Spacious Grade II Listed farmhouse incorporating contemporary converted barn with detached annexe and superb leisure facilities.
Old Farm is a delightful Grade II Listed village house cleverly adapted over the years to incorporate various outbuildings resulting in a pleasing mix of period and contemporary accommodation.
At the front, Old Farm provides two interconnected sitting rooms with fireplaces, a wood burning stove and a pleasant study with generous storage leading to a sun room/conservatory that opens onto the south-facing terrace.
The dining room, bespoke kitchen - which also opens onto the terrace, and a bathroom lead through to an impressive part-vaulted drawing room barn conversion. Bi-fold doors open onto the private and secluded south-west facing terrace and pool courtyard providing an ideal space for relaxing or entertaining. A utility room houses the pool equipment and has separate access to the courtyard. On the first floor the barn includes a shower room and two double bedrooms, one with a Minstrel's gallery style balcony overlooking this amazing space.
The vaulted kitchen, was designed in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh with triple lit glazed inserts and a mix of high gloss and walnut veneer floor and wall units - the latter having an automatic open/closing facility. There is a quartz worktop incorporating a one and a half bowl sink and breakfast bar; fitted appliances include a dishwasher, five ring induction hob, extractor, microwave, two chest level ovens and a space for a fridge/freezer.
On the first floor of the old farmhouse, the vaulted master bedroom has a fireplace, wide wooden floorboards and an en suite bathroom with roll-topped bath, tiled shower cubicle and twin round washbasins. The third bedroom or dressing room to the master suite is fitted with open fronted hanging, shelving, drawers and pull-out shoe storage. The second bedroom has fitted wardrobes an exposed brick chimney breast and is adjacent to a shower room.
The property's gravel driveway provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a double garage with storage above attached to which is the annexe which extends to approximately 862 sq ft, and comprises a pleasant open plan living and kitchen/dining area, with fitted fridge/freezer, cooker, hob and sink, a separate utility room with space for a washing machine, a shower room and, on the first floor, a vaulted bedroom with further storage/walk-in wardrobe.
Outside oak decking leads from the barn to the paved terrace and the swimming pool which are enclosed in a secluded Mediterranean style courtyard, beautifully designed by a Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist, with a sheltered pergola framing the end of the courtyard. Beyond the pool courtyard, the garden is laid mainly to lawn with shrub/flower beds extending to the all-weather tennis court with views across the adjoining countryside. The front garden is laid mainly to lawn and bordered by a shrub/flower bed. The circular south-facing terrace, adjoining the kitchen and sun room/conservatory, is a sheltered spot with a variety of flower and shrub beds. To the rear of the plot is a nature reserve and to the west, parkland belonging to the neighbouring estate, Melbourn Bury.
In all about 0.7 of an acre.
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I was so impressed as soon as I drove through the gates here what an amazing package! I love its stunning gardens surrounding the pool which were designed by a Chelsea Flower Show gold medalist... BUT there is so much more beyond is a separate annexe and an all weather tennis court overlooking adjoining parkland - this property just keeps giving!Lucy Banks