Home Farm House is a particularly handsome stone former farmhouse with a dressed stone principal façade under a tiled roof. It is listed Grade II and inside contains many of those features associated with buildings of this type and age, most notably a massive beamed fireplace in the drawing room, window seats and window shutters, flagstone floors, exposed beams and a useful cellar. In particular it is worth noting that all the principal rooms are of generous proportions and all enjoy very good ceiling heights. On the ground floor there is an enclosed lobby which opens into a flagstoned reception hall with staircase and part galleried landing. The drawing room is a particularly good room with a double aspect. The former farmhouse kitchen and dining room sit well together at the western end of the house and the dining room in turn gives access to a former music room created out of an attached former dairy. This room has enormous potential with its lofty pine boarded ceiling and French casements opening directly out into the garden, conceivably some potential buyers will look to utilise this space as a kitchen living room utilising what is currently the kitchen as the dining room. It also enjoys fine views over the garden and paddock to lightly wooded farmland beyond.
The first floor with its spacious galleried landing currently has five bedrooms and a good sized bathroom. A staircase leads up to a large attic with good head room. The house has a wonderful atmosphere and charm and although now requires modernisation does have the potential to be a very fine residence.
A five bar gate open to a gravelled parking and turning area to the side of the house, adjacent to this sits a delightful stone and tile former coach house and stables with cobbled floor, original partitions and manger with a hay loft over. Most of the garden lies to the rear and south of the house where a large flagstoned terrace and entertaining area gives on to two rectangular lawns bisected by a line of spring flowers. To one side of the lawn is a brick wall set with colourful borders, on the other flower beds with aluminium greenhouse. Beyond the lawn is an area of more natural garden focused on a magnificent chestnut tree, the surround of which is planted with daffodils. Adjacent is a large former poultry house, currently used as a garden workshop and machinery store. Beyond again is a small but established arboretum with a number of specialist trees and from here in particular there are fabulous southerly views over the wooded and undulating farmland sheltered between the villages of Blackford and Charlton Horethorne. Protecting the property along its southern flank is an orchard and paddock with field gate access to the lane. In all the property extends to approximately 2.5 acres.
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