Delightful farmhouse surrounded by National Trust land.
Smalldean Farmhouse is a charming brick and flint farmhouse in a superb setting surrounded by National Trust land, providing countryside views from all aspects. The house is believed to date back to about 1835 and benefits from a delightful garden, orchard, paddock and outbuildings including a large stable block providing garaging, storage and a wonderful open play barn. About 1.5 acres in all.
The front door opens into the reception hall with stairs to the first and lower ground floors, and quarry tiling extending to the rooms at the rear of the house. The ground floor accommodation offers three well proportioned reception rooms and the kitchen/breakfast room all enjoying stunning views. Located off the reception hall to the front of the property is the morning room, with a fireplace and open fire, flanked by fitted cabinetry, and across the hall is the dual aspect family room with a fireplace and wood burner. The kitchen is equipped with a good range of units complemented by wood worktops. Appliances include a gas cooker and an integrated dishwasher, with space for a fridge and there is room for a table. The dining room overlooks the garden with a charming brick fireplace with wood surround, and built in storage either side. To the rear of the house is a utility room, with an excellent range of storage units, worktops and with space and plumbing for appliances. A door gives access to the rear garden, and across the hall is a lobby area, ideal as a boot room, and leads through to a cloakroom.
Stairs to the lower ground floor lead to a study, which offers a wonderful flexible space, and a wine cellar.
On the first floor, the landing is generous and leads to four good sized double bedrooms, all benefiting from beautiful far reaching views. Three of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and feature fireplaces. There are two bathrooms, one with a bath and airing cupboard, and one with a shower cubicle.
Smalldean Farmhouse is approached over a gravelled driveway with parking for several cars. The grounds and gardens are a delight with lovely far reaching views. The formal garden wraps around the house on three sides and is beautifully tended with well stocked beds and borders. The area is largely laid to lawn interspersed with trees, and high hedging provides privacy and seclusion. To the rear is an apple store and a workshop, ideal for outside storage. A gate from the garden opens into the orchard with a variety of fruit trees including apple, cherry, damson, walnut and plum. There is also a fruit bed with blackcurrants, berries and asparagus, together with a productive vegetable garden in the far corner. Across the road is a paddock, approaching half an acre, and a wonderful large oak framed barn, consisting of a lock up garage, loose box, wood store, a large open sided play barn and an enclosed storage area.
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Please note that none of the services have been tested.
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Stunning Chilterns farmhouse with grounds, outbuildings and lovely countryside views.Chris Moorhouse