6 bedroom detached house for saleFilleigh, Barnstaple
Detached Victorian House
Private south facing setting
Beautiful parkland views
Approximately 4 acres
Stone built stables/store/garage
5 Reception rooms
Ideal home with annexe
Formerly the Estate manager's house for Castle Hill which is one of the finest country estates in Devon, Filleigh Lodge enjoys a private south facing setting adjacent to the very pretty St Paul's Church which was built in 1730 and extended in 1876. With impressive stone elevations under a slate roof and built around 1840, the accommodation has a size and style which is typical of the Victorian era with light and spacious high ceiling rooms which is a style of home rarely available in this area.
The accommodation has retained a number of features including some elaborately coved ceilings, panelled doors, original fireplaces, boarded floors, a feature balustrade staircase with a half landing, and a small servants staircase in the North wing. The accommodation also benefits from oil fired radiator central heating and a number of windows have been sympathetically replaced with UPVc sealed unit double glazing.
On the ground floor there is a living room with a fireplace, wood burning stove and a bay window with French doors to the garden. Adjacent to the living room there is a very large dining room with a fireplace, woodburning stove and a boarded floor. The entrance hall has been turned into a library/study with fitted bookshelves, base cupboards and an open fireplace. There is a contemporary modern kitchen with a double Aga cook/heat range, an extensive range of base, wall and tall storage units, a double stainless steel oven, a built in ceramic hob with a concealed extractor hood over, a built in wine rack and bookshelves, a boarded floor and recessed spotlights. Opening off the kitchen there is a large family room with a fireplace and fitted stove, a French door to the garden, and a built in glazed drinks cabinet and store. Also off the kitchen there is a large rear hall with cloaks area, a separate wc, a utility area and an office/store room. From the family room there is access to the north wing which would provide the ground floor with an ideal annexe with a large sitting room, a second kitchen/dining room with a built in oven hob and extractor hood, a good range of base and wall units, and recessed spotlights. The hall in this wing also provides access to the servants staircase and a useful cellar/store.
On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms in the main house, the master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and there is a large bathroom with a quality 4 piece white suite including a glazed double shower cubicle with a thermostatic shower. From the landing a small staircase provides access to a fully boarded loft with windows which arranged in 3 rooms. In the north wing of the first floor there are 2 bedrooms, a second bathroom and a seperate wc.
The house is set in approximately 1 acre of formal gardens with extensive lawns on 3 sides. There is a large flower and shrub bed feature with sitting area and the original gravel drive and entrance gates are also an attractive feature. To the rear of the house there is a large parking area and double gates provide access to a fully enclosed private courtyard with a stone built garage and workshop with power, loft over and an oil storage tank housed in the workshop. There is a stone built stable block with 4 full size stables having a loft over, and adjacent to the stables there is a large tackroom/hay store. From the stables there is access to a turn out area and the gently sloping paddocks extend to approximately 3 acres.
With a history closely associated with the Estate, Filleigh is a pretty village with a church, primary school and village hall and the adjacent settlement of Stags Head, has a well known public house.
The village is easily accessible and is only 3 miles from the market town of South Molton which has a Sainsbury's supermarket, 4 banks, 2 health centres, a good range of shops and restaurants, a twice weekly market and schools for all age ranges. The North Devon link road (A361) is just 2 miles away and it provides a quick route to the regional centre of Barnstaple and the M5 and national rail links at Tiverton Parkway. Within easy reach of Exmoor and the coast, the area offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits including horse riding, walking, cycling, fishing on the Mole and the Taw and golf at High Bickington, Barnstaple and Saunton. The well known public school at West Buckland is just 3 miles distant and Blundellís is located in Tiverton.
Living room 17'8" x 15' (5.38m x 4.57m).
Dining room 20' x 13'9" (6.1m x 4.2m).
Library/Study 15' x 13' (4.57m x 3.96m).
Kitchen/Breakfast room 16'7" x 15'4" (5.05m x 4.67m).
Family room 16'5" x 14'3" (5m x 4.34m).
TV Room 18'10" x 11'10" (5.74m x 3.6m).
Second kitchen 16'4" x 13' (4.98m x 3.96m).
Office store 13' x 7'5" (3.96m x 2.26m).
Bedroom 1 17'7" x 13'10" (5.36m x 4.22m).
Bedroom 2 17'8" x 15'1" (5.38m x 4.6m).
Bedroom 3 15' x 14' (4.57m x 4.27m).
Bathroom 12' x 10'2" (3.66m x 3.1m).
Bedroom 4 14'3" x 13' (4.34m x 3.96m).
Bathroom 2 9'9" x 9'8" (2.97m x 2.95m).
Bedroom 5 16'3" x 12'7" (4.95m x 3.84m).
Bedroom 6 12'8" x 10' (3.86m x 3.05m).
Garage 17'10" x 15' (5.44m x 4.57m).
Store 15' x 7' (4.57m x 2.13m).
Stable 1 13' x 10'5" (3.96m x 3.18m).
Stable 2 13' x 10'5" (3.96m x 3.18m).
Stable 3 13' x 9' (3.96m x 2.74m).
Stable 4 16'2" x 13' (4.93m x 3.96m).
Hay store/Tack Room 15'8" x 12'2" (4.78m x 3.7m).
From our office, leave the Square via Barnstaple Street and then leave the Town on this road. After leaving the Town, take the first left signed Filleigh. Stay on this road and drive through Stags Head into Filleigh. Filleigh Lodge will be seen on the right just after passing Castle Hill.
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