4 bedroom detached house for sale

Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II* Listed farmhouse of medieval origins of 3,600sq.ft with magnificent period features
  • Spacious accommodation of 3 bedrooms, 2 bath / shower rooms, dressing room in a fine south facing location
  • Consent to convert an additional 3-bedroom annexe

Full description

A delightfully situated, secluded historic farmstead (Grade II*) with extensive traditional buildings and 6.7 acres. 3 bed, 2 bath main residence. Partly converted additional 3-bedroom annexe, 2-storey cider barn, malt barn, further buildings. Attractive pasture and woodland.

Situation - The property is set in a delightful, unspoilt part of Devon between Sampford Courtenay and the small town of North Tawton (1.5 miles) which has a good range of local facilities including shops, pubs and a primary school. The historic town of Okehampton (5.5 miles) has an extensive range of facilities including a Waitrose supermarket. The cathedral and university of Exeter (23 miles) is mainly accessed via the A30 dual carriageway. The Dartmoor National Park is 6 miles.

History & Introduction - Following the Norman conquest in 1066, violence flared up in Devon and Baldwin FitzGilbert was responsible for putting down the rebellion in 1068. As a result, he was given extensive lands in the county and this farm Gherneslete was one.
 
The Hampson family, who previously owned Greenslade, bought the farm in 1946 and kept it until 2014. The current owners have undertaken a major renovation scheme over the last few years restoring and yet retaining the stunning range of historic features in this magnificent house which is not surprisingly Listed Grade II*.
 
The Listed Buildings notes state it "Probably has medieval core, altered and possibly extended in C17 and C18 .. Originally probably 3-room and
through passage plan .. Which may initially have had an open hall with central stack ... In the late C18 the back of the house was re-fashioned to become the front. .. This house has completely escaped C20 modernisation and probably contains
a number of early internal features whilst retaining a very traditional exterior".

The House - The house offers exceptionally spacious accommodation as shown in the floor plans. Attached to it are other barns, one of which has consent for use as an annexe and others offer scope for additional living accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.
 
These include the Cider Barn attached on the rear of the house comprising the boot room on the ground floor and the barn beyond whilst over is a large attic area. Attached on the west end of the house is a further cob barn which has consent for it to be used as an annexe (ref:05371/17/FUL). The annexe has been partly converted by way of flooring and insulation plus doors and windows fitted.
 
Attached on the south is a further building (believed to have been an original malting barn) some 60' in length.

The Farm Buildings - Apart from the barns referred to above, there are an additional extensive range of barns and buildings as follows:-
Building 1: 4-bay, open-fronted barn (36' x 15') of cob under galvanised iron.
Building 2: Stable and pig barn (54' x 12') of stone, cob and galvanised iron.
Building 3: Range of open-fronted stock buildings (75' x 18') of cob, block and timber under galvanised iron plus lean-to.
Building 4: The Threshing Barn (52' x 18') is some 27' high to ridge! Primarily of cob with some stone walls under a galvanised iron roof.
Roundhouse attached of granite uprights under a galvanised iron roof with massive timbers.
On the other side is a lean-to bull pen and lockable store.
Building 5: Extensive range of former open-fronted cow stalls (28' x 13' plus 24' x 13' plus 40' x 13'), the latter section having a tallot loft over. Of stone and cob under galvanised iron.

The Grounds - In recent years the owners have done an amazing job in restoring the gardens and supplementing with further shrubs and trees providing various wonderful borders and a delightful orchard.
 
Pasture paddocks are on further sides of the property providing a wonderful setting. There are numerous mature oak trees giving a high degree of privacy and amenity appeal.
 
Overall the property amounts to about 6.7 acres.

Services - Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage.

Directions - From Exeter proceed west on the A30 leaving at the Whiddon Down exit and proceed on the A382. In less than half a mile turn right onto the A3124 signposted Winkleigh and continue on this road for just under 5 miles whereupon at the T-junction with the A3072 turn left. After half a mile, keep straight on, on the B3215 and in less than half a mile, immediately before a railway bridge turn right whereupon the property is on the left within a third of a mile.


More information from this agent

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
24 February 2019

Nearest stations

  • Sampford Courtenay (1.8 mi)
  • Okehampton (5.1 mi)
  • Lapford (6.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Nearest schools

Use the school checker

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Exeter

21 Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1PR

01392 799076 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Floorplans


To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Exeter

21 Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1PR

01392 799076 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Map & Street View

Nearest stations

  • Sampford Courtenay (1.8 mi)
  • Okehampton (5.1 mi)
  • Lapford (6.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Exeter

21 Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1PR

01392 799076 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Disclaimer - Property reference 29259326. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Stags, Exeter. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* Average speeds are based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm) from packages available on comparethemarket.com. Speed can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed to your property prior to purchasing. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. Providers may increase charges. You should have the right to exit your contract without penalty if this happens. The information is provided and maintained by Decision Technologies Limited.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.