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