Set in 2.58 acres of gardens and grounds in the village of Hampton Lovett, Home Farm has much to offer including six double bedrooms, a detached workshop/home office, an attached annexe and equestrian facilities.DescriptionBuilt in the 1870s this Victorian country home has been carefully extended to provide versatile and spacious contemporary living accommodations to suit any family’s needs. This characterful property has retained many of its original period features being sympathetically integrated into a modern design enhancing and adding to the overall charm of this one-of-a-kind home.
An attached annexe with its own garden offers the potential for a holiday let or multi-generational living and several outbuildings offer an escape from the main house to explore hobbies, focus on work or work out.
Set in 2.58 acres of gardens and grounds the outdoor space has much to offer including a 0.55-acre paddock with a stable block, a kitchen garden with a greenhouse and extensive south-facing lawns and orchard which could be converted into a further 0.95-acre paddock for goats, pigs or horses.
Settled behind electric wrought iron gates, an enclosed brick paved courtyard and an additional gravel section to the side provide ample parking for several vehicles. The detached garages and two carports are accessed from this courtyard.
From the courtyard, a glass-panelled front door with tall windows to either side leads the way into the main house. Warm-toned wooden floors create a homely atmosphere, and the large windows flood the space with natural light.
The hallway houses a useful downstairs cloakroom and has doors flowing into the study, kitchen, living room, utility room and an inner hallway. Another door to the left as you enter accesses the adjoining annexe.
Simply breathtaking, the large contemporary farmhouse kitchen sympathetically blends the original features into an elegant, modern and functional design. Two charming windows overlooking the gardens and recessed spotlights brighten the room creating a light and airy atmosphere.
A huge central island with a solid timber countertop offers ample cooking space for any keen chef. There are a pair of built-in electric ovens under the island, an induction hob and dishwasher to the side units and space for an American-style fridge freezer. Finished to an excellent standard the kitchen has limestone flooring, space for a freestanding table and chairs, and a feature oil-fired Aga set in a chimney breast.
Just off the kitchen or accessed from the main entrance hall is the inner hallway which is part of the original Victorian house. This hallway has retained many period features including the Minton tiled flooring, a panelled staircase and decorative coving.
A cellar can be accessed under the staircase and doors lead to the lounge and dining room. The original front door has a lovely gabled porch and currently acts as a back door to the garden.
With an imposing open fireplace and original wooden flooring, this beautiful dining room has ample space for a ten-seat table and dual-aspect windows with incredible views over the gardens.
The more formal lounge has an open fireplace and wooden flooring. There is also a large window overlooking the rear garden brightening the room.
At the front of the property, there is a study with carpeted flooring and a window overlooking the courtyard. This space is an ideal home office with ample room for a large desk and storage.
Opposite the kitchen is a useful utility room with amtico flooring and matching sage wall and base units incorporating a Belfast sink. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, and a handy back door grants access to the garden and patio.
Situated to the rear of the property overlooking the gardens is the cosy living room with many characterful features including a simple ceiling rose, wooden flooring and a stylish freestanding log burner in the corner of the room. A set of bi-fold doors brighten the room and flow seamlessly onto the patio, opening the space up.
A staircase from the inner hallway leads up to the first-floor landing where all five double bedrooms, the family bathroom and an airing cupboard are accessed.
This luxurious bedroom suite is sumptuously carpeted and has two Velux windows flooding the room with natural light. There is ample room for several items of free-standing furniture and it comes with its own walk-in wardrobe.
The ensuite shower room has mosaic tiled floors and comprises a white suite including a low-level WC, wash basin and walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head.
Towards the front of the property, the second bedroom features an ensuite comprising a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin. There are windows to two walls that allow plenty of natural light into the room.
Situated at the end of the first-floor landing, the third bedroom has a wonderful large window looking over the front of the property. This room benefits from an en suite comprising a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin.
Bedroom four is a generous room with dual-aspect windows looking out over the grounds. This versatile space is currently being used as a hobby room but would make a suitable fourth double bedroom.
Along the landing, bedroom five is another generous double room with a window to the rear. Adjacent to this room is a useful airing cupboard.
The large family bathroom has been stylishly finished with a shuttered window, high ceilings and a black mosaic floor incorporating a contrasting white tiled backsplash. A corner shower and a white three-piece suite comprising a freestanding rolltop bath with claw feet, a high cistern WC and a washbasin complete this contemporary bathroom.
Accessed from the main entrance hall and separate stable door to the kitchen, the annexe has a modern fully fitted kitchen, a wonderful living/dining room, a shower room, an en suite bedroom and a cellar.
Located off the annexe hallway, the shower room comprises white floor-to-ceiling tiling, a large corner shower enclosure, a WC and a washbasin.
The kitchen is accessed via a white stable door that leads in from the main courtyard. The room is a large open space and features white panelled wall and base units with modern silver handles, an integrated dual oven and an induction hob.
