Beautiful Grade II* listed family home.
The pleasing proportions of Home Farm House with its typically Georgian façade and red and blue patterned brickwork belie the history behind. The original timber framed house dates back to 1360 and forms the back of the property with a very different feel and atmosphere. The Georgian façade was added in 1760. The house sits back behind lawns and box hedging over a tributary of Ginge Brook. A cobbled path leads to the front door.
The hallway with its original Georgian tiled floor opens to the bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with its two door Aga set within the old red brick fireplace. Painted wood kitchen units under granite worktops house all Miele appliances. There is also a useful central island with oak top. Also off the hallway is the welcoming wood panelled sitting room, with sash windows overlooking the front garden and cricket pitch beyond, fireplace with a wood burning stove and bookshelves. The third door off the hall opens to the original part of the house. Timber frames and lime plaster line the hallway and rooms beyond. The delightful, generously proportioned reception room is filled with natural light from the south facing garden. Presently used as a dining room, it would make a stunning drawing room with its large open fireplace, oak block flooring and original style wood and metal windows. The rear hall also has a cloakroom and door leading to the garden. Stairs rise to the first floor with five bedrooms, three with en suite facilities, a family shower room, all arranged on varying levels mirroring the history of the building.
A separate Georgian staircase from the front hall, with its half landing and wood panelled detailing, leads to the principal bedroom suite, which is of particular note. The bedroom, dressing room (presently used as a study) and bathroom with separate shower, all look over the front towards the village green. Fitted wardrobes have been designed to be in keeping in the bedroom. A door usefully connects directly from the principal bedroom suite to the other five bedrooms. Stairs also lead up to the extensive attic space which is partially boarded.
Attached to the rear of the property are two self-contained annexes. Both with one bedroom, they are ideal accommodation for elderly relatives, an au pair or as useful rental income. Also attached is a generous sized laundry room/utility room and boiler room. Part of Home Farm House has been a successful bed and breakfast business. However, it happily presents as a large family home with no amendments required.
The gravel driveway with an oak framed car port opens to a delightful garden. Cobbled paths lead around a variety of well stocked herbaceous flowerbeds and a beautifully mature and arching pear tree. A terrace stretches the width of the house. A large storage room, workshop and pleasing studio room above are housed in a lovely red brick building at the rear of the garden. A lawned area leads on to a raised gravel terrace, ideal for family gatherings and entertaining.
Services: All mains services are connected. Gas central heating. Fibre optic broadband.
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Georgian houses are always striking, this lovely example is not only beautiful but also sits on the village green with views of the cricket pitch, how's that!Charles Elsmore-Wickens