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Oliver Custance Baker
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Property DetailsA refurbished Grade II listed house with full equestrian facilities
Thatched Grade II Listed house
Three reception rooms
Set in over 25 acres
Martin Collins surface Arena
Brook fishing and lakes
7259 sq ft
Golland Farm is believed to have been built in the mid to late 1500s and extended in the mid 17th century. The house has been completely modernised by the current owners and was re-thatched in 2011. Underfloor heating and hot water is provided by a green and efficient air source heat pump and a heat recovery system is installed which provides hot air venting on the first floor as well.
The property contains a number of attractive character features, including exposed timbers and character fireplaces. Surprisingly for a house of this age the ceiling heights are very good. The house enjoys rural views over its own grounds and
across the valley.
Golland Farm is approached over a long entrance drive to a large concrete parking and turning area to the front of the house. Although not used as an entrance, the main front door opens into the centre of this Devon longhouse into the sitting room. This is a lovely room with exposed timbers, a bread oven and an inglenook fireplace with a Villager wood burner. There is a study and a utility room beyond with a cloakroom and a stable door to the rear of the property and an office with a stable door leading to the outside. This office has been used as a fourth bedroom previously. At the other end of the ground floor are the dining room and kitchen. The dining room has exposed wood beams with an Aga woodburner in the fireplace.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a 30 amp night storage four oven AGA and solid oak units with granite tops made by Ashgrove Kitchens. The central island has a dishwasher, electric AGA module and a sink. This is a large room with ample space for a dining table and living area and this room as with most in the house enjoys views out across the valley. Off the kitchen is a large store room/tack room with a stable door to the outside. The current owners use this as their main entrance as it provides direct access to the yard. Beyond here are a boiler room, with stable door to yard and provision for a grooms toilet/shower room. Large slate flags feature throughout the property downstairs.
Oak stairs lead up to the first floor to a beamed
landing hallway where there are three double bedrooms. Large rustic French oak boards with handmade nails, run throughout upstairs. The main bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and an en suite wet room with shower, toilet and basin. There is potential to extend from here out over the kitchen and tack room (subject to the necessary permissions). The second bedroom has a very attractive wall with exposed original stud timbers. Both the second and third bedrooms have oak fitted cupboards. A further family wet room, with cast iron roll-top bath and shower is at the end of the hall.
Outbuildings, garden and grounds
By the house there is a large barn that is currently used for stabling, a garage, a gym, workshop and storage. The latter is let and could provide further income if desired. Behind the main house is a yard and an area with five raised beds, adjacent to here is the orchard. A raised concrete area at the rear of the house is lit and has power for, inter alia, a hot tub.
Below the house is a 55m x 25m Arena with a Martin Collins silica sand and clopf fibre surface that has been installed by the current owners.
The track then opens out into the paddocks, with the fields and ponds beyond. The field and paddocks surrounding Golland Farm extend to approximately 25.54 acres.
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Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at Burrington, Umberleigh has four bedrooms. The property is presently selling at $745,000.
This property is presented by Oliver Custance Baker of Strutt & Parker headquartered in England.