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Sampsons Farmhouse, Preston

Asking Price Of £525,000

In a nutshell

  • Detached, thatched farmhouse
  • Sympathetically renovated throughout
  • Remaining characterful features
  • Spacious and light living room
  • Separate dining room
  • Study, Downstairs WC, Utility room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances
  • Five double bedrooms, three with ensuite shower rooms
  • Vast, versatile stone garage
  • Level garden

A rare opportunity to purchase this sympathetically renovated, Grade II listed, early 16th century thatched farmhouse, with five bedrooms, three with ensuite shower rooms, a garden and a large and versatile detached garage, one of five individual properties in a former farm complex, in the hamlet of Preston near Kingsteignton, in the heart of the Devon countryside, yet with easy access to nearby cities, towns and major transport routes.

The details

A rare opportunity to purchase this sympathetically renovated, Grade II Listed, early 16th century thatched farmhouse, with five bedrooms, three with en-suite shower rooms, a garden and a large and versatile detached garage, one of five individual properties in a former farm complex, in the hamlet of Preston near Kingsteignton, in the heart of the Devon countryside, yet with easy access to nearby cities, towns and major transport routes.

This stunning property, with looks straight from the cover of a chocolate box, has been fully renovated, with quality fixtures and fittings used throughout, is spacious, oozes history and character, and retains original features such as two large, stone, inglenook fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams and rafters, and three plank and muntin screens which make the property one of the most unique Devon Long Houses in the county. It has been described as “a fine evolved house of medieval origins, with numerous surviving features of interest”. Totally unique.

A gated entrance provides access to the wide, shared gravel driveway providing plenty of additional parking, and decorative block-paving leads to the entrance, with an impressive solid oak front door with black iron studs and furniture. Inside, it is like stepping back in history. The hallway has a low ceiling, dark, plank and muntin screens on both sides, illuminated by feature spot lighting, and an original solid wooden door to the rear patio. The living room is spacious and filled with light from two large windows to the front of the property, has low ceilings and deep sills through uneven, thick walls. A fabulous, vast, stone inglenook fireplace has a recess to one side, a solid slate hearth and a beaten copper hood above a cast iron grate, wonderful with a roaring fire on a dark winter night.

The dining room is of a generous size, with wooden panels on two sides, and another original fireplace makes a wonderful feature; a truly grand venue for a dinner party or family celebration. There is a staircase which spirals to the upstairs, and a door leads into a study, with plenty of light from two large windows, making a great home office. An inner hallway leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, spacious with solid oak worktops along two walls, and an extensive range of cream, high and low-level units providing ample storage. There is a door to the patio at the rear of the property, and a matching island, at the centre of the room, has more worktop space and a breakfast bar, perfect for informal dining. There is an integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer, and a utility room has more worktop with plumbing beneath for washing machine and tumble drier. There is a door to the outside and another to a convenient downstairs cloakroom with a WC and basin.

A staircase at the end of the entrance hallway has a room on a half landing, which would make a great nursery or play room, and upstairs an impressive landing runs the length of the building with dark-stained roof timbers contrasting perfectly with the brilliant-white walls and ceilings. There are five double bedrooms, three with en-suite shower rooms, all of which are very individual and full of character, with solid-oak doors and wrought-iron handles. A spacious family bathroom has a tiled floor, a bath, with a shower attachment, a pedestal basin, a WC, and a cupboard containing a hot water cylinder and a modern gas boiler.

Outside, there is a large, flagstone-paved patio, ideal for outside dining, a good-sized lawn and a large detached, stone garage; a versatile building which would also make a great workshop or studio, subject to the necessary planning consent.

Sampsons Farm

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Newton Abbot

79 Queen St
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 2AU

01626 362 246

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