Farway, Colyton

£1,500,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 8
5/6 bedroom country home with 3 bedroom cottage in nearly 18 acres. EPC Band E

SITUATION

Goldacre Farm enjoys an elevated position within the historic and enchanting Farway valley. Surrounded by gently undulating countryside synonymous with rural East Devon, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a unique country residence in one of East Devon's most prized and sought after locations. The village community is spread along the valley, the Norman Church of St Michael & All Angels providing a beautiful focal point with the primary school in Church Green.

The nearby historic market town of Honiton is just 4 miles distant with a wide range of shops and facilities, a main line rail service direct to London Waterloo and good road links to Exeter in the West, Dorchester to the East, the stunning Jurassic Coast to the South and London via the A303.

The Regency resort of Sidmouth is 7 miles to the South with an out of town Waitrose whilst the Cathedral City of Exeter is 21 miles distant with access to the M5 motorway via junction 29 and the International airport just 16 miles.

DESCRIPTION

Beautiful five/six bedroom country home with lovely light rooms and stunning partly walled gardens alongside a 3 bedroom cottage and range of outbuildings.

THE HOUSE

Built in the late 1930s this superb country house is full of original features including stone fireplaces, wooden flooring, bay windows with window seats and the property offers further potential for improvement. On the ground floor, the house is centred around a fully panelled entrance hall /library, with the gloriously light principal receptions either side. At the rear is the farmhouse style kitchen with adjoining pantry, utility, WC, and boot room.

From the inner hall, beautiful stairs lead you up to the spacious landing. On the first floor there are 6 bedrooms, the main bedroom benefitting from a generous en-suite; there is a family bathroom with freestanding bath and a separate shower room. A second staircase leads down to the rear of the house.

THE COTTAGE

East of the house is the split-level cottage with three bedrooms, kitchen/diner, lounge with oil-burning stove, bathroom, and shower room. Electric storage heaters throughout.

GARDENS

The attractive, partially walled gardens are laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs throughout creating a private and inspiring backdrop to the house. The patio area extends the full width of the house with steps down to the lawn. To the side and rear is a large gravel and paved area.

OUTBUILDINGS

North east of the house is a range of useful barns, with an older cob/block barn used for stabling and an adjoining former shippon now storage barn.

LAND

Immediately behind the house the land has a gentle south facing slope divided by post and rail fencing. East of the cottage is a near level paddock with fruit trees running alongside the drive. Across the drive are a further three fields, surrounded by mature tree-lined boundaries and laid to pasture.

In all the land extends to about 17.88 acres (7.24 ha).

SERVICES

Mains water and electric. Private drainage. Oil heating.

AGENTS NOTE

Please note that the drive has an easement in favour of the neighbour, for agricultural purposes only.

DIRECTIONS

From the main part of the village (further south from the church and school), pass the village hall heading towards the hamlet of Woodbridge. Past the Chapel on the right and shortly after turn right onto the drive (owned by Goldacre Farm), the property is on the right.

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