Cove, Tiverton, Devon, EX16


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A well-modernised and appointed period farmhouse with valuable parcel of land enjoying a secluded and peaceful setting with a wonderful view.

Shute Farm occupies an enviable country setting at the end of a long drive and enjoys glorious views over the Mid-Devon countryside. Whilst a tranquil setting the property is just two miles from the favoured village of Bampton offering an excellent small town community with a good range of day to day amenities, cafes, restaurants, convenience stores, butcher, baker, greengrocer, surgery and pharmacy. Bampton is close to Exmoor National Park and the area in general is excellent for walking, riding, hunting, shooting and fishing. Wiveliscombe lies in the opposite direction and also has a good range of local shops and a lively community with the Saturday open air market, good secondary school, sports fields and outdoor pool. Tiverton is approximately 9 miles with its well-known Blundells School being within easy reach of Taunton. Taunton is also highly regarded for its excellent range of independent schools namely Kings and Queens Colleges, Taunton School and Richard Huish Sixth Form College. Taunton is also home to a well-known theatre The Brewhouse, its race course and Somerset County Cricket Ground.

This fine period farmhouse is believed to date back to the turn of the twentieth century and has in recent years been subject to a complete restoration programme. The house provides very comfortable and well decorated rooms with all principal rooms enjoying glorious outlooks. Particularly good reception space is found at the front of the house and includes an inviting dining hall with period marble fire surround and period grate with cornicing and ceiling rose. There is an adjoining study which also has a period marble fire surround and wood burning stove with built-in ash wood bookcases. The drawing room also at the front of the house has a wooden floor, a period marble fire surround with a Jetmaster grate and detailed cornice work with two ceiling roses. The kitchen provides an ideal family room and is well-fitted with oak panelled cupboards with granite work surfaces. There is a fireplace with an oil fired four oven Aga adjoining to which is an electric oven and hobs. There is a dining area with doors leading out into a conservatory. There is a rear hall with cloakroom, utility area with water treatment cupboards, oil fired boiler and a door through to a spacious side hall / utility room with under floor heating which leads through into a hobbies room. The first floor landing gives access to the en-suite principal bedroom having a fireplace, cornice and shelved cupboards. There are two further bedrooms on the first floor and family bathroom. The second floor provides two further bedrooms and a well-fitted shower room. Within the main dwelling there is a first floor self-contained apartment which has its own entrance hall and includes a double bedroom, dressing room, walk-in shower room, sitting room and fully fitted kitchen.

A long private drive leads down to Shute Farm on its way passing through the neighbouring yard. The house enjoys glorious views across the Exe valley which is also enjoyed from a deep terrace to the north east which is adjoined by a summer house and covered terrace. A deep terrace stretches across the front of the house, partly covered by a veranda with steps leading down to level lawns with retaining walls and steps down to a lower expanse of lawn. All enjoying the glorious outlooks. A large area of parking is found to the north side of the house and the drive continues on down to the lower level giving access to a modern cattle shed (convertible for stabling) which interconnects with a restored Shippen barn, providing work and storage spaces, that adjoins the main house creating an inner courtyard. Shute Farm is surrounded by its own land and includes four gently sloping fields to the north which extends around to the west and adjoins a belt of mixed woodland sloping down to the bottom of a valley and facing south. A further four acre paddock adjoins the gardens and grounds and has a gate leading out onto the drive adjacent to the cattle grid. In all about 17.136 hectares (42.468 acres).

Five Reception Rooms

Well-Fitted Kitchen / Breakfast Room with Aga


Hobbies Room


Garden Room

Principal En-Suite Bedroom

Four Further Bedrooms

First Floor Apartment

Renovated Shippen Barn


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