton Green Lane, in Knowle.
The Haybarn, 150 Norton Green Lane, in Knowle.

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An English Heritage suite has been fitted into the family bathroom with a Victorian style roll top bath.

The master bedroom has wonderful views to the front over open countryside. Its en suite shower room is fitted with an English Heritage shower.

The Haybarn is set in mature gardens of just over half an acre. These mainly lie to the side and front and are laid to lawn with a mature hedgerow surrounding the whole property.

There is a courtyard garden to one side of the property.

Knowle village is a charming spot with lots of old dwellings in its High Street. It has a selection of local shops, and junior and secondary schools.

Dorridge Station is only a mile and half away while Birmingham is 10 miles.

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: John Shepherd

TEL: 01564 783866

WEB: www.johnshepherd.com

GUIDE PRICE: £985,000