6 bedroom detached house for saleRackenford, Tiverton, Devon
Under Offer £1,350,000
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- Great Hall
- Five reception rooms
- Nine bedrooms
- Four bathrooms
- Main house 7625 sq ft
- Set in 38.09 acres, available as a whole or in two lots
- Gardens and lake
- Woodland and fields
- Attached three bedroom cottage
The Property - Lot 1
Colleton Hall was formerly part of the Colleton Hall Estate, with the current Grade II Listed house built around 1834. The owners have been in the house for 28 years and have created a substantial family home with spacious and bright rooms, most overlooking the south facing gardens, land and pretty lake. The accommodation comprises of over 7000 sq. ft. of flexible living space. Many period features remain including a grand entrance hall with cornicing, a sweeping staircase, Georgian fireplaces and moulded plasterwork.
The ground floor accommodation comprises of a grand entrance hall with a high vaulted ceiling and the main reception rooms off, a drawing room with wooden flooring, French doors out onto the terrace and an open fire, a library with a wood burning stove, a dining room, again with French doors and a wood burning stove, snug, country style kitchen with fitted units, gas fired Aga and a useful walk in pantry, utility room with access to the parking area and cottage, study and a cloakroom.
Upstairs is a gallery landing over the entrance hall, six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The south facing master bedroom has wood flooring and is currently using the dressing room/bedroom six as an office with a balcony overlooking the gardens. This room would be a fantastic ensuite bathroom for the master suite. There are four further bedrooms and all are serviced by two family bathrooms and a shower room.
The East Wing
Currently being let on an assured short hold tenancy the East Wing comprises of an entrance hall, sitting room, office/dining area, kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The East Wing has separate access and a door connecting it to the main house, offering the option to reincorporate the two to provide extra living space.
Colleton Hall is located just over 1 mile from the village of Rackenford, north of the Exe Valley, surrounded by rolling countryside and beautiful woodland. The village has a church, pub, primary school, village stores and post office. The Masons Arms at Knowstone, approximately 4 miles away, has a renowned restaurant with a Michelin star.
Tiverton 8 ½ miles away has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities including a Marks & Spencer, a hospital, leisure centre and 18-hole golf course. Colleton Hall lies in the 10 mile radius, reduced fee catchment area for the well-respected Blundell's School. There are schools for all ages including Millfield and Wellington, all within driving distance
Exeter, approximately 23 ½ miles away is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping, including John Lewis, and restaurants. There is also a Waitrose supermarket in the city. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard School; whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country.
The M5 motorway at Tiverton provides links to the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to Cornwall to the South, and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St David's. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.
Colleton Hall is approached off the lane, through gates and onto a parking and turning area at the rear of the house. The house is set in a peaceful location overlooking south facing gardens, the lake and its own pasture and woodland beyond.
A terrace, ideal for alfresco dining and drinks, is found to the front of the house with access from many of the rooms on this side. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with many established trees and shrubs and a productive vegetable garden to the east. A stream runs through the garden and has a bridge over to the further lawn providing pedestrian access to the pasture. A pretty lake is surrounded by shrubbery.
At the rear of the property is a double garage and stable block, currently used for storage, and measuring 60' x 17'. Subject to the relevant planning permissions the building has the potential for conversion.
Comprising of two fields of approximately 9.63 acres, with access from the property or from the country road.
Woodland - Lot 2
Opposite the fields is over 24 acres of woodland with an abundance of wildlife. The woodland, which includes a circular walk, comprises of both broadleaf varieties and a conifer plantation and is bordered to the north by a stream and a paddock of approximately 0.9 acre.
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