To the other side of the room is another work surface with a stainless steel sink and window looking out to the front of the property. The generous room has a built-in wooden breakfast bar, and a door leads to the hallway and further rooms.
Living and dining room
To the end of the hallway is the gorgeous living/dining room. This space features a curved wall to one side and two sets of double doors leading outside to the other. The focal point of the room is the fantastic woodburning stove with an exposed chimney flue.
Through the double doors in the living room is the annexe’s separate garden. There is a patioed area and a further fenced-off lawn, which offers a secluded outdoor space as part of the annexe.
The first floor of the annexe features a wonderful double bedroom with an en suite. The space has windows to either side and ample space for freestanding furniture.
The en suite comprises a bathtub with an overhead shower, a WC, a washbasin and a useful towel radiator. This bedroom provides a perfect private area as part of the attached annexe.
The annexe has been used as a successful holiday let, through Sykes Cottages, for several years, however, could easily be integrated into the main house in support of multi-generational living.
Both garages are located in the main courtyard with garage one being directly opposite the main gates.
Constructed in red brick with a tiled roof the enclosed garage is connected to two open carports which have windows to the rear overlooking the gardens.
The other garage has been rendered white and has a large garage/workshop area on the ground floor ideal for storing cars or working on larger projects. An exterior staircase rises to the first floor which is a large open room with three Velux windows and a useful shower room. This space would either make the perfect office away from the family home or an excellent at-home gym.
Gardens and grounds
The outdoor space has much to offer with this property having two patio areas flowing from the main house providing ample space for alfresco dining, relaxing or entertaining family and friends. This rolls onto a lawn with interspersed mature trees which wraps around to the original Victorian entrance. The whole garden is boarded by mature trees, shrubs, woodland or fencing providing a great deal of privacy.
Paddock and stable
A post and rail fence with a gate can be found at the rear of the gravelled section of the courtyard which leads into the secure 0.55-acre paddock. A gravel path continues up to the timber stable block which sits on a concrete slab providing plenty of room to tie your horses for tacking up and grooming.
There is electricity and running water to the block and comprises a stable, a storeroom for food and equipment and a tack room. Adjacent to the stable block is an open store and a field shelter.
Situated just off the wraparound lawn adjacent to the main house is an idyllic kitchen garden with six beds, a large potting shed and a magnificent greenhouse. Fully enclosed and having levelled pathways this would be any green-thumbed individual’s dream.
Beyond the kitchen garden is an extensive south-facing 0.95-acre lawn and orchard currently home to a chicken coup and second field shelter but has the potential to be fully fenced to create further paddocks if required. Beyond the orchard fence is a wooded area of native trees leading to the poplar-lined boundary.
The property has oil fired central heating, mains electricity and water, and private drainage via sewage treatment works.
Council Tax Band – GLocationJust a 7-minute drive north of Droitwich Spa this lovely country farmhouse sits on the edge of gorgeous Worcestershire countryside whilst being within convenient distance to many villages and towns providing ample amenities. Just a few moments away lies Cutnall Green with several good places to eat including The Chequers public house and an Indian restaurant, cricket and tennis clubs, a church and an Ofsted-rated ‘good’ primary school.
Droitwich Spa has an array of amenities, including a good selection of shops, superb schooling, doctor’s surgeries and sporting and leisure facilities.
There are excellent transport links to the A38, the M5, Worcester and Birmingham, making this a great area for commuters. An outstanding train service is provided by Droitwich Spa Train Station.
Also situated nearby is Hanbury Hall, a beautiful National Trust Property open to the public, surrounded by manicured gardens and with lovely walks throughout the grounds.FeesReservation Fee – refundable on exchange
A reservation fee, refundable on exchange, will be payable by the Buyer to Andrew Grant Sales Limited prior to issuing the Memorandum of Sale and marking the property as Sold Subject to Contract. This fee will be reimbursed upon Exchange of contracts.
In the instance the Seller withdraws from the sale the fee will be returned to the Buyer. The fee will be retained by Andrew Grant Sales Ltd to cover costs in the event the Buyer withdraws from the purchase or doesn’t Exchange within 6 months of the fee being received other than as a result of:
1. Any structural or material issues arising from any survey that has not previously been disclosed
2. A defect in the seller’s legal title
3. The local searches reveal any matter that has a material adverse effect on the market value of the property that were previously undeclared or unknown
The reservation fee levels are as follows:
an agreed offer under 500,000 will be 750 inclusive of vat
an agreed offer between 500,000 and 1,000,000 will be 2,000 inclusive of vat
all agreed offers over 1,000,000 will be 3,000 inclusive of vat
The reservation fee is payable upon acceptance of an offer which itself is subject to an assessment of ability to proceed. Any renegotiation of an accepted price after the issue of the Sales Memorandum for any reason not covered in points 1 to 3 above will lead to the reservation fee being retained. A further fee will be payable on any subsequent reduced offer accepted by the vendor. This will be returnable subject to the conditions that prevail for all reservation fees.