Down a small Devon lane and sitting surrounded by its own land amidst stunning rolling Devon countryside lies a wonderful Grade II listed farmhouse that dates back to the 15th C. Steeped in history and character this very traditional small holding with 10 acres of pasture all in a courtyard setting of traditional cob and stone buildings, is in a truly rural and private location.
This south facing classic English Devon longhouse, built originally as a Hall house, has a wonderful timeless feel and retains all its intrinsic character. Constructed in cob and stone all under a slate roof it has a wealth of original features to include exposed beams, vaulted ceilings, inglenook fireplaces, a bread oven, and deep window sills.
The house has very spacious accommodation comprising; 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The large homely kitchen with an AGA housed in the fireplace with bread oven is the heart of the house. A useful utility/laundry room with enclosed courtyard leads from here. The drawing room is particularly charming with its large open fireplace and a south-facing window that overlooks the garden and pond. The dining room has a large inglenook fireplace and an impressively high ceiling with original coving, and is perfect for more formal entertaining.
On the first floor there are four of the five bedrooms, three of which overlook the front garden and orchard. Bedroom 3 has an en-suite bathroom. And there is a further shared bathroom with separate shower cubicle. The fifth bedroom is on the ground floor and has its own separate entrance and large shower room. This bedroom would make a perfect income generating room or guest suite.
The property offers an increasingly rare opportunity for a buyer to update the house to suit their own requirements.
The farm is approached by a short drive that winds round in front of the house past a pond where there is a small attractive garden enclosed by a stone wall with traditional shrubs and seasonal flowers. There is a larger grassed area of garden to the left of the house a garage and a small raised orchard.
The 10 acres surround the house and buildings and consist of 2 paddocks and a larger 6 acre field that gently slopes down to the picturesque lake.
Grouped around the house are a number of substantial stone and cob period and modern farm out buildings which together make a very charming group. These include; stables, a modern covered yard, 3 further attractive detached barns and other subsidiary buildings.
In our view some of the traditional barns offer huge potential to be converted to residential accommodation which could provide potentially an additional investment opportunity, subject to planning permission.
The additional land adjoining Toatley Farm that is available by separate negotiation forms an extensive block of good arable and pasture ground.
Chawleigh sits in the heart of the prettiest of Mid Devons rolling countryside and is midway between the two National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The village has a great community spirit and has a thriving church, pub and village shop. Chulmleigh, a larger village, is approx. 3 miles away and here you can find a traditional butcher, baker, antique shop, restaurants and pubs and a good Primary and large Secondary School. Chawleigh is also close to a number of popular independent schools. The glorious beaches of the North Devon coast are within 40 minutes drive.
There is easy connection to the M5 motorway and Tiverton Parkway with direct fast trains to London Paddington. Eggesford Station, about 2 miles away, provides a train service to Barnstaple and Exeter. There is a daily bus service to Exeter.
Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Agents Note: This property belongs to an employee of Chartsedge