6 Bedroom Farm House for sale in Smiths End Lane, Barley
A beautiful and rarely available Grade II listed Farmhouse occupying a wonderful setting down a quiet country lane and sitting in approximately 2 acres
ACCOMMODATION Smith End Farm is truly wonderful 6 bedroom farmhouse of immense character believed to date back to the early 16th Century occupying an attractive traditional farm yard setting. The property is set in an idyllic position located down a quiet country lane nestled away on the edge of this popular and well served village. This beautiful family home occupies a generous plot of approximately 2 acres with a mature and beautifully landscaped garden benefitting from a large pond with an attractive summerhouse and decking area.
The property has been lovingly maintained over the years by the current owner to create a beautiful, traditional family home, full of period charm and character, including an array of exposed timbers throughout. This superb family home also benefits from a practical layout, with a good degree of flexibility including 3 large reception rooms, a ground floor bedroom suite and potential self contained first floor bedroom suite.
In detail the well appointed accommodation comprises, on the ground floor, a large entrance hall which also acts as a utility area with built in base level storage with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumber dryer and work surface over incorporating a butler sink. There is also a large store room set off the hallway/utility area. A particular feature of the home is the beautiful kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling, fitted with a range of shaker style base and eye level units incorporating a solid oak work surface with butler sink. There is an integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer and oil fired AGA set within an attractive brick inglenook fireplace. There is a large rear lobby area, which currently serves as a study, with three windows to the rear aspect overlooking the garden, a traditional quarry tiled floor and exposed timbers. The rear lobby provides access to three large reception rooms which include a light and airy dual aspect dining room with original sash windows to the front and side aspects, a family room with sash window to the front aspect, door to the original front door and large brick inglenook fireplace and a sitting room with sash window to the front aspect and large brick inglenook fireplace housing a multi fuel burner. There is also a good size conservatory set off the side of the rear lobby with attractive views over the gardens. The ground floor has been extended to provide a superb ground floor master bedroom with a modern light and airy bedroom suite with, en suite shower room and dressing room.
On the first floor the property benefits from 4 generous bedrooms accessed via two staicases. There are three double bedrooms accessed off the main landing area, as well as a family bathroom with a traditional roll top bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Stairs from the landing lead up to an additional bedroom on the second floor. Accessed via the second staircase is a large single bedroom and a shower room set off a small landing area which also leads through to bedroom 4 and a large store cupboard.
The property is set within an attractive courtyard setting, with the property sitting behind a small front garden which is laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs and bushes and an attractive brick wall perimeter and paved steps leading to the original front door. There is a side driveway which provide parking for a number of cars, as well as access to a double garage. There is also a seperate small outbuilding providing a useful store room.
The wonderful rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn with pleasantly planted mature shrubs and plants and a selection of fruit trees. There is a paved patio adjoining the back of the property ideal for al-fresco dining and to the rear of the garden, there is beautiful pond with a summer house and raised deck providing a delightful and tranqil seating area. The main gardens extend to approximately 2 acres.