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A delightful stone former milling barn with many charming period features, surrounded by gardens and grazing c. 5 acres, outbuildings and garaging, situated in the most idyllic, rural location close to the pretty Mid Devon village of Stoodleigh.
NB: We would advise not to use Sat Nav as it directs to a dead end. Please follow the directions.
Champles Barn lies in the most idyllic location, tucked away amidst rolling hills and stunning countryside and approached from a quiet country lane down a long shared drive, just one mile from the pretty Mid Devon village of Stoodleigh.
Whilst situated in this wonderfully peaceful, rural location, the property lies just 6 miles north of the bustling town of Tiverton and 4 miles from the popular village of Bampton. Both centres provide an excellent selection of local amenities with Tiverton offering superb shopping and supermarkets including an M&S Food Hall. Good access to the M5 motorway via the A361 North Devon link road, with Exeter to the south and Bristol to the north, and Tiverton Parkway railway station provides regular services to London Paddington in approximately two hours. There are many highly regarded primary schools in the area, and the property is within the 10 mile discount radius of the renowned Blundell's School in Tiverton. The area offers superb walking, riding and cycling routes with the beautiful Exmoor National Park to the north and the rugged North Devon coastline to the northwest.
Champles is set within the grounds of the original farm complex. An attractive former milling barn with many charming period features, which is believed to date back to 1790, the property is set within an acre of landscaped gardens with four acres of adjoining agricultural land and benefits from ample parking, two stables, linhay garaging, large workshop and garden store. Converted in 1990, this wonderful home is full of charm with an abundance of original exposed wooden beams and impressive vaulted ceilings in the dining room and the octagonal shaped sitting room. The interior is well presented with a homely feel and flexible accommodation including a traditional farmhouse style kitchen/ breakfast room, exceptional full height sitting room with exposed beams and woodburning stove, impressive galleried dining room with patio doors to the terrace and rear garden, a useful study, cloakroom and utility room. Off the dining hall on the ground floor is a useful guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom and stairs from the dining hall leading up to the galleried landing area and a further double bedroom with beautiful views, fitted cupboards and en-suite bathroom. Stairs from the entrance hall lead up to the master bedroom suite with country views, dressing room, fitted wardrobes and the en-suite bathroom with separate shower.
Outside, the beautiful landscaped gardens provide a most attractive setting, adjoining open farmland and with lovely views, mostly laid to lawn with a variety of trees and shrubs, a pretty pond, summer house, vegetable and fruit beds. To the front of the house is a paved terrace and a further secluded terrace leads off the dining room, ideal for entertaining and outdoor dining in the warmer months. Situated off the entrance driveway are two stables and adjoining linhay with ample parking for several vehicles. The driveway leads up to a parking area in front of the house and also on to the useful outbuildings with two large workshops/ garden store. Leading off the driveway is the paddock and the vegetable garden with a five bar gate leading into the four acre field.
Please see the floor plan for the dimensions. The internal photos have been taken with a wide angle lens to show more of the rooms.
Mains electricity and water connected. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
From Bampton proceed out of the village in the Tiverton direction for approximately 1 mile, turning right at The Exeter Inn roundabout, continue for approx. 200 yards and turn left, follow the lane over the bridge and bear left up the hill. Follow this road for approx. 3 miles. At Stoodleigh Moor Cross, turn right, and after a short distance turn right onto the drive which leads to the property.
From J.27 of the M5 motorway exit signed for Tiverton on the A361 for approx. 7 miles. At the Tiverton roundabout turn right signed for Bampton (A396) and continue along for approx. 3 miles, then turn left for Stoodleigh. Cross over the iron bridge and follow the lane up into the village of Stoodleigh. At Quoit-at-Cross turn right and follow the road to Stoodleigh Moor Cross turning left at the cross, after a short distance turn right into the driveway which leads to the property.
NB: We would advise not to use Sat Nav as it directs to a dead end.