Poplar Barn is a large and well planned conversion of a 17th century Threshing barn. Believed to have had historical links to the nearby Grade 1 listed Acton Court. This well-appointed large family home was converted from the original barn by the current owners about 10 years ago. They undertook an extensive structural and aesthetic renovation inside and out. They were keen to maintain as much of the original ‘Barn Feel’ as possible, even adding period beams and features to further enhance its character.
Threshing barns are much loved as they offer the exceptionally large double opening to the front and rear, that allows the light and space that this house has in abundance. This is seen beautifully in the impressive triple height atrium lounge with its 6.8m ceiling.
Designed with family life in mind the owners have combined the large open spaces of the original barn with a good complement of family space and a more intimate snug. The valued kitchen, with its extensive array of fitted cupboards has a large central island with breakfast bar. This rooms joins with the garden through double doors which lead onto the rear patio and garden in turn. This room is linked to the sitting room with a double sided wood burner and opening. The central area of the barn is the aforementioned sitting room with its impressive volume and light. This doubles as dining room and sitting room and also have rear section used as a garden room. The kitchen is backed up with the utility room and boot room, providing a closed off area for washing, drying, storage and shower room. The snug was originally designed as a bedroom, but has equal uses as a tv/snug.
The mezzanine level is used as a home office allowing for items to be out of view from the main area.
There are 3 large double bedrooms all with integrated Oak wardrobes and 3 well fitted bathrooms (2 en-suite).
Latteridge is a small rural community to the North of Bristol. It is a hamlet of period houses and farms which enjoy good access to a variety of schools and amenities in South Gloucestershire. The current owners Children attend St Helens Primary School in Alverston. Yate is about 3.9 miles away and offers an extensive array of facilities including supermarkets, leisure centre, doctors, railway station and schooling.
Latteridge is perfectly placed for the commuter with the Almondsbury interchange providing access to the M5 & M4 motorway network only 6.2 miles away.
Bristol Parkway (5.8 miles away) is used by many commuters providing a direct train service to London Paddington in 90 minutes. Bristol International Airport to the south provides national and international flights. Schooling is a major draw in South Gloucestershire with well-regarded state schooling at Alveston Primary School as well as secondary schooling at Castle School and Marlwood. Private education includes nearby Tockington Manor School and a number of well-regarded Bristol schools including Clifton College, Badminton School, QEH and Bristol Grammar School.
The outside area has been given equal attention and there are a number of outbuildings for entertaining and practical uses. These include a Party barn with fitted bar and seating area, Gym, workshop and garage.
There is also a raised swimming pool with heating provided via an air source heat pump as well as a Moroccan patio area with sunken hot tub. This area enjoys day round sunshine. For the children there is an extensive adventure area with large climbing frame. There is also an outdoor gym area.
There is ample parking which is split between 2 driveways. Both are gated and provide generous parking for larger vehicles. Beyond the main driveway are twin 5 bar gates which lead to the paddock. This is a fully enclosed level paddock with post and rail fencing.
The paddock is subject to an overage clause if further properties were built – please contact the agent for further information.
The property is Curtilage listed due to the grade ll listed Poplar Farm House opposite.
Voluminous accommodation of 3209 sq ft
Triple height atrium lounge/dining room with 6.8m ceilings
Vaulted family kitchen
Large mezzanine with balcony
3-4 large double bedrooms
Raised swimming pool
Sunken hot tub
Large children’s adventure area