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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Chudleigh, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13

Sold STC £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • 2nd kitchen
  • 5 Bedrooms (4 en suite)
  • 1-bed annexe
  • 2-bed apartment
  • Numerous outbuildings
  • 10.2 Acres, stable block and paddocks

Full description

A substantial period property with self-contained annexe plus separate apartment and equestrian facilities. Kitchen/dining room, sitting room, 2nd kitchen, 5 bedrooms (4 en suite). 1-bed annexe. 2-bed apartment. Numerous outbuildings. 10.2 Acres, stable block and paddocks. EPC Bands F & D.

Situation - Farmborough House sits in a private location approximately one mile from the town of Chudleigh. The origins of the town date back to Saxon times and it currently offers an excellent range of day-to-day shopping and amenities as well health centre, library, several pubs, primary school, places of worship and sporting facilities. The town is readily accessible being only two miles off the A38 dual carriageway. As the crow flies, Dartmoor National Park is two miles away and offers many thousands of beautiful, unspoilt moorland acres in which to enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits including walking, riding, cycling and fishing.

The university and cathedral city of Exeter lies approximately seven miles to the north and enjoys a comprehensive range of facilities and amenities befitting a centre of its importance including excellent dining, shopping, theatre and sporting facilities. At Exeter are two mainline railway stations to London Waterloo and Paddington, and Exeter International Airport lies four miles to the east of the city.

Description - Farmborough House is a substantial Edwardian house, dating from 1905, and offering nearly 4,500 sq ft of accommodation laid out over three floors. Of rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof, it enjoys many features of a property of its age including bay windows, high ceilings and many dado and picture rails. The current owners have undertaken many improvements, including a new biomass central heating system.

The current owners have run 1 bedroom as a luxury bed and breakfast business, and the accommodation readily lends itself to further income potential with separate flat and annexe.

Accommodation - The main entrance via a porch leading to the hallway off which are the principal living rooms. The dual aspect sitting room has a wooden floor, door to outside and modern wood burning fire. The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of units with Aga and ample space for dining table and chairs. To the rear of the property is a secondary kitchen with cloakroom and boot room. Off the main kitchen is a large conservatory.

On the first floor are three double bedrooms, two of which are en suite. On the second floor are two further double bedrooms each with an en suite shower room.

Annexe - The ground floor annexe has an entrance to the rear of the main house. This comprises sitting room, bedroom with ensuite shower, office/second bedroom, kitchen, utility room and shower room.

Separate Apartment - Accessed via a staircase to the first floor is a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with sitting room and kitchen.

The Grounds - Farmborough House sits at the end of its own long private driveway with parking and turning area to the front as well as drive to the rear of the property with extensive garaging. The house is surrounded by formal gardens with a wide range of well established mature trees, flower and shrub beds. There is a large and productive vegetable garden and orchard.

In one of the garages is the recently installed biomass boiler providing substantial annual saving and an annual income of approximately £4,000. There are a range of further outbuildings currently used for storage.

The remainder of the grounds comprise five paddocks. There is also a separate stable block comprising four stables, additional loose box and tack room.

Due to its position, there are some glorious views across the adjoining countryside towards Dartmoor. Overall the property amounts to 10.2 Acres.

Services - Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage. Biomass central heating.

Directions - On leaving Exeter, proceed south on the M5 motorway taking the A38 Devon Expressway towards Plymouth. After approximately 1 mile, just after the BP garage, take the left exit signposted Chudleigh. Continue along this road for approximately 400 yards to Crammers Cross and turn right signposted Trusham. Proceed up the hill and back over the A38. At the top of the hill, at Milestone Cross turn left and the property can be found on the right after approximately 400 yards.

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


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