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Barn conversion with private fishing lakes

Barn conversion with private fishing lakes

Paize Barn is a Grade II listed thatched barn conversion in Devon offering 10 acres of woodland, gardens, pasture and two stocked private fishing lakes.

Key Facts

Two stocked private fishing lakes
10 Acres - Woodland, Gardens, Pasture & Lakes
Grade II Listed Thatched Barn Conversion
Generous Room Sizes - over 1800 sqft in Total
Detached Garage & Workshop
Potential for livestock or horses

Set down a long driveway with electric gate, this quintessentially Devon thatched barn conversion offers over 1,800 sq. ft of accommodation in a picturesque setting just outside the historic village of Sampford Courtenay.

This exterior of this Grade II-listed home showcases the period charm of the property, but the interior has contemporary finishes in the kitchen and bathrooms in particular, allowing the new owners to enjoy the best of both worlds – storied history hand in hand with modern convenience.

The ground floor is divided into two main generous spaces – the triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room to one end, and the living/dining room at the other end, with a downstairs WC and hall/study area completing this floor. The light-filled kitchen is the heart of the home, perfect for family dinners and entertaining – there is masses of worktop space – great for prepping big meals, as well as plenty of room for guests to gather (and be pressed into service!), including a built-in bench under one of the windows.

The L-shaped living/dining room has gorgeous wood flooring, and windows to the front and rear of the home, making it lovely and bright. It benefits from large patio doors opening on to the rear garden – perfect for enjoying the long range countryside views, and enabling an indoor-outdoor lifestyle in the warmer months. For chillier evenings, the log burner within the stone inglenook fireplace provides a cosy focal point.

Moving upstairs, the large principle bedroom is decorated in soft colours, and has an interesting small feature window to one end, showcasing the building’s heritage, and a much larger side window showcasing the gorgeous rural views. A range of built-in wardrobes and a spacious en suite tick practical boxes in a particularly stylish way. Beyond this room are three further bedrooms, with bedrooms 2 and 3 both being spacious doubles and enjoying the same gorgeous views as bedroom 1, and bedroom 4 overlooks the front of the property. This floor is completed by a modern family shower room.

Perfect angling retreat

Outside, there really is space to ‘play’ at this property, with 10 acres of varied terrain including gardens and meadow, an extensive vegetable plot with multiple greenhouses, a fruit cage and shed, an area of woodland and two lakes stocked with Common and Crucian Carp and Roach. The fishing lakes have a central walkway island for ease of access, and a great timber summer house on the bank – perfect for the anglers in the family to hide from the occasional rain shower. There is definitely potential to take further advantage of the land here, whether that is by expanding the vegetable plot into more of a smallholding scale, subdividing the areas of pasture into paddocks to keep livestock or horses, or further clearing some of the woodland undergrowth to improve access.

Paize Barn is located a short distance from the historic village of Sampford Courtenay which has a vibrant and active community in addition to beautiful traditional architecture and a popular 17th century inn. The village is approximately 6 miles from the town of Okehampton which offers a great range of independent shops and cafes, a fantastic public park with direct access to Dartmoor, primary and secondary schooling and convenient road and rail links to Exeter and on to London.


  • Porch
  • Hall/Study6.17 m x 1.93 m
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room6.15 m x 5.26 m
  • Sitting/Dining Room6.76 m x 5.31 m
  • Cloakroom1.93 m x 1.14 m


  • Landing
  • Bedroom 15.54 m x 3.23 m
  • En-Suite Bathroom2.95 m x 1.83 m
  • Bedroom 23.66 m x 2.82 m
  • Bedroom 33.89 m x 2.97 m
  • Bedroom 42.79 m x 2.11 m
  • Shower Room1.93 m x 1.78 m

Garage5.69 m x 2.41 m
Workshop Area5.69 m x 2.95 m

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