The Barn


If you like uncluttered and spacious, you’ll like the barn. Living accommodation is upstairs, lots of space, with beautiful traditional oak floors. Bedrooms are downstairs, with slate (stone) floors. Underfloor heating throughout the barn, gives a very comfortable environment.

  • Sunny evening in the Kitchen

Lounge – Fantastic views over the garden and the valley, and a woodburner for cosy evenings.

Kitchen – Fully equipped. Breakfast island with seating for four. Step out of the kitchen directly into the back garden.

Dining Room – Large dining table for eight, lounge area with 42″ HD TV.

Bedroom 1 – take the spiral staircase down to the master bedroom. Solid oak furniture, with king size bed. En-suite bathroom with walk in shower and whirlpool bath.

Bedroom 2 – Solid wood furniture, with king size bed. Shared bathroom with walk in shower.

Bedroom 3 – Solid wood furniture, with king size bed. Shared bathroom with walk in shower.


  • Entrance Gate - Summer 2014

The theme for the garden is wildlife friendly, with lots of things to eat. Down at the bottom of the garden is the wildlife pond in a wetland garden. An orchard has been planted with traditional apple varieties. Around the orchard is a ‘fruiting hedge’, with raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, and the ‘superfood’ Goji berry. A pair of grape vines are being trained up over the front door – the vision is a leafy canopy to sit under in summer.


Energy – Underfloor heating and hot water is supplied by a ground source heat pump, taking heat from the garden, and giving a 4:1 uplift on the energy used to run the system. Two solar water heating panels boost the hot water temperature on sunny days. Solar PV panels supply 35% of the energy for the barn. Lighting is almost 100% low energy LED (exceptions are lights in kitchen appliances).

Water – Supplied from a borehole in the garden – pure fresh water – no chemicals

Waste – Raw fruit and vegetable waste is composted, and recyclable waste is segregated, so little non-recyclable waste is generated.


  • Beans-to-cup coffee machine
  • Sonos smart HIFI. Listen to your home radio station via internet
  • 42″ HD TV
  • Whirlpool and Airbath with ‘chromatherapy’ lights
  • Woodburner