Senior Associate DirectorExeter Estate Agents
Leigh Barton is a charming five-bedroom farmhouse that offers over 3,500 square feet of light-filled flexible accommodation which features a wealth of characterful features combined with elegant, stylish décor and fittings to create a beautiful family home. The property is set in approximately 2.68 acres in a rural position within the Exe Valley and enjoys outstanding countryside views.
The main entrance hall leads you through to a spacious 27ft sitting room overlooking the front garden providing plenty of natural light. It also features a large wood burning stove. The family/TV room across the hallway provides further reception/potential office space with a wood burning stove. The large farmhouse kitchen overlooks the side garden with views up to the orchard. It has shaker style units to base and wall level, a split butler sink, an Aga and space for a large dining table. It also still features the original farmhouse mantelpiece and red brick flooring which continues into the adjoining utility rooms. The first utility room houses the washing machine and a large farmhouse sink. This leads through to the former dairy which has been re-furbished to provide room for household appliances and extensive storage and food pantry/clothes airing space. Downstairs there is also a one bedroom annexe, which can be separated to provide independent accommodation. It has potential to be used as a holiday let with private sitting room/dining room or as an independent office building. It has two exterior entrance doors as well as a door into the main farmhouse. The annexe is currently used as a dining/entertaining area with double guest bedroom and en suite shower/WC.
Upstairs there are a further four well-appointed double bedrooms including the generous principal bedroom that has a large en suite bathroom with a bath and separate walk in shower. There is a further room that could be used as an office space or as a playroom. The first floor also has a family bathroom with a roll top bath tub and a walk in shower. There is an additional separate WC. All of the accommodation on the first floor affords far reaching views over the surrounding countryside gardens.
This property has 2.68 acres of land.
Leigh Barton is set in an idyllic position surrounded by stunning rolling Mid Devon countryside. The gravelled driveway leads to a substantial parking area at the side of the house and access to several stone outbuildings and a large wood store. The property is set in approximately 2.68 acres of grounds that include lawns with colourful flowerbeds and shrubs and a former two acre cider orchard. There is also an elevated garden area with and raised vegetable beds and a large garden machinery/tractor shed. The garden provides many different areas for al fresco dining and vantage points for admiring the views.
The property lies in a rural position two miles north of the popular Silverton, which has an excellent doctors surgery, a pre-school, primary school, post office, church, two public houses and a village store. The Exe Valley Farm Shop is also nearby. Opportunities for outdoor pursuits are endless: the National Trust Estate of Killerton House is within easy reach, as are the beautiful East, North and South Devon coastlines, and the rugged splendour of the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. The popular village of Bickleigh is 3 miles away, benefitting from a well-regarded primary school, a church, two inns and Bickleigh Mill. Nearby Tiverton is also just 6 miles away,with schools for all ages including the well respected Blundells School and Preparatory School, for which Leigh Barton is within the 10mile reduced fee catchment area. Tiverton has a good range of shopping facilities with a market twice a week. The cathedral city of Exeter, approximately 9 miles away, is the most thriving city in the county and offers a wide choice of cultural activities including theatres, the RAMM museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good restaurants and shopping such as an IKEA, JohnLewis and a Waitrose supermarket. There are several well regarded primary and secondary schools, both state and independent, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the leading universities in the country. The property benefits from easy access to the M5 motorway that 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 and Exeter St. David's to London Paddington from just over two hours. Whilst Exeter International Airport offers many domestic and international flight options.
Take turning off the A396 at Chitterley Business units, continue for exactly a mile up the single track road that leads past the main Chitterley Business units entrance. Leigh Barton is the first house on the right hand side.
General Local Authority: Mid Devon District Council Services: Mains electricity. Private water and drainage which we understand is compliant with current regulations. Oil fired central heating. Council Tax: Band G Tenure: Freehold Price: £1,200,000 Wayleaves and Easements: The property is sold subject to any wayleaves or easements, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.Read all