Landscove, Nr Ashburton
£650,000 | 4 Bedrooms
This is a spacious, wonderful and historic Grade II* listed 4 + bedroom former farmhouse believed of 15th Century origins with some outstanding period features and large gardens all with enormous potential and in a superb well regarded level location.
Upon entering the village of Landscove from the north-west proceed into the village passing Hill House Nursery on the left and the church on the left, continuing on to the area known as Woolston Green and the property to be sold will be found on the right hand side, literally just before the green.
Woolston Green Farmhouse nestles in a superb position overlooking Woolston Green in the much favoured area of Landscove. The property is ideally situated for good communications, the A38 Devon Expressway with links to the M5 motorway network junction 31 lies about three miles to the west and provides dual carriageway access to both the cities of Exeter and Plymouth, 23 and 21 miles respectively. Combined the cities provide excellent educational, recreational and shopping facilities, regular rail services to London, Paddington, and Exeter International Airport which lies about 5 miles east of the city of Exeter provides air links to a number of international destinations. The village of Landscove, 4 miles from Dartington Hall, has a local inn, school and village hall whilst the tranquil well known town of Buckfastleigh located on the southern edge of Dartmoor best known for Buckfast Abbey and the South Devon Steam Railway which runs along the river Dart to the town of Totnes 5.5 miles. The majestic beauty of Dartmoor National Park is also only about 4 miles to the north-west and the nearby town of Totnes, which is full of historic interest with its narrow streets and a Norman castle, today is a bustling and thriving market town that retains much of its original character with a wide range of good local schools, shopping facilities, recreational pursuits including an indoor swimming pool and boating opportunities available on the river Dart.
DIRECTIONS Upon entering the village of Landscove from the north-west proceed into the village passing Hill House Nursery on the left and the church on the left, continuing on to the area known as Woolston Green and the property to be sold will be found on the right hand side, literally just before the green.
On the market for the first time in nearly 40 years and having been sympathetically restored and maintained by the present owner this property represents an incredibly rare opportunity to purchase an historic but manageable property in one of the county's most attractive and most favoured locations. Still with enormous potential for further enhancement this Grade II* Listed farmhouse has a wealth of period features some dating back to the late 15th or early 16th centuries, including fine "Plank and Muntin" oak screens, stone fireplaces, numerous exposed timbers and some 17th, 18th and 19th centuries features are also clear to see, all of which have been very sympathetically and carefully integrated with the requirements of modern living. The English Heritage Grade II* Listing description contains a detailed report of the architectural history and makeup of the property including a description of a very rare first floor water closet (gardrobe) and shaft which remarkably is still in situ (but not use) today.
The accommodation flows beautifully through the building and is incredibly flexible in the way that the area could be utilised. A fine sitting room with its stone fireplace and timber mullioned window has a gothic style door opening to a large drawing room which has another vast stone fireplace, a curtianed opening to the rear stone staircase, more heavy exposed ceiling timbers and post etc. There's a large rustic style farmhouse kitchen with oil fired Aga with breakfast room off and a second sitting room at the side with doors leading out to the side garden. Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms (two interconnect but have the second staircase access) and the master bedroom has a large Ante room or dressing room off. There is also a five piece bathroom. Outside there is a vehicular approach at the side with parking and a single garage. At the rear there could be additional parking and a garden. There is a Utility / stores and w.c. Beyond this area there is a pretty walled garden needing re-cultivation and beyond this a large level garden which includes numerous bushes and trees, an area which also has fantastic potential.
The following accommodation, with approximate measurements, is afforded:
COVERED ENTRANCE PORCH
With timber studded walls and heavily beamed ceiling. Tiled floor. Stairs to first floor.
