Spacious & beautifully presented detached Grade II listed farm house, set in west-facing, part-walled gardens in a tranquil location, on the edge of the sought after village of Plaxtol.
Bartons Farm, one of the oldest properties in the village, is a beautifully presented period farm house with Kentish Ragstone elevations, enjoying views towards the Bourne Valley. Built in 1373 with later additions and situated in a semi-rural hamlet on the edge of the popular village of Plaxtol, within a designated Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Arranged over three floors, the light, versatile and well-proportioned accommodation provides ideal areas for entertaining and family living, with character feel combined with contemporary styling to great effect. Stables & additional land is available by separate negotiation.
Salient points include, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, multiple fireplaces including a magnificent inglenook fireplace, wood flooring, multi pane windows, a stylish bespoke kitchen and modern bathrooms suites. Also of note are the superb, west-facing, part-walled gardens, which provide a high degree of privacy, together with extensive gardens including an area of lawn, formerly a grass tennis court and croquet lawn, and driveway parking for several vehicles. In total, the plot amounts to about 1.5 acres.
The principal reception rooms comprise a generous, triple aspect sitting room with an adjoining study area and a magnificent inglenook fireplace with a wood burner, a home office/snug with built-in book cases and a feature wood burner and a dining/family room, currently utilised as a games room, with exposed ceiling timbers and a door to the rear terrace and gardens beyond.
The impressive kitchen/breakfast room features a striking vaulted ceiling, allowing light to flood the room. The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke range of base units, integral appliances, and an Aga. A real feature to the kitchen/breakfast room are the bi-fold doors opening onto the south and west facing terraces providing a choice of terraces ideal for al fresco dining.
An adjoining utility/boot room providing further storage, space for appliances and access to outside, and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.
From the entrance hall, a set of stairs leads to the cellar, currently utilised as wine storage. Subject to the necessary consent this space could be converted into a variety of versatile rooms such as a cinema room, home office, gym, studio etc. An external door and staircase rise to the side of the property.
Arranged over the first floor is the principal double aspect bedroom, which has built-in storage and is served by a well-appointed en suite bathroom.
There are two further double bedrooms on this floor and a modern family bathroom, with a walk-in shower.
A staircase rises to the second floor with a stylish bathroom and two further double bedrooms.
The property is approached via a gravelled driveway, with parking for multiple vehicles. To either side of the front door, there are areas of lawn, flanked by established borders planted with spring bulbs and herbaceous shrubs.
The rear garden is a real feature and provides a lovely backdrop to the property. A paved and gravel terrace wraps around the property, providing an array of excellent south and west facing areas for al fresco entertaining. A set of steps leads to a charming, part-walled garden, with borders planted, with an abundance of perennials, spring bulbs and shrubs, all providing year-round colour.
A wisteria arbour leads to a wrought iron gate, which provides access to an expanse of lawn, with a wide variety of mature, specimen trees and bluebell wood to the boundary, providing a high degree of privacy. There is an adjoining area of lawn, previously used as a grass tennis court and croquet lawn and in total, the plot amounts to about 1.5 acres.
Agent note: Neighbouring property has a right of way to access their property via Bartons Farm driveway
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I love the charming character features of this home, not to be outdone by the setting and countryside views.Jamie WilliamsProperty agent