Frogpool is a unique and extensively renovated Grade 2* listed detached property. With parts believed to date back to 1450, it offers flexible and expansive living space that has characterful ambiance in abundance. The property is situated within a secluded and highly desirable village location adjacent to open countryside yet also extremely accessible, and it offers great flexibility as a family dwelling.
Internally the immaculately presented accommodation reaches 162sqm/1,750sqft with four sizeable double bedrooms, three reception rooms, a sitting room & dining room connected by a cross passage hall with plank & muntin screens & a snug area. There is also a large Ashgrove country kitchen with granite worktops & a first generation 1940’s refurbished Rayburn, plus a family bathroom including an antique ‘ball & claw’ slipper bath and a modern shower room with WC downstairs.
Frogpool is bursting with charming period features often found in older properties such as heavily beamed ceilings, exposed timbers, two inglenook fireplaces and a bread oven. Originally an Open Hall House dating from the mid-1400s, the property also has an exceptional range of much rarer, unique & in some cases ancient characteristics. These include the complete survival of a Medieval thatched roof underneath the modern thatch, (considered ‘remarkable on a European level’), cruck beams, many hand-carved wooden pegs/plugs, a wooden arch, three plank & muntin screens, an 18th century walled Salt Cupboard, and ancient symbolic or artisan carvings.
The property is situated on the village edge on a south-facing sizeable plot of about 0.25 acres with real seclusion, peace & privacy in the beautifully created, low maintenance gardens – yet it is only a short drive from the A3072 providing easy access/short distance to amenities at Crediton, farm shops, village schools & pubs with Tiverton & Exeter only a 20-minute drive away. The location has a small but thriving community with a church, village hall, various clubs & societies.
The adjacent ‘Victorian School Room’ is a further spacious and highly characterful detached outbuilding. Planning Permission & Listed Building Consent is already in place to add a shower room, WC & wood burning stove, thus creating a possible separate annexe (for an elderly relative or family member). It could also be used as a home office, games or cinema room, workshop or studio. With ‘Change of Use’ permission, this unique building could also offer a very useful income stream as a holiday let or via Airbnb.
Frogpool also currently includes within its grounds a specially commissioned, bespoke Shepherd’s Hut made (2018) by the globally leading manufacturer ‘Plankbridge.’ This is a mobile, non-permanent feature, it is included within the asking price, or owners could possibly remove if it isn’t of interest to the purchaser. There is also a large single garage with mezzanine storage and an integral side workshop. Most unusually for a property of this nature, it boasts a gravelled parking space for up to ten further vehicles.
Historic Report Available. Frogpool has a fascinating history and has been meticulously restored with all necessary Listed Building and Historic England Consents in place. An exhaustive specialist report by ‘Keystone Historic Buildings Consultants (2020)’ will be available for interested buyers to view on site.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: F (£3,203pa)
Utilities: Mains electric, water, telephone & broadband
Broadband within this postcode: Superfast Enabled
Drainage: Private Treatment Plant (2019)
Heating: Wood burning stove & night storage heaters
Listed: Grade II*
DIRECTIONS: For Sat-Nav use EX17 4AX
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