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The transformation of three old NI barns into £400K homes

Around 10 years ago, Connor Dinnsmore and his wife had a 4.5-acre site with 3 barns, planning to convert the site into a home for themselves.

Fast-forward and Mr Dinnsmore and his company Loft Estates have instead turned the site into a rural paradise with a view of Slemish Mountain, a waterfall and wildflower meadow.

Mr Dinnsmore said Loft Estates had set out to make the most of the natural scenic beauty around the Copper Barns development.

“It’s near an old quarry with a waterfall, and we’ve also created informal and formal gardens. We’ve encouraged a natural wildflower meadow around the three barns, and it’s also close to an ancient old hazel woodland and a grass paddock wooded area,” he explained.

The Copper Barns development

The Copper Barns development

He worked with McGarry-Moon Architects on restoring the barns and turning them into high-quality, desirable homes using salvaged black stone, sustainable timber and glass- which led to them winning an award for their efforts.

Michelle Wilson, Business banking manager at Danske Bank who part-funded the development, said: “The Copper Barns development is the latest project from Connor and his team and as ever they continue to innovate and excite.

“A combination of award-winning design coupled with quality driven construction has proven to be a winning recipe for the company and we are excited to see what they are planning next.”

Michelle Wilson, Danske Bank business banking manager and Copper Barns developer, Connor Dinnsmore

Michelle Wilson, Danske Bank business banking manager and Copper Barns developer, Connor Dinnsmore

Two of three converted barns on the site outside Broughshane have already been for around £425,000 each.

The remaining barn, with 3 bedrooms, is currently on the market for £465,000 and is attracting worldwide interest.

The homes also have “generous electrical specification” and wi-fi smart heating controls, along with other mod cons.

View this property here.