A charming Listed house with excellent family accommodation, set in beautiful gardens and grounds.
Four Reception Rooms
Five Bathrooms (two ensuite)
Double Garage with Separate Office
Two bedroom barn conversion
Games Room with adjoining Studio Room
Swimming Pool and Pool Room
In all Approx. 6,663 Sq Ft
Orchard, paddock and gardens in all approx. 4.8 acres
Betworthy Farm is Listed Grade II and is believed to date from the 17th century, with later extensions in the 19th and early 21st centuries. The present vendors have carried out a sympathetic and extensive programme of renovation and improvement to create a first class family house with excellent, well-presented living space. The house has great character and charm with many original features such as beamed ceilings and wood boarded floors but, unusually for a property of this period the rooms are light and well-proportioned.
There is excellent entertaining space. The drawing room, added by the vendors, is particularly impressive. It is lit by four sash windows with working shutters and has a fine marble fireplace.
The kitchen is well-equipped and a good-sized breakfast/family room leads off. Beyond the laundry room is a double garage and then a large office and store room. The master bedroom is extremely well-equipped with two en suite bathrooms and two dressing rooms. There are three further bedrooms and two further bathrooms on the first floor. Two of these bedrooms are approached via a separate staircase, making them ideal for guests. Bedrooms five and six, a dressing room and bathroom are on the second floor.
The Barn and Outbuildings
Electrically operated gates open onto a gravelled parking area to the north east of the house. The driveway then leads to the Barn. This has a date stone of 1849 and was converted in recent years to a very impressive standard. It provides excellent ancillary accommodation and comprises a huge open plan living space of over 36 feet in length with a smart open plan kitchen to one end. On the first floor are two bedrooms both with en suite bathrooms. The Barn has its own landscaped garden to the south with symmetrical box edged flower beds and gravel paths. Adjoining this, but screened by a high stone wall, is the swimming pool set in a deep paved surround and bordered by a long rose covered pergola. Overlooking the pool is an L-shaped range of former farm buildings which have been converted to great entertaining/party space. There is a huge games room, a summer dining room, shower, WC and a kitchen together with a large studio. To the rear of the barn is a large Dutch Barn with adjoining lean to. This provides excellent storage space and would also be suitable for use as stabling.
Betworthy Farms sits within charming gardens and grounds which have been created by the vendors. It is readily accessible from the house which has no less than seven doors leading on to it. From the parking area a paved path leads past box edged beds planted with lavender and roses to the front door. On the west side of the house is a paved terrace and a wide flat lawn with mixed borders. To the side are further lawns enclosed with evergreen hedging, an orchard and a pond. There is also a gardener’s restroom and cloakroom. A useful flat grass paddock lies to the west, enclosed on all sides by a copse. In all the property extends to just over 4.8 acres.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 4.8