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Withleigh, Tiverton. Devon. EX16 8JG.

£825,000 Guide Freehold

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A delightful detached 5/6 bedroom farmhouse having flexible accommodation with annexe potential. Having been tastefully and sympathetically updated in recent years, retaining many period features, it is located in a totally private and rural location with around 8 acres of land in a gloriously quiet position. The spacious accommodation includes living room & dining room with inglenook fireplaces, a large kitchen & breakfast room, a study or 6th bedroom. 2 of the bedrooms have en-suites, plus a family bathroom. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with a stream, large pond and mature woodlands. There are 2 stables with a yard, a barn, paddocks of 3.5 acres. Also a large garage a workshop and extensive parking.


LOCATION

Approached via its long driveway and concealed by mature trees the rural hamlet of Withleigh lies 3 miles west of the historic market town of Tiverton, with its thriving shopping centre, sports facilities, theatre, hospital, college & schools, including the highly regarded Blundells school.  Tiverton Parkway rail station and the M5 motorway are within easy reach, 15 minutes by car.  (Bristol 45 min, Paddington 114minutes). It is also a short drive to Exmoor national park and a short and scenic walk from the gorgeous Buzzards valley (National Trust), through which the little river Dart passes, and many footpaths and bridleways run. 

HISTORY

The house dates back some 200 years, and began life as a traditional thatched, stone and cob cottage, the building was then comprehensively refurbished and extended around 50 years ago and more recently been tastefully and sympathetically updated. Care has been taken to retain the period features, including exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces, one of which still houses the original bread oven. Whilst having a modern feel with the entire house being fitted with cream carpeting, laid in 2018 and internal doors of solid oak with hand forged furniture. This unique property is not subject to a national heritage listing, thus offering huge scope for future additions or remodelling, subject to the relevant permissions. 

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance A heavy solid oak front door is hung beneath a broad entrance porch, leading into a spacious T shaped hallway, staircase with oak rail, large cupboard beneath, wall lights, Tel. point, large coats cupboard, radiator, doors to ground floor rooms.

Cloakroom with array of coat hooks, wash basin inset in vanity unit, W.C., ceramic tiled floor

Living room (21’ x 14’) dual aspect with garden views. Magnificent inglenook fireplace with oak mantel & fitted library shelving either side, beautiful original oak ceiling beam, two radiators, one of which is concealed, TV point, pretty recessed display plinth, wall lights

Dining Room (16' x 14') This especially charming room has magnificent fireplace with oak mantel and deep recessed area to one side, exposed oak beams, concealed radiators, wall lights, door to main hall, door to rear hall (having a closed off door to the garden) and door to kitchen

Study/Bedroom 6 (9’6 x 8’6) dual aspect with radiator & wall lights. NB:- This room, the Cloakroom & the Living room could easily form an Annexe.

Kitchen/Breakfast room (20’ x 16’9) A superb triple aspect room, 30 ft in length, providing stunning views from pairs of French doors opening to the rear gardens, and to the side where there is a large paved seating area, ideal for outside dining. Bespoke, painted, shaker kitchen units conceal 2 fully integrated fridges and a dishwasher, above which there are solid slate work surfaces incorporating a double butler sink with contemporary multi function tap. 6 ring range cooker with twin ovens set in old fireplace. The floor has been re-laid with reclaimed 6” pine boards, there is room for a large dining table in the breakfast living space a pair of large vintage cast iron radiators provide the heating.

Utility (15’ x 14’) Leading from the kitchen is a generous utility room/boot room, with ample coat & shoe storage. Matching base cupboards, slate worktops and butler sink. Laundry room with plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, space for fridge freezer, flagstone paving throughout. Boiler room housing Oil fire boiler & hot water tank. Doors to front drive, garage & stable door to garden

 

FIRST FLOOR 

Gallery Landing with full height window overlooking front gardens, wall & ceiling lights, large linen cupboard, radiator, access to boarded loft space via extending ladder

Bedroom 1 (18’6 x 15’) a good sized double with sensational views of the rear gardens and the surrounding countryside. 2 double fitted wardrobes, radiator, wall lights & door to..

‘Jack & Jill’ En Suite with freestanding bath placed in front of a large walk through power shower with multi jet power shower, his and hers glass wash basins set in vanity unit with twin 
drawers below & full width vanity mirror & lighting above, heated towel rail, concealed cistern W.C., slate tiled flooring, door to bedroom 4

Bedroom 2 (15’ x 13’9) another good double with more wonderful views. Fitted wardrobe, wall lights, radiator

Bedroom 3 (15’ x 10’9) also a double in size and dual aspect with pretty garden views, radiator, wall lights, door to..

En Suite with large walk in shower with glazed screen, ceramic basin inset in vanity unit, mirror. Concealed cistern W.C., tiling, chrome heated towel rail,

Bedroom 4 (16’6 x 10’8) yet another double with views to front gardens, triple fitted wardrobe, radiator & door to ‘Jack & Jill’ en suite

Bedroom 5 (8’6 x 8’) a single with views to front gardens, radiator

Family Bathroom with electric power shower falling to ‘P’ shaped bath, curved glass screen, ceramic wash basin inset into wide vanity unit, concealed cistern W.C., chrome heated towel rail & tiling

OUTSIDE

Garage (20’ x 16’) with electric roll up door, light & power, roof storage, door to utility

Potting Shed (12’ x 6’)

THE GROUNDS

Beautiful landscaped gardens surround the house, formally open as a member of the National Garden Scheme, featuring streams with arched bridges, waterfall to a large pond with island and weeping willow, ornate Gothic gazebo, wild flower areas, numerous specimen trees and shrubs, masses of daffodils and snowdrops, camellias, rhododendrons, magnolia, croquet lawn, sunken garden, paths, steps and seating areas. Leading from the gardens is an enchanting and secluded mature woodland with handsome oak and beech trees, meandering paths, and streams where the deer drink. In springtime the woods are carpeted with bluebells and lily of the valley. Stabling for 2 horses (both 12’6 x 11’9) power, mains water, floodlit hard-standing yard, hay barn, two areas of paddock/pasture, in total about 3.5 acres. Garage (20’ x 16’) remote controlled power roller door. Light & power, roof storage, door to utility. Covered car port (11’6 x 11’6). Workshop (12’ x 6’) Brick built. Bench, shelving, and power. There are 3 storage sheds for logs and garden machinery.

SERVICES

COUNCIL TAX BAND 'G'

OIL CENTRAL HEATING & UPVC DOUBLE GLAZING

MAINS ELECTRIC

MAINS WATER & SEPTIC TANK DRAINAGE


Floor Plan

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