Classic Farmhouse and Stable Block containing apartments in picturesque location
This classic c.200 year old two-storey Farmhouse has retained its former glory owing to its authentic restoration. The Stable block also underwent the same experience and now houses three apartments and a further potential apartment; all restoration has been carried out sympathetically to this period property. The Farmhouse and the adjacent converted Stable Block house many original features that are still intact such as the twisted oak beam in the kitchen, concealed staircase and handcrafted cornice in the main sitting room; these are all extremely unusual and possibly unique as they reflect the rich history of the property.
The Farmhouse comprises of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a sitting room, living room and a large kitchen/dining room. Central heating is oil fired; this is augmented by a woodburning stove which creates a really cosy atmosphere in the main sitting room. The converted Stable Block hosts three apartments and one further potential apartment which contains suitable space for an office or studio.
The Farmhouse - Ground floor
The plans illustrate that the Farmhouse is entered through the front porch and on into the kitchen/dining room. The twisted Oak Beam in this kitchen once rested over an open fire where meals were cooked in large pots hanging from a crane; this is the Farmhouse's main connection to the past and was uncovered during the restoration of the kitchen. The main sitting room is a comfortable size and includes a woodburning stove for those cosy winter evenings; its window looks out over the courtyard and grounds. The hand sawn cornice at the junction between the ceiling and the walls is another reminder of the house's history.
The living room hosts French doors which turn this room into a sunroom; outside birds come close to the French doors to avail of the hanging feeders. Woodpeckers are regular visitors to the feeders. Swallows migrate here every year to rear their young within the outbuilding roofs whilst many other birds live here all year round. The French doors enable views of Ballinacor mountain to the rear of the property and another window frames the courtyard and the distant hills that surround the front of the property providing wonderful views.
Also on the ground floor is the master bedroom, entered from the living room through a small hallway with a bathroom to the left. Once the hallway door is closed this master bedroom with its own ensuite is an oasis of peace; this bedroom is brightly lit by its three large windows which enable views out over the courtyard and grounds and on to the distant fields and hills.
Construction of a rear extension has commenced (foundations and rising walls exist). This potential extension has been designed to have a ground floor area of marginally less than 40 sq.m. which allows it to be constructed as exempted development' i.e., planning permission not required. This extension could house a fully glazed single living space with incredible views out over the fields and beyond.
The Farmhouse - Second floor
The hidden staircase from the kitchen to the second-floor bedrooms and the bathroom hosts original wooden wall panelling; these panels were, before the restoration were layered with years of old wallpaper. Once on the landing upstairs, to your right there are two bedrooms of a reasonable size with windows that look out over the courtyard and grounds. These two bedrooms share a family bathroom, which has a large bath and a separate shower.
The Stable Block
The Stable block is situated to the left of the Farmhouse; it has rear/side single storey extensions and the block hosts three apartments and a further potential apartment or a studio/office, ideally set up to work from home. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms are included within this potential apartment. A total of five bathrooms are located within the Stable Block. Each existing apartment has a woodburning stove; and 3 apartments are also served by electric storage radiators which are economical as they run on night rate electricity.
BER Details - BER D2