Bourne

A Grade II listed stone barn conversion in rural Lincolnshire, dating back to the 1800s, with sweeping countryside views and a home cinema has been listed for over £1.5 million.

The property, found on the edge of the village of Carlby between Stamford and Bourne, offers up five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a beautifully landscaped garden at a guide price of £1.65 million – see the full Fine & Country listing here.

The barn dates back to the 1800s and retains many original features, such as historic arches and original king post trusses, but also boasts a modern style throughout.

Hard not to admire the landscaping of the gravel forecourt and garden space. | Photo: Fine & Country

A home cinema room with a large projector screen provides an ideal space for family entertainment, while there is also ample opportunity to create a one-bedroom self-contained accommodation on-site.

Outside there is also a gated entrance with a large gravel forecourt for cars to park at, meaning you will never struggle for vehicle space if you invite guests over.

The property is secluded and private with access via a gated entrance. | Photo: Fine & Country

This is what the house looks like inside:

When tradition meets modernity. | Photo: Fine & Country

Down the hallway from the perspective of the entrance. | Photo: Fine & Country

A wonderful place to relax, the cinema room has a dropdown projector inside.| Photo: Fine & Country

Complete with five bedrooms, all boasting their own unique styles. | Photo: Fine & Country

The property has four bathrooms including a Jack-and-Jill shower room. | Photo: Fine & Country

A beautiful view out to your landscaped garden and patio terrace area. | Photo: Fine & Country

The spacious kitchen/breakfast room offers ample seating space. | Photo: Fine & Country

Traditional wooden beams in the Grade II listed converted building. | Photo: Fine & Country

Plenty of space for family time in the sitting room. | Photo: Fine & Country

The main living area of the property is open plan. | Photo: Fine & Country

Remnants of the building’s former self can be found in the design. | Photo: Fine & Country

Modern, integrated appliances for the kitchen diner. | Photo: Fine & Country

| Photo: Fine & Country

Just imagine looking out here with a drink in the summertime. | Photo: Fine & Country

A scenic backdrop at night. | Photo: Fine & Country

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June 8, 2022 3.32 pm

UPDATE – 3.58pm: We can now report that missing Ashleigh has been found safe and well.


Have you seen Ashleigh? The 33-year-old went missing earlier today from the Bourne area.

Ashleigh is a white male who is 6ft 5ins, with a stocky build. He has short strawberry blonde hair and has a short beard.

He was last seen wearing a long-sleeved t-shirt, and dark jeans.

If you have any information, please call us on 101 quoting incident 116 of 8 June. Or email [email protected] and include ‘incident 116 of 8 June’ in the subject line.

A fashion student from near Bourne in Lincolnshire has created a gender-neutral dress from tent fabric, inspired by a visit to a festival.

Grace Reeves is a final year Fashion Design student at Nottingham Trent University, who was motivated to create the piece when she witnessed a large number of tents being left over after a festival.

The 22-year-old, who is a vegetarian, created the dress to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in fashion and designed her branding in braille. She has tried to create the clothing to fit every size, calling it size U or Universal, and wants to limit the usage of plastic in her art and life.

Grace (centre) wants to change people’s perception of second-hand items. | Photo: Pushpita Chatterjee

It is also detachable so it can be transformed from high-end fashion clothing to a normal jacket, which Grace said gives “you more freedom”.

She said: “My concept is that life is a game, you can go to a party and later decide to climb a mountain in the same clothes. I really like versatility.”

Grace was inspired to create the piece when she saw a large number of tents being left over after a festival. | Photo: Pushpita Chatterjee

Grace’s work is on show for Nottingham Trent University’s art and design Student Showcase. This involved graduating artists and designers displaying their work as part of a public exhibition.

After her studies, she is hoping to set ups her own upcycling business with a focus on green design and minimal usage of virgin materials.

She said: “I want to change people’s perception of second-hand items by creating something technical and different.

“During my internship, it was sad to hear women complain that many clothes wouldn’t fit them due to their body size.

“It’s a shame that people don’t learn textile crafts in school and that’s the reason they throw away clothes, because they don’t know how to fix them.

“One of my goals is to make sustainable clothing more affordable. It makes me really happy that my clothes can fit anyone, regardless of their size or gender.”

Grace wants to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in fashion. | Photo: Pushpita Chatterjee

Emma Prince, Fashion Design course leader at Nottingham Trent University, said: “The design community is increasingly keen on making designs kinder to the planet.

“It is great how Grace includes a personal touch in her upcycling from waste textiles and highlights the importance of inclusivity within her practice.”

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