Held at:

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Digital Archive - Sale particulars: Pikes Farm

Place name:

Michaelchurch Escley




Sale particulars for Pikes Farm were issued by the agent, Knight Frank.


The overall description given in the particulars is as follows:

In the River Escley Valley, this Grade II Listed house origins are supported by dendrochronology which dates its phased construction from the 15th Century. 1674 appears to be the first record of the Pikes family living and working at the farm. Pikes Farm is a true rectangular long house with a major L shaped addition in 1561. All exposed timber is oak with much reused from site and some dating from the C15th eg the plank and muntin wall panelling. The Kitchen ceiling is particularly special, being constructed from one single massive and very straight tree. The approach to the house is panoramic. The drive crosses a small stream and continues on past the house through a gate into the courtyard. The front door approached along flagstone paths is in the corner of the house and leads into the large Reception Hall with its impressive inglenook fireplace with bread oven and wood burning stove. To one side is one of the spiral stone staircases. The Drawing Room has a large tall window in the gable end allowing panoramic views to the mountains to be enjoyed. This room, open to the ridge, also has a woodburning stove and a door to the courtyard and one to the garden at the front. The Kitchen has a 4 oven AGA and electric hob and the second stone spiral staircase. The Utility Room is fully fitted and the adjoining Boot Room leads out into the Garden Room and into the courtyard. The Boot Room accommodates the oil fired boiler and the Shower Room is adjacent. The main bedroom accessed up the kitchen stairs has an open fireplace and ensuite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a bathroom accessed via the second spiral staircase leading from the Reception Hall.


Full particulars including detailed descriptions of the accommodation, a selection of photographs and the floor plans can be downloaded here in PDF file format.



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