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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Yeoford, Crediton, Devon

Guide Price £1,575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Character House
  • Situated In Idyllic Devon Valley
  • River Frontage
  • Garage
  • Swimming Pool
  • About 83 Acres
  • Long Private Drive

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Peacefully hidden in the middle of the Devon countryside, a house of immense character and style surrounded by 83 acres of meadows and woodland

East Coombe Head is situated amongst the rolling hills of the beautiful, unspoiled, countryside of Mid Devon, within the River Troney valley. The nearest village is Yeoford, about 2 miles away, which has a pub, primary school and church. The village of Cheriton Bishop, about 3 miles to the south, has a doctors surgery, store and post office, as well as primary school and pub and there is also the New Inn at Coleford. A few miles to the south is the Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its spectacular scenery and providing many and varied opportunities for walking, riding and fishing.
At the edge of the farm runs the Two Moors Way, which gives access to the extensive network of public footpaths around the area. Crediton provides a full selection of local amenities including shops and secondary education. In Okehampton, to the west, there is a Waitrose store and leisure centre and there is easy access to the university and cathedral city of Exeter, where there is a selection of private schools as well as a wide variety of recreational, cultural and shopping facilities.

In Yeoford there is a railway station on the branch Tarka line between Barnstaple and Exeter and in Exeter there are railway stations with mainline rail connections to London (Paddington and Waterloo). Also in Exeter there is access onto the M5 motorway and an international airport with flights to London City airport.

Crediton 5 miles A30 5 miles
Exeter 15 miles (distances approximate)

The Property
A diverse and unspoilt land holding offering privacy, amenity and beauty with a stylishly presented thatched house of great character and charm throughout
Situated at the end of a long, private entrance drive, surrounded by its own land in an idyllically peaceful, hidden, Mid Devon valley
Extensive and beautifully landscaped and maintained gardens surrounding the house, including ponds
Range of outbuildings, including indoor swimming pool with glazed doors out to decking and gardens, together with garaging and stores
House and gardens surrounded by its own gently sloping pastureland and ancient woodland
Beautiful River Troney bisecting the farm
Peace, privacy and tranquillity and yet easy naccess to A30, Exeter, etc.

The current owners created the house at East Coombe Head in 2000, converting a fine, traditional threshing barn, once part of a farm, the main house of which was on the site, but long since demolished. Great care, imagination and attention to detail was taken in creating a house of enormous character and charm, including a profusion of period style features throughout, including panelling, granite fireplaces, oak boarded and stone paved flooring, timber mullioned and leaded light windows and a thatched roof. The building is essentially traditional Devon cob and once inside it is almost impossible to detect that one is not within a 400 year old traditional farmhouse.

The Outbuildings
Electric wrought iron double entrance gates open to the tarmac entrance driveway which forks and a spur, edged by clipped hedging, leads around to the lower tarmac parking and turning area beside the house and adjacent to which is an L-shaped timber outbuilding with slate roof comprising an open fronted garage/storeroom housing the oil storage tank and a further workshop and store shed.
The tarmac driveway continues down to another parking and turning area, adjacent to which is the timber built double garage with pitched slate roof, one of which has an electric roll up door.
Adjoining the garage and below the house and main gardens is a further substantial timber clad building with pitched slate roof, containing the indoor heated swimming pool with quarry tiled surrounds and electric pool cover. Double glazed sliding doors open to timber decking overlooking the gardens and wooded valley beyond. There is a shower cubicle, plant room with oil fired boiler and changing room with separate WC, as well as a small kitchen area with sink and hot water tank.

The Gardens
The house is surrounded by extensive, beautifully landscaped and maintained gardens.Doors from the kitchen and conservatory open to a level, lawned garden area with paved terrace, partly encompassed by the house and enclosed by well stocked plant and shrub borders. Steps lead down to further extensive garden areas with gently sloping lawns interspersed with ornamental trees and lovely views across the partly wooded valley.At the top of this area of gardens and beside the house are two ornamental ponds, attracting a profusion of water loving plants, flora and fauna.

From there a flight of steps rise between banks stocked with many plants and shrubs, to a series of upper terraces interconnected by partly cobbled paths and incorporating a sitting area with pergola supporting climbing plants and a delightful paved, stone built and timber framed loggia, also benefiting from the lovely outlook over the gardens and the valley beyond.
From the end of the drive and parking area by the front door, a track leads up to a further extensive garden area above the house with gently sloping lawns interspersed with a variety of ornamental trees. The track continues to a three bay timber framed and tin clad storage barn. Beyond and below the driveways and outbuildings are further gently sloping gardens including wild flower areas and a timber summerhouse.

The Land
Surrounding the house and gardens is an extensive range of pastureland divided by traditional Devon banks and hedges, well fenced and with water connected throughout. The fields essentially slope gently down to the beautiful River Troney which flows via a series of pools and rapids through the farm.
A small tributary valley with stream runs down to the river and on the opposite side of the river is an extensive area of unspoilt, ancient hardwood woodland, attracting a plethora of wildlife, including otters, deer, foxes, badgers, etc. In summary this is a truly idyllic small farm with the perfect mix of pasture, natural woodland and water, within a genuinely peaceful hidden Devon valley.

Property Information
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired heating. There are also solar panels installed on the roof of the outbuildings.
Rights of Way: The Two Moors Way runs up the track along the eastern boundary of the farm.
Local Authorities: Mid Devon District Council,
Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton EX16 6PP. Tel. 01884 255 255.
Devon County Council, Topsham Hall, Topsham
Road, Exeter EX2 4QD. Tel. 01392 382 000.
Contents, Fixtures & Fittings: Only those mentioned in this brochure are included in the sale. All others such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc. are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: Only by appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staffs Exeter office: 01392 214 222.
For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.

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Added on Rightmove:
08 February 2016


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