Renovated barns set in water meadows offer a new take on retirement livingGo back
Published in Wiltshire Life Monday 1st February 2021
FOR MANY people, lockdown created a space in which to reconnect with nature. As we start to see the possibility of a return to old behaviour patterns, many people, especially the older generation with time to spare, are re-evaluating the way they live and looking to avail themselves of the happiness found outdoors.
Just one mile west of Salisbury cathedral lies Petersfinger Farm, a development by Cognatum of four immaculately renovated 18th and 19th Century barns that sit peacefully in 37 acres of water and wildflower meadows and orchards leading down to the River Avon.
The traditional construction of the barns has been lovingly restored by craftsmen to bring them up to current building standards whilst retaining the patina and beauty of the original buildings. The philosophy is to provide the young retired with a lasting uncompromised home that offers the ability to adapt to changing needs.
Airy ceilings with exposed beams and oversized French doors are combined with underfloor heating, wide doorways, step-free single storey living, walk in step-free showers, gently rounded corners to bathroom and kitchen units, movement triggered floor lighting and ceramic slip-resistant floor tiles to bath / shower rooms. A charger-ready parking space is adjacent to each property. BT Fibre cables direct to each property give unrivalled broadband speeds.
The terraces and oak-framed and glazed loggias provide for year-round outside living, while the River Avon with 300 metres of private river frontage and summerhouse is a level 600 metre walk. Access to Salisbury city centre is by level cycle and footpaths or Park & Ride.
Prices for the barns start at £699,950.