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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Kelland House, Lapford

Withdrawn from Market £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive and extremely spacious 6 bedroomed Georgian country house
  • 25ft sitting room, 18ft drawing room, 15ft dining room
  • 3.48 acres of gardens, paddocks and pasture field enjoying stunning country views
  • Further 5 acre field available (subject to separate negotiation)
  • Attached 2 bedroomed annexe (ideal for further accommodation)
  • Large barn comprising 2 stables, hay loft and large machine store
  • Oil fired Rayburn and wood pellet central heating boiler
  • Exeter 16 miles, Crediton 9 miles

Full description

An impressive late Georgian 6 bedroom country house sitting in 3.48 acres enjoying outstanding country views with attached 2 bedroomed integral annexe, extremely spacious living accommodation including 3 bath/shower rooms, kitchen, utility, drawing room, dining room, attached large barns, garden and paddocks (option to purchase adjoining 5 acre field).

Kelland House is situated in a quiet rural location, about a mile from the village of Lapford, which enjoys a petrol station/convenience store, primary school and church. The market town of Crediton is about 9 miles away, with its 2 large supermarkets including Tesco, leisure centre including swimming pool and shops and Exeter 6 more miles away.

Kelland House, is a Grade II listed property which is believed to date back to the 16th /17th centuries, though it is understood that substantial rebuilding and remodelling took place in the first half of the 19th century. The property benefits from well proportioned generous sized rooms throughout and retains a wealth of period features including small paned double hung sash windows, marble, stone and pine period fireplaces and an elegant staircase.

The property benefits from a wood pellet boiler, which we understand benefits from a quarterly payment under the Renewable Heat Incentive, currently in excess of £6,800, until 2020. They also have photovoltavics in the field, which we are informed provides an annual income of £1,800 until 2036.


The property enjoys a spacious integral 2 bedroomed annexe, benefiting from a spacious living room, kitchen/dining room and bathroom. There is a lockable inter connecting door between the main house and the annexe.       


The house is approached by a gravel drive through granite pillars leading to a large parking and turning area to the front of the house. To the rear of the house, there is a second drive which provides access to the barn and for oil/wood pellet deliveries.The main garden with its sweeping lawns, includes an impressive chestnut tree, large ornamental duck pond and a range of well stocked borders.


There is a range of traditional stone and cob barns extending to approximately 90 foot by 20 foot externally. It is currently divided into a store room, 3 looseboxes plus a loosebox store.

To the west side of the garden, there is a large field shelter, polytunnel and the owners have recently added a large barn comprising of two stables, hay loft and large machine store to the rear.  

To the north east of the garden there is a further 5 acre pasture field, which is available, subject to separate negotiation.  


Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage, wood fuel central heating. 

LAPFORD, a large parish and village, lies just north of the main A377 Exeter / Barnstaple road approximately 9 miles from Crediton and 16 miles from Exeter.  The village has good amenities including inns, a primary school and a preschool with an excellent OFSTED report.  On the edge of the village is a railway station and there is a regular daily bus service from the heart of the village.  The parish church, St Thomas of Canterbury, is of perpendicular style and has a fine 16th century rood screen.

The popular market town of Crediton is well-known for its ancient parish church and for being the birth place of St Boniface in 680AD.  It has excellent schooling facilities at both senior and junior levels and a sports and leisure centre incorporating a superb swimming pool.  The town has an excellent selection of highly individual shops plus there is a Morrisons and a large Tesco superstore / petrol filling station.

The northern outskirts of Exeter are just over 15 miles away and provide a wider range of educational, cultural, recreational and shopping facilities.  Exeter has a number of excellent independent schools and a superb university, situated in an elevated campus overlooking the city.  The city centre benefits from the redeveloped Princesshay area, providing a range of excellent shops, cafes and restaurants.  Exeter has excellent communications including the M5 motorway, main line rail stations giving access to London in just over 2 hours and an airport to the east of the city. 

DIRECTIONS From Crediton take the A377 road through Copplestone. Turn left at Morchard Road onto the B3220. Stay on this road for 1.5 miles and turn right at Stopgate Cross, signposted Lapford.  Proceed up this road for just under 1 mile and Kelland House will be found on the left.         

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05 May 2016


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