Situated on the outskirts of Carisbrooke, this recently converted contemporary barn conversion in Rowridge Lane is set within extensive grounds and overlooks an idyllic rural vista.

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Not that long ago, it was a run-down stone barn, which was used as farm building, as part of a traditional agricultural estate.

BCM, as managing agents for the estate, advised the clients that the barn could be converted to residential use, but it wouldn’t be easy, as the barn sits in open countryside within an Area of Outstanding Beauty.

A comprehensive application was compiled, including an imaginative and contemporary design.

The planning application was approved and BCM oversaw the entire process, from engaging contractors to finishing the building work and marketing this distinctive property.

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The finished barn conversion.

The cottage is in a tranquil setting and has stunning views towards the downs, as well as being situated close to countryside walks.

This charming property is entered through a front porch leading into the well-lit hallway, while the spacious living room has enchanting countryside views.

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The living room, which has lovely countryside views.

Next to the living room, there is a modern kitchen/diner with grey units and an integrated dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer.

The kitchen also benefits from an electric cooker, gas hob and extractor.

Also leading off from the hallway there are two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The master bedroom has the benefit of French windows leading out towards the external patio area, plus an en-suite.

The hallway also has a useful built-in utility area, which currently houses the washing machine, together with plenty of space for boots and coats.

The property features a versatile mezzanine space as well, which is currently being used as a home office — although the area could provide additional accommodation if preferred.

Outside, Calamint Cottage enjoys a south-eastern facing sheltered garden with generous off-road parking for several cars.

Although quiet and well set back from the main road, the rural location still has the convenience of being within easy reach of mainland ferry connections.

Cowes is approximately ten miles away, or 20 minutes by car, and Yarmouth is a similar distance away in the other direction.

Both towns offer marina facilities, yacht clubs, restaurants, pubs, shops and schools.

The county town of Newport is only four miles away, or around ten minutes by car, for a wide range of shops and amenities.

LOCATION: Carisbrooke
PRICE: £385,000
TEL: 828805

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