This magnificent thatched former farmhouse in need of updating sits in the heart of the popular rural village of Spreyton on the north edge of Dartmoor. The property has been a much loved family home and has oodles of character and charm. During its transformation through the years into a home to suit modern lifestyles it has retained many of its original features to include stone fireplaces, oak joinery and floors, and beamed ceilings. It comes with 5/6 bedrooms, 2/3 bathrooms, a homely country kitchen with Aga and 2 striking reception rooms.
Outside and to the rear of the house and grouped round a courtyard there is a sweet 3 bedroom cottage, a further barn that has been converted into a games room/billiard room, a traditional barn and a detached garage. There are fabulous garden areas with lawns with well-tended herbaceous borders and established shrubs. Beyond here there are paddocks and a swimming pool. The whole amounting to approx. 3.7 acres.
The house is T shaped with the older rear wing accommodating the service areas and upstairs two of the bedrooms. The later addition believed to be 17C is the front section of the house which has traditionally arranged reception rooms running along the house with a cross passage entrance hall and stairway. The drawing room has an stone fireplace and French windows that lead out on to the very pretty enclosed walled garden. At the other end of the house and through the large sitting room/dining room is the kitchen which has the second stair case leading to the other bedrooms.
Delightful recently renovated 3 bedroom cottage with large open plan living room and wood burner. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a large bathroom. Perfect as a holiday let or additional guest accommodation.
Outside the well-tended gardens lie mainly to the back and side of the house and are divided into a number of ‘garden rooms’. To the front there is an intricate cobbled pathway that leads to the classical pillared porch. To the east of the house the thatched walled garden has a ‘parterre’, rose borders, herbaceous flower beds and a pond.
The swimming pool area is enclosed with hedges and picket fencing, adjoining pool house with filtration and Calorex heat exchanger. The pool measures about 30′ x 15′ and will require some work to re-commission it. The main gardens are behind the house with a frame of ornamental trees and shrubs. Beyond the lawns there are two level paddocks with attractive park railings, and a pond.
Spreyton is a thriving village which has a great community spirit. There is a community village shop, primary school, village hall, church and the renowned and award-winning pub, “The Tom Cobley Tavern”.
Nearby Okehampton and Chagford provide an eclectic range of shopping including a Waitrose. The cathedral city of Exeter offers a wide range of cultural, business, retail and leisure opportunities. Dartmoor National Park is about 2.5 miles away with its spectacular scenery, granite tors, heather-clad moorland and wooded valleys bisected by rushing streams and rivers.
Communications are excellent with the A30 dual carriageway providing access to Exeter and the M5 motorway to the east and Cornwall to the west. Direct trains to London are available from Exeter St David’s and Exeter International Airport has an increasing number of destinations.
Square Footage: 3,904 sq ft Acreage: 3.7 Acres
Services: Mains water, Drainage and Electricity Oil central heating.