Stibbear Lane, Donyatt, Ilminster


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A stunning detached barn conversion situated in a wonderful rural local with equestrian appeal and 2.5 acres. The property has open plan living, five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a double car port and workshop.


The Carriage Barn is situated in a private location just behind a range of former farm buildings, which are under construction but nearing completion. Stibbear lane is situated between the hamlet of Crock Street and one mile South West of the village of Donyatt which has a range of local facilities including a local pub, recreational ground and village hall. There is also a bowls club and ancient parish church. The village is located along a superb cycle path which extends to Chard along the old railway line and passes the Chard reservoir and nature reserve along the way. This area is popular for dog walkers, joggers and cyclists. Donyatt lies three miles from the market town of Ilminster with its supermarkets and superb range of independent stores. It is only a mile from the main Southfields roundabout on the junction of the A358/ A303 providing easy access to the M5 motorway and beyond.


The Carriage Barn is a highly impressive conversion of what was the former thatched Carriage Barn, which formed part of a courtyard of barns at Stibbear Farm. Reputable Local Developer Anthony Branfield has created this impressive barn, which blends superbly a mix of contemporary and traditional styles. Anthony is known for his attention to detail. The barn has been fitted with a range of high-quality fittings throughout.


The accommodation is arranged over two floors and has a wonderful oak staircase with contemporary glass balustrading, together with a flagstone ceramic tiled floor, which extends through to the open plan living space. To one side of the hallway, there is a versatile ground floor reception room, which can be used as a snug or family room. On the opposite side of the ground floor, there is an en-suite bedroom, which would be ideal for a teenager or dependant relative, or even as a home office. Beyond the hallway, the open plan living space enjoys wonderful panoramic views across your own land and almost the entire rear wall is glazed by full height windows and bi-fold doors, which open out onto the rear terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a contemporary range of high gloss grey units, with black Quartz work surfaces. There is a central island unit, with a breakfast bar and incorporating an induction AEG hob and Neff stainless steel cooker hood over. There is a built-in double electric oven, with integrated microwave, Bosch fridge/freezer to one side and an integrated dishwasher. There is a separate utility room, with the oil-fired boiler for the central heating and hot water and there is space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a downstairs cloakroom with WC, wash hand basin and panelling.

On the first floor, there is a landing, which enjoys a vaulted ceiling and exposed timber trusses. The master bedroom enjoys full length picture windows and clever glass balustrading to the Juliette balcony, providing un-interrupted views over the land. The en-suite includes a freestanding bath, again with picture window providing superb views and complete privacy. There is a separate shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin and exposed oak flooring. There are three further bedrooms, two with en-suite showers and a good sized family bathroom adjacent to the four bedroom. All the bedrooms have a good character and enjoy exposed vaulted wooden ceilings.


The Carriage Barn is approached via a five bar gate which leads onto a substantial gravel drive way providing ample parking for a number of vehicles and provides access to an open fronted double garage with external lighting and power points. There is an adjoining workshop which again has electric light and power and has a high pressure water system. Across the back of the property is a large paved terrace with external lighting and a garden laid to lawn to one side and a gravel pathway provides access to the other side of the property. The land extends to approximately two and a half acres and is laid to pasture. The paddock has a wildlife pond and the grounds are enclosed by hedgerows and post and rail fencing.


Mains Water & Electricity. Private Drainage. Oil Fired Central Heating.


Once in Donyatt proceed through the village and proceed out on the main chard road. Take the first turning on the right hand side, sign posted to Crockstreet following the road up the hill and Stibbear Lane can be found on the right hand side.

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