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    £ 1,500,000

    for sale in Devon

    Properties£ 1,500,000
    West Ford is situated in a private and secluded position with the beautiful mid-Devon countryside with no public rights of access across the land. Tiverton, approximately 14 miles away, has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities including a Marks & Spencer, a hospital, leisure centre and 18-hole golf course. Access to good schools for all ages is excellent, including the highly regarded Blundell’s School in Tiverton and several good schools in Taunton, Wellington and Exeter.Just six miles away from West Ford is the Exmoor National Park, with its many beauty spots and opportunities for walking, riding and cycling. Sporting facilities in the area include the historic Royal North Devon Golf club at Bideford, two championship courses at Saunton, an 18-hole course at Tiverton and the 200 year old North Devon cricket club at Instow. There are also several prestigious shoots in the area including Castle Hill, consistently rated one of the UK's best - if not the finest.The cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 29 miles away, offering a wealth of culture, including a theatre, museum, arts centre and a good range of shops including John Lewis, Waitrose and many more. Communication links to the property are excellent, despite its secluded location. West Ford is conveniently located for easy access to North Devon on the North Devon link road (A361) which links to the M5 and provides access to Tiverton, and the A39 to Cornwall. There is a two hour rail connection to London Paddington from Tiverton parkway. Exeter Airport is approximately 30 miles away offering a range of international and domestic flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.THE MAIN HOUSEWest Ford is a pretty Grade II listed country house with the lovely symmetrical facade, thought to be built in the late 1700s. The house has many period features including large sash windows providing natural light, cornicing and decorative fireplaces. Overlooking its lovely gardens and grounds with fine views, the layout offers flexible and spacious accommodation of nearly 5,000 sq. ft. One of the unique selling points of West Ford is the extensive ancillary accommodation and income-generation it offers. On the ground floor there are three principal reception rooms leading off from the spacious entrance hall, which lies at the heart of the house. The drawing room and dining room flank the entrance hall, both are dual aspect with lovely views over the grounds in front of the house.Beyond lies the inner hall which makes a good play area and also the family room, with a large wood burner and French windows on to a south facing yard to the side of the house.The kitchen/breakfast room is to the rear of the house and is well equipped with oak worktops, an electric AGA, electric hob, Bosch dishwasher, Bosch oven/microwave and a central kitchen island. There are two utility rooms, a boot room with WC and a further guest cloakroom. The large cellars are accessed from the inner hall.There are two flights of stairs to the first floor, one from the main entrance hall and one from an inner hall, providing a flexible layout. Upstairs, there are five principle bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bedroom benefits from far reaching views and has an en-suite bathroom with a cast iron bath. There are four further bedrooms, plus a smaller sixth bedroom which could be used as a study or dressing room as well as two family bathroom and a separate cloakroom.THE COTTAGESLocated to the southwest of the main house and with a separate access, a traditional range of outbuildings has been converted to create five cottages surrounding a central courtyard and provides a substantial source of income, currently let out on assured shorthold tenancy (AST) agreements. They are all in good order, each with a new kitchen and wood burner, and having lovely views of the surrounding landscape and attractive features including exposed beams. Subject to planning there is potential to convert further outbuildings if a buyer wanted to enhance the income generating potential of the property.OUTBUILDINGSThe outbuildings are not included within the curtlage of the Grade II listing, and comprise: a large barn with ten stables, two double carports, log store, two adjoining offices, games room, laundry room, workshop, store, agricultural barn.GARDENS & GROUNDSThe property is approached via an entrance gate over a gravelled driveway which leads to the front of the house and provides parking space for a number of vehicles. The house benefits from attractive, well landscaped lawned gardens to the south and east of the house with beautiful views. The garden to the south of the house has a large, gently sloping lawn that leads down to a pretty stream that crosses the land and leads to two ponds that feed a larger carp pond in one of the fields.Within the grounds there is also a productive vegetable garden, greenhouse and a covered swimming pool. To the side of the house is a central paved courtyard, with raised edgings, raised flowerbeds and a central fishpond. From here, a gate leads to a further attractive courtyard that gives access to the cottages. Beyond the gardens there are four principal fields down to grass and grazed on an annual licence by a local farmer.METHOD OF SALEThe freehold of West Ford is available for sale by private treaty, with vacant possession on the main house and subject to the AST agreements on the cottages. There is an annual grazing licence on a number of fields.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEMEThe farmland is registered and entitlements are claimed under the basic payment scheme. The payment for the current year will be retained by the vendors. The vendors will use reasonable endeavours to transfer sufficient entitlements to the purchaser.SERVICESMains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating in the main house. Two septic tanks; one for the house and one for the cottages. Electric storage heaters in the cottages and satellite broadband is connected.TAX BAND - www.northdevon.gov.ukVIEWING - stricly by appoinment through Webbers Fine & Country South Molton office on - Click here to reveal phone number - ain houseEntrance Hall 16'9" x 11'10" (5.1m x 3.6m).Kitchen/breakfast room 17'8" x 16'11" (5.38m x 5.16m).Family room 19'1" x 17' (5.82m x 5.18m).Dining Room 16'9" x 16'1" (5.1m x 4.9m).Drawing Room 16'1" x 15'5" (4.9m x 4.7m).Utility Room 1 15'5" x 10'5" (4.7m x 3.18m).Utility Room 2 10'8" x 8' (3.25m x 2.44m).Cellar 44'6" x 13'11" (13.56m x 4.24m).Master Bedroom 17'7" x 16'2" (5.36m x 4.93m).Bedroom 2 15'3" x 10'5" (4.65m x 3.18m).Bedroom 3 17'2" x 15'4" (5.23m x 4.67m).Bedroom 4 15'2" x 8'5" (4.62m x 2.57m).Bedroom 5 15'2" x 8'2" (4.62m x 2.5m).Bedroom 6/dressing room 12' x 7'6" (3.66m x 2.29m)....Read full description

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