Low Farm is a stunning house with parts dating from the 18th Century, constructed of natural stone with Yorkshire stone roof tiles. The old farm buildings have been converted into a unique home, using reclaimed materials. No detail has been too small, and even the door locks and keys are faithful replicas of their time. Low Farm is a home where great period charm has blended seamlessly with the comforts of modern living.
The present owners liked the character and originality of the house as soon as they saw it. They were impressed by the beams throughout, the generous windows that fill the rooms with natural light, especially the living room with its high arched window over glass patio doors and side windows. The daily hub of the house Is the large kitchen. The four oven Aga is perfect for the keen cook. Friends and family gather round the table for sociable meals or sit at the central island to chat with the cook. The stone floor, beams and bespoke maple units, together create a warm and welcoming ambience. A friend once described the house as “a Christmas house”, perhaps because of its charm and comfort. It certainly is a great party house and has easily accommodated a party for 70 people.
The dining room is ideal for more formal occasions, and with a nightime flickering of candles across the beams, you create a period atmosphere, of having moved back in time. The house is ultra comfortable and it is a pleasure to relax in the chic reception rooms. The elegant style of the sitting room with its mezzanine landing and great fireplace has a huge wow factor. For total relaxation or a quiet place to work, you settle in the library.
The setting of Low Farm is as enchanting as the house. Built on high ground it has sweeping views down a valley and across beautiful countryside. The views from bedrooms are stunning, and you can conveniently access the garden from the first floor by a stone staircase, to breakfast on the patio. Surrounded by lawn and bordered by mature trees, the house and gardens form a tranquil oasis, where you can sit, and savour the delight of the surroundings. Clayton is a small, rural hamlet with a village shop and a thriving (licensed) village Club.
Arched stone opening, flagstone floor and twin stone seats.
Heavy oak entrance door with original bolts, ironmongery and wooden lock, hand crafted oak staircase to first floor, glazed door and flanking glazed panels within arched opening leading to the rear terrace, exposed beams.
Impressive stone fireplace with inset cast iron stove, bespoke oak staircase to a galleried landing area over, French doors with flanking glazed panels and overlight within arched opening leading to the side terrace, built-in oak media cabinet, exposed beams and timbers, revealed stonework, under stairs storage cupboard.
Flagstone floor, exposed beams and timbers, revealed stonework, three picture lights, step down to the living room.
Exposed beams and timbers.
High level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, marble floor, half tiled walls.
Kitchen, Sitting and Breakfast area
Brick fireplace with inset woodburning stove set on a flagstone floor, a twin porcelain sink and hand crafted Canadian maple cupboards and drawers with pale blue Corian work surfaces. Above are matching wall cabinets incorporating drawers, plate rack, glazed display cupboard and open display shelving. The central work station and breakfast bar has cupboards beneath, a built-in wine rack, a fridge and spice drawers. The dark blue Aga range consists of six (lpg) rings, with four electric ovens - one conventional, a fan oven, a slow oven and a grill, exposed beam and timbers, flagstone floor.
Fitted coat hanging and shelving, door to the garage, slate floor.
Hand painted cupboards and drawers with work surface over, Belfast sink with mixer tap, plumbing for automatic washing machine, slate floor.
Glazed privacy panel and door at the top of the stairs, loft access.
Extensive fitted oak wardrobes, exposed trusses and purlins.
En Suite Shower Room
Shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, part panelled walls, built in linen cupboard, tiled floor, shaver point, exposed truss, loft access, extractor fan.
Exposed truss and purlins, door to external steps down to the rear terrace garden.
En Suite Shower Room
Corner shower cubicle, close coupled WC and wash hand basin with pine vanity cupboard beneath, part panelled walls, extractor fan.
Extensive Canadian maple wardrobes, large built-in
Two picture lights, door to external steps down to the front of the property.
Cast iron roll top bath, shower cubicle, hi-level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, part panelled walls, shaver point, extractor fan.
A triple garage with three electrically operated up and over doors, power and light, oil central heating boiler, hot water cylinder and water tank.
Twin electrically operated gates open to a tarmac driveway which leads to a large parking area and gives access to the triple garage.The property enjoys magnificent views to the East down the valley towards Hooton Pagnell.
There are sloping lawns to the East of the property, with deep borders with established trees and shrubbery. Steps lead up to a large terrace with decking and uplighting, a sunken hot tub, and low stone retaining the rear is a South facing terrace garden. There is a paved patio area with adjacent herb bed, a smaller raised terrace, lawns and well stocked borders. Steps lead down to a further lawn separated by mature hedging from a small paddock/orchard area with plum and apple trees, running down to a stream at the bottom.
We are given to understand that the property is freehold.
Mains, water, electricity and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating is installed.
We are advised by Doncaster Local Authority that Low Farm is in rating Band G for Council Tax purposes.
Clayton is situated 10 miles nw of Doncaster, in rolling countryside. Easily accessible places of interest include Brodsworth Hall, Nostell Priory, Melton Wood and Cusworth Hall Country Parks, Wentworth Hall and Conisborough Castle. With the A 1 and M1 just a few miles away, towns such as Pontefract, Barnsley, Leeds and Sheffield are easily reached, whilst York is Just over 30 miles away. Local shopping is well catered for by the Cortonwood shopping complex just 5 miles away, via the Dearne Valley Parkway. Continuing along the Dearne Valley Parkway for another fifteen minutes the M1 South can be joined, leading to the Meadowhall Shopping Mall and Sheffield beyond.
Upon arriving in Clayton from the direction of Hooton Pagnell, turn right into Hall Brigg which continues into Common Lane. Turn right off Common Lane into The Green down a gravel track and Low Farm is at the bottom of the track on the right hand side.
Sold prices provided by Land Registry
11th May 2017