- 6 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 3 receptions
A Grade II Listed former farmhouse surrounded by its own land of approximately 3.42 acres
Marsh Farm is a Grade II Listed former farmhouse, thought to originate from the early 1600s. The well-presented property has many original character features including exposed beams, a bread oven, inglenook fireplaces and plank and muntin screens.
On the ground floor, a thatched porch at the entrance leads to the cross passage entrance hall with attractive plank and muntin screens on both sides and exposed ceiling beams. The triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room is to the rear of the house, with an Aga, bespoke handbuilt kitchen units, dishwasher and a Belfast sink. Accessed via the kitchen, there is also a separate utility room as well as a cloakroom and a side entrance to the property.
There are three reception rooms on the ground floor; a double aspect dining room with a wood burning stove within an inglenook fireplace, a large double aspect drawing room with a wood burner within an inglenook fireplace, and a triple aspect study/snug with French doors which lead out to the gardens. These rooms each have appealing character features, including exposed beams and a bread oven within the study/snug. Lovely views of the surrounding landscape can be enjoyed from the drawing room, whilst the study/snug has views of the gardens.
There are six bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom has a decorative fireplace and fitted wardrobes, plus a stylish en suite shower room with a large rain shower. Many of the bedrooms enjoy fabulous views of the gardens and the countryside beyond. There is also a modern family bathroom on the first floor, with an elegant freestanding claw foot bath. There is also a separate shower room.
This property has 3.42 acres of land.
The beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds at Marsh Farm measure approximately 3.42 acres in total. The property is surrounded by its own land, providing a high level of privacy and seclusion. An attractive gravel driveway approaches the front of the house, providing ample parking for numerous vehicles. On the far side of the entrance drive is a pond with two islands, providing an excellent habitat for wildlife and birds. There is also a vegetable garden; whilst to the north of the house is a further lawned area with a number of poplar trees.
The grounds comprise extensive areas of lawn with a variety of flora, including apple, pear and cherry trees, as well as a number of attractive flowering shrubs such as honeysuckle and roses. There is a paved terrace to the rear of the property, ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining, as well as a fountain and a number of raised beds.
Outbuildings: Adjacent to the property, but detached apart from a linking garden wall, is a double garage with a thatched roof. The garage has electric, lighting and power. There is also a hatch and loft ladder to allow access to the loft storage above. Behind the garage is a hardstanding area, suitable for storing a caravan or boat. Situated next to the vegetable garden is an Alton cedar greenhouse with electricity for power and lighting connected, a large timber workshop with power and lighting, a storage shed and a small potting shed.
Marsh Farm is located just outside the pretty village of Clyst Hydon, within the picturesque East Devon countryside. The property offers complete seclusion, surrounded by its own land, without isolation. The village has a very active community, with St Andrew's Church and the local primary school being located in the centre of the village. There is a community run outdoor swimming pool, a village cricket ground and active cricket club, plus a village hall equipped with modern facilities. The award-winning Five Bells Inn can also be found within the village and is renowned for its high quality menu.
Cullompton, which is approximately 4.5 miles from Marsh Farm, offers a range of facilities and local amenities. There are two supermarkets and a number of smaller local shops catering for most daily needs. There are good healthcare facilities with doctors surgeries and dentists close to the town centre. Honiton, which is 10 miles away, has three major supermarkets with a wider range of shopping available along the attractive High Street. Honiton also boasts some very highly acclaimed restaurants and Inns, and a number of interesting antique shops and auction houses. Rail services operate from Honiton direct to London Waterloo in approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
Devon has a number of well-regarded state and private schools within the county and Marsh Farm is ideally placed to access the majority of them. As well as the primary school in Clyst Hydon, further primary and secondary schools can be found in Honiton and Cullompton. Marsh Farm is also within the 10 mile reduced fee catchment area for Blundell's at Tiverton. Other well-regarded schools in the area include Wellington School, Colyton Grammar School and Taunton School, Kings College, Queens College and Kings Hall.
The cathedral city of Exeter, approximately 12 miles to the south, offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants, including John Lewis and a Waitrose supermarket. There are several primary and secondary schools, both state and independent, and Exeter University is recognised as one of the leading universities in the country.
East Devon is renowned for its beauty and ample opportunity for a range of outdoor pursuits. The resort of Sidmouth on the Jurassic Coast, with its Regency seafront esplanade and interesting variety of shops and cafes, is only 13 miles away. There is ample opportunity for walking in the nearby Blackdown Hills, which are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), as well as at the National Trust estate of Killerton which provides walks through its gardens and grounds. There is also the South West Coastal Path, which is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles, running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset.
As well as the Jurassic Coast, there are sailing opportunities from the Axe Yacht Club, Seaton and Beer Sailing Clubs. For the golfing enthusiast there are courses at Tiverton, Seaton, Lyme Regis, Honiton, Sidmouth and Woodbury. There is racing at Taunton, Wincanton, Exeter and Newton Abbot, and the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are also within easy reach.
The M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth and Cornwall, the A30 to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are frequent rail services from Tiverton Parkway to London Paddington (from 2.5 hours), and Exeter Airport offers a number of domestic and international flights, including two flights a day to London City Airport.
From the M5 motorway, leave at Junction 28 and proceed to the centre of Cullompton. Continue through Cullompton on the B3181 towards Exeter. Continue for approximately 2 miles. Turn left at the Merry Harriers Inn in the hamlet of Westcott. Continue towards and through Clyst Hydon and proceed towards Talaton. Approximately 200 yards beyond the National Speed Limit signs, and immediately before a sharp right hand bend, turn left into the entrance drive to Marsh Farm. The entrance to the property can be found on the left hand side.
- Surrounded by its own land of 3.42 acres
- Well-maintained accomodation
- Charming period features
- Private position just outside Clyst Hydon