Rural Devon Longhouse with 4 double bedrooms, 3 main reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, study. 2 bedroomed cottage, swimming pool, outbuildings, mature gardens - IN ALL APPROX 10 ACRES. Read more
Rural Devon Longhouse with 4 double bedrooms, 3 main reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, study. 2 bedroomed cottage, swimming pool, outbuildings, mature gardens - IN ALL APPROX 10 ACRES.
An impressive country house and believed to have been a Domesday manor house, this light and spacious Devonshire longhouse, with an adjoining two bedroom cottage offers an abundance of character throughout and is set in beautiful countryside with stunning views around, on the edge of Exmoor National Park.With 10.3 acres of mixed garden, pasture and woodland, it also benefits from having a number of barns and outbuildings including ample stabling, a tack room (with electricity and water) garaging, space for large horsebox and a heated outdoor swimming pool.Close to the very popular village of Dulverton, there is easy access to shops, local schools (state and public), doctors, hospitals and London (via Tiverton).
Hawkwell Farm, whilst not 'Listed' is believed to date back to the 16th Century and has been identified in the Domesday Book as the "Manor of Havechewelle, held by a Thane named Ulf.
The property has, over the years, been refurbished and provides a light and spacious family home with various income potentials.
The principal farmhouse contains 4 generous double bedrooms, all of which benefit from en suite facilities, and 3 well-proportioned reception rooms with an additional breakfast room off the kitchen.
The adjacent 2 bedroom cottage includes a family bathroom, kitchen/dining room, sitting room and interconnects with the farmhouse at first floor level. A further barn offers scope for conversion with lapsed planning permission for a 2 bedroom holiday cottage.
Externally, the property benefits from mature, well-stocked gardens with pasture and woodland stretching to the South and Eastern boundaries.
Accommodation Entering the Reception Hall, staircases rise to the East and West first floor wings respectively whilst a step down leads to the Dining Room, with exposed timbers, English oak handmade bookcases, window to the Southerly aspect and doors to two further receptions.
The Drawing Room enjoys a dual aspect and features a large inglenook fireplace with bressummer beam, an open grate with matching hood set on a slate hearth in a stone and brick surround, bread oven, fireside seating and a built-in storage cupboard.With further exposed ceiling beams, the room makes an impressive statement.
The Sitting Room has a window to the South and French doors opening to the rear garden, there is a further inglenook fireplace with an inset log burning stove on a tiled hearth. A glazed door to the North elevation leads into a lobby with access to a ground floor Cloakroom and Walk-in storage cupboard.
The Breakfast Room is located adjacent to the Sitting Room with a panel glazed door to, and window overlooking, the rear garden. There is a useful Walk-In Larder and a wide opening to the Kitchen, fitted with a range of matching units and oil fired Aga with granite work surface to either side, ceramic hob and space/plumbing for a dishwasher.
The Utility/Boot Room is situated to the Eastern elevation, an ideal boot/dog room with direct access to the side aspect, butler sink with fitted work surfaces and oil fired boiler. A further door opens to the Study with two windows to the East.
From the Reception Hall, staircases rise to the East and Westerly landings respectively.
The Master Bedroom benefits from a triple aspect to the South, North and East and contains a built-in wardrobe, airing cupboard and 3 piece En-suite bathroom with fitted shower.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 are two further spacious doubles, both benefiting from En-suite shower rooms and windows overlooking the rear gardens. There is also a large Walk-in wardrobe/store room accessed from the main landing.
Bedroom 4 is to the West wing and accessed via the second staircase. Another sizeable double bedroom with a dual aspect and door to an En-suite bathroom with hand shower.
From here, there are two interconnecting doors that lead through to the adjoining Cottage.
The Cottage Situated to the rear of the main farmhouse, with a separate ground floor entrance, this 2 bedroom cottage offers reversed living accommodation with two double bedrooms and a bathroom situated on the ground floor, the first floor offer open plan living/dining/kitchen area (previous utilised as a home office) with modern fitted units and views over the gardens and surrounding land.
This property would be ideal as a long term or holiday let to generate income or as an annexe to the main house.
Heated Swimming Pool Set discreetly between the cottage and the barns adjoining the main house, a heated swimming pool of c.30' x 15'sits within an enclosed walled courtyard, this area is a real suntrap with an undercover terraceand access to the pump room, housing the filtrationand heating systems.
Barns, Stables and Garage To the Western boundary is a four bay open fronted barn which has had planning permission in the past for conversion to a 2 bedroom holiday cottage (Plans available upon request). The overall size is c.37'6 x 19'6 and is predominately over two floors.
Situated to the Western side of the main house and adjacent to the above barn is an open fronted Double Garage c.18' x 16'9 with power and light connected.
Beyond here is an American style barn, c.44' x 38' incorporating 5 loose boxes, a tack room and additional covered parking for a horse box. Power, light and water are all connected and an additional stable door to the rear leads directly out to the paddocks.
Gardens and Grounds Hawkwell Farm can be approached over two separate driveways. The first of which leads up to the double garage and four bay barn with turning area and ample parking. The other driveway gives access to the rear parking area and the American Barn.
Between the two driveways is a generous area of lawn, interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs, offering privacy from the lane side. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with interspersed trees and shrubs, also contains a croquet lawn which had previously been used as a tennis court.
The rear garden is enclosed and offers a pleasant secluded seating area directly behind the main farmhouse with areas of lawn and a central gravelled pathway leading to raised beds.A covered walkway leads under part of the Cottage into the walled courtyard and swimming pool, a door from here returns to the double garage.
The land is predominately to the South and East of the farmhouse with grazing land, woodland and spring fed pond. The whole extends to just over 10 acres.
Drawing Room17'6" x 15'1" (5.33m x 4.6m).
Dining Room17'10" x 13'7" (5.44m x 4.14m).
Sitting Room18' x 16'9" (5.49m x 5.1m).
Breakfast Room18'4" x 9'7" (5.59m x 2.92m).
Kitchen12'11" x 7'6" (3.94m x 2.29m).
Utility/Boot Room22'4" x 7'8" (6.8m x 2.34m).
Study12'11" x 7'8" (3.94m x 2.34m).
Master Bedroom18'11" x 18'7" (5.77m x 5.66m).
Bedroom 214'3" x 13'4" (4.34m x 4.06m).
Bedroom 318'1" x 15'2" (5.51m x 4.62m).
Bedroom 418'3" x 15'3" (5.56m x 4.65m).
Bedroom 113'7" x 11'8" (4.14m x 3.56m).
Bedroom 210'6" x 10'2" (3.2m x 3.1m).
Kitchen13'7" x 10'4" (4.14m x 3.15m).
Sitting/Dining Room18'4" x 13'7" (5.59m x 4.14m).
From our office in Dulverton, proceed down the High Street passing over the River Barle. After passing the recreational ground to the left, bear right and follow Andrews Hill to the top. Continue along this road until you reach a T-junction where you will need to turn right. Continue along this road, entering Oldways End. At the next junction, turn right and follow the road around to your right, signposted East Anstey. Continue until the road starts to bear left and take the first right hand turn onto a single track lane immediately after Blakes of Devon. Hawkwell Farm will be found along this lane on the right hand side.