6 bedroom detached house for saleBrendon, Lynton, Devon
Under Offer £1,250,000
- Entrance hall
- Three reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room
- Five further bedrooms, one with ensuite WC
- Main house 3,210 sq ft
- Stables and land
Hall Farmhouse is a Grade II Listed, stone built Devon Hall House dating back to the 16th Century. The property is set within its own land and enjoys stunning southerly views over the gardens, lake and Exmoor. The current owners have been in residence for over twenty five years and the property is well maintained and features original beams and fireplaces.
The accommodation comprises of an entrance hall with the main staircase and doors to the main reception rooms. To the right is the south-facing sitting room with a wood burning stove in a large fireplace and access to the garden. To the left is the dining room with a stone inglenook fireplace and views to the lake. A snug lies off this room with a wood burning stove and access to the kitchen. The kitchen/breakfast room has fitted wooden units, stone floors and a two oven Aga in an inglenook fireplace with the original bread oven in place. Along the hall is the rear entrance, a boot room and cloakroom. Another door leads out to a courtyard and along to the outbuildings and parking area.
Upstairs are six bedrooms and the family bathroom. To the right of the landing is the master bedroom has a dressing room and ensuite bathroom with a separate shower. The remaining bedrooms are to the left of the landing and one has an ensuite WC. The bedrooms at the front of the property are south facing with spectacular views out over the gardens and the lake. Rear stairs to the ground floor have a unique storage area with fold out steps, above which features the original meat hooks when the room was used for storing and curing meat.
Hall Farm is situated in a peaceful and secluded location in the village of Brendon, with a pub and church in the East Lyn Valley. The attractive villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, approximately 3 miles away, have a good range of restaurants, cafes, a museum, shops and a visitor centre with films and exhibitions. The villages are linked by the famous Victorian water powered cliff railway. Lynton also has a good primary school.
The beauty and splendour of Exmoor National Park is well known and Hall Farm is well placed to take advantage of the excellent recreational and sporting facilities in the area, including extensive walking, riding, shooting, hunting, golf and water sports.
Minehead has an excellent range of shopping, banking and schooling facilities together with bowling, tennis, golf and the beautiful Blenheim Gardens which still has the original bandstand. The county town of Taunton which has mainline rail connections and access to the motorway network is approximately thirty eight miles to the east.
Barnstaple is the main centre in North Devon with health services, sport and recreation, primary schools, two secondary schools and The North Devon hospital.
The M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are frequent rail services from Taunton to London Paddington and both Exeter and Bristol airports offer an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights, including 2 flights a day to London City Airport.
Hall Farm is approached through an entrance gate with adjoining pedestrian access gate with steps leading down to the farmhouse. The drive leads to a courtyard with parking and surrounded by the traditional buildings comprising:
A brick and slate built stable block with 4 stables, tack room and a loft storage space above with separate access.
A stone and slate workshop and a foaling box with an adjoining timber carport.
A useful Atcost barn with light and power used for winter stabling.
A stone and slate barn with power and light and separate vehicular access. This building would lend itself to provide an annexe to the main house or a holiday let, subject to the relevant planning permissions.
Gardens and grounds
Hall Farmhouse has a beautiful and private south facing garden, totalling 2 acres, with a ¾ acre lake. The gardens have many flower beds, bulbs and seating areas. To the front of the property is a paved terrace and level lawned area of grass with flowering borders, providing spring colour, and established trees. A gate leads out to the courtyard and another to the lake and further gardens. The lake attracts ducks and geese and is surrounded by flowering shrubs and trees, including magnolia, rhododendron, camellia and clematis. A fruit garden and orchard has raspberries, gooseberries and apples and there is a productive vegetable garden behind the workshop. A path leads around the lake and down to the river.
The level land, which extends to approximately 32 acres, is laid to permanent pasture and is bordered by the River Lyn for 1200 yards to the south and a private track to the north, providing access to the fields. The Exmoor countryside slopes up from the land on each side, providing seclusion and tranquillity. Devon banks and hedges give complete shelter to the fields from the wind. There are 8 good sized fields in total, ranging from 1 ½ acres to just under 7 acres which are currently used for horses, with field shelters in most of them. There is an all-weather schooling arena in the first field.
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