The phrase born in a barn brings to mind a draughty old place, a messy storage space that the wind howls through as the doors are carelessly left to swing open.
Draughty, old and messy are certainly not words that could be applied to Hay Wood Grange , in Birmingham Road, Wroxall.
However, stylish, contemporary and colourful certainly are.
The conversion of the former farm building in Warwickshire was completed by the present owners in 2010.
They have created a lovely family home with an open plan feel to its reception areas, cosy bedrooms and a master en suite with a real wow factor.
Another bonus is the open countryside which surrounds Hay Wood Grange, meaning it has attractive views of lush fields.
The barn is reached down a long driveway and is laid out in a U shape surrounding a sunny gravelled courtyard area. This leads off to parking for a number of vehicles.
Although the building has been completely updated it does still retain its character thanks to the beams and roof trusses that have been left exposed.
Modern touches include ground source and under floor heating throughout.
The front door leads into a sitting area which is part of the kitchen/dining/family room that covers more than 40 feet.
It has been fitted with a bespoke German kitchen by the Bauformat Company and features a range of high-gloss units beneath Silestone work surfaces.
It incorporates Teppanyaki and Salamander hot plates, a double oven, a steam oven, microwave, a pair of induction hobs, and two warming drawers.
A sizeable laundry room has also been fitted with plenty of storage and work space. Next to it is a cloakroom with toilet and basin.
The west wing of the house has been converted to a spectacular 38’9” living room with visible roof trusses and two sets of French doors. It is perfect for relaxing in or for entertaining and can comfortably accommodate a pool table at one end.
On the other side of the “U” is the ground floor bedroom accommodation. This comprises a guest bedroom with en suite featuring a large shower cubicle, twin sinks and a toilet.
Between bedrooms three and four there is a Jack and Jill bathroom with bath, toilet and sink.
There are two more rooms on this level, one of which acts as a study and has fitted book cases but which could be used as a nursery if required.
There are stairs from the dining room area up to the first floor master suite.
This is made up of a bedroom and a galleried landing linking it to a striking bathroom with Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware featuring a circular bath and rain shower. Beyond this is an impressive dressing room.
In addition the property comes with a two storey Dutch barn which has the potential for accommodation or work space to be created on the first floor (subject to planning permission).
There is former chicken shed and a detached garage block, which also has a storage room over.
Hay Wood Grange is in a secluded spot with grounds covering some 2.8 acres. There is a vegetable garden, a children’s play area, an all-weather tennis court, and a swimming pool.
Wroxall is located between the historic town of Warwick and the village of Knowle, making it ideal for commuters or families who want to enjoy a country lifestyle without being far from excellent schooling and amenities. It is also well placed for Solihull and Balsall Common. Birmingham and London can be reached via the motoway network or from stations at Birmingham International, Warwick Parkway or Dorridge.
AGENT: John Shepherd
TEL: 01564 783866
GUIDE PRICE: £1,450,000