A quintessentially English farmhouse with annex, traditional, barn, surrounded by 1.4 acres of grounds.
Talks Farm comprises two dwellings and a large barn, around a central courtyard with outbuildings, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and spacious grounds. It is configured to provide accommodation for two families, either for multi-generational living or to let part out.
The Farmhouse forms the principal part of the property, being a Grade II listed five bedroom farmhouse, of red brick elevations under a thatched roof. The thatch was re-done about 5 years ago. The layout provides some lovely reception rooms arrayed around the central farmhouse kitchen. There is a stylish dining room with high vaulted ceilings and access to the central yard. There is a nearby secondary kitchen, ideal for entertaining. Completing the ground floor is a utility room and ground floor shower room. Upstairs, there are five bedrooms, a family bathroom and further shower room.
The main farmhouse adjoins West Barn, also thatched, a lovely open-plan barn with vaulted ceiling, which runs along the western boundary of the property. Measuring over 12 metres internally, the barn provides the ideal space for a large party barn, workshop for those with large-scale hobbies or a studio. It has an inspection pit and two sets of double doors, opening in from the courtyard and out onto the lane behind. There is a live planning application (Ref:ENQ/21/20038 ERES) on the West Barn for insertion of new bi-fold doors and glazed timber screen into existing barn door openings behind existing doors.
North Barn got planning permission in 2015 for conversion to a residential annex, ancillary to the Farmhouse and provides the perfect foil to the principal home. It is light, modern, and open-plan, with traditional timber-frame construction, minimalist fittings and provides a range of options for an owner.
It currently provides an open-plan kitchen/dining room, sitting room, cloakroom, utility room with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor. One of the bedrooms is used as a home office and there is a third bedroom on the first floor.
Approached off the lane into a large central courtyard with ample parking, Talks Farm lies in a peaceful and rural setting. The gardens and grounds provide an idyllic setting for the property, with a thatched cob wall, deep floral borders and wide swathes of open lawn. There is a summerhouse and BBQ area. Once separated from the gardens by a fence but now open, the former paddock still has a water trough and creates an open space which is mostly left to go wild and occasionally mown.
There is a 3-bay carport with stores and a separate outbuilding, presently used as a music studio and games room.
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Talks Farm is pretty as a picture. I particularly love the garden with thatched cob wall.James McKillop