Who could deny the beauty of this home?
Originally two barns that stored grain and kept pigs, its farm days drew to an end in the 1980s when local and renowned architect Paul Verity transformed the stone building into a house. What is so remarkable is his attention to detail. Although some of the original features remain, many have been reclaimed and built into his design. The result is striking, and many people are fooled into believing that this has always been a home and its features have been lovingly cared for by generations.
The spaciousness of this four-bedroom home may surprise you as you walk through this wonderfully laid out property. From the entrance you have the home’s kitchen and dining room to one side and the living areas to the other. Upstairs you will find an entire master suite, including a dressing room, three other double bedrooms and the renovated family bathroom. Every room is immaculately presented – yet it isn’t just the décor that will appeal, through each window you can enjoy a different outlook.
Being in the countryside you will benefit from the quiet location – the only sounds you will hear are those of nature. There are countless country walks on your doorstep and the beach is only 10 minutes away. “The garden is such a nice place to sit; it’s south-facing and the perfect place to enjoy the evening sun. The house comes alive at Christmas, as there are many nooks and crannies to decorate and we have Christmas trees in both the dining and living room,” the owner tells us.
The living room has an elegance to it and is where the current home owner finds solace. They added a glorious library wall in the living room to house their collection of books, a place where they can read in front of the burning fire with a glass of red wine and relax. With the winter months upon us, you can just imagine spending an evening in this room and never wanting to leave.
The owner loves to cook, and this led to them recently using a local designer to create their dream kitchen. With beech and granite worktops, a range cooker and larder, there is plenty of room to store a large library of cookery books. Many a curry has been created and served here, and with the light and warmth it exudes you can see why it is another favourite room in the house.
This barn conversation was intended to be their forever home and, as such, the quality of fixtures and finishes used are exquisite. You can see the love that they have had for this property and, from speaking to them, we know how hard it is for them to leave. “If we could pick up the house and move it we would".
The Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Flemingston is one place that grabbed their attention when they drove through the village for the first time. It’s just one of the listed landmarks within this picturesque place that gives it, as the owners describe it, “a French kind of feel”. Other buildings to note are the Flemingston Court Farmhouse, Garden Wall and House Ruins at Flemingston Manor, the Telephone Call-Box north of the parish church, and Gregory Farm.
No description can do this property justice. Words can try to recreate the warmth and feeling this home exudes but we know you just have to experience it for yourself. Once you work your way through the village and up the drive towards the house you will understand why this is such a special place – could it be your home?
Reception room one
22' 8'' x 16' 3'' (6.90m x 4.95m)
Reception room two
18' 4'' x 15' 0'' (5.58m x 4.57m)
Reception room three
13' 8'' x 10' 5'' (4.16m x 3.17m)
21' 1'' x 15' 0'' (6.42m x 4.57m)
15' 1'' x 14' 6'' (4.59m x 4.42m)
12' 8'' x 10' 1'' (3.86m x 3.07m)
12' 8'' x 10' 1'' (3.86m x 3.07m)
12' 8'' x 12' 3'' (3.86m x 3.73m)
13' 3'' x 9' 6'' (4.04m x 2.89m)