A quintessential Costwold farmhouse with consent to refurbish and restore to create a wonderful family house.
Planning consent to refurbish to provide:
Hall | Drawing room | Sitting room | Study | 2 Cloakrooms | Kitchen/family/dining room | Boot room | Utility |5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms
A detached period 2 storey stone outbuilding, partly converted | A substantial stone Tithe Barn | Two steel framed agricultural storage buildings | Single storey open fronted five bay cow byre |Stabling
Gardens and grounds | Paddocks
All in about 15 acres
Oatridge Farm is situated in the middle of its own land at the end of a long gravelled driveway, in the heart of the North Wiltshire countryside. This Grade II Listed farmhouse is typical of its period and has been significantly altered and added to during its lifetime. There are numerous outbuildings to the rear of the main house which form a pretty courtyard.
Believed to have been built in the mid-17th century, the main house is constructed of traditional Cotswold stone. The coloured render and stone mullion windows create a striking and elegant main façade. Internally the house retains all of its period charm and features which will only be enhanced with further renovation. Of particular note are the flag stoned floors, the main oak staircase to the first floor, stone mullion windows and fireplaces.
Externally, there is an attractive level walled garden to the east of the main farmhouse. Grouped around the rear of the house are various outbuildings including a magnificent Grade II Listed 17th century barn.
Oatridge Farm sits in the middle of its land surrounded by four separate paddocks. There are currently a number of outbuildings and separate stabling. The house sits in approximately 15 acres.
Planning permission has been granted to sensitively refurbish the farmhouse and construct a new extension to the north east wing providing accommodation. The most significant alteration is the inclusion of ’the former cheese room’ into the main house. According to the planning permission, this room becomes a fantastic kitchen/dining room. The main reception rooms on the ground floor are to remain along with the extensive period features. The garage to the west of the house will be converted to a separate study and the only additional construction will be a scullery on the north eastern end.
The major alterations upstairs include the loft/attic space which could be converted to two bedrooms and a further bathroom. Dormer windows in the roof will allow for additional light. The master bedroom would remain at the front of the house with the addition of an en-suite bathroom. The former cheese room is currently shown as one large space, ideal as a games room or home cinema, but also with potential for further bedrooms and bathrooms if required.
Permission has been secured to restore, refurbish and rebuild the former Granary. This work has been carried out to first fix stage on the ground floor level and there is also consent to convert the first floor to provide extra accommodation.
Permission has also been granted for the construction of two new stable blocks providing eight loose boxes, a tack room and feed store. This would be constructed using the remains of the original cow byres and would also require the removal of the open steel frame sheds currently in existence. It is also permitted to construct a new agricultural barn located directly behind the new stable block.
Plans and drawings of the approved alterations are available on request from the selling agents.