4 bedroom detached house for saleCourt Farm, North Whilborough
- Substantial detached family home
- Four double bedrooms
- Tranquil surroundings
- Feature fireplaces
- Delightful garden
- Grade II listed
- Off-road parking
A substantial Grade II listed former farmhouse, with a double-fronted Georgian façade, and rendered walls in cream, it has looks straight from a picture postcard. Originally constructed in the early to mid-eighteenth century it has been added to and extended into what is now a substantial country residence, packed with character and retaining many original features such as thick walls, with deep sills and window seats, Georgian-paned sash windows, exposed beams and uprights, two wonderful stone fireplaces, original wooden doors and a rare concave Georgian window on the landing.
There are also modern comforts including gas central heating, a fabulous country kitchen, and modern bathroom suites, all set in delightful gardens. Located in the heart of the pretty village of North Whilborough, within a close proximity to the seaside town of Torquay, and its highly sought after Grammar Schools and family attractions. The market town of Newton Abbot, is a mere ten minutes drive, with a main-line railway station providing direct trains to London Paddington, and road transport links to Exeter, Plymouth and beyond.
The entrance porch has a beautiful and practical, ceramic tiled floor which continues throughout the entrance hallway, kitchen, utility and rear hall. In the entrance hallway, there is a leaded-glass feature window and an old, wooden door opens to reveal the staircase to the upstairs, and a door leads into a light and airy study, with sash windows and deep sills at both ends, and a further office with a rear store room; these rooms have potential to be converted into an additional bedroom with en-suite facilities if required.
The living room feels warm and cosy, with plush carpet underfoot. A sturdy beam spans the room with exposed beams on one wall, and a fabulous stone fireplace and hearth is fitted with a wood-burning stove, with log storage to the sides, perfect with a roaring fire on a dark winter night. There are two recesses in the thick wall, forming stone-topped shelves adding to the character of this wonderful room.
A spacious dining room offers plenty of room for at least eight around a dining table, perfect for a dinner party or family celebration, and the room has pine floor boards, French doors to the garden, white painted ceiling beams and a large stone fireplace, with a granite lintel and a large wood-burning stove. There is a small window to the utility room, and circular holes in the wall make a superb wine rack!
The kitchen is open-plan to the dining room, ensuring that those charged with the cooking remain part of the conversation. Solid granite worktops compliment the range of bespoke cupboards and cabinets, in a country kitchen style with cream doors and pine knobs. There is a sink set into the worktop, a range cooker provides ample cooking facilities, with a five-burner gas hob and extractor hood above, and there is an integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher hidden within the rustic cupboards.
A handy larder cupboard provides additional storage for the groceries and a door leads through into a rear hallway which has storage for coats and shoes, a convenient downstairs cloakroom, with a WC and basin, a door to a gravel courtyard with parking and log store, and a utility room, with solid beech worktops, a sink, floor space for an upright freezer and beneath the worktop for a washing machine and tumble drier.
Two staircases, from the entrance hallway and the dining room, lead to either end of the first-floor landing which has curved walls and filled with light from a wonderful concaved, inner-bow, Georgian-paned window. There is the master bedroom, a spacious and light double, with a covered-over fireplace on a slate hearth, and Victorian, gothic-style glazed cabinets built into the recesses on either side of the chimney breast. Two sash windows provide ample light and views over the garden, and a free-standing, large, roll-top bath, with brass taps makes a fabulous and practical feature.
There are three further double bedrooms, all very individual, a guest suite with an en-suite bathroom that has pine floorboards, part-tiled walls, and contains a modern suite comprising a bath, shower and glass screen above, a WC and a basin set into the deep sill beneath the window, and from the landing is a shower room, with pine floorboards, tiled walls with inset mirrors, and contains a large shower, a pedestal basin and a WC, all in white.
A gravel driveway, shared with one other property, gives access to a private courtyard, which provides parking for three cars, and has a log store and an entrance to the rear hallway.
A pedestrian entrance, at the front of the property, with a wrought-iron gate, leads through the beautifully maintained garden with two manicured lawns and beds of mature plants, shrubs and bushes. There is a sheltered, south-facing dining area, a stone built barbecue, and an attractive covered veranda area at the side of the house, with climbing grape vines. On a higher level, there is a beautiful lawn, with a rose arbour, and a pond, an area for keeping chickens, a timber summer house, a greenhouse, timber-edged beds of vegetables, more of plants and flowers, and a garden seat beneath a Horse Chestnut tree. A Wisteria adorns the front of the property and there are all kinds of shrubs plants and bushes bordering the garden. Words do not do justice to this fabulous outside space and a viewing is essential to fully appreciate all that this property has to offer.
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