A very handsome and ancient farmhouse with beautifully presented and extensive accommodation of great antiquity and a cottage wing.
Middle Clyst William is a Medieval Grade II* Listed house with origins dating back to the 15th century, and is a quintessential Devon longhouse that has grown and developed over the centuries and was, at one time, the property of a wealthy Yeoman farmer.
This handsome and substantial building is principally traditionally constructed with part rendered and limewashed exterior elevations under a roof that is mainly thatched with a part timber and part slate roof rear extension.
The property exudes character and has many historic architectural features, a number of which are particularly rare. The period ambience includes exposed timbers, window seats, cruck beams, a splendid Tudor fireplace in the sitting room, oriel and other mullion period windows. All of which combine to create the stunning period home we find today.
Over recent years the present vendors have beautifully maintained the property which now offers very spacious accommodation that is ideal for an extended family, 2 families, home with an income etc, as there is an East Wing which is currently used for a family member but could easily be reincorporated into the house simply by opening 2 doors.
The property shares an access with a nearby farm which leads to an extensive area of parking in front of the property. Adjacent to this is a small area of lawn and a low stone wall with a terraced area running for 3/4 of the length of the front façade.
To the north west is a large single storey building 33' x 10'6" which is currently used as a carpentry workshop but of course has many other potential uses such as a studio, home/office etc, subject of course to any necessary planning consents being obtained. Next to this is a wood/log barn and a former boiler house which still has an old copper in the corner. To the south east is an attached 2-storey building which is traditionally built of stone with a timber front façade under a galvanised roof, and this building has many potential uses. It also has a small shed adjoining and to the rear a large lean-to store with concrete floor and double doors.
The gardens lie principally to the rear and at one time were an orchard so there are some fine old apple trees, as well as many shrubs, plants etc. The majority of the garden is laid to areas of lawn where there is a small fish pond and a timber implement store together with an aluminium framed greenhouse. In all the grounds extend to approximately .83 of an acre.
Middle Clyst William is situated in a rural location approximately 1 mile from the small village of Plymtree, and has a sunny, south westerly front aspect. The property is approximately 1 mile outside of the attractive village of Plymtree with its active rural community, village pub, pretty Parish Church of St John the Baptist, primary school and shop.
Country walks and rides emanate virtually from the front gate and although rural, the property is also readily accessible to the bustling market town of Honiton which lies about 7 miles away and has many amenities including a main line rail link to London (Waterloo), the M5 at junction 28 at Cullompton and Tiverton Parkway express trains to London (Paddington). Exeter, the county town lies approximately 14 miles to the south west with excellent shopping facilities, theatres, and the World Heritage 'Jurassic' coast at Sidmouth is about 16 miles to the south.