A stately Grade II Listed Regency country house with 3 cottages, outbuildings & approx. 8.44 acres.
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Bolham House is a stately Grade II Listed Regency country house which provides approximately 18,838 sq. ft. of accommodation in total, including the ancillary accommodation and outbuildings. The house was reputedly once home to Sir Walter Raleigh, and then later, the Heathcoat family who built Knightshayes Court nearby. The accommodation is beautifully maintained and presented, benefitting from impressive period features throughout such as high ceilings, sash windows and some shutters, open fireplaces and detailed cornicing.
There is an impressive central reception hall which gives access to the ground floor accomodation, all rooms with excellent proportions and marvellous period features. At the front of the house is the morning room and dining room, whilst there is also a sitting room, study, orangery, drawing room and snug. A billiards room is at the rear of the house, featuring a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The kitchen is at the heart of the home, featuring traditional wooden units, a Rayburn, a range of integrated appliances and a walk-in pantry. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a coat room and two cloakrooms.
A striking cantilevered staircase leads to a galleried landing on the first floor. There are eight wonderful double bedrooms on this level, each with a beautifully presented en suite bath or shower rooms. The master bedroom features a large picture window with excellent views and its en suite has a claw foot bath, twin basins and a walk-in shower. There is also a laundry room, plus a sitting room and adjacent secondary kitchen on the first floor. This sitting room, combined with the kitchen and adjacent two en suite bedrooms, could also be used as a self-contained apartment if required, with access via the rear staircase of the house. The entire first floor has the benefit of lovely views over the gardens and surrounding landscape.
The Garden Flat: Accessed via the courtyard, the flat has its own entrance with stairs leading to a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Mill Cottage: Mill Cottage is a pretty, attached cottage set behind the main house. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, a large sitting/dining room with a wood burning stove and window seat, a well-equipped kitchen, three bedrooms, a family bathroom and a shower room.
Outside is a gravelled terrace and small bridge across the leat leading to an area of lawn with flowering shrubs. A path leads to a parking area for several cars and a separate driveway, used by the two cottages.
Field Cottage: Field Cottage is an attractive cottage, also attached to the property. The accommodation comprises an entrance hall, sitting/dining room with a wood burning stove, a kitchen, three bedrooms, family bathroom and a cloakroom.
Outside is a gravelled parking area and garage. An area of garden with flowering shrubs borders the parking area. A separate driveway, used by the two cottages, provides access.
Bolham House Lodge: The Lodge is a three bedroom cottage with a pretty wooden entrance porch, sitting room, kitchen, dining room, three bedrooms and a shower room.
Bolham Lodge is approached over a separate driveway to the main house, providing private parking, with a pretty gated garden to the front.
Services All mains. Gas central heating.
Council Tax: Bolham House - H. The Garden Flat - A. Bolham Lodge-B. Field & Mill Cottage - both C.
Local Authority Mid Devon District Council.
This property has 8.44 acres of land.
Bolham House has an impressive approach via a sweeping private drive providing three separate access points to the main house, cottages and garaging. To the front of the main house is a large gravelled parking area for several cars. The wonderful gardens surround the house on all sides, affording complete privacy, and are mainly laid to lawn.
A veranda is adorned in wisteria and is accessed from the main reception rooms, providing the perfect space for alfresco dining, entertaining and enjoying the fine surroundings. Two large level lawns are found to the side of the house, interspersed with established specimen trees and flowering shrubs. A very pretty leat traverses past the property and through the garden, leading down to a beautiful lake which provides a haven for local wildlife. An attractive timber lake house is adjacent to the lake, ideal for summer evenings. A large walled garden and orchard lie to the rear of the house, alongside the stables and stores, with a variety of apple trees. The walled garden would be perfect for a keen gardener to create a productive kitchen garden with excellent potential for a self-sufficient lifestyle. In total, the gardens and grounds comprise approximately 8.44 acres.
Outbuildings: Bolham House has a number of outbuildings including a triple garage, single garage, stables and a potting shed. The walled garden has a traditional greenhouse and a lean-to garden store. There is also a courtyard of outbuildings which include a laundry room, plant room, wine cellar, larder with slate shelves, workshop and a garden store.
Bolham House is situated in the heart of its own grounds within the pretty village of Bolham, just 1.5 miles from Tiverton. Bolham is on the edge of the River Exe and has a number of restaurants, a well-regarded primary school, village store, and Knightshayes Court, a National Trust property with a number of beautiful walks and café. The local area provides wonderful opportunities for a range of outdoor pursuits, with excellent walking, cycling and riding direct from the property.
A good number of facilities are located in Tiverton including excellent shopping facilities, supermarkets, a hospital, leisure centre and an 18-hole golf course. There are good schools for all ages including the well-respected Blundells School, for which Bolham House is within the reduced-fee catchment area. Exeter, meanwhile, is approximately 16.5 miles away and is the most thriving city in the South West. Exeter offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre, excellent restaurants, pubs and shopping including John Lewis. Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.
Communication links are excellent. The M5 at Tiverton provides links to Bristol and the national motorway network, as well as the A38 and A30. There are also regular rail services to London Paddington from Tiverton Parkway, with some journeys taking under two hours. Exeter International Airport provides a good number of flights to domestic and international destinations, including a daily return service to London City Airport.
The postcode EX16 7RA will take you to the property using a satellite navigation system.Read all
- 18,883 sq. ft. including outbuildings and ancillary accommodation
- Approximately 8.44 acres
- Beautiful period features
- Wonderful presentation
- Extensive outbuildings and garaging
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