Forty’s Farm is an enticing and cleverly executed combination of character features, cosy rooms with fireplaces and exposed floorboards, balanced by practical open plan living space, an idyllic rural setting, open views and the equestrian possibilities afforded by a large outbuilding, incorporating stables, and a small paddock.
Situated in the highly sought-after hamlet of Baulking, the house was extensively refurbished in 2016, with new plumbing, wiring and insulation, whilst retaining and incorporating period features. At the heart of the house is a large, hugely impressive kitchen/family room with views over the surrounding countryside from windows to three aspects. The ground floor also comprises a family room off the kitchen with wood burning stove, adding to the versatility of the living space. A further panelled drawing room with elegant open fire gives the house plenty of scope for more formal entertaining. To the rear is a large study which could be used as a home office, playroom or indeed a further double bedroom. Practicality comes by way of an enclosed, glazed porch, a useful boot room and a utility room.
Upstairs are five bedrooms: a dual aspect master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, a further double bedroom with an ensuite shower room, two more double bedrooms, a single room and a family bathroom. A light and airy landing runs the length of the first floor with plenty of built-in storage space cleverly incorporated into the eaves of the house.
A charming covered veranda to two sides of the house - ideal for outdoor entertaining – takes in the view and looks out onto the enclosed south and west facing garden, stables and paddock. In 2013 planning permission was granted to convert the barn into ancillary accommodation. Although now lapsed, there is the possibility that the property could be further enhanced by the addition of family accommodation or perhaps a holiday cottage. Overall the property extends to over half an acre to include gardens laid to lawn, parking for several cars and the paddock.
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