A much loved country house and barns set amidst 12 acres.
Description This well loved family home and farmstead offers exciting opportunities and possibilities. Built in 1853 by the Buckland Estate with later additions, the house is constructed of stone with brick quoins under a Stonesfield slate roof.
Detailed features of the house include; tall ceilings, large 16 pane sash windows, wooden shutters, Dentil cornicing, scalloped alcove shelving, deep panelled door reveals and marble mantelpiece in drawing room. A delightful wrought iron porch with large flagstones under a slate roof welcomes you.
The three principal reception rooms all open directly from the hallway. Both the drawing and sitting rooms are dual aspect with working fireplaces and the sitting room has French doors opening to the south facing rear garden.
A corridor leads down to the large utility/boot room which has doors to both sides of the house. This leads on to the kitchen, with its Aga, wooden units and walk-in larder, and then on to the family room. The self-contained annexe has its own access from the yard and direct access from the utility room.
A pleasing wide staircase with sweeping oak handrail rises to the galleried landing with views down the tree lined drive. The dual aspect principal bedroom enjoys south and east facing views. The large dressing room has built in wardrobes to one wall and the bathroom leads off. On the other side of the landing is the guest bedroom with a large en suite bathroom.
There are two further bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. A door opens to a staircase to the second floor. This is presently arranged as separate space for teenagers with two further bedrooms, a sitting room and a bathroom.
The south facing gardens are interspersed with stone walling, beech hedging, flower beds and a mature copse of mixed trees.
The lime tree lined drive leads on to the main yard, enclosed by stone walling. The large stone barn, with roof timbers intact, stables, stores and garaging surround the yard with the Dutch barns lying beyond.
There is plentiful hard standing, both in the yard and at the end of the drive. The pond, fed by a tributary of the Thames, is a delight with its island and duck house.
A bridge spanning the lake provides a second access into the yard. Paddocks lie beyond with easy access to the river, just half a mile away.
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There will undoubtedly be many buyers dreaming of a tucked away farmstead they can put their mark on and turn into a dream home for them and their children, well here it is! A charming farmhouse with fields, woods, big barns and a long, tree lined, drive. Perfect.Charles Elsmore-Wickens