Yeoford, Crediton, Devon, EX17

Under Offer ££1,875,000 Guide

Key Features

84.43 acres

About This Property

A singularly attractive small country estate, centred on a modern character farmhouse situated at the end of a long private drive and enjoying seclusion and privacy surrounded by its own pasture land and woodland, bisected by the River Troney. In total, the property extends to 84.43 acres, including 26.75 acres of woodland.

East Coombe Head is the quintessential small country estate, set within beautiful and unspoiled countryside. The house, occupying a private position within its surrounding land is spacious and affords the convenience of a modern dwelling whilst exuding charm and character. It is set within beautiful gardens and complimented by a range of adaptable outbuildings which includes a magnificent indoor swimming pool and gymnasium area.

Situated within Mid Devon, East Coombe Head occupies a glorious position within undulating and unspoiled countryside. It is a predominantly agricultural landscape comprising primarily of pasture and arable land interspersed with an abundance of woodland, pretty river valleys, unspoiled hamlets and villages. The village of Yeoford is the closest settlement, lying about 2 miles from the property and provides an active community with its village pub, primary school and parish church as well as a sprinter rail connection. The slightly larger village of Cheriton Bishop lies to the south and provides similar facilities, although with primary healthcare and a village shop/post office. From here access is also available to the A30, providing convenient access westwards to Okehampton and beyond, and eastwards to Exeter and the motorway network. The attractive Mid Devon Town of Crediton lies to the northeast and provides a comprehensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities. Exeter provides the range of facilities befitting those of a Cathedral and University City together with mainline rail connections and a regional airport.

The appearance and character of the farmhouse belies its modern creation. Formed from the conversion and enlargement of a former threshing barn in about 2000, this exceptional family home has been created with a profusion of period style features including timber panelling, granite fireplaces, oak boarded and stone paved floors, timber mullion and leaded light windows beneath a thatched roof. It exhumes charm and character with well appointed accommodation over two floors:

The front door opens to an attractive and spacious Reception Hall with stone paved floor and off which is situated a Cloakroom. Stairs rise to the first floor. The room is partially panelled with double doors opening to the adjoining Study with fitted bookcase and cupboards and tiled floor. Door to outside. Adjoining is a beautifully appointed Drawing Room with an attractive triple aspect, panelled walls with ornate cornice and fine minster stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Situated adjacent to the reception hall is a magnificent Dining Room with feature plank and muntin screen, part panelled walls and ceiling, together with large open fireplace set within a granite surround with adjoining cupboards. Set to one side is an Inner Hall area with secondary stairs rising to the first floor and providing access to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room with its dual aspect, fine inglenook style fireplace set within a granite surround with inset four oven electric Aga. Range of fitted cupboards and worktops with double ceramic sink, integral dishwasher, fridge and walk in shelved larder. The room opens to an adjoining south facing Conservatory with terracotta tiled floor and French doors to outside. From here, fine views may be enjoyed across the property’s own gardens and farmland beyond. Situated off the kitchen is a side entrance lobby and Utility Area with Cloakroom containing the oil fired central heating boiler and with steps leading up to a Side Entrance Hall with further door to the front courtyard area.

The principal staircase rises from the reception hall to a landing which provides access to the Main Suite, comprising of a bedroom with triple aspect, adjoining dressing room with return door to landing and comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes and a well appointed en-suite shower room. Also accessed from the main landing is Bedroom 2 which is a ‘through room’ providing access to the rear landing. This room has a separate WC and fitted wardrobe. The rear landing with its oak boarded floor and secondary stairs to the ground floor provides access to a Guest Suite with the bedroom enjoying a dual aspect and fabulous views across the adjoining valley. Exposed roof timbers and well appointed en-suite bathroom. Also accessed from the rear landing is Bedroom 4 together with a further Dressing Room/Bedroom 5 and a further well appointed Bathroom.

The property is approached over a long private entrance drive which rises through the property’s surrounding land before leading through electric wrought iron double gates to the domestic curtilage. The tarmacadamed entrance drive divides, with the upper spur leading to a gravelled turning and parking area to the north of the house and adjacent to the main entrance. The other spur leads to a lower tarmacadamed parking and turning area situated beside the house and adjacent to which is situated a Two bay timber framed and slate roofed Garage with adjoining Workshop/Garden Store. Adjacent to this is an enclosed Tank Room containing the domestic oil tank. A continuation of this drive leads to a lower turning and parking area and adjacent to which is situated a substantial timber framed and slate roofed building comprising of a Two bay Garage; one of which has an electric roller door. Adjoining Entrance Lobby with stairs rising to the Indoor Heated Swimming Pool. The pool is set within a tiled surround with full width double glazed casements and central sliding French doors to the adjoining south facing terrace from which fine views may be enjoyed across the property’s own gardens, farmland and to the wooded valley beyond. The pool benefits from a separate oil fired central heating boiler and under floor heating, together with dehumidifier and electric pool cover. Adjoining is a Kitchen Area with Shower Cubicle and separate WC.

The surrounding gardens are undoubtedly one of the most attractive features of the property, providing a diversity of landscaped areas with paved terrace adjoining the house, together with well stocked plant and shrub borders and various secret compartments all of which are flanked by gently sloping lawned areas interspersed with ornamental trees and water features. An upper terrace with partly cobbled path leads to a stone built and timber framed Summer House with flagstone floor. From the upper drive, a track leads through further lawned areas interspersed with ornamental broad leafed trees to a three bay timber and profile steel clad Machinery Store.

Surrounding the house and gardens is attractive, undulating pasture, contained within well maintained traditional Devon bank and hedgerow enclosures and interspersed with a number of mature hedgerow trees which combine with pockets of broad leafed woodland to provide a beautiful and diverse landscape. The amenity and conservation appeal of the property is enhanced by the River Troney which bisects the southern part of the holding, flanked by level water meadows and providing a wonderful haven for a diversity of flora and fauna. The property extends in total to about 84.43 acres as edged in red on the identification plan.

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Situated on the roof of the pool buildings is a 4kW photovoltaic array which benefits from the feed in tariff.

These are believed to comprise of local council tax (Band G), together with the usual service and environmental charges.

Mid Devon District Council - Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6PP - Telephone 01884 255255.

From Exeter and the M5 follow the A30 towards Okehampton. After about 10 miles bear left and signed to Cheriton Bishop. Proceed into the village and after the Old Thatch Inn turn right towards Yeoford. Continue on this lane for about 3 miles before turning left at Three Gate Cross and signed to Binneford. Proceed down the hill into the valley and immediately after going over the small Ford, bear right and up the hill on the other side. At the T junction turn right, signed to Yeoford. Continue for about 0.2 miles and at the triangular green turn left and signed to Great Heale and Newbury. Continue down this lane for about 0.4 miles, passing the entrance to Great Heale and at the fork, bear right, crossing the bridge over the river. This is the entrance drive leading directly to East Coombe Head.
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Greenslade Taylor Hunt, 5 Fore Street, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6LN.
Telephone: 01884 243000
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