Somerset Farm has been in ownership by the same family since 1969 and provides a rare opportunity to acquire a delightful Grade II Listed farmhouse believed to date back to 1560, with later extensions added over the subsequent years. In Anglo Saxon times, Suma Forde meant ‘when the river could be forded in the summer’ hence the now ‘Somerset Farm’. The original part of the house was built as the Keeper’s Cottage for the Peper Harow Estate of Lord Middleton.
Listed in 1960 the house provides period features throughout, from the beamed walls and ceilings to glimpses of times gone by, via the original bread oven in the dining room, to the inglenook fireplace with its curing cupboard in the spacious sitting room. The past and present farming history merge perfectly from the split-level reception room utilising the old dairy, to the impressive voluminous Sussex Barn. Offering exceptional development opportunity (subject to the usual planning consents and building regulations - STPP), the Sussex Grade II Listed Barn is internally framed with aged mellow beams depicting Roman numerals used by the skilled artisan during its erection. Further outbuildings are multiple and include stabling, storerooms and sizeable sheds, including a large chicken shed and two field shelters, together with substantial garaging. Framing a large courtyard, the Sussex Barn and outbuildings are within close proximity to the main house and lead to the contiguous 30 acres.
Set back from the road, the house is outlined to the anterior aspect by a stone wall, housing a mature English country garden that continues around the property to the rear terrace. The Sussex Barn, stables, outbuildings and sand school offer numerous opportunities, from Equestrian use to development (STPP). The acres of grounds provide exquisite views, pasture and paddocks. The lower fields all enjoy frontage to the River Wey, where the property holds the fishing rights. No public access or footpaths cross any aspects of the land, creating a very private and peaceful setting.
Property Features Include: Historic Home
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Lot Acres: 30