Futuristic barn conversion wins environmental award
7th June 2012
An innovative property development in Alfold, West Sussex, has won a prestigious national environmental award for sustainable living.
Newly converted from old farm buildings by Barns R Us Ltd, ‘Black Barn’ and ‘The Granary’ combine 21st century energy-saving technology with striking design. The development has been named as the overall winner for England in the Worcester, Bosch Group Environment 2020 Awards, which celebrate and promote energy efficiency in line with government targets. Two of these unique properties are currently on the market, both with Henry Adams Estate Agents.
Located on the fringe of picturesque Alfold, overlooking the village pond, the development comprises four terraced houses created from the shell of a 1940s black timber farm building, plus an adjacent detached house converted from an old brick and timber granary. All combine the best of character construction, ultra-modern fitments and advanced energy-saving features. In addition to high levels of insulation, each house is fitted with an air source heat pump. This works by extracting heat from the outside air to warm the house and hot water, helping to lower fuel bills and maintenance costs and reduce carbon emissions.
Alex Harvey, senior branch manager at Henry Adams’ Horsham office, comments, “These award-winning, energy-efficient barn conversions offer light and spacious accommodation in a lovely village location. They would be ideal for first-time buyers, investors or downsizers, thanks to their high-spec finish and low running costs.”
On the market with a guide price of £269,950 freehold, the two-bed converted granary exudes style and charm thanks to its exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. The remaining mid-terrace ‘Black Barn’ property has a guide price of £237,500 freehold and features two bedrooms and a generous sitting room and open plan kitchen/dining room. Both enjoy a garden and allocated parking.
For all enquiries regarding the sale of the properties, contact Henry Adam’s Horsham office on 01403 253271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.