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Swallows Barn is a remarkable home that offers a true sense of arrival, approached via electric gates and an expansive tree lined sweeping driveway which opens up to a large driveway with parking for many cars. Originally built in 1865, this converted barn offers a truly unique living experience, offering total privacy and tranquillity with breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside. Situated in two acres of meticulously maintained formal lawned gardens and a paddock.
Despite its secluded location, it is conveniently located just minutes away from Kenilworth and Balsall Common, as well as fantastic road, air and rail links.
One of the standout features of this home is its character-filled interior. Farrow and Ball's greys and whites adorn the walls throughout, offering a calming and neutral palette and a touch of modern style. The spacious rooms are bathed in natural light, thanks to the many windows that offer stunning views of the beautiful gardens. The high ceilings and exposed beams add to the charm and ambiance of the space, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Even the bathrooms provide a connection to the outdoors, allowing you to enjoy the views.
Speaking of gardens, Swallows Barn offers an array of amazing outdoor spaces. Whether you desire a peaceful moment in the hot tub at dusk, watching the sun go down in the courtyard, or hosting large family and friends celebrations on the expansive lawns, this property has it all. The large open-plan kitchen is designed to cater to the needs of a large gathering, making entertaining a breeze.
The traditional brick built porch and Oak wood door leads you through to a beamed bootroom where you'll find plenty of space for hanging coats & storing shoes.
Moving inside, you will find 4/5 bedrooms, each with their own unique style and storage options. The primary bedroom, accessed via a private stairway, features an ensuite shower room. The second bedroom also has an ensuite, while the third bedroom has access to the main family bathroom with a slipper bath and shower over. The fourth bedroom is an impressive space with a spiral staircase connecting the ground and upper floors, along with a full ensuite shower room. Along the corridor you will also find the guest WC.
The true heart of the home is the kitchen, designed to a high specification with Granite worktops, bespoke oak cabinetry and adorned in three contrasting Farrow & Ball painted finishes, offering a delightful blend of style and functionality. The custom Oak larder with internal lighting, gleaming black Aga with dedicated warming ovens and high-quality appliances will be adored by the resident chef. Carefully designed drawers have been created to house the large sized Aga trays, pans, cutlery and storing provisions. While a wine rack and bookcase allow spots for your favourite tipple and cookbook collections. You'll find oak flooring underfoot with underfloor heating, which further adds to the comfort and luxurious nature of the space.
The breakfast seating area around the large Oak topped island is the perfect spot for a cappuccino with loved ones, while enjoying views of the rear courtyard through the dual aspect windows. For larger gatherings with family and friends, there's a separate dining room with vaulted beam ceilings, an ideal space for hosting dinner parties and get togethers.
The lounge area features two storey floor-to-celling glass windows which frame views across the garden and flood the space with natural light. Ceiling beams and a large brick fireplace add an abundance of charm, while the painted Farrow and Ball walls helps keep the space modern and bright.
There's also a handy snug/office space with a beautiful feature fireplace, oak flooring and gorgeous views to the front of the home. The first floor sitting room is filled with charm from the vaulted beams and cast iron fireplace with brick surround and log burner which makes a gorgeous focal point of the space. We can already picture cosy Christmases here and entertaining family and guests.
The extensive 1300 sq. ft outbuildings have been modernised and painted in Farrow and Ball to blend with the main home. Here you will find the laundry room with cupboard space, drying racks, sinks, washing machine and a tumble dryer. There’s also a handy cloakroom toilet. Another is a converted gym, with the rest being used as storage. These spaces can easily be converted into office/garage space should you desire, or converted to a separate annexe subject to planning permission.
The gorgeous rear courtyard area features manicured topiary trees, a circular pond with fountain feature and many seating areas to enjoy throughout the day and into the evening.
This beautifully lit area is a great place to relax in a hot tub while soaking in the surround views, and the large lawned area is an ideal spot for barbecuing or for kids and dogs to roam free.
The large lily pond is a beautiful habitat for wildlife and visiting ducks and is framed by a swallow box hedge. There is also a large well maintained paddock which is ideal for family sports and is ideal for marquees and hosting family events. To the front is the large gravel driveway space that has a double EV charging point, raised flower beds and mature roses and manicured box hedges.
- Three words : Modern. Barn. Coversion.
- Over 1300 sq ft gated outbuildings with courtyard
- Set behind electric gates and a tree lined sweeping driveway
- Beautiful formal gardens and gated paddock totalling 2 acres
- Views across neighbouring fields
- Large driveway with double EV charging point
- Four bedrooms and four bathrooms
Endless footpaths and bridleways for walking, horse riding, cycling or running are right on your doorstep. The air is fresh and the life is good in Honiley. You are only a short drive from Kenilworth or a few steps away from The Tipperary pub, ideal for pub grub and traditional ale.
Whilst relaxing in the middle of the countryside you are not far from the madding crowd, you are actually so well connected that you could be in London in just over an hour, Birmingham in thirty minutes or Geneva in three hours thirty minutes. Whatever your mode of transport, plane, train or automobile the choice is there.
Never mind the boring stuff… what’s happening around Honiley? Mr Clarke can often be found in the fabulous The Orange Tree pub. Mrs Clarke quite likes it too although she usually heads to the Michelin starred restaurant The Cross in Kenilworth. Shopping and cultural hubs are in every direction: Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Solihull and Stratford-upon-Avon are all close enough to go shopping, grab a meal or head to the cinema.
The education available around Honiley is of the highest order. Solihull, Warwick School, Kings High, Kingsley or Saint Martin’s. Kenilworth School and Heart of England offer superb state school options.
- Closest village/town: Balsall Common and Kenilworth are both nearby
- Post Office: 1
- Supermarket: There's a Waitrose in Kenilworth with everything you could need
- Pubs: The Orange Tree is our favourite spot
- Walks: Endless rambling opportunities right on the doorstep