A Grade II Listed farmhouse with holiday cottage and extensive buildings. 5 beds, 2 bath (1 en suite), farmhouse kitchen, 3 receptions. Indoor riding school & outdoor sand school. Stables. 17 acres.
Lower Burston Farm is situated in the hamlet of Burston just outside the village of Bow. Bow has a strong local community with village shop, pubs, primary school, church, community centre, village hall and medical practice. The market town of Crediton (8 miles) has an excellent range of day-to-day facilities whilst the university and cathedral city of Exeter (17 miles) has a comprehensive range of amenities and facilities befitting a centre of its importance. Exeter has mainline railway stations to London Paddington and Waterloo and an international airport. The Dartmoor National Park is 6 miles to the south with its stunning countryside and a wide range of rural pursuits.DESCRIPTION
Lower Burston farmhouse is a detached Grade II Listed property which the Listed Buildings notes suggest dates from the mid 16th Century with later extensions. Of rendered cob and stone elevations beneath a tiled roof, it offers spacious and adaptable accommodation of nearly 3,000sq ft laid out over two floors. The farmhouse has a wealth of period features including cross passage entrance hall, original fireplaces and many exposed ceiling beams.ACCOMMODATION
The sitting room has a granite fireplace with inset wood burner. The formal dining room has a similar wood burner and staircase to first floor. The farmhouse kitchen is fitted with a wide range of units together with oil-fired Heritage Range servicing the central heating and hot water system. At the west end of the property is a family room/snug with 2nd stairs to the master bedroom suite. Of further note on the ground floor is a large utility/boot room and cloakroom.
On the first floor are five bedrooms, the master suite having en suite shower room and dressing room. There is also a family bathroom.STABLES COTTAGE
Across the courtyard is a detached cottage used for holiday letting. This is self-contained with a kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, two bedrooms and a shower room.OUTSIDE
The property is approached from the lane via its own driveway which sweeps down to the courtyard. There are a number of modern agricultural buildings. At the top is an indoor school (60' x 54') and field shelter/horse barn (60' x 42'). Adjoining are a tack/feed storage area (44' x 24'), hay barn (44' x 35') and livestock barn with stalls (44' x34'5" ). On the other side of the courtyard is a tractor/machinery shed (60' x 47') and adjoining wood store (29' x 20'). Behind the holiday cottage is a wooden stable block with five loose boxes (each 11' x 11'). There is also a garage/workshop (53' x 29') and a separate brick and slate-tiled two-room office.
To the rear of the property are formal lawns and gardens with patio seating area. These lead down to a sand school (40m x 20m). Adjoining the gardens is a large orchard area with enclosure for chickens, duck house and large pond. To the south is a large vegetable garden and polytunnel. To the west of the stables is a holding paddock with post and rail fencing. The remainder of the land comprises further paddocks which are level and/or gently sloping that go down to the River Yeo with fishing rights. Overall the property amounts to 17 acres.SERVICES
Mains and private water (well). Mains electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage. Photovoltaic panels producing income of .49p per kilowatt.DIRECTIONS
From Exeter proceed west on the A377 through Crediton and on to Copplestone. At Copplestone turn left on the A3087 to Bow. Continue through Bow and opposite the Co-op stores at Burston Cross turn right into Burston Lane. After approximately 600 yards, the entrance drive to Lower Burston Farm is on the right.