Looking for a barn conversion?

February 19th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge

If you are looking for a barn conversion and want to be a short hop from central London Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford might be a place to focus your attention. Barn conversions can engender strong reactions. When you are looking it is good to consider the trade-off between the attractive features of living in a converted barn and its potential drawbacks compared to a conventional house. 

But if you have your heart set on a barn conversion you will no doubt be fond of its main advantage, the sheer sense of scale it offers. Many barn conversions have high vaulted ceilings, there is usually the opportunity for lots of glass and the full-height cart entrances of yesteryear offer opportunities to open up that space and have open-plan areas. Contemporary interiors in a period setting are often top of the wish list for those looking for a Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford barn conversion.

These contemporary interiors in period settings tend to appeal to ‘a younger, more modern-thinking buyer according to some. But they can also appeal to downsizers, as there is plenty of space for big furniture without the burden of lots of bedrooms. Lawlors can help you find the right barn conversion for you.

The other key attraction of barn conversions it that they are often situated in beautiful rural locations. Of course, it can be a wonderful dream to imagine creating your own conversion but permissions are tougher than they used to be. The conversions closer to London can be places where you would never achieve planning permission to build a new house these days.  There can also be enormous financial and emotional cost of converting a barn yourself. If you really think a barn conversion is for you, we can help you look at some that have already been converted in Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford.