ENTRANCE RECEPTION AREA (From yard)
14' 2'' x 8' 4'' (4.31m x 2.54m)
With a fine Italian porcelain tiled floor and a splendid old earthenware sink on bricks stand. Oak stable door (back door) leading to yard. Part boarded walls. Radiator. Windows on either side. Exposed stone walling. Oak and ash staircase leading to:
17' 0'' x 13' 8'' (5.18m x 4.16m)
With a wonderful vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Four windows providing natural light. Telephone point. Stable door to outside with steps down to courtyard and a fine sold oak plank floor.
10' 2'' x 8' 3'' (3.10m x 2.51m)
With a Worcester Bosch ground source heat pump central heating exchanger units providing hot water as well as heating. The continuation of the Italian porcelain tiled floor. Earthenware ceramic sink. Upvc double glazed window to the side together with a long work surface having space for domestic appliances under including plumbing and space for an automatic washing machine and dishwasher. There is also space in here for a tall fridge/freezer.
15' 0'' x 15' 0'' (4.57m x 4.57m)
This is a magnificent double aspect room with fine views over the gardens, grounds, farmland and hills in the distance. Superb open stone inglenook fireplace with bread oven and inset multi-fuel wood burner together with a heavy oak beam over. (Mentioned in the Grade II Listing document.) Fine rather rare cross-beamed ceiling. A dresser based style unit with wood work surface together with drawers and cupboards below. Space for a range cooker. Free standing base unit with slate style work surfacing together with cupboards and shelves below. Additional wooden work surface with double ceramic sink unit and wood drainer together with cupboards below. Continuation of the splendid Italian porcelain tiled floor. More exposed stonework. Recessed display shelving. Television point. Ample power points. Natural wood door leads to:
With upvc door to the porch at the front. Exposed stone walling. Tiled floor. Panelled natural wood door to:
15' 1'' x 14' 7'' (4.59m x 4.44m)
With a natural slate tiled floor. This is a wonderful double aspect room with lots of natural light coming in from the windows which have shutters and from where there are some fabulous country views. Fine inglenook stone fireplace with stoned cobbled hearth and inset wood burner. Heavily exposed timber beamed ceiling. Radiator.
With upvc double glazed front door which is half glazed. Lovely old staircase with stick bannisters leads to the first floor. Slate style tiled floor. Radiator. Panelled door leading to:
With low level suite, wash basin. Tiled floor. Part tiled walls. Useful understairs storage area. Radiator.
15' 2'' x 14' 9'' (4.62m x 4.49m)
This is another wonderful double aspect room with magnificent country views. Pretty old bay window with shutters together with two double glazed natural wood framed windows in the gable end. Engineered oak boarded floor. Also an old stone fireplace with multi-fuel wood burner and oak beam over together with further exposed timbers. Wood stripped four panelled door. Old style radiator.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
With two windows to the rear overlooking the courtyard. Slate style tiled window sills. Access to loft space.
There is power and a BT point for wireless modem in the loft area with Cat 5 internet lines provided into bedroom 4 and the workroom/former granary. There is also a television distribution amplifier with cabling to the kitchen, two sitting rooms and bedrooms 2, 3 and 4.
15' 7'' x 14' 10'' (4.75m x 4.52m)
A fine double aspect room with stunning country views. Former fireplace recess with old beam over. Radiator.
12' 0'' x 9' 8'' (3.65m x 2.94m) 'L' shaped
Also with a window from where there are fabulous country views. Radiator.
12' 7'' x 10' 4'' (3.83m x 3.15m)
Also with wonderful views. Radiator.
With a three piece white suite including an electric shower over the bath together with screen, etc. Obscured glazed window. Exposed timber beam. Chrome towel rail.
15' 4'' x 11' 6'' (4.67m x 3.50m)
This is another wonderful room with fabulous country views and exposed ceiling timbers. Fine natural wood boarded floor. This room also has an en suite.
With shower cubicle having mixer and a high flush WC together with a square wash basin on a wooden frame.
SEPARATE SHOWER ROOM
With shower cubicle, mixer and chrome towel rail.
The property is approached over its own good concreted driveway from the lane which leads down into a courtyard at the rear of the farmhouse which provides lots of parking and turning space. Also from here there is direct access to the detached stone and cob barn 37' 0'' x 14' 0'' (11.27m x 4.26m) which is currently used as a workshop and garage which has power laid on and consent for the addition of a first floor. This is an excellent building with all sorts of potential for a number of uses, it is considered perfect for anyone with hobbies or possibly someone who wishes to work from home and there may even be (subject to consents) potential for other uses too. The paddocks can also be accessed from the rear courtyard via gateways and there is also concreted access which leads along the side of the farmhouse on to a former 'drangway' which is likely to be an original path or access way leading down through the valley and into the village of Lapford but which now provides access to the paddocks and orchard.
The formal gardens directly adjoin the property on the south-eastern side and includes gently sloping lawns with pretty shrub and flower borders part bounded by stone and block walling and mature hedgerows. There is an adjoining garden which is also partly lawned and part tilled for vegetables and fruit. Beyond the garden area there is access to the previously mentioned drangway and then to the east of the farmhouse, the useful paddocks, all of which have water and are ideal for grazing.
The old orchard area is also gently sloping and includes mature cider apple trees and mature pear tree, assorted eating and cooking apples together with a cherry tree. Hedges and boundaries include hazel, cob and damson trees.
1. A copy of the Grade II Listing is available on request
2. Hele Farmhouse has a County Parish Holding Number allocated by the rural payments agency number 10/310/0119.
3. Driveway and access is owned by Hele Farmhouse but with rights of way for three other properties being the former buildings of the original farm which are now converted to dwellings.