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Horton, Gower

For Sale £649,950
Southgate area  SA3 1LQ 4 Bedrooms Barn Conversion Mumbles - Sales » Print this page

Great House Barn is a charming, captivating and characterful home which sits graciously in an elevated position in the seaside village of Horton. This very popular and pretty, coastal village of Horton is nestled between the glorious Oxwich Bay and Port Eynon Bay along the South coast of the Gower Peninsula. A popular beach side spot, Horton is in an area of outstanding natural beauty which is blessed with many award winning beaches offering a large array of sandy beaches and brisk coastal walks. You will only need to take a few minutes to stroll to Horton beach whilst being surrounded with beautiful views and the wonderful sounds that come along with a seaside village location, all before you enter the property.

Great House Barn has been lovingly designed and restored to produce a stunning family home. The current owners have thought of every little detail from retaining the original stone bakers oven feature in the kitchen to ensuring that spacious accommodation that workable spacious accommodation is present. The home is decorated in a very beautiful, rustic and traditional way by using earthy coastal tones by Farrow & Ball on internal woodwork and walls.
On your approach to the very pretty home you will be greeted by private wooden gates, a Mediterranean palm tree, mature shrubs and plants, chippings and patio frontage. You will be drawn to the rustic, welcoming front stable door and storm porch which is laid with flagstones, creating an aesthetically pleasing yet functional space to house your sandy shoes or muddy boots after discovering the local beaches and coastal walks.
You enter the warming entrance hallway via a glass panelled door with bull's eyes dating back several hundred years, here you will start to appreciate the character that runs through the entire home. The entrance hallway is naturally bright and showcases stone walls, Oak floors and exposed painted beams. The space features an ornate cast iron spiral staircase leading to the first floor. You also have two Oak doors with pretty stained glass feature which lead to a study and a large cloakroom housing checker board tiles, WC and wash basin.

We now come into the exquisite, spacious lounge. You have so many characterful elements in this room you won't know where to look first, you will see painted exposed beams and pillars, exposed stone walls with slit windows on the rear wall creating focal points to house your beloved photos etc. The main focal point of the room is the breath taking fireplace, you have a mix of exposed stone, flagstone hearth, solid wooden beam mantle with freestanding cast iron log burning fire. You have beautiful deep window sills with the two windows to the front overlooking the mature foliage, the windows also provide lots of natural light into the room.
Great House Barn houses a ground floor double en-suite bedroom. You arrive at this bedroom via a door and inner hallway from the lounge, the bedroom is a generous size, houses a tiled floor, exposed beams, fitted wardrobes and double French patio doors leading onto a patio area. The en-suite consists of tiled floor, bath with shower over, WC, wash basin and exposed beams.

We now venture over to the opposite end of the house where we discover the very generous kitchen/breakfast room. Again, we have so much rustic charm here it is difficult knowing where to start. As you grace the flag stone floor you will notice how light the room is thanks to the high ceilings, painted beams and the large window to front with feature vertical exposed beams. The space is ample enough to house a large dining set and a lounge sofa if desired clearly the heart of the home where all can gather. The kitchen itself has a generous amount of bespoke, handcrafted fitted units made of locally sourced reclaimed timber. Hardwood worktops with integrated draining board, porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap, tiled splash back and a bonus storage island constructed of the same materials and worktop as the kitchen. There is also room/plumbing for a slim line dishwasher.

We now venture over to the opposite end of the house where we discover the very generous kitchen/breakfast room. Again, we have so much rustic charm here it is difficult knowing where to start. As you grace the flag stone floor you will notice how light the room is thanks to the high ceilings, painted beams and the large window to front with feature vertical exposed beams. The space is ample enough to house a large dining set and a lounge sofa if desired clearly the heart of the home where all can gather. The kitchen itself has a generous amount of bespoke, handcrafted fitted units made of locally sourced reclaimed timber. Hardwood worktops with integrated draining board, porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap, tiled splash back and a bonus storage island constructed of the same materials and worktop as the kitchen. There is also room/plumbing for a slim line dishwasher.
The wow factor focal point of the kitchen however, is the beautiful oil fired AGA set into a tiled recess with stone side pillars, granite work surfaces and a solid wooden beam mantle. Another original feature retained is the glorious original stone built bakers bread oven, a wonderful focal point.

You also have a very handy utility room off the kitchen via a solid pine door with stable latch. The utility room has a stone effect ceramic tiled floor, room/plumbing for a washing machine and two further freestanding appliances, fitted shelving and worktops. A glass panelled door leads to the outdoor carport, studio and one of the many seating areas.

We can now ascend to discover the first floor. We whirl up the spiral staircase and land on the spacious and bright landing where you have space for a reading chair or office area perhaps. The mix of crisp walls, Farrow & Ball painted woodwork and beams, the iron spiral staircase and window to front all create a unique setting.
You will step up to the sumptuous master e-suite bedroom which is of gargantuan size and is very special indeed. You have high vaulted ceilings which are laced with exposed wooden beams and little snippets of exposed stone. You have windows to the front and side, generous amount of fitted wardrobes and a built in walk in wardrobe/storage. The en-suite is a fantastic size housing a feature corner bath, wash basin, WC, separate shower unit, Velux window and heated towel rail.

We now make our way along the spacious landing where we will discover two double bedrooms, both of which have an outlook to the front via windows set into the vaulted ceiling and exposed painted feature beams. One of the bedrooms has a lovely rustic pine built in wardrobes.

These two bedrooms are serviced by the family bathroom which has been designed to present a coastal feel, the bathroom is naturally bright with vaulted ceiling, frosted window to rear, wood panelling and those fabulous exposed beams painted in Farrow & Ball. You have a bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.
At the end of the landing you will find a door leading you across an inner landing and into an upstairs lounge/kitchen. This studio living area provides a bijou kitchen area with fitted base units, shelves, work surfaces, stainless steel sink unit and space for three under the counter appliances. You also have a lounge area which is ample big enough to house a sofa and a small dining table. You have wonderful double French doors leading out to the balcony which provides sea glimpses and somewhere to sit and enjoy the sounds of the nearby coast. The balcony leads to stone steps which take you to the ground level front garden.
Great House Barn provides not only a beautiful and characteristic home but a flexible one too. The ground floor bedroom and first floor studio living area can be completely blocked off from the rest of the home, and with the use of its own internal and external stairs it can be utilised as a self contained annex or simply as an extension of the main house providing privacy for teenagers or a home office space.
The current owners utilise the space as a popular and successful holiday let.

Now let's explore the grounds of Great House Barn.
The garden is private and beautifully landscaped with a Mediterranean feel. You have a mix of chipping and paved terraces which houses a few different seating areas you can follow the sun's salutation, sit in the various seating areas and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. There is an abundance of green with the vine trees climbing the pergola and raised beds with mature shrubs and plants. The garden is very low maintenance with high visual impact.
To the side of the property there is a substantial car port with room for two cars, the structure has a pitched tiled roof and quarry tiled floor, and inclusive is a contained studio/store with quarry tiled floor, power, light and work surfaces. You also have an outside tap and a separate area which is fenced off and houses the oil fuel tank.

The magic of Great House Barn comes in many ways; the character, original features, room sizes, beautiful garden, quiet cul-di-sac location. All of these qualities plus the very special element of being located in the glorious seaside village of Horton, only a few minutes stroll from the beach.

Whilst these particulars are believed to be accurate, they are set for guidance only and do not constitute any part of a formal contract. Dawsons have not checked the service availability of any appliances or central heating boilers which are included in the sale.

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