Lying on the fringe of Llangybi village in the picturesque and sought after Usk Valley is this superbly finished, recently converted barn, offering exceptional and versatile family accommodation. In November 2010 the Baker family purchased the barn, with planning consent and started a conversion that eventually led to this stunning property.
When the family started developing the barn they felt that more could be achieved than they had approval for so they re-applied and included a bedroom above the kitchen.
A planning application is not an easy thing to achieve and at one point the developers had to put everything ‘on hold’ until the new consent was granted.
The barn is situated next to a Grade 2 listed farmhouse so everything had to adhere to strict regulations. This process took almost 12 months and in the meantime the developers had taken on other work.
Eventually they returned to Llangybi to complete New House Barn and turn it into what it is now.
The barn has a contemporary design which runs beautifully alongside character features showcased in the 32’7″ x 17’10” lounge/dining room with its vaulted ceiling, exposing original beams with a glass fronted mezzanine overlooking the light and airy central living area. Under floor heating is installed throughout the ground floor.
Howard Baker, his son Glenn and two other tradesmen worked over a period of about 10 months to complete the project.
The kitchen was from Howdens with granite from Prostone in Ammanford, West Wales and was installed by a local self-employed carpenter. The windows were supplied by a local company, Uskvale Joinery and are hardwood.
The bathrooms were supplied by Hughes Forrest Limited, based in Newport, Gwent. Most of the other materials were also supplied by local companies.