A characterful thatched farmhouse, set in an idyllic rural location on the edge of the village of Stockland, within the Blackdown Hills AONB.
The property dates from the early 17th Century, constructed of rubble stone and cobb under a thatched roof, which was re-thatched in 2021. The house offers accommodation over two floors, brimming with character and original features throughout.
On the ground floor there is a cross passage hallway, with storage cupboards and staircase to the first floor. Three reception rooms include a snug/sitting room, a large sitting/dining room with substantial inglenook fireplace and exposed beams. an inner hallway, with secondary staircase and cloakroom, provides access to a study and further to the delightful kitchen/breakfast room, with bay window overlooking the garden.
From the kitchen/breakfast room, there is access to a utility room and further to a workshop area, which have the potential for further development, possibly to a self-contained annexe, subject to the necessary consents.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, the principal bedroom suite having a dressing area with fitted cupboards and an en suite shower room. On the landing, two cloakrooms and two guest bathrooms complete the first floor layout.
Outside, the gardens and grounds are a delight, offering a great amount of privacy and seclusion, amongst large areas of lawn, mature shrubs and borders and a significant selection of specimen trees creating the atmosphere of an arboretum.
Within the grounds there is a stream and two medieval ponds as well as the detached garage buildings and a further selection of outbuildings. In all, the property extends to just over 5 acres.
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Period charm in this wonderfully private setting make this a truly special rural retreat.Chris CliffordProperty agent