A fine example of a 16th-century Cross Passage Farmhouse nestled in the glorious Farway Valley. With a 2-bedroom holiday cottage, outbuildings, equestrian facilities and about 12 acres
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A fine example of a 16th-century Cross Passage Farmhouse with a wealth of historic features, nestled in the glorious Farway Valley. With a 2-bedroom holiday cottage, outbuildings, equestrian facilities and about 12 acres.
Lambrook Farm is an exceptionally handsome Devon Longhouse which is located in a simply stunning country position in the picturesque and highly desirable Farway Valley. This location offers unrivalled peace and quietude being situated at the head of a long driveway with wonderful views in all directions over the gardens, grounds and adjoining countryside.
The house itself 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 (the back portion and ridge is soon to be replaced) with a tiled roof rear extension.
The original house was thought to have been a Hall House and it boasts a considerable number of period features. These include the circular stair turret with its Tudor arched doorway, heavily beamed sitting and dining rooms, inglenook fireplaces with Beerstone cheeks, plank and muntin screen, beautifully worn flagstones to the cross passage, and cruck beams to the first floor.
The property in more recent years has been carefully restored and extended and worthy of particular note is the striking, 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. There have been a number of further improvements including the upgrading of the heating system and the replacement of the family shower room which has under floor heating.
The accommodation is well laid out and includes a superbly presented 2-bedroom holiday cottage to the west which provides a very useful income and could also provide an annexe/ancillary accommodation for extended family, or be incorporated into the main house should anyone require more space. It is worth noting that planning permission was gained in 2016 (now lapsedRef: 16/0142/FUL) to convert part of the games and courtyard stables into a further one-bedroom single storey holiday let.
GARDENS & GROUNDS.
Undoubtedly one of Lambrook Farms main features is its picturesque setting which offers a great deal of seclusion,
perfect for those with a love of flora and fauna. 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 (it is worth noting that there is a public footpath up the driveway and through two of the fields). This drive continues to a parking area where there is a large implement store/barn and on to the cottage parking. To the front of the house is a very attractive cobbled courtyard grouped around which are various traditionally built, single storey outbuildings including an office, several stores, a large games room/party barn (measuring approx. 36 x 18) and a workshop.
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 fabulous paved terrace which can be accessed from the contemporary extension and which affords beautiful views over the paddocks. 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 this are a range of buildings which include a very large workshop and car port (on which there is a bank of photovoltaic panels) and grouped around a yard is an L- shaped stable block with four boxes and feed and tack room. To the rear of the stable block is an arena measuring approximately 120' x 65'.
The grounds are divided into six principal paddock areas, one of which is bordered by a tiny stream. In total 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 views over its gardens and grounds and the picturesque countryside surrounding it. Farway is a small, scattered village with a strong community and comprises a Primary School, pretty Parish Church and Village Hall.
Honiton lies approximately 5 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 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 express rail link to London Paddington, M5 access and international airport. Sidmouth, East Devon's premier coastal resort, is some 8 miles distant and is well known for its Regency Gothic architecture. It has a long esplanade, wide pebble (sand at low tide) beaches and is situated on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
From Honiton take the A375 towards Sidmouth. After approximately 2.5 miles turn left at the crossroads by the Hare & House public house, onto the B3174 to Seaton. Take the second turning left off this road to Southleigh and after about 200 yards, turn left to Farway. Continue down this lane (Ball Lane) for about 0.8 mile where the driveway to Lambrook Farm will be found on your left hand side, on a sharp right hand bend.
Mains water and electricity supplemented by photovoltaic panels. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage We understand that the septic tank does not comply with current standards and will need replacing. The owners have requested that the buyer takes on this responsibility.
There is a public footpath along the driveway and through two of the fields.
East Devon District Council - 01404 515616.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTFICATE.
Exempt due to the Grade II Listing.