Thursday, July 16, 2009

Late Medieval Farmhouse for sale in Devon

Situated down a long drive flanked by mature broadleaved woodland, Powlesland Farm, Spreyton, near Crediton is an historic, private and pretty farmstead, surrounded by a superb block of productive land.

Centred around a Grade II Listed, late-medieval farmhouse, it is believed that the Powlesland family began farming at Powlesland Farm in 1274. For over 700 years the family have lived at the property and farmed the land, but are leaving through lack of successors.

The attractive farmhouse has a number of historic features, adding charm and character to the comfortable accommodation, which includes an entrance hall, sitting room with open fireplace and oak screen, dining room, study, kitchen, utility, downstairs bathroom, with three bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. Adjoining the farmhouse is a former garage and log shed, with a tallett above offering further potential.

Outside to the front of the house is a pretty cottage garden with a lawn bordered by mature shrubs to the rear. There is a magnificent former threshing barn along with the former bakehouse cottage with further scope for a variety of uses.

In addition, there is a range of modern farm buildings currently used for machinery and grain storage, with the potential for alternative farm enterprises or other non-agricultural uses.

The land extends to approximately 156 acres of productive arable and pasture. The land, which has good access from internal tracks and direct road frontage, is currently let on a cropping licence for the 2009 growing season.

It is bordered on the northern boundary by the River Yeo and in addition there are pockets of mature broadleaved woodland throughout the farm, adding to the amenity and sporting appeal of the property.

The nearby village of Spreyton has a thriving rural community with primary school, village hall and pub.

Penny Dart, head of Savills Farm Agency, (01392 455747) said: "Powlesland is an attractive holding offering a wonderful lifestyle and commercial farming opportunity."

The property has been launched by Savills Farm Agency to the market, either as a whole or in three lots, with a guide of £1.3 million for the whole.

For more details go to this website.