Getting planning permission for alterations can be a tricky business when it comes to listed buildings
However, there are no long waits for the nod from the planning committee at Moat Farm in Tibberton, Worcestershire.
The 16th century Grade II listed farmhouse has already had a scheme for an extension – creating an ultra modern kitchen/breakfast room – granted.
It will be in dramatic contrast to the black and white timber-framed house, both in look and shape. The new addition is to be more oval with glazed windows and doors wrapping round it, creating a garden room-like feel, with a circular roof light on top.
Inside the original old property there are exposed beams and timbers, inglenooks and exposed wood flooring.
The present kitchen is fitted with a matching range of base and wall-mounted units.
In the sitting room the multi-fuel wood burning stove is set into an inglenook fireplace with a bread oven.
An L-shaped family room is a delightful space with a corner fireplace, exposed beams and timbers. It can be used as a study or playroom. There is access from here to a cloakroom which can also be reached from the entrance hall.
At the centre of the house is a dining room with another large inglenook fireplace and stairs leading to the first floor.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, a walk-in wardrobe and ample storage space. The master bedroom enjoys views over the open countryside.
In the family bathroom a contemporary suite includes a separate double shower and a roll top bath.
Entrance to the property is through a five-bar gate to a driveway with parking for several cars.
A large outbuilding is split into five sections including a utility room, boot room, log store, goose room and outside store.
Formal gardens are laid to lawn with a mixture of mature shrubs.
Moat Farm is situated just outside the village of Crowle, tucked away down a quiet no-through lane.
Tibberton is close by and has pubs, a school and a village shop with post office.
Guide price: £499,000. Agent: Knight Frank on 01905 723438