Reception Rooms: 3
Situated in the most exquisite rural setting in the hamlet of Tatham, Mill House Farm and Garden Cottage present the opportunity to acquire a unique and highly desirable package of a stunning 4 bedroom farmhouse with separate, detached one bedroom cottage. The farmhouse itself has been fully extended and developed to enhance the multitude of characterful features on offer whilst being carefully planned for modern, practical living. Set out over two floors, two superb reception rooms are complemented by a true farmhouse kitchen and utility room. The first floor boasts a magnificent master suite, two double and one single bedroom with a generous house bathroom. To the front and the rear of this very special home, well tended gardens afford a variety of specimens, vegetable plots and lawns, and from its elevated position the house looks over the meandering River Hindburn. Also within the grounds sits The Garden Cottage, currently a one bedroom, self contained property that provides a regular income from an assured short hold tenancy.
Equidistant between Lancaster and Kirkby Lonsdale, Tatham is a popular choice for those seeking a beautiful country location for their second home or a superb base from which to travel for work around the North West. Those looking to work from home will be impressed to learn that Mill House Farm benefits from B4RN access. There are primary schools in the nearby villages of Wray and Lowgill, the very well respected Queen Elizabeth Secondary school in Kirkby Lonsdale is less than 8 miles away and the property is within the catchment area for the Lancaster Grammar Schools. Wray is a vibrant and active village with a wonderful community spirit, and is perhaps best well known for the annual scarecrow festival. There is also a pub, village store and popular garden centre. Additional amenities such as doctors, dentists and supermarkets can be found in Kirkby Lonsdale or of course the City of Lancaster which can be reached within approximately 15 minutes.
Accommodation A stone and timber porch provides access via a glazed door to the;
Farmhouse Breakfast Kitchen 15’3 x 14’6 (4.66m x 4.42m) This true farmhouse kitchen enjoys beautiful views over the garden to both the front and rear of the property. Centred around the two oven Aga, the cream wall and base units are topped with a Beachwood work surface and encase a Belfast sink, plate rack, shelves and a dishwasher. The floor is quarry tiled and there is ample space for a breakfast table.
Utility 14’0 x 8’9 (4.27m x 2.67m) A more modern addition to the property this excellent facility offers a super selection of base units, Belfast sink, and separate WC. Perfect for muddy boots or animals
Dining Area/Living Room 24’5 x 14’8 (7.45m x 4.46m) A simply stunning reception space that is steeped in character and charm; stone mullion windows, exposed stone chimney breast, drinks cupboard and beams convey the period of the property. The vendors have included a fumed Oak floor and Clearview wood burning stove which complement perfectly the original features. Windows to both front and rear provide a lovely dual aspect and plenty of light.
Sitting Room 18’7 x 15’11 (5.66m x 4.85m) Beautifully presented, this additional reception space has clean modern lines, yet is in keeping with the rest of the house. Sliding patio doors lead out onto the garden, whilst bespoke Oak shelving within the alcoves and a feature oak lintel above the inset, newly installed, Jetmaster wood burning stove create interest and individuality.
Rear Hall To the rear of the property, adjacent to the Living Room and with double doors opening out into the garden this versatile space allows plenty of light and access to the first floor;
Master Bedroom 18’10 x 15’4 (5.74m x 4.68m) Spacious and light, this wonderful master bedroom benefits from tasteful integrated furniture including wardrobes and drawers. The dual aspect and creative use of square bay window and balcony over looking the River make for an area of tranquilly. Exposed stone work finished the room.
En-suite Contemporary and stylish, this en-suite bathroom comprises of a freestanding bath, vanity wash hand basin, WC and radiator with towel rail and has been finished with classically designed tiles.
Bedroom 9’7 x 9’3 (2.91m x 2.82m) A super double bedroom of excellent proportions and benefiting from a wall of built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 15’0 x 14’7 (4.56m x 4.44) A further double bedroom to the front of the property enjoying views over the garden and to the open countryside beyond.
Bedroom 12’6 x 8’2 (3.80m x 2.50m) A pretty and quaint single bedroom, ideal for guests, grandchildren or indeed as a study. Beautiful views over the rear garden to the River Hindburn.
Bathroom With exposed stone walls, the character of the house continues, this super facility comprises a panel bath, separate shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and towel radiator. There is also a useful airing cupboard.
Outside Accessed via a quiet lane servicing only a handful of houses, Mill House Farm occupies the most picturesque of rural back drops in this most delightful of hamlet settings. Surrounded predominantly by rolling fields and with the River Hindburn below, the gardens at this stunning home are simply exquisite. Well maintained and planted, the vendors have created a haven for wildlife and a variety of flora and fauna to thrive. Paved seating areas to the rear afford plenty of opportunity for al fresco dining, and a gravel parking and turning area to the front combined with newly constructed timber car port provides parking spaces for up to 5 cars. To the front of the property a pretty and productive kitchen garden with raised beds, greenhouse and potting shed are ideal for green fingered buyers.
The Garden Cottage Within the grounds of the main house, yet without impinging on privacy is The Garden Cottage, a delightful one bedroom, one bathroom property with open plan kitchen living room. Presently utilised as a long let on an assured short hold tenancy agreement, there is vast flexibility for usage in this delightful little cottage. The opportunity exists, subject to the usual consents for a holiday let, large self contained home office or indeed a ‘granny’ flat for dependent relatives.
Directions From M6 Junction 34 follow signpost for Caton – A683, toward Hornby. Before reaching Hornby turn right on B6480- Wray/ Wennington. On arrival of Wray Village, turn right onto Main Street, following this road for approximately 1.3 miles. Driving along from this point, you will notice to the right, a large field, fenced with white/ rusty railings. Follow the railings around to turn right, onto a private road. You will find Mill House Farm located at the end of this road.