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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Colebrooke, Crediton, Devon

Guide Price £835,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • About 5 Acres
  • Outbuildings
  • Swimming Pool

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine, Listed, Devon farmhouse with barns and outbuildings, situated in an idyllically peaceful and private rural setting at the end of a long drive, surrounded by its own land.
About 5 acres.

Road Farm is situated at the end of a long, private lane, about 2½ miles from the small village of Colebrooke, in the heart of the unspoiled, rolling, partly wooded countryside of Mid Devon. The village has a church and pub and the nearby village of Spreyton, about 4 miles away, has a church, the renowned Tom Cobley Tavern pub, primary school and shop. About 7 miles to the east is the town of Crediton, possessing a full range of local amenities including secondary school, medical centre, shopping, supermarkets and banks. About 15 miles to the south east is the university and cathedral city of Exeter, with a selection of private
schools. A few miles to the south is the northern boundary of Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its spectacular scenery and providing many and varied opportunities locally for walking, riding and fishing. Also within easy reach to the north is the beautiful North Devon coast with its sandy surf beaches.

Exeter is accessible via Crediton, and there is access on to the M5 motorway, an international airport with regular services to London City airport and railway stations with mainline connections to London (Paddington and Waterloo). To the north, the A377 leads to Barnstaple and the North Devon coast and to the south the A30
dual carriageway leads to Exeter and via Okehampton to Cornwall.

Distances (approximate)
• Crediton 7 miles
• Exeter 15 miles
• Okehampton 10 miles

The Property
• Idyllically peaceful and private, rural setting at the end of a long, private lane
• Attractive, period Devon farmhouse with considerable character and charm
• Listed as being of architectural or historical interest Grade II and stated as having 16th to early 17th century origins, enlarged in the mid 19th century
• Spacious family accommodation
• Extensive and well stocked, landscaped gardens around the house
• Range of traditional barns and outbuildings including indoor swimming pool and stabling
• Pastureland and orchard
• Spectacular views across the surrounding, rolling Devon countryside to Dartmoor in the distance

Ground Floor
From the parking and turning area at the end of the entrance drive beside the house, a path leads around to the front door into the entrance porch, with glazed door to the cross passage hall with quarry tiled floor and plank and muntin screen. A door leads into the drawing room with stone fireplace with wooden beam. A door from here leads into the sitting room with exposed boarded floor, woodburner and exposed ceiling timbers. From the hall, a glazed door leads into the kitchen/ breakfast room with quarry tiled floor, stone and brick fireplace with chamfered
wooden beam and former bread oven and a range of fitted base and wall cupboards with granite worktops, oven, sink and drainer, dishwasher, exposed beam and ceiling joists. There is a door to the pantry with quarry tiled floor and a further glazed door into the dining room also with exposed beam and ceiling joists. From here a door leads into the store room with a door to outside. From the hall a further glazed door leads to the utility room with fitted base cupboards, butler’s sink, plumbing for washing machine and doors to the bathroom/cloakroom and boot room/rear hall incorporating the well with glazed cover and doors to the rear yard and store.

First Floor
From the hall, a door opens to the staircase up to the landing with door to the rear staircase down to dining room and doors to the principal bedroom/bathroom suite, guest bedroom/shower room suite, 3 further bedrooms and family bathroom.

The Outbuildings
From the end of the entrance drive a five bar gate opens to a driveway to the garage/store, 7.32m x 5.79m (24’ x 19’) with loft over part and pedestrian door into the enclosed rear courtyard. Adjoining the gardens, to the south of the house, is the rendered stone and cob barn, 14.02m x 7.01m (46’ x 23’), containing the
indoor heated swimming pool with tiled surrounds and French doors at the gable end opening to a raised decked terrace, and from where there are spectacular views across the rolling Devon countryside to Dartmoor in the distance.
Adjoining the barn is a lean-to, timber framed store/workshop and beyond a further timber framed building incorporating two loose boxes and storage.
A rear driveway leads from the lane, past the house, gardens and orchard, and around to a concrete yard beside the barn. On the opposite side of the yard is a further cob barn/stable building with pony boxes, storage, dark room and loft above. Adjoining the end of this building is the greenhouse.

The Gardens and Grounds
To the front of the house, on the south side, which supports climbing plants including wisteria, are level lawned gardens fringed with colourful borders and stocked with a profusion of shrubs and plants and interspersed with ornamental trees. Within the gardens is a brick paved terrace overhung by a fig tree and interconnecting ornamental ponds with water loving plants and timber decked
seating area.
To the north of the house is a further garden area, planted with a selection of specimen ornamental trees and shrubs and within this area is a timber summerhouse/studio. To the east of the house and gardens are two post and rail fenced pasture paddocks separated by a mature orchard with a selection
of trees including apple, plum, pear and cherry.
A five bar gate from the lane opens to the rear driveway leading down around the fields and orchard to the stable yard. Beside the entrance to the rear drive is a timber clad office building, 8.53m x 3.35m (28’ x 11’) and from here there are more fabulous views across the surrounding, rolling Devon countryside.
Adjoining the west side of the gardens and barns are further pasture paddocks, also with stunning rural views to Dartmoor.

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06 January 2016

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