4 Bed Detached House  Under-Offer  Cove Down Farm  Cove  Tiverton  Devon  EX16  - £950,000

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For sale for the first time in almost 4 decades, this fantastic period Devon Longhouse, is set within a sheltered Valley, adjoining the renowned Exe Valley (North of Tiverton and South of Bampton). Whilst some parts of the property may require some modernisation and cosmetic work the property offers an ideal opportunity to purchase a fine period home within a secluded but not isolated location, on the edge of the beautiful Exe Valley, surrounded by woodland and rolling Devon Countryside.

The property is located within the Parish of Cove. Tiverton with its wide range of amenities is only a few minutes' drive to the south (from which there is easy access to both the Motorway and the Main Line Railway Network). The well-known Devon and Exmoor Towns of Bampton and Dulverton are a short drive to the north, again with superb local facilities and of course the vast expanse of the wonderful Exmoor National Park are close by, offering some 265 square miles of open moorland, deep wooded river valleys, quaint villages and Hamlets and of course on its northern coast, some of the highest marine cliffs in England.

ACCOMMODATION
Timber door, top half double glazed giving access into entrance hall with white boarded polished timber flooring, antique radiator, timber turned staircase giving access to first floor and landing, understairs storage and window to rear elevation.

Door leading off into a lovely large farmhouse open plan kitchen/breakfast room, double aspect with timber framed double glazed windows to rear elevation, timber double glazed windows to front elevation and tri-fold timber framed double glazed sliding doors giving access to front elevation with views across the terraced gardens and across the valley. Polished timber flooring, fireplace recess housing electric Aga, pair of matching wall mounted upright radiators, understairs storage cupboard, heavy timbered exposed beam. Main kitchen end - timber work surfaces with range of drawers and cupboards under and corner display shelving, central island unit, timber work surface with storage under, further work surface with inset single drainer sink unit with cupboards under and tray recess. Further heavy exposed beam, recess for refrigerator.

Door leading off into side lobby/utility area, timber door, top half single glazed giving access to front gardens, concreted floor, plumbing for washing machine/tumble drier, door leading off into cloakroom comprising WC, Grant boiler for domestic hot water and central heating with hot water tank at side. Fly screen single glazed window to side.

Drawing room impressive and feature central fireplace with deep recess, inset hearth, window to front elevation, timber framed and double glazed with timber window seat.

Snug/second sitting room impressive flagstone floor, fireplace recess with woodburner set on a raised brick plinth, range of timber book casing, timber double glazed window to front elevation with matching timber and double glazed door to front. Exposed beams and ceiling timbers.

Pair of double doors leading through into the Study, triple aspect with windows to front, rear and side elevation, timber framed and double glazed each with deep recess timber window sills, polished oak timber flooring, large wall mounted radiator, exposed beam and ceiling timbers, wiring for wall lights.

"As mentioned" off the entrance hall turned timber staircase giving access to first floor and landing. Hand rail balustrade, landing area with large upright radiator, linen cupboard, wall lights, door giving access to

Shower room comprising deep walk in shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin with H&C, WC, timber stripped oak flooring both on the landing, stairs and also in the shower room.

Large open plan Master bedroom and bathroom. The bedroom end is double aspect with timber framed double glazed windows to both front and rear elevation and timber framed double glazed door giving access to rear garden terrace. There is also a double glazed roof light/skylight which makes the most of the fantastic star gazing that can be found from the property. A pair of matching upright radiators, Bathroom and Dressing Room end comprises rolled edge bath with H&C mixer tap and shower fitment, wash hand basin, H&C set into vanity unit with drawers under, large mirror splashback above, shaver socket, further mirror to one wall, recess downlights, heated towel rail and large upright radiator. Extensive range of four double recess wardrobes, timber framed double glazed skylight to rear elevation.

Bedroom 2 - (a through bedroom), single glazed timber frame window to front elevation with striking views across the gardens and valley, single panelled radiator, double glazed skylight to rear elevation.

Door leading through to inner landing area with timber frame double glazed window to rear elevation and door leading through to

Bedroom 3 - timber frame single glazed window to front elevation with similar views, original exposed framework from partition wall which has been left in situ. Painted timber flooring and some painted and wallpapered timber panelling along one wall. Single panelled radiator.

Off the rear inner landing is a further inner landing/lobby area with door leading off into

Bathroom with panelled bath, splashback, pedestal wash hand basin with H&C, WC, timber floor,
radiator, timber frame single glazed window to rear elevation, air extractor.

Former Bedroom 4 - timber frame single glazed window overlooking in part garden and workshop opposite (former used as an office).

Annexe at the side of the main house there is the annexe in between which is an enclosed storage area, open fronted along the front elevation. Please note that at this stage we are making enquiries with regards the full planning consent available to this part of the property. We understand thus far that the "Annexe" has been used by our clients for the sole use of family and friends wishing to stay at the property and for no other reason.

Large open plan main room with extensive pointed stonework, timber frame double glazed windows to front elevation comprises open plan kitchen/dining area/sitting room. Kitchen with single drainer sink unit, work surface with storage under and plumbing for washing machine, recess for cooker. Sitting room area with part vaulted ceiling and woodburner with spiral staircase giving access for first floor.

Off this is an anti-room (has been used as a put up bedroom area in the past), has pitched sloping ceiling to one side and timber framed double glazed window (floor to ceiling), part exposed pointed stonework to one wall.

Spiral staircase off the main living room area to first floor landing. Open plan bedroom mezzanine style with pitched vaulted ceiling a combination of timber work and roof lighting. Timber frame double glazed window to the front elevation, bathroom comprising bath, wash hand basin, WC, window to side elevation, heated towel rail.

Outside - The property is approached by its own private drive (from which the neighbours at Cove Down Cottage have access both pedestrian and vehicular to their property - please see associated land plan). At the head of the drive there is an extensive parking and turning area for multiple vehicles to the side of the main house, to one side of which is a part timber/part blockwork open fronted garage/implement store area with corrugated asbestos roof. To the side of this is an area of grass with seasonal stream and pond from which there is access to the annexe, main house and the other range of buildings.

Outbuildings - There are a number of buildings with the property, in various degrees of condition. The main barn (located opposite the annexe/studio) is a detached pointed stone barn, two storeys, ground floor accommodation measures 7.3m x 6.1m pointed stonework to walls, timber framed double glazed window to side elevation overlooking house, gardens and view. Door, top half glazed giving access to side steps to the garden, heavy timber exposed beams and recessed former fireplace. This building has previously been used as an office/workshop for our clients business now presently used as overflow storage and there is also a night storage heater, power points etc.

Open treaded Stairs giving access to first floor, double aspect with timber frame double glazed windows to side and rear elevation, rear elevation with views across the valley. Exposed timbers, night storage heater, power points (presently used as workshop and table tennis room).

To the other side of the house there is an L shaped range of farm buildings (connected to the house itself). Immediately to the side of the house is a through covered way giving access to the rear of the property and then adjoining which is the main barn, pointed stone construction, part open ceiling part comprising ground and first floors. These buildings may have potential for further development and refurbishment and use but obviously would be subject to the necessary planning consents. They would have been used as barns for animals, feed, milling etc.

The Gardens are predominantly located to the front of the property although there is a rough lawned terraced area to the rear. Front gardens part laid to lawn, part with terraced paved patio areas, gravelled pathways, ornamental pond and raised timber decking area from all of which are fine views both across the valley. To one side of the main garden area is an open air outside swimming pool.

The Land - In all the property stands within about 36 acres (House, Gardens and paddocks etc) The land is predominantly split into 5 main blocks (some gently sloping and other parts more steeply) as well as two smaller areas immediately surrounding the property. Areas of small copse and woodland also form part of the property.

The land and the views are a real feature of the property and contribute greatly to the privacy, seclusion and overall enjoyments of this wonderful setting.

Bridlepath and Footpath - These pass along part of the lower drive area and then spur south away from the property and also north then north east through the upper fields but away from the house and buildings (please see associated plan for their approximate location)


Kitchen/Dining Room 23'7" x 16'1" (7.19m x 4.9m).

Drawing Room 20'4" x 16'1" (6.2m x 4.9m).

2nd Reception Room 15'9" x 14' (4.8m x 4.27m).

Study 15'1" x 12'6" (4.6m x 3.8m).

Master Bedroom 30'2" Max x 15'1" Max (9.2m Max x 4.6m Max).

Bedroom 2 16'5" x 13'9" (5m x 4.2m).

Bedroom 3 16'1" x 9'10" (4.9m x 3m).

Bedroom 4 12'6" x 11'2" (3.8m x 3.4m).

Open Plan Kitchen/Living Room 26'3" x 17'1" (8m x 5.2m).

Reception Room 15'5" Max x 9'10" (4.7m Max x 3m).

Bedroom 20' x 11'6" Max (6.1m x 3.5m Max).


From The Motorway (M5 Junction 27) proceed towards Tiverton. At the outskirts of Tiverton (Main Roundabout) proceed north signposted towards Bampton and Dulverton. You will now being travelling through Bolham and up through the beautiful Exe Valley. At Cove, turn right, proceed up the hill and then take the first left. Travel past Cove House (on your right) and then after a short distance the small lane will turn back on itself at 45 degrees. Directly opposite are two private entrances, the right one to Longham (please do not take), the left hand one to Cove Down Farm (not marked). Proceed up the incline and the property and main parking area will be found after a short distance at the top. Read less




Property Features


Period Devon Longhouse with Country Views

4 Bedrooms including 30' Master Bedroom

20' Feature Drawing Room

23'7 Farmhouse Kitchen/Diner

Study and Second Reception Room

Period Farm Buildings

Annexe for Family and Friends

Outside Heated Swimming Pool

36 Acres of Gardens/Grounds and Paddocks

EPC Rating - E









Property Features


Period Devon Longhouse with Country Views

4 Bedrooms including 30' Master Bedroom

20' Feature Drawing Room

23'7 Farmhouse Kitchen/Diner

Study and Second Reception Room

Period Farm Buildings

Annexe for Family and Friends

Outside Heated Swimming Pool

36 Acres of Gardens/Grounds and Paddocks

EPC Rating - E


These are for general guidance only. You are responsible to confirm accuracy by inspection.