Sitting on the edge of the pretty hamlet of Stoney Stretton is Oaken Barn, a stunning conversion and a wonderful family home. The property was converted in 1989 and we think dates back to the 1600s when it was originally owned by the Oaken family. The property oozes character and charm and has lots of lovely features including exposed beams, stone and brickwork. This delightful home sits on approximately 0.4 of an acre and includes Oaken Barn itself, Swallow's Rest, which is a wonderful barn conversion carried out by the current owners three years ago. The barn was virtually derelict when they started the conversion and now it is a wonderful open plan annex with a large sitting area, two bedrooms, and a bathroom - perfect for guests or as a possible holiday let.
There is also a large workshop on the grounds and an attractive insulated wooden cabin which the owners use as an office (the main property, the barn, and the office all have internet access). Right next to the main residence is an outbuilding, currently used as a dog kennel, which could be converted to an additional utility. The main residence comprises an open plan kitchen and dining area, the dining area sits in a lovely garden room/orangery, there is a pantry/utility, downstairs cloakroom, and lovely library/reading area. The property also boasts a large main sitting room with a log burning stove, exposed beams, and attractive herringbone flooring. On the first floor, there is a large double bedroom, a pretty single and a family bathroom; the second floor is host to a large master with a walk-in dressing area and en-suite.
The hamlet itself is very pretty with a pub within walking distance. Nearby there is a village with several shops, a doctor's surgery, church and post office. The local countryside is extremely scenic with delightful walks, equestrian and other country pursuits all being available. The surrounding area also encompasses an excellent range of state and independent schools. Read more