Beautiful country house offering extensive versatile accommodation.
Commanding a central position in the village and within a Conservation Area, Church Farm is Grade II Listed and recorded as dating back to the mid-17th century.
The property is of local stone construction beneath a part pitch tile, part slate and part thatched roof, and has evolved over its history.
Restored to a meticulous standard about 10 years ago, the accommodation today incorporates the barn which is Grade II listed in its own right. The property successfully combines a wealth of period features with contemporary comforts. Features include large inglenook with former bread oven and copper still in situation, chamfered arch door way, stone mullioned windows, panelling, exposed timbers, flag stone flooring, window seats and shutters.
Crucial to the improvement works was the centrally positioned kitchen/breakfast/family room, the very core to family living, the very core to the house. The comprehensive restoration programme continued and included the creation of a light and airy reception hall and integration of the barn, itself providing a stunning drawing room with wood burner linked to the kitchen via the spacious dining room. At the other end of the house are more informal reception rooms including play room, games room and study, for working from home. The entire layout allows therefore for a large family to immerse themselves in spacious living on the ground floor plus guests can be entertained more formally at one end, whilst the family/ children can be enjoying their time at the other. These well-conceived interconnecting reception spaces lend themselves perfectly therefore to entertaining and family living.
There is attention to detail throughout with installation of underfloor heating, wood burning stoves, slate flooring, modern kitchen fittings with quartz tiling, quality decoration, carpeting, oak internal doors and partial double glazing.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Approached via a tree lined driveway with wooden gates, to a private gravelled courtyard, former farm buildings provide two garages, wood and tool stores. In addition is a workshop and stores with lapsed planning permission (10/02529/FU) and listed building consent (10/02590/LBC) to create a self contained annexe.
The grounds include manicured walled gardens with well stocked herbaceous boarders, yew hedging, fruit trees and outside entertaining areas. Additionally, there is separate gated vehicle access to the side garden.
This is well appointed, spacious living, ideal for those looking to work from home, a growing family and those who might be looking for additional accommodation for income stream or dependent relatives. It is a real inspiration.
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I was taken by the sheer amount of space this house has to offer, particularly the kitchen and seven reception rooms. More than enough space for a growing family and those wishing to work from home.Nick Rudge