Pennymoor, Tiverton, Devon, EX16

Sold £1,375,000

Key Features

An exceptionally attractive small country estate
Secluded but accessible rural position
Studio Cottage
Attractive gardens
Swimming pool
Extensive garaging and outbuildings
Productive pasture, broadleafed woodland and amenity lake. Total 21.17 Acres
Council Tax Band F (house)

About This Property

A beautifully situated character house, occupying a secluded and accessible position within Mid Devon and affording flexible accommodation with income potential. The property is set within a south facing, parkland type setting of pasture and woodland.

Old Ford House occupies a secluded position within Mid Devon; set within gently undulating countryside and yet readily accessible to Tiverton, the M5 (J27) and Tiverton Parkway. It is a delightfully situated small country estate., centred on an historic principal residence which is unlisted and which affords beautifully proportioned character accommodation. The accommodation is flexible with an attached wing providing additional living and bedroom accommodation, but equally suitable for occupation by a dependent relative or as a self contained annexe. With a separate studio cottage and a further range of adaptable garages and outbuildings, attractive and well-maintained gardens together with an open air swimming pool, amenity pond and the surrounding pasture and amenity woodland, the property has enormous appeal. It extends in total to about 21.17 acres and is offered for sale by Private Treaty.

Although of an considerable age, the house is unlisted and possesses enormous charm and character; much of which is believed to be original although with some artefacts of a gothic nature and which are believed to have been removed from Eggesford House and reinstated in the property in the early 20th century. More recently, the house has been the subject of sympathetic refurbishment and the accommodation is light, spacious and well-proportioned. It is principally arranged on two floors, as follows:-

The Ground Floor
Entrance Porch with heavy arched gothic door to:
Entrance Hall a light and well-proportioned room with carved staircase rising to the first floor with under stairs recess. Exposed beams. Rear Hall Area with stained glass window and panelling. Cloakroom with close coupled WC and pedestal wash basin. Tiled floor.
Study part panelled with fine carved window with stained glass inserts. Shelved wall recess.
Drawing Room a light and spacious room with attractive southerly views. Beamed ceiling and open fireplace with CI grate in carved timber surround. Wall recess to either side with ornate windows with stained glass inserts.
Dining Room a similarly proportioned room with exposed ceiling beams and joists. Deep fireplace with original bread oven and inset wood burning stove. Carved over mantle and panel. Walk in Butler’s Pantry.
Kitchen/Family Room an attractive, light and spacious family room with recently refurbished kitchen comprising of a comprehensive range of base cupboard and drawer units with work surfaces. Deep glazed ceramic sink with mixer tap. Integral dishwasher and fridge/freezer unit. Matching island unit and further base cupboards and dresser style wall cupboards. The kitchen opens to an adjoining Breakfast Room/Family Sitting Room with exposed pine truss and French doors to the adjoining garden. The entire area is light and spacious and enjoys particularly attractive views over the property.
Inner Lobby with brick floor and Utility Room with plumbing for washing machine and fitted work surface. Brick floor. Further walk in Pantry with fitted shelves and brick floor. Access to the adjoining wing.

The First Floor
The main stairs rise to a Galleried Landing with stained glass window and full width range of fitted hanging cupboards with sliding doors. Situated on this level are Three double Bedrooms all enjoying an open southerly aspect with attractive leaded glazed windows. Family Bathroom a spacious and well-appointed room with free standing bath on claw and ball feet with mixer tap and handheld shower attachment. Close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin and corner shower cubicle. Dual aspect with leaded double glazed windows.

Attached to the main house and communicating at ground floor level via the Kitchen/Family Room is a wing which provides additional accommodation. Although previously used as a separate self-contained holiday cottage, it has more recently been used in conjunction with the main house although its future use remains flexible and it would make an ideal annexe to the main property. The accommodation comprises:-
Inner Hall leading from the main house with enclosed linen cupboard.
Bedroom 4 with enclosed cupboard and stair descending to:
Lower Ground Floor
Sitting/Dining Room and attractive open plan room with door to outside. Exposed ceiling joists. Adjoining:
Conservatory with French doors to decked area with steps down to garden.
Kitchenette with range of base cupboard and drawer units with work surfaces. Composite sink unit and integral electric oven and four ring hob. Range of matching wall cupboards.
Utility Area with plumbing for washing machine and adjoining Bathroom with panel bath, pedestal wash basin and tiled floor.
Inner Lobby with door to adjoining decked area. Enclosed store cupboard.
Shower Room with tiled cubicle with electric mixer unit and separate Cloakroom with close coupled WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 5 with enclosed hanging cupboard.

The property is approached over a private entrance drive which terminates in a tarmacadamed courtyard situated to the west of the main house and providing parking for a number vehicles. Situated adjacent to this is an attractive garage block providing facilities for three vehicles together with an adjoining fuel store with each having arched timber double doors to the front. A pedestrian access leads from the courtyard to a stone paved terrace situated to the front of the house with shrub borders. A fine Wisteria adorns the front elevation of the main house and from here, spectacular views may be enjoyed over the adjoining gardens and pasture paddocks beyond. Steps lead from the terrace to the lower gardens. These are undoubtedly one of the most attractive and finest features of the property, comprising of a series of terraced borders providing a diversity of colour throughout the growing season together with a lower level lawned garden bordered in part by a stream. Beyond this is a recently refurbished open air salt water swimming pool set within a paved terrace with adjoining pool room with sitting area and French doors leading to an adjoining terrace. Enclosed motor room with new air source heat pump.
To the north of the house and with separate access over the entrance drive is a small range of outbuildings, comprising of a three bay timber framed and profile steel roofed stable block with two loose boxes and central trailer store. Approximately 11.07m x 4.31m overall. Adjoining lean-to fodder store 4.45m x 4.26m with timber cladding. Situated within the adjoining paddock is a timber field shelter and former manège. The property occupies an almost park land like setting, south facing and set within its surrounding land. This comprises of gently undulating permanent pasture, contained within a number of traditional hedged enclosures which are interspersed with various mature hedgerow trees. With two areas of amenity broad leafed woodland, the bisecting stream and an established wildlife pond, the property also possess considerable amenity and sporting appeal. It extends in total to about 21.17 acres, as edged in red on the identification plan.
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