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Property Description

Key features

  • A substantial Grade II Listed cob and thatch farmhouse
  • Situated in the heart of the Taw Valley
  • Enjoying superb rural views
  • Offering attractively presented character accommodation
  • Four Reception Rooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Substantial Agricultural Outbuilding & Stables
  • Solar Panel Electric
  • Extensive Gardens and Grounds Extending to 2 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Ford House is a Grade II Listed semi-detached former farmhouse situated in the heart of the Taw Valley enjoying easy access to the A377 Exeter to Barnstaple main road and benefiting from extensive river valley views. The property, believed in part to date back to the 15th Century, is of traditional stone and cob construction with rendered and colour washed elevations under a thatched roof. Internally Ford House benefits from all the character and charm one would expect from a property of this period including traditional exposed fireplaces in the Sitting Room and Parlour Room with inset heavy beams over, the original heavy beamed ceilings throughout and traditional multi-pane windows throughout. Modern additions include an attractive farmhouse style Kitchen, 'Woodwarm' wood burning stoves fitted in the Sitting Room and Parlour Room and a large oil-fired 'Aga' in the Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Ford House also benefits from recently installed solar panel electric.

Outside Ford House is approached via a gravel drive, shared with just one other property, which divides and gives access to both the front and rear of the house. At the rear there is a large gravel off-road parking area providing enough space for several cars and gives access to both the Workshop, the substantial timber framed Agricultural Outbuilding and the Back Door into the Entrance Hall. The parking area is located at the top of the 1.49 acre paddock which is otherwise laid to grass and bordered by mature trees. At the front of Ford House there is a large, south facing, partially walled garden extending to just over half an acre and allowing lovely rural valley views. Overall Ford House offers the opportunity for a substantial character farmhouse with a large Agricultural Outbuilding and land extending to approximately 2 acres, creating the potential for a variety of uses including a Farmhouse B&B.

fitted with a matching white suite comprising a panel bath with fully tiled splash backs and 'Gainsborough' electric shower over; low level WC; and a pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash backs. The Bathroom is finished with an extractor fan, window to one side, small display niche, central ceiling light, duplex wall heater and electric heated towel rail.

From the A377 Exeter to Barnstaple main road a gravel drive, shared with just one other property, leads towards Ford House dividing to give access through five bar gates to both the front and rear of the house. Immediately to the front of the house, there is an attractive cobbled area giving access to the Front Door into the Inner Hall, and creating a super south facing Summer Seating Area. Beyond the cobbled area two steps lead below a rose arch to a gravelled garden ideal for flower pots and planters and allowing access to the partially walled Front Garden which extends to just over half an acre, is mainly laid to lawn and allows lovely rural views down the Taw Valley. From the front of the house a wide concrete path leads down the side of the property passing a good sized Timber Workshop under a corrugated asbestos roof providing useful storage and workshop space with timber veranda to the front secondary double glazed windows to the front and side, workbench, range of useful stor

Mains electricity, Mains and private water & drainage. Telephone connected subject to BT Regulations. Solar Panels providing electricity.

Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6PP Tel No: 01884 255255
Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 2HN Tel No: 01392 382000

Council Tax Band - F

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Ford House, Eggesford, Chawleigh, Chulmleigh, Devon EX18 7JY
From the A377 Exeter to Barnstaple main road from Eggesford Station travel approximately ¼ Mile towards Barnstaple travelling past the Fox and Hounds Hotel on the left as the road straightens out the drive leading to Ford House can be found in the left and Ford House will be found straight in front of you.


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with a ceramic tiled floor and fitted with a range of matching 'shaker style' cream wall and floor units to two sides under a roll-top work surface with tiled splash backs including and incorporating a single drainer stainless steel sink unit with a mixer tap and a space and point for a dual fuel range cooker. The Kitchen also benefits from part exposed stone walls, a hatch to roof space, 3 x central ceiling spot lights, an electric cooker point, an exposed beamed ceiling, and an extractor fan. Strip pine tongue and groove doors lead to the Utility Room and the Boot Room, whilst on one side a similar door opens into the Walk-In Larder fitted with a range of shelving, space and point for a fridge, obscure glazed window to one side and a central ceiling light.

Utility Room 
with traditional ceramic sink at one end with stainless steel pillar taps, space and plumbing for both a washing machine and dishwasher and an obscure glazed window to the rear. Space and point for a chest freezer, ceramic tiled floor, central ceiling light, and wall cupboard. In one corner 3 steps lead down to the Boot Room with Back Door out to the rear of the house.

