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4 bedroom for sale in Upottery, Honiton, Devon, EX14

Guide price £840,000

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A handsome period farmhouse in a stunning country position with superb views over the Otter Valley, traditional range of farm buildings and circa 15.5 acres.

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  • Holiday Complex
  • Freehold

A handsome period farmhouse in a stunning country position with superb views over the Otter Valley, traditional range of farm buildings and circa 15.5 acres.

The Property.
Gordhayes Farm is a particularly handsome Grade II Listed farmhouse which is located in a beautiful position gaining magnificent panoramic views over its land and the rolling hills of the Otter Valley.

The property itself has ancient origins and dates back to the early to mid 16th century and has evolved greatly over the centuries before its last major programme of modernisation in the 1980s. It is of traditional construction with principally local flintstone elevations with some cob, under a thatched roof and has some interesting features such as the bread oven which projects out of the front of the property, as well as a four pane timber mullioned window to the rear.

The accommodation retains a wealth of character which includes heavily beamed ceilings with some chamfered beams, inglenook fireplace with an enormous bressummer beam and second fireplace to the sitting room (with a wood burner), former cross passage and many exposed timbers to the first floor.

Gardens, Grounds & Outbuildings.
Gordhayes Farm is approached over a long track which is owned by the property and this gives access to the former farmyard around which sits a very attractive range of two-storey traditional buildings of flint stone with tin roofs. These buildings could offer a great deal of potential and they have, in the past, had outline planning permission for a holiday cottage and an annexe for use as ancillary accommodation.
To the west of the property is a further detached stone and slated roof outbuilding which is currently used as a study/music room and also has great potential, making an ideal home office or even further annexe potential.

To the front of the farmhouse is a good size area of lawn adjacent to which are two large paddocks (of approaching 9 acres) and a very useful timber modern agricultural building.

Gordhayes Farm also benefits from a block of pasture to the north on the other side of the track (of about 4.5 acres) and on this sits another useful sheep shelter together with a small building housing the water filtration system. Further to the north is about an acre or so of woodland. In total the grounds extend to about 15.47 acres.

Situation.
Gordhayes Farm is situated in a stunning position on the country outskirts of the village of Upottery, which in turn is located amongst some of East Devon's most attractive rolling countryside. Located in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property sits in an elevated position gaining stunning southerly views across its fields and over the Otter Valley. Gordhayes Farm is located up a small country track in a position that offers a great deal of peace and quietude, perfect for those with a love of the country life.

The picturesque village of Upottery lies just under a mile away and has a strong community, public house - The Sidmouth Arms, primary school, village hall, tennis courts and pretty Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin. Approximately 7 miles to the west is the bustling market town of Honiton with a range of independent shops and leisure facilities together with a mainline rail link to London (Waterloo).

The property is readily accessible to Taunton, the County Town of Somerset some 12 miles to the north, which has extensive shopping facilities and main line express rail link to London (Paddington). The Cathedral City of Exeter is approximately 22 miles away and has an excellent shopping centre, mainline rail express link to London (Waterloo and Paddington) and international airport.

The coast at Sidmouth, East Devon's premier resort is about 17 miles to the south west and the renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top mixed state schools lies approximately 12 miles distant.

Directions.
From our office in Honiton, take the A30 towards London. Proceed for approximately 2 miles, through Monkton and just before the road widens into three lanes, turn left signposted Rawridge and Upottery. Continue through the village of Rawridge, and for a further mile or so into the village of Upottery, passing The Sidmouth Arms on your right hand side. Follow this lane out of the village (and up the hill) for about half a mile, turning left just before an orange cottage. Gordhayes Farm is the second property on the left hand side.

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