A Grade II* Listed Devon Longhouse with ancillary accommodation, outbuildings & approx. 3.74 acres.
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Middle Venton Farm is a beautifully presented Grade II* Listed Devon Longhouse, believed to date from the 15th century, which has been painstakingly restored in recent years. It has been sympathetically refurbished and extended to create a superb family home which combines the amenities of modern living with a wealth of retained character features including exposed beams, granite stonework and open fireplaces.
A cross passage hallway with an exposed granite wall is at the heart of the ground floor. To the left is a spacious dining room with exposed beams, a slate floor and a splendid, large inglenook fireplace with an open fire. Accessed from here is a well-proportioned sitting room, also with an inglenook fireplace and an open fire, as well as exposed beams and a window seat. To the right of the cross passage hallway is the kitchen; well-equipped with a range of wooden units, an integrated refrigerator, dishwasher, electric AGA, oven and hob. There is also a former shippon reception area, which is a striking, spacious room with a high vaulted ceiling and exposed cob walls. A mezzanine snug area is above, which is a flexible space and suitable for a variety of uses. A cloakroom completes the ground floor.
Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms and a very spacious study. The double aspect master bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with an exposed A frame, whilst bedroom two has a well-appointed en suite shower room. The master bedroom is serviced by a family bathroom with a separate, large walk-in shower.
The Cottage: The cottage, converted in 2006 from the original stables, provides ancillary accommodation to the main house. It also has permission for use a holiday let. On the ground floor is a spacious triple aspect open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room which features an open fireplace, exposed granite stonework and underfloor heating throughout. The kitchen has a range of wooden units, an electric oven, extractor fan and hob. Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, a large store room and a family bathroom with a shower over the bath.
This property has 3.74 acres of land.
Middle Venton Farm is approached by a gated entrance which leads to a large, gravelled central courtyard which provides ample parking for multiple vehicles. Surrounding the courtyard is the main house, a number of outbuildings and the cottage. The outbuildings include a spacious utility/laundry room with ample fitted storage, a double carport, various stores, a further utility room and WC, large threshing barn with potential for a variety of uses, plus a west-facing open fronted barn, draped in an established wisteria, which provides an excellent space for outdoor entertaining.
The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn, interspersed by a wide variety of established trees including mixed birch, Italian alder, pin oak, green beech and various fruit trees. There are areas of rockery, planted with colourful and hardy shrubs, as well as established flowerbeds. A delightful garden room, attached to the main house, has a glazed wall and provides winter shelter for plants and is a pleasant entertaining space in the summer. There is also a well-fenced paddock, bordered by established woodland. In total, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 3.74 acres.
Middle Venton Farm is situated in an enviable position within the Dartmoor National Park, which provides thousands of unspoilt acres in which to enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits including riding, cycling and walking. The property is approximately 2.6 miles from Chagford and 3.2 miles from Drewsteignton. Both villages are highly regarded: Chagford offers a wide range of amenities, including churches, Post Office, banks, health and dental centres and excellent sports facilities. Chagford was also mentioned in The Times as one of the most sought after towns to live in in the UK. There is a wide range of shops, including a delicatessen, ironmongers, wine merchant, art galleries and a number of boutiques. Drewsteignton, meanwhile, has a strong community spirit and offers a good selection of amenities including a popular inn, village shop, restaurant, Post Office, 15th century church and church hall.
The historic city of Exeter, approximately 17 miles away, is arguably the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good restaurants and shopping including John Lewis. The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to the A38 to Plymouth, and Bristol and London to the north and east. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter St. Davids in just over two hours. Exeter International Airport provides an ever-increasing number of domestic and international flights, including daily flights to London City Airport.
Follow the A30 in the direction of Okehampton/Torrington/A386. Take the exit A382 exit towards Mhampstead/Torrington/Winkleigh/A3124. Pass through Widdon Down and take the first exit at the roundabout to continue on the A382. Proceed for approximately a mile and take the left turn at the sign for Venton. Continue along this lane and Middle Venton Farm is on the left hand side.Read all
- Superbly restored Devon Longhouse
- Ancillary accommodation suitable for use as a holiday let
- Approximately 3.74 acres
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