A beautifully presented family home, set in just under five acres with a separate two storey barn and views across open countryside.
Horton House stands beautifully in its plot and is approached through newly-installed bespoke gates and across a sweeping gravel driveway. Stone edging and carefully placed external lighting has an impressive impact upon arrival.
The farmhouse is of brick construction with dressing stone details, under a tiled roof with symmetrical front façade. A great deal of attention to detail has been applied throughout the internal accommodation, creating a seamless link between contemporary living and period features.
The front door opens in to an entrance hall, off which the principal reception rooms are centred and there is access to the basement. The sitting room to the right of the hall is well-proportioned and the snug at the rear of the house provides another large reception space, suitable for a variety of uses. The open plan kitchen with dining and living area is most impressive. Flooded with natural light, and with doors to the garden, this is a perfect space for all the family to go about daily life. A utility area and cloakroom complete the downstairs accommodation.
On the first floor, the three large bedrooms all have en suite facilities, recently installed and of excellent quality. The principal bedroom has a free standing bath and a fitted dressing area.
The second floor has two further bedrooms and a family bathroom, all of which are accessed off a large landing, currently used as a dressing/storage area.
Outside, the substantial gardens wrap around the property and the remaining land (total: about 5 acres) extends beyond the house, predominantly in a north-easterly direction.
The detached two storey barn is located on the edge of the plot and has great potential, totalling over 2700 sq ft. Subject to the various planning consents being granted, potential uses include dependent relative living, use as a holiday let or as an ancillary leisure/business barn.
A title restriction exists on the barn, a full copy of which can be forwarded upon request.
Whilst all parties are advised to seek advice from their own solicitor, it would appear that there is no restriction on using the barn for ancillary purposes or that of home working or activity associated with it being a private residence.
Before 2035, a splitting off and selling of the barn separately would not be allowed, unless an agreement was reached with the beneficiary of the covenant.
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On my first visit to Horton House I was so impressed with its position - its location is so convenient for road access across the north west, yet you are surrounded by beautiful countryside and the welcome tranquility it offers.Charlie Kannreuther