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Prairie Barn

West Lane, Pirton, Hertfordshire, SG5 3QP


5 3 5

Property Highlights

  • Recently completed barn conversion
  • Five bedrooms, five en suite bath and shower rooms
  • Bespoke fitted kitchen open plan to a sitting/dining room
  • Two further reception rooms
  • Utility room, plant room, boot room and cloakroom
  • Separate barn with planning permission for conversion
  • Converted former cart lodge with parking for six cars, Store
  • 2.5 acres of gardens with additional arable land available subject to separate negotiation

Property description

A newly built high specification five bedroom eco barn conversion, a separate barn with planning permission for conversion to residential accommodation and just under 2.5 acres of land on the edge of Pirton village.

Included in the sale is a newly converted five bedroom barn conversion, a converted former cart lodge which has space to park six cars and an attached storage shed, and an existing agricultural outbuilding which has planning permission for conversion into four, two bedroom dwellings, or office use. Full details of the planning permission can be found on the website for North Herts Council, which has also already decided that an alternative change of use to offices would not require prior approval. There is a plot of just under 2.5 acres of garden with far reaching countryside views. Additional arable land, up to a total of just over 101 acres, is available to purchase subject to separate negotiation.

Design and Specification

Prairie Barn has 3 metre high ceilings and glazed full height windows and doors which allow in natural light and have far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The property has been completed to a high specification with a bespoke handmade kitchen with Miele and Smeg appliances, triple glazed windows, and Porcelanosa tiling. The en suites and cloakroom are all finished to a high specification with brands including Lusso and Laufen, Bette shower trays, Roman shower screens, Grohe thermostatic showers and mixer taps, and wall hung vanity cabinets with anti mist mirrors and USB and shaver sockets.Eco features include an air source heat pump which powers underfloor heating, and triple glazing throughout, contributing to an A rated EPC report.

Ground Floor

The glazed entrance door is sheltered by a glazed awning and opens into a double height reception hall which has double height windows with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside, a full turn wooden staircase to a galleried landing on the first floor, and an understairs store cupboard with a light. The boot room has a glazed door to a gravelled area between the barn and garage. An inner hall has access to the cloakroom which has a concealed cistern Laufen WC, a Laufen vanity washbasin and a towel radiator.

Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room

A particular feature of the property is the open plan triple aspect kitchen/dining/sitting room which is accessed via double doors from the hall and measures over 35 ft. by over 28 ft. It has three sets of double doors to the garden as well as bi-fold doors across almost the full width of the sitting area which lead to a decked veranda in the garden. The bespoke handmade kitchen has a comprehensive range of full height and base units, including a pull out recycling drawer, magic corner cupboard and pan drawers. The Quartz Nuevo Spring work surfaces incorporate a pop up power socket, and a double Cople sink with a Quooker boiling water and filtered water tap. Miele appliances include an integrated dishwasher, a microwave, a double oven and a wine cooler. There is also an Elica Nikola Tesla Libra induction hob with integrated extractor and full height larder fridge and larder freezer by Smeg.

Reception Rooms

In addition to the dining/sitting room there are two separate reception rooms. Both are carpeted and both have glazed double doors leading to a paved and gravel terrace. These rooms could alternatively be used as ground floor bedrooms if required.

Principal Bedroom Suite

The dual aspect principal bedroom has two sets of double doors to Juliet balconies with countryside views and bi-fold doors to a covered balcony with space for seating to enjoy the views over the garden and surrounding countryside. The dressing room has a sliding door to a luxuriously appointed en suite bathroom which has a Lusso Napoli slipper bath with a Grohe concealed body bath spout, a walk-in shower cubicle with a Hansgrohe shower with rainwater and standard shower heads, twin Laufen vanity washbasins, twin chrome electric heated towel rails, and a concealed cistern Laufen WC with soft close seat.

Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms

There are four further double bedrooms which all have glazed double doors to Juliet balconies and en suite shower rooms with concealed cistern WCs, Laufen vanity washbasins, and walk-in shower cubicles.

Gardens and Grounds

The property is set well back from the road accessed via a long driveway which leads to an extensive tarmac parking area and to the open fronted former cart lodge which is timber framed and has ample space to park six cars. There is also a storage shed which is attached to the rear of the cart lodge.Outside the bi-fold doors in the sitting area there is a decked terrace, and there is also a paved and gravelled area, outside the doors from the family room and study, which is sheltered by close boarded fencing and has space for seating and tables for al fresco entertaining. The rest of the garden is currently lawned with mature trees on the boundary for screening.


Prairie Barn is located on the edge of the village of Pirton, which has a shop with post office, two pub/restaurants, a pre school, a junior school, two churches, a village hall, and a recreation ground and club house. There is an active community spirit in the village with an array of groups and societies including Pirton Picture House, a craft group, a history group, a tennis club, a walking group, and the Pumpkin Club which organises a programme of community events throughout the year.The village is surrounded by open countryside but is only about 10 minutes’ drive from Hitchin which has a more comprehensive range of shopping, recreational and educational facilities including girls and boys schools which are both rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

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