A substantial and versatile Grade II Listed farmhouse, within the Exmoor National Park, complete with outbuildings, a barn with planning permission, gardens, stables and paddocks.
This characterful stone farmhouse, which is believed to date from the late 17th Century, with later additions, sits on the edge of its own small holding, extending to just over 8 acres. The property also benefits from a stone barn with planning permission for a one bedroom dwelling and, attached to the main house is a ground floor annex, which could be easily reincorporated to the main house if required.
The house includes many original features such as a large inglenook fireplace, wooden beams and mullion windows. Glorious views are enjoyed over rolling countryside as far as the Bristol Channel and Wales in the distance. With a spacious and adaptable layout, the property provides ideal family accommodation, and wonderful gardens and grounds, all of which complement the atmosphere and versatility of the property.
Approached via a no-through-road, the driveway leads to a yard with ample parking for serval vehicles, giving access to the front door via stone steps and a path leading to the front of the house. The hallway leads to a charming study to the left, with wood burning stove and patio door to the garden. From this room one can also gain entry to the annex. To the right there is a large sitting room with a second wood burning stove and more access to the garden. The kitchen, with built in units, double sink and an oil fired Aga has room for dining. French doors lead onto a charming patio area. Off the kitchen is a utility room, office and downstairs cloakroom.
On the first floor is a wide landing leading to four double bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room, two beautifully modernised bathrooms, and an ironing room/nursery. There is good attic space running the length of the house allowing storage. The annex has its own front door off a shared front garden and comprises a hallway and kitchen area, sitting room with a wood burner and a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room.
The majority of the grounds are to the rear of the property with a large south facing patio and timbered steps leading to the main garden. This is laid mainly to lawn with mature trees and shrubs, an enclosed vegetable garden and a pretty sitting area with wooden pergola. From the top of the garden there are beautiful views across Exmoor and, on a clear day, over to Wales. There is vehicular access to a substantial gated and fenced paddock divided into three and with useful stables. A public footpath runs along one side of the paddock for a short way. To the front of the property is a lawn area, parking for several cars, 2 garages, a workshop/stable as well as a good sized barn with Planning Permission for conversion. for further details, please contact the agents, or search the following planning ref: 6/26/21/102LB and 6/26/21/101.
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With character a plenty, spectacular views and wonderful walks and outriding from the doorstep, Leighland House captures the very essence of this magical location.Chris CliffordProperty agent