16th Century Grade II listed farmhouse in 9 acres with outbuildings.
Ivy Farm, which is believed to originally be a timber framed open hall' dating back to circa 1500, with 19th C additions, has undergone a sympathetic renovation to create a welcoming family home with income opportunities. Careful attention to preservation has been implemented by using traditional materials whilst offering a mix of modern convenience with the charm of the period. With five bedrooms including the principal bedroom being at one end of the floor with an en suite bathroom and an ideal guest bedroom at the opposite end complete with en suite and dressing room and a further central family bathroom, the property makes an excellent family home allowing flexible accommodation as desired. Period oak floorboards run the length of the first floor.
Throughout the property CAT 5 network cabling is installed to allow for modern technology demands, including high speed internet, and new remotely operated night vision CCTV, burglar alarm and zone heating systems are in place.
The property is being offered chain free.
The secluded property is approached via a sweeping driveway through mature cottage gardens with established shrubs and leads up to the front entrance to the property. The drive then extends via a further gate and duck pond, leading to the barns and outbuildings and serving the rear entrance to the house. To the West is a separate farm driveway bordering a meadow grass paddock with a large established wildlife pond. The second paddock runs to the East behind the property and main barns. The paddocks are currently let out to a local farmer for sheep grazing this arrangement can stay in place if desired.
The formal gardens behind the house face south-east and comprise of York stone patio entertainment area, lawned expanse and a variety of mature trees and shrubs facing towards the rear paddock. On the south side of the house is an attractive conservatory again overlooking the garden. Situated on the north side of the formal garden is a small part converted barn with power and water, which makes an ideal summer house. Behind are two walled cut flower and herb gardens. Heading east away from the formal garden is a Victorian cattle barn, leading to an orchard with an assortment of established apple and plum fruit trees.
Irrigated flowerbeds circle the house, with country cottage perennials and formal box hedging.
The outbuildings are all situated on the North side of the house and comprise a large Victorian brick barn offering potential conversion. Closer to the house is a cart barn currently used as garaging. This barn has a part converted first floor which offers potential to create a separate home office or accommodation away from the property. Subject to the necessary planning consents the outbuildings could offer a possibility to create an income if converted into holiday lets or business facilities. These barns have power and ethernet connected.
The further outbuildings comprise a substantial corrugated former cow and tractor barn with wide opening doors at either end. Attached is an open pole barn ideal for hay storage. There is a further garden tool store and workshop in the old stable and tack room adjoining the house with power connected.
The gardens and grounds in all extend to 9 acres (est).
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I was thoroughly impressed with how the current owner has managed to stay true to the period of the house with a real attention to detail in the careful undertaking of the modernisation works.Tom Clayton