An ancient Grade II listed farmhouse and annexe with spacious level gardens in a delightful rural hamlet. Sitting room with Inglenook fireplace, panelled drawing
room, generous farmhouse kitchen, separate utility room, four double bedrooms, self-contained one bed annexe, mature gardens and lawns, brimming with period features.
Situated approximately halfway between the pretty medieval town of Totnes and the bustling market town of Newton Abbot, is the popular village of Ipplepen and the small rural hamlet of Dainton. Dainton Farmhouse is situated in the heart of the hamlet and is well placed to enjoy easy access to amenities and communications in the surrounding larger towns. Totnes and Newton Abbot, and nearby Torquay, offer a comprehensive range of shops, medical and professional services, excellent schools, churches and eateries, as well as main line rail stations with connections to London Paddington. DESCRIPTION
A grade II listed former Devon longhouse with the majority of stone built elevations, a rough cast render and partially tiled and tin roof dating back to the 16th Century. This property offers purchasers an excellent opportunity to live in a traditional Devon farmhouse with the advantage of a letting income should the purchaser wish to do so. ACCOMMODATION
Entrance hallway with original flagstone floors with staircase rising to the first floor and door to the drawing room to the right. This room is a fully pine panelled room with original concealed shelving units and a pair of double doors leading into the annexe. Sitting room with a Plank and Muntin screen, large fireplace with woodburning stove, understairs cupboard and door to the farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room which has a slate floor and woodburning stove.
The kitchen units are bespoke solid pine with granite worktops and oil fired 2-oven Aga. Belfast sink and integrated Neff dishwasher. Space for American style fridge/freezer and door to rear boot room and further door to utility room with slate floor and plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a further range of base units, together with a Belfast sink and door to the ground floor shower room which has Mira Sport electric shower.
Stairs to the first floor landing which is bright and airy with exposed Cruck beams. Door to master bedroom. This large double room has a fireplace and window seat with built in airing cupboard. Bedroom 2 has a delightful outlook over the pretty gardens to the front. Family bathroom with a cast iron roll top bath with claw feet and mixer shower over. Some stained glass windows.
Bedroom 3 has original cast iron fireplace and door to bedroom 4 which is a double aspect room with views to the front and western elevation. From the landing there is a connecting door to the letting cottage which could be incorporated into the house or securely locked if not. THE LETTING COTTAGE
Situated on the south western side of the property (as shaded on the floorplan) is a separate annexe which could be used for extended family use or let as a holiday cottage. This annexe can be accessed by an exterior part glazed door from the side of the property, leading into an open plan kitchen/breakfast room with a range of fully fitted kitchen units incorporating a Belfast sink, 4-ring Neff electric hob, electric Belling double oven and space and plumbing for a dishwasher. There are a range of eye level units, space for a fridge/freezer and sliding door into a ground floor WC with space and plumbing for a washing machine with Belfast sink and boiler.
Pine stairs rise to the first floor double bedroom which rises into the eaves space with 4 A-frame exposed Cruck beams with door to ensuite shower room with corner shower and Mira Sport electric shower. From the bedroom there is a barn style door into the roof space and an interconnecting door back into the main house. GARDENS AND GROUND
The property is surrounded by its own land with a very pretty cottage style garden to the front of the property and accessed via a block and gravel path leading from the main road or from the main entrance hall. This area of garden could be utilised by the annexe and has well maintained, partly walled, well stocked borders. A path leads round to the patio area where there is a greenhouse with fruit brushes, including rhubarb and a concealed oil tank. There are further pathways leading round to the gravelled seating area with a sunken slate patio with well which was once the water supply to the property. This is now utilised as an al fresco dining area.
The main area of lawn leads from the gravelled area and extends to approximately 0.4 acres. The garden is divided into a large level lawn area with ample space for children's play ground equipment and is partially fenced, banked and with the original stone wall defining the boundaries. There is a slightly elevated area which is fenced off, used as a chicken and duck enclosure around the Pear tree. OUTBUILDINGS
There are a number of outbuildings in the garden incorporating the cabin which is a fully insulated home office with electricity and broadband connection - the owner uses this area as a home office. There are a number of tool sheds and a purpose built kennel for the vendors dogs. There is a former outside WC used for storage. OUTSIDE
There is ample parking in the no through road outside the property or over the private drive which provides parking for at least three cars. SERVICES
Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil fired central heating. LOCAL AUTHORITY
Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4XX. Tel: 01626 361101. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags on 01803 865454. DIRECTIONS
From Totnes, take the A381 towards Newton Abbot. After approximately five miles, turn right just after the village of Ipplepen at Park Hill Cross, signposted to Compton and Marldon, next to the Texaco garage. Proceed along this road and take the second turning left after approximately 0.25 of a mile. The road leads to the quiet hamlet, where Dainton Farmhouse is the second house on the right.