Monday, 25 January 2016

Two farmhouses - Devon and Lancashire


Couple of farmhouses with barns to show you today. On the pricey side but good-looking buildings in great locations.
Pictured above and below is New Troughgate Farm at Bacup, Rossdendale, sent to me by reader Liz.

The three-bedroom farmhouse comes with attached stone barn, separate garage and a big garden.
All a bit of mess and in need of rather more than a clean-up and some TLC, but lots of potential to reconfigure and refurbish.
On the market through Farrow and Farrow at £250k, details and more pictures here.
David sent me this handsome Devon home, below, at Hatherleigh.

Crosspark has three bedrooms and, as with the Rossendale house, an upstairs bathroom (always a plus), with kitchen and two reception rooms downstairs.
Outside is a barn, garage (annexed to house), stores and large garden. In all you get around five acres of land, including paddock and woodland.

Lovely countryside location but close enough to the Hatherleigh and Okehampton to not feel isolated, with Exeter 33 miles away.
On the market through Strutt and Parker at offers around £325k. Details and more pictures here and here.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Former pub/farmhouse, Cornwall

Up until 1911, this gorgeous building was a pub - the Plume of Feathers. Since when it's been a farmhouse and a much-neglected home. 
On the downside that neglect means this is pretty substantial renovation project. On the upside it means you get a property which has barely changed since the 19th century.
Inglenook fireplaces, original window seats, windows, cooking range, wood panelling, granite newel staircase to the cellar (or you could just drop, Batman-like, through the floor-less 'Reception 2' into the cellar below...I did say it needed work). If proper period renovation is your thing, this is a dream challenge.

The Grade II Listed house is in the Cornish hamlet of St Euny Churchtown, on the edge of Redruth.
Downstairs are hallway, three reception rooms, former diary room, and beamed kitchen/dining room with this exposed range:

Upstairs are five bedrooms, including this room, which served as the Church Court room for the village in the 18th century:

The building is oozing with history (it's not even clear how old it is).
Outside is small front garden and a long, enclosed rear courtyard, plus the former wash house and cow house:

It's on the market through Philip Martin at £285k. Details and more pictures here, brochure here.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Former chapel, Powys, Wales

Happy New Year! And here's a fabulous Welsh chapel to kick off 2016's cornucopia of "wrecks".
Grade II listed Sardis Chapel, in Ystradgynlais, in Powys, was built in 1860. It's basically just one big room with banks of pews, gallery, an entrance lobby and a bit of land at the side:

But what I loved about it is that the sale includes all fixtures fittings - pulpit, pews, even the organ!


The property has mains electricity but there's no mention of other services (and given the lack of a loo or kitchen, I'd guess no water...). No planning permission to convert, and no mention of who is selling it or whether there are covenants or restrictions on future use. You'll want to make a few phonecalls.
However, it's a gorgeous space in a decent location and, at a Bullseye under £50k, it's worth looking at.
On the market through Clee, details and more pictures here.