Beautiful Dartmoor farm with potential for development
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Gees Farm, is situated on the western edge of the beautiful, unspoilt countryside of Dartmoor National Park which is renowned for its dramatic scenery, granite tors and wide open spaces that are ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding.
The farmhouse and buildings date back to at least the 15th century and it is believed to have formed part of Sir Francis Drake's Buckland Abbey Estate.
Gees Farm has been in the same family ownership for the last 65 years. The farmhouse and cottage sit on the northern edge of the land with easterly views over a mature line of beech trees. The farmland is central to the hamlet of Sampford Spiney where the pretty Church of St Mary can be found within a 5 minute walk of the farmhouse. Two miles to the south is the village of Horrabridge situated on the banks of the River Walkham. The village has a local post office, convenience shop and pub.
About 4 miles to the west is the ancient stannary and market town of Tavistock, which provides a full range of local shopping and other amenities, including excellent restaurants, and a local hospital. There are good state and private schools including Mount Kelly, which has recently opened its Olympic size swimming pool to the public. The challenging 18-hole Tavistock golf course is situated on Whitchurch Down on the road to Sampford Spiney.
To the south west of the property lies the Tamar Valley area
of outstanding natural beauty (www.tamarvalley.org.uk).
It is designated a World Heritage Site and offers opportunities for fishing, boating, mountain biking and further outdoor pursuits. To the south on the A386 is the city of Plymouth and the ferry routes to France and Spain. To the north there is access onto the A30 dual carriageway, leading west into Cornwall and east to the university and cathedral city of Exeter, where there is access on to the M5 motorway and Exeter's International Airport and national train station.
The house, a non listed' building, is an attractive, well laid out south facing traditional Dartmoor longhouse with three bedrooms in a stunning location. Constructed of stone under a slate roof, the farm house provides comfortable family sized living accommodation arranged over two floors with many interesting features. It is accessed from a stone courtyard, through a pretty front garden with mature herbaceous borders. There is a useful and secure front porch which leads through the front door to a large dining room with original slate flooring and granite thresholds. It is fitted with an oil fired Rayburn cooker in good working order. Off the dining room is a good sized galley kitchen
with terracotta tiled floor, units and a glazed back door to a concrete courtyard. A walk-in pantry is located off the kitchen with ample space and shelving. The sitting room is located off the dining room with a stone fireplace and built in storage cupboards. There is a downstairs bathroom fitted with a bath, shower and WC that is accessed via a coatroom from the dining room. A wooden spiral staircase leads to the first floor with three double bedrooms, the master fitted with a wash hand basin.
THE FARM COTTAGE
Gees Farm cottage was converted from a traditional farm building in the early 1980's. It is a spacious, modern two bedroom property constructed of natural stone with a slate roof. The entrance to the cottage is via a wide stable style front door into an open plan kitchen/diner and a good sized sitting room with a log burner that also serves the central heating system. A traditional, solid pine staircase from the kitchen/diner leads to first floor landing where there are two generous sized double bedrooms as well as a family bathroom that includes a bath, shower, basin, WC and airing cupboard. Outside of the property, there is a covered car port and a very practical large wet-room with shower, basin and WC.
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