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The light and space of Abergavenny Barn is uplifting. Winner of the Federation of Master Builders, Eastern Region 2012 “Large Renovation Project Award” and “Energy Efficient Award”, Abergavenny Barn’s principal accommodation is set out on one floor around a south facing “U” shaped courtyard. The grounds, including the buildings curtilage and paddock, extend to about 1.4 acres.

The overall design aim, which has been successfully achieved, was to create light open spaces and to adopt a strategy of energy conservation using passive solar gain and eco-friendly devices including a ground heat source pump for the central heating, a photovoltaic micro-generation system to produce electricity and a heat recovery ventilation system utilizing existing heat within the building.The Broadband is via Wispire which gives download and upload figures of 6.22 and 1.31 respectively

The attention to detail has been thorough. The kitchen is from Mereway with Futura units and polished granite work surfaces. There is an electric Aga and Fisher & Paykel two drawer dishwasher. The bathrooms have Villeroy and Boch fitments and the shower and taps by the German manufacturer Grohe. Connected to each principal room is a Loewe computer/internet linked sound system, (available by separate negotiation). Other installations include a central vacuum system; an input point for a back up auxiliary generator for the fridge, Aga, ventilation and computers in the event of power failure, and internal cat flaps to each ‘Wing’.

The accommodation flows well. The “Reception Wing” comprises an open reception hall and a spiral staircase to a glass galleried family area; a west facing study; cloakroom and a large sitting room with a vaulted ceiling and a wood burning stove. The 21 ft x 20ft kitchen/breakfast room has access to a west facing terrace overlooking the surrounding farmland.

A south facing Morning or Garden Room links into the “Bedroom Wing” comprising five bedrooms and four en-suite bath or shower rooms, with a utility room and 45′ attic playroom.

The east wing comprises a garage, workshop and integral double carport, which offers scope to convert to an annex subject to planning, if required.

The grounds have been planted with a number of ornamental trees and shrubs, with a lawn, pond and vegetable garden, contained within a post and rail fence.
A weather boarded “L” shaped stable building with photovoltaic panels provides additional machinery storage.






Humberts Estate Agents

Humberts Estate Agents
01603 661199

Tim Stevens 13, Upper King Street Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1RB T: 01603 661199 F: 01603 661188


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