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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Luppitt, Honiton, Devon, EX14

Guide Price £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4/5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Traditional yard and buildings
  • Gardens, pond and pasture
  • Over 1km of fishing rights
  • Further buildings in 7 acres
  • 14.7 acres in total

Full description

A charming late 17th century character farmhouse and traditional range of outbuildings enjoying a beautifully picturesque setting within formal gardens, large pond and pasture.

Situation - The property occupies a picturesque country setting 2.5 miles from the village Luppitt, which has a Church, village hall and a number of similarly attractive period houses. Within The Blackdown Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Although enjoying the beauty and tranquillity of the countryside, the property is by no means isolated, lying just a few miles from the market town of Honiton, famous for its High Street and excellent antique trade. Honiton has a main line railway station to London Waterloo. Exeter and Taunton are in easy reach and offer excellent shopping facilities and offer fast train services to London and other parts of the country. There are many good independent and state schools in the area, including Upottery Primary School rated 'Good' by Ofsted.

Description - Ford Farm is a late 17th Century detached country home enjoying a picturesque setting between the villages of Luppitt and Monkton with a traditional range of buildings and open panoramic views. Offering versatile accommodation with a wealth of historic character, this fine period homestead overlooks delightful gardens, large pond and verdant meadow, surrounded by rolling countryside synonymous with rural Devon.
To the original rear elevation of the house, a braced entrance door opens to a Hall with staircase to first floor and latch door on either side to the Kitchen and Utility Room. Further double opening doors lead through to the Snug, a charming character room with beamed ceiling and open fireplace and featuring leaded light windows and a glazed panelled door overlooking the gardens and pond. A panelled door leads through to the Living/Dining Room with feature brick detailed fireplace at one end flanked by leaded light windows and with tall leaded light windows overlooking the formal gardens and ponds. Beyond the Snug on the eastern side of the house is the Dining Room with its impressive inglenook fireplace featuring a herringbone brick hearth and with a window seat and leaded light casements above, again looking out over the formal gardens. A latch door provides access to a downstairs cloakroom whilst a further door links back into the second kitchen/Utility Room.
The principal Kitchen with its slate floor, is comprehensively and stylishly fitted with polished wood units and granite work surfaces incorporating a 5 ring ceramic hob, stainless steel oven and extractor, pan drawers and corner carousel. Beyond the Kitchen is a Study/Office with separate external access to the rear and with part barrelled wood panelled ceiling and exposed stone walls. There is clever mezzanine storage with inset ceiling down lighters and original casement and mullion windows. With a second kitchen capable of serving the rest of the house, the Office and Principal kitchen offers a variety of options as required.

On the first floor latch doors open to three double bedrooms, two of which enjoying far reaching picturesque views to the South over the gardens, ponds and surrounding countryside and the third looking to the North over the gardens to pasture beyond. The principal bedroom on this floor features a fully tiled en suite shower room with the two other bedrooms served by a family bathroom incorporating a separate shower.

The entire second floor comprises a vaulted bedroom suite with exposed A frame beams and roof timbers discreetly lit with up lighters and gable end windows. Floored in natural pine boards with a tiled bathroom area in wet room style incorporating a curved mosaic tiled shower cubicle with rainfall head, twin basins and w.c.

Outside - Traditional formal gardens lie to the original front of the property arranged in two lawned terraces edged by stone retaining walls ,bank and hedgerow. Beyond is a naturally fed and free flowing pond bordered by a wide array of specimen trees with central island and duck houses. To the side of the house is a patio/shingle terrace, the perfect area for outdoor entertaining/barbecue whilst stretching away to the west are further gardens with productive apple, plum and peach trees, fruit/vegetable beds, stone built privy and greenhouse with mature vine. Adjoining these gardens to the North is c 1.67 Acres of gently sloping pasture with c 4.77 acres of water meadow/summer pasture beyond the pond to the East. Adjoining the rear of the house is a range of outbuildings around a traditional enclosed yard incorporating the boiler room, and double open fronted barn. In total, the plot on this side of the road incorporating immediate gardens, grounds, pond and meadow extends to c 7.77 acres.
On the other side of the lane opposite the house is a further yard, edged by a range of timber clad buildings formerly developed and utilised for livestock and offering storage/workshop facilities together with two garage buildings and a further 7 acres of pasture.

Fishing Rights - The property enjoys the benefit of extensive fishing rights along the River Otter and its tributaries comprising we understand, approximately 700 metres and 500 metres of double and single bank respectively.

Services - Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment with the agents Stags 01404 45885.

Directions - Proceed out of Honiton in an easterly direction along the A30. Just prior to reaching the hamlet of Monkton, turn left signposted Luppitt. Continue over the small bridge bearing right and climbing the hill, Ford Farm will be found on the right hand side.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.


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