• Stunning Georgian Residence
  • Wealth of character and charm
  • Converted stables providing income
  • Walled garden
  • Approx 5.7 acres
  • Equestrian potential with stables and outbuildings
  • Holiday cottage
  • Further development potential


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Tenure: Freehold

This remarkable property is steeped in history, having been largely built by the former owner of Lapford Mill. The current owners have developed the property, with numerous possibilities of further development if desired and income generation opportunities.

This property has been developed with energy efficiency in mind, with a ground source heat pump, solar PV panels, an electric Economy 7 Aga, and in addition to this, a well supplies the water to the WCs and the garden irrigation system.

The main accommodation of this former bed and breakfast has five bedrooms, four of which have en-suites. There is also a separate holiday cottage adjoining the main farmhouse, which can be closed off or accessed via the main accommodation, making it perfect for rental or guest accommodation. There are also stables which have been converted into charming self-contained accommodation, which currently provide additional lettings income. There are further stables which could be developed in the same way, if required.

Upon entering the property, a wide entrance hallway provides access to the charming and spacious breakfast room with its beautifully curved bay fronted window and window. A perfect place to be warmed by the woodburner, which is set within a spectacular inglenook fireplace.
A secondary reception room also leads from the entrance hallway and is an elegant and inviting space which also has a beautifully curved window seat. It features a wood burner, adding warmth and charm to the room.

The farmhouse style kitchen is generously sized with ample storage and plenty of space for a large dining table and chairs in the centre of the room. There are two windows, one of which benefits from a pretty window seat below, looking out over the beautiful views to the front of the property. An electric economy seven aga is set within a striking stone recessed archway and provides warmth to this spacious and well thought out kitchen.

Leading from the kitchen is an inner hallway with a door to the front of the property and French doors to the walled garden. It also provides access to a conveniently located downstairs shower room and WC. The final destination of this hallway is a grand triple aspect room, with an abundance of natural light and pretty views. This versatile room is rich in history having previously been used as a dining hall, snooker room and music room.

Leading from the kitchen, there is further ground floor WC and a secondary staircase up to the first floor, and an inner hallway leading through to the rear of the property. Accessed from this hallway is a lovely snug, a perfect location for a home library or Television room.

There is an interconnecting door leading through to the holiday cottage and French doors that open into a large conservatory, which has a glazed roof and a beautiful outlook over the walled garden and westerly facing terrace and pond, which is the perfect place to enjoy the evening sunsets.

A further inner hallway leads to a utility room with sink, and an impressive working lift with traditional pull across gates. At the rear of the property there is a secondary kitchen with side access.

The first floor contains four great sized double bedrooms, three of which benefit from their own en-suites and one of which provides access through to the holiday cottage. A further attic room/double bedroom is found within the former servants’ quarters on the second floor, which also benefits from its own en-suite. This floor has an additional room currently used as a study, and a useful level entrance to the loft, making access and storage incredibly convenient.

The approach to the property leads you past the apple orchard, broadleaf woodland and six paddocks which extend eastwards and are supplied by well water, lastly arriving at the impressive residence with ample parking to the side of the property. A formal landscaped garden extends from the front of the property, with level lawn and several shrub and flower beds. A paved seating area is perfectly positioned to enjoy uninterrupted south facing rural views.

To the rear of the property, there is a lovely cobbled courtyard which can be accessed from the rear of the main accommodation and the holiday cottage. Through a quaint cob archway there is a rear garden with lawn and a series of period outbuildings, containing the well which supplies the WCs and garden irrigation system, a separate boiler room and workshop.
For those with green fingers, a high walled garden encompasses a large and well organised vegetable patch and polytunnel. An orchard yields a variety of cooking and eating apples which can be stored for many months within a vermin proof apple store located within the cellar.

A raised terrace and seating area overlooking ponds and located in front of the conservatory, enjoys the evening sun.

Branching off from the main driveway there is an area separate from the main residence, with its own courtyard and two stable blocks. One of these stables has been converted into a charming 2-bedroom self-contained accommodation which provides an additional lettings income. There is potential to convert the other stable in the same way, subject to relevant consents, potentially providing further lettings income.

This is an incredible opportunity to own an extensive and flexible accommodation, with opportunities for further development and income generation potential.

Lapford is a charming village overlooking the river Yeo with a thriving community and an excellent range of amenities, including a village shop/garage, post office, pubs, primary school and pre-school. There is also a railway station on the Tarka Line between Barnstaple and Exeter. Nearby, the market town of Crediton has a larger range of facilities including, supermarket, further shopping, schooling and recreational amenities. The university and Cathedral City of Exeter lies some 15 miles away and has a wealth of facilities befitting a centre of its importance including excellent shopping, dining, theatre and recreational pursuits. There are two mainline railway stations at Exeter on the London Waterloo and Paddington lines, and Exeter International Airport is within easy reach.

Mains water, electricity, and drainage.
Ground source heat pump.
Photovoltaic panels.
Well water for WCs and garden watering tank. Economy 7 electric AGA.

Council Tax Band: F


Last Modified 02/06/2024

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