Selby's Farm is a superb and immaculately presented Grade II listed farmhouse. The house dates from 1450s and was formerly a hall house with features including exposed oak wall and ceiling timbers including a dragon beam in the dining room, an impressive vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom with king post, high ceilings, thumb latch doors and inglenook fireplaces. The house sits in delightful gardens and grounds, which provide an attractive backdrop and a high degree of privacy. The pastureland includes a number of post and rail paddocks with field shelters and a hay barn. Also of note are the various outbuildings comprising an annexe, stabling, garaging, a studio, summerhouse and garden store.
The principal reception rooms provide well proportioned and elegant entertaining areas and comprise a drawing room with a bay window to the front and a double aspect dining room. Both rooms have inglenook fireplaces and attractive views over the front garden. The sitting room is also double aspect and has French doors opening to the terrace, a range of fitted bookshelves and a fireplace.
There is a study with an outlook to the rear.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a bespoke range of maple wall and base units with work surfaces over incorporating a double butler sink. A matching island unit provides storage and a breakfast bar, and there is a separate walk-in larder cupboard. There is a 2 oven Aga, set within a brick recess with a bread oven to one side. Other appliances include Smeg oven, Neff fridge and Gaggenau freezer, Siemens dishwasher and space for a microwave.
The utility room has fitted maple storage cupboards, a butler sink and plumbing for washing machine and space for a tumble drier. There is a Twin Tec water softener, walk-in storage cupboard and access to the side courtyard.
The first floor landing has access to an eaves storage cupboard and the second floor.
The master suite comprises an impressive double aspect vaulted bedroom which enjoys views over the gardens and grounds. There are exposed wall and ceiling timbers with a king post. The spacious triple aspect dressing room is fitted with a range of fitted maple wardrobes and a full height wooden mullion window to the rear. The en suite bathroom by Badger Bathrooms is well appointed with a bath, separate shower cubicle, W.C., and pedestal wash basin.
The guest bedroom is double aspect with an en suite shower and basin.
The third bedroom has an outlook over the front garden and a walk in dressing area, with fitted storage cupboards and a feature wooden frame cusped internal window. There is a connecting door to the master suite.
Arranged over the second floor are two bedrooms both with vaulted ceilings and connected by double doors. One of the bedrooms has a bath and wash basin set within a recess, and an exposed brick chimney breast.
The family bathroom and separate W.C. complete the internal accommodation.
There are two external rooms, one is a wine store and the other a boiler room.
The C17th timber framed Annexe
The annexe was formerly a cart house and later a forge, and has been converted to provide a quadruple aspect sitting room with a raised fireplace and two pairs of French doors to the
garden. Stairs rise to the first floor where a vaulted bedroom is located with charming wooden sliding shutters to the windows and a cupboard housing a kitchenette. There is a well appointed shower room with shower, wash basin and W.C. completing the accommodation.
The studio comprises two rooms currently providing a workshop and games room.
Set within a timber frame barn with a cat slide roof, are three stables with Victorian style Monarch steelwork and hardwood features, comprising two loose boxes and one larger foaling box. To one side is a tack/feed room and to the rear is an extensive store.
An English Heritage oak frame building comprising three open bay garages and a storeroom to one side.
An implement store provides good garden storage.
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