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Seven of the most beautiful barn conversions for sale in Britain right now

If you are looking for a country property that's eye-catching and a little different, a barn conversion could be for you and we have handpicked some of the best currently on the market.

Why buy a barn conversions? For many people, a move to the countryside hinges on the dream of living in a magnificent country house, but for those looking for a home with a difference, a barn conversion is just the ticket.

Barns generally offer big and bright spaces, with plenty of ceiling height and, often, character details such as vaulted ceilings, exposed bricks and ancient timbers. Yet, unlike traditional country houses, barn conversions lend themselves easily to creating open-plan interiors — perfect for those who prefer a more contemporary layout. Whether you are ready to buy or just looking for inspiration, here’s our pick of the best barn conversions for sale this month.

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1. A three-storey barn conversion with a log cabin for barbecues, £1,650,000

York Barn Manor, just outside Leamington Spa, is a barn conversion home that seems made for entertaining — both your family and your guests. There is a pond with jetty, paddock, an adventure play area, games room, swimming pool, hot tub and a separate log cabin that’s set up to do barbecues for 12 guests.

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Inside the main house — which has five bedrooms — there’s a modern look and feel, with huge skylights making it a bright, colourful home. The whole thing is set in just over four acres, which includes a small bluebell wood — while home workers will be happy to hear that super-fast 1000mbps broadband is available to the address.

For sale at £1.65 million — see more details

2. A commutable tythe barn in Kent, £999,950

The Tythe Barn near West Malling, set in an easily commutable part of Kent, stands within a mature garden, through which runs a pretty stream. Distinctively beamed through-out inside, the conversion successfully marries a mix of ‘good-sized bedrooms with a large lofted living space on the first floor,’ says selling agent Matthew Hodder-Williams at Knight Frank.

The four bedrooms are all on the ground floor, including the master and a family bathroom. A stairway leads up to the living spaces, which include a study or reading area and a potential further bedroom or home office. The area is prized for its excellent selection of local schools, including some of Kent’s most popular grammars.

For sale at £999,950 via Knight Frank

3. A barn which mixes space and cosiness in Berkshire, £1.25 million

Set on the edge of Wokingham — which boasts a cinema, restaurants and shops, as well as direct trains to London Waterloo — Farm Barn has five bedrooms and is Grade II listed.

Unlike some conversions, which can feel cavernous from the lack of room divisions inside, this one has been cleverly arranged by dividing up the ground floor to create a large eat-in kitchen with an AGA, a smaller study and a utility room.

Four bedrooms are located on the first floor, with the fifth in a bedroom annexe above the garage, which works well as guest accommodation or a home office.

For sale at £1.25 million via Hamptons — see more details and pictures.

4. An extraordinary barn built around a huge central space in Norfolk, £710,000

With 120 miles of navigable waterways on the doorstep at Burgh St Peter and Beccles and a pond with a rowing boat in the garden, four-bedroom Walnut Barn in Toft Monks has been run as a successful holiday let by the current owners.

Externally, the house has all the hallmarks of a classic barn conversion — large amounts of glazing with double-height windows — whereas, internally, the space has been decorated with a nod to Scandinavian design. A large cylindrical woodburner stands in the double-height dining room, which has painted white floorboards and a modern mural created by covering an upper wall in Nuvole wallpaper by Cole & Son, set above the well-equipped kitchen.

For sale via Winkworth at £710,000

5. A spectacular barn conversion for sale in Berkshire, £1.995 million

Grade II-listed Buck Farm Barn sits amid woodland by the village of Binfield. Entirely renovated by the current owners, this glorious, 4611sq ft barn conversion makes the most of the building’s sense of space. Enormous glass doors open onto an open-plan living and dining area with vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers, which is presided over by a beautiful Inglenook fireplace. Flagstone floors (concealing underfloor heating) add to the charm.

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Off to one side, the kitchen also has a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, as well as bespoke elm-fronted cabinets, granite countertops and a stately cream Aga. Next to it is a mellow family room, which opens onto a sun terrace. On the opposite side of the ground floor sits a bedroom and study space.

The first floor houses three more bedrooms — the master suite, with its long country views is particularly fine — and another sitting and study area that enjoys a superb panorama.

The grounds, which extend to about three acres, include a woodland area, lawned garden and a sunken topiary garden.

For sale at £1.995m through Knight Frank.

6. A rural barn with home office, gym and plenty of land in Monmouthshire

Lydart Barn, near Monmouth, enjoys views of the Black Mountains. Ideal for those wishing to live and work in the heart of the countryside — the property has a separate office and gym and stands in 7½ acres — it’s also only three miles from the border town of Monmouth, known for its pretty streets and thriving cultural scene. The town’s Savoy Theatre is believed to be one of the oldest cinemas still in use in the country.

Traditionally constructed in stone and well restored, Lydart comes with four bedrooms (one is currently occupied by a gym) and has an enclosed courtyard garden with a sun terrace — ideal for taking advantage of brighter winter days away from any windchill.

For sale via Roscoe Rogers & Knight at £1.4 million

7. A country farmhouse-style barn conversion in Leicestershire, £800,000

A huge amount of space for the money — almost 2,600 sq ft — is on offer in this extremely pretty conversion in a village location near Melton Mowbray.

There are five bedrooms, three reception rooms and details such as exposed beams, parquet flooring and exposed stonework to give plenty of character — something that’s not always the case with barn conversions.

For sale via Richard Watkinson & Partners at £800,000

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