A substantial detached village farmhouse with large garden and extensive outbuildings including a large granary barn and attractive former shippon and stabling.
Rock Farm has origins dating back many centuries with many original features still present, all of which aid in creating a delightful period ambience. These include many exposed beams and timbers, inglenook fireplaces, window seats, the fabulous dining room with a quarry tiled floor and part of a plank and muntin screen, as well as many exposed cruck beams to the first floor.
The accommodation is particularly adaptable in its layout with three reception rooms and a lovely farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room complete with Aga, and would suit large or extended families.
Upstairs are 4 bedrooms which are centred around a large landing area which could potentially be reconfigured to create another bedroom or ensuite. Three of the bedrooms are doubles with a family bathroom which has been modernised with a heritage style suite including a freestanding clawfoot bath.
There is further scope for enlargement of the house into the large former granary building and garage/workshop adjoining; this fabulous space could be incorporated into the house or be converted as a separate annexe, subject to any necessary planning consents.
Rock Farm is approached from the lane into the driveway which leads to a large courtyard to the rear of the farmhouse with ample parking and turning space.
Undoubtedly, one of the major assets of the property can be found in the courtyard behind where there are an extensive range of outbuildings including an attractive former Shippon barn and five stables.
Behind these buildings is a large garden which is mainly laid to lawn and surrounded by mature trees, making it particularly private and sheltered. There is a further area of garden to the side of the property with a greenhouse.
Rock Farm is situated in a slightly elevated location on the edge of the tiny hamlet of Alfington which is situated between the market town of Honiton and the pretty country town of Ottery St Mary. Alfington is a tiny hamlet with a thriving community centred around the village hall and pretty church. It has a General Store for day to day essentials, with wider amenities, including a Sainsbury's supermarket just 3.5 miles away in the country town of Ottery St Mary. Ottery also boasts a much admired secondary school, handsome church (modelled on Exeter Cathedral) and a large garden centre just down the road from Rock Farm which attracts many visitors. School buses run from Alfington to both Kings School in Ottery and Colyton Grammar School which is one of the country's top mixed state schools. Less than 10 minutes away by car is Honiton which has a good range of shops, schools and mainline rail link to London (Waterloo). Exeter, the county town, lies some 14 miles to the west and has an excellent shopping centre, sport and leisure facilities, theatres, museum, university, further rail links, M5 access and International Airport.