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Starsmead Farmhouse is a traditional thatched timber framed farmhouse with stone end walls which is connected to a 'chocolate box' timber framed cottage to make a charming four bedroom home. The house has been sympathetically renovated with exceptional care and meticulous attention to detail to preserve the original integrity, charm and character of this idyllic home. The original features include exposed beams throughout, an exposed A frame in one of the four bedrooms and three inglenook fireplaces.
The property is entered though an oak front door into the entrance hall with downstairs cloakroom and elm staircase leading up to the first floor. At the far end of the hall is a built in settle with an arrow slit window above and adjacent to this is an elm door leading out to the rear of the property.
To one side of the entrance hall is the double aspect sitting/dining room. Located at either end of the room proudly sit two inglenook fireplaces with substantial oak beams above. The inglenook fireplace in the sitting room area has a woodburning stove and a built in bookcase to one side. Each end of the room has feature exposed stone walls and views from here can be enjoyed across both sides of the garden.
To the other side of the entrance hall a door leads into the kitchen with free standing kitchen cabinets an electric two door Aga recessed into the chimney breast with an oak beam above. There is space and plumbing for a dishwasher and a fridge. An understairs storage cupboard provides extremely useful storage space.
From the kitchen a door leads into the utility room with a limestone floor, Butler sink, built in shelves/storage space along with space and plumbing for a washing machine. An oak door leads out to the front of the property.
An internal door leads into the cottage sitting room/study which is an inviting triple aspect room with a beautiful exposed brick fireplace with a wood burning stove inset. To one side of the room is a built in book case and a real feature of the room is the oak minstrels gallery and turned stone staircase leading up to the bedroom and bathroom situated in the cottage part of the property.
The welcoming bedroom has exposed elm floor boards and the original A frame makes a striking feature of the room. The double aspect bathroom has a cast iron, elm panelled bath, corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level WC along with a useful built in storage cupboard.
The three further bedrooms and family bathroom are accessed from the elm staircase leading up from the entrance hall to the first floor landing laid with elm floor boards. To the far end of the property is a triple aspect bedroom with built in elm wardrobes and a dressing table. There are two further double bedrooms both with built in wardrobes and one has the added benefit of a window seat and double aspect. The shower room has a shower cubicle, low level WC and an elm vanity unit with a sink inset.
Starsmead Farm House is nestled within its own grounds and is approached down a driveway through a five bar gate onto a shingle turning area situated in front of the property with parking for numerous vehicles. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn and boast a variety of fruit trees including plum, damson, apple, pear, cherry and even a thriving medlar tree. To one corner of the garden is a pond edged with reeds and irises and home to a family of moorhens.
At the far end of the garden an octagonal concrete and brick base has been laid with an electricity and mains water supply ready to be extended. This could be used to erect a sizable greenhouse or summerhouse.
Opposite the house is a barn complex which has been extensively repaired to create a workshop, garden workshop and ample garage space for three cars and garden machinery. The first floor of the barn has been partly boarded out with oak floor boards and there is ample power and light. This space has the potential to become a studio or separate accommodation.
There is a further outbuilding which once comprised a stable, dairy, poultry pens and store room and subject to planning has the potential to be used to run a business, studio, holiday lets or additional living accommodation.
To find out more about this property and its location please contact our Country-House-Department office
"Enchanting thatched C15th home"
020 7594 4746