Period farmhouse in need of updating, and outbuildings with potential, set in about 13 acres.
Approached along a private drive Albury Farmhouse is surrounded by its own idyllic gardens and grounds. Constructed of brick beneath a pitched tiled roof, the property is thought to date back to the 1600s and believed to have been extended and remodeled in the 1760s, having evolved since over the years.
An entrance lobby opens to the reception hall. The dining room, with decorative alcoves, and drawing room, with open fireplace, both have French doors to the south facing terrace. The farmhouse kitchen with electric Aga and exposed timbers has doors to a pantry and utility room. The den/study with vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove is thought to have once been the milking parlour. There is also a rear entrance and cloakroom.
On the first floor the principal bedroom, ensuite bathroom and dressing room all enjoy views over the gardens and countryside beyond. There are four further bedrooms, (three double and a single), and two further bathrooms on the first floor. Stairs rise to extensive attic space offering scope to create further accommodation, subject to relevant consents.
There is a pretty raised granary, which is Grade II Listed and in need of repair. A brick outbuilding near to the house provides garaging and two stores.
Approached on a separate drive is a former farm yard with two barns, one timber with corrugated roof and the other a Dutch barn. In need of repair and attention, they are ideal for horses or other small holding livestock. The barns also offer potential for residential development subject to relevant consents.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds surrounding the farmhouse have been lovingly nurtured by the current owners. Extending to about two acres, terraces and lawns in the more formal garden then link up with a stream and small copse, specimen trees include red oak, ash, catalpa and a very old yew tree (TPO) they are a haven to wildlife such as kingfishers and barn owls.
The pasture has ancient ridge and furrow and has not been fertilised during the current ownership, allowing for wonderful wild flowers. There is water to the grazing fields, which extend to about 11 acres.
A swimming pool is now in disrepair having been redundant for many years.
Tucked away to the side of the property, near the garaging, is a fruit and vegetable garden, formerly most productive.
Having been in the same family for over sixty years, Albury Farmhouse is a most charming property in need of updating and offering huge potential. In a rural position, yet extremely well located, it offers a fabulous opportunity to the next lucky custodians.
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Having been in the same family for over sixty years, Albury Farmhouse is a most charming property in need of updating and offering huge potential. In a rural position, yet extremely well located, it offers a fabulous opportunity to the next lucky custodians.Nicky Quentel