A historic detached Grade II * Listed three-bedroom farmhouse with extensive equestrian and multi purpose barns and an additional listed Stone Barn set in all about 45 acres with superb equestrian facilities and easy access to the A30.
Spreyton 1.5 miles approximately, Okehampton 9 miles, Exeter 19 miles, Crediton 13 miles (all approximate ). London Paddington via Exeter mainline station approx. 2 hours and 13 minutes. Also trains to Waterloo and a rail service from Okehampton. Exeter airport 26.6 miles approximately.
Powlesland Farm is an attractive late medieval private farm with 15thc and 16thc additions. The farmhouse is constructed of plastered cob and stone rubble footings under a thatched roof with productive farmland and superb range of modern farm buildings, some currently fitted out with stabling added by the current owners, which could easily be removed making this a flexible holding. Approached by a long private driveway bordered by mature broadleaved woodland.
Set in 45 acres, the property itself exudes character and history through every room and viewings are highly recommended to appreciate the historic character of this property.
Approached through gated entrance, along a cobbled pathway through a cottage garden. Front door to main hall with solid wooden panelling. Door into sitting room with exposed beams, oak plank and muntin screen, internal oak window frame, granite pillared open fire, inset window seat, built-in bench with large farmhouse dining table (available by separate negotiation). Enjoying views over the front gardens. Drawing Room with oak wooden floor, exposed beams, granite surround, open fire with views over the front garden with oak panelling and door to staircase and understairs cupboard. To the rear there is a study/office with a vaulted ceiling, and views over the rear lawns and gardens. Kitchen/Breakfast room with dual aspect, original Inglenook fireplace with inset Aga with two original bread ovens with solid wooden wall mounted units and under counter units with integrated dishwasher, solid wooden worktops and partial slate/oak worktop. Space for electric oven, fridge and tumble dryer. Dining Room/Utility/Boot Room with plenty of storage, plumbing for washing machine and space for fridge and freezer. Ground Floor W.C., hand wash basin and shower. Useful pantry, additional storage.
Accommodation - First Floor
Stairs rise from the main hall with halfway landing window taking in views over the rear gardens allowing plenty of natural light to the main hall. Bathroom with bath and W.C., hand wash basin, shower enclosure, partial tiled with front aspect. First floor hall with exposed beams and some borrowed light from internal windows of bedroom 3 along with space for a desk, occasional table and armchairs. Bedroom Three with front aspect and views across the front gardens to the Stone Barn and beyond. Bedroom One offering plenty of scope to reconfigure and incorporate an en-suite potentially (subject to any necessary planning consents), with front aspect. Bedroom Two with side aspect, partially vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, built-in wardrobes. From the inner hall second staircase down to the Drawing Room.
With double wooden doors with electricity and plumbing for hot water, central heating and drainage, would suit potential conversion to additional accommodation (subject to the necessary planning permission). Next to the garage is an additional store with an old stable, partial cobbled floor with stone and cob walls. Tallet over both.
Gardens and Grounds
Unmetalled private drive leading up to the farm with estate gates into the gravelled courtyard between the farmhouse and the listed Stone Barn, with manicured lawns, greenhouse, mature well stocked borders wrapping around the farmhouse with orchard area overlooking the valley. Remains of a Bakery/Cottage which is listed in the gardens of the farmhouse, offering some potential in the future (subject to planning permission). Gated entrance into concrete yard with central lawned island leading off to the rest of the barns.
Rear gardens taking in some splendid views over the valley with decked area for alfresco dining with old summerhouse with double doors each side giving views over the valley, ornate pond with wooden footbridge. Separate kitchen garden with solar insulated growing tunnel and enclosed chicken run.
A three-bay general-purpose building with water and electricity currently used as a garage. A large hard standing area for sheep and stock handling.
Stone and Granite Barn (5.2m x 19.4m)
Detached Grade II listed, Granite, stone and cob with cladco roof with huge potential for conversion (subject to the necessary planning permission), with four stables which can be disassembled.
The Shippon (5.1m 23.3m)
Stone and block barn which also offers further potential conversion to additional accommodation or further stabling if required, currently used as workshop, storage, and stabling. Electric power points.
American Style Barn (22.6 m x 18.5 m)
Barn with double metal doors, housing twelve stables with open expanse courtyard in the center. Useful tack room with hand wash basin, hot and cold water, electricity. Each of the stables have individual water troughs. Electric hot water tank for the horse shower. Leading to a four-bay lean-to with metal fronted doors which open up into four sections giving access to outdoor space if required.
Mono Construction Shed and Covered Yard (47.5m x 10.6m) (19.3m x 18.32m)
Partial concrete and stone floor offering plenty of space for feed storage and implement workshop area with electricity and water. Electric hook ups 13, 15 and 30 amp for plug-in equipment.
Dutch Barn (9.3 x 21.5m)
With lean to either side with steel frame. Feed room, electric power point.
Romany Arc Building (10.3m x 29.2m)
Block walls to 5’6” with galvanized iron arched roof above. Part concrete floor. Currently used as an indoor arena (would suit other uses) with water, lighting with both ends being fully cladded with large opening double doors. Internal lighting and powerpoint at either end.
General-purpose Agricultural Steel Framed Barn (19.8 m x 9.1 m)
With part concrete and stone floor, electricity, water and lighting and powerpoint. Built after 2013.
Borehole Building (2.4m x 2.3m)
Constructed of concrete block under a fibre cement roof containing filtration system with UV filter and pressure vessel, oxidizing unit with filter and backwash system and header tank holding 300 gallons (1,300 litres).
Enclosed Padstow Sea sand and rubber school with good draining. Next to the outdoor school is an original well for the farm. Horse walker for four horses by Aldershot Equestrian.
Riding out can be enjoyed from the farm taking a green lane up into the village of Spreyton.
Currently divided into 20 enclosures with wildlife pond at the bottom of the meadow with the valley teaming with birdlife and wildlife with a stream frontage of a tributary of the River Yeo. 17 of these enclosures are grass land with their own water supply. In one of the wooded enclosures there is a two bay box profile barn and a useful field shelter in the pasture enclosures.
Mains electricity, private borehole with 12000 litre storage water tank for the farm buildings and troughs supplying the pasture, with separate water storage and filtration for the main house. Private drainage via septic tank. Bunded oil tank for heating and hot water in the farmhouse.
West Devon District Council, Kilworthy Park, Tavistock. 01822 813600.
By telephone appointment through Rendells Estate Agents, Chagford Office Tel: 01647 432277.
Single Farm Payment
The land is eligible for the basic farm payment.
Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easement
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit including rights of way, whether public or private, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other obligations, easements and quasi easements and covenants and all existing and proposed wayleave pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and whether referred to in the particulars or not. There is a little used public footpath crossing part of the farm which does not affect the farmhouse, the farm buildings or the farmyard.