Pitt Farm is an attractive five-bedroom farmhouse offering substantial, light-filled and flexible accommodation arranged over two floors. The property features understated décor and high-quality fittings throughout and also benefits from insulated cavity walls and double glazing. The farmhouse displays a variety of characterful features including sash windows, fireplaces and a stained glass window. Pitt Farm is set in approximately 90.90 acres of farmland and enjoys a very private setting with outstanding views yet is within easy reach of Exeter.
The reception hall provides a welcoming entrance to the house and features wooden flooring, recessed LED lighting and space for a seating area and grand piano. The spacious sitting room has an attractive fireplace and benefits from a triple aspect, including two sets of French doors that open out onto the beautiful south-facing garden.The kitchen has wooden base and wall units as well as a range cooker, while the large adjoining utility room provides further space for storage and appliances. Adjoining the kitchen is the dining room that provides further welcoming family and entertaining space. The formal dining room also benefits from a dual-aspect allowing for plenty of natural light. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a generously sized study that provides an ideal space for homeworking plus a downstairs cloakroom.
A curved staircase takes you upstairs to the first floor accommodation. The stairway features a beautiful stained glass window that was designed for the space by the renowned local master glazier, Andrew Johnson. The first floor has four well-presented double bedrooms including the principal bedroom that features fitted storage and has an en suite shower room. The second bedroom has a large adjoining office space that could be used as a fifth bedroom if required. The first floor accommodation is serviced by a modern
family bathroom with a bath tub and separate shower unit as well as an additional shower room. Wonderful far reaching views over the gardens and grounds can be enjoyed from all of the first floor accommodation.
Local Authority: Teignbridge District Council
Services: Mains electricity. Private water. Private drainage - unconfirmed whether compliant with current regulations.
Council Tax: Band F
Rights of Way: The property has residential and agricultural access along the driveway from the public highway.
Basic Payment: Entitlements may be available by separate negotiation.
The property is set in a peaceful rural location, surrounded by stunning rolling Devon countryside. The quiet village of Longdown offers a pub and an active village hall with a popular skittles alley and a traditional farm shop, while the nearby villages of Dunsford and Pathfinder are both within three miles, providing further local amenities. There are primary schools in Dunsford and nearby Tedburn St Mary. There is an abundance of wonderful walking, cycling and riding opportunities in the surrounding countryside including the Teign Valley, Dartmoor, Haldon Forest and the coast. The River Teign and the nearby Kennick Reservoirs provide excellent fishing, there is tennis at local floodlit courts, golfing facilities at the Teign Valley and Fingle Glen courses, several local cricket clubs and sailing and kayaking along the South Devon coast and rivers. Pitt Farm is ideally located for those who wish to live in a beautiful rural position; whilst having good communication links with Exeter and the rest of the country. Exeter city centre is just six miles away, with its first-class shopping and entertainment choices, as well as a selection of large supermarkets and excellent choice of schooling. Schools in Exeter include the independent Exeter Cathedral School, Exeter School and Maynards, as well as the outstanding-rated Exeter Mathematics School and Exeter College. Transport connections nearby include the A30 which offers easy access to Exeter while the M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to the A38 to Plymouth, the A30 to Cornwall, and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter taking just over 2 hours. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights.
Pitt Farm benefits from several outbuildings which are accessed via gravel driveways and a concrete yard. The outbuildings include carports for up to four vehicles, a carthouse and a machine shed, as well as a former cow byre. The beautiful south-facing garden includes rolling lawns, colourful border flowerbeds and paved terracing that provides ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining as well as a vantage point for admiring the views. Within the property's extensive grounds of approximately 90.90 acres there is also a peaceful and sheltered pond, various shrubs and numerous mature specimen trees and fruit trees that include apple, pear, plum, mulberry and medlar.
In all the property extends to about 90.90 acres, consisting of 66.71 acres of pasture farmland and 21.75 acres of mixed species amenity woodland (the balance being residential curtilage).
The farmland surrounds the farmstead, providing excellent access to look after livestock or horses, and provides excellent income potential and space to enjoy. The land rises to a high point of 168m above sea level to the rear of the house from where there are outstanding far reaching views across the surrounding countryside and to Dartmoor National Park. The land is divided into a number of field parcels surrounded by mature hedgerows and trees, and the current owners have worked hard to maintain the hedges, gates and land drains throughout. A local farmer has farmed the land on an annual short term licence, the current agreement is due to expire 31.01.2023. A stream runs through the valley, providing water for grazing animals.
The land is undulating and is bordered along the western side by mature mixed species woodland with a track running through for vehicles and a number of delightful areas which the current owners have used for camping and picnicking with their family. The woodland has potential for further income generation for camping and other activities, subject to any necessary consents, and has excellent amenity and conservation appeal. A bluebell woodland flourishes in Spring, and a cacophony of birdsong can be enjoyed from peaceful spots in the valley. The current owner has had regular sightings of roe & fallow deer as well as badgers at night.