It is all about location with this converted barn.
Its address is Gunner Lane, Rubery, Rednal, but its name, Waseley Hills Farm Barn, is a clue as to the fact it backs onto Waseley Hills Country Park.
That isn’t the only area of natural beauty within easy reach of the barn. There are also the hills of Lickey and Clent.
The property is in a secluded spot, overlooking open countryside and the West Midlands conurbation .
It has been lovingly converted and turned into a home that offers comfort and character, space and spectacle.
Dramatic exposed trusses and timbers draw attention to ceiling heights. Polished reclaimed parquet floors, slate and ancient and modern brickwork add both colour and texture.
There have been new windows fitted but their unique diamond shapes still remain. A welcome addition to the house has been the installation of under floor heating in virtually every room.
Period fittings combine with contemporary presentation in the bathrooms and the bespoke kitchen, which is complete with Neff appliances. There is a superb galleried drawing room which goes up to the full height of the building.
A reclaimed beech parquet floor reflects light from the dual aspect windows and glazed doors that lead out to a charming walled garden and south-west facing patio.
A stable door leads through to the kitchen which has Travertine tiled floor and a superb range of units including a vast central island with breakfast bar and lots of storage below.
There is ample space for dining and also for the family to relax in. Floor length windows and two sets of doors to the outside, including a set of stunning bi-fold doors, let in lots of light and allow access into the walled garden.
Another sitting/family room features more exposed trusses, floor length windows and doors to the outside. This could be used as a formal dining room or a home office. Other useful rooms on the ground floor include a utility, boot room and store room.
Bedroom accommodation is on two levels with two double bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor.
Upstairs a spacious landing could be used for to create a study. There is a double bedroom above the garage and a master suite with wooden floor and exposed trusses, en suite shower room and a dressing room which could be used as a child’s bedroom.
The galleried landing above the drawing room leads to a single bedroom which could make a second dressing room as it is next to the family bathroom, the latter featuring a roll top bath.
To get to the barn, one rises up through the hills to electric gates leading to a driveway with ample parking space and access to the double garage. Behind it there is a pretty lawned area with daffodils and apple trees, fenced wildlife pond and separate fenced area that is ideal for dogs or chickens.
A secluded Mediterranean walled garden contains many raised beds with a variety of ornamental plants including a large flowering palm tree. A patio runs around the house. A paved dog pen could be the setting for a greenhouse for someone keen on cultivation.
AGENT: Andrew Grant
TEL: 01905 734735
GUIDE PRICE: £795,000