Property of the month: Charming and full of character
PUBLISHED: 09:00 20 June 2014
Our Property of the Month is a sympathetically restored historical gem in Mid Devon
Address: Westcott Farm, Witheridge, Devon, EX16 8NX
Location: Tiverton 11 miles
Agents: Jackson-Stops & Staff, 10 Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon EX1 1JG. Tel: 01392 214222; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Ground Floor: Sitting room, dining room, hallway, study, drawing room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room.
First Floor: Four bedrooms, bathroom, shower room.
Outside: Courtyard of traditional Devon barns and outbuildings, garage/store building, gardens, pasture paddocks, orchard, woodland with stream. About 11.25 acres.
Westcott Farm is a fascinating and delightful Devon farmhouse, of great character and charm, set in beautifully peaceful, rural surroundings near to the village of Witheridge, in the heart of the unspoilt and peaceful rolling farmland of Mid Devon.
The house is listed as being of architectural or historical interest Grade II, and stated as being 16th century with 17th, 18th and 19th century improvements, alterations and additions, and quoted as being “a good interior of a house with long and complex structural history”.
The house has in recent years been sympathetically restored, whilst great care has been taken to preserve the period character and integrity. There is a wealth of notable period features, including exposed beamed ceilings, Inglenook fireplace, exposed roof timbers in one of the bedrooms, and a most unusual stone cobbled floor in the dining room.
The farmhouse faces into a lovely, traditional courtyard of old barns and outbuildings, partly cobbled and typical of this type of Devon farmstead in the area, including barns and open fronted shippon and linhay. In addition, there is a modern timber built garage/store building for parking.
Around the house and buildings is a range of both level and gently sloping pasture paddocks, suitable for equestrian use, an orchard and an area of natural woodland, through which runs a small stream, and on the south side of the barns is a further garden area with another small stream along the southern boundary.
Although situated in peaceful, rural surroundings, Tiverton is only 11 miles away and there is easy access to Junction 27 of the M5, Tiverton Parkway station and also Exeter, as well as the North Devon Link road up to the beaches of North Devon.