13 Oct 2019


This Sunday’s Spotlight Property is a truly outstanding fully refurbished 18th Century farmhouse set in beautiful gardens and providing outstanding accommodation of remarkable character.

On the market for £630,000, The Old Farmhouse is located just ten minutes’ drive from Tarporley village, in a prime rural setting in the semi-rural village of Little Budworth. – Property Details.

The Old Farmhouse forms the principal portion to what was the original Outside farm. The farmhouse dates back mainly from the 18th Century but has an appealing Georgian façade and the property is constructed of brick under a slate roof with attractive sash windows. Back in 2004 the property was derelict and the present owner has undertaken the most remarkable and impressive scheme of restoration, renovation and improvement. This has all been done in sympathy with the origins of the farmhouse and in line with the requirements expected of a Grade II listed property. The end result is a breakthtaking family home that combines large rooms and many period features with a homely and welcoming atmosphere. The property stands in terrific landscaped gardens and also has ample off road parking and an excellent oak framed outbuilding.

A viewing is utterly essential in order to appreciate the extraordinary accommodation. Within the scheme of refurbishment many beautiful period features have been retained including handsome fireplaces, tiled Minton tiled floor, decorative carved wood staircase with detailing to the newel posts, exposed beams and wall timbers, moulded ceiling cornices and beautiful panelling.

The property is spread over three floors which in itself gives interested parties terrific versatility to adapt the house to suit their own individual requirements. The accommodation opens with a delightful entrance hall which is handsome and impressive. The formal dining room is of a good proportion and this in turn leads to the drawing room. The drawing room is an exceptional feature of the property being an oak framed room with extensive glazing and a vaulted ceiling. The drawing room measures an impressive 25’1 ” x 20’4″ and as is fitting in a room this size has a woodburning stove as a key focal point. Located off the reception hall is a cloakroom and an additional reception room, described in these details as a sitting room. This well-proportioned room, which is nearly square, has a central period fireplace with stone hearth and woodburning stove.

The farmhouse style breakfast kitchen contains custom built units which have been hand painted under oak work surfaces with a four oven Aga and breakfast area. There is also a utility room and a secondary kitchen, together with a most practical pantry with bespoke units. The kitchen has more than ample space within it for a large table and chairs and provides the focal point for day to day living. Particular attention is drawn to the fact that from the kitchen access can be gained to a magnificent fully working cellar. The cellar has been painstakingly restored as per the rest of the house and is a superb area for the storage of wine and various types of food and household goods.

The first floor accommodation continues to impress. The master bedroom is of a wonderful proportion and has a spacious dressing room and a beautifully finished period style en-suite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, both of which are large doubles and also a separate family bathroom which is of a tremendous proportion and beautifully appointed.

Crowning the building is the second floor which has a character and attractiveness all of its own. The landing is very spacious and is presently used as a study and office. There are two further full height bedrooms at this level, both of which have fantastic Velux skylights and vaulted ceilings. There is also timber flooring and a general character and appeal to the rooms which can only be appreciated when viewed. Serving these two very large bedrooms is a shower room and due to size of the overall space this floor could easily be used as a self contained annexe if required.

The Old Farmhouse is approached off Chester Lane and the initially shared driveway leads to the Old Farmhouse’s private driveway. There is ample off road parking for several vehicles, a high quality outbuilding and particular attention is drawn to the delightful landscaped gardens that the present owner has cultivated so as to provide an ideal space for those with a family. The gardens are principally laid to lawn with many attractive features.

This wonderful property has an abundance character and is in superb condition. It truly is a gem and a viewing is strongly recommended. Priced at a competitive level and located equidistant to Tarporley High Street and The Grange School in Hartford. It is sure to be of tremendous appeal to the discerning family looking to purchase a long term home.

Do not hesitate to contact the Office on 01829 731300 to arrange a viewing.


By Melissa FurberBack to Blog