This mid-1800s farmhouse could be a life-changing purchase for a growing family, writes Sammy Milton
Sitting in an idyllic plot at the western end of the Chew Valley is this sizable stone-built, restored former farmhouse. Grove Farm is a truly lovely property, perfect for those looking for a large family home, dual occupancy or for equestrian usage, located on the outskirts of the village of Winford.
Spread out over three floors, the property encompasses 3,000 sq ft of accommodation and grounds approaching two acres – with the added benefit of a detached outbuilding, detached stable block, a paddock and sweeping countryside views from all aspects.
The ground floor is given over to the four generous reception rooms that the property has. To the right of the entrance hall is the spacious sitting room. Original features have been beautifully preserved in this property, and this is highly visible in the stripped wooden floors, inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework and the large woodburner. A warm and welcoming room, there is also a built-in window seat to the rear, a storage cupboard and a part-glazed door accessing the rear gardens.
The dining room is situated just behind, featuring more of that lovely wooden flooring, windows to the side and front and more than enough space for a large table and chairs – the perfect room for more formal dining and entertaining.
To the other side of this floor is a delightful snug complete with a feature cast-iron fireplace with ornate marble surround and granite hearth, and a window to the rear with a window seat. A home office/games room is next door – exceptionally bright and spacious, it would be perfect for a variety of uses.
Past a ground-floor WC towards the back of this floor is the light and airy kitchen/breakfast room. Featuring a range of traditional painted wall and base units and granite worktops, it also comprises a variety of desirable accents. With a range oven, flagstone flooring and a door leading to a private courtyard, this is a beautiful space fit for a growing family.
This room leads onto the utility/boot room. Encompassing further wall and base units, there is plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, as well as space for a large fridge-freezer, a loft hatch and a door to the side.
Three of the five bedrooms can be found on the first floor, all of which include beautiful original features and pleasing aspects over the surrounding countryside. One of the bedrooms has access to a luxurious en suite shower room, another has built-in wardrobes and the final bedroom has a stunning cast-iron fireplace. A family bathroom completes this floor, with a freestanding bath, a bath/shower mixer tap, WC and a heated towel rail.
The second and final floor of the home encompasses two bedrooms – the master with an outstanding triple aspect, exposed lime-washed beams and access to a fully-tiled en suite. The fifth bedroom benefits from windows to the front and further access to another en suite, as well as handy built-in storage.
Externally, this property has so much to offer. Both of the detached outbuildings benefit from power and light, with the stable block offering two stables. Perfect if you already have horses, there are two paddocks, a smaller one enclosed by mature trees, and a larger one enclosed
The private grounds seem endless. Approached via an electrically operated gate, there is parking for several vehicles. The rear gardens are beautifully landscaped and provide the perfect place for children and pets to play, and there are multiple al fresco dining and entertaining opportunities. As well as a level lawn, there is also a hexagonal timber-built barbeque hut with a central firepit, and a private courtyard with flagstone flooring that benefits from a hot tub and a raised decking area.
If you’re looking to move to greener pastures, then this substantial home is worth more than a cursory glance – register your interest with Alexander May today.
Agent: Alexander May, 01275 393 956, www.alexandermay.co.uk