SITTING ROOM 16' 7'' x 16' 3'' (5.05m x 4.95m)
This is a wonderful room with a fine stone fireplace with former bread oven. Heavily beamed ceiling. Historic and very decorative Plank and Muntin screen. Timber post. Fine hard wood mullioned handmade windows with leaded lights. Shelved recess. Pleasant outlooks to the front. Original Gothic door opening to:
DRAWING ROOM 16' 7'' x 13' 8'' (5.05m x 4.17m)
With a vast stone fireplace including slate hearth and canopy together with a heavy oak beam over. Oak mullioned Gothic style window with leaded lights. Fine wood stripped floor. Original curtained opening to the rear stone staircase with timber top treads. Fine Plank and Muntin screen (as previously described). Heavy exposed ceiling timbers. Night storage heater.
SITTING ROOM 2 16' 3'' x 9' 3'' (4.95m x 2.82m)
With leaded light mullioned windows to the front. Matching leaded light double doors at the side leading out to the walled garden. Wood stripped floor. Night storage heater. Exposed timber studded walls. Beamed ceiling. Wall lights.
KITCHEN 16' x 12' (4.88m x 3.66m)
A wonderful old farmhouse kitchen which extends into the breakfast area (34' length in total). Extensively fitted in a style which is commensurate with the age of the property including granite work surfacing and an inset double bowl sink unit. Extensive natural wood base units below. Slate flag stone floor. Former fireplace recess with inset Aga and cupboard to side. Fascinating Gothic arch display recesses above. Heavily timber beamed ceiling. Window with pleasant outlook over the side garden. Television point. Ample additional power points.
BREAKFAST ROOM AREA
With timber floor. Window to side and rear. Heavily beamed ceiling. Exposed timber post, etc, together with an old doorway opening back to the entrance hall.
With doors to bedrooms.
BEDROOM 1 17' 3'' x 10' 7'' (5.26m x 3.23m)
With a natural wood floor. Window to side. Part sloping ceilings. Recessed wardrobe and storage space.
BEDROOM 2 16' x 9' 9'' (4.88m x 2.97m)
With wood mullion window to front. Wash basin. Picture rail.
With a five piece suite including a period style pedestal wash basin, large walk-in shower with electric fitment, panelled bath, low level WC and bidet. Natural wood floor. Leaded light wood mullion windows. Spotlighting.
BEDROOM 3 16' 6'' x 11' 6'' (5.03m x 3.51m)
With exposed timber stud walling. Wood carved mullion window. Wash basin. Pleasant outlook to the front towards the green. Airing cupboard with lagged cylinder, slatted shelves and top cupboard over. From here there is an opening leading to:
ANTE ROOM/DRESSING ROOM 14' 10'' x 12' 8'' (4.52m x 3.86m)
With two windows. Linen store cupboard. Extensive wardrobes. Exposed ceiling timbers.
MASTER BEDROOM (4) 16' 0'' x 14' 0'' (4.87m x 4.26m)(approx)
This is a magnificent room with exposed timber stud walling and mullioned timber carved window. Exposed stone fireplace and timbers. Window to front and window to side. Door to rear stairs. In this room a panel of the original wall plaster has been preserved and glass panelled for safety. Also in this room is the extremely historic original water closet(Gardrobe) with hatch to the shaft which runs to the ground floor. This has been blocked for safety reasons.
The vehicular approach to the property is at the side where there is provision for parking several vehicles and access to an attached SINGLE LEAN-TO GARAGE. A five bar gate from this area leads into the rear garden and a part concreted yard area which adjoins the rear of the house. The five bar gate could provide further parking facilities. In the yard area is an oil storage tank. Directly adjoining the house there is a long awning and rear porch which leads to the back door of the property and also to the:
Further access to:
With wash basin and low level suite.
From this area there is a doorway which leads to a principally walled side garden which is level and mainly grassed with door to store shed and gateway to a larger garden. The side garden also has access via a pathway and opening to the front of the property where there are small areas of garden which set the house back from the lane and where can be found the original horse mounting steps. A very interesting old cobbled pathway leads to the entrance porch and front door. Beyond the previously described walled garden there is a much larger level garden which is mature and includes level lawns, mature trees and bushes together with a previously very productive vegetable and fruit area.
Please note that the fascinating and rather historic Grade II* Listing description is available from the agents on request.
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