A beautifully presented and recently renovated family country residence surrounded by nearly 5 acres of paddocks, woodland and garden. Extensive well thought out accommodation with annexe potential extends to some 3,670 sq ft of flexible living space including 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms plus large family kitchen/breakfast room, utility and study. Driveway with parking & turning plus 2 outbuildings.
This impressive home is set in the rolling Devon countryside with far reaching views and benefits from easy access to the M5 Motorway and North Devon Link Road, placing the cathedral city of Exeter within easy reach. Walking distance to Tiverton Parkway. The nearby village of Sampford Peverell has a full range of village amenities and a thriving community. There are several well regarded primary and secondary schools within easy reach, and 7 miles away, the historic market town of Tiverton includes a hospital, sports centre, golf course and Blundell’s independent school.
Boehill Manor is an historic former manor and farmhouse which is mentioned in the Domesday Book, formerly part of the Sandford Estate. Under the watchful eye of the current owners the property has been through an extensive programme of renovation and improvement during their term of ownership which the next owners will benefit from. With work including but not limited to new plumbing and wiring, new roof, several new windows, new joists and floorboards, bathrooms and redecoration. Improvements to the layout have been made, as well as installing a new borehole and treatment works, and new private sewerage system, all whilst retaining the original charm and period features of this wonderful property. Most recently a new boiler serving the 20+ radiators has also been installed. The large farmhouse style kitchen has a range of handmade reclaimed pine units and practical stone flooring with space for a large dining table. A new wood burning stove is located in the inglenook fireplace complete with bread oven. There is a large and useful pantry store as well as a utility and boot room with further storage and WC. The interconnected sitting and dining rooms are of impressive proportions and both take in the wonderful rural views to the south with French doors to the garden terrace, both rooms have wood burning stoves fitted, with the sitting room having a particularly impressive stone fireplace. There is also a study on the ground floor and a family room that could form part of an annexe with its own entrance if desired.
Upstairs the en suite master bedroom is of a very good size with a semi-vaulted, beamed ceiling, and takes in the rural views, as does bedroom two. The remaining five bedrooms are off two landings with two bathrooms. A smaller, second staircase from the family room means that two of the bedrooms could form part of the aforementioned annexe for extended family or holiday letting. Some work would be required to separate the two areas.
Gardens and grounds
In total Boehill Manor occupies approximately 5 acres of broadly level garden, woodland and paddocks – perfect for adventurous children or adults!
To the rear of the house is the main area of formal garden, French doors from the reception rooms open to a terrace that adjoins the south facing lawn with a pergola at one end. A wrought iron gate in the stone wall leads to a large and secluded walled garden, currently mostly laid to lawn interspersed with trees, shrubs and flower beds, with an area used as a productive kitchen garden.
The two paddocks totalling approx. 1.7 Acres are bordered by post and rail fencing and Devon banks with a pretty stone built stable block divided into two stables with a concrete yard adjacent to the parking area.
Accessed from the drive is a hard, fully fenced tennis court, which if used for tennis will require some maintenance. Adjacent to this, at the entrance to the drive, is a play area with climbing frame and swings.
The woodland of just over 2 acres is accessed from the play area or paddock with several hundred trees, 2/3rd broadleaf and 1/3rd coniferous. Pathways have been cleared that wind between the trees with a couple of clearings, ideal for den building or picnics.
From the road a driveway leads to the brick paved parking and turning area. Adjoining the driveway is a stone-built outbuilding divided in to three areas, two garden store rooms and a room housing the borehole machinery. Along part of the driveway runs a public footpath.
From J27 on the M5 take the A361 towards Tiverton and immediately take the first exit off, turning left at the roundabout at the top of the off-ramp. Shortly, take the first right onto Whitnage Road taking you back under the A361. At Hill Kiln Cross carry straight on signed Westleigh. After approx. 200 metres you will find the entrance to the drive on your right just after the farm buildings.