Colehouse Farm, Ashreigney, Chulmleigh, Devon EX18 7NJ
Originally dating back to the 16th century and having undergone generous extensions over the years, this spacious 5 bedroom detached farmhouse offers an abundance of space and potential (stpp) with a number of outbuildings. Attractively set within 15 acres of pasture land, split into a number of stock fenced paddocks and including a pond and stream, the location offers that rural setting you have always dreamed about. And let's not forget about the two bedroom holiday cottage, a lovely income for those after a live / work lifestyle in the beautiful North Devon countryside.
Entering into a characterful hallway with stone flooring and exposed brickwork to the walls, to the left an inner lobby and access to the utility room with butler sink and plumbing for white goods.
The sitting room, overlooking a small courtyard, part of the original house is a generous room. Very typical of this age of property having exposed beams, deep recessed windows and inglenook fireplace with log burning stove. The cobbled entrance into the room is a unique and intriguing feature. The dining room has beamed ceiling, window seat, door to the front garden and impressive inglenook fireplace with log burning stove and feature bread oven.
Formally a barn which was converted in 1993 to form the kitchen, this is the real hub of the home, centred around the Aga with stone surround, this kitchen boasts an abundance of storage with a range of matching base and wall units. Space for a breakfast table, it has that country feel and extends out onto the conservatory with views over the garden and paddock.
Completing the ground floor is a cloakroom, under stairs storage accessed from the rear lobby and access into the double garage.
To the first floor there are 5 bedrooms, two with ensuite shower rooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom, complete with ensuite shower room and walk in dressing room has far reaching south facing country views. The spacious 2nd bedroom is dual aspect overlooking the front garden and the main courtyard which features the threshing barn and cottage. It also benefits from ensuite shower room with double shower cubicle. To the rear of the farmhouse are 3 further bedrooms. The bedrooms all benefit from countryside views. The family bathroom is fitted with a white three piece suite.
Built in the circa. 16th century, this former grain store has been sympathetically converted into a delightful and profitable holiday cottage. Finished in 1998, this two bedroom cottage has exposed beams and stonework, wood burning stove and Apex ceilings. The modern kitchen with stone flooring, is fitted with matching base and wall units, electric cooker and further appliances. The cosy lounge / diner encompasses the country lifestyle with views over the courtyard and adjoining fields. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor with a double bedroom, shower room and separate w.c. The second bedroom is on the ground floor and has paddle style staircase leading to a galleried snug. A stable doors lead to a private garden. The cottage comes as a fully furnished going concern.
Accompanying the property is a number of outbuildings. To south west corner of the farmhouse is a collection of stores and a barn measuring 30' x 11'4. Constructed of stone and cob, these barns are accessed from the small courtyard and the southern paddock and have power and water connected.
The Threshing Barn is a great space, currently used for storage but would in our opinion make a fabulous barn conversion (subject to planning permission). Attached is a lean to store, stable with floor above and linhay.
The solar panels on the garage roof produce a good return for the property.
Approached over a tarmacadam drive lined with garden and post and rail fencing, there is ample space for parking for both Colehouse and the Granary. The grounds to the southern side is split into two paddocks, one for livestock and the other with a pond and jetty overlooking. To the rear of the threshing barn is a productive vegetable garden hidden behind a high protective hedge. To the north there are 3 interlinking paddocks with the furthest one split into 3 with stock fencing. Three of the four paddocks are accessible from the road. There is a public footpath through the paddocks continuing through neighbouring fields, a lovely walk through rolling Devon countryside.