A major portion of a beautiful Grade II Listed farmhouse set in immediate grounds of 2.4 acres, including a separate detached cottage and an additional 9.5 acres of grazing available by separate negotiation.
Mapletree Farm has attractive brick and flint elevations, with the original part believed to be 17th century in origin. In 1957 the original property was converted into three individual dwellings, the others being Mapletree Farm West and Little Mapletree.
The accommodation offers immense charm throughout yet versatile enough for the rigours of modern family living. The main entrance leads into a porch and generous vestibule, then into the exquisite sitting room with beamed ceiling and original inglenook fireplace complete with bread oven. The adjacent dining room leads through to the quintessential farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room with an extensive range of custom made units and a mains gas AGA. A hatch in the floor provides access to a circular cellar which could be adapted for wine storage. There is a large utility/boot room with cloakroom and door into the rear courtyard and to the gardens, garage etc beyond.
The central hallway is bathed in natural light from a roof lantern and has a magnificent oak staircase with a galleried landing added in the 1920’s. There are the four principal bedrooms and two bathrooms, including en suite to the master. There is a bonus room leading off the third bedroom which is currently used as a teenager’s bedsit/snug but could also be used as a study, dressing room or potentially provide an en suite.
Immediately adjoining the rear courtyard, is a splendid barn which was formerly used as a music/entertainment room. It is currently utilised as storage but offers a wonderful opportunity to create additional accommodation.
A recently completed conversion of a former detached garage, provides wonderful self-contained accommodation for extended family and guests, or even as workspace or consulting rooms. There is a sitting room, a new fitted kitchen/dining room, with tri-folding doors opening onto a patio and garden overlooking the duck pond. There is a ground floor bedroom and en suite wet room, together with a further bedroom and wet room on the first floor.
A double open bay garage with an external spiral staircase leading to a great hobbies room or large home office above.
Comprising a large hay/wood store, four stables, two currently used as a double workshop, with tack/feed room.
Gardens and Grounds
The original entrance is through the arch and a five bar gate of ‘The Barn’ an annexe owned by Mapletree Farm West’ leading to parking in front of the property. The day to day entrance is via a second gravel drive to the right of the picturesque pond on the wide grass verge, which provides access to the right hand neighbour, Little Mapletree and also the parking and turning area in front of Owls Nest and double open bay garage.
The formal garden lies beyond the barn being the main lawn and the extensive vegetable and fruit garden. There is an attractive south facing brick wall (forming the back of the stable block) bordering the duck pond and the lawn at the back of the annexe. Beyond the summer
house a further large lawn leads to the woodland gardens.
A pretty 19th century granary has been reassembled on staddle stones to create the delightful summer house overlooking the main lawn where croquet is played.
A former apple store has also been converted to a tool shed. Large traditional greenhouse.
Note: A wide avenue of pine trees leads to an additional 9.5 acres currently three fenced paddocks, served by mains water with stunning views and additional access from Chapel Lane. These paddocks are available to buy or lease by separate negotiation.
- PERIOD FARMHOUSE
- SEPARATE COTTAGE
- FABULOUS 2.4 ACRE GARDEN
- ADDITIONAL 9 ACRES AVAILABLE
- DOUBLE GARAGE
- LOVELY SETTING
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