Farmhouse with barn potential

By Judy Marriott

Published on Friday, September 02, 2016 - 16:00

 

Farmhouse with barn potential

Tottle Bottom Farm, Godshill, is a fine, airy five-bedroom detached home set in 12 acres of grounds with two large barns included.

PROPERTY OF THE WEEK

LOCATION: Godshill

BEDROOMS: Five

PRICE: Guide £699,000

AGENT: Biles & Co

TEL: 01983 872335

An idyllic slice of tree-fringed land and gardens where youngsters can play safely, barns to exploit and a spacious home to live in make up charmingly named Tottle Bottom Farm.

Over 12 acres of fabulous gardens, woodland and paddocks at the Godshill property are a real picture all year round and a joy to behold from the airy five-bedroom detached house.

This is totally hidden from the main road by a centuries-old stone barn, which along with a 53ft modern barn/workshop with a roller door at the side of the house, could have scope for business use or conversion. Equestrian or smallholding use are other possibilities.

Fronting both barns and the house are extensive parking areas and the wonderful large rear gardens include a sweeping lawn — perfect for cricket or football — glorious beds filled with trees, shrubs and plants, and orchard, vegetable and fruit areas.

A huge paved terrace next to the house bordered by a raised pond where a wild duck nests, is sunny and south-facing making it perfect for entertaining.

Bordering one of two connected ponds next to a wooded area at one side of the garden is a delightful smaller seating area. On the other side is the neatly laid-out orchard and kitchen garden with two greenhouses and sheds.

The gardens are packed with fine specimen trees and shrubs.

The house is well orientated to enjoy views over its garden and land and is strong on storage with lots of cupboard space and wardrobes built into all but one bedroom.

It has a climber-draped open porch with a door to the entrance hall with hardwood parquet flooring and hardwood stairs to the first floor lit by a low front window.

At the end of the hall is the capacious lounge with a large rear square bay window, side and front windows and a stone fireplace with woodburner.

Through an opening with a heavy wooden beam across is the dining room with a lovely garden outlook and doors to the terrace.

A hatch links it to the good-sized kitchen/breakfast room with oak units, a built-in gas hob, electric ovens, plumbing for a dishwasher.

Next door is a utility room with space for appliances and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.

A front-facing study, a playroom with side and rear windows and a cloakroom with WC are also on the ground floor.

The roomy upstairs landing, with two front dormer windows, leads to the bedrooms and family bathroom with a white suite, including a bath with a shower over.

All bedrooms have a fantastic rear outlook with big bedroom one also having a side window and an en-suite bathroom with a white suite.

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