An immaculate period farmhouse with an annexe and garaging for five cars
Marsh Farm stands in a peaceful position and is surrounded by its grounds. The main house is thought to date from the late 19th century with more recent extensions and enhancements. A front porch leads into the entrance hall, with sitting room and dining/family room leading off. Both rooms have direct access on to the rear terrace. There is a cloakroom with shower and WC. The kitchen/breakfast room is superb, with triple aspect views, and connects to the utility room beyond. A rear hall links the house to the gravelled parking and gardens. Upstairs, the principal bedroom is quadruple aspect, with a dressing area and en suite shower room. French doors open onto the south-facing balcony that flanks the whole first floor. There are three further bedrooms, two with doors onto the same balcony, and a family bathroom.
Note there is planning permission to extend the first floor and create a single storey garden room (see notes below).
Double garage conversion opportunity
Specialist planning consultants Luken Beck of Southampton have advised the current vendors that the double garage adjoining the Utility Room can be converted to a use incidental to and as part of the principle house for example as a games room, home office, gym or sun lounge without the need for planning permission. The internal works of conversion including a doorway from the utility room would not constitute development for planning purposes. The same advise applies to the whole or part of the double garage. A copy of the Luken Beck planning consultants letter of advice can be made available upon request.
Annex & Outbuildings
Adjoining the house is an L' shaped run of outbuildings, comprising a double garage, car port, self-contained annexe and further triple garage. The high specification triple garage has an epoxy resin floor and is suitable for car collectors or further ancillary space to the house. The Annexe provides a separate dwelling, with kitchen/living room, bedroom and shower room. It provides excellent space to complement the main house.
The house is approached up a private hard surfaced lane owned by the property, leading into an expansive gravelled area for parking. The formal gardens and grounds are delightful, enclosed with mature hedging and providing privacy. There is a large south-facing terrace that flanks the rear of the house and links a number of ground floor rooms. Gently sloping lawns lead down to the summer house, which has been supplied with light, power and water, with a view to being a home office or studio. There is an all-weather tennis court, Alitex greenhouse and numerous garden and machinery stores. To the north of the house is the 1.25 acre paddock, with separate vehicular access, a field shelter and store.
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What I love about Marsh Farm is that you hardly know it's there! Whilst there are other properties down the driveway, there is ample privacy and the property provides so much amenity, particularly for car enthusiasts, given the high specification garaging.James McKillopProperty agent