Tedburn St Mary, Exeter
£575,000 - For Sale
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This grade II* listed historic farmhouse is a fine example of a 15th Century Devon Longhouse and is set in beