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10 of the Best Barn Conversions

Our pick of the best barn conversions now on the market...

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Idyllic country settings, high vaulted ceilings and plenty of space – what’s not to love about a good barn conversion? Here are some of the best currently on the market. 

1. Tunley Barn House, Cirencester

Dating back to the early 19thcentury, this lovely family home is situated in the idyllic Cotswolds hamlet of Tunley, only 7 miles from the bustling Cirencester and close to high-performing schools like Cheltenham Ladies. The barn features wonderful open-plan kitchen/dining room with the original beamed roof and full-height windows, looking out over the sprawling lawns and woodland beyond. Additional outbuildings offer further opportunities for accommodation or leisure space. Available through Knight Frank for £2.1m

2. Stable Barn, Waltham St. Lawrence

This Grade II-listed barn has been given the star treatment of conversions; retaining its period charm, the house is remarkably contemporary, with high ceilings and oak flooring throughout. The master bedroom is a dream, with a huge dressing room and luxury en-suite, while the spacious split-level dining room/living area is light-filled and marvellously set off by the ancient timbres. With the extension, the property includes a further three bedrooms and a utility room. Available through Savills for £1,895,000

3. Granary Barn, Cambridgeshire

The ground floor of this spectacular conversion was made for long evenings spent entertaining. As well as a huge kitchen/dining area, it features a billiards room, cinema and indoor swimming pool, most of which open up onto the elegant cobbled courtyard. Complete with ornamental fountain, this too would make a magical space for summer parties. Available through Fine & Country, offers over £900,000

4. Ashfield Barn, Henley-on-Thames

Original exposed beams and vaulted ceilings abound in this charming property (we love the atmospheric touch they add to the bathroom and master bedroom, in particular). Situated in the Chilterns, a popular walking area, the views afforded this home are unsurprisingly lovely – particularly from the airy dining room. Sitting out on the York stone patio, you would be surrounded on all sides by gently rolling hills. Available through Hamptons for £1.75m

5. Manor Farms Barn, Eastmoor

This heritage conversion in West Norfolk combines modern living with charming period features in every corner. Seamlessly incorporated exposed brick, old barn doors and original beams add a luxurious touch to this high-ceilinged, 4-bedroom family home. Available through Fine & Country for £700,000

6. Heath Farm Lane, Warwick

Fully modernised and converted with the help of local craftsmen, this sleek home comes with all the comforts of modern living in an idyllic countryside location, including a fully fitted Bower Willis kitchen with integrated appliances and five double bedrooms. With attractive period accents – such as a walk-in wardrobe constructed from the original timbres – the house is spacious and filled with light, thanks in part to the triple-height glazed windows in the striking drawing room. The grounds are also a draw, with a courtyard lawn, natural pond and sprawling country views. Available through Knight Frank for £1.7m

7. Town Green Road, Orwell, Hertfordshire

Lovers of exposed beams will be captivated by this unique listed property, which makes good use of the building’s original frames in the striking living room, kitchen and master bedroom, which all feature impressive vaulted ceilings and walls. Orwell is a popular and sought-after village with close links to Cambridge and within east reach of London. Available through Savills for £845,000

8. The Fold Yard, Warwickshire

This stylish, 4-bedroom conversion blends traditional barn features – such as the exposed ceiling timbres which dramatically bisect the kitchen/living room – with the modern. Contemporary touches include underfloor heating and a part sedum ‘green roof’. The double-aspect living space allows for full appreciation of the magnificent southerly panoramic views. Available through Pritchard & Company for £1,395,000

9. Woodland Head, Devon

One of the more unorthodox barn conversions on this list, this Devon property makes full use of the incredible panoramic views with huge aluminium sliding doors along one wall of the entire property, and is all the more stunning for it. The bedrooms and principal living spaces open right onto beautiful West Country views as far as the eye can see. Available through Strutt & Parker, offers over £700,000

10. Threshing Barn, Burford

Completed to a high standard as recently as 2018, this modern conversion has been beautifully finished, with heated oak flooring and a wonderful open-plan kitchen/living space for entertaining. Burford, a historic market town, is known as the ‘gateway to the Cotswolds’. The property is part of the exclusive Signet Hill Barns development, which sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Though in a quiet country setting, it is within reach of busy cultural centres like Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cirencester. Available through Butler Sherborn for £1.2m