BEDROOMS: Three doubles
AGENT: Red Squirrel
TEL: 01983 521212
IF YOU have ever fancied a smallholding, a character-filled farmhouse at North-wood with a dozen acres of land fanning out to the rear and sides could suit you down to the ground.
While living in comfort in the charming period farmhouse at New House Farm, in Newport Road, you will have level fields and paddocks with lovely countryside views.
Rounding off the appealing picture are outbuildings, stables and a sand school — bonuses ideal for horse lovers.
The high-ceilinged detached house dates from around 1908 and has period fireplaces, picture rail, doors and skirting plus attractive wall panelling.
At the same time its modern amenities include underfloor heating in the bathroom and kitchen, which have all been re-fitted by the owner.
The en-suite shower room to the big master bedroom has been created by them and among other works are a new roof , renovating a barn and installing an electric Fensa system.
New House Farm has been a superb family home with youngsters loving the freedom its space provided and being able to have friends over.
Well screened from the road, it has a large parking area and extensive lawned gardens with many shrubs, trees and fruit trees on three sides of the house.
In the secluded back garden, which gets plenty of sunshine, is a patio perfect for outdoor dining. A pretty pond features in the leafy side garden, which has access to the substantial stable/outbuilding block and yard.
The double-glazed front entrance porch leads to the entrance hall with exposed wooden floorboards and distressed-style wooden wall panelling.
Matching panelling features on one wall incorporating a fireplace with a woodburning stove in the spacious sitting room with a big front bay window.
A delightful rear garden outlook can be seen through a huge window in the dining room, which has the focal point of a cast-iron fireplace.
Contrasting with classic cream Shaker-style units in the kitchen are dark worksurfaces and grey floor tiles. Along with a breakfast bar this room has a breakfast bar, electric hob and oven and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine.
It looks into the adjoining double-glazed conservatory with terracotta-coloured floor tiles. This is well used all year round with doors to the patio flung open to let in summer breezes.
A bright shower room with tiled flooring completes the ground floor.
Beyond a door with a pretty arched fanlight over off the central upstairs landing is a tile-floored bathroom with a shower cubicle as well as a bath.
Big bedroom one with a front bay window has a built-in pine wardrobe, a handsome cast-iron fireplace and an en-suite shower room.
Winter views to the sea at Thorness can be seen from the other bedrooms, one with a cast iron fireplace.