Stylish barn in the Tamar Valley on the Devon/Cornwall border

 

River's Reach, a beautiful barn conversion, has reverse level accommodation over two floors: the vast former hayloft on the first floor makeS the most of the stunning scenery.


A look around the barn


Enter via the glass door and take the stairs: the living area is an impressive space - open-plan, light and airy with oak beams, pale wood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows on all sides capturing the views. The feeling of spaciousness is enhanced by simple, elegant contemporary furnishings.


You enter into the well equipped kitchen area where the L shaped units hide integrated appliances in keeping with the pared-back look and there are plenty of surfaces for preparing and cooking. The stainless steel fridge-freezer was chosen to compliment the silver grey colours used throughout. 


In the central area the glass dining table and chairs are set between long windows to provide engaging views while dining.

At the far end is the sitting area with sofas and coffee tables arranged on a thick wool rug. Nestle amongst soft throws in the squashy sofas in front of the glowing wood-burner on a cool autumn evening or throw open the French windows to the roof terrace and feel the balmy breezes in the heat of summer.  


The roof terrace beyond provides a secluded hideaway screened by a vine and creeper-covered balustrading. Soak up the day's sun in deckchairs, immerse yourself in a book beneath the umbrella (there are a wealth of books for you to read) or unwind with a glass of something special after a day’s activities and enjoy the sight of the Tamar glinting in the sunset. 


If you love a great view while lying in bed, the upstairs bedroom has a lovely outlook to the river over pasture where sheep peacefully chew the cud and the en-suite too looks out onto trees and pasture. 


Downstairs off the entrance hall is the second bedroom; open the blind in the morning and you may surprise a lamb gazing through the stock-fencing at you.


To get you going in the morning there's the rain shower in the wet room and plenty of room to splash about under a hot jet of water to warm you up after a paddle-boarding session.

If you want a work-out near to home open the grey wooden door off the forecourt and discover the spacious games room, once the shippen, housing cows.  Spend an evening here limbering up with a game of table tennis or slowing down with a round of darts or just relaxing on the additional sofas.


Alternatively on a summer evening, fire up one of the barbecues on the side lawn or forecourt and bask in the sunshine from deck chairs and tables.

Detail

 

Ground floor

  • Entrance hall with coat hooks, room for wellies and outdoor shoes and understairs cupboard for vacuum cleaner and cleaning materials
  • Bedroom - double bed (4'6") with electric blanket. Wardrobe with drawers and hanging space. Full length mirror. Blackout blind. Underfloor heating. Ironing board and iron. Hair dryer
  • Family wet room - partial underfloor heating, overhead rain shower with additional handheld spray, basin, and WC. Foldable drying rack

First floor

  • Living Room:
    • Kitchen area – with integrated appliances including dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer. There is a fan-assisted oven, induction hob and a stainless steel fridge freezer Other equipment includes a microwave, toaster, utensils' steel trolley, cupboards for crockery and cutlery and side board for guests' dry goods
    • Dining area - glass table and chairs for 6. High chair for baby.
    • Sitting area - 3 and 2 seater leather sofas, coffee tables, drinks trolley, large TV with Freeview, DVD player, cupboard housing books, cards, chess and other board games. Washable snuggle throws
    • 4 convector heaters and large wood-burner
    • Blinds on all floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Roof terrace - glass table, chairs and umbrella. (Deck chairs kept in Games Room)
  • Bedroom - double bed (4'6") with Devon sheep wool thick topper.  Bedside table, console table with stool, large mirror, small chest of drawers and hanging trolley. Blackout blind. Convector heater
  • En-suite shower room - shower cubicle, basin and WC. Cupboard housing fresh towels. Hair dryer. Blackout blind. Wall heater

A separate entrance beneath the living room opens into:

  • Games Room
    • Slazenger table tennis table
    • Dart board
    • Various games equipment for cricket, badminton etc and toys
    • Library 
    • A seating area of sofas and coffee table at one end
    • Coffee making facilities
    • Additional deck and other chairs for indoor and outdoor use


Outside space:

 

  • For exclusive use of guests:
    • Barn roof terrace opening off the living area, with tables, chairs, umbrella and deck chairs if required
    • Barn forecourt which has assorted rustic benches and tables with umbrella and a moveable barbecue
    • Lawned garden surrounding the barn where you can relax in deck chairs, play games or enjoy a barbecue

  • Guests are welcome to enjoy:
    • The secluded wildflower area above River's Reach (part of which is owner's vegetable garden), with seating and view of the river
    • The river strand from which you can paddle, sail or swim (if plucky) or picnic on and watch river life go by
    • Thirty acres of grounds - pasture, conservation area, mine and riverbank to explore



Highlights

  • Striking barn conversion
  • Beautiful scenery
  • River to explore
  • AONB, SSSI & World Mining Heritage Site
  • Peace & tranquillity
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Large games room
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Ample parking for 2 cars and small boat
  • Remote yet near city
  • On Devon/Cornwall border
  • Superfast Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor tables and barbecues
  • Woodland, pasture and riverbanks to enjoy

Location