Charming Grade II listed country residence of character with a self-contained 2 bed converted barn, equestrian facilities and set in idyllic grounds of about 6.5 acres.
Tan House Farm is a charming Grade II listed period property dating from the 16th century with later additions and set within a delightful rural location. The property is superbly presented throughout, with character features including exposed wall and ceiling timbers, oak doors, inglenook fireplaces and high ceilings. The self-contained two bedroom barn is an excellent addition to the property, together with the equestrian facilities, garaging and outbuildings. The house is surrounded by its own land with beautiful gardens, a duck pond and two paddocks and, in total, amounts to about 6.5 acres.
The front door opens to a porch with a storage cupboard and cloakroom, and leads to a spacious reception hall with an impressive inglenook fireplace, bookshelves, an outlook to the front and a charming oak mullion window.
The well-proportioned reception rooms provide both formal and informal entertaining areas. The impressive drawing room double aspect has attractive views over the garden and double doors to the side terrace. There is a fireplace with wood burning stove and an attractive range of fitted bookshelves. The dining room has a superb double height vaulted ceiling, with wonderful views towards the duck pond and gardens with direct access to the terrace. The sitting room has views over the front garden and features an impressive inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove.
The well-proportioned double aspect kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a comprehensive range of base units, a wine rack and separate larder cupboard. Tiled work surfaces incorporates a double butler sink. Appliances include a four oven electric Aga, De Dietrich hob, Bosch dishwasher and space for a fridge freezer.
The adjacent utility room has additional storage, a butler sink, space for appliances and access to outside.
A staircase rises from the reception hall to the first floor landing which has open studwork overlooking the dining room.
The impressive vaulted master bedroom is double aspect with views over the garden and beyond, fitted wardrobes and a well-appointed en suite bathroom.
The guest bedroom has a fitted wardrobe and an outlook to the front, and is served by a charming en suite bathroom.
There are three further well-proportioned bedrooms, two of which are double aspect and all have wardrobes. One also has a wash basin set within a cupboard.
Completing the accommodation is a family bathroom and a separate shower room.
THE BARN - The converted barn provides excellent ancillary accommodation comprising a spacious entrance hall with glass front door and full height windows, together with a double height vaulted ceiling. There is a double aspect sitting room and a well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room and an adjoining utility room with storage and space for appliances.
Arranged over the first floor are two double bedrooms, one served by an en suite bathroom, the other an en suite shower room.
Attached to the barn and approached from the outside is a gardeners W.C., a wine store, an office and a double garage with a pair of double doors and a ladder to further storage.
THE EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES - There is a stable block comprising two loose stables, a post and rail enclosed sand school and two post and rail paddocks. The paddocks amount in total to about 4 acres.
OUTBUILDINGS - Within the grounds is a large garden implement store, a number of sheds, a greenhouse and a delightful Barbeque Hut' which is an enclosed timber building with bench seating and a central barbeque with chimney.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS - The delightful gardens and grounds provide a wonderful backdrop to the property with views over the adjoining countryside. There are wide lawns interspersed with trees and shrubs, with a paved path leading to the front door where well stocked beds are located enclosed by an attractive ragstone wall. The path continues around the house, culminating in two generous terraces providing ideal areas for al fresco entertaining. To one side is a
ragstone enclosed pool area with a swimming pool, pool house and plant room. Within the garden is a spring fed pond with a duck house and aquatic planting, together with a number of weeping willows. A stream continues through the garden with attractive bridges. There is a vegetable area with a number of beds, a greenhouse and garden sheds. There is an excellent children's play area comprising a timber climbing frame, cargo nets and zip wire. The established planting within the garden compliments the character of the house, with a variety of flowers and plants including climbing and shrub roses, hydrangeas, clematis, fruit trees, oaks, beech and established hedging.
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Such a lovely rural spot!Richard Smith