A renovated period farmhouse, with outbuildings, in 1.3 acres of mature gardens and ground at the end of a lane in a splendid rural setting, just outside the market town of Crowland.
Empsoms Farmhouse is a striking and attractive red brick south facing period farmhouse in a superb rural position within gardens and paddock, arranged principally to the south of the house, of about 1.3 acres in total.
The house offers a sense of space and elegance and has been renovated since 2014. It has been electrically rewired, double glazed, with the loft insulated, together with the refurbishment of the kitchen, bath and shower rooms throughout. Nice touches, like Minton style flooring and exposed timber floorboards, accentuate the scale and elegance of the principal reception rooms, within which period coving and roses have been reinstated. The farmhouse offers a wealth of character, with tall windows which frame unobstructed southerly views over the gardens to farmland.
The front door, within an attractive open fronted porch, opens into the elegant dual-aspect 20' long drawing room, with high ceiling an open fireplace with an ornate surround, with a symmetrical 15' dual-aspect dining room alongside, spanning the south frontage of the house.
The stripped timber floored stairwell hallway links to the kitchen, a well-appointed room with Minton tile style flooring and a lovely fitted wooden suite, with island unit and granite worktops, incorporating integrated appliances and a Rangemaster cooker. A separate has access to a large pantry, and ensures that the kitchen is the centre hub of this home. An inner hall leads from the kitchen past a ground floor shower room and study/ bedroom six, to the third formal reception room, the equally impressively proportioned triple aspect sitting room.
The first floor landing accesses the a principal bedroom with en suite bath/shower room and four further large double bedrooms, which are served by a newly fitted full-suite family bathroom.
The house is largely surrounded by open farmland in a secluded setting, adjoining Empsoms Farm itself. The gardens and paddocks amount to about 1.3 acres in total.
Gravelled parking is provided to the north of the house, along the length of the property, whilst the landscaped gardens lie to the south and east of the house. There are covered patio areas for outdoor dining, extensive lawns for children and ball games, and potential for a paddock. The outbuildings offer excellent potential for equestrian use or additional livestock, including a detached brick-built block with two stables, a storeroom and two garages, and a separate detached stable within the fenced garden ideal for keeping chickens.
A brick outbuilding range lies across the driveway to the north of the house, backing onto the neighbouring farmyard. The range offers garage and stable stores, but the owner has had plans drawn up for the creation of an ancillary one-bedroom annex, or home office suite within them.
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I love the position of this beautiful farmhouse, at the end of a lane next to a farmyard, with largely uninterrupted views, yet just a couple of miles from a good market town - I can quite imagine returning home of a summer evening and enjoying incredible sunsets from the terrace with a single malt!James AbbottProperty agent