All is contemporary and light inside this converted farm building, but it has an impressively long history.

Grade II listed Swallows Barn in Alvechurch, Worcestershire, dates back to around 1829 and once served the neighbouring Hall Farm.

The house is approached through electronically operated timber gates onto a sculpted driveway leading up to a parking zone and detached double garage.

At the front is a large hall with opening into the generous L-shaped sitting room with beamed stair access and door to the garden.

A door from the hall leads to a sizable shower room. Next to this is a guest bedroom with storage.

A two-part family room features double doors to both the front and back gardens.

There is a most attractive fitted kitchen which has ample space for dining.

From here an inner hall leads to a cloakroom with toilet and utility. Next to this is a near-24 ft long day room with skylight windows.

Another room on this level has an en suite bathroom, making it suitable for use as either a bedroom or study.

The first floor landing leads to an open gallery above the family room.

There are also three bedrooms, a luxury family bathroom and a dressing room with en suite shower room.

Adjoining the house are three store rooms.

The property is surrounded by grounds of around one and a half acres. There are ancient trees on a parkland garden to the front and a landscaped courtyard lawn to the back. There is also a play lawn.

Swallows Barn enjoys a delightful scenic setting near Alvechurch village which has shops, a railway station and marina.

Guide Price: £975,000. Agent: Andrew Grant on 01905 734735 or