Substantial 6 bedroom farmhouse offering flexible living accommodation and extensive range of outbuildings. Rural yet accessible location with attractive gardens and grounds, together with a range of traditional outbuildings and potential for further development subject to PP.
Backways Farmhouse is situated approximately 2 miles west of Wellington set well back from the main road and approached over a shared private lane. It enjoys a wonderful southerly aspect with views towards the Blackdown Hills and Wellington Monument.
Wellington is within 2 miles, where an excellent range of shopping, recreational and scholastic facilities can be found. The County Town of Taunton is a further 7 miles east where a greater selection of facilities can be found.
The M5 is easily accessible at junction 26 (3 miles) or junction 27 (6 miles) providing great links to Exeter and Cornwall to the south and Bristol and London to the north and east. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from either Taunton or Tiverton Parkway. Both Bristol and Exeter international airports are within easy access and provide a number of domestic and international flights.Description
Backways Farmhouse comprises a substantial detached house which is currently run as a successful bed and breakfast establishment (www.backways.co.uk) The property is also ideally suited for dual occupancy due to the layout of the accommodation and two staircases.
The property is constructed principally of stone with parts of cob and brick elevations with roughcast rendering and contained beneath a slate roof. The property is offered in good decorative order throughout and benefits from mainly UPVC double glazed windows throughout, oil fired central heating and a superb farmhouse style kitchen which has been extended. Outside the property stands within attractive gardens which lie mainly to the south and to the north, a private cobbled courtyard provides ample parking and an extensive range of traditional outbuildings with potential for conversion subject to the necessary planning consents.Accommodation
The house offers perfect space for family living and entertaining and is also ideally suited for dual occupancy or ancillary accommodation due to its layout. The property boasts a wealth of period features associated with a property of its age including inglenook fireplaces and exposed beams.
The property is approached through an entrance storm porch with glazed door leading to a cross passage hallway with quarry tiled flooring leading to a conservatory being UPVC double glazed and with French doors leading out onto the garden. It benefits from a ceramic tiled floor, heating and downlighters. Leading off the hallway is a spacious sitting room with inglenook fireplace with brick arch over including bread oven and inset woodburner on a brick hearth. Exposed beams and supports together with glazed French doors leading to a farmhouse kitchen which has been extended to create a light and spacious room. There is a two bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap over with adjoining worktop surrounds and extensive range of floor and wall mounted cupboards and drawers. Space for Range cooker and dishwasher. Dining area with two velux roof lights and glazed french doors leading out onto the south facing terrace. Off the kitchen can be found an inner hallway with original brick flooring and staircase rising to the first floor. The service rooms include a former dairy which makes a fantastic utility room with brick floor, sink and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Grant oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Adjoining boot room again with continuation of brick flooring and door to courtyard.
Leading off the main hallway is the lounge/dining room again with inglenook fireplace with inset woodburner on a brick hearth with beam over. Further exposed beams and stairs rising to first floor. Sitting room again with inglenook fireplace with inset pot belly stove on a brick plinth, quarry tiled hearth and beam over, picture rail and fine views to the south. A secondary kitchen used as a study with tiled worktops with cupboards and drawers beneath, space for cooker and fitted shelving.
On the first floor is a landing with doorway dividing the two sides. On one side can be found three double bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms together with a family bathroom. Off the second landing are three further double bedrooms and family bathroom with separate shower cubicle.Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached over a shared tarmac lane. It leads to a walled cobbled courtyard providing ample parking together with lawned area and fruit cage. A pathway leads to a front door with a walled, cobbled and brick area with various shrubs, bushes and trees. A pathway leads to the south of the property where there are two lawned areas with central pathway along with various shrubs, bushes and trees including a magnificent Wellingtonia and Monkey Puzzle. On a higher level can be found a further lawned area with two vegetable patches and a selection of shrubs. A pathway then leads down to a gravelled terraced area ideal for outdoor entertaining with steps down to a gravelled sun terrace.Outbuildings
Adjoining the property are an excellent range of traditional outbuildings including workshop of brick and stone set beneath a slate roof connected with power and light and with covered area to front. Running along the western boundary is a four bay barn of brick and stone construction set beneath a corrugated roof. Adjoining cider barn a two storey building of stone with brick quoins set beneath a tin roof connected with power and light and original cider press. A further two storey barn is situated in the cobbled courtyard to the north of property and is constructed of stone with brick quoins set beneath a tin roof and connected with power and light.Services
Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.Viewing
Strictly by appointment with the vendor's selling agents, Messrs Stags, Wellington Office.Directions
From junction 26 of the M5 motorway head towards Wellington and at the roundabout with the A38 take the first exit signposted Tiverton and Exeter. Follow along the bypass for approximately 2 miles and at the roundabout bear left and after approximately 200m the driveway to Backways Farmhouse will be seen on the right hand side immediately opposite a no entry sign.