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4 bedroom house for sale in Yarcombe, Honiton, East Devon, EX14

Guide price £700,000

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A beautiful detached farmhouse standing in grounds of an acre with an array of attractive outbuildings and fabulous views across the Blackdown Hills.

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A beautiful detached farmhouse standing in grounds of an acre with an array of attractive outbuildings and fabulous views across the Blackdown Hills.

The Property.
Ley Farm is a handsome farmhouse, built c.1830 which has been the subject of a thorough schedule of renovation works over the course of the current owners' occupation, creating the beautifully presented and comfortable home that we find today.
The property offers a wealth of character features which include exposed beams, flagstone flooring, window seats and fireplaces, including a large inglenook to the sitting room. There are two welcoming reception rooms to the front, currently used as a sitting room with woodburner and formal dining room, and a delightful garden room to the Southern elevation with glazed roof and fitted blinds. The kitchen is beautifully finished with an Aga and shaker-style painted cupboards under a solid Oak worktop. There is also a very useful utility room, accessed through an area currently used as a study with exterior door. To the first floor are two double bedrooms, both with exceptional views to the East across the patchwork of glorious countryside known as the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a well-appointed bathroom at the half landing. The principal bedroom has a decorative cast iron fireplace and is ensuite with a modern fitted shower room. To the second floor is a landing area with fitted storage cupboards and two further bedrooms; a good-sized double with fitted cupboard and views towards Yarcombe, and a twin room.

Outside.
One of the key assets to Ley Farm is undoubtedly the array of outbuildings within the grounds. There is the fascinating and very well preserved remains of an Elizabethan cottage, complete with Tudor arched doors, large inglenook and an Oak winder staircase. This cottage is Grade II listed and has been subject to a sympathetic schedule of stabilisation techniques in order to ensure that this important piece of history is preserved.
Surrounding an expansive parking/turning area, there is a very attractive, double height, stone-built threshing barn with 5 velux windows to the roof allowing for natural light. It is also fitted with power, lighting and a mezzanine storage space and has been used as a workshop in the past. Attached to the Threshing Barn is a Shippon which is some 65ft in length. These barns could offer scope for many uses or conversion to additional accommodation subject to the necessary consents. There is also a stone-built storage shed within the grounds and the walls of a modern outbuilding (currently without a roof).
The gardens surround the property with a formal garden to the front, planted with well-stocked beds full of colour and interest and a lovely Magnolia tree. To the side of the property is a partly walled kitchen garden with greenhouse and a productive orchard. Beyond the garden room to the Southern side is a further area of lawned garden with gravelled area leading into a covered seating area with Gardener's WC. The grounds extend at the North Eastern point into an additional natural area which has been planted with a number of trees forming a haven for the local wildlife and with exceptional views.


Location.
Ley Farm is situated in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a delightful rural, yet accessible position enjoying far reaching country views from many of the rooms. The property is conveniently situated less than a mile from the village of Yarcombe where there is a pub, pretty Parish Church and access onto the A30.
Honiton is approximately 8 miles distant. It is a bustling market town with a thriving community and is particularly well known as an antique and book centre. It has most of the usual multiples such as W. H. Smith and Boots, as well as a variety of independent shops, restaurants, schools, sports centre/swimming pool, golf club and main line rail link to London (Waterloo). Honiton has excellent communication links with a dual carriageway to the Cathedral City of Exeter the County Town, some 16.5 miles to the west. Exeter, the County Town, has an excellent range of shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, arts centre, main line rail link to London (Paddington), international airport and M5 access.
The Regency coastal resort of Sidmouth is about 9 miles to the south with its wide pebble beach (sand at low tide), long esplanade and range of independent shops and boutiques. Sidmouth lies on a World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast, over which there are delightful picturesque walks and dramatic scenery. The renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools, is situated about 9.5 miles away.

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