The Hay Barn is a modern building in fabulous Somerset ten minutes from Bruton with outstanding eco credentials. Underfloor heating from a ground source heat pump, solar panels for hot water and water saving measures including a rainwater harvesting system and low flush loos are just some of the plethora of ecological features. Sustainable materials have been used wherever possible with LED lighting and a wonderful open fireplace in the sitting room. The heat exchanger provides cool ventilation through the summer and warm air in winter, while the large windows give solar gain. Off from the sitting room there is a large terrace, perfect for entertaining.
The house has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a huge double height sitting room and generous kitchen/dining room with French doors to the terrace. The ground floor has two of the five bedrooms, as well as a shower room, which is off from the utility room. The larger of the bedrooms has a door to the terrace. Upstairs the substantial main bedroom has a wraparound balcony, a double facing wood burner and bath within the bedroom, to look over the beautiful Somerset countryside from. Two further lovely bedrooms and a family bathroom are also placed to see wonderful views. Perfect space for a work / live lifestyle.
The house is finished with high quality modern design, was recently redecorated, and feels like a "Grand Design" type project. It has a good-sized garden at just under an acre with the majority lying between the house and the road. Mature trees give it a hidden away feel, there is plenty of space to develop a kitchen/flower garden and a useful family friendly outside area, still leaving plenty of parking available. There is potential for development in the large calving shed that sits between the house and the road for garaging, office, or a studio. It shares a drive at the moment with its sister house, The Studio, but this could easily be redesigned. All round a wonderful house and a chance for low impact eco living.