Poole Farm is a substantial period property which dates back to the 1800s and has retained many of its original period features. Despite its age, the house is not Listed and features high ceilings, attractive wooden floors and large windows throughout that provide plenty of natural light. Poole Farm is presented to an exceptional standard and offers flexible, spacious accommodation as a family home. The property also offers significant potential to be be easily divided to create a one bedroom annexe which could be used for additional family members or to provide an income via letting.
On the ground floor there are four spacious reception rooms; a large kitchen/dining room, a sitting room, drawing room and a snug/office. The kitchen/dining room is at the heart of the home, with attractive exposed beams and a bespoke oak kitchen which is well-equipped with an integrated dishwasher, refrigerator, an aga, granite worktops, Butler sink and a central kitchen island with an oak worktop and breakfast bar. Adjacent to the kitchen is a good-size pantry, plus a utility room with an electric cooker, extractor fan, Butler sink and an Americanstyle fridge freezer. To one side of the ground floor is the double-aspect drawing room, which has an attractive wood burner as a focal point, whilst the sitting room at the other end of the house features a decorative fireplace and a large south-facing window that provides the room with plenty of natural sunlight. A snug/office, a boot room and a cloakroom complete the ground floor.
Upstairs, there are five well-proportioned bedrooms. The double-aspect master bedroom is very spacious, with a dressing room and an en suite bathroom. Bedrooms two and three also have stylish en suite shower rooms, and all of the front-facing bedrooms have lovely views of the gardens and surrounding countryside. A family bathroom serves the remaining two bedrooms.
Poole Farm is set in the pretty Devon village of Ash Thomas. The property is conveniently located; Cullompton is just 3.8 miles away, Tiverton 4.9 miles away and Exeter just 21 miles away. The small town of Cullompton offers a good range of shopping facilities including a Tesco supermarket, and several restaurants and inns.
Tiverton has schools for all ages including the well-respected Blundell’s School and Preparatory School. Poole Farm is within the 10 mile reduced fee catchment area for Blundell’s. The town has a good range of shopping facilities with a market twice a week, and there are also some excellent local producers and artisan farm shops.
The cathedral city of Exeter, 21 miles away, is the most thriving city in the South West. The city offers a wealth of cultural activities with the theatre, many good restaurants, the museum, arts centre and a variety of good shopping, including John Lewis and Waitrose. Exeter has the well-regarded Exeter School and Maynard School, whilst the university is recognised as one of the best in the country.
The M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth and Cornwall, the A30 to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are frequent rail services from Tiverton Parkway to London Paddington (from just over 2 hours) and Exeter Airport offers a number of domestic and international flights, including two flights a day to London City Airport.
Poole Farm is approached via a gated entrance and a private drive that leads through the gardens to a large gravelled area adjacent to the house and barns where there is plenty of space to park a number of vehicles. The grounds enjoy a high level of privacy, peace and seclusion; enclosed by tall shrubs and trees. Immediately in front of the house is a terrace, bordered by a raised herb bed, providing the ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining. An established vine grows upon a trellis that creates a covered seating area, overlooking a large area of lawn.
The gardens are perfect for the keen gardener; there is a large fruit cage, a number of trellises and a greenhouse. An area of the gardens has also been levelled for the creation of a tennis court. A pretty stream runs through the land, with a bridge leading across to three medieval ponds which are believed to lead to the name of Poole Farm. The grounds extend further south to encompass three paddocks. In total, the land measures approximately 12.7 acres.
There is a stable block situated near to the house, which provides four loose boxes and a tack room, plus a covered car port. Within the grounds there is also a large agricultural barn.
To the rear of the property are stone and cob barns which can be accessed via the rear drive. Planning permission has been applied for to convert the barns into a residential dwelling. Further information is available from the vendor’s agent.