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Unite Worcestershire farmhouse for a spacious family home

Upper Town Farmhouse is currently divided into two cosy homes but could be united for a family seeking space, says Alison Jones

 

Buy Upper Town Farmhouse in Berrington, Tenbury Wells, and you get twice the home for your money.

The extended Grade II listed home , which dates back to the 18th century, is currently being utilised as two separate dwellings – one comprising two bedrooms and the other three.

However, it could easily be converted into a five-bedroom whole with a generous number of reception rooms on the ground floor, making it ideal for a large family.

Another bonus is the accommodation provided for horses as the grounds include stables, a ménage and a barn suitable for development (subject to planning permission).

Given the property’s long history it is no surprise that it is packed with character feature such as exposed beams to the walls and ceilings and inglenook fireplaces.

In the larger part of the building, known as 1 Upper Town, there is an entrance hall that gives way to a bright and airy sitting room. This features a log burner set in a brick fireplace with slate hearth and glazed doors to the terrace outside.

A charming dining room has an electric fire in a brick-built inglenook fireplace, exposed beams to the ceiling and views overlooking the paddocks and surrounding countryside.

The kitchen has a modern country feel with a range of painted units, wood block-style work surfaces and floors and beams to the ceiling. It is served by a separate utility with space for a washing machine.

On the first floor, the master bedroom has a corner fireplace and its own dressing room. A door in this room could be opened to create a link to the adjoining home.

There are two further double bedrooms, each with large windows offering views across the surrounding countryside.

In the family bathroom there are part-panelled walls, a bath with shower over, a toilet and basin.

The other part of the building is known as 2 Upper Town. The front door leads into a large L-shaped kitchen/diner which was once the living room for the original farmhouse.

The kitchen has country-style units and an oil-fired Rayburn. It also has an electric cooker and space for a fridge as well as a large breakfast bar. There is ample room for a dining table while a large window lets in lots of light. A utility has space for a washing machine and leads to a downstairs cloakroom.

An inner hall features what was the original front door into the house and has access to No.1, which could be re-opened.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is a sitting room with log burner set into an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams to the ceiling.

On the first floor the large landing is currently used as a study area and has a door to No.1. There is also a small box room/storage space off.

There are two large double bedrooms. The master has exposed beams to the ceiling. There are more beams in the bathroom and a bath with shower over.

Outside there is a gated entrance which leads to the small driveway in front of the house with parking for several vehicles. A large cellar space provides useful storage space.

There is just under an acre of gardens and land adjoining the property.

A paved terrace can be reached from the sitting room of 1 Upper Town. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs.

A stable block contains three stables, two dog kennels and a tack room

There is a ménage next to the stable block and a good sized paddock which has been divided to provide grazing for one or two horses.

A wonderful old barn is ripe for conversion.

The small village of Berrington is notable for its 17th century inn, a splendid church and a busy village hall. It is surrounded by Worcestershire countryside with plenty of opportunity for walking, riding and country pursuits.

The Georgian riverside town of Tenbury Wells is nearby. Berrington is also within easy reach of Ludlow.

VIEWING INFORMATION

AGENT: Andrew Grant

TEL: 01905 734735

WEB: www.andrew-grant.co.uk

GUIDE PRICE: £595,000

 

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