Farmhouse with room to play

By Judy Marriott

Monday, December 30, 2013


Farmhouse with room to play

1 Berryl Farmhouse, near Whitwell.


Location...Near Whitwell

Bedrooms...Four doubles


Agent...Whitehouse Porter

Tel...01983 404455

WAY off the beaten track in pretty countryside near Whitwell and with glorious panoramic rural views to the downs is a Grade II listed house exuding character.

The tiny tranquil hamlet of Berryl with less than a handful of homes, reached via a long track across fields from Nettlecombe Lane, is the away-from-it-all setting of 1 Berryl Farmhouse, which dates back to the late 17th century.

Its four-bedroom accommodation, enhanced by a mullioned window, flagstone flooring, lovely exposed beams and stone walls, latched doors and deep windowsills has been brought up to modern-day standards by the owner and with over half-an-acre of land it is a great place for children to grow up.

A five-minute walk across the fields to the village centre, the three-storey home comes with two en-suite bathrooms created by the owner who has also installed a bathroom between the two enchanting top-floor bedrooms.

They have put in some beautiful wooden double-glazed windows and extended the kitchen fitting it with rustic bespoke wooden units and underfloor heating.

The lawned grounds stretch mainly to the rear, where there is an old stone outhouse needing repair, and to the side through which a driveway leads to a paved patio.

The most used entrance is at the rear into a flagstone-floored and beamed lobby open to the kitchen/breakfast room and with a useful coat and boot storage room off.

With windows to the side and rear and a Velux window, the flagstone-floored kitchen/breakfast room has exposed beams, space for a range cooker and a large table.

A laundry room with plumbing for a washing machine is positioned off with a second door leading to the dining room with front views to the downs, an open fireplace and an exposed beam.

More fine views can be seen from the good-sized lounge with a front mullioned window, a side window with a built-in seat and an open fireplace with flagstone hearth.

Stairs rise from a front entrance hall to the first-floor landing with fine countryside views through a front window.

Magnificent front and side views can be seen from bedroom one with lovely wooden flooring and an exposed beam.

A pretty window with deep stone surround features in its tile-floored en-suite shower room.

In the smart contemporary en-suite shower room to bedroom two, which looks out to downland and the Hoy Monument

Stairs wind up to the beamed second-floor landing and the character continues in two more double bedrooms with sloping beamed ceilings, one of them with rear views of fields and the other with a fine side outlook.

Completing the accommodation is a bathroom with a white suite, including a Whirlpool bath.

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