Guide price £1,850,000
A beautifully restored period farmhouse and cottage, Listed Grade II, surrounded by its own land and set amidst beautiful rolling countryside. This truly delightful period farmhouse, Listed Grade II, dates back to the early 17th century and has in recent years been the subject of a complete restoration program carried out to a very high standard. Found beyond an eye catching pillared entrance the house occupies a southerly aspect enjoying lovely outlooks over the gardens and the countryside beyond. The program of works has been carried out by the present owners with great attention to detail and provides an extremely comfortable character home with a pleasing blend of period details and modern refinement. The works include completely re-roofed, electrics, plumbing, wet underfloor heating and internal/external lime plastering. The panelled front door leads into the reception hall with a handsome staircase lit by a tall Georgian arched window. The dining room has an original fireplace (at present unused) with panelled surrounds and a cupboard to one side. The drawing room lies on the other side of the hall, was possibly originally two rooms, having two handsome fireplaces, one an inglenook style fireplace with woodburning stove, the other with stone mantelpiece and open grate, two windows overlooking the front gardens and a door, which leads into the kitchen. An inner hall leads to the cloakroom and in the other direction into the kitchen/breakfast room, which is beautifully fitted with a range of hand painted cabinets with marble patterned Neolith surfaces, including a central island with cupboards below and a dresser style cabinet, which is found at the breakfast end of the room. There is an oak floor, a beautifully restored beamed ceiling, an open fireplace with an Esse woodburning Ironheart stove. The kitchen is fitted with a range of Miele appliances. A staircase from the kitchen leads up to the secondary landing. The sitting room, which is partly panelled and has an open fire leads off the kitchen and has a door out to the rear courtyard. A further glass door leads into the games/entertaining room, which is intriguing with a partly tiled and partly herringbone parquet floor, has a bar, mirror backed shelving and wine fridges, a small kitchen area with sink and work surfaces and cabinets and door into a utility room. The staircase leads to the galleried landing having doors to the principal bedroom, which is beautifully light with double aspect, oak parquet floor and a door through to the en suite bathroom, which has a wc, wash hand basin, walk in shower with glazed screen, with rain showerhead and a recessed cupboard. A further bedroom has a south facing window and a pretty fireplace and adjoins a guest bedroom with fireplace, built in cupboards and an ensuite cloakroom with corner wash basin and wc. A step leads up to the inner landing with exposed Cruck beams and leads to the family bathroom providing quite a feature with high vaulted ceiling with well preserved beams, a two metre walk in shower with rain showerhead, a copper rolltop bath and wash stand with contemporary style wash basin. A further bedroom, at present used as an office has a fireplace, a recessed shelved cupboard and a door through to a further guest bedroom, a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and recessed cloakroom with wc and wash basin and a tiled shower cubicle. A secondary wooden staircase leads from the landing across to a further bedroom, which has a door leading in to the unconverted first floor barn area. The staircase also leads down to the kitchen. Bennetts Cottage A partly glazed door leads into the kitchen/breakfast room, which is well fitted with wall and floor mounted cabinets and Bosch appliances including an induction hob and fridge freezer. The sitting room is particularly light with stone tiled floor and a door through to a cloakroom and a staircase leading up to the three similar size bedrooms and family bathroom with wc, wash basin and rolltop bath. Bennetts Cottage has full residential status so could be used as ancillary accommodation, a private let or holiday let. Main House Tax Band 'F' Cottage 'C'
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