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Whitestone, Exeter, Devon, EX4
Guide price £445,000 | 3 bedrooms | 3.54 acres

Property features

• Rural setting only 4 miles from Exeter
• A characterful Grade II Listed thatched cottage
• 1 bedroom thatched chalet
• 3.5 acres
• Beautiful gardens and paddocks
• Outbuildings and parking areas plus undercover parking in the shippen

A Grade II Listed cottage with detached chalet and outbuildings surrounded by beautiful gardens. Sitting room, study, kitchen, utility, bathroom, 2 bedrooms. 1-bed chalet. Large gardens with pond. Outbuildings. Paddocks.
Pitt Farm occupies a rural location only 4 miles to the west of Exeter and 1 mile from the small village of Whitestone. The village has a Parish Hall that acts as the hub for the community and two fairly local pubs, The Royal Oak and The Travellers Rest. Exeter provides an excellent range of facilities befitting a city of its importance and has railway stations on both the London Paddington and Waterloo lines. Its international airport is to the east of the city. Access to the A30 dual carriageway, which links to the M5 motorway, is only 3 miles. On the outskirt of Exeter, 2 miles from the village, is a local mini-market. A few miles south is the Dartmoor National Park whilst to the south east is the Exe Estuary with a range of water sports etc.

Pitt Farm is a Grade II Listed historic farmhouse enjoying an elevated position. The Listed Buildings notes suggests that it dates from the 16th Century and may have been a late medieval open hall house. The rustic charm of Pitt Farm is extremely inviting, the character and period features married with the beautiful gardens and land offers the perfect rural retreat. A detached 1 double bedroom thatched chalet provides further accommodation or a rental income. Add to that a collection of outbuildings, including a former shippen, provide workshops and storage. The property is set in 3.5 acres including two paddocks.

An open thatched porch with a side window, exposed beams and a heavy timber door opens to a passage. This has a side aspect and tiled floor. A door at the end of the passage opens to the kitchen which has a dual aspect and two velux windows, a selection of units, wooden worktops and exposed beams. A rear utility provides external access and space for appliances. Off the kitchen is the bathroom arranged with a roll top bath with shower over, wc, basin and marble floor tiles. Off the entrance passage is a spacious sitting room with a front aspect, an inglenook fireplace with a heavy beam over, wood burner and bread oven, exposed ceilings beams and an open staircase made of Elm leading to the first floor. Off the sitting room is a versatile ground floor room currently used as a study, this room as a front aspect, brick fireplace and exposed beams.

On the first floor, bedroom 1 is large with a dual aspect with far reaching rural views and exposed cruck beams. Bedroom 2 has a front aspect, built-in cupboard and exposed beams.

A short distance from the cottage is a detached timber chalet under a thatched roof. This self-contained unit is arranged with a sitting room with a wood burner, kitchenette with fitted units and an LPG cooker. The bathroom has a bath with electric shower, wc and basin. The double bedroom has a dual aspect with revealed beams and a further room, ideal as a study or storage room, has a rear aspect and houses the electric emersion heater.

Pitt Farm is set in 3.5 acres. The surrounding gardens of the cottage are a particular feature arranged with established shrubs, a mass of flowers, ornamental pond and a vegetable garden with polytunnel, water and electricity, with a lawned path meandering through. To the rear of the cottage the garden continues, currently occupied by a chicken enclosure. To the west of the gardens are two pasture paddocks measuring approximately 0.75 and 1.6 acres.

On arriving at Pitt Farm is a parking area either side of an Arcan outbuilding which has power and light (32' x 21'). The larger workshop (former shippen) is 50' x 30' of cob, brick and concrete block, with power and light supply. The barn has a pedestrian door from the garden and a pair of vehicular doors from the drive. Adjoining this are the remains of a further barn.

Mains electricity. Shared private drainage. Shared private water. Oil-fired central heating.

From Exe Bridges roundabout proceed along Okehampton Street and continue out of the city towards Nadderwater. Proceed through Nadderwater and turn right after the Royal Oak pub signposted Whitestone Church. Continue for approximately 1.5 miles and after passing the church on the left, the entrance to Pitt Farm is on the right. Continue up the track passing Orchard House and the property will be found at the end on the left.

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