West Foldhay is located approx. 1 mile from the popular Mid Devon village of Zeal Monachorum. It is a wonderful set-up with access off the private lane to gardens, the farmhouse itself, the adjoining 6 acre field and plenty of parking. The outlook is very green, being slightly elevated, there are views over the surrounding countryside and woodlands. The house has been very cleverly extended by the current owners and is now a large, detached and attractive family home, boasting a modern feel amongst the rolling Devon hills.
Internally, there is plenty of space and light with generously proportioned rooms, most taking in those lovely views. The space has been well thought out for family/rural living such as the large entrance porch with plenty of room to take off the wellies and coats before heading inside. The large kitchen boasts a sociable and practical central island which zones the space well. There is room for a Range cooker (current Everhot not included) and the remaining appliances including fridge, wine fridge and dishwasher are all built in. To the rear of the kitchen is a utility with lots of storage and plumbing for appliances plus one of the two ground floor WCs and a very useful home office, which is out of the way of the main living spaces. The two reception rooms are interchangeable, currently with a dining room with woodburner and living room with open fire and with plenty of glass out onto the decking and garden.
On the first floor are 5 double bedrooms, with the master bedroom having a dressing area with built in storage and an en-suite. There is also a Jack and Jill bathroom serving two more bedrooms and a well fitted family bathroom too. Again, all of the room sizes are good and enjoy the views. Due to the overall size of the house, there is also great storage on the landing etc.
Outside, there is a driveway off the private lane which gives access to the parking and gardens. There is ample parking close to the property with a large hard standing and (subject to permissions) the base is in place for a garage or carport. Provisions for power and water have already been made too. There is a lovely composite deck which runs along the front of the house with doors out from the kitchen and living room. The garden then slopes down to the track at the bottom. The field is located to the rear and side of the house (see land plan) and is approx. 6.6 acres. This can be accessed from the drive or there is another gate further down the track (rights of way are in place for access). A private drive is in the process of being finished to the property however, should someone wish to bring a drive in further up the lane, the rights will be in place to do so.
Agents Note: This property is owned by an employee of Helmores
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Council Tax: D (Mid Devon)
Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband
Drainage: Private drainage
Heating: Mix of woodburners and digital electric radiators
Tenure: Freehold but subject to an AOC (agricultural occupancy restriction) – please ask for details.
ZEAL MONACHORUM is situated 8 miles northwest of Crediton, hidden within vast and tumultuous farmlands. Its name is of Latin origin ‘Cella Monachorum’– meaning ‘Cell of the Monks’. Like many Devon villages Zeal is home to a number of period properties, and buildings that have a strict conservation status – preserving the traditional beauty expected from rural settlements. Its church is old (understatement) (1235, late Saxon) and in its yard is a yew tree rumoured to have experienced a 1000 birthdays or more (not that anyone celebrates). The village is also known for having the most family friendly inn around, ‘The Waie Inn’ – offering great food & drink, both outdoor and indoor children’s play areas, a heated swimming pool, skittle alley, large function rooms (for weddings, parties etc), an astro turf pitch, squash courts, fishing lake and B&B rooms
DIRECTIONS : From Crediton proceed west on the A377, upon reaching Copplestone bear right to stay on the A377. At Morchard Road turn left onto the B3220 signed Winkleigh, after 2 miles turn left signed Zeal Monachorum. Once in Zeal, turn right onto Western Road (opposite the church) and follow this road passing Foldhay Cross for approx. 0.9 miles and bear right, over the small bridge and then right again in the lane. West Foldhay with be found up the first drive on the left, just past the barn.
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