Is this family home in Gloucestershire the perfect modern barn conversion?

This house presents a beautiful blend of new and old, with a stunning contemporary wing added to an impressive converted barn

Knappings Barn is the perfect example of when modern design updates a period dwelling.  A charming historic barn has been updated with a contemporary Grand Designs' style extension.

Like more traditional barns? Take a wander around picturesque Roundhouse Barn in Cornwall

In the hugely sought after Charlton Kings district of Cheltenham, this characterful house comprises four bedrooms. The historic barn includes the kitchen, a family bathroom while the contemporary new wing has two bedrooms and a generous living room.

It's amazing what a modern extension can do to a period property...


knappings barn exterior

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From the exterior you can see where old meets new. The historic barn has been restored, while retaining period charm. The modern part has been thoughtfully constructed with materials to co-ordinate with the aesthetic of the exiting barn.

knappings barn

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The impressive extension has roughly doubled the property in size.


knappings barn kitchen

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There is a pretty kitchen/breakfast room opening in to a dining room. Situated in the original part of the house, the kitchen adds a modern touch with streamlined units. and the sitting room is in the contemporary wing.

Living room

knappings barn living room with couch with cushions and coffee table

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The living room features a homely log burner. The large windows and bi-fold doors, leading to the garden,make the space feel light and airy.

knappings barn lounge with couch with sofa

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knappings barn walkway with modern glass corridor

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The old and new buildings are linked seamlessly by a thoroughly modern glass corridor.


knappings barn bedroom with minimalist white walls and beige carpets

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The four bedrooms are split between the two wings of the house, with two in each. The bedrooms in the new extension are very simple with minimalist white walls and beige carpets.

knappings barn bedroom with white wooden beams

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The bedrooms in the existing wing of the house feature exposed wooden beams that scream character.


knappings barn bathroom with wall hung units and wood effect tiles on walls and floors

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The bathroom feels contemporary with wall hung units and wood-effect tiles on walls and floors.


knappings barn garden with log store

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Simple gardens surround the modern extension. A generous log store allows for plenty of firewood, stored ready for the log burner.

This impressive house is currently on the market with Savills, with an asking price of £799,950

Related: Take a tour of this beautifully renovated barn in Buckinghamshire

Could you see yourself living in this modern barn conversion?


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.