3 bedroom farm house for sale

Chittlehampton

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming 3 bedroom Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Edge of hamlet location
  • Stunning sitting room with vaulted ceiling & many other period features
  • Peaceful but convenient location
  • Detached double garage and workshop
  • Large garden
  • Woodland copse with lake
  • Pasture paddocks extending to 3.15 acres
  • In all, about 5.6 acres
  • EPC Exempt

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location The property is located within the small hamlet of Furze which is approximately 1 mile from the village of Chittlehampton. The village has the benefit of a general store and post office, the locally renowned public house, The Bell, primary school and church set within a delightful village square. The market town of South Molton is some 5 miles distant and provides good local facilities including supermarket, banks, post office, schools, health centre, library and the popular Pannier market held on Thursdays and Saturdays, together with livestock markets.

The regional centre of Barnstaple is some 9 miles distant, situated at the head of the Taw Valley offering further shops, restaurants, popular theatre, hospital, along with its Pannier Market, showcasing local crafts and produce. The North Devon Link Road (A361) provides easy access to Junction 27 and the M5 beyond. The mainline railway station at Tiverton Parkway, providing a direct line to London Paddington, with a journey of approximately 2 hours.

The spectacular North Devon Coast offers a number of nationally acclaimed surfing beaches including Croyde Bay, Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Woolacombe. Exmoor National Park, with its spectacular scenery, is near at hand and offers a wealth of riding, walking and sporting opportunities.  

Description Higher Furze is a charming and attractive Grade II listed detached 17th Century property and is even referred to as 'An Introduction to Local Traditions' by Peter Beecham as a prime example of a well renovated traditional Devon building. There are an abundance of period features which include arched wooden doorways, exposed beams and a fireplace with bread oven. The farmhouse commands a south-facing position overlooking the large garden, woodland copse and lake; the property is ring-fenced by its own land and gardens. The lawns can be found directly in front of the farmhouse with the paddocks at the rear and to the east of the property.

The property is constructed of stone and cob with a concrete block extension at the rear, under a double and triple raven tiled roof and benefits from double glazed hardwood windows throughout. A particularly attractive feature is the C19th hay barn which has been converted into a sizeable sitting room with vaulted ceiling and gallery.

The farmhouse is set back from the lane and has an attractive driveway past the lake and woodland leading to the front of the property, there is also an additional driveway.  

Accommodation Please refer to the floorplan for approximate room measurements. 

Ground floor Step leading from the driveway to the  

Entrance hall: With part paved floor, natural stone and exposed brick walls. Partially stained glassed door and attractive beamed ceiling. Wooden front door, tiled floor, dual aspect and part glazed door to the  

Sitting room: Triple aspect. Vaulted ceiling showcasing the exposed beams and roof trusses, part brick flooring, double and single patio doors to the terraces. Large corner stone fireplace with Arrow log burner. Stairs to the  

Gallery: With timber balustrade and window overlooking the driveway. Feature double wooden doors to the landing. 

Snug: Exposed stone fireplace with beam over and bread oven. Inset Woodwarm Firesprite Multistove and slabbed hearth. Part ceramic tile and oak wooden floor and exposed beamed ceiling. Double wooden doors to the utility room and an attractive listed oak arched doorway to 

Dining room: Brick and stone fireplace with timber mantel and recessed alcove. Feature opening to the snug. Two further recessed alcoves (one shelved). 

Kitchen/Breakfast room: Ceramic tiled floor and beamed ceiling. Range of hand crafted limed-pine kitchen based units, and part glazed wall mounted cupboards, double white French enamel sink, integral Hotpoint dishwasher and Bauknech refrigerator. Attractive exposed brick wall, Georgian style door to 

Utility: Tiled floor, beamed ceiling, range of hand crafted based limed-pine units with double bowl sink, wall mounted cupboards and fitted sewing table. Space for tumble dryer and washing machine. Corner cupboard with electric meters. Staircase to the first floor.  

Cloakroom: Tiled floor, low level WC and hand basin. 

First floor  

Landing: Exposed beamed ceiling, recessed alcove with stained glass light. Airing cupboard with factory lagged copper cylinder and immersion heater. Double wooden doors leading to the Gallery.  

Bathroom: Panelled bath with Mira Sports shower, pedestal hand basin, low level WC and radiator.  

Master bedroom: Full range of shelved cupboards and wardrobes under the eaves. Views across the paddock at the rear of the property.  

Ensuite bathroom: Exposed beamed ceiling, large tiled shower cubicle with Mira Sports shower, corner panelled bath, vanity unit with hand basin and mirrored splashback, bidet and low level WC. 

Bedroom 2: Approached from the landing through an attractive oak arched doorway. Pretty Victorian cast iron fireplace, exposed beamed ceiling and south facing views across the garden.  

Bedroom 3: Exposed beams and pedestal hand basin and south facing views across the garden.  

Outside: The gardens surround the property with a large lawn at the front, which has the benefit of a southerly aspect and mature borders with herbaceous planting. On the southern part of the property is a woodland copse which has been planted with silver birch, oak and ash which provides a wonderful habitat for wildlife. The copse adjoins the lake with a small island which can be accessed from a small wooden footbridge.

The front of the property is surrounded by a gravelled and hard standing, providing ample turning and parking. Adjoining the turning area is a detached double Garage (16' x 16') with up and over doors and a Workshop (16'x 8'6) with fitted work benches to two walls and built in fitted shelves. Upon the garage roof are 14 photovoltaic panels which were installed in January 2014. They also provide a solar boost which is linked to the immersion. Also, there is a timber and felted Garden shed (10' x 8') and a timber ever clad Wood store.

At the rear of the property is an enclosure which is dog proof and laid to gravel. A Boiler room with Camray 2 oil-fired central heating boiler and a 300 gallon oil storage tank.

The pasture land surrounds the house at the rear and to the east and is split into three relatively level paddocks, surrounded by a mature hedge land boundary and extends to approximately 3.15 acres. The paddocks can be accessed from a metal five bar gate or from the garden. There is a small timber field shelter.  

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

The garage has power and light.  

Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Geoffrey Clapp Associates 

Council Tax:

Local Authority: North Devon District Council  

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 March 2016

Nearest stations

  • Umberleigh (2.9 mi)
  • Chapleton (4.0 mi)
  • Portsmouth Arms (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Geoffrey Clapp Associates, South Molton

10 Broad Street, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AB

01769 757002 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Geoffrey Clapp Associates, South Molton

10 Broad Street, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AB

01769 757002 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Umberleigh (2.9 mi)
  • Chapleton (4.0 mi)
  • Portsmouth Arms (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Geoffrey Clapp Associates, South Molton

10 Broad Street, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AB

01769 757002 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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