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Beautifully presented and offering a huge amount of inherent character, this lovely period farmhouse nestles in a pretty, yet extremely accessible rural setting with versatile 5 bedroom accommodation, a superb 2 bedroom annexe, excellent leisure facilities including a swimming pool and tennis court, plus outbuildings, stables, gardens, a paddock and land amounting to approximately 3.5 acres.
In more detail :
The main farmhouse itself is a genuine delight, being very spacious, but very cosy and homely too. It has a wealth of impressive features, such as the warming Aga in the kitchen, an abundance of hardwood joinery (including floors, doors and windows), a useful (wine) cellar and, quite possibly the most striking feature of the property, a substantial timber framed sitting room which can offer fantastic views over the private gardens whilst putting one's feet up in front of the wood burning stove. Unlike many properties of this age. the ceiling heights are generous and the rooms are light and spacious. The bathrooms and kitchen have also been beautifully refitted in recent years, leaving little expenditure for future owners in terms of decoration and updating.
On the opposite side of the courtyard to the farmhouse, the cloistered old stable block has been the subject of a sympathetic and extensive conversion into a wonderful, self contained 2 bedroom annexe. Continuing the high quality finish of the house, the annexe is wonderfully well presented and benefits from a spacious open plan layout with warmth and character provided by timber features and a wood burning stove. The annexe building itself also plays host to an additional (and very useful) overflow ensuite bedroom and large utility room.
Druley Hill Farm is accessed from the lane via a gravel driveway with a five bar gate leading to a parking area, triple oak framed car port and turning circle. The gardens lie to the rear and sides of the property and comprise level lawned areas, a delightful pond and a superb and very productive vegetable area with raised beds a fruit cage, poly tunnel and greenhouse. Through a gated wall at the rear of the house is a particularly lovely area, which is beautifully planted and has a larger sweeping lawn, plus lots of specimen and fruit trees. Much of the lawned areas are floodlit and there is woodland beyond, which belongs to the Somerset Estate and offers a huge degree of privacy to the property and its gardens. The swimming pool and pool house, which also incorporates a kitchenette for alfresco dining, and the tennis court, are located in a walled corner near the drive. There are further outbuildings comprising a modern block barn (currently incorporating 3 modern loose boxes), with a corrugated roof and a lean-to tractor store. There is also a garden store, w.c. and electricity outhouse together with a PV array and 3 phase electricity supply (which we believe is particularly unusual for the area).
There is a generous paddock (opposite the property) that that is gently sloping, in lush pasture and bounded by woodland. It is stock fenced and has a field shelter. There is excellent riding right on the doorstep with access to the 'Cannwood Lane' very close by. The MacMillan Way, Duke of Somerset’s estate land and West wood Warren (license required) are also just a short distance from the property.
Please note that some library photographs have been used in this presentation.
Please refer to floor plan
Plus dressing room and en suite bathroom
Please note that all second floor rooms have sloping ceiling and therefore, restricted head height Measurements taken from vertical walls, so should be considered as 'maximum'.
No internal access from annexe
Robert Williams Estate Agents, 2 Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1JG
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