Guide Price £450,000Request a viewing
Kitchen with Aga
Utility / boiler room
Family bathroom & separate WC
Stable block comprising coach house / garage, stables, tack room & hayloft
From Exeter take the A3181 sign posted to Pinhoe and Broadclyst. On entering the village of Broadclyst turn right by the Village Green into Town Hill. Ford House will be found on the left hand side at the junction with School Lane.
Ford House occupies a most pleasant situation in the centre of Broadclyst and enjoys a westerly aspect.
The village has a good range of amenities to include a post office/village store, two public houses, an excellent Indian restaurant, thriving village hall, medical centre, hairdresser, church, recreation ground, bowling green and sports centre, along with well-regarded primary and secondary schools.
Broadclyst is just over 5 miles from the centre of the Cathedral city of Exeter, which offers good private and public schools, University, excellent restaurants and good shopping in Princesshay, as well as a mainline railway station offering a link to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. There is a regular bus service to Exeter and Tiverton and junctions to major road networks are also within easy reach.
Ford House is a most attractive property with the main house thought to date from around 1830 and the rear wing is probably earlier, around the 17th - 18th Century. It has rendered and colour washed elevations under a hipped slate roof, with some slate elevations to the rear. It boasts well-proportioned reception rooms and bedrooms, with many original features including moulded cornices, fireplaces and window shutters. Externally it has a well-proportioned front elevation, true to its Georgian origins.
To the side is a stable block comprising a two stall stable, adjoining coach house and tack room with hayloft over. To the rear is a delightful walled garden. Ford House, apart from being very attractive, provides a spacious Grade II Listed family home.
|Ground floor|| Stone steps rise up to...|
|ENTRANCE PORCH|| Latticed sides and seats to either side. Outside light. Front door with panelled reveals and fan light over opening to...|
|SPACIOUS RECEPTION HALL|| Balustrade stairs with hardwood handrail rising to the first floor. Radiator. Coved ceiling and central ceiling rose. Doors to...|
|SITTING ROOM||14'3" x 14' (4.34m x 4.27m). Open fireplace with reeded cast iron back, tiled hearth and mantel over on carved supporting columns flanked by two arched alcoves. Stripped wood flooring. Coved ceiling. Radiator. Window to front with marginal glazing bars and complete with shutters, with views to the Village Green.|
|DINING ROOM||14'3" x 14' (4.34m x 4.27m). Open fireplace with brick surround, tiled hearth and mantel over on supporting columns. Stripped wood flooring. Coved ceiling. Radiator. Window to front with marginal glazing bars complete with shutters and bookshelf under.|
|.|| From the reception hall steps lead down to...|
|LOBBY|| Coat hooks. Radiator. Part glazed door opening to the rear courtyard. Doors to...|
|FAMILY ROOM||22' max x 13'5" (6.7m max x 4.1m). Providing a great space adjoining the kitchen. Open brick fireplace with hearth and deep cupboard to side. Alcove with glass fronted cupboard and shelving above. Further shelving. Radiator. Window to side, complete with window seat. There is a staircase rising to the first floor which has been blocked off but which could be re-opened if required. Part glazed door to...|
|KITCHEN||20'10" x 8'1" (6.35m x 2.46m). Drawer and cupboard units with work surfaces. Inset Belfast sink with mixer tap and wooden draining boards to either side with cupboards and drawers under. Two oven gas-fired AGA. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for fridge. Electric cooker point. Spotlights. Two sash windows.|
|REAR LOBBY|| Doors to...|
|UTILITY / BOILER ROOM|| Wall-mounted gas-fired central heating boiler, also serving the domestic hot water system. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Deep freezer space. Radiator. Window to side.|
|STUDY||8'10" max x 8' (2.7m max x 2.44m). Radiator. Window.|
|.|| From the entrance hall stairs rise to the...|
|First Floor|| .|
|HALF LANDING|| Balustrade stairs with hardwood handrail rising to the main landing. Window to rear. Door to...|
|CLOAKROOM|| WC and matching white wash hand basin in tiled splashback. Radiator. Window to rear.|
|GALLERIED LANDING|| Hatch to roof space. Radiator. Doors to...|
|BEDROOM 2||15'1" max x 12'5" (4.6m max x 3.78m). Blocked off fireplace with mantel over on carved supporting columns. Radiator. Window to front with marginal glazing bars and built-in cupboard under, with views to the Village Green.|
|BEDROOM 1||14'7" max x 14'5" (4.45m max x 4.4m). Feature fireplace with decorative cast iron surround and mantel over. Radiator. Window to front with marginal glazing bars.|
|BEDROOM 3||9'10" x 9'5" (3m x 2.87m). Radiator. Window to front with marginal glazing bars and built-in cupboard under.|
|.|| From the half landing opening to...|
|SECONDARY LANDING|| Built-in cupboard providing hanging space and shelving (concealed second staircase) descending to family room. Radiator. Doors to...|
|BEDROOM 4||10'5" x 9'5" (3.18m x 2.87m). Exposed roof timbers. Radiator. Window to side.|
|BEDROOM 5||10'4" x 9'10" (3.15m x 3m). Fireplace with mantel over (currently blocked off). Built-in cupboard to side providing hanging space and shelving. Spotlights. Radiator. Window to side.|
|BATHROOM|| Modern white suite with grey vanity unit with wash hand basin, WC and P-shaped bath with shower over. Two grey heated towel rails. Opaque window to rear.|
|OUTBUILDINGS|| A pair of timber gates leads to a cobbled courtyard to the side of the house, with raised flower borders to side and double doors opening to the...|
|STABLE BLOCK|| Comprising;|
|COACH HOUSE / GARAGE||17' x 10' (5.18m x 3.05m). With part cobbled floor. Door leading to the garden at the rear and to STABLES 15'8" x 14'2". Two stalls complete with wooden partitions and mangers. Window to rear. Stairs to hayloft.|
|TACK ROOM||8'5" x 4'8" (2.57m x 1.42m). Window to side.|
|HAYLOFT||26' x 15'6" (7.92m x 4.72m). A great space with potential to be used as a games room or office area.|
|FORMER OUTSIDE WC|| .|
|THE GARDENS|| To the front is a pretty crescent-shaped area of garden with a gravelled path leading to the front door, flanked by lawns and enclosed by a privet hedge with Magnolia, Jasmine and Wisteria growing up the front of the house.|
|WALLED GARDEN|| Approached through the stable block, the walled garden is quite enchanting and benefits from an excellent degree of privacy being totally enclosed, measuring approximately 50' x 40' which is mainly laid to lawn. Shrub borders as well as numerous trees including Eucalyptus, Horse Chestnut, Maple, Yew and Fig.|
|OUTSIDE STORE|| .|
|AGENTS NOTE:|| The vendors advise that Ford House is currently held on a Lease from The National Trust for a period of 96 years from 1 April 2002 and in these circumstances the choice of mortgage borrowing is likely to be limited. Ground rent is currently £240 per annum (subject to 10 yearly review) and the contribution for buildings insurance is approx £550 per annum. Please ask for further details prior to arranging a viewing. If you would like to speak to an independent financial advisor, Wilkinson Grant would recommend 'Watson & Partners' who are based in Exeter.|
|SERVICES|| All mains services are connected.|