Luppitt, Honiton, Devon, EX14

£1,150,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Wonderfully restored character home and barns in a tranquil setting in the Blackdown Hills. Traditional barns with potential. 3.84 acres EPC Band F

SITUATION

Set in the delightful scattered village of Luppitt nestling in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this former farmstead lies in a sheltered valley position overlooking the adjoining rolling hills of East Devon. The surrounding countryside comprises traditional working farms, deciduous woodland and open common land, providing a wonderful habitat for an array of wild flora and fauna. The numerous footpaths and winding lanes with Devon hedge banks allow one to explore the wonderful surroundings.

 

Not far from the market town of Honiton with its direct rail link to London Waterloo and minutes from the A30/303, the property is by no means remote yet retains a rare tranquil charm. The vibrant city of Exeter is not far to the West with its international airport and a direct rail link to London Paddington. The Somerset town of Taunton and access to the M5 is a short journey north.

 

The stunning Jurassic Coast running the length of East Devon and West Dorset is readily accessible to the South with the popular seaside towns of Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton all within easy reach.

DESCRIPTION

Since 2008 our clients have lovingly undertaken a systematic program of restoration and refurbishment of the house, traditional buildings, gardens and land. They have sympathetically worked with the historic fabric and character of the property retaining many features such as working window shutters, window seats, inglenook fireplaces and doors, using traditional materials and techniques and recycling where possible. At the same time upgrading the services to modern standards including rewiring, plumbing, drainage, bespoke hardwood double glazed windows, insulation and full central heating throughout using eco heating and hot water systems.

 

For more information our clients still have their website www.dolishfarmhouse.co.uk, although as

they do not currently offer accommodation it is not fully updated.

ACCOMMODATION

An open veranda to the front garden welcomes you to this wonderful home. The original wide half glazed front door opens into the flag-stoned Dining Hall with inglenook, large wood burning stove and a fine Georgian staircase rising to the first floor. Half glazed double doors connect to the light and comfortable Sitting Room with oak flooring, open fireplace with wood burner. A glazed door gives access to a small west facing patio with steps up to the garden.

 

The farmhouse Kitchen with historic local stone floor features a large inglenook complete with bread oven. The modern Esse wood-burning range cooker has an additional gas hob and electric oven. An elm staircase rises to bedroom 1. Steps connect the kitchen down to a newly

constructed bright Breakfast Room fitted in a country kitchen style with handmade oak worktops and twin Belfast sinks. Full width tri-fold glass doors open to the Conservatory with French doors opening to the glorious Courtyard, flooding the house with warmth and light. There is a downstairs Cloakroom and a Plant Room housing the heat store and pellet boiler system. Accessed nearby from the courtyard is a large Utility Room/Laundry with a range of storage units.

At the end of the west wing of the farmhouse lies the former Cider House, offering excellent storage and partly renovated with services connected. There is a useful gardener's WC and stairs rise to a large beamed loft with opening (currently blocked off) through to the main house. There is potential, subject to consents, to incorporate this area and the adjacent ground floor Courtyard Storeroom into the main house for ancillary accommodation/annexe.

 

The main staircase from the Dining Hall gives access to four generous double Bedrooms, three with spacious en-suites and a separate family bathroom. One of the bedroom suites leads through to a large open plan beamed Day Sitting Room with vaulted ceiling and galley kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. Known as The Cider Loft this suite has formerly been

successfully let as a self-catering hide-away'.

TRADITIONAL BARNS

Built of local stone there is an attractive range of substantial traditional barns including the Threshing Barn, Stable Barn and Wagon House. These have been maintained by the owners helping to ensure their long term future. Significant structural updates to the Threshing Barn have recently been carried out, installing a substantial engineer-designed internal steel frame

within the building; this should offer the structural support for future conversion.

OUTSIDE

Approached off the quiet village lane through double five-bar timber gates is a large gravelled parking and turning area. There are gates leading to the front garden, the Courtyard and direct access to the Stable Barn, Wagon House, Pole Barn, a Potting Shed and Workshop. The drive leads to the rear garden and thence to the hay meadow.

GARDENS

The glorious gardens are a wonderful place to enjoy the surrounding countryside. The front

garden, sheltered by the barns, has formal paths and a fine specimen mature Yew Tree.

The rear walled Courtyard is a glorious south and west-facing sun trap with a Mediterranean feel, containing an attractive water feature, stone barbecue, raised beds and vine-clad pergola. It is a fantastic space for entertaining and has been host to many family parties and a wedding reception. A door leads to the rear garden and a small raised verandah a wonderful sheltered spot to enjoy the evening sun.

Sweeping around two sides of the farmhouse, the lawns are surrounded by mature traditional Devon hedge banks and interspersed with apple and damson trees, flowering cherry, hazel and mature walnut trees.

LAND

A five-bar gate from the garden leads to a larger Orchard with productive Devon apple varieties from which the owners have produced fresh-pressed apple juice. The Orchard is also accessed from the Threshing Barn drive and a side lane. Beyond is a tranquil hay meadow with magnificent views across the valley and bordered by a stream.

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity. Wood pellet boiler with Heat store and Thermal Solar. Private drainage (treatment plant). Fibre to the cab Broadband connected.

N.B. Superfast fibre Broadband cabling recently installed through the village and available shortly, with 4 kerbside connection points installed for the property

DIRECTIONS

From Honiton and the A30 follow signs to Dunkeswell and Luppitt. At the top of Windgate Hill bear right staying on the main road, after 2 miles turn right to Luppitt and continue into the village and down the hill, past the church, and the village hall, the property will be on your right.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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