A fine example of a Devon Cross Passage Farmhouse dating from 16th Century with 2 bedroom cottage, outbuildings & approximately 12 acres.
Lambrook Farm is an ancient Grade II Listed Farmhouse with origins that date from the early to mid 16th century and is traditionally built, principally of local flintstone under a thatched roof with a tiled roof rear extension. The property boasts a considerable amount of original period features such as the circular stair turret with its oak Tudor arched doorway, heavily beamed sitting and dining room ceilings and inglenook fireplaces with Beerstone cheeks. There is also an oak plank and muntin screen (early to mid 16th century). The original house was thought to have been a Hall House, which was open to the thatch, where the smoke from the fire used to percolate and this was before the more modern invention of "inglenooks".
The property over recent years has been carefully restored and extended and worthy of particular note is the striking and contemporary extension of the kitchen which is constructed of timber and glass with a barrelled ceiling and roof lantern. This brings 21st century style to one of the most important living spaces of the property. The kitchen itself has bespoke painted units under granite work-surfaces and an Aga.
The accommodation is well laid out and includes a 2 bedroom holiday cottage to the west which is under the same thatched roof as the main property and subject to planning, could possibly be incorporated into the principal residence should larger accommodation be required. Planning permission was gained in 2016 (Ref: 16/0142/FUL) to convert part of the games and courtyard stables into a further one bedroom single storey holiday let.
Gardens and Grounds.
The property is approached from the lane over a long private drive which sweeps up to the house and is bordered by a tiny stream. The drive then turns into a cobbled courtyard to the front of the house, grouped around which are various outbuildings. To the rear of the house are areas of garden laid principally to lawn interspersed with a number of colourful plants and shrubs. There is also a paved terraced area. Around the courtyard are grouped the following single storey buildings which are traditionally built, principally of stone, brick and timber under mainly tiled roofs. Currently they are used as follows:- Office 14' x 8', Office 2 14' x 9'. Adjoining Stable 17'9" x 14' with two stable doors. Loft over office, Games Room 39'3" x 18'3", Workshop 17' x 9'9".
To the east is a further area of garden which is partly walled and beyond which is a large parking area with space for a number of vehicles, adjacent to which are a range of buildings including an 'L' shaped stable block under a corrugated roof and is divided into four boxes of 12' x 12', one 16' x 12' and feed and tack room, grouped around a small stable yard. To the rear of the stable block is an arena measuring approximately 120' x 65'.
Further outbuildings including the following:- metal framed building 32'9" x 22' with concrete floor and double timber doors, power and light. Further steel framed building with stone, brick, timber and part tiled facade, divided as follows:- open fronted garage 23' x 15'9", Span building to the rear 50'3" x 24' with loft area, double timber doors, concrete floor, power and light. Log store. Water is connected to most of the buildings.
As mentioned, the ground is divided into six principal paddock areas, one of which is bordered by a tiny stream, and which have recently been ring-fenced. In all the grounds extend to approximately 12 acres.
Lambrook Farm is situated in the beautiful Farway Valley in an area designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between the bustling market town of Honiton and the Regency coastal resort of Sidmouth. It nestles in a sunny sheltered location enjoying a southerly aspect, and is tucked away just off the beaten track at the head of a long private drive so has no passing traffic and cannot be seen from the lane. The land extends to approximately 12 acres and lies principally to the west and north west and is divided into a number of paddocks, some of which are bordered by a tiny stream that is a tributary of the River Coly. Farway is a tiny scattered village set in the renowned Farway Valley and comprises a small Primary School, pretty Parish Church and Village Hall. Delightful walks and rides emanate virtually from the doorstep of Lambrook Farm.
The bustling market town of Honiton lies approximately 4 miles to the north with its range of shops, banks, schools, sports centre/ swimming pool and main line rail link to London (Waterloo). Access to the World Heritage and Jurassic Coast in Lyme Bay can be found approximately 16 miles to the south. Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state grammar schools also lies approximately 5 miles to the south.
Exeter, the county town of Devon, lies some 21 miles to the west with an excellent shopping centre, theatres, cinemas, main line rail link to London (Paddington), M5 access and small international airport. Sidmouth, East Devon's premier coastal resort is some 7 miles distant and well known for its Gothic Regency architecture. It has a long esplanade, wide pebble (sand at low tide) beaches and is situated on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.