Allowenshay, Hinton St George, Somerset, TA17


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  • Bedrooms: 2
A charming Grade II Listed barn conversion offering a wealth of character features, dovetailed with modern facilities and a contemporary twist. Fabulous, quirky accommodation throughout including an open plan living space. Large south-facing garden, gated parking, double garage and outbuilding/workshop. No forward chain. Grade II Listed.


There are arguably three essential elements to the perfect barn conversion; original features, quirky accommodation and a fresh, contemporary finish, all of which should be united within the characterful shell of a historic building in a wonderful countryside position. Consequently, it can be difficult to find a property which effortlessly fulfils all these criteria, but The Potato Barn, which is justifiably Grade II Listed, ticks every box on the list as well as offering so much more to the discerning purchaser. Located within the popular hamlet of Allowenshay, the immediate impression upon arriving at the property is one of getting away from it all , making this a wonderful full-time or second home for those seeking a fantastic rural retreat.

Upon entering the property, it is immediately obvious that the conversion from an agricultural barn, which was completed in 2011, succeeded in protecting original features whilst blending in modern comfort and style with a contemporary twist. Having been under the same ownership since it was created, great care has ben taken to preserve the quality of this delightful home, including sympathetic enhancements such as the addition of a second mezzanine area. A new owner may have the opportunity for further development if desired; part of the planning permission for the conversion allowed for a single storey extension comprising a further double bedroom with en suite facilities, which has has now lapsed.

The focal point of the accommodation is undoubtedly the open plan living area which, with double height ceilings, endless character features and glass doors leading directly to the rear garden, exudes quality and style. This expansive and highly sociable room offers the perfect environment for entertaining and everyday enjoyment alike, centred around a kitchen area of attractive yet functional units with integrated appliances. A hallway gives access to the utility room, the family bathroom and bedroom 1, which benefits from an en suite wet room, a mezzanine study area and an alcove ideal for storage, whilst a galleried mezzanine with it's own staircase from the living area forms bedroom 2.


The Potato Barn enjoys a generous plot which amounts to more than 0.3 of an acre. Accessed via a gated driveway, which culminates in a parking and turning area for a number of vehicles, the property benefits from a degree of separation from the public road which is only enhanced in the garden which backs on to farmland. Primarily laid to lawn, interspersed with mature trees including varieties of apple and pear, the garden enjoys a sunny, south-facing aspect and offers wonderful excuses for al fresco dining, entertaining and relaxing, particularly on the sun terrace.


From the parking area, a double garage can be accessed, and there is also a detached outbuilding suitable for use as a workshop or hobby space.


The property is situated within Allowenshay; a rural hamlet surrounded by some of South Somerset's most delightful countryside. The market towns of Ilminster and Crewkerne are both within easy reach, with a broad variety of shopping, leisure and health care amenities to be found in both, including a Waitrose superstore in Crewkerne.


Transport links in the area are good with the A303 trunk road and A358 to Taunton accessible at Ilminster. The M5 can be joined at Taunton (J25). There is a mainline station in Crewkerne offering regular services to London (Waterloo) and Exeter, and the larger station in Taunton offers rail links with a broad variety of destinations including London (Paddington), The South West, Bristol, Birmingham and The North.


Mains electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating system. Private water supply.


Strictly by appointment with the vendors' selling agents, Messrs. Stags, Yeovil Office, telephone 01935 475000.


From Ilminster follow the B3168 towards Seavington and before you leave the town turn right towards Kingstone. Proceed through this village, passing the church, and take the second available left towards Allowenshay (on the right-hand bend). Follow this lane into the village and turn right just after the red telephone box. The property can be found on the right after a short distance.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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4-6 Park Rd, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1DZ

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