´Fynneylane Farm´ is a superb example of a Jacobean property of the medieval hall and crosswing design, which is located in the picturesque hamlet of Basford. The property has been the subject of extensive restoration over recent years, and is now offered to the market as probably the most complete Jacobean house within the area. The property has been awarded Grade II Star Listing by the Historic Buildings Commission, as being a property of outstanding regional importance. A wealth of original features have been sympathetically restored and retained which denote that the farmhouse is a building of considerable distinction and although the property is now appointed for modern-day living, the essential early 17th Century character has not been altered. Many windows, doors and exposed beams date from the time of the property´s construction and ´Fynneylane Farm´ bears a datestone of 1610, with the initials W. F. A. F., standing for William Fynney and Anne Fynney, who were members of an important local family mentioned in Sleigh´s History of Leek. The ´Fynney Brass´, together with references to the early family, can be seen in Cheddleton´s local parish church, St Edward´s.
The west wing and ´houseplace´ are generally thought to be of a period earlier than 1610, the datestone which appears on the east wing and corresponds to the date of the Fynney´s marriage suggests that the east wing was added at this time.
´Fynneylane Farm´ is set within 10 acres of paddock, which surrounds the property and 6 acres of woodland, and enjoys spectacular rural views over surrounding Staffordshire villages and beyond. An array of barns and stables make the property ideal for those with an equestrian interest.
Although the accommodation is listed in further detail below, in brief it comprises: entrance porch, cross passage, sitting room, dining room, parlour, inner hall, utility room, rear hall and kitchen to the ground floor, whilst to the first floor there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. To the lower ground floor there is a wine cellar. There is also scope for further accommodation on the second floors of both east and west wings subject to planning approval.
Approached by a long, gravelled driveway, the property benefits from lawned gardens to the front with a central rectangular pond which gives access to the house itself and its range of stabling, barns and ancillary storage buildings. To the rear and side are further lawned gardens, together with a track leading to a 40m x 20m mánège.
All in all the sale of ´Fynneylane Farm´ offers to the market a truly rare opportunity to acquire a building of such historical significance in such fine order and we would recommend that any intending purchaser makes no hesitation in arranging an appointment to view this family home of considerable character and space.
Basford is a delightful hamlet conveniently situated to the south of Leek and to the northeast of Stoke on Trent with Ashbourne, Derby and Chesterfield to the east. It is served well for the commuter within easy reach of the M6 and A50/M1 and additionally mainline stations at Stoke, Macclesfield and Derby. The international airports of Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Liverpool are within easy reach.
With door to the front elevation, window to the side elevation with exposed stone walling and stone flagged floor.
18ft 3ins x 6ft 9ins (5.57m x 2.07m)
Original studded oak doors to the front and rear elevations with exposed ceiling beams, plank and muntin wall and oak studded wall, exposed dressed stone walls, original stone flagged floor.
16ft 3ins x 14ft 10ins (4.96m x 4.54m)
Mullioned, leaded windows to the front and side elevations, Jotul wood burning stove within brick inset fireplace with quarry tiled hearth and mantel over, exposed ceiling beams and oak studded wall. TV aerial point.
18ft 1ins x 15ft 1ins (5.57m x 4.61m)
An original heavy oak planked and braced door leads to this beautiful room with grand inglenook fireplace with beam over and an ornate solid fuel burner, dressed stone walls and stone hearth. This room has an oak plank and muntin partition and exposed ceiling beams together with mullioned windows to the front and rear elevations. Oak staircase leading to the first floor.
16ft 9ins x 15ft 11ins (5.12m x 4.87m)
With timber mullioned windows to the front and side elevations, open coal fire within an original inset 17th Century fireplace with stone hearth. Part-oak studded walls and ceiling beams, original stone window to the side elevation.
