Southay is a beautiful period former farmhouse believed to have been built in the mid-18th century, originally thatched but now hamstone elevations under a tiled roof. The property has flexible and spacious accommodation and is particularly light and airy for a property of its age. The house is not listed but retains many original charming features including fireplaces, stone mullioned windows and has oil-fired central heating with radiators.
The main hall is accessed by doors to the front and rear, the rear being most often used. From the entrance hall on your left is an attractive sitting room with wood burning fire, there is a ground floor shower room and a double aspect dining room with built-in pantry. This area could easily be used as a fourth bedroom. The kitchen/breakfast room is a double aspect room and has a tiled floor, fine inglenook fireplace and bread oven. Coal fired Raeburn, range of oak fronted units and a door into the utility room which has a tiled floor, units to match the kitchen and plumbing. The drawing room is a beautiful double aspect room featuring a fine hamstone fireplace with inset wood burning stove and panelling either side. There is a spiral staircase to the side of the fireplace leading to the master bedroom although the staircase in the hall is more generally used.
On the first floor is a landing giving fine views to Burrow Hill and access to loft space. The master bedroom is a beautiful triple aspect room with dis-used hamstone fireplace and fitted wardrobes. There is a dressing room with built-in wardrobes and a door into an en-suite shower room comprising shower cubicle, wc and basin. There are two further bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom comprising freestanding bath with drench shower over, wc and basin.
The property sits in gardens of about an acre which have been imaginatively re-configured by the current owners. A sweeping driveway leads around to the rear of the property to a parking/turning area where there is a double garage. The gardens are divided into various areas with shaped lawns, herbaceous beds and borders, mature shrubs, trees and hedging, a few outbuildings, paddock area, vegetable plot with raised planters, fruit trees and stable and tack room. A further paddock of circa 1 acre is the other side of the lane (over which runs a public footpath to the south).