A magnificent late 20th century Palladian country house with approx. 40.39 acres.
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Chineway Farm is an impressive country house which was built in the late 20th century with later extensive additions. The property benefits from all the advantages of a contemporary home but has the features and symmetry of classic Palladian architecture. It has been built to an exacting specification with a dressed Bath stone exterior, a Welsh slate roof and striking architectural features including a portico, a cantilevered marble staircase, sash windows, high ceilings, marble floors, a central cupola roof light, bespoke hardwood joinery. The accommodation is flexible, with the sitting room and library also being suitable for use as bedrooms with the adjacent bath or shower rooms as en suites, making the potential for seven bedrooms in total.
At the heart of the ground floor is an elegant reception hall featuring a central cupola roof light. Accessed from here is a spacious double aspect drawing room with a beautiful reclaimed Regency carrara marble fire surround, a morning room, study, cloakroom and the kitchen. The spacious kitchen is well-equipped; benefitting from granite worktops, a central island, integrated dishwasher, two refrigerators, a large freezer and a gas Rangemaster. Adjacent, is a large dining room with striking interior columns, French doors and a full height windows with half-moons above, providing plenty of natural light and lovely garden views. In the eastern wing of the ground floor is a large triple aspect library and a shower room. Double doors from the library lead to a wonderful orangery with classical-style interior columns and more full height windows with half-moons above, as well as French doors to a formal garden area with a central marble rotunda. In the western side of the house is an extremely spacious, double aspect sitting room with yet more large windows with half-moons, French doors and interior columns. Completing the ground floor is a family bathroom and a cloakroom.
A cantilevered marble staircase leads from the reception hall to a galleried landing from where the bedrooms are accessed. The south-facing triple aspect master bedroom benefits from a dressing area, en suite bathroom and wonderful views of the gardens and landscape beyond, particularly from its balcony. There are four further generous-size double bedrooms on the first floor, each with lovely views, two with en suite bathrooms and the two remaining bedrooms serviced by their own shower rooms. Each bathroom and shower room is fully tiled in marble
Pavilion & Studio: Built in the same classical style as the main house, the ancillary accommodation benefits from the same high quality detailing including Portland stone, coving and hardwood doors. The pavilion and studio provide excellent additional accommodation for staff or guests. The studio offers a triple aspect reception room, a cloakroom and two double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom which is fully tiled in marble. There is a pleasant lawn in front of the studio which serves as its own area of garden. Planning consent has been granted to extend the studio with scope to create four bedrooms with two further en suites (planning ref. 18/1590/FUL).
The pavilion offers a double aspect bedroom/reception room with dressing room areas on both sides. There is a kitchen with an electric hob, and a shower room with a marble floor.
This property has 40.39 acres of land.
The land included is highlighted in pink on the plan.
Opposite the main property is a large double garage with a remote operated electric door. Power and light are connected. There are also two extensive steel framed general purpose barns one with remote operated electric doors. These provide excellent opportunity for storage and workshop space. One of these was built in 2000, is fully insulated, and could be ideal for somebody with a classic car collection.
The gardens and grounds at Chineway Farm are superb. Thoughtfully designed in keeping with the style of the house, there are areas of formal landscaped gardens as well as parkland-style rounds with a wide variety of flora. The property is situated at the end of a private drive, enjoying total privacy and seclusion.
The long private drive leads through the land to a gated entrance and a wide gravel turning circle from where the house and double garage are accessed. On the south westerly side of the house is a beautiful formal walled garden, with gravel pathways leading through sculpted box hedging and a vast range of colourful all seasons planting including various uncommon species.
There is a pergola with an established wisteria as well as a mass of flowering plants including camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. To the rear of the house are the parkland-style grounds with extensive areas of lawn and ornamental hedging planted in symmetry with the house. The land has shelter provided by high conifers at the boundary and there are various small areas of coppice interspersed throughout the grounds.
The remaining land is formed of predominantly level pasture, with a small block of native woodland providing protection and amenity use for the estate. In total, the area included with Lot 1 extends to approximately 40.39 acres.
Planning: Chineway Farm benefits from two planning permissions which enable prospective purchasers to create a larger property with extended living space and two further bedrooms (extension to garage, two storey extensions to house and reading room, ref. 17/1859/FUL), and to further develop the ancillary buildings (single storey extensions to garage and studio, ref. 18/1590/FUL).
Chineway Farm occupies an enviable, secluded position within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite its rural setting, communication links are excellent; the property is just 2.5 miles away from Ottery St. Mary and 4.5 miles from the Jurassic Coast at Sidmouth. The Jurassic Coast is a designated World Heritage Site which covers 95 miles of beautiful coastline from Orcombe Point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset. The South West Coast Path passes through Sidmouth, which is Englands 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. 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 also ample opportunity for walking and riding direct from the property itself.
The attractive village of Ottery St. Mary offers an excellent range of local shops and amenities. A greater variety of facilities is provided in Sidmouth, which has numerous independent shops, churches, schools, a Post Office, health centre, cottage hospital, library, theatre and an Art Deco cinema. Sidmouth has three supermarkets, including a large Waitrose, and the town has also won several coveted Britain in Bloom nominations. Meanwhile, the cathedral city of Exeter, approximately 10.2 miles to the west, offers an even wider choice of cultural activities with theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good restaurants and shopping including John Lewis.
There is an excellent range of state and private schools in the area including Blundells near Tiverton, Colyton Grammar School, Exeter School, Exeter College and The Maynard School. Kings Hall Preparatory School, Kings College, Queens College and Taunton School are also popular. Primary schools in the area include Sidmouth and Ottery St. Mary. Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.Read all
- Exceptionally private location
- Ancillary accommodation
- Approximately 7,865 sq. ft. in total
- Approximately 40.39 acres
- Further land available by separate negotiation