A beautifully converted hay barn with large terrace and private suntrap adjacent to a freshwater lake and surrounded by woodland. Wellhayes Barn has been converted to an exceptionally high standard into a two bedroom property with a contemporary interior which references the buildings’ previous function.
This tranquil haven is just a few minutes’ drive from Lyme Regis and Bridport yet is surrounded by nature: wild duck nest on the pond whilst heron and cormorant try their luck with the fish. Deer can occasionally be seen in the woods from the first floor window, whilst foxes and badgers, though a little more timid, are often encountered on walks. Much of the timber used in the conversion has been ‘upcycled’ from the original building.
The building is entered via a heavy ledged and braced front door made from locally sourced timber which opens to reveal the open plan kitchen, dining and living space, complete with an oil fired Aga and views over the lake to the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty beyond. There is a ground floor double bedroom with a twin zip-lock bed that can convert to a twin when necessary, with its own shower room and WC. The large master bedroom has its own wood burner and en-suite bathroom with free standing bath.
Wellhayes Barn is a veritable sun-trap. In front of the building is a large terrace on which to soak up the sun and enjoy watching the wildlife. To the rear of the building is a more private area to enjoy al -fresco dining and the contemporary barbecue. Around the lake there are hammocks or a deck on which to sit back and relax.
Two well behaved dogs welcome (small charge applies). No smoking. Three night minimum stay.