Delightful family living in a glorious rural setting.
Historical records suggest Coddimoor Farm was once a 12th to 13th century hermitage that was probably absorbed by Snelshall Priory. It is understood that the current ponds
may well have replaced much earlier, possibly medieval ponds, typical of a Priory at that time.
Approached along a drive to the front of the house, Coddimoor Farm enjoys a rural position, adjoining farmland and overlooking countryside.
The original house is of brick and timber construction with later rendered additions under a clay tile roof.
Coddimoor Farm has been under the same ownership since 1984 over which time it has served as a wonderful family home.
On arrival the house has a lovely, friendly and inviting atmosphere emanating a real sense of calm. The house flows off in all directions from the central galleried reception hall making it ideal for family and entertaining.
Internally, numerous period features still remain including an inglenook fireplace, exposed timbers, four panel internal doors, brick and timber stud work and wood parquet floors.
Recent work to the property has involved the creation of a guest bedroom suite on the ground floor, addition of the garage block and one bedroom flat over, ideal for guests, groom or live-in staff and extensive landscaping outside.
Whilst carefully maintained, the incoming buyer may wish to modernise the kitchen and some of the bathrooms.
Many of the principal rooms have a lovely aspect on to the garden, particularly a generous farmhouse kitchen and breakfast room with views to the east over paddock grazing. The kitchen and breakfast room has extensive built in units, Aga and ample space for informal dining, with a door off to sitting room and a door to the inner lobby with access to larder, boot room and laundry. Glazed doors on to a decked area overlook the rear garden, ponds and fields.
Stairs rise to the galleried landing from where doors lead off to the principal bedroom with walk through dressing room/study and a bedroom currently used as an office/study; guest bedrooms which are generous; three further bath/shower rooms.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
There are extensive landscaped gardens and grounds in keeping with the style and age of the property with herbaceous borders and beds, paved entertaining areas, extensive lawns and spinney areas. A series of naturally fed ponds amongst a wooded glade.
An En Toute Cas hard tennis court lies to the south and is in need of re-surfacing. Summerhouse on revolving track.
Triple garage with automatic up and over doors with further storage to the rear. From here there is access to the one bedroom flat above plus gardener's WC.
Timber barn, green house and stores.
Various equestrian facilities including large modern agricultural barn measuring 60ft x 60ft comprising nine loose boxes and extensive storage. Hard standing. Light, power and water are
connected. The drive leads to the main house, but also branches off to this barn, thus separating the equestrian day to day running from the house and therefore making it ideal for livery or other uses. Outdoor school and further timber barn.
Extensive paddock grazing of about 16 acres with post and wire fencing and water.
In all about 23.77 acres.
In summary Coddimoor Farm offers space, privacy, views and a lovely destination to bring up a family with access to excellent local state and independent schools.
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This rural property has a real sense of space and privacy.Nick Rudge