Kings Barn is one of several residences converted from a range of traditional stone and tile farm buildings in 2004. Finishes are to a high standard throughout with extensive use of Oak providing a charm and character, reminiscent of a shooting lodge. The accommodation is so arranged as to enable owners to live on the ground floor, accommodating guests on the first floor. An entrance hall with a part galleried oak staircase and stone floor gives access to a well appointed kitchen with board flooring, granite work tops with overlighting and a large purpose built dresser along one wall. The kitchen has sliding doors leading through to a spectacular living room/dining room, with open trussed roof, woodburning stove, polished board floors, a triple aspect and French casements out to the garden. The hall also provides access to the cloakroom and the ground floor principal bedroom suite with a beamed ceiling and built in wardrobe. There is an ensuite bathroom with twin basins and stone flooring. On the first floor, the galleried landing is adequate to be used as a study area, and then there are two bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes served by a bathroom with separate shower.
Kings Barn enjoys a lovely setting adjacent to the church, and looking out over wooded farmland. Blackford is a small village made up of the most part of mellow stone and tile period houses and cottages, the type for which the immediate area is well known. The church is situated in the centre of the village. Facilities such as a pub, village store, garage and school are available in the neighbouring village of Charlton Horethorne. There are supermarkets in Wincanton, Castle Cary and Sherborne, and the regional centre of Yeovil is within easy reach by car as well. Many of the areas best known schools are within easy driving distance. The village is set close the Somerset/Dorset border, and not far from the ancient hill fort of Cadbury Castle. Those with an interest in outdoor pursuits are well catered for in the locality. The A303 can be joined at Wincanton, giving good access back to London and the home counties along the A303/M3 route. There is a main line railway station at Sherborne, connecting with London Waterloo, and Castle Cary connecting with London Paddington.