6 bedroom equestrian facility for saleIddesleigh, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19
Guide Price £6,000,000
- Magnificent Grade II listed house
- Extensively renovated and remodelled
- 4 principal reception rooms
- 6 bedrooms
- Secondary accommodation
- Walled and woodland gardens
- Swimming pool and tennis court
- Extensive farm buildings
with wonderful southerly views to Dartmoor.
Ash House is situated in one of Devon's most beautiful and unspoilt areas, with the house occupying an elevated position facing South with uninterrupted views to Dartmoor. The nearest villages are Monkokehampton and Iddesleigh. The historic village of Iddesleigh has been described as an excellent example of a cob and thatch village and has the well renowned pub, The Duke of York. This traditional country pub was where Michael Morpurgo, the famous author of 'War Horse', encountered a veteran of the First World War, whose account of his experiences inspired this classic story. The village is situated on a southern facing slope and offers great views to Dartmoor's highest point, Higher Willhays.
The Cathedral city of Exeter, situated to the East offers a wide range of shopping, from local independent shops to John Lewis, restaurants and a good selection of hotels. The area is well renowned for its recreational and sporting opportunities, with Dartmoor, 9 miles to the South and the unspoilt North Devon coast, being only 25 miles away. The market towns of Okehampton and Hatherleigh are within easy reach, with Okehampton offering a Waitrose supermarket.
Ash House is a superb example of a Grade II Listed manor house with a well documented history. Standing on the southern edge of the Parish of Iddesleigh, the house occupies a commanding position that affords fine views over the valley and to Dartmoor beyond. Extensively renovated and remodelled by the current owners, Ash House presents itself as a beautifully appointed family home that is supremely comfortable (and manageable) and yet when the occasion arises, the house can entertain on a grand scale.
One of the many striking features that stands out is the layout and flow that works so well for a modern family. Entering the magnificent drawing room, one is immediately impressed by the high ceilings and the gracious floor-to-ceiling
arched windows which flood the room with natural light. Along with limestone and parquet flooring, the ground floor gives a welcoming introduction to the rest of the property.
For many families, the first floor will meet all their requirements. There is a fabulous master bedroom suite which incorporates a bespoke designed dressing room, and sits alongside a second dressing room and study giving the principal bedroom a deservedly important status. There are three further double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. A further staircase leads up to the second floor where there are two further bedroom suites. Alternatively, this floor could be utilised as a two bedroom apartment as it has its own living room and kitchen.
The Aviary villa, located on the ground floor, can be accessed internally from the billiard room and offers a self-contained one bedroom apartment. This works particularly well as a guest suite, being separate from the main family accommodation.
The annex/Stable Cottage is of a contemporary style with an open plan layout over two floors. Presently, it has a large reception area, kitchen, dining room, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms an d a gym. It's proximity to the swimming pool, makes it a very cool pool house.
The three bedroom cottage/Gardener's Cottage, situated to the North of the house is finished to a high standard and offers comfortable secondary accommodation. The two bedroom staff flat/Farm Flat is located within the outbuildings. The outbuildings and stables have been maintained to a high standard. They have their own access which is well away from the main house.
The gardens and grounds at Ash House are stunning and lend both enchantment and protection from the outside world. As with all great gardens, Ash House offers formal areas, woodland walks, breathtaking views to north Dartmoor, along with an impressive kitchen garden. To the North of the house is the newly constructed 20m heated swimming pool and hard tennis court.
The grounds are served by a number of outbuildings including, a new four car garage block with clock tower.
The farm buildings are situated to the North East of the house, approached up their own drive, giving good access to the fields beyond. The buildings are well laid out and include newly constructed stables. The house sits neatly at the centre of its own land, with the open parkland to the South, the fields to the North have been divided into easy to manage post and rail paddocks, each with its own water drinker. A high quality 60m x 25m outdoor riding school has also been constructed by the present owner.
Square Footage: 11,820 sq ft
Acreage: 124.9 Acres
From junction 31 of the M5, take the A30 towards Okehampton. After approx 12 miles take the turning for Whiddon Down. Follow the B3214 towards North Tawton. After about 5 miles turn left on to the A3072, turning right after about ¼ mile staying on the A3072 towards Exbourne. After about 3.5 miles turn right on to the B3217. Stay on this road for just over 3.5 miles passing through Monkokehampton. As you start to climb the hill the electric gates for Ash House will be on your right.
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