Grade II listed period house in a picturesque country setting.
Once part of the Kimpton Hoo Estate, Rye End Farm is a delightful detached period farmhouse believed to date back to the1500's and set in lovely gardens and grounds which sit alongside the pretty chalk bed river Mimram. The setting is just delightful from all aspects of the property. Wonderful views over adjoining pasture and farm land can be enjoyed.
To the western side of the house and set around a courtyard, is an extensive range of barns including a substantial 17th Century barn. stables and outbuildings. The buildings offer a multitude of uses, not least, the possible conversion into ancillary accommodation/ games room, home office space or extensive garaging subject, of course, to the usual planning consents. For those with an equestrian interest there is stabling, tack room and an acre paddock to the south.
Rye End Farm is also noteworthy for its long established Osier beds where, historically, willow trees were planted and coppiced to produce withies, which in turn produced items such as baskets and fish-traps.
There are extensive informal' gardens to the east and south of the house, which are interspersed by mature trees and where a small lake can be found. The pretty Osier beds run away from the gardens and make for a lovely walk down towards some productive watercress beds.
The house is approached down a long farm track which runs between the osier beds and privately owned farm land. After crossing a small bridge, Rye End Farm stands proudly on its own and flanked by wonderful open pasture land.
Services: Mains electricity, private drainage system, oil fired central heating, bore hole water supply with annual payment to Oxford University, the principle land owner of the estate.
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what a lovely rural setting.Nick Ingle