Waterrow, Wiveliscombe


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Wonderful Grade II Listed south facing farmhouse with attractive gardens, stables and field, approx 7.5 acres


Fleed Farmhouse occupies a wonderful rural yet accessible location lying quietly 1 mile west of Wiveliscombe which maintains an active community and provides a good range of local amenities including shops, butchers, church, medical centre, vets, sporting and recreational facilities including an open air swimming pool. Wellington is within 8 miles and offers excellent shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities along with Wellington School. Taunton provides a more extensive range of amenities associated with a County Town. The M5 motorway is readily accessible at Wellington, Taunton and Tiverton providing great links to Cornwall to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There is a regular rail service to London Paddington from Taunton and Tiverton and Exeter Airport provides a number of domestic and international flights.


Fleed Farmhouse comprises a beautifully refurbished south facing Grade II listed farmhouse of rendered and colourwashed appearance set beneath a slate roof. It offers a wealth of character features including a superb sitting room with box ceiling and inglenook fireplace. In recent years the property has undergone an extensive refurbishment programme including bespoke kitchen centred on an electric Aga, extensive use of oak flooring and oak doors. The accommodation is spacious and flexible with potential for ancillary accommodation. Outside the property enjoys wonderful gardens and grounds with south facing sun terrace, lawns, paddock and a 6.2 acre field adjoining to the east. It is also supplemented by a useful range of outbuildings including stable block and planning permission for the erection of a double garage.


Stable door leads directly into the entrance porch with slate floor and electric underfloor heating. Doorway leads into an entrance hall again with slate flooring and access to the living room and kitchen which is centred on a recessed electric Aga with adjoining Siemens halogen hob with corian worktops and beam over. Circular sink with mixer taps, adjoining corian worktops and a fine selection of bespoke hand crafted kitchen furniture, exposed beams and window seat. PStaircase rising to first floor. Beyond the kitchen is a well appointed utility/back kitchen comprising double Belfast sink with mixer taps over, corian worktops, selection of cupboards and drawers and integrated appliances including Siemens dishwasher, Miele electric oven and grill and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Three downlighters, stable door to rear and views from two aspects. Leading off the hallway is a spacious living room with original boxed ceiling and inglenook fireplace with inset clearview woodburner. Views from two aspects, window seat, recessed shelving and two wall light points. Further staircase to first floor and door leading to dining room with recessed woodburner and store cupboard to side, window seat with storage beneath. Doorway leads into a rear hallway which leads to a cloakroom which is panelled to dado rail with low level WC and wash hand basin. Large boiler cupboard housing the pressurised hot water cylinder and the oil fired boiler all on timer controls. Adjoining is the play room/bedroom 5 with exposed beams, door and window to front.

The first floor is accessed from two separate staircases which lead to a spacious landing with window openings on two aspects, exposed cruck beams and lower landing area with oak flooring. The master bedroom enjoys views from two aspects together with an en suite shower room with the three remaining bedrooms all enjoying fine southerly views with the larger one benefiting from a range of fitted cupboards. The family bathroom comprises a free standing ball and claw roll top bath with Victorian shower attachment, low level WC, shower cubicle and pedestal wash hand basin. Attractive oak flooring, wood panelling and window to front.


The property is approached over an initial shared driveway with five bar timber gate leading to an extensive parking/turning area and space for garaging (planning permission having been granted). Beyond a further five bar gate is a concrete yard area with stable block comprising three loose boxes and tack room connected with power, light and water. Adjoining open fronted barn.

Gardens and Grounds

A gateway with gravelled pathway leading to front door with lawns either side with attractive well stock borders and pond. Raised sun terrace with stone steps leading to a further garden area with enclosed kitchen garden and aluminium greenhouse. South of this garden is a useful paddock/orchard garden of 0.45 acres and to the rear of the property a useful amenity area with chicken run and copse of approximately 0.25 acres with gateway leading to the adjoining field. The field is on a southerly slope, is both naturally hedged together with post and wire fencing and also benefits from good road access. The field extends to 6.2 acres.


Mains electric. Private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.


Strictly by appointment with the vendor's selling agents, Messrs Stags, Wellington Office.

Agents Note

The selling agents give notice under the Estate Agency Act that the vendor of this property is connected to an employee of Stags.


From Wellington take the B3187 to Milverton passing through the village and at the roundabout with the B3227 turn left towards Wiveliscombe. Pass through Wiveliscombe in the direction of Waterrow and after 1 mile having passed through the a large S bend take the next turning right and continue down the hill whereupon the shared entrance drive to Fleed Farmhouse will be seen immediately on the right hand side.

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Stags - Wellington

7 High Street, Wellington, Devon, TA21 8QT

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