14ft 11ins x 11ft 1ins (4.55m x 3.38m) (plus inglenook)
Comprising a comprehensive range of antique-style pine units with black oil-fird Aga set into an inglenook recess with beam over, oil central boiler, 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer taps, tiled worksurface, part-tiled walls, plumbing for dishwasher, quarry tiled floor, exposed oak plank and muntin wall and ceiling beams.
With second turning flight oak staircase leading to the first floor and door providing access to cellars. Tiled floor.
9ft 6ins x 5ft 6ins (2.9m x 1.7m)
Mullioned window to the rear elevation, Belfast sink unit, plumbing for automatic washing machine, tiled splashback, exposed ceiling beams, recessed storage cupboard with pantry storage and shelving.
With door to the side elevation, cloak hanging, exposed beams, separate w.c., comprising low level w.c. suite, mullioned window to the side elevation, exposed beams.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
10ft 3ins x 7ft 5ins (3.13m x 2.26m)
With stone floor, electric light and wine racks.
Mullioned window to the rear elevation, oak studded walls, original oak doors and exposed ceiling beam and recessed airing cupboards.
Recessed storage cupboards, inset stone recess, mullioned windows to the rear elevation, exposed ceiling beams, plank and muntin partition with original door leading to Bedroom Two.
18ft x 16ft 8ins (5.53m x 5.09m)
With mullioned windows to the front and rear elevations, fireplace with cast-iron inset, recessed storage cupboard, exposed ceiling beams, oak floor.
17ft 3ins x 16ft 1ins (5.26m x 4.90m)
Mullioned windows to the front and side elevations, exposed ceiling beams, oak studded wall and superb original plank and muntin partition. Original large inset stone fireplace.
A large L-shaped bathroom, comprising panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash basin, low level w.c., bidet, mullioned windows to the side and rear elevations, exposed ceiling beams, garde robe with leaded light window.
15ft 11ins x 15ft (4.85m x 4.57m)
Mullioned windows to the front and side elevations, oak studded walls and exposed ceiling beams.
15ft x 12ft 3ins (4.58m x 3.74m)
Oak studded walls and exposed ceiling beams, mullioned window. A door provides access via original stonework and steps to the property´s large roof space with original trusses, which runs the full length of the wing and would easily convert to further living space.
With mullioned window to the front elevation, exposed ceiling beams and oak studded walls, panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, low level w.c..
As previously described, the property is approached by a long, gravelled driveway. To the front of the property is a circular driveway, which includes a rectangular pond, and a further track leads to the side of the property and its array of outbuildings. The outbuildings comprise of:
39ft x 18ft 3ins (11.8m x 5.58m)
With three stables, feed room, electric light, power, water and windows to the front and rear elevations. To the rear of this barn is an attached pole barn which is described overleaf.
41ft 9ins x 11ft 9ins (12.74m x 3.6m)
Constructed of steel elevations with timber frame, this barn could serve a variety of different storage needs.
39ft 4ins x 17ft 1ins (12m x 5.21m)
Comprising of four stables. Electric lights, windows to the front and rear elevations.
36ft x 18ft 11ins (11.64m x 5.78m)
Providing covered storage for four vehicles.
15ft 2ins x 12ft 9ins (4.64m x 3.88m)
With windows to the rear elevation, electric light and power. External access to the loft area and storage above.
STABLE BLOCK TWO
With tool store (8ft 2ins x 8ft) and two further stables (12ft x 9ft 6ins approx), with electric lights and windows to the rear elevation.
The track continues to the rear of the property and leads to:
Measuring approximately 40m x 20m and enclosed by post and rail fencing with equi-sand and rubber surface.
The property´s rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn and are abundantly stocked with mature trees and shrubs and are bordered by beech hedging and include a stone patio area. To the other side of the property there is a side patio that provides magnificent views and a delightful seating area overlooking some of the property´s paddock and woodland.
As previously described and as indicated on the plan enclosed with the details, the property benefits from 10 acres of paddock and 6 acres of woodland.
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