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Available without any onward chain delays allowing a move before Christmas, an excellent example of a traditional Somerset stone Threshing Barn that just demanded to be transformed into the lovely, flexible 4 bedroom family home that it has become and the transformation has very definitely been a great success.
This substantial, predominantly local stone period barn conversion was completed for the present owners around 2002 and has been beautifully kept since. After some soul searching, now is the time for them to downsize and so here is the chance for you to become the next custodian of this fabulous individual property of tremendous character.
The free-flowing and spacious accommodation is enhanced by many original and carefully chosen introduced features that so suit the style of the building. The living space includes an open plan split level reception hall that is approached via a mounting block style series of steps and a massive panelled front door.
The hall leads in turn to a high ceilinged open plan dining room that would serve just as well as a family sitting room if preferred. A fabulous ancient stable door complete with blacksmith forged strap hinges divides this area from the charming and very comfortable living room while, the kitchen breakfast room also adjoins.
The living room has an impressive local stone chimney breast, timber Bressumer and a Villager wood burning stove set on a flagstone hearth. This, the principal reception room faces west and opens via French doors with matching full drop side screens to a broad, paved terrace and the level private lawns.
The double aspect kitchen is equipped with a suite of bespoke cabinets, integrated appliances, and a traditional Aga cooker. There is a further stable door from here to the garden and just beyond that the utility room accommodates the noisier appliances.
A cloakroom is arranged off the hall and an attractive further reception room or a double bedroom with a full drop casement window creating a French door effect.
The first-floor landing is very atmospheric with a vaulted ceiling, exposed 'beams' and exposed local stonework complete with candle niches that are illuminated by very convincing LED candles. The stairwell is also illuminated by three slit windows facing west.
The first-floor bedrooms are all double rooms with the two larger rooms having high vaulted ceilings. Bedroom 3 has a range of fitted wardrobes and so does the principal room which also has a shower room en suite.
The family bathroom is a further attractive feature and is well appointed with a contemporary take of the classic roll-top freestanding bath.
The barn is approached through the pillared gateway to what was Stonehouse Farm off Kenn Street, the prime avenue of the village. The gateway opens to the former farmyard that creates an extensive forecourt shared with the immediate neighbouring properties. The drive continues to the south of the barn and around to the west where, belonging to this house, there is an ample private parking area straight ahead and an integral Wagon House style double car port to one side with lighting, power and storage space overhead. There is also plenty of space to turn and leave in a forward gear.
A gate at the side opens from the drive to the full-width paved terrace - patio area and lawn. The garden is level and faces south and west and so enjoys a sunny and open southerly and westerly outlook with views over the adjoining paddocks and farmland.
The Village and The Setting:
Most people think of Kenn as The Drum and Monkey pub and a garage but once you turn off the Clevedon - Yatton Road into Kenn Street, the village is very pretty and usually missed by those travelling on the B3133. The barn combines the attraction of a warm south and west facing position that is set well back even from Kenn Street and overlooks paddocks and pasture land on the edge of the village. Consequently while rural the house is not isolated or remote. Kenn is a mere 2 miles from the coastal town of Clevedon with its picturesque Victorian seafront and Pier and 14 miles west of Bristol.
A mainline railway station offering direct trains to Bristol, Bath and London - Paddington is less than 2 ½ miles away in the neighbouring much larger village of Yatton and Junction 20 of the M5 is just over 2 miles allowing easy access to the county’s motorway network.
As effectively, a chapelry of Clevedon and given its off main road picturesque nature, combined with the high percentage of very valuable properties, Kenn has always been a popular destination address to which many aspire and we have always found that properties here sell well.