- Most Interesting Grade II* Listed Farmhouse
- Four Bedrooms (Master with En-Suite Bathroom)
- Kitchen/Dining Room with Aga
- Sitting Room with Inglenook Fireplace
- Reception Hall and Study
- Many Retained Character Features
- Range of Farm Buildings and Stables (approx. 6,000 sq. ft.)
- Gardens and Adjacent Paddock
- Beautiful Situation and Views
- Paddock of Approximately 1.5 Acres
A most interesting Grade II* Listed farmhouse, with a range of barns, stables (six thousand square feet approx.) and paddock, enjoying a beautiful, but not isolated situation on the Blackdown Hills.
Pound Farm is believed to date from circa 1670-1690, with later additions and alterations. A most interesting farmhouse, Listed Grade II*, as it is thought to be one of the first constructed using brick, as well as stone, and in a ‘modern’ design, as opposed to the usual cross passage plan. In its place, there is thought to have been a hall running along the front wall, connecting the end rooms, with a staircase rising alongside, opposite the front door.
A comfortable and spacious family home, lovingly maintained by the owners of the last thirty years, Pound Farm offers well-balanced accommodation, combined with a great degree of character and charm.
On the ground floor, a covered porch provides access to the reception hall via a heavy timber door. A door opposite leads to the stairs to the first floor, with another door leading to the sitting room. A light and airy dual aspect room; there is a very impressive Beerstone fireplace with a heavy timber lintel over and side oven. Now a cupboard, a door to the side would have provided access to the adjoining link building. A further door from the sitting room leads into the study, which can also be accessed from the reception hall. The reception hall itself, has a range of bookshelves and steps up to the dining room.
The dining room features exposed beams overhead, an inglenook fireplace with bread oven, Aga and a flagstone floor. The kitchen adjoins, being semi-open plan. There are a wide range of pine units, and an electric oven and hob. A door and steps to the rear, lead down into the utility/boot room, with w/c, as well as providing access to the yard at the rear.
On the first floor, the landing provides access to three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom benefits from an en-suite bathroom and exposed and stained floorboards. Also from the landing is a second set of stairs, which lead to a fourth, attic bedroom.
Outside, to the front and side, are well-maintained, gardens, laid predominantly to lawn, as well as a wide range of flowering plants, shrubs and trees. The gardens are enclosed by mature hedging, with a pedestrian gate, from the road, leading to a pathway to the front door. Further gates provide access to the adjoining paddock and yard.
The paddock measures approximately one and a half acres and is accessed from the road by a metal field gate. It is bordered to three sides by woodland, which provides a home to a wide variety of wildlife, including deer, foxes and badgers.
The yard is accessed from the road via twin timber gates, which lead up to the rear of the house, parking area and barns.
Totalling approximately six thousand square feet of floor area, the barns are a particular feature, offering potential for a number of uses (subject to obtaining any necessary consents).
Attached to the house is a two storey link building, more than likely a former worker’s cottage. A feature worthy of note being a timber mullion window.
This in turn is attached to the Granary Barn, which is thought to have been built at the same time as the house. Renovated in in 2001, with the aid of an English Heritage grant, it is built of cob and stone, of double height with a mezzanine level and a most impressive timber frame. To the rear is a lean-to, currently divided into seven pens.
At the head of the yard is a stable block, with four loose boxes and a tack room. Running perpendicular to this building are three steel framed, block walled, covered yards. All with concrete floors and power.
At the bottom of the yard is another steel framed, block walled, building with an open front, concrete floor and power, currently used as an implement store.
To the south of the house is a single storey building divided into three pony stables and a store.
The property enjoys a beautiful, but not isolated, situation on the outskirts of the hamlet of Beacon, facing south west down the Otter Valley and approximately four miles from the market town of Honiton. The village of Luppitt lies roughly one and a half miles to the north west, where a hall and church will be found. Honiton offers a wide range of facilities, including mainline rail access, as well as being famous for its lace and antique trades. The historic Cathedral city of Exeter is approximately twenty two miles to the south west, offering a comprehensive range of facilities, which includes an airport.
Postcode EX14 4TT
From Honiton, follow the A30, heading north east towards Monkton. Before reaching the village, turn left, just before a lay by on the A30. Proceed over a bridge and bear right, following the lane for just over a mile until turning right by a triangle of grass. Follow this lane until reaching a no through road sign, where the property will be found on the left.
Disclosure of Personal Interest
This property belongs to relatives of an employee of Tamlyns.