Grade II listed timber-framed open hall house dating from about 1400 with additions in 15th, 19th & 20th centuries
Culmer Farmhouse is a charming Grade II listed former open hall house, dating from about 1400 with later additions in the 15th, 16th, 19th and 20th centuries. This comfortable country house offers well-balanced family accommodation with many fine period features, including inglenook fireplaces in the main reception rooms, an abundance of exposed oak beams and a fine crown post in the main bedroom, all set in about 2.64 acres. The house is approached through a pair of electrically operated gates. From the driveway there is an attractive walkway leading to the front door. The main outbuildings provide garaging and useful storage space, with the possibility of being converted into further accommodation (subject to planning permission).
The main reception rooms are fine rooms set on the south side of the house and are centred around a large York stone paved terrace, creating a sheltered entertaining area during the summer. The well proportioned kitchen/breakfast/family room was remodelled by Smallbone and incorporates an Aga with views over the gardens. The sizeable main rooms are all ideal for family living and entertaining. There is a door that leads to the utility room, snug and guest cloakroom. The extensive bedroom accommodation features a master bedroom suite with bathroom, vaulted ceiling and dressing area, five further bedrooms and three bathrooms.
The wonderful gardens are thought to have been designed by Gertrude Jekyl, they are well established and contain a wealth of mature shrubs and plants. There is a raised York stone terrace with stone steps leading down to a stone pathway. The formal gardens are predominantly walled and edged with deep and well stocked borders featuring a splendid variety of shrubs, ornamental trees and flowering plants. Set just beyond the east of the house is a magnificent magnolia tree. A wrought iron gate leads to a Lily pond. To the north of the house, surrounded by lawns and impressive specimen trees, is a heated swimming pool set into a paved surround. Set beyond a mature conifer screen is a hard tennis court and a gate leading to the paddock. There is a delightful two storey granary and a barn providing garaging for numerous cars.
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Beautiful village home brimming with period features set in 2.64 acresAlastair Mercer