Deacons Farm is perfectly positioned in ashey with its own pretty paddocks.
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WONDERFULLY positioned in a lovely quintessentially English landscape amid beautiful gardens bordered by its own pretty paddocks is an Ashey farmhouse perfect for horse lovers and those wanting the best of country living.
Tucked away off Deacons Lane, Deacons Farm is a fantastic package, comprising a charming five-bedroom home dating back in part to the late 1700s, delightful gardens, six paddocks, stables, a large barn with separate workshop and an open-ended garage.
In all, there are nearly five acres and horse owners will find the set-up ideal as the paddocks surround the gardens on all sides — one of them across the quiet lane — and close by are three stables, a tack room and feed area in an American barn with a winter turnout yard outside.
Indoor space is plentiful too with sympathetic extensions, including a superb sociable family room and a stylish hardwood David Salisbury conservatory, a favourite spot for relaxing and looking southwards over the gardens to the downs.
The glorious gardens, bright with blossom, include lawns, well-planted flower and shrub beds, fine trees including copper sycamore, oak and ash, a wildflower meadow beneath fruit trees, an enclosed vegetable garden, a soft fruit area and a greenhouse.
There are lovely views of surrounding countryside and sitting areas for shade and sun, including a brick-paved terrace next to the conservatory and a pretty area with a water feature next to the family room. A gravelled driveway provides ample parking.
In the entrance hall are stairs to the galleried landing and an archway to the elegant dining room with partly panelled walls, a brick fireplace, rear garden outlook and sets of double doors to the front-facing study and sitting room.
This spacious room, overlooking the front garden and with a lovely marble fireplace housing a Clearview log burner, has internal windows and doors to the conservatory, which has brick flooring and automatic roof ventilation cooling it in summer.
Stretching from the front kitchen area to the big rear-facing dining area, the kitchen/family room has oak-style flooring and is ideal for large gatherings. In addition to Shaker-style units, there is a walk-in larder, plumbing for a dishwasher and an original brick fireplace with a salt-drying oven and kettle hook behind a Rayburn.
Quarry tile flooring continues from a boot/utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher into a cloakroom with a WC and handbasin.
An inner area off the upstairs landing leads to the large master bedroom with built-in wardrobes in a dressing area. Its en-suite bathroom has a shower over the bath. The family bathroom also houses a bath with shower over.
Big bedroom two with an original cast-iron fireplace and a washbasin, is reached via bedroom five, ideal as a nursery. Bedroom three is rear-facing and bedroom four has a front outlook.
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