An idyllically situated and beautifully presented Victorian farmhouse with holiday cottage and fantastic views across the Exe Valley. Spacious well appointed house. Reception hall. 2 Large reception rooms. Cloakroom. Kitchen/Breakfast room. Study. 4 Bedrooms. 3 Bathrooms. Established Gardens. Large self-contained holiday house with garden. EPC Band E.
Redgates Farm is situated amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside in the renowned Exe Valley on the edge of Bickleigh village. The area is very popular with its easy access to Exeter, Tiverton and the motorway/rail network. Within Bickleigh there is a well-regarded primary school, church, vineyard, two public houses and Bickleigh Mill and restaurant.
Tiverton (3 miles) offers an excellent range of day to day facilities including a hospital, doctors surgeries, sixth form college and a range of state schools, together with Blundell's School, an independent school which offers discounts to local pupils.
Junction 27 of the M5 is easily reached from the property along with Tiverton Parkway providing a rail link to London Paddington.
The cathedral and university city of Exeter lies to the south and offers most leading department stores expected of a large city, together with an international airport.DESCRIPTION
Redgates Farm occupies an elevated position on the edge of the Exe Valley between Exeter and Tiverton and has fine panoramic views across the surrounding countryside. The house itself is a Victorian farmhouse under an attractive clay tiled roof, extended to offer a well presented range of accommodation. Situated to the west of the main house is an attractive holiday cottage which lies comfortably far enough from the main house to maintain independence and privacy.ACCOMMODATION
The front door opens into impressive hallway with attractive flagstone floor and impressive staircase, rising to the first floor. The kitchen/breakfast room is a lovely, light, triple aspect room with views into the garden, and is fitted with an extensive range of painted oak units with worktop surfaces incorporating the sink. Electric Aga. The adjoining utility room has space for other appliances as well as the boiler and range of built-in cupboards and Belfast sink, and door to garden. The dining room is another well-proportioned room with views and two doors to outside. Oak floor. The sitting room is a very comfortable double aspect room with French doors into the garden and attractive sandstone minster style fireplace. Completing the downstairs accommodation is a good sized study, again with oak floor, and cloakroom with continuation of flagstone floor, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
The first floor accommodation is arranged off a large galleried landing, fitted with high quality oak built-in book shelving and beautiful traditional style oak balustrades. The master bedroom is a lovely dual aspect room enjoying fine views across the surrounding countryside with en-suite bathroom comprising beautiful slipper style roll top bath, shower cubicle, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and low level WC. Dressing room between bedroom and bathroom with built-in wardrobes. Bedroom two is another very good sized double room with en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, vanity unit with wash hand basin, low level WC and views. Bedrooms three and four are both good sized doubles with rural views, one with a walk-in wardrobe. The family bathroom is another large room, with shower, panelled bath, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and separate WC with wash hand basin.OUTSIDE
The property is approached from the lane via a tarmac driveway, past a pretty pond with lilies and towards the oak framed car port under a pitched clay tiled roof with three parking bay which lies to the side, with power and light. The driveway continues to Fig Tree Cottage.
The house is set well within its own formal gardens offering seclusion and privacy with an expanse of level lawns with mature borders of trees and shrubs surrounding the property. A raised patio abutting the south and east elevation of the house enjoys spectacular views across the Exe Valley.FIG TREE COTTAGE
The separate holiday cottage offers further accommodation for family and friends or additional income, with the benefit of private gardens and parking.
Octagonal timber framed conservatory opening into the well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room with space for appliances. Range of base and wall units with work surfaces and oil fired boiler. The generously proportioned sitting room has wooden floors with log burner with stairs to the first floor and doors to two bedrooms and a shower room. On the first floor are two further double bedrooms, one with an en-suite, and a separate bathroom all done to a high standard.
The cottage has a good sized private garden, laid primarily to lawn and interspersed with specimen trees and shrubs. A patio area surrounded by borders adjoins the conservatory.VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the agents, Stags, on 01884 235705.DIRECTIONS
From Exeter, leaving the city in a northerly direction follow the A396 towards Tiverton, passing through the villages of Stoke Canon and Rewe. After about 12 miles proceed into Bickleigh remaining on the A396. Continue across the bridge, with the Fishermans Cott public house on the left and continue towards Tiverton passing The Trout Inn on the left. After about 300 yards take a left hand turning signposted Yearlestone Vineyard and Seven Crosses. Proceed up the hill and after about a mile the driveway to Redgates Farm is on the right-hand side.SERVICES
Mains electricity. Private and mains water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.