- Handsome five-bedroom detached former farmhouse
- Planning consent for separate detached dwelling
- Secluded lane within striking distance of village amenities
- Four generously sized reception rooms
- Fabulous light-filled living dining kitchen
- Four spacious double bedrooms plus master suite
- Extensive formal lawn gardens and orchards
- Set within ten acres of equestrian focussed grounds
This handsome five bedroom detached former farmhouse exudes character and charm having many original features on display and is comfortably set within ten acres of formal gardens and equestrian focused surrounding land and facilities. The hay barn is also included and has been granted planning consent to develop into a detached bungalow within its own grounds - plans are available upon request.
An open portico shelters the solid English oak door which opens to a vestibule with a window to the side and a practical quarry tiled floor. An opening gives way through to the broad entrance hall having exposed quarter-round beams and an expanse of York flagstone flooring highlighted by the wall lighting. An oak panelled bannister surrounds a staircase which rises and turns from the entrance hallway up to the first floor and oak latch doors give way to each of the rooms throughout this charming residence.
From the hall, the dining room has a recessed bay window and patio door which opens to the rear garden and provides the room with an abundance of natural light. The brick ingle fireplace with stone hearth and beamed mantle surrounds a wood burning stove and features original leaded-glass display cabinets to either side. Exposed beams to the ceiling contribute to the character of the room which is also wired for wall lights adding to evening ambience.
A further door leads to an inner hall with a large arched window to the side with additional illumination provided by ceiling spot lights, and stone flagged floors. Just off is the cloakroom with window to the front and a white two-piece suite of pedestal hand wash basin and close-coupled w.c. Alongside this and housing the Viessmann gas central heating boiler is a cloaks storage cupboard. Also, off this inner hallway is the triple-aspect and L-shaped sitting room which features a brick ingle fireplace with beamed mantle and television point above. A door opens to a large storage room which was the former kitchen.
Off the main hallway is the study which has a bay window to the rear and is fitted with oak bookshelves to two walls and to either side of a stone open fireplace with dog grate and hearth. The beamed principal lounge has a window overlooking the frontage and has a beautiful hand-made brick ingle fireplace and stone flagged hearth which houses a tall wood burning stove to warm this comfortable space and a has a television point to the side. The engineered dark oak flooring continues through a broad opening to the superb living dining kitchen with spectacular lantern roof and an expanse of windows with inset French doors overlooking the garden and flooding the area in natural light.
The kitchen area, with inset spot lights and exposed beams, is fitted with a range of Matthew Marsden classic furniture incorporating a painted island unit. Pale granite counters surround and incorporate a twin bowl Shaw’s enamel sink unit with French style mixer tap over, etched drainers to both sides and set below a window which overlooks the side garden. A further circular sink unit with swan-neck mixer tap is inset into the island unit and there is an integrated refrigerator. Cooking facilities are provided by the Aga and companion which is set into a mantled niche surround and has console units to both sides. The two windows to the front are underlined by a long window seat having cabinets beneath and a deep larder cupboard with oak racks adds to the storage space.
The adjacent dual aspect utility room has kitchen-complementary units and worktops incorporating a Butler’s sink, a walk-in larder and store, housing for an American-style larder fridge-freezer and a built-in shoe cupboard. A door opens to a w.c with a wash hand basin and a further door leads outside to the side garden.
The airy first floor landing has two pendant lights and is further illuminated by two windows to the rear and latch doors open to each of the spacious double bedrooms. Firstly, the master bedroom hallway leads into a boudoir area with wall lighting and a fitted dressing table and continues on to the dressing room with French window and Juliette balcony to the side and fitted with wardrobes to two walls. The semi-vaulted bedroom area has further French windows and Juliette balcony, a television point and a door to a second walk-in dressing room fitted with wall-to-wall storage furniture. The luxury en suite with opaque window has mosaic edged white tiling as the backdrop to the white contemporary style suite of fully tiled walk-in double shower with both drencher and hand-held fitments, a vanity set console wash hand basin and a close-coupled w.c. A chrome ladder style heated rail can provide warmed towels, there is a central pendant, recessed downlights and this en suite also has an extractor fan and shaving point.
Bedroom two has a French window to the side with Juliette balcony and fitted wardrobes to either side of the bed-space plus matching corner desk and drawer bank. The en suite has opaque windows to the side, wood-effect laminate flooring, a chrome heated towel rail and is fitted with a tiled corner shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low-flush w.c. Bedroom three has a bay window to the front, pendant lighting and is another spacious double room boasting fitted wardrobes of raw oak with a central desk and shelf above. The dual aspect bedroom four has exposed painted beams and pendant lighting whilst bedroom five, has a window to the front and is fitted with pine wardrobes, niche bookshelves and a desk. The family bathroom has an opaque window and inset spot lights to illuminate the four-piece white suite comprising vanity-set wash hand basin with console and mixer tap, claw-foot roll-top bath with swan neck mixer tap for side filling, fully tiled corner shower unit with curved door, and a high low-flush w.c. The area is also wired for wall lights, has an extractor fan and a built-in linen cupboard.
This absolutely charming residence is approached via a private lane, crossing a cobbled apron and onto a pebble driveway providing parking for several cars and set beyond laurel hedging and a low retaining wall. To the side, a lichgate gives way to the formal gardens with brick-edged pebble pathways meandering through an expansive lawn area, passing an orchard and a decked al fresco dining and barbeque area. Directly behind the house are two south facing York stone sun terraces sheltered by beech hedging with an arbour opening leading to a further lawn garden dotted with ancient fruit trees.
Beyond the gardens is an equestrian Tarmacadam yard, which has a separate access for horse boxes, including five stables plus a tack room, a horse walker for five horses, three stock-fenced paddocks and a manege.
The adjacent hay-loft has achieved planning consent for conversion to a detached two-bedroom bungalow with its own independent access and to include entrance hall opening to an open plan living dining kitchen, bathroom and en suite facilities to the master bedroom. This can be sold separately and plans are available upon request.
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