Property of the Week: Barkston

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With impressive views across the Witham valley and in an outstanding rural position, this barn conversion is likely to attract lots of interest from countryside lovers.

Skirbeck Barn, in Station Road, Barkston, is on the market for £425,000 with Grantham estate agents Winkworth.

The four-bedroom home has double glazed wooden windows, soft water system, wood laminate flooring to most downstairs rooms and television points in every room.

Access to the property is via a shared farm track. From the courtyard, the entrance hall has wood laminate flooring, recessed spot lighting and a pantry with shelving.

The kitchen/breakfast room has two windows which enjoy garden and far-reaching views, while a glazed door with side windows looks east towards Honington and Barkston. The room has a range of wall and base units, inset display cabinets, under unit lighting, granite work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, two stainless steel electric ovens, a central island unit which houses a five-ring ceramic hob with stainless steel chimney, extractor fan with light, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There is a boiler cupboard and the room has recessed spotlights, feature ceiling recess with lighting and under tile heating.

The master bedroom enjoys views to the east and south and a floor-to-ceiling screen overlooks the courtyard. There are two sets of double wardrobes, which incorporate hanging and storage space.

The south-facing lounge has glazed French doors leading to the garden, recessed spot lighting and a feature woodburner on a raised hearth which provides energy-efficient central heating to the first floor rooms.

Also facing south is the dining area, which has glazed French doors to the patio and garden and the reading room which has a door to the courtyard and French doors to the garden. From this room, stairs rise to the first floor landing.

The family bathroom has a feature spa Jacuzzi bath, double shower cubicle wash basin, toilet, chrome heated towel rail and under tile heating.

On the first floor there are three more bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a study. That room has Velux roof windows facing north and south and has a west facing floor-to-ceiling glazed screen which provides extra light.

Another bedroom has Velux roof windows facing north and south and an en suite shower room which also has a wash basin and toilet. This room has access to the store room, which itself provides access to the attic.

The fourth bedroom is used as a visitors’ bedroom and has wood laminate flooring and an en suite shower room with wash basin and toilet.

The property occupies around half-an-acre and has three five-bar gates, providing seperate access to the rear garden, courtyard and the east side of the building. The south-facing courtyard is Tarmac and gravel with raised flowerbeds and a three-bay pantile-roofed open cart hovel, vehicle parking area and an additional garage-workshop.

The landscaped gardens comprise hawthorn hedging, pond, paved patio areas, lawn and vegetable plots.


4 Finkin Street, Grantham NG31 6QZ

Tel: 01476 578888