A beautiful and traditional family home with stunning views in a rural but accessible location with extensive gardens, paddocks and traditional farm buildings ****NO CHAIN***
Originally a traditional long house of brick construction under a slate roof, the house has been extended over the years to form a lovely large family home with an extensive array of accommodation. In recent years the house has had a tremendous amount of investment in improvements providing a traditional farmhouse that is very energy efficient, with a band B EPC. With the advantage of not being a listed building works have included re-wiring, a new boiler, replacement of all windows, Recticel insulation boarding, chimneys have been lined and a new septic tank. We are informed all improvements are fully certified.
From the courtyard, a side door leads into a lobby, and then into an inner hall. The farmhouse kitchen is located to the right hand side, a spacious kitchen with a central dining table, original quarry tile floor and exposed beamed ceilings. Adjoining the kitchen is a fantastic, spacious pantry. The hallway then leads into the main, central entrance hall. This would have been the main hall from the front door, however this door now leads into the conservatory, with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. The cellar is accessed from a door in the main hall, a useful space ideally suited for wine storage. Off the hall is the main living room. A large light room with dual aspect windows with views to the surrounding gardens and countryside beyond and a log burner. The living room leads into the dining room, with a second access directly to the central hall. The dining room has a log burner and is a superb space for entertaining. From the dining room is a door into the sun room, with French windows overlooking the garden.
There are two further reception rooms on the ground floor to include a day room with a log burner, and a music room or more informal sitting room. There is a rear lobby with external door to the side of the house, and adjoining this a utility housing the washing machine and a sink.
The stairs lead to a central landing, with two lovely spacious double bedrooms on the left hand side, and a useful walk in store cupboard directly in front. On the right hand side is a family bathroom. At the end of the landing, on the left hand side is the principal bedroom with ensuite bathroom and on the right hand side a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. There is another bedroom that is accessed from a second stair case in the day room, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
The property includes extensive and landscaped gardens to the side and rear with level lawns, terrace and herbaceous beds. A stone 'ha ha'' wall delineates the end of the formal gardens which lead onto an orchard with a range of mature trees and moat with central island. Vegetable beds with associated potting sheds and greenhouse are situated adjacent to the large well stocked orchard with fruit and walnut trees.
Adjacent to the property is a partially covered brick set courtyard, with original well and providing access to an external WC, workshops and the room housing a fitted hot tub and sauna. There are a useful range of outbuildings providing space for workshops, potting sheds, garages and stabling.
The main yard is enclosed by an extensive range of brick outbuildings which offer great potential for a number of different uses, including conversion to residential or commercial use subject to obtaining the required consents. To the rear of the house is a more modern range of buildings which could be used for equine, workshop or storage purposes. A separate access leads to a stackyard with a large Dutch barn and access to the land. The outbuildings are further described in the attached schedule/plan.
The property is set within approximately 13.81 acres (5.59 ha) of gardens, grounds and land. Adjoining the yard is a gently sloping paddock laid to pasture and extending to circa 9.93 acres (4.02 ha). The land has a separate access onto the council maintained lane as well as a water supply.
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A superb opportunity to buy a wonderful farm house in a stunning settingPeter Daborn