Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1NJ
Viewing strictly by appointment
An attached period* barn conversion with a pretty garden and potential annexe situated on the edge of a sought after village.
Built in 1825 to house the dray horses for the neighbouring malt house, Carraway Barn was converted 25 years ago and has a charming French provincial feel reflecting the background of the late owner and it is built of Marnhull stone under a clay tiled roof. The original range of outbuildings on the eastern end of the barn were demolished during the conversion and replaced with a single storey extension. This in turn joins up with a further two storey converted former agricultural building, dividing the bedroom accommodation between two distinct parts of the house, thereby enabling a self-contained annexe to be created if required. On the ground floor the entrance hallway leads to the reception hall with the cloakroom on one side and a door leading to the well-proportioned drawing room, which has windows on three sides including French windows to the front courtyard, a fireplace fitted with a Jet master grate and attractive built-in bookcases. A staircase from the hall rises to the first floor landing with doors off to the master bedroom, which is en-suite to a dual-access bathroom and a further double bedroom. From the hall, a further door opens to the kitchen which also has windows on three sides including a glazed door to the walled garden and is fitted with a range of bespoke pine fronted units and a 2-oven oil fired AGA (light blue). Beyond the kitchen is the boot room with doors to the studio, the garden room and adjacent bathroom. A further door leads to a ground floor bedroom. A rear staircase with access off it to the attic, rises to the separate guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
Carraway Barn is approached off a No-Through lane, via a shared tarmac drive to a broad gravelled parking area within a walled courtyard. Looking in to the courtyard are a stone built double garage, a wood store and a pretty parterre garden and paved terrace immediately to the front of the house. The gardens lie to the rear of the house and consist of two distinct areas. To the east is very pretty, walled garden formed around a central pond with borders of climbing plants, roses and perennials and a small vegetable garden behind a pleached apple tree screen. To the north is a wilder area of garden consisting of a small terrace under a walnut tree, which overlooks a lawn with a stand of poplar trees, small copse, hard tennis court (this requires a complete overhaul) and garden shed. In all about 2 acres (0.8 hectare).
*NB. The property is not listed specifically, but lies within the curtilage of a listed building.
Agents note: Two neighbours have a right to access their garden and paddock through the courtyard. This right is rarely exercised.