Want to ditch the daily grind for the simpler life of cows and crops? We have found the best farmhouses on the market right now…
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If you’ve ever aspired to be one of Charlotte Brontë’s fearsome heroines, these farmhouse properties on the market right now will get you one step closer to your goal.
1. Ley Farmhouse, Newmarket
This five-bedroom charming Grade II Listed property dates back to the 16th century, although it has been extensively and meticulously updated since. Not least of these is the Mark Wilkinson kitchen/breakfast room equipped with a wine cooler and coffee machine, making putting your feet up exponentially easier, no matter the hour! However, the house has retained its much-loved historic features such as the fireplaces and painted timbers. Set in 1.68 acres of garden and paddock land, you are in your own little private bubble, with an electric five bar wooden gate to keep out prying eyes! Available through Jackson-Stops, £1.25m.
2. Lodge Farm, Hertfordshire
A typical Georgian house with chequerboard brickwork, Lodge Farm is a spacious five bedroom Grade II Listed property with an additional annex. The property has an abundance of character including a chimneypiece with slate hearth in the master bedroom. This property is an ideal family home with plenty of outdoor space for entertaining or family games, as well as being the perfect place for a book lover thanks to the delightful addition of bespoke American Walnut library shelves and cupboards. Available through Fine & Country, £1.395m.
3. Jackaments Bottom Farmhouse, Cirencester
In an extremely desirable location close to Cirencester, this property has everything you could want in a farmhouse. This Grade II Listed, 17th-century property comes installed with an oil fired AGA, Belfast sink and an inglenook fireplace. The five bedrooms are all well proportioned, especially the master bedroom with its en-suite bathroom and a separate dressing room. Jackaments comes with 10 acres of land, plenty to make this into your own slice of farm paradise. Available through Savills, £1.85m.
4. Hagg End, Kendal, Cumbria
This wonderful house is a 17th century Lakeland home which has managed to hold onto its most desirable and original features. The wooden doors, wood burning stove and stone fireplace with a Lakeland slate hearth all help make this property so lovely. That, and of course, being in the heart of the Lake District National Park countryside with its uncompromising views are what set this property apart from all the others. Available through Fine & Country, £750,000.
5. Lower Eype Farmhouse, Dorset
For the person that wishes to live by the sea and also out in the countryside, this is the property for you. Opposite National Trust land and close to the Jurassic Coastline with a local beach, this house has it all. Not only is the location to die for but the farmhouse is also Grade II Listed and thought to date back to around 1690, as well as being a dairy farm until the 1980’s. The farmhouse now is well equipped for living comfortably with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a further two smaller attic rooms. Available through Savills, £1.1m.
6. Willesley Farm, Milton Abbot
This is a recently renovated five bedroom farmhouse/estate which has been finished to a very high standard. Dating back to the 19th century, this property was originally a farm part of the Duke of Bedford’s Tavistock Estate. It has its own small lake and a mirage of outside buildings which could be converted into a number of things – how about a party barn or stables for the horse lovers out there? Some of the buildings have already been converted into a wine store and an office. The property also offers a tennis court and a pleasant amount of land, so whatever you’re after, this property can comply. Available through Knight Frank, £3m.
7. Plummers Farmhouse, Cirencester
This property is the quintessential Cotswold home. Built from Cotswold stone in be around the 17th century, the farmhouse has a pitched roof and stone mullioned windows which enhance its whole aesthetic. There are five well-sized bedrooms as well as additional space in the attached cottage and the self-contained cottage on the other side. If you should require more space there is a large attic space which could easily be converted to provide more rooms. Available through Savills, £1.65m.
8. Hillfield Farmhouse, Dartmouth
A stunningly renovated property which has had every detail looked over with extreme caution, if it wasn’t for the well-kept façade you would never know this property was Grade II Listed. There are five bedrooms, including a master suite with its own private staircase, and four bathrooms with two of them being en-suite. The bespoke kitchen and open plan dining room mean the living areas are all adaptable and well planned out, making this the perfect, most easy living house you could hope to find. Available through Marchand Petit, £850,000.
9. The Farmhouse, Witney
Dating back to the early 18th century, this double fronted Georgian property is believed to have been a part of the Blenheim Park Estate. Fortunately the property has retained some of its most important features such as sash windows, high ceilings and large main rooms. The kitchen is at the back of the house which allows you to get into the garage, utility room and garden room without ever having to go outside! There are six bedrooms and three bathrooms, so you’ll never be wanting for space, especially with 2.6 acres surrounding you. Available through Savills, £1.35m.
10. Watkins Farm, Sherborne
The perfect property for providing peaceful nights or days and evenings spent entertaining friends. Watkins Farm is a period farmhouse with many selling points, such as the drawing room which has floor to ceiling windows and doors which open right onto the terrace, making it a great spot for those long summer nights spent sipping on wine watching the sun go down. The master bedroom is also a focal point of the house, with an abundance of space and a bathroom/dressing room fitted with mahogany wardrobes, it’ll make getting out of bed in the morning even harder! There are also three stables with a loft above and two brick and tile outbuildings, meanings the possibilities with this property are quite truly endless. Available through Humberts, £1.45m.