The Old Pig Shed in Greatham - Sussex barn conversion
PUBLISHED: 09:01 29 December 2014 | UPDATED: 16:30 20 March 2015
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The Old Pig Shed, Greatham is a glorious barn conversion in an unparalleled rural location
This five-bedroom family home was converted by MH Architects in Chichester for the Spurr family.
Guy Spurr grew up in West Sussex, and when he and his wife decided to move back they found this unconverted barn in the West Sussex Gazette. When the Spurrs bought the property in 2001 the country was in the midst of the Foot and Mouth crisis and the herd of cows that was on the property could not be moved.
The property was designed in a Scandinavian, minimalist style that according to the Planning Permission needed to retain the original footprint of the building.
Part of the property’s charm is the privacy it offers: “We have the Wildbrooks on one side and 300 acres of asparagus on the other,” says Guy Spurr, who adds that his children enjoy the land by climbing trees and exploring ditches. Wildlife-spotting opportunities are many, with deer often approaching the house and birds of prey wheeling overhead. “We have been here for 10 years and the views still take your breath away.”
Apart from the odd little thing, we wouldn’t have changed anything about the house itself. The main living area is pretty huge and that’s where we all tend to gather, while the bedrooms are relatively small – but that’s the way we live our lives.
The Old Pigshed has many interesting features including internal and external copper cladding, exposed beams and Lutron mood lighting.
The bedrooms form their own wing and include a main bedroom with two walk-in wardrobes, a garden room and an extremely well-fitted bathroom/shower with an impressive oval shaped bath. There are four further bedrooms and a well fitted family bathroom.
On the east side of the property is a delightful hard landscaped garden area and a vegetable garden. A separate studio building lies nearby with lovely views to the south. There are three stables, with store barn and tack room.
The land provides the perfect setting, with paddocks close to the house and a bluebell wood opening up to brookland pasture with breathtaking views along the South Downs.
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