The Barton is set in a delightful position on the outskirts of the village and forms what was once an important and thriving farmstead. The approach from the village is particularly attractive past St James' Parish Church and along a tree lined driveway leading to the property.
Chawleigh itself is a country village with church, post office/stores, public house and village hall. The neighbouring small town of Chulmleigh is about two miles and has a further range of everyday amenities including good schooling to secondary level. The larger towns of Crediton and South Molton are also within easy reach by car, as is the county town of Exeter, about 20 miles to the south. The Tarka Line which provides an hourly rail service between Exeter and Barnstaple is just over two miles at Eggesford Station.Description
The Barton is a charming and highly attractive, Grade II listed farmhouse of local historic importance as indicated by the neighbouring and fine array of buildings which the original farm and lands once supported. Once part of the vast estate of the Earl of Portsmouth, the house bears the family Crest and datestone of 1877, indicating the date of a historical and major refurbishment at that time.
The current owners have carefully and thoughtfully modernised and maintained the property whilst retaining the many fine character features and it will be found in exceptional decorative order throughout.
The house is complemented by beautiful, partly walled gardens to the front and an attractive, enclosed courtyard of traditional barns to the rear together with a lovely holding of orchard pasture.Accommodation
An OPEN PORCH bears the Crest of The Earl of Portsmouth and 1877 and leads directly into the spacious RECEPTION HALL with turning stairs to the first floor. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM has a magnificent beamed ceiling and an inglenook fireplace housing an AGA. It is fitted with attractive shaker style units with granite worktops, 1¼ bowl sink unit with mixer tap. 4 ring hob with extractor over, built-in electric oven and microwave, space and plumbing for dishwasher and integrated fridge. Central island unit with oak worktop. The DINING ROOM has a feature fireplace with timber surround and mantel, oil fired stove and glazed display cupboards to either side. The impressive SITTING ROOM has a large stone fireplace with timber surround and mantel and a wood burner on a slate hearth. Glazed double doors lead to the gardens.
The REAR HALL has a slate floor, built-in cupboards and a door to the rear. Off the rear hall is a SNUG and a CLOAKROOM with vanity wash basin and WC. The UTILITY ROOM has a slate floor and plenty of room for white goods, Belfast sink and built-in shelved cupboard. Off this room is the STUDY/OFFICE which leads through to a SECOND KITCHEN which is fitted with a matching range of modern units, secondary staircase to the first floor and door to the outside.
On the FIRST FLOOR is an attractive GALLERIED LANDING leading to 6 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, one of which has an EN-SUITE BATHROOM fitted with a modern suite. There is a rear landing with a CRAFT ROOM off and a FAMILY BATHROOM fitted with a modern suite. There are TWO FURTHER SHOWER ROOMS, both fitted with modern suites.The Buildings
To the rear of the house is a range of traditional stone buildings forming a highly attractive, paved COURTYARD. The buildings currently provide useful WORKSHOP and STORAGE SPACE and an OPEN LINHAY is also used as a two-bay car port. The main barn is also fully-boarded at first floor level.
To the eastern end is a smaller, cobbled COURTYARD of stone and slate buildings with some attractive architectural features including external stone steps to an attractive arched doorway to a loft above and a small, cobbled, stone walled yard to the lower side.Gardens and Grounds
To the south side of the house is beautifully maintained and attractive, partly walled garden. The central lawn is bordered by well-stocked mixed beds and ornamental shrubs and trees set against a backdrop of a wonderful old cob wall with thatched coping and a bee bole. A wrought iron gate leads to a small side lawn with a private path and gate to the churchyard and church.
To the south and east of the house is a highly attractive orchard. As a whole the property extends to about 3.85 ACRES.Services
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage system. Oil-fired central heating via radiators.Viewing
Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.Directions
From the A377 at Eggesford Station turn north signposted to Chawleigh. Continue on this road for just over a mile and on reaching Hollow Tree Cross bear right and continue into the village. After a further 1/4 mile turn left marked Sunny Court and after a further 150 yards a sign for 'The Barton' will be found on the left hand side. Turn into this driveway, continue past the four neighbouring barn conversions to the solid, double timber gates that lead into the courtyard.
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