Crediton 11 miles, Exeter 18 miles (approximately)
Detached Period Residence
• Commodious Accommodation (With Great Potential) • Peaceful Idyllic Setting • Listed Grade II • Wonderful Country Views • Elegant Reception Hall Way • Utility Room • Farmhouse Kitchen • Dining Room • Sitting Room • Old Larder With Cobbled Floor • 5 Bedrooms • 3 En Suites • Family Bathroom • Lawn Gardens • Useful Outbuildings & Leanto • In All Approaching 1.3 Acres approximately • er-e
The garden principally laid to lawns on varied levels, interspersed with well established trees - including a copper beech, silver birches, fir trees, fruit trees. The front part of the house is a simple Georgian style, with large 16 pane sash windows to the main rooms - making the rooms light and airy. The back part of the house is possibly 13th/14th Century origins (see Historical notes). This part of the house has many interesting features. There are substantial block built buildings running alongside the Northern boundary of the property, with access to the private lane behind.
Grounds Great Foldhay enjoys considerable privacy being approached over about 1/2 mile private lane, leading to its own driveway via a white 5 bar gate. Inside to the left is a magnificent weeping willow tree. The driveway is of stone chippings and has plenty of room for a number of vehicles. Also a generous open fronted garage beside a substantial 8' high stone built wall which runs from the south west corner of the front lawn to the south west corner of the front of the house. There is a lovely archway here through which there are glimpses of the beautiful view which can be enjoyed from the private lawn beyond.
Georgian Entrance Door Sheltered by a glazed porch opening into the
West Hallway5'3" wide (1.6m wide). Features an original pine fitting with hat and coat hooks. A door to the right leads to the
Sitting Room18'5" x 16'6" (5.61m x 5.03m). An elegant light and airy room, with a south facing 16 pane sash window, a window seat and original pine shutters in working order. An attractive marble surround to the open fireplace with slate hearth. Arched recess to either side of the chimney breast, the upper left side recess fitted with bookshelves, the right hand recess a 12 pane westerly facing sash window. On the east side of the room, a tall original Georgian door leads to the
Principal Hallway18'5" x 12'2" (5.61m x 3.7m). Double pine doors open out to the front lawn. An elegant staircase leads to the first floor. Telephone point and night storage heater. A door near the back of the hall on the east wall leads to what was a large
Dining RoomNow, through a door to the right 18'4" (5.59m) x 11'10" (3.6m). A south facing wonderfully light room, with a 16 pane sash window looking out onto the lawns and beautiful surrounding countryside. Attractive stone fireplace with open grate and electric storage heater. From the dining room into the
East Hallway With radiator. An east facing stable style door opening into the garden, and a secondary staircase to the first floor. In the north wall a door to the
3rd Reception/former Salting Room17'9" x 14' (5.4m x 4.27m). Has a wonderful cobbled floor and a lovely old easterly facing casement window. Numerous electrical sockets. A door in the west wall leads to the
Utility Area20'9" x 9'10" (6.32m x 3m). The main floor is made up of lovely old flagstones. A good sized walk in Larder off. Airing cupboard with hot water tank. Step up into further washing area. Another old casement window looking to the north of the property. To the right of the window the
Back Entrance Opening into an enclosed fenced yard. Inside again a door to the left into the
Log Shed11'8" x 10'10" (3.56m x 3.3m). (originally a washroom with a wood fired clothes boiler) Into the utility again, a door in the west wall leads to the
Farmhouse Kitchen18'10" x 13'6" (5.74m x 4.11m). The most important feature here is a large granite fireplace (approximately 10' wide) and a large bread oven to the right, nearly all hidden behind a brick wall built up over 60 years ago. In front of the brick wall is a sold fuel Rayburn with back boiler which heats the hot water, 7 radiators upstairs and 3 pump assisted radiators downstairs. In 1990 the kitchen was fitted with a range of floor and wall cupboards, work tops, stainless steel sinks and a four ring electric hob with oven underneath. A door on the south wall leads back to the
West Entrance HallA passageway 29'6" (A passageway 9m). Long leads to the back of the principal hallway
First Floor Accommodation Approached from the Principal Hallway via the main staircase 3'8" wide (1.12m). A handsome mahogany handrail with delicate pine banisters known as a "string staircase" continues up and around the stair well forming a lovely balustrade on the
Principal Landing18'7" x 12'2" (5.66m x 3.7m). A beautiful light area with a 12 pane sash window offering delightful rural views. Hatchway to the roof void.
Bedroom 114'11" x 10'10" (4.55m x 3.3m). Beautiful 16 pane sash window with wonderful views. An intriguing 'cupboard in the wall'. Radiator. Interconnecting door into the
Dressing Room16'10" X 8'5" (5.13m X 2.57m). And thence en suite bath/shower room Panel bath with tiled surround and shower cubicle with Mira fitting and folding door. Low flush w.C. And pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator, strip wall light.
Bedroom 218'6" (5.64m) x 12'3" (3.73m) (off the eastern landing). A beautifully light room with 16 pane sash window overlooking the gardens and surrounding countryside. Electric night storage heater. Also off the
Eastern Landing12'6" x 6'2" (3.8m x 1.88m). The secondary airing cupboard to the
Bathroom 2 & W.C. Combined Panel bath with tile surround. Pedestal wash hand basin and low flush w.C. Electrically heated towel rail, fan heater, strip wall light and easterly facing window.
Bedroom 317'11" x 12'4" (5.46m x 3.76m). Easterly facing window overlooking the gardens. Radiator. Return door to the
Rear Landing21' x 4'3" (6.4m x 1.3m). Radiator and exposed ceiling beam.
Bathroom 313'2" x approx 8' (4.01m x approx 2.44m). Panel bath with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back and low flush w.C. Radiator.
Bedroom 413'1" x 12'3" (3.99m x 3.73m). A northerly facing sash window and wash hand basin and vanity unit.
Bedroom 518'1" (5.51m) x 15' (4.57m) (includes En Suite Shower Room). A westerly facing sash window overlooking the entrance driveway and gardens. Pretty cash iron Victorian style fireplace with pine wood surround. Radiator. Opening to the
En Suite Shower Room & W.C.6'3" x 6'9" (1.9m x 2.06m). Shower cubicle with Mira fitting. Pedestal wash hand basin and low flush w.C. Strip wall light with shaver socket. Radiator.
*Agents Note: We understand that approximately 12 acres adjoining pasture and a large agricultural building may be available by separate negotiation.
Cross a little stone bridge, turn immediately right to Great Foldhay, over a cattle grid up a concreted driveway about 1/2 mile to the white entrance gate.