A Victorian farmhouse with detached cottage annex in a quiet rural location only six miles from Launceston. Range of agricultural buildings. Pretty formal gardens. About 16 Acres of fields and pastures with two ponds and wildlife area.
Main House Entrance Porch and Hallway Sitting Room Dining Room Breakfast Kitchen Dairy and Wine Store Laundry/Utility Room Galleried Landing Five Bedrooms Two Bath/Shower Rooms Second WC Two Staircases
Situation and Description Believed to have been built in 1860's and now Grade II listed, North Beer Farm is substantially constructed of stone with brick quoins and lintels under a slate roof. The spacious accommodation retains much character having period sash windows and with strip pine panel doors. Some of the rooms still have their original slate flagged floors and both the reception rooms now have log burning stoves. The Rayburn oil fired range in the spacious breakfast kitchen also provides domestic hot water and runs the part central heating.
The current owners have lived in the property for over 20 years and used to run a small cheese making operation from the premises. The farmhouse enjoys a peaceful rural location beside a quiet little lane. A magnificent copper beech tree is a feature of the pretty front garden with a larger and enclosed more formal garden on the other side of the yard on the rear. The detached cottage annex is located beside and to the rear of the main house being approached by its own driveway which has space for parking a number of cars. The cottage also enjoys a wealth of character with exposed beams. Both the kitchen and bathroom have been updated and lpg central heating is installed operating from a modern boiler. The cottage would make ideal accommodation for a dependant relative or to provide an additional income through letting.
As shown on the enclosed plan the fields and paddocks, which extend to about 16 acres, extend to the North of the property sloping gently down to a wonderful wildlife area where two ponds have been created.
Although enjoying a quiet rural location the farm is only some six miles from the market town of Launceston (about 12 minutes by car) where a range of shops together with supermarkets and an excellent local butcher can be found. The house is also conveniently located for the North Cornish coast famous for its surfing beaches and is about 45 miles from the Cathedral City of Exeter and the M5 motorway. The City of Plymouth is about one hour away by car.
The Accommodation With Approximate Measurements Comprises:
Enclosed Entrance Porch: Fine period glazing and detailing to three sides. Slate floor. Large period panel door opening to:-
Hallway: Slate floor. Panel doors open to both reception rooms. An elegant and particularly wide staircase rises to the galleried landing above.
Lounge:17'1" x 17'1" (5.2m x 5.2m). Large open fireplace with Villager log burning stove on a slate hearth. Illuminated display cabinets in adjoining alcoves. Double central heating radiator. Slate floor. Working shutters to window overlooking the front garden.
Dining Room:15'9" x 13'9" (4.8m x 4.2m). Fireplace fitted with log burning stove and having a fine period mantel shelf and surround. Fitted shelves and central heating radiators in adjoining alcoves. Working shutters to sash window overlooking the garden at the front.
Breakfast Kitchen:18'8" (5.7m) x 14'9" (4.5m) narrowing to 12'2" (3.7m). At one end of the breakfast area which has a central heating radiator beneath window with display sill overlooking the yard. This spacious room is fitted with an oil fired Rayburn cooking range which also heats the domestic hot water and central heating. Adjoining fitted cupboards and deep built in fitted cupboards. The kitchen area has a double drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboards and drawers beneath with further cupboards in a peninsular unit. Built in larder cupboard and access to secondary staircase which rises up to bedroom four.
Rear Hallway: Slate floor. Corner cabinet. Door to large wine store and further door to:-
Dairy:11'10" x 12'10" (3.6m x 3.91m). At one stage used for cheese making, this useful room has some fitted cupboards and a ceramic tiled floor.
Laundry/Utility Room:8'10" x 12'2" (2.7m x 3.7m). Accessed from the kitchen. Stainless steel sink unit. Plumbing for washing machine. Large storage cupboards and window overlooking the yard. Door to: Enclosed Rear Porch/Boot Room: Doors opening to both the yard and the courtyard garden.
Galleried Landing: A particularly spacious landing area approached from the hall below by the wide period staircase. Strip pine panel doors open to the bedrooms. An inner landing area provides access to the family bathroom and shower room.
Bedroom One:14'9" x 13'1" (4.5m x 3.99m). Built in wardrobe cupboard. Wash basin set in recess. Sash windows to front elevation.
Bedroom Two:13'9" x 7'3" (4.2m x 2.2m). Central heating radiator. Sash window to front elevation.
Bedroom Three:14'9" x 11'10" (4.5m x 3.6m). A double aspect room having secondary glazing to the two sash windows and enjoying some distant country views. Large fitted wardrobe cupboards with cupboards over.
Bedroom Four:14'1" (4.3m) x 14'9" (4.5m) narrowing to 9'10" (3.0m). at one end where the door opens from the landing. Built in airing cupboard having factory lagged copper hot water cylinder and with slatted linen shelves. Views over the property's own garden through sash windows having secondary glazing. Fitted vanity unit with wash basin in further alcove. Secondary staircase rises up to this room from the kitchen below.
Bedroom Five:9'10" x 9'10" (3m x 3m). Sash window with secondary glazing to rear aspect.
Bathroom:11'6" x 5'7" (3.5m x 1.7m). Panelled bath with separate wall mounted shower. Pedestal wash basin. Low level WC. Part tiled walls. Central heating radiator.
Separate Shower Room: Tiled shower cubicle. Wall mounted wash basin. Designer heated towel rail.
Adjoining Store/Dressing Room: Sash window.
Second WC: Low level suite and window.
Double Garage:16'9" x 15'9" (5.1m x 4.8m). Modern construction with electric power and light connected. Two up and over doors open onto the concrete yard from where a tarmacaddam driveway with metal gate leads down from the lane.
Workshop:32'10" x 20'8" (10m x 6.3m). Having a corrugated roof and constructed mainly of stone, this building incorporates a former dairy and cheese room. Double timber doors open from an adjoining open car port.
Main Barn:38'9" x 39'4" (11.81m x 11.99m). Substantially constructed in concrete block under a corrugated roof, this barn was formerly a cow shed with central feeding trough and two gates opening from the yard. Adjoining Poly Tunnel
The Cottage Annex Positioned behind and to one side of the main house, the cottage annex is approached by a wide driveway where it is possible to park a number of cars. There is a large workshop store and further store opening from the pretty courtyard garden at the rear of the main house. This one bedroom cottage (see plan) has some double glazing and gas central heating is installed operating from Calor gas bottles. There is a cosy lounge with flame effect electric fire, adjoining conservatory, fitted kitchen and ground floor bathroom. The large double bedroom has a part vaulted and beamed ceiling.
Gardens and Grounds: In addition to the established garden to the front of the house the main garden it situated to the rear being enclosed by hedges and containing a wide variety of shrubs including clematis, honeysuckle and rhododendrons. There are also a wide variety of trees including apple, birch, hazel, horse chestnut and rowan.
Fields and Wildlife Area: A gate from the farmyard leads into a field containing a four bay Dutch barn. Water is connected and the field has been divided into a number of sheep paddocks. A gate leads into a second field which is also divided into a number of paddocks and also has water connected. As can be seen from the plan enclosed. There is a wildlife area at the lower end of the site which has been planted with a variety of trees to encourage birds and butterflies. There area also two ponds, a seat and two bridges.
Services: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage and additional private water supply. Part oil fired central heating to the farmhouse and lpg central heating for the cottage.
For more information about this property, please contact
Country & Waterside Prestige, Sales Exeter, EX1 on 01392 914097 (local rate)