Hobhouse is situated at the end of a private lane within the Dartmoor National Park and is located on a quiet lane between the villages of Drewsteignton and Chagford. The nearest facilities can be found at the popular village of Drewsteignton which offers a shop/post office and popular public house. Whiddon Down is also nearby, again providing a range of local facilities and offering excellent road links via the A30, heading west into Cornwall or east to the cathedral city of Exeter. With its M5 motorway network, mainline rail station and International Airport. A more comprehensive range of facilities can be found in the town of Okehampton, which include a good range of shops and services, three supermarkets including a Waitrose and education from infant to sixth form level. From the property access can easily be gained via lanes and paths to some delightful countryside and Dartmoor walks.DESCRIPTION
Occupying a private position with no immediate neighbours. Hobhouse is a well preserved Grade 2* late medieval farmhouse. It is special for a house of this status in that it aspired and built a garderobe (medieval toilet). Understood to have been built in the Early-mid C16 with major later C16 and C17 improvements. The original early-mid C16 house was an 3-room-and-through-passage plan house. Many period features remain in this delightful home which include a plank and muntin screen in the sitting room, a wealth of exposed timbers and an inglenook fireplace to the sitting room. The original part of the first floor boasts vaulted beamed ceilings and many original windows remain. The property was completely re thatched approximately 7 years ago. The gardens and land (approx 3.25 acres) are delightful and surround the house, and consist of areas of orchard, formal gardens, natural areas and offer two large nature ponds/lakes. A further benefit (slightly offset) is a 2.69 acre pasture paddock, whilst there are a range of useful outbuildings.ACCOMMODATION
Via large oak door to Through Passage Hall: slate floor, exposed timbers, staircase to first floor, exposed granite wall, door to rear garden, doors to: Farmhouse Kitchen: range of base cupboards with brick uprights and tiled worksurfaces over, open shelving, four ring gas hob, double bowl sink and drainer. Oil fired Stanley providing cooking, hot water and part central heating, beamed ceiling, dual aspect windows with bench seat. larder cupboard. Stone steps down to Inner Lobby: stripped floorboards, feature window to rear, door to, Bathroom: white suite comprising Wc, wash hand basin, tiled bath with mixer shower attachment and tiled surrounds. Heated towel rail, exposed timbers, stripped floorboards, window to side. Sitting Room: dual aspect windows with window seat, feature oak plank and muntin screen, exposed timbers, large inglenook fireplace with clearview wood burning stove and cloam oven, exposed granite wall, recess display shelves. Door to Dining Room: secondary staircase to 1st floor, exposed timbers, oak plank and muntin screen, door to: Entrance Hall: wall mounted electric meters, glazed door to entrance porch, which has feature period windows, doors to, Bathroom: tiled bath, pedestal wash basin, Wc, exposed timbers, floorboards, electric shaver point. Dairy: tiled work surfaces with brick uprights, open shelving and cupboards. triple aspect windows, exposed timbers, ceramic tiled floor, plumbing and space for washing machine, tumble drier and white goods. From the main staircase from the through passage hall, stairs lead directly to Bedroom 6/Study: Feature leaded window to rear, vaulted beamed ceiling and exposed timbers, window to front, doors to Bedroom 2: a dual aspect room with vaulted beamed ceiling, airing cupboard with hot water tank, fitted wardrobe cupboard. Bedroom 4: window to rear, hanging recess, vaulted beamed ceiling, connecting door to Bedroom 3: vaulted beamed ceiling, dual aspect windows, exposed timbers, feature wardrobe cupboard. Door to Rear Landing: window to rear, doors to: Bedroom 5: window to rear, exposed timbers, former garderobe (former medieval toilet). Bedroom 1: at the far end of the house, with two windows to the side aspect with views over the surrounding fields, airing cupboard with hot water tank and shelving, exposed timbers, access to roof space, door to En Suite: pedestal wash basin, Wc, shower cubicle with mains shower, wardrobe cupboard.OUTSIDE
The property is approached by a long lane, serving one other property part the way down, and then continuing down to Hobhouse. The front forecourt provides parking for numerous vehicles and is flanked by mature shrubs and bushes, a former well (covered) sits within the courtyard and provides access to the house. Adjacent to the house is a large Granite Barn, which has light and power connected, and is currently divided into a lean to covered Garage/Carport and Storage Barn, with granite steps to a large first floor Workshop and Store. Whilst adjoining the front is a further Wood and Garden Store. Set slightly above the house is a more modern Garage/Workshop with light and power connected, double doors to the front, personal door to the side and windows to the rear overlooking the gardens. The gardens and land are delightful and lie largely to the higher side of the house and continue around to the rear cottage gardens. The higher gardens offer a four bay covered storage area and consist of mature cut pathways and natural areas with many mature trees, including an orchard with a variety of apple trees. A small stream serves two delightful wildlife ponds/lakes, again surrounded by mature trees, attracting a variety of wildlife and providing a delightful backdrop to the house. Accessed from a gate to the right of the house is a vegetable garden with various raised beds, Greenhouse and water tap. Set above the ponds is a covered seating area with adjoining patio offering an attractive aspect. The rear gardens offer a patio area and are primarily laid to lawn with well stocked flower beds, shrubs, trees and bushes, enclosed by mature tees. From here a gate leads to the side, with a five bar gate opening to the neighbours field. Crossing this field is a enclosed pasture paddock of 2.685 acres, suitable for horses livestock etc.SERVICES
Our clients use private spring water, but a metered mains supply has been brought to an adjacent connection point. Private drainage.DIRECTIONS
From Okehampton proceed in an easterly direction and after approximately 2 miles turn left onto the A30 dual carriageway, and at the next junction Whiddon Down turn left off the A30 and follow the signs as if for Chagford. At the mini roundabout turn left signposted Moretonhampstead and Chagford and on leaving the village, take the next left signposted to Drewsteignton. Proceed down this lane for approximately half a mile, where upon the entrance lane leading down to Hobhouse can be found upon the left handside.AGENTS NOTE
A public footpath runs down the driveway to within approximately hundred yards of the property then turns left over style to fields.