Guide Price £895,000Request a viewing
Impressive entrance hall
40 ft open plan sitting room/dining room/contemporary kitchen
Up to 7 bedrooms for the whole property (including master with en-suite)
Separate annexe (also linked to primary residence)
Studio apartment/office with own shower room
Raised seating area overlooking formal enclosed garden with great views
11 acres of paddocks, woodland, orchard and streams
Driveway with ample parking
Garage/workshop and bike store
From Exeter city centre, exit via Cowick Street and Dunsford Hill on the B3212 Moretonhampstead road. At Pocombe Bridge turn right signposted to Tedburn St Mary. Continue for 2.3 miles passing White Horse Motors on your left. By the Travellers Rest turn right into Pound Lane and then immediately left you will see a private driveway accessed via an electric gate serving Ford Farm and the property. Please do not access through this gate except by appointment only. Oakhay can be found through a further electrically controlled gate, at the top of the drive turning left. The property is approximately 4.5 miles from Exeter city centre.
Oakhay is set in an elevated rural location, approximately four and a half miles west of Exeter, which provides a number of excellent private and state schools at all levels, together with a red brick University and expanding College. The city affords excellent sports and leisure facilities being situated on the River Exe and offering a selection of theatres, cinemas, a museum, beautiful Cathedral, football, rugby and leisure centres, railway links to London Paddington and London Waterloo. Exeter Airport is less than 10 miles away providing ever-expanding air services to the UK and international destinations. Approximately 3 miles to the west of Oakhay is Tedburn St Mary, which provides local amenities including an excellent primary school, village stores, public houses, village hall and a recreational field with football and cricket clubs. The village holds an annual fair. The Fingle Glen Golf and Country Club is approximately 1 and a half miles away.
The principal barn is reverse level with a 40 ft open plan living accommodation on the first floor with a high green oak vaulted frame, light accommodation and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Also on this level is a cloakroom, larder and a door into a completely private raised seating area to the west overlooking the principal garden and countryside beyond.
On the ground floor there is an impressive welcoming entrance hall, home/work office area which links to the annexe, utility room and four bedrooms including the master with en-suite and a stunning family bathroom. Throughout the building there is great character and plenty of exposed timbers. In the annexe there is an open plan living area, cloakroom, two bedrooms including the master with en-suite and lovely triple aspect.
Over the double garage/workshop is a studio apartment ideal for guests and/or as a home office with its own entrance hall and en-suite shower room. Also attached to the garage is a bike store and lean-to wood store.
The property is set in approximately 11 acres which consists of four paddocks which have been farmed organically by the current owners, some woodland, a stream and an orchard with a variety of apple, pear, fig and cherry trees. There is a planted area of fast growing hybrid poplar trees for a sustainable wood source. Approximately 8 years ago, the current owners installed a 4 kWp roof mounted solar array system, which benefits from the highest rate FIT tariff that was made available, resulting in a substantial tax free payment each year. The current owners detail that this payment currently more than covers the cost of electricity, water, sewerage and heating at the property. The new owner will benefit from the remainder of the 25 year FIT tariff payments.
Oakhay is a truly impressive property with a great blend of traditional and modern which now provides a unique and versatile residence with annexe, office, income potential or multi-generational living.
Solid wood door with floor to ceiling double glazed hardwood side panels.
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|ENTRANCE HALL||28'3" x 9'3" (8.6m x 2.82m). A welcoming entrance with an abundance of light and character. Sand stone flooring throughout. Exposed beams and stonework. Bi-fold hard wood doors to the rear. Bespoke built in storage. Contemporary oak floating staircase to the first floor. Radiator. Free flowing to…|
|HOME/WORK OFFICE AREA||13'9" x 8'2" (4.2m x 2.5m). Window to the rear. Oak flooring. Wall mounted shelving, radiator and access to the annexe.|
|UTILITY/BOILER ROOM|| Stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Space for washing machine and chest freezer. Potterton Oil Fired boiler.|
|MASTER BEDROOM||12'10" x 11'11" (3.91m x 3.63m). A generous double bedroom enjoying a double aspect with hard wood double glazed windows to the side and rear. Exposed beams. Twin built-in wardrobes with hanging rails. Radiator.|
|EN-SUITE|| A smart en-suite shower room with tiled walk in shower area. Wash hand basin with mono tap and wall mounted mirror. Low level WC. Hard wood double glazed window for natural light. Extractor fan. Exposed beams and tiling. Radiator.|
|BEDROOM TWO||15'3" x 14'6" (4.65m x 4.42m). A double bedroom with hardwood double glazed French doors to the garden. Extensive range of built in wardrobes and storage. Exposed beams. Radiator.|
|BEDROOM THREE||11'3" x 10'3" (3.43m x 3.12m). An ‘L’ shaped room with hardwood double glazed window to the front. Fitted wardrobe and shelving. Exposed beams. Radiator.|
|BEDROOM FOUR||12'4" x 5'10" (3.76m x 1.78m). Hardwood double glazed window to the front. Wall mounted shelving. Mezzanine storage. Radiator.|
|BATHROOM|| An impressive bathroom with deep bath, mono tap and shower head. Shower area with overhead shower. Wash hand basin with mono tap, lighting and wall mounted mirror. Low level WC. Heated towel rail. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, tiled flooring and hardwood double glazed French doors to the rear.|
|First floor SITTING ROOM||39'5" x 16'5" (12.01m x 5m). A stunning open plan living space with the most fantastic vaulted beamed ceiling, a quadruple aspect room with galleried landing to the rear and enjoying uninterrupted countryside views. The sitting and dining areas have oak flooring, feature exposed brick fire place with cast iron log burner on a slate hearth and timber lintel. Hardwood double glazed windows on all sides, wall inset shelving with spotlighting. Radiators.|
|KITCHEN AREA|| The kitchen area benefits from an extensive range of floor and wall mounted cupboard and drawer units with moulded work tops. Stainless steel five ring gas hob and oven with extractor hood and light over. Inset stainless steel one and a quarter sink with mixer tap and drainer. Space for fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Hardwood double glazed door to patio outside.|
Larder with double glazed Velux roof light.
