A Grade II Listed farmhouse with extensive buildings, one with PP to convert to a 4-bed house. 2,300sq ft. 4 bedrooms, 4 receptions. Permission to extend into barn. Separate barn with PP for a 4-bed house. Outbuildings & Stables. Orchard & Field. 3.4 Acres.
The property lies in a rural location only 3 miles from the cathedral and university city of Exeter, making the property particularly accessible for the facilities of the city including its private schools, Exeter St. Davids railway station, modern shopping facilities and excellent dining.
The village of Upton Pyne is 1 mile. A little further is Brampford Speke which has a fine pub, primary school and church. The property is close to the Exe Valley with its wonderful countryside for walking whilst nearby is Upton Pyne Equestrian Centre which offers modern stabling, livery facilities plus manege and cross country course, making the property perfect for equestrian uses.INTRODUCTION
Great Ley Farm is a substantial detached farmhouse Listed Grade II, believed to date from the 17th Century. Though the house offers comfortable, up-to-date accommodation, the house retains many period features.
Whilst already a sizeable family home, planning permission has been granted to extend it into the adjoining barn to create a kitchen, music room and utility room on the ground floor and, on the first floor, a master bedroom with en suite bathroom plus a gallery overlooking the kitchen below (Ref: 05/0999/FUL).
In addition, consent has been granted for a barn to be converted to a 4 bedroom house (REF: 14/2883/FUL). THE HOUSE
The kitchen/dining room is at the heart of the house with a bespoke kitchen at one end (Ashgrove Kitchens) with drawer and cupboard units, Neff induction hob and Neff fan-assisted oven. Oil-fired 2-oven Aga. Wall cupboards and china display cupboard. Exposed timbers. Substantial stone inglenook with heavy beam over, bread oven plus inset wood burner. Music room and study with outlook to the garden. The sitting room is a fine well-proportioned room with dressed stone fireplace with lintel over and inset wood burning stove. Exposed ceiling beams and exposed stonework. Attractive view over the front garden to countryside beyond. Triple aspect conservatory, glazed on three sides but with solid tiled roof, with French doors to garden and underfloor heating.
On the first floor are four bedrooms, three facing south with far reaching rural views. Bedroom one faces east, adjacent to which is a large dressing room with scope for reorganisation to an en suite bathroom. The bathroom enjoys attractive views over the rear garden.
The CIDER BARN is attached to the house, and has planning consent to incorporate, as referred to above. It is two storeys in height and is divided into two areas (see floor plan) with the lower area providing garaging and the other providing storage including utility area and gardeners loo.THE GARDENS
The majority of the extensive gardens lie to the side and rear. They are mainly laid to lawn with shrub borders, and adjoin farmland on two sides. Paved patio adjacent to the conservatory.THE COURTYARD
This is adjacent to the house and is accessed through electrically operated, double height gates with a substantial chipping turning and parking area. Range of two storey outbuildings for storage, livestock etc. Barns running to the north include dog kennels with run. Car port (25' x 17'). Behind is a paddock with stable block/sheep shed with two stables and tack room (42' x 16'). Poultry house and run.THE LAND
The land complements the property well, ideal for smallholding or equestrian purposes. Beyond the paddock by the stables is an orchard with a large number of apple, pear, plum and greengage trees. Beyond is a level field protected by a mixture of mature broadleaved trees with separate access to the road. Overall the property amounts to about 3.41 acres.DIRECTIONS
From Exeter proceed north and at Cowley Bridge roundabout take the A377 signposted Crediton. After crossing the River Exe take the next right signposted Upton Pyne and Brampford Speke. Continue through the village of Upton Pyne and 0.2 miles beyond the speed de-restriction sign turn left at Pye Corner signposted Jackmoor. The property is on the right, after just over half a mile.SERVICES
Mains electricity and mains water. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating. Broadband enabled.