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Shillingford St. George, Exeter
Guide price £525,000 | 3 bedrooms | 1.55 acres

Property features

• Character barn conversion
• 3 Bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms
• Edge of hamlet position
• Attractive rural views
• Integral garage. Parking
• Pasture field and stone barn

SITUATION
The property is situated in a semi-rural location to the south of the popular village of Shillingford St George, which itself lies not far beyond the outskirts of the cathedral and university City of Exeter at Alphington. The property is one of a handful of properties at Higher Place Farm. There are local facilities in nearby villages and also in Alphington itself. The property is surrounded by beautiful countryside and not far away is the Haldon Forest Park, whilst riding, walking and cycling can be enjoyed in the locality.

ACCOMMODATION
This substantial barn conversion, as shown on the floorplans, offers a wealth of flexible accommodation with an abundance of character features including a large amount of exposed stone walls and numerous historic timbers and beams as can be seen in the photographs. There are two front doors on the front, the right one leading to a hallway with staircase to first floor, shower room plus kitchen with heavily beamed ceiling and exposed stone wall with an extensive range of pine fronted cupboards and drawers, plus Belfast sink. Quarry tiled floor and doorway to rear courtyard. Utility room and access into the large integral garage with an up and over electric door. The left-hand door leads into the other part of the property with two double bedrooms, family bathroom, utility room with doorway onto a courtyard area on the east side of the house.
The two staircases lead to the first floor with living accommodation at this level to take advantage of the delightful views from windows in both directions and the majority of rooms having fantastic vaulted ceilings with beams and timbers exposed. There are two sitting rooms and, at the far end, a dining room with cupboards . Also on this floor is the substantial principal bedroom 1, with en-suite bath and shower room.

THE GROUNDS
On the east side of the house there is access to two raised courtyard areas and with pedestrian access leading to the drive. The property is approached up a private shared drive with the house being on the left with the parking area on the right with room for at least 4 vehicles, and potential garage. From here wooden steps lead up into an attractive orchard with mature apple trees beyond which is the pasture paddock that goes with the property.
The paddock has separate vehicular access from the road the far side plus pedestrian access from the car park. Adjoining the road there is half of a stone barn that goes with the property and provides agricultural storage and scope for stables. Within the paddock the is a small stream plus large Ash tree. Overall, the property amounts to about 1.5 acres

SERVICES
Mains water. Own private drainage system. Mains electricity. There are 2 boilers in the property, one oil-fired and one propane gas. This property will be responsible for paying 25% of the cost of maintaining the private access track.

DIRECTIONS
From Alphington, at the mini-roundabout proceed along Shillingford Road, through the hamlet of Shillingford Abbot and on to Shillingford St George. In the centre of the village turn left, signposted "Parish Church" and proceed along this lane turning right, again signposted "To the Church". Continue for a further quarter of a mile and the entrance drive at Place Farm, leading up to the property, is on the left-hand side. Access to the paddock is further along the council lane on the left.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the agents, Stags Tel: 01392 255202
 

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