Entrance Hall 
Returning to the Dining Room an original board door opens into the Entrance Hall with door to the original Dairy Room, electric fuse boxes, two central ceiling lights, window to the rear, half glazed stable style Back Door leading out to the rear of the house.

The Dairy 
currently used as an Office with an obscure glazed window to the rear, telephone point and central ceiling strip light. Returning to the Inner Hall a door leads into the

First Floor 
Returning to the Inner Hall stairs with handrail to one side lead to the split level First Floor Landing with original painted board doors leading off to all the Bedrooms and Bathroom, four central ceiling lights, 2 smoke alarms and hatch to roof space.

Master Bedroom 
with traditional multi pane window to the front overlooking the garden and allowing views of the Taw Valley in the distance. On one side is a traditional cast iron Victorian fireplace with a wooden surround and mantle. To one side of the fireplace is a pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splash backs. A night Storage heater is found behind the door.

Bedroom 2 
A single bedroom with a multi pane window with deep display sill overlooking the front garden, central ceiling light

Bedroom 3 
Another double bedroom with a traditional multi pane window to the front overlooking the front garden, central ceiling light, over stairs display recess. In one corner a door opens into a Dressing Room located over the Entrance Porch with traditional window to the front and central ceiling light.

Bedroom 4 
A dual aspect double bedroom with traditional windows to the front and side with deep display sills, central ceiling light and night storage heater.

Bedroom 5 
with part painted pine tongue and groove panel walls, window to the rear overlooking the back garden, and central ceiling light.

Shower Room 
with original strip pine tongue and groove panel walls, obscured glazed window to the rear with deep display sill and matching white suite comprising of a fully tiled double shower cubicle housing an electric shower with glazed shower screen to one side; a built-in wall mounted wash hand basin with strip pine cupboard below; and low level WC. The Bathroom is finished with a central ceiling light, extractor fan and a 'Dimplex' electric wall heater.

Returning to the Sitting Room a strip pine panel door with brass door furniture leads into the

Dining Room 
A super family room with window to the rear allowing lovely views down the Taw Valley to James Week in the distance with a window seat below. On one side is an Oil Fired Aga for cooking and room heating with tiled splash backs, original wooden mantle over and strip pine cupboards on either side. In one corner there is a built in Airing Cupboard housing a factory lagged hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater and a range of slatted shelving over. The room also benefits from a beamed ceiling, 2 x central ceiling lights and ceramic wall up-lighter. Doors lead to the Pantry, the Entrance Hall and the Kitchen.

with a ceramic tiled floor, wall light, side door leading out to a small Rear Courtyard and door into the

Sitting Room 
A good sized dual aspect character room with traditional multi-pane windows to the front and the side over looking the front garden with deep strip pine display sills. On one side is the original exposed stone fire place housing a 'Woodwarm' wood burning stove with inset heavy beam over and original bread oven to one side. In one corner and to one side of the fire place are wooden display shelves and inset storage cupboards, whilst in the opposite corner there is a built in cupboard housing a range of fitted shelves. The Sitting Room also benefits from a traditional heavy beamed ceiling, original strip pine tongue and groove walls, a range of book shelving, TV point, 2 x central ceiling lights, 2 x wall lights. On one side a door opens into the Dining Room, whilst in one corner a strip pine panel door opens into a

Small Hall 
with Under-stairs Storage Cupboard to one side, central ceiling light and a further strip pine door into the

Accommodation Comprising 
At the front of Ford House there is traditional pillared Entrance Porch allowing access to a solid timber Front Door with an outside light over, door bell to one side opening into the

Inner Hall 
with traditional slate flagstone floor and original doors to the Sitting Room, Parlour Room and Stairs leading to the First Floor Landing. The hall benefits from a period window to the front with deep display sill overlooking the Front Garden, a good amount of coat hanging space, a central ceiling light, and a smoke alarm.

Parlour Room 
A super light reception room with a multi pane window to the front overlooking the front garden with a window seat below, the original exposed stone fireplace at one end housing a 'Woodwarm' wood burning stove with heavy inset heavy beam over. Traditional heavy beamed ceiling, TV point and in one corner there is a traditional corner display cupboard.

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12 April 2016


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