There are many factors that make Old Farm a magical home - the stunning setting is the first thing that will make you stop and breath in the fresh air. From the lawn of Old Farm you look out over your land and across uninterrupted country views with just the sound of tweeting birds and the horses hoofs. The second thing is the size and scale of the house and the outbuildings - the property is big, very big but it is not overpowering. There are stables, stores and barns that have planning permission to link to the main house and make Old Farm into a new property altogether. The third factor about the house is the warmth and the familiar sense of home.
Old Farm is a gorgeous family home with space, style, potential and a very exciting future.
Let’s go through the facts: 7.19 acres of gardens and land. Grade II Farm House with 6 bedrooms and 8 reception rooms. Planning Permission granted to extend and develop existing buildings.
Dating back to the 15th Century Old Farm has a glorious and fascinating past (that we will be delighted to tell you about over a cup of tea). The house oozes charm and is full of original features like the original Fleur de Lys wall painting, the inglenook fireplace in the lounge with its barrel top and the original old ham cupboard to the side, and the Jacobean staircase. There are wonky bits and creaking floorboards but it all adds to the history and fun of the home.
One of the great aspects of the property is the juxtaposition of the new with the old. The Dairy has been converted into a vaulted drawing room, which looks out onto the stunning garden. There is a modern oak framed garden room and a bespoke library that contrasts with the warm charm of the original house.
The designs for the proposed development are very exciting.The architect envisages a home that is centred around the courtyard with the barns transformed into two storey accommodation that links effortlessly into the main house. There will be a new entrance hall and staircase, a games room, studio, utility and cloakroom downstairs, which will flow beautifully into the kitchen. The first floor will be a stunning high level galleried staircase and landing area with three major bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. New owners will have the opportunity to make these plans come to life and create a bespoke home.
Mrs Clarke loves :
The children can play in the gardens and I can have my own country kitchen with an Aga
Mrs Clarke thinks :
This is a huge opportunity. Call my architect!
The garden is worthy of a feature on Gardener’s World. We can imagine Monty Don walking around and waxing lyrical about the heritage plants, the stunning backdrop and the wonderful lifestyle that the owners must have. There is space for chickens, a kitchen garden and a cricket pitch. Surrounding the garden is just over 7 acres of land where the current owners keep sheep and horses. New owners may want to run a small-holding, rent out stables and land to horsey types, lease land to a local farmer or keep their own horses. To find a property with this amount of space and privacy is very rare and much sought after.
- House & Gardens : Grade II listed Farm House in 7.18 acres of gardens and land
- Potential : Planning permission granted to develop and link existing buildings to the Farm House
- Lifestyle : For those who like the glamorous good life. Stables and space for horses, gardens to entertain in and total privacy
Our favourite part
The beauty of the setting.
I've had an idea for a film for a while - a rom com based in an idyllic little English village. The setting would be the star of the film, it would epitomise the English countryside. There would be rolling fields, lambs being born, horses trotting along the lanes, a handsome farmer doffing his cap as he drives past on his tractor. The cast would be a mix of wealthy ex-Londoners who have fled the smog for fresh air and families who have been in the village for generations. The romance would revolve around a quaint pub, where phones are banned and everyone is super duper charming. The love story would be about a couple who move into the village and create a beautiful home for themselves and their family and fall in love all over again because the village is just so blinkin' perfect.
The setting... Mousley End.
The old romantics... auditions being held.
Mousley End is a tiny little hamlet in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside. You are minutes from Leamington and Warwick in one direction and Solihull and Birmingham in the other. There are train stations that can whizz you into London in under 90mins and there is Birmingham International that can fly you across the World within a twenty quid taxi.
Waitrose is the closest supermarket. The pub is called The Case is Altered and is possibly the best pub in the history of all drinking establishments. There is a cricket club, tennis club, rugby club and, thank goodness, no night club.
- Closest village/town: Lapworth, Rowington, Dorridge
- Stores: Lapworth & Shrewley Stores are close by.
- Supermarket: Waitrose in Kenilworth darling (Ocado is much easier though!)
- Pubs: The Case... seriously you need to go, just make sure you turn your phone off.
- Walks: Endless countryside walks are on your doorstep
- Planning Permission Granted -- A linked two storey extension linking refurbished outbuildings to the existing dwelling (including part demolition) to create additional ground and first floor accommodation. W10/1548 & W10/1566LB
- Plot Size -- Circa 7.19 acres.
- Kitchen -- Range of base units with hand painted effect finish with granite work tops and including white Belfast sink with mixer tap, a range of fitted base cupboard and drawer units, integrated dishwasher. Matching central island unit with fitted base cupboards and Blomberg halogen hob and Zanussi built in oven below. Tiled recess with beam above and fitted white four oven Aga with twin hobs and side warming plate. Window to rear. Recess for large fridge/freezer, windows to front and side, exposed wall and ceiling beams. Dining and sitting area with exposed ceiling beams, sealed unit double glazed window overlooking the garden and terracota tiled floor to the whole area.
- Garden room -- High cathedral ceiling, exposed roof trusses, full height oak framed double glazed windows with central french doors to the garden, cream stone tiled floor wth underfloor heating and openings through into:- front hallway with door to the front, double radiator, recessed ceiling halogen lighting, matching cream tiled floor and doors to:- laundry with a tiled floor, inset sink with timber worktops and base cupboards below, plumbing for a washing machine, Worcester central heating boiler, window and two roof lights.
- Drawing Room & Library -- [currently used as a guest wing] library plus excellent range of high fitted bookshelves on all sides with sealed unit double glazed window to the front with fitted oak window seat below, fitted oak desk top with radiator below in ornamental casing and sealed unit double glazed window overlooking the garden. Central oak panelled double door book case with storage cupboard below and halogen downlighting over. High cathedral ceiling. Oak panelled double doors then open through into drawing room with high cathedral ceiling with painted exposed roof trusses, central oak framed double glazed french doors with side windows leading directly on to the delightful gardens, two radiators in ornamental casings, additional double glazed windows to the front and two sets of french doors to one end leading to the garden.
- Lounge -- to rear of inglenook plus entrance walk way. A feature of this room is the original Fleur de Lys wall painting from 1618. Barrelled top inglenook fireplace with raised hearth, stone surround, cast iron fire back, fitted side shelves, old salt cupboard, tinder box and access to what was the original old ham cupboard for smoking hams and now utilised as storage. Fine mellow exposed wall and ceiling beams, two radiators (one being of old cast iron). Oak framed sealed unit double glazed windows to both front and rear. Two wall light points and beamed opening into Study with hand painted fitted book shelf unit with double cupboards and double door shelved storage cupboards to either side. Further fitted shelves, radiator and side window.
- Sitting room -- with fine timber framed walls, beamed ceiling, three wall light points, two cast iron radiators and Oak framed sealed unit double glazed windows on two sides. Oak panelled door to:
- Family room -- brick fireplace with Clearview wood burner, beamed ceiling, two radiators, three wall light points, Oak framed sealed unit double glazed window to the front.
- Upstairs -- Five bedrooms and family bathroom
- Outbuildings -- Three brick/ felted stables with Oak doors. Implement store/garaging with power and lighting supply, concrete floor and wide timbered double doors opening to the courtyard. Brick with slate roofed outbuilding sufficient for four vehicles. Concrete floor. Recess off. To the side of the garage is a further brick stable, storage room. Adjoining the garage is: 2 storey brick & tile barn being 'L' shaped adjoining timber framed store room of brick and tile construction with paved fore court at the front.
- Field -- To the right hand side of the property with stock proof fencing. Oak, five bar field gate giving access to the field from opposite the entrance to the house. Stock proof fencing throughout. Subdivided in part into 3 stock proof paddocks, stock fencing and post and rail mix with interconnecting gates/rails. Also brick and slate field shelter with power and water and adjacent seasonal pond. Original stone quarry in far corner.
- Additional Outbuildings -- Large concreted yard with three brick and timber stables having electricity, power and lights. Separate gated access to the lane with timber double remote controlled entrance gates. Dutchbarn 18.14m(59'6'') x 16.56m(54'4'') having electricity, power and lights. Brick & slate tiled garage 6.43m(21'1'') x 4.80m(15'9'')