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4 bedroom farm house for sale


Sold by Us £545,000

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Tenure: Freehold

The property has been in the ownership of one family since 1850 and has been extended and altered over its history to provide a comfortable home of great character and charm, with exposed beams throughout and original flagstone flooring in the living room. There is also a sitting room, large kitchen and sizable dining room to complete the ground floor. The first floor comprises of a family bathroom and four bedrooms of which the master has its own en-suite shower room. In addition there is a charming two bedroomed thatched annex with holiday use restriction which can provide a useful income to the household. The ample garden to the rear has a very generous barn/garage, carport and driveway parking. Sheepwash Farm House is warmed via a recently installed oil fired central heating system.

The cottage is pleasantly situated on the edge of Middleton, a sought after hamlet on the outskirts of Freshwater, yet within easy short walking distance, through Spinfish Lane, to the shops, services and amenities in Freshwater village centre. Close by is a network of footpaths and bridleways giving access to miles of surrounding downland and coastal walks from where some of the Island's most stunning scenery can be enjoyed. Also within a mile is the beach and SSSI protected Afton Nature Reserve in Freshwater Bay and the historic harbour town of Yarmouth with its mainland ferry terminal is within a ten minute drive. 

ENTRANCE HALL with panelled entrance door and stairs off to the first floor. 

SITTING ROOM 16' 2" max x 11' 10" (4.93m x 3.61m) A bright room with double aspect windows to the front and side over looking the gardens. Feature brick fireplace with stone hearth and fitted 'Charnwood' log burner, under stairs storage cupboard. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 10" x 11' 10" (4.83m x 3.61m) A lovely farmhouse kitchen with built in wall and base cupboards and solid wood work surfaces incorporating a large double bowl stone butler sink with mixer tap over and part tiled splash back.  

SIDE ENTRANCE LOBBY with flagstone floor and built in recessed storage cabinet. Outside there is an attractive thatched open canopy porch with a paneled entrance door leading into this space. 

LIVING ROOM 14' 9" x 14' 3" max (4.5m x 4.34m) A wonderful room full of character with a flagstone floor, cross beamed ceiling and a large original stone and brick fireplace incorporating a bread oven and an original cast iron swing arm for cooking pots. Fitted to the fireplace is a 'Jotul' wood burning stove and to the side is a useful recess for storing logs. To the other side is a deep recessed airing cupboard housing a lagged hot water tank with immersion heater. Window to the side with attractive wooden sill, second set of stairs off to the first floor. 

SIDE ENTRANCE PORCH A useful second side entrance door into a good sized porch with window to the side and ample space for coat hanging space. 

DINING ROOM 13' 8" x 13' 3" (4.17m x 4.04m) A bright room with a triple aspect to the rear and both sides, beams to the ceiling, flagstone floor and double doors leading out to the garden and a large paved patio terrace. 

UTILITY ROOM Currently split into two areas with a large double bowl stone butler sink, fitted work surface with space and plumbing under for a washing machine and tumble dryer, part tiled walls, fitted shelving, window to the side and a half glazed door to the rear garden. 

CLOAKROOM with low level WC and window to the side. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING with built in shelved linen cupboard, sloped ceiling to one side with beam. There is a door separating the landing into two areas with a second staircase leading from the rear landing area to the living room below. 

MASTER BEDROOM 16' 0" x 10' 4" (4.88m x 3.15m) A large airy bedroom with windows to the front and side overlooking the gardens and view to farmland adjacent. Two built in recessed wardrobe cupboards, beams to the ceiling and a decorative cast iron fireplace. Door to: 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, bidet, pedestal wash basin and a tiled and screened shower cubicle. Window to the front and an electric wall heater. 

BEDROOM 2 16' 3" x 10' 6" (4.95m x 3.2m) Another spacious double bedroom with window to the front, two built in recessed wardrobe cupboards, decorative cast iron fireplace and access to loft space. 

BEDROOM 3 13' 9" x 13' 3" (4.19m x 4.04m) A triple aspect double bedroom with windows to both sides and the rear. Built in wardrobe cupboard with shelving and hanging space. 

BEDROOM 4 9' 8" max x 8' 5" (2.95m x 2.57m) Window to the side, built in recessed wardrobe cupboard incorporating shelving and hanging space. Fitted desk/dressing table. 

BATHROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash basin and a paneled bath with a 'Triton' electric shower unit over and tiled surround. Window to the side and electric wall heater. 

OUTSIDE There is a large garden to the rear of the property which is enclosed by a mixtures of stone walling, hedging and fencing, mainly laid to lawn and stocked with a good variety of established plants, trees and shrubs. Features include a paved patio terrace and a large useful timber framed outbuilding to the rear comprising electronic roller door and space for several vehicles, power and light. Adjacent is an open fronted carport. To the side of the property is a vehicular right of way over a driveway to a private driveway to the rear providing parking and access to the outbuildings.  


KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 6" x 9' 9" (4.72m x 2.97m) Fitted with a range of wall and base units including cupboards, drawers and display cabinets. Solid wood work surfaces with tiled splash backs and an inset ceramic one and a half bowl sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine and electric cooker with cooker hood over, radiator and tiled effect laminate flooring. Beam to the ceiling, windows to both sides and glazed double doors leading out to a sunny courtyard area of garden. Opening through to: 

SITTING ROOM 15' 0" x 9' 6" (4.57m x 2.9m) Window to the side and a feature stable door leading out to the main garden. Solid oak flooring, beams to the ceiling and some exposed stonework. Radiator, TV point and access to loft space.  

INNER HALLWAY Solid oak flooring, beam to the ceiling and access to a second loft space. 

BEDROOM 1 14' 4" max x 7' 10" (4.37m x 2.39m) Windows to the side and rear, solid oak flooring, radiator and beams to the ceiling. 

BEDROOM 2 10' 8" x 7' 2" (3.25m x 2.18m) External door with inset window to the side, solid oak flooring, beam to the ceiling and feature radiator. 

SHOWER/WET ROOM with a white suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash basin and a walk-in shower wet room area with tiled walls and floor and extractor/light over. Ladder towel radiator and window to the side. 

CLOAKROOM with low level WC, pedestal wash basin, solid oak flooring, extractor fan and beam to the ceiling. 

OUTSIDE Adjacent to the holiday barn is a sunny south facing courtyard area of garden which is enclosed by stone walling with its own vehicular access separate to the main cottage. 


EPC RATING Farmhouse - E Barn - D 

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent, Spence Willard. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s).
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5. In accordance with the Estate Agents Act 1979 we must inform you that the seller of this property is related to an employee of Spence Willard Ltd.  

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