YORKSHIRE: ​​​​​​​Buying a barn conversion

Barn conversions - more space for your money

Who doesn’t love a barn conversion?

What do you see when you think of a barn conversion? Rural location, rustic stone walls, striking weathered timber, a beautiful cottage garden?

Character and charm mix with state-of-the-art architecture offers owners the best of both worlds. A little piece of history brought smack bang up to the modern age with all of the creature comforts you could desire. Added to that, you could get much more space for your money.

Open plan living
Barns conversions lend themselves well to the trend towards open plan living, which is perfect for growing families or those who love a sense of space in their home. Large rooms, mezzanine floors, open plan family spaces and cosy bedrooms, often in stunning rural locations.

A truly deceptive and individually designed Grade II listed family house providing extremely well appointed and private accommodation extending to approximately 4700 sq ft in this highly convenient village.

Glazed entrance, large living and sitting areas, kitchen with dining and study areas, snug/family room, office, gym and further large living room. Impressive galleried landing, 6 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms.  Extensive private parking, 3 garages, delightful private courtyard garden. Guide Price £1,150,000

Types of barn conversions
There are several styles of barn conversions, the most common of which are: Box Construction, where the walls of the building support the structure; Cruck Framed, which consists of internal timber A-frames that support the roof; Post and Truss, where an internal timber frame supports the weight of the roof by joining with posts placed vertically.

An individual four bedroom barn conversion providing well-presented accommodation designed for ease of maintenance and located in a highly convenient position. Guide Price: £435,000.

Bang for your buck
Buying a completed barn conversion can mean that you get more square footage than a comparable bricks and mortar property, and that’s certainly what we see in our current property stock in North Yorkshire.

We’ve done the maths so you don’t have to! Within our portfolio of property for sale in North Yorkshire we can see that our bricks and mortar properties average £263 per square foot, with barn conversions coming in at £214.

A superb four bedroom detached family house providing immaculately presented accommodation in this much sought after village to the north of York. Guide Price: £665,000. SSTC.

In line with historic houses in general, buying a barn conversion must come with consideration given to your mortgage. Many lenders have special rates for converted buildings so it’s wise to check with your provider before putting in an offer.

For more information on purchasing a barn conversion, or to book a viewing of any of the properties featured above, please contact our York branch on 01904 625033 or email york@jackson-stops.co.uk.