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4 bedroom farm house for sale

Spriddlestone, Brixton, Plymouth, Devon

Sold STC £640,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Character Property
  • 4 Double Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Farmhouse Style Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • Master Ensuite
  • About 4.2 acres of Grounds with Stables
  • Double Garage with Studio

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Halwell Barton is an old farmhouse with numerous character features, including an Inglenook fireplace, flagstone floor, exposed roof trusses and beams. It is located in a beautiful rural setting, which is only a short drive from Brixton and just 6 miles from Plymouth. The views from the property are spectacular, with stunning countryside views of Dartmoor on the horizon. There is a double garage with a useful studio space above. Inside the accommodation comprises 4 double bedrooms with the master en-suite, family bathroom, farmhouse style kitchen breakfast room, dining room, study / guest room, utility room, cloak room and boot room. A viewing advised to appreciate the potential on offer.

All set in about 4.2 acres with equestrian facility including stabling. 

SITUATION The house is situated in a small hamlet in the countryside near the South Hams village of Brixton, enjoying easy access to Plymouth, and the A38. The village enjoys many amenities including an 'Outstanding' primary school, a post office / village shop, church and public house. For secondary schooling, the village lies in the catchment area of the 'Outstanding' Ivybridge Community College for which transport is provided. The historic waterfront city of Plymouth is only 6 miles away and has a range of shops, department stores, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, colleges and university. The nearby sandy beaches of Wembury and Mothecombe are in easy reach as is the yachting haven of Newton Ferrers. Mountbatten and Plymouth Sound boast a wide range of water-sports. Outdoor pursuits such as golf, horse-riding, cycling are all available within a short distance as is Dartmoor National Park.  

ACCOMMODATION The accommodation is as follows: (Please note that all dimensions are approximate. Metric measurements are conversions from imperial figures which have been rounded to the nearest three inches). 

PORCH Tiled porch with flag stone flooring, slate bench and solid timber door opening into:- 

HALLWAY Wide staircase rising to the first floor. Pine clad walls. Doors to:-


STUDY / GUESTROOM Sash window to the front of the property with window seat. Exposed beamed ceiling. Timber cladding to one wall. Oak floorboards. Feature fireplace with pine surround, mantel over with cast iron insert and slate hearth. 

SITTING ROOM A generously proportioned room with sash window to the front and window seat below. Solid Oak flooring. Exposed ceiling beams. Feature Inglenook stone fireplace with stone hearth, exposed timber lintel above and original brick lined bread oven to one side with display lighting. Multi-fuel woodburning stove. Door with exposed lintel above to:- 

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM Farmhouse-style kitchen with exposed ceiling beams. Part exposed stone wall with timber inserts to one side. Sash window with window seat below overlooking the adjoining gravelled garden and across to the paddock. Flagstone flooring. Feature oil fired Aga used for cooking and set into the fireplace with tiled surround and exposed lintel above. Range of handcrafted bespoke pine floor base cupboard with wall units above. Sink with mixer tap set into a tiled worktop with matching tiled surrounds. Space and plumbing for dishwasher.  

BOOT ROOM Access to the side garden. Tiled flooring. Built-in larder with fitted shelving. Door to:- 

CLOAKROOM Obscured glass window with arrow slit window. Wall mounted Heritage wash hand basin. High level WC. Flagstone flooring. 

LOBBY Access to the kitchen. Open doorway through to:- 

UTILITY ROOM Flagstone flooring. Bespoke hand-made cupboards to the base. Stainless steel circular sink with mixer tap and set in a pine worktop made from reclaimed pine floorboards. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for freezer. Built-in cupboard housing oil fired boiler supplying hot water and central heating. Double doors to built-in storage cupboard with fitted shelving and light. Exposed ceiling beam. Window to the rear. 

DINING ROOM Well proportioned room with window to the rear of the property. Half glazed, stripped pine door giving access to the rear garden. Staircase rising to the first floor with original pine balustrades and rail. 

FIRST FLOOR Stairs split 3 ways with exposed timber lintel and part exposed roof trusses. 

LANDING With door to:- 

MASTER BEDROOM Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses and purlins. Velux skylight and two sash windows to the rear elevation, both with window seats below. Original floor boards. Door to:- 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Roof trusses. Obscure glazed window with slate sill. Freestanding roll top ball and claw bath with mixer tap and hand-held shower attachment over. Pedestal wash hand basin. WC. Wood flooring. 

BEDROOM 2 Double bedroom with sash window to front elevation overlooking the front garden. Stripped pine floor boards. Exposed ceiling beams. Part exposed roof truss ends. Built-in wardrobe with hanging rail. Access to loft hatch with pull down loft ladder. 

BEDROOM 3 Double bedroom with sash window to front elevation overlooking the garden and across to the paddocks. Exposed ceiling beams. Exposed roof truss ends. Stripped sealed pine floor boards. Built-in airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder and shelving.  

BATHROOM Obscure glazed window. Bath with thermostatically controlled power shower above, shower rail and curtain. Pedestal wash hand basin. High level flush WC. Partly tiled walls. Wood flooring. Extractor fan. 

BEDROOM 4 Double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses and purlins. Sash window to rear elevation. Stripped sealed pine floor boards. Wardrobe with rail and storage shelf. 


DOUBLE GARAGE With two sets of folding timber doors, electric, power and light. Rear pedestrian access door.

To the rear of the garage and slightly set back, with a roof overhang, providing useful wood store. Garden store to the side with clear corrugated roof with timber decking above and housing the oil tank.

STUDIO Above the double garage is a useful roof with vaulted ceiling and part restricted head room. Two Velux windows. Eaves storage cupboards. Glazed end wall with glazed French doors opening to a timber deck seating area bounded by rose bushes. 

GARDENS The property is accessed through a gate set within stone pillars, which opens onto a tarmac driveway leading to the property. There is ample parking. At the side of the drive is a stone built wall with opening through to the front garden, which is gravelled and leads to the front porch. Planted shrub and flower borders. The majority of the front garden is laid to lawn. There are established climbers including honeysuckle at the front of the house.

To the rear of the property is a gravelled seating area bounded by attractive low stone walls. At one end is a circular fish pond. Planted shrub and flower borders. Steps lead up to the remainder of the rear garden, which is laid mainly to lawn and bounded by split fencing.

To the side of the property is a further patio area with timber gate and planted with established climbers including an evergreen clematis.

ADDITIONAL LAND AND STABLING. Accessed through a 5-bar gate, the first area is currently used as a chicken run. There are four stables, each being approximately 14 square feet and set on a concrete base. Power and cold water . The remainder of the land is divided by split rail fencing and there are various paddocks .The property is set within approximately 4.2 acres. 

SERVICES Mains electricity and private drainage. Private water borehole and shared filtration system. Oil fired heating system. 

COUNCIL TAX The property is in Council Tax Band D. 

LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. 

DIRECTIONS From the Yealmpton office, take the A379 towards Brixton for approximately 1½ miles. Just before the speed camera, turn left towards Otter Nurseries and follow the road down past the signpost for Brixton Tor. Take the next turning on the right, carry on along the lane for approximately 0.3 of a mile and the entrance to Halwell Barton can be found on the left hand side, just after the telegraph pole. 

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Luscombe Maye. Tel. 01752 880044. Bespoke appointments available outside office hours upon request. 

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
29 April 2016

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