Located to the east of Exeter, within the East Devon countryside, The Drive is a private road offering access to the properties set behind the imposing buildings of Farringdon House. Farringdon, to the south, is a picturesque hamlet, just one mile from an excellent farm shop including fish and butchery departments as well as a cafe. The area provides excellent facilities for walking, riding and cycling. Though in a rural location, Exeter, the regional capital of the South West, is 7 miles away boasting great business facilities together with restaurants, cafés and wine bars. The city is well served with a good range of leisure and cultural amenities, including substantial shopping facilities. The Exe Estuary is 6 miles away and the coastal towns of Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth are also within easy reach.
Communication links are good, with the M5 accessible to the west and A30 to the north. There are regular rail services to central London from Exeter in just over 2 hours. Exeter International Airport provides a number of domestic and international flights.DESCRIPTION
North Wing is an elegant residence, being a former wing of the impressive Grade II Listed Farringdon House, once a large country estate and believed to date back to the 16th century. Enjoying some views over the grounds of the main house, the external aesthetics and internal features of the property give a sense of the past grandeur, including the incredible wide granite staircase, high ceilings and large windows.
The well presented ground floor accommodation comprises entrance with tiled flooring leading to the open plan reception room with log burner, providing plenty of space for sitting and dining. There is a further reception room beyond, currently used as a study/gym, giving access to the utility/cloakroom. The kitchen includes a wide range of units, integrated appliances and a door leading outside. To the first floor are 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom; the principal suite includes an en-suite shower room and a walk-in wardrobe. There is also a walk-in wardrobe in bedroom 3. A loft hatch on the landing provides a ladder to a spacious attic (measuring approximately 7.9m x 8.75m with the central height extending to approximately 4.5m) offering potential to convert, subject to the necessary consents.
The gardens are a particular feature of the property; there is a seating area enjoying a south- westerly aspect, whilst to the rear, accessed along the lane, a gravel drive provides ample off-road parking and a turning area adjoining the garden. Predominantly laid to lawn with mature planting, the garden is fully enclosed and includes a large storage shed and a superb tree house.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water. Private shared drainage. LPG central heating. Electric underfloor heating in the kitchen, main reception room and en-suite.DIRECTIONS
From Exeter and the M5 (J29) motorway, head in an easterly direction on the A30 and take the exit signposted Exeter Airport and once off the dual carriageway at the roundabout bear right onto the Aylesbeare road. After a short distance turn right signposted Farringdon. After approximately three quarters of a mile turn right into 'The Drive'. North Wing is set back from The Drive, down a single-track lane.
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