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An excellent conversion has created a sumptuous modern home from an old barn in the Somerset countryside, writes James Higgins

This barn conversion has a charming design and a bucolic setting. With a blend of modern fittings and exposed stone walls, this home manages to be practical, stylish and nostalgic.

The rooms are arranged end-to-end and the property comprises an open-plan kitchen, sitting and dining room and also a hallway, two double bedrooms, a bathroom and an en suite shower room.

The property has a south-facing orientation, with a sun terrace and French doors at the sunniest end of the property. The front door is located at the opposite end of the property where the bedrooms and bathroom are positioned. A hallway runs the length of the property and boasts a vaulted ceiling.

The barn has been impeccably converted. It features vaulted ceilings, oak flooring, a cosy wood-burner and floor-to-ceiling aspects in the living areas. The kitchen has oak worktops, integrated kitchen appliances and a deep ceramic basin. The fully limestone-tiled bathroom boasts a steel bath and a walk-in shower with drench-effect shower head. Throughout the rest of the property there are gorgeous exposed stone walls and cedar cladding.

The property is located in Saxon Maybank; this secluded development comprises 13 contemporary holiday homes that all enjoy staggering views across open fields. Surrounded by arable land on all sides, Saxon Maybank is a true rural idyll. It sits near an ancient thoroughfare between the village of Bradford Abbas and the Yeovil.

The town centre is 2.4 miles away and the nearest railway station is 1.8 miles from the property. Yeovil Pen Mill station has services running direct to Bristol and Bath. It takes about 75 minutes to reach Saxon Maybank by car and this delightful property would be an excellent out-of-town retreat/holiday let.

Agent: Iles & Jenkin, 01934 512537, www.ilesandjenkin.com

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