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Grade II Listed Farmhouse

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • HISTORICAL RURAL FARMHOUSE
  • SET IN GROUNDS OF APPROX 3.1 ACRES
  • PLEASANT COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS
  • UNSPOILT INTERIOR FULL OF CHARACTER
  • 3 RECEPTION ROOMS WITH INGLENOOK FIREPLACES
  • KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM AND TWO USEFUL UTILITY/BOOT ROOMS
  • 6/7 BEDROOMS ON THE 1ST AND 2ND FLOOR, 2 BATHROOMS
  • GARDENS, POTENTIAL PADDOCKS FOR EQUINE ENTHUSIAST
  • BARN STYLE DOUBLE OPEN FRONTED CARPORT
  • PLANNING PASSED FOR 3 CAR BARN/GARAGING.

THE PROPERTY

West End Farmhouse is an attractive Grade II Listed property dating from the 16th Century with 3.1 acres. Originally part of a tenanted farm and the first time on the market for 40 years. The property is particularly unspoilt. Both internally and externally the property features original features such as sash windows, beam work, three inglenook fireplaces and a bread oven. A full Heritage Assessment has been carried out on the property and of particular note a Priest Hole can be found on the first floor. THE PROPERTY Entering the house through a panelled door, a spacious central hallway has beam and plastered walls a guest shower room and the stairs rise to the first floor. To the right and left of the hall you will find the sitting room and family room. Both of these rooms have original inglenook fireplaces and full length sash multi paned windows which allows a good degree of light into the rooms and provide views over the garden. The rear portion of the hall has two useful storage cupboards for coats and shoes and boots. Beyond the hall is the dining room which is an impressive size and being adjacent to the kitchen/breakfast room offers a versatile space which could be used as a second family room. This features the original bread oven and raised hearth. The kitchen/breakfast room combines new and old with own inset cast iron range providing a focal point coupled with a good range of modern cream shaker style units with hardwood work surfaces. Integrated appliances include electric oven, hob, dishwasher and separate fridge and freezer. Additional storage is provided by a very useful walk in shelved pantry and a door leads to the rear terrace and garden. For everyday needs there are two utility rooms, one adjacent to the kitchen again fitted with shaker units and has plumbing for the washing machine and houses the oil fired boiler and the hot water cylinder. The second utility room/ workshop is an ideal space for general storage, boots and horse tack etc. FIRST FLOOR A feature of the first floor landing is the beamed area and referred to as the ''Priest Hole' and window to the front provides views and a door leads to the second floor accommodation. The master bedroom is over 16' square and features an original frames window to the front again allowing ample light into the room and attractive views. An en suite is fitted in white sanitary ware including a bath, wash basin and wc. To the south west side of the house are three further double bedrooms, one wish a wash hand basin, all set off the L-shaped landing. The family bathroom is on this level and has a white suite of panelled bath, wash hand basin and wc. SECOND FLOOR On this floor you will find three further rooms which can be used as additional bedrooms or childrens playroom or teenage entertaining room. If used as bedrooms 5 and 6 are both over 26' long and featuring fine exposed beam work high into the vaulted roof space. Finally bedroom 7 can be used as a dressing room as well if desired. OUTSIDE Approached via a central shingle drive with lawns on either side the drive then sweeps to the right an provides parking for several vehicles and leads to an oak framed car port for up to three cars. The vendor has planning consent passed for replacement of this to be re-sited as a detached oak frame barn complex. This comprises of a two bay car port and an enclosed barn garage. Drawings are available for inspection. Planning number 17/03403/FUL Jan 2018. There is an area of orchard to the front with productive trees of Cox, Bramley, pear and plum. The overall plot extends to approximately 3.1 acres and has formal lawns set around large flagstone terrace parties with planters, borders and seating areas along with a summer house. A walled kitchen garden lies to the left boundary along with a substantial brick and timber garden store. The land is enclosed with post and railing and hedging to the front boundary. With the erection of fencing paddocks can be created for the pony/horse owner.