Picture No. 02
214.05 sq m(2,304 sq ft)
Excess of £1,000,000

Gribble LaneRockbeare, Exeter, EX5 2ER


    Key features

    • Farmhouse in need of some modernisation
    • Range of brick built former agricultural barns with planning consent
    • Further brick built barn
    • Two story concrete block former parlour
    • Two round top Dutch barns with mono pitch lean-tos
    • Steel portal frame general purpose building
    • Further land available by separate negotiation

    A wonderful opportunity to make a mark on a fine Grade II listed Georgian country home with a range of outbuildings with planning consent for one detached four bedroom dwelling.

    About this property

    • Ford Farmhouse, although in need of some modernisation, is a stunning example of Georgian architecture at its best. The extensive accommodation of over 4,000 sq. ft. is arranged over three floors and offers well-proportioned high ceilinged rooms with the principle accommodation looking over the garden and beyond. The ground floor benefits from a welcoming entrance hall with two reception rooms to either side. The kitchen/breakfast room is of a generous proportion with a range of wall, base and draw units and a pleasant outlook over the garden. From the kitchen there is a useful study, boiler room and pantry with access to a loft room above. The back passage runs behind the two reception rooms to the front and allows access to the utility room, rear lobby, boot room and cloakroom. The west wing has been modified to create an integral annex accessed via the back passage with a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom/sitting room. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, two of which have en suite Jack and Jill bathrooms. There are also stairs leading to the second floor with two useful attic rooms.

      GARDENS AND GROUNDS
      To the front of Ford Farmhouse there is a level lawn area with a wonderful outlook over neighbouring countryside. A stone gravel path runs along the front of the property to the side garden which is also mostly laid to lawn with a vegetable patch and mature flower beds. To the rear there is extensive parking within the courtyard area, garage and potting shed. There is further land available by separate negotiation.

      BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS
      To the rear of the farmhouse is access to a range of outbuildings for which planning permission was granted on the 29 November 2018 (Ref 18/1095/FUL). Plans available on the East Devon District Council website. The approved planning consent consists of converting a range of brick built agricultural barns into a four bedroom detached dwelling all with en suite shower rooms, cloakroom and a wonderful double height open plan kitchen/dining/living room and timber framed conservatory.

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    Local information

    • Exeter about 6 miles, Exeter International Airport about 3 miles, Cranbrook train station (Waterloo line) about 2.7 miles
    • Rockbeare has a church, an excellent primary school, a village hall and an award winning pub, the Jack in the Green.
    • There are many pretty villages in the locality and the long sandy beach at Exmouth is only eight miles away.
    • Exeter has a fantastic selection of shopping and leisure facilities, including the Princesshay Shopping Centre, a John Lewis department store and a Waitrose.
    • Communication links to the area are excellent, with the A30 dual carriageway connecting to the M5 Motorway and A38 only a short drive away.
    • Exeter has two mainline railway stations providing regular services to London and there is also a station at nearby Cranbrook, providing a direct link to Exeter and London. Exeter International Airport is about two miles away, providing regular flights to UK and International destinations including a daily commuter flight to London City Airport.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Leaving Exeter on the A30 signposted Cranbrook B3174, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the Clyst Honiton bypass and continue onto London Road. At the next two roundabouts take the 2nd exit and stay on London Road. Pass the Jack In The Green pub on your left and take the 4th right onto Gribble Lane, after 0.6 miles Ford Farmhouse will be found on your right hand side.
    • EPC Exempt