Converted barns are a very popular style of homes with house hunters longing for open-spaces and character.
A sea view is at the top of many buyer’s property wish-list but finding a sweeping panoramic, uninterrupted coastal view can be a challenge.
And this substantial stone barn complex on the top of a rugged cliff in the Vale of Glamorgan offers both.
But it might also be the perfect party pad too.
Attached to a characterful farmhouse is a complex of two barns that have been converted into two bars, a dance floor, seating areas and a large double-height room used for functions and events.
There’s even room in the garden for a marquee.
And what a view the guests to any event will get from the property.
Just a few meters away from the characterful stone garden wall is the Glamorgan Heritage Coast path and the jagged cliff-face of this stunning stretch of Wales’ coastline.
With the only obstruction to the incredible sea and sky views being the Welsh weather, there’s a picture perfect, uninterrupted aspect to admire from every window and every area of the garden.
Imagine stepping out into your garden to be greeted by breathtaking views in the summer and bracing sea breezes in the winter.
This is the view and location that a new owner will enjoy:
Clearly the coastal location, just outside the village of Southerndown, is not only incredible to enjoy as a homeowner but offers something special for guests and visitors too.
Just down the lane in one direction is Dunraven Bay and in the other direction Ogmore-by-Sea, where there are local amenities including shops and cafés as well as a sweeping, sandy beach.
Called The Barns at West Farm, currently the attached business barns are run as an events business including hosting small to medium sized weddings.
But there is potential for a new owner to set up a holiday lets business, transform the site to a multi-generational living site or even legally separate the two barns and sell them.
All options and changes, of course, would need planning permission.
The farmhouse itself provides a new owner with four reception rooms on the ground floor.
At the sea side of the property can be found a snug, a formal dining room and a sitting room.
The sitting room in particular oozes period character that a potential buyer might expect from an old farmhouse.
The space is enveloped by exposed stone walls, slate floors, ceiling beams and a vast inglenook fireplace as the central feature.
The snug can boast a huge log burner in the slate fireplace to provide a cosy second reception room during any winter storms when the wind rolling in from the neighbouring sea surrounds the property.
The dining room easily seats eight people as well as ample space for large statement pieces of furniture.
All these rooms have views out to sea that are breath-taking and distracting.
At the rear of the house there is a farmhouse style kitchen that is joined by an exposed stone wall and a ceiling rising to double height to ensure this room is characterful but also welcoming, with space dedicated to an informal eating area at the far end.
Next to the kitchen is a study area, again of a good size, but with views out over the pretty Welsh countryside to distract, it’s unclear how much work a new owner will actually get done in this appealing space.
Upstairs the house currently has three bedrooms, all with access to sea views directly from the pillow.
However just down the landing and accessed via the master bedroom is a generous single-storey split-level extension room that is currently set up as an office and bathroom.
This bonus space could easily become a fourth bedroom or an immense walk-in wardrobe and dressing room off the master bedroom.
The home is ripe for a new owner to come in and create their own interior design scheme based on their personal style.
The home also has three bathrooms that complete the inside accommodation.
Outside there is a generous garden and huge parking area all enclosed by a stone wall and all connected to the stunning sea views in front of them.
And so to the home’s unique neighbour.
The two stone barns are configured in an L-shape so although they are connected to the main house, they do feel and look like a distinct, self-contained property.
According to the estate agent selling the property, this commercial side of the sale offers a new owner dining areas, two bars, a dance floor, commercial kitchens, store rooms and guest toilets.
The outside space can accommodate a marquee for a wedding or event but on a day-to-day basis is also an incredible spot to enjoy an afternoon tea or family evening meal, as long as the weather behaves itself.
The barns are a flexible addition to the home, offering a new owner a variety of possibilities for their future that doesn’t necessarily mean choosing the easiest option of continuing the events business.
This location would be a prime spot to transform the events buildings into a luxury, characterful boutique hotel, convert to holiday lets or private apartments, create one huge and spectacular home or make Granny very happy by moving her into a dedicated annexe.
Or how about an amazing leisure complex for the farmhouse, with a swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and gym and the most impressive games and media room in the county?
If you have the £1.2m asking price, and the vision, The Barns at West Farm could be prove a great place to live and work.
Call the estate agent Savills at their Cardiff office on 029 2036 8915 to find out more.