TRUE MEWS SETTINGTRUE MEWS SETTING - Farley Mews in Farley Hill is a beautiful courtyard setting nestled in the countryside and once you have visited, you’ll be sold.
I dealt with these homes quite some years ago when being built, I fell in love with the setting then and still love it now. The development was allowed to be created on the understanding that the Castle itself was to be renovated into incredible homes and this still gives the most wonderful back drop to this day.
Having sold many of these Mew style homes since I always look forward to seeing what the individual owners have done to put their own stamp on them, the current owners have been here since new, so this home is no exception!
As you sweep around the well-maintained courtyard the planting and lighting is simple but effective, obviously particularly noticeable in the evenings it creates a welcoming feel as you drive into your own home. You’ll also notice the attention to detail used when these were built, feature pitches, brickwork and varying size and shaped windows give a great look.
Walking inside you can, very cleverly, see straight through to the back of the house into the large open plan living area and out onto the gardens beyond, a great first impression. The light floods through to the front, you have the cloakroom off to your left and then a beautifully fitted kitchen to your left.
The kitchen is a cool look and space, quality fittings and Meile appliances, a quartet of eye level ovens and a lovely contrast in colours with the glass splash backs really adding a vibrancy that lifts it above many other kitchens.
Walking through to the back of this impressive you find yourself in the most wonderful open plan space that you really must see to fully understand and appreciate. You will get some idea looking through the pictures and, on the floorplan, but this is something that must be taken in in ‘real time’ in the flesh so to speak.
Essentially you have a main reception room, dining room and beautiful open plan conservatory which feels more like a glazed extension. The underfloor heating and incredibly stylish Bisque wall radiators, that frankly look like pieces of art, keep things cosy in the Winter along with the beautiful flush wood burner in the living room space.
The clever thing here is that the areas can very much be used independently but by the same token can work as one huge social, family space to live and entertain in whilst spilling out onto the raised terrace and gardens beyond.
Moving upstairs we have four great bedrooms with a few lovely features. Starting with the master suite, another few steps up to this which really does give it that little bit extra, a special feeling as you enter. The initial entrance opens with bespoke fitted wardrobes to one side and the entrance to the en suite bathroom to the other. The free-standing tub is lovely, a deep bath set below the natural light coming through the Velux window above. The main bedroom area with it’s feature shaped ceiling then has further bespoke storage built-in with a dual aspect windows ensuring everything is light and bright.
The three further double bedrooms are then all a really great size, with a further en suite to one and family bathroom servicing the remaining two. The quality fittings run through out with some lovely bathroom furniture. Again, you can see the features of the angled window surrounds which give so much character. I think overall the balance of upstairs and downstairs is great and works well, might seem a strange point to make but quite often homes can feel unbalanced, and you can’t quite put your finger on it, but it really isn’t the case here.
Moving to the outside we have the most wonderful garden to show you, a real countryside feel, established treed boundaries and vast central lawn, just as it should be in my opinion but if you would like to create something more complex you can.
The raised terrace gives a private are to relax and entertain with a pathway leading off to access the double garage, quite rare in these homes and huge so no storage issues here and you can also actually fit cars in!...... whoever through that would be possible.
In summary this is a wonderfully deceiving, large and well-balanced home in the most wonderful setting and ready for you to come and take a private tour.