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Guide price£1,500,000
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6 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Sold STC
Barn conversion
6 bed
0 bath
EPC rating: C*
5,080 sq ft / 472 sq m

Key information

Tenure: Ask agent
Ground rent: £0 per annum
Council tax: Band G
Broadband: Ultra-fast 1000Mbps *
Mobile signal: 
EE O2 Three Vodafone
Water: Ask agent
Heating: Gas central
Electricity: Ask agent
Sewerage: Ask agent
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Property description & features

  • Magnificent Six Bedroom Ft Grade II Listed Barn Conversion
  • 4647 Sq Ft Main Accommodation
  • Four En-Suite Bedrooms
  • 1432 Sq Ft Refurbished Ancillary Building with Triple Garage
  • 0.4 of an Acre Plot with South & West Aspects
  • Incredible Interior with Stunning Great Room
  • Newly Converted (2022) Energy Efficient EPC C
  • Central Village Setting in Conservation Area
  • Air Source Underfloor Heating (ground Floor)
  • End of Chain Situation

A Magnificent, energy efficient Six/Seven Bedroom Grade II Barn Conversion with Adjacent Ancillary/Cart Lodge Building Set on 0.4 of an Acre

What We Say at The Zoe Napier Group

This beautiful newly converted barn has undergone its historic restoration with much care and attention to detail, from the immense soundproofing and insulation layers to the finest characteristics of dowels used in the craftsmanship. The immense rays of light that flood through into the Great Room, together with the size of rooms make this conversion one of the finest on the market today.

What The Owner Says

We believe this to be the largest residential barn in the county, where we have been able to create generously sized rooms to provide fabulous spaces whilst offering homely and unique characteristics within the design. Our passion for converting this barn to a high quality with an excellent EPC rating (C) was because we intended moving into the property ourselves. However, we have since decided to stay where we are (in Century Barn next door) for the time being.

History & Background

A magnificent and energy efficient six/seven-bedroom Grade II listed barn conversion offering 4647 sq ft of supreme Accommodation, set on a west facing 0.4 Acre plot enjoying glorious sunsets with an adjacent listed ancillary building, formerly the cart lodges and stables. This building has since been refurbished and provides garaging, workshop, and guest/leisure spaces with the future opportunity for permanent annexe living, subject to planning.

This incredible barn dates to the 16th Century, formerly a grain barn which once belonged to Rayne Hall. The property offers the magnificence of heavy oak beams into its 7 gabled vaulted roof heights where there is also a Queen strut. The building offers a stunning great room which has been creatively sub divided by a glass panelled wall to separate the family room from the stunning kitchen/dining room without spoiling the look and feel of this vast floor area, where feature lighting highlights the magnificence of the beams at night, whilst the full height window allows the morning rays to flood into the breakfast area. There are four en-suite bedrooms including ground floor bedrooms and an optional playroom/office or seventh bedroom (if needed).

The property has had considerable soundproofing and thermal infrastructure in its conversion, enabling it to achieve an EPC C rating (most unusual for a listed barn) with features including Air source heating with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, backed up by a gas boiler, if required. The property was signed off under building regulations in 2022 and all the kitchen appliances and quality sanitary ware are unused and as new.

Setting & Location

Rayne is a wonderful village which lies on the old Roman Road known as Stane Street, lying about 2 miles to the west of Braintree and just over one mile from immediate access onto the A120 ring road which connects to Stanstead Airport (16.3 miles) and for the M11. The village is also well placed for Felstead School (5.2 miles) Chelmsford City Centre (11.5 miles) and there is a popular Rayne Primary and Nursery School (ages 3 to 11) Ofsted Good which is within walking distance.

The property is situated in the heart of a conservation area, adjacent to Rayne Hall Green which is close to the village centre. On the green is the historic water pump which is also listed as Grade II and to the east of the barn is the drive up to the hall flanked by a picturesque park rail fenced grazing land. The designated conservation area surrounding the barn protects the area and there is also close access to the countryside for dog walks.

The village amenities are all within walking distance where there are two local shops and a post office, some fabulous eateries including an Italian 47, The Swan and Welsh Princess pubs, The Voujon Rayne, Indian restaurant and a short drive reaches Palm Trees Chinese restaurant (just off the Dunmow Road).

Ground Floor Accommodation

The stunning reception area with a high vaulted and beamed ceilings have double doors onto The Great Room. This vast space with Oak engineered flooring features the beautiful sandblasted heavy beam roof structures with feature lighting and the area has been creatively separated into two areas with a full height glass wall which has not spoilt the overall effect of the size and natural light enhancements. The family room features a brick fireplace which houses a multi fuel burner. The kitchen/dining room offers plenty of space for required living areas to include a lounge area and dining area which overlooks the neighbouring paddock from a tall window which captures the morning rays. The kitchen area is fitted with attractive cabinetry beneath granite work tops incorporating Franke sinks and there are numerous built in appliance as well as a large central island/breakfast bar to seat up to 10.  Within the vaulted ceiling is a toughened glass balcony on the upper landing. The inner hall has a wide oak part galleried turning staircase with attractive Oak doors leading to the remaining ground floor rooms. These include a large double bedroom or playroom/office, a stylish ground floor bathroom with bath and separate shower, an excellent boot room with built in storage and access from outside, a ground floor bedroom suite with a luxury en-suite shower room and a further en-suite bedroom. Off the Great Room is separate access to the plant room which also has a water softener unit as well as the zoned underfloor heating controls, Air Source pump and the backup gas boiler.

First Floor Accommodation

The first-floor landing has an open stud wall with toughened safety glass looking down into the great room. The principal suite is particularly well proportioned with a luxurious en-suite incorporating a freestanding tub as well as a generous size shower. There are three further bedrooms, including a further en-suite room. All the showers are of generous size and the first floor has the benefit of radiator heating.

Cart Lodge/Ancillary Building

As workshops go, the ancillary building has been refurbished to an excellent standard providing garaging for three vehicles and with adjoining rooms which could offer as excellent ancillary uses such as a home office, guest accommodation or a gym and storerooms. There is both a modern kitchen and shower room. Planning would be required for formal residency/use as an annexe. However, the main property has a suitable ground floor layout which could also provide separate living quarters, if needed. The building has its own Gas boiler for heating.


The property is situated on a good size plot extending in total to 0.4 of an acre. The approach is via the shared drive access for Rayne Hall where close boarded automatic entry gates provide access to the gravelled driveway. The remaining grounds comprise extensive Indian sandstone terraces from which to enjoy south and westerly aspects for the evening sunsets and expansive grass areas with fenced boundaries. The garden is ready for landscaping to taste and benefits from having a 2500 litre harvest rain water tank for washing vehicles and watering/irrigation purposes.

Agents Notes

  • Part of Land Registry Title Deed EX788573 (to be separately registered from Century Barn)
  • Grade II Listed Building Entry 1338152 Cartlodge and Stable Ranges
  • Grade II Listed Building Entry 1122769 16th Century Barn Conversion


Mains Drainage

Electric Air Source Heating

Gas Heating

Mains Water



EPC rating: C.

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