10 bedroom detached house for sale

Drewsteignton, Exeter

Sold STC £1,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fine and beautifully renovated Grade II listed 7 bedroom Devon Longhouse
  • Attached 3 bedroom cottage
  • Range of modern and traditional farm buildings
  • Approximately 15.13 acres of land

Full description

INTRODUCTION
Wallon is an extremely desirable residential and livestock holding, occupying an enviable position within the renowned
Dartmoor National Park. The house is Grade II listed and has recently undergone refurbishment to an exceptionally
high standard, whilst still retaining many character and period features. Adjoining the main house is a well-presented,
self-contained cottage, which can be occupied separately or in conjunction with the main house.
Within the farmstead is a fine range of traditional farm buildings, offering huge potential for conversion to other uses,
subject to the necessary planning. To the north are two large modern farm buildings built in 2013 with a concrete
yard providing excellent facilities for livestock or equestrian purposes.
The land extends to 15.13 acres of productive pasture within a ring fence around the farmstead.

SITUATION
Wallon is situated in a private rural position with stunning views overlooking the beautiful Teign Valley. Although
occupying a secluded position, the holding is easily accessible with the A30 dual carriage way only three miles away.
The picturesque villages of Drewsteignton, Cheriton Bishop and Dunsford lie approximately two miles away, each
offering local amenities including village shops, churches and public houses. The cathedral city of Exeter is only
thirteen miles to the east, offering all the major amenities including a top university, good shopping and two train
stations with direct lines to London Paddington.
Dartmoor National Park offers superb opportunities for outdoor recreation, with walking and horse riding on the
doorstep.

THE FARMHOUSE
The farmhouse is approached by a private driveway, leading into the old farmyard area which provides ample parking
for numerous vehicles. The recently refurbished house has rendered and colour-washed elevations under a tiled roof.
The accommodation is well appointed and arranged over three floors, with many period features including
exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces. Please see floorplan for layout.
Ground Floor - The main house is entered through the original Cross Passage with its ancient ashlar
granite wall and woodblock flooring. The Study, WC and Service Room (with controls for underfloor
heating and data/communications systems) are all accessed from this hallway area. The spacious Sitting
Room opens into the Kitchen, which is fitted with a range of high quality hand-made painted-wood units
with honed granite work surfaces. The Breakfast Area has an inglenook fireplace with inset woodburning
stove. The Scullery/Utility Room, Pantry and Boot Room offer useful service areas in
addition to the General Store Room. The Verandah, accessed from the East Entrance Hall, is the
perfect location for al fresco eating and French doors open onto the south and west gardens for outdoor
entertaining.

Both the period Drawing Room and Dining Room have stone floors and original inglenook fireplaces
with bread ovens and inset wood burners. The dining room has an ancient winding staircase up to the first
floor. Underfloor heating throughout downstairs.

First Floor - Main Landing with solid oak flooring and cosy space for a desk or reading/snug area.
Bedroom 1 overlooks the garden’s topiary circle and has an En-suite Bathroom with a free-standing
bath and separate shower cubicle. Bedroom 2 has an impressive Ensuite bathroom with copperpainted
cast iron slipper bath, double washbasins and large shower cubicle. Connecting door to Bedroom
3, dual aspect with door to landing. Family Bathroom with freestanding bath, and shower cubicle.
Bedroom 4 has delightful views to the east across the woodland plantation. Bedroom 5 currently used
as a Hobby Room is accessed via short staircase. Bedroom 6 is dual aspect with adjoining Shower
Room and connecting door to the cottage. First floor heating by radiators.
Second Floor - Bedroom 7 is a light and airy ‘attic’ room with lovely views across the orchard and
paddocks.

OUTSIDE: The south-facing walled front gardens are sheltered, with lawn, shrub borders and wonderful
views over the surrounding countryside. The west end has box topiary hedging around a granite feature
and a gazebo.

HURSTONS COTTAGE
Approached from a separate private entrance, Hurstons Cottage connects with the main house at first
floor level. It has flexible usage either as part of the farmhouse, or as a separate three bedroom dwelling,
suitable for staff or AST/holiday letting. Successfully let as holiday cottage in the past.

Ground Floor - Tiled Entrance Hall with staircase rising to first floor. Practical Utility/Boot
Room/WC. Light and airy dual aspect Sitting Room with fireplace and inset wood burner, French doors
opening to west-facing paved terrace. Kitchen/Dining Room with range of base and wall cupboards,
archway opening to Well Room/Snug with French windows opening to very sheltered walled and paved
terraced courtyard. Illuminated old well feature with laminated glass top.
Underfloor heating to kitchen and well-room, radiators in all other rooms.

First Floor - Bedroom 1 with en-suite Bathroom. Bedroom 2 dual aspect with connecting
doors through to main farmhouse. Shower Room and Bedroom 3.

Outside - Private enclosed walled garden to the east and west facing terrace with gated access to the
main house’s garden.
Compact lawned circle in front and ample parking plus a small stock-fenced paddock.
The farm offers a rare opportunity to acquire a range of traditional and modern buildings, which are readily
adaptable to a variety of agricultural or equestrian uses. The modern buildings are currently being used
for sheep housing and agricultural storage. The traditional buildings in particular offer great potential for
development, subject to planning.

Courtyard of traditional farm buildings including “The Old Stables” (11.02m x 4.22m), Cart House
(4.77m x 4.12), The Chapel Barn (15.32m x 5.39m) and The Old Cider House (11.60m x 3.80m)
Adjoining to the east side of the main farmhouse is a further run of outbuildings including a Potting
Shed, Wood Store and Garden Store. The Workshop (5.33m x 3.83m) benefits from an adjoining
Former Piggery and a covered yard to the north of the farmhouse.

The Modern Farm Buildings, situated to the north of the farmstead and accessed through a concreted and
gated yard include a Livestock Shed (23.97m x 14.89m) and a General Purpose Building (23.98m
x 17.65m) with a 40 kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on south facing roof pitch. The yard also includes an
Open Fronted Shed (10.10m x 8.53m) and an adjoining Coral.

THE LAND
The land at extends to 15.13 acres (6.12 hectares) and is situated within a ring fence. Topographically, the land is level and is currently all down to productive permanent pasture. The field parcels are divided by a combination of Devon hedge banks and well-maintained livestock fencing, and the majority benefit from direct road access. The land has good farming capabilities as well as amenity, sporting and conservation appeal and is a peaceful haven for wildlife.

TENURE
The property is offered freehold tenure with vacant possession upon completion.

SERVICES
Mains electricity connected to the farmhouse, cottage and the farm buildings. Private borehole water supply. The farmhouse and cottage has a private drainage system. Private domestic oil supply for central heating.

OUTGOINGS
Council Tax – Band G

SPORTING RIGHTS
The property is offered with the benefit of all sporting, fishing and timber rights.

BASIC FARM PAYMENT
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements will be available to any prospective purchasers by separate
negotiation.

DESIGNATIONS
The property is situated with the Dartmoor National Park and the Dartmoor Environmentally Sensitive
Area (ESA).

EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is offered for sale, subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the Property and Charges Register of the registered title together with all public or private rights of way, wayleaves, easements, and other rights of way which cross the property.

METHOD OF SALE
The property is for sale by private treaty.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings unless specifically referred to within these particulars of sale are otherwise excluded from the sale of the freehold and will be removed by the vendors or their Agents prior to completion.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4QD Tel: 01392 382000
Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6PP
Tel: 01884 255255
Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 9JQ
Tel: 01626 832093

DIRECTIONS
From Exeter, head west on the A30 towards Okehampton, and take the exit signed for Cheriton Bishop/Crockernwell/Drewsteignton/Tedburn St Mary. Follow signs to Cheriton Bishop and after aprroximately 0.8 miles you will reach Cheriton Cross. Take the first turning on the left after The Old Thatch pub, signposted to “Woodbrooke”. Follow this lane for approximately 2 miles and shortly after passing the driveway to Hurstons Cottage on the right, the entrance to Wallon will be found on the right hand side identified by a small slate sign in the stone wall.

VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents Kivells. Please call 01392 252 262 to arrange a viewing and check availability before incurring time and travel costs. Full details of all our properties are available on our website www.kivells.com
Kivells Exeter Farms and Land Agency Department
The Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8FD
Tel. 01392 252 262 Email. exeter@kivells.com Web. www.kivells.com
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Nearest stations

  • Cranbrook (14.2 mi)
  • Pinhoe (11.9 mi)
  • Whimple (17.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Kivells, Exeter

The Matford Centre, Matford Park Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8FD

01392 799114 Local call rate

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