Whiddon Down


Whiddon Down

County: Devon Sale Type: Freehold Reference: DRC00484 Category: Freehold

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Property Features

  • Beautifully restored farmhouse
  • Spacious farmhouse kitchen/living room
  • Generously proportioned sitting room
  • Study/office
  • 5 double bedrooms incl. impressive master bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Quadrangle of traditional barns for potential development (stp)
  • Modern agricultural buildings
  • 32.79 acres of land
  • Close to A30 south west arterial route
  • On the edge of Dartmoor National Park

Property Summary

A beautifully restored 5 bedroom farmhouse with a quadrangle of traditional barns for further development (subject to planning), modern agricultural barns, stable and approx 32.79 acres of grounds, land and solar array on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park

Full Details

From the A3124 the entrance driveway passes through granite gateposts into a turning and parking area. Undercover parking is available in the open fronted car port.

The side garden is enclosed by a picket fence with a path leading to the tiled patio area immediately adjacent to the kitchen and the predominant entrance door.

Kitchen/living room (29' 9'' x 14' 5'' (9.08m x 4.39m))
Oak stable-type door opens to an impressive farmhouse kitchen - the heart of the home with ample room for cooking, dining and entertaining. Dual aspect with multi-pane double glazed windows to the side and front. Slate floor. Granite fireplace with wood burning stove on a stone hearth. T.V. point.
The kitchen area has a four oven electric Aga in the former inglenook fireplace with a bread oven to one side and a granite bressemer. There is a range of fitted natural oak cupboards and drawers to one side, a granite worktop with granite upstands. Inset double Belfast sink with mixer taps. Space for fridge/freezer. Ceiling downlighters. Four wall light points. Doors with granite lintels to hall and utility room.

Entrance Hall (16' 6'' x 10' 4'' (5.04m x 3.15m))
Entrance door with period semi-circular fanlight. Wood flooring. Imposing light oak turning staircase with galleried landings to two storeys and roof light bringing natural light down through the house. Understairs cupboard. Door with fan light over to study/office and door to sitting room.

Sitting Room (32' 3'' x 16' 8'' (9.82m x 5.08m))
Another generously proportioned room. Dual aspect with views across the land to the front and side elevations. Double glazed windows with wooden cills. Dressed granite fireplace surround, mantel and hearth with freestanding wood burning stove. Two pendant lights and six wall light points. Door to study.

Study/Office (15' 1'' x 13' 11'' (4.59m x 4.24m))
Window to rear elevation overlooking the walled garden. Engineered wood flooring with underfloor heating. Doors to hallway, inner lobby with shower room and utility room off. Door to kitchen.

Inner lobby (6' 3'' x 4' 3'' (1.91m x 1.29m))
Loft hatch. tiled floor. Thermostat. Part glazed door to shower room and door to utility room.

Shower room (6' 2'' x 5' 5'' (1.87m x 1.66m))
Tiled floor. Window to rear elevation with slate cill. Corner shower cubicle with Triton electric shower. Low level W.C., Pedestal hand basin with tiled splash back. Extractor fan.

Utility room (18' 10'' x 10' 1'' (5.74m x 3.08m))
Dual aspect. Belfast sink with slate work surfaces to each side. Plumbing for washing machine. Tiled floor. Coat rack. Cupboard housing solar powered electrical 3 phase system from solar panel array. This provides enough electricity to heat the underfloor heating overnight.

First Floor Landing
A light and spacious galleried landing with window to front elevation. Natural oak doors to three bedrooms and family bathroom. Turning stairs to second floor.

Main bedroom (25' 0'' x 17' 3'' (7.62m x 5.27m))
A spacious light and airy room. Dual aspect with windows to front and side elevations with wooden cills and views over the land and countryside beyond. Former fireplace opening. Double swing doors to en-suite bathroom.

En-suite bathroom (14' 3'' x 6' 11'' (4.34m x 2.10m))
Tiled floor. Part tiled walls.Two obscure double glazed windows to rear elevation. Double size shower cubicle. Two pedestal hand basins, one with light and shaver socket over. Panelled bath with side mixer tap. Towel rail/radiator.

Bedroom 2 (15' 9'' x 14' 5'' (4.80m x 4.40m))
Window to front elevation with views over the land. Cast iron former fireplace with wooden mantel.

Bedroom 3 (16' 6'' x 14' 8'' (5.04m x 4.46m))
Window to side elevation overlooking entrance courtyard. Chimney breast with alcoves to each side.

Bedroom 2 (15' 9'' x 14' 5'' (4.8m x 4.4m))
Window to front elevation overlooking fields and countryside. Cast iron former fireplace with wooden mantel. Underfloor heating thermostat.

Bedroom 3 (16' 6'' x 14' 8'' (5.04m x 4.46m))
Window to side elevation overlooking entrance courtyard. Chimney breast with alcoves to each side.

Family Bathroom (14' 1'' x 8' 8'' (4.28m x 2.63m))
Window to rear elevation. Tiled floor. part tiled walls. Corner panelled bath. Two hand basins inset into granite topped vanity unit, one with light and shaver socket. W.C. with concealed cistern. Corner shower cubicle. Towel rail/radiator.

Second Floor landing.
Galleried landing. Under eaves storage cupboard. Feature arched windows and doors to bedrooms 4 & 5.

Bedroom 4 (14' 9'' x 14' 7'' (4.5m x 4.44m))
Window to side elevation. Two walk-in loft storage areas. Loft hatch to roof space.

Bedroom 5 (14' 9'' x 14' 4'' (4.5m x 4.36m))
Window to side elevation. Two walk-in loft storage areas.

Immediately adjacent to the kitchen door is a tiled patio area with a glazed verandah over providing a pleasant south facing entertainment/ seating area and a lawned garden enclosed by fencing. To the rear is an attractive walled, lawned garden and there is also a vegetable garden with greenhouse within the grounds.

Outbuildings (35' 5'' x 19' 0'' (10.8m x 5.8m))
1. 3 Bay Shed
Within the parking area is a 3 bay shed with concrete lintels, concrete floor and galvaprime roof. Two bays are open fronted and currently used as car ports.The other third is a stable and tack room. Power, light and water are connected to the building.

Threshing Barn (106' 0'' x 89' 11'' (32.30m x 27.4m) approx external measurement)
Opposite the car port/stable is a substantial quadrangle of granite barns one of which was once a threshing barn which has recently had a new slate roof. A large barn door opens on the east side into a courtyard area. The barns around the courtyard were built for a range of farming activities but offer a significant development opportunity (subject to planning).

Agricultural Barn (120' 0'' x 75' 0'' (36.55m x 22.84m))
Modern barn of steel construction with concrete panels currently fitted out for cattle. Power and electric connected. Floodlights.

Dutch Barn (45' 0'' x 36' 9'' (13.71m x 11.19m))
Galvanised barn and lean to.

3 phase electric solar panels.
Land rented by solar panel company. Further information into operating procedures/tariffs etc. to be supplied

Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage. Electric underfloor heating and Aga with feed in from solar panels.
The property has a Radon sump.
Fully double glazed. Light oak kitchen fittings, doors and joinery throughout.


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