**Closing date Wednesday 14th October at 12noon** A characterful country house with beautiful garden, woodland and grazing.
Originally traditional farm buildings, Easter Meikle Fardle was converted into a comfortable five bedroom house about 26 years ago. The house has enormous character with its warm red sandstone walls, pretty dormer windows, decorative timber fascias and a large bow window at the front. Internally the house has a good mix of formal and family rooms all with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Easter Meikle Fardle is approached through stone pillars and electric wrought iron gates which open to a gravel driveway and a turning area at the front of the house.
Stone steps lead to the front door and double doors open into the porch which has space for coats and boots. The welcoming reception hall gives access to the formal rooms on the right and the family rooms to the left as well as the staircase, a WC and a secure under stair cupboard. To the right of the hall is the dining room. This is an impressive room spanning the width of the house with French windows opening to a terrace overlooking the garden at the rear of the house. Next to the dining room is a study lined with fitted bookshelves, and the drawing room. The drawing room with its ornate fire surround and beautiful bow window with window seat is an elegant and formal entertaining room. To the left of the hall is a bright L shaped open plan room with informal dining and seating areas adjoining the kitchen. The dining area is lit by one of three arched windows on the ground floor of the house that echo the shape of the original cart shed openings. There is a useful walk in drinks cupboard. The sitting area has a Jetmaster fire to keep things cosy in winter as well as double doors which open into the conservatory. The conservatory can easily fit more comfortable seating and a dining table and is a lovely place to spend time in the summer. The U shaped kitchen has cabinets with handmade timber lined drawers as well as cupboards and open shelves. It has an oil fired four door Aga, a ceramic hob, a built-in oven and a Belfast sink. Behind the kitchen is a pantry and larder as well as a utility/laundry room complete with clothes pulleys and an old Belfast sink. A door from the utility goes into the garage which was one of the original cart sheds.
On the first floor, the landing gives access to all five bedrooms. The principal bedroom is accessed via a useful lobby and has fitted cupboards and views over the back garden. The en suite bathroom has a bath and walk in shower as well a dressing room fitted with wardrobes. At the far end of the landing the main guest bedroom has an en suite bathroom and a wardrobe. Bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 are similarly sized double bedrooms with wash hand basins and built in wardrobes. They share a family bathroom. There are two linen cupboards on the landing.
The garden at Easter Meikle Fardle is a particular feature of the property. It is full of interest thanks to its distinct areas, each of which has its own character. These areas include an enclosed garden with deep herbaceous borders at the front of the house, a pretty seating area in the front courtyard surrounded by climbers and pots of colourful plants, a terraced seating area at the rear of the house and paths leading between clipped hedges down to an ornamental pond and water garden. Each section has been carefully planted to keep colour in the garden for much of the year. In addition to the formal garden there are various working areas with raised beds, fruit cages, a polytunnel, greenhouses, composting areas and a drying green. There is also a hen house.
Beyond the water garden and stretching eastwards from Easter Meikle Fardle is woodland of about 3.3 acres which has been planted during the last 20 years with a range of specimen trees including birch, oak, larch and rowan. Paths have been cut through the woodland and mown grass clearings make it easy to enjoy.
Beyond the woodland there is a grass paddock of about 2.2 acres which is fenced and served with water.
2 timber sheds
2 greenhouses and a polytunnel
Easter Meikle Fardle Lodge is a two bedroom cottage sitting adjacent to Easter Meikle Fardle, which may be available in addition to the main house only under separate negotiation. Please contact the selling agent for further details.
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Easter Meikle Fardle is simply a delight, with real character in the formal entertaining rooms. It is however, very much a comfortable and practical family home.Stephanie Clarke