Double doors from the courtyard lead into the huge living room of the Barn. Big comfy sofas sit round the grand fireplace; the oak beam is from our own land. More sofas group round the library area, perfect for a good book and a glass of wine. There are tables to read or play at, an old piano, a pool table, and local guides and maps.
Picture windows and double doors open onto the secluded terrace, perfectly set up for summer dining and relaxing before the long views up to the oak woods and across the valley below us. A few steps lead down to a big open grass field with glorious views.
From the living room, a third set of double doors lead to the stone dining room, which has another open fireplace and wide glass doors on to the courtyard. It’s light and cool in the high summer and warm in the winter.
The kitchen has long oak worktops, twin ovens and a gas hob tucked under a 300 year old oak beam, lots of refrigeration against the summer heat and plenty of good equipment – it’s a great room for cooking up a storm, where several people can work together in harmony.
Upstairs are six light and airy bedrooms, all with simple en suite bathrooms. They are unfussy but comfortable, all similar in style to the examples shown here. Most have low windows, and slope up to the high open wooden beams of the barn this used to be.