What happened to the farm?

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When this property originally came into the market just over 18 months ago, Bob May of May’s – The Village Agents described it as having, “Character, charm, local history and above all a great location.”

He also said it had, “An atmosphere all of its own, potentially benefiting from some modernisation and improvement.”

Well today one can see the potential that has been unlocked in the intervening period.

Shrubbs Farmhouse, tucked securely behind a brick and flint wall, may well no longer have the surrounding farm associated with the name, but it now has an abundance of internal style, yet retaining the character and atmosphere of the earlier incarnation.

Located close to the heart of Middleton Village centre with its range of shops and of course the nearby Middleton Sports Club, this detached character home has been thoroughly renovated to a high standard with little of the original left untouched in some way.

Effectively starting with the shell of the property, the current owner has re-wired, re-plumbed, re-plastered, re-rendered, re-decorated and just about ‘re’ everything else.

He has built sympathetic extensions. He has even changed the doors. New windows, heating system and flooring complement the other improvements, providing the convenience of a ‘new build’ with the ambience, size and layout of an earlier generation.

Internally the living accommodation has been designed for versatility of use, suiting either the growing family or perhaps a professional couple to equal degree.

Bright and airy, the 21st Century kitchen blends into an open dining/sitting area featuring bi-fold doors opening out onto the south facing rear garden. In the 25 ft living room, a recessed inglenook holds an efficient wood burning stove, with further character added by the beamed ceiling and timber bressumer.

Upstairs, the master suite has fitted furniture flanking the access to an en suite shower room, whilst there are two further double bedrooms and a generous single. The family bathroom follows the overall theme, being very much of the era.

Offered for sale at an asking price of £415,000, May’s recommend an early inspection to fully appreciate the care taken in the modernisation process.

For an appointment to view, telephone 01243 841341 and see for yourself just how well the combination of new and old has blended.