Stunning five bedroomed barn conversion in a peaceful rural setting and occupying a plot of approx. 1.5 acres. High specification modern fittings and an immaculate finish combine with charming character features to create this unique and highly desirable family home. Accommodation includes a huge 40 ft long kitchen/living space, a wonderful living room of over 500 sq ft with beamed vaulted ceiling, stunning master bedroom with dressing area and en suite. Four further bedrooms (2 with en suite) and a further bathroom. Under floor heating, solar panels and air source heat pump for very low running costs.
Location The property is nestled within the Greenbelt in a peaceful rural location in between the villages of Hopwood and Alvechurch. Despite being surrounded by beautiful countryside, Lynwood Barns are within an easy commute of central Birmingham which lies just 9 miles by road to the north via the nearby A441 or A435. Central Birmingham is also easily accessed by train, with a direct service to Birmingham New Street from nearby Longbridge Station (4 miles). For the majority of the day trains run at 10 minute intervals and the total journey time is 20 minutes.
The A441 links with J2 of the M42 just 2 ½ miles away. This in turn provides access to the M40 (for London) and the M5, both of which are within 8 miles. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is some 7 miles distant by car, or 12 minutes via train from Longbridge. There are two pubs within approximately a mile; The Peacock and The Coach and Horses.
There is a good choice of local state primary and secondary schools in the area as well as some excellent private schools including Bromsgrove School which is only 8 miles away. The main Birmingham University campus is 7 miles away by car or 12 minutes by train from Longbridge.
Overview In 2016 Lynwood Barns was simply three derelict Victorian farm buildings which had been disused and overlooked for many years. Kerwood Developments saw the potential within these forgotten buildings and set about designing a scheme that maximised their potential whilst also being sympathetic to the sensitivity of the scenic rural setting. By proposing a new central barn, the three original barns could then all be linked together to create one substantial dwelling. The quality of the design won the approval of the planning authority who had rebutted several previous schemes from other developers. What then followed was a 12 month labour of love; a painstaking refurbishment and redevelopment with the end result being a truly remarkable home that offers a perfect blend of original character and modern luxury.
Specification The quality of craftsmanship with this development is clear to see, as is the attention to detail that has been paid to the finishes and design features. Furthermore the developer has used high quality materials and fittings throughout, utilising the latest technology and innovations to enhance the property and ensure it not only meets, but exceeds modern day requirements. Particular features of note include:
•Under floor heating (except on first floor)
•Smart heating controls and smoke alarms (Nest)
•Air source heat pump
•Pressurised hot water system
•Leicht German kitchen
•Gaggenau cookers and hob with built-in extractor
•Siemens integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer
•Feature LED lighting
•cat 6 cabling to principal rooms
•Hardwired CCTV & intruder alarm
summary of accommodation Lynwood Barns extends to some 3109 sq ft (289 sq m) of living space set within an impressive 1.5 acre plot, set well back from Lea End Lane behind electrically operated cedar wood gates. The central core of the building is a vast kitchen/living space, spanning over 40 ft in length and having a high vaulted ceiling with large rooflights as well as two sets of ultra slimline glass sliding doors opening to a central courtyard. There is a large utility room as well as a stylish cloakroom WC.
Situated off one end of the kitchen/living space is a barn containing the dramatic living room, totalling 525 sq ft and also having a fabulous vaulted ceiling with original exposed beams and a fantastic feature woodburner. A set of sliding glass doors opens to the courtyard whilst a huge single paned floor to ceiling window looks out to the south across the expansive grounds and driveway to the front. A further feature window (also full height) has been cleverly framed around an original beamed opening to the west with splendid views over the main gardens and to the fields beyond.
Situated to the other end of the central kitchen barn is the bedroom accommodation. Five bedrooms and four bathrooms are laid out between two interconnecting barns. The first of the two barns has two cosy double bedrooms each with its own en suite shower room. The final barn houses the extravagant master suite which is accessed via a walk-through dressing area with extensive fitted wardrobes and drawers. The bedroom itself is particularly spacious and has a set of slimline glass sliding doors opening to a private south-west facing paved terrace. The en suite is stunning, luxuriously appointed with quality contemporary sanitaryware including a free standing double ended bath and a large walk-in shower. The room is finished with beautiful marble tiled walls and floor and cleverly concealed LED lighting adds the perfect finishing touch.
Accessed via a feature oak and steel staircase, bedrooms 4 & 5 are situated above the master suite and share a bathroom between them.
Services All mains services except gas are understood to be available and connected. The property is heated by way of under floor heating to the ground floor and radiators in the two first floor bedrooms and bathroom. The central heating and hot water is run by an air source heat pump and solar panels thus minimising any running costs for the house.
Tenure The property is understood to be freehold. The Agent has not checked the legal documents to verify the freehold status of the property. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.
Fixtures and Fittings All those items mentioned in the sales particulars together with all fitted carpets and light fittings are to be included in the sale. Furniture may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing Strictly by prior appointment via the Selling Agents: Robert Powell, 7 Church Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3SH. T: E: Regulated by RICS.
Published August 2018