What charm does a barn conversion offer buyers?
The barn conversion is a much sought after type of property that is often located in a prime spot. In fact, barn conversions are one of the few types of property that you’ll find in areas where planners might be reluctant to grant permission for a new development. Full of character and ideal for all sorts of modern living, barn conversions have a great deal of charm, both aesthetically and financially.
Barn conversions are spacious
Agricultural buildings like barns benefit from large square footage and building height that would eclipse most modern homes. So, if it’s space you’re seeking as a buyer, barn conversions are some of the most attractive properties on the market.
The locations are sought after
It’s not just the opportunities that are offered by these buildings being in locations where planning permission for a new building would be difficult to get that make them so appealing. Barn conversions also tend to enjoy a peace and seclusion that other properties don’t – complete with attractive grounds. If you’re looking for somewhere that feels like it has its own sense of place while still being close to transport and amenities then barn conversions are a good investment.
A sense of grandeur
If you’re looking for beautiful aesthetics then you simply can’t go wrong with the charm of a barn conversion. This type of property is awash with original features – in fact, this tends to be one of the planning stipulations of a conversion. So, if you’re a fan of old beams and brick work then you’ll love what barn conversions have to offer. The buildings themselves also have a striking sense of individuality and grandeur, especially some of the older barns that have weathered the storms over many years.
The eco charm of the barn conversion
Given their size and dimensions, barn conversions can sometimes be difficult to heat and light. As a result, a lot of green technology has been directed towards barn conversions and so they tend to be some of the most eco driven developments around. Under floor heating and ground source heat pumps are two eco features that you’re more than likely to find in the average barn conversion. Barn structures are also ideally designed for photovoltaic solar panels, which can help you to run a greener household and save money on energy bills.
The unusual interiors
Barn conversions are not your average two up two down property. Because of the way they have been constructed – as well as the requirements from planners who want to preserve their history and look – they are often home to some very innovative interiors. So, if the charm of a property for you lies in its uniqueness, barn conversions could be a great choice.
Barn conversions in Surrey are not that easy to come across – with their spacious interiors and original features they are hugely popular. However, there are currently three new barn conversions for sale via Clarke Gammon Wellers just outside Guildford. Modern, light filled interiors meet classic external aesthetics just a short distance from Guildford town centre – contact us to find out more.