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Loxbeare, Tiverton, EX16

Guide price £675,000

Sold

5 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: EXE180081

Farmhouse with annexe and lovely rural views

THE PROPERTY

A traditional Devon farmhouse at the end of a long no-through lane, with lovely views over the surrounding rolling farmland • South facing period farmhouse of considerable character and charm. • Spacious family accommodation. • Separate self-contained annexe providing income. • Extensive gardens and grounds. • Delightful, peaceful, rural setting and beautiful views over the surrounding farmland and countryside beyond. • Easy access to Tiverton, A361, Tiverton Parkway station, M5 motorway, etc. SUMMARY • Sitting room • Conservatory • Dining room • Kitchen • Utility room • 5 bedrooms • Bathroom • Shower room • 2 bedroom annexe • Gardens • Yard • Outbuildings • Paddocks About 2.15 acres Location East Sidborough is situated in a rural setting at the end of a long no-through lane, between the small Mid Devon villages of Loxbeare and Calverleigh and just to the west of Tiverton. Loxbeare has a parish church & Calverleigh has a pub and church. Tiverton provides a full selection of local amenities, including supermarkets, leisure centre, hospital, shops and restaurants, golf club, rugby and football clubs, state primary and secondary education and private education, with Blundells School and Preparatory School. Just to the west of the River Exe Valley, this is an area of typical unspoilt, rolling, partly wooded farmland and with easy access to Exmoor National Park to the north and the spectacular North Devon coast, with its sandy surf beaches. Communications There is easy access, via Tiverton, onto the A361 leading East to Junction 27 of the M5 motorway, beside which is Tiverton Parkway Station, with regular connections to London (Paddington) in a little over 2 hours, also regular services to Birmingham and the north. To the south, via the A396 valley road, or the M5 motorway, is the university and cathedral city of Exeter, where there is an international airport and, via the A361 to the west, is Barnstaple and the North Devon coast. From the yard, a path leads through the garden to the front door beneath an open porch to the hall, leading into the sitting room, having large inglenook fireplace with massive beam and woodburner, exposed chamfered beams and glazed door through to the conservatory, from where there are lovely views across the surrounding countryside and French doors out to the gardens. Further doors from the sitting room lead to the annexe, and to a single storey study/storage room. From the hall a further door opens into the kitchen, which also has a large, stone inglenook fireplace with former bread oven, wooden beam and mantle and incorporating an oil fired Aga and boiler, fitted base and wall cupboards, sink and drainer and having plumbing for dishwasher, exposed beam and a door through to the dining room, also with exposed beams and having another door into the utility room, with butler's sink and plumbing for washing machine. From here, further doors lead into the wet room with W.C. & shower and boot room/rear lobby with back entrance. From the dining room the staircase rises to the landing, with exposed roof timbers and doors to bedroom 1, with wash basin bedroom 2/study with wash basin and Master bedroom 3 with walk in wardrobe and en-suite shower room. Doors also lead into the bathroom, with airing cupboard with hot water tank, and bedrooms 4 and 5. Adjoining the house is a self-contained annexe which could equally be used as part of the house, with lockable interconnecting doors on both floors. From the yard, a path leads to the entrance door, via a porch, to the kitchen/breakfast room, with fitted cupboards and worktops, sink and drainer, plumbing for dishwasher and oil fired boiler. In addition there is the sitting room/dining room with fireplace with brick surround and woodburner and exposed beams and the hall with doors into the sitting room, the main house and also to a bathroom. From the hall, the staircase rises to the landing, again with door into the main house and also to 2 bedrooms, one with airing cupboard with hot water tank, wardrobe cupboard and separate WC with wash basin. From the lane, the driveway leads around the garden to a large former farmyard partly enclosed by high stone walls, supporting espalier fruit trees, including plum, pear, fig, peach, cherry and apple, and a greenhouse and also incorporating a lean-to outbuilding/store and two car ports. To the south side of the yard is a terrace and retaining wall providing a sitting area with lovely views across the surrounding rolling farmland. To the front of the house is a lawned garden fringed by plant and shrub borders and on the opposite side of the drive is a vegetable garden. There is a potting shed and an archway leads through a high stone wall at the west end of the house to a further large gently sloping garden area, interspersed with ornamental and fruit trees, with fruit cage having sweet cherry, gooseberry, loganberry, raspberry and red and black currants. At the top of the garden is a large block-built barn measuring approx.. 50ft x 17ft, used as a garage/workshop/boat store. Adjoining the gardens is an enclosed area incorporating a large wild life pond stocked with ornamental fish. To the west side of the gardens is a small paddock and below is a further, larger, pasture paddock. Services Private water and drainage. Mains electricity, oil fired heating, solar panels. EPC Rating: Main House: E. Annexe: F.