A characterful Grade II listed barn conversion set on the slopes of Bexley Hill with the most fabulous country views. A second converted barn for garaging and gymnasium with a third barn used as an office. In all 5.89 acres.
Highwood Barn is a Grade II listed barn conversion, retaining its agricultural charm and character with dark weatherboard cladding, large principle windows and design inspired weeping mortar joints. This fascinating property was completely renovated by the previous owner and has been significantly enhanced by our client.
Approached via a long driveway through the fields, the barn sits in an elevated position with fabulous views over the adjoining farmland.
The main house has been beautifully converted with careful consideration given to retaining much of the original character of the barn. With Honey oak beams, stained glass windows, and original hayloft doors, this charming home is bursting with character features.
The central atrium enjoys a remarkable sense of volume with a floor to ceiling windows overlooking the front garden. Steps lead down to a delightful drawing room with a large wood-burning stove and stone hearth. Full height doors and windows lead out to the rear garden.
Also, on this level is an inner hallway leading to two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Above the drawing-room on a mezzanine level is a terrific family room with a galleried landing.
Leading from the entrance hallway access is given to a study, cloakroom, and dining room. The kitchen is positioned at the rear of the barn and has fantastic views of the garden and fields beyond. A wide range of base level units fitted in a high gloss and white and cream over plenty of storage space. Red stone worksurfaces complete this contemporary kitchen against the backdrop of the original oak beams. Around to the right of the kitchen is an equally well-fitted utility/ boot room with ample space for appliances.
The Master bedroom leads from the mezzanine level, a well-proportioned bedroom with steps down to a dressing area with three built-in wardrobes. The en-suite shower room has been cleverly fitted with a separate vanity area.
Across the mezzanine level is the second bedroom with great views of the surrounding landscape. This delightful room has also got a splendid en-suite bathroom utilizing the space available to fit a bespoke and contemporary curved bath. The loft area above the second bedroom has been converted to provide an excellent storage room with hanging rail storage.
Outbuildings, Gardens, and Grounds
The gardens wrap around the main house, with very well stocked beds and borders, a sumptuous array of mature shrubs, small trees, and a beautiful Acer. A secondary lawn is positioned alongside the drive to the side of the office barn and a newly created vegetable garden has been installed behind the secondary barn.
The large secondary barn stands at the head of the driveway. The barn has been converted to provide a three-bay garage, workshop, and cloakroom facilities on the ground floor. The first floor hosts an impressive gymnasium, but the use of this substantial space could be easily converted into accommodation subject to the relevant permissions.
A third barn is positioned to the rear of the main house and is currently fully converted to provide an exceptional home office. The barn could be linked to the main house to create a new kitchen/breakfast room or an additional reception room (SSTP).
Lurgashall Village 1.25 miles, Lodsworth Village 3 miles, Midhurst 4 miles, Petworth 4.5 miles, Haslemere 8 miles (London Waterloo 56 minutes), Chichester 18 miles, Guildford 20 miles.
- Vaulted reception hall, drawing room, dining room, mezzanine family room, study
- Contemporary vaulted kitchen with bespoke cabinetry
- Master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom
- Second bedroom with en-suite, two further bedrooms and family bathroom
- Detached barn which is used as a home office
- Large stone-based barn with three-bay garaging, workshop, and cloakroom, with a gymnasium on the first floor.
- Ample driveway parking
- In all 5.89 acres