Converted homes are very popular with buyers, whether converting from scratch or buying something that has already been lovingly resorted. From a former school, church and bank to a windmill, lifeboat station or watermill, thousands of unique buildings have been transformed into amazing homes by many self-builders across the country, giving them a brand new lease of life. We currently have a former post office, coach house, barn and pub for sale, so we thought we’d give you a bit more information about them…
Old Welland Cottage – a converted pub
For a large part of the C20th, this building originally operated as The Welland Inn. This fine house was bought by the current owners in 2009 as a derelict pub and has been completely transformed over the last decade by stripping it back to its bare bones and starting almost from scratch. Key works include adding a new roof incorporating Welsh Penrhyn slates and clay pantiles, improved insulation, flooring re-laid using the original refurbished pub floorboards, a brand new Heat Recovery system, re-rewiring, re-plumbing and a new drainage system that includes a well and soakaway outside that automatically feeds the fruit trees. The owners have also installed a working repro Victorian handpump which is a nice exterior feature for watering the garden. Read more
The Coach House – a converted coach house
This is an immaculately presented, converted coach house which is almost 300 years old, and astonishingly for its age, the owners have managed to upgrade its EPC from an F to a D! The property provides the perfect accommodation for multi-generational living with a two bedroom annex on one side and a spacious home with five bedrooms on the other whilst a good-sized, landscaped garden faces east and south. Read more
Chapel Lane – a converted post office
Chapel Lane is a charming, Grade II listed former post office, located in the popular Rutland village of Barrowden. As carved in the stone surround of the tall, central, arched window, the main part of the house was built in 1823 and the brick post office, with its pretty bargeboard on the gable end, added to one side in the late 1880s. With four reception rooms and four bedrooms all set over three floors, and a delightful spacious, walled rear garden, this is a highly desirable property in a much sought after location. Read more
Grange Court – a converted barn
Grange Court is an immaculately presented, Grade II listed stone barn conversion on the edge of the Lincolnshire village of Carlby. It sits in an idyllic setting discreetly hidden from view and arranged around a central courtyard which opens out onto gently sloping, South-facing landscaped gardens and a paddock with open countryside views beyond. In a cluster of four properties, the barn and neighbouring farmhouse date back to the 1800s and were originally owned by the Brownlow and Cust families. Part of the barn would have provided shelter for pigs and cattle or sheep, with a covered crew yard, and a hay barn in the two-storey section. Read more
Find Out More?
For more information about these stunning conversions, or to be kept up to date on those we will be selling in the future, contact Jan or Ildi on 01780 750 200 or 01832 808 008.