|CLOAKROOM|| Low level WC, wash hand basin with mono tap, wall mounted mirror and light. Heated towel rail. Double glazed Velux roof light.|
|ANNEXE|| The annexe has its own separate access and is also linked via the home/work office area. Stable door opening to...|
|OPEN-PLAN LIVING AREA||24'4" x 16'8" (7.42m x 5.08m). Enjoying a triple aspect and full height double glazed windows to one side. Double glazed window to rear, oak spiral staircase to first floor. Two radiators. Wall lights. Well-appointed kitchen with roll edged worktop surfaces, cupboards and drawers under and matching cupboards above. Inset one and a quarter stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer tap. Space for dishwasher, washing machine, oven and fridge/freezer. Part flagged stone flooring. Exposed beams. Recessed downlighters. Wall lights. Doors to...|
|CLOAKROOM|| Matching white pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Mirror and strip light over. Flagged stone flooring. Extractor fan. Velux roof light. Radiator.|
|ANNEXE BEDROOM TWO||11'10" x 10'8" (3.6m x 3.25m). Exposed beams. Double glazed window to side. Radiator.|
|From the living area, there is an oak spiral staircase to...|| First floor|
|ANNEXE MASTER BEDROOM||23'8" x 16'8" (7.21m x 5.08m). Another great room with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Triple aspect with far-reaching views. Under eaves storage areas. Three radiators.|
|ANNEXE EN-SUITE|| Panelled bath in tiled splashback with shower over, complete with shower screen. Matching white pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap in tiled splashback. Mirror and strip light over. Low level WC. Extractor fan. Velux roof light to front. Radiator with towel rail over.|
|..|| The property is accessed initially by a shared driveway which leads into a circular forecourt and parking area in front of…|
|DOUBLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP||19'9" x 19'1" (6.02m x 5.82m). With up and over electric door. Power. Light. Tap. Window to rear. Attached, to the side of the garage is a…|
|BIKE STORE|| Light and power. To the side of the garage is access to the...|
|SEPARATE OFFICE/STUDIO APARTMENT|| Stable door opening to...|
|ENTRANCE HALL|| Spiral oak staircase to first floor. Doors through to garage and to...|
|SHOWER ROOM|| Corner shower cubicle in tiled splashback with Mira shower installed. Low level WC and matching white pedestal wash hand basin in tiled splashback. Mirror and strip light to the side. Wall mounted electric convector heater. Extractor fan. Double glazed window to the side. From the hall, spiral staircase rising up into the...|
|FIRST FLOOR|| |
|OPEN PLAN OFFICE/STUDIO||26'7" x 12' (8.1m x 3.66m). Under eaves storage areas. Window to the side. Velux roof lights to the front and rear. This space is very versatile and would lend itself to a number of different uses such as office, guest accommodation or rental income.|
|OUTSIDE|| To the rear of the garage is a lean-to wood store with a hard-standing to the side. The principal garden is to the side of the property and is beautifully linked at first floor level from the kitchen, by a raised patio which is very private and has lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The garden itself is mainly laid to lawn interspersed by various borders and specimen trees, all being enclosed by a post and rail fence. To one side is a herb and vegetable garden with raised beds. The property is set in approximately 11 acres which consists of four paddocks which have been farmed organically by the current owners. There is woodland with a stream, which provides a wonderful habitat for wildlife. A small orchard with variety of fruit trees. There is also a planted area of fast growing hybrid poplar to ensure a sustainable wood source for the wood burner. The land lends itself to a variety of uses including equestrian or stock rearing.|
|SERVICES|| Mains electric, mains water, private drainage, oil storage tank.|
|AGENTS NOTE|| The vendor advises that the property has the benefit of a rights of way over and along the private lane owned by Ford Farm for access to Oakhay, subject to a contribution to maintenance and repairs|