Featured property: A Grade II barn conversion with a contemporary twist in Newent

Bower Barn in Newent offers a rare combination of Grade II Listed charm and contemporary living spaces – on the market with Naylor Powell.


On the market with: naylorpowell.com.

Property: Bower Barn, Culver Street, Newent, GL18 1DA.

Location: Located in Newent, this property enjoys convenient access to the high street and town centre amenities, from the historical half-timbered market house to the beautiful Newent Lake in the heart of town. Plus, it has great motorway links to the M50 and M5.

Through the keyhole: This Grade II Listed barn conversion marries period charm and contemporary living, with open loft-style spaces and stunning character features, including arrow slit windows, exposed brickwork and beams.

As the hub of the home, the open-plan kitchen living room is a sociable family space with significant square footage to play with. The kitchen benefits from integrated appliances and a modern, white gloss finish – while there’s neutral limestone flooring throughout to compliment the building’s heritage.

The property boasts additional rooms on the ground floor which could be used as a separate annexe, with its own entrance hall, shower room and kitchen utility space.

A spiral staircase leads to the first floor, where there’s a second sitting room, two bedrooms, one of which benefits from a dressing room, and a beautiful family bathroom with traditional features and a luxurious freestanding bath. On the second floor, the master bedroom has its own en-suite.

Outside, the enclosed garden has a landscaped area, ideal for eating alfresco, and a small lawn, as well as a shed. There is also parking for multiple cars.

Price: £489,950.

SoGlos loves: From its high vaulted ceiling with traditional beams to its exposed brick walls, the first-floor sitting room has been sympathetically designed to capture Bower Barn’s heritage – with the building believed to date back to 1695. Plus, there’s a log burner for cosying up on winter evenings and, at over 500 sq ft, its great space for entertaining.

For more information: Call Naylor Powell on (01531) 828970 or visit naylorpowell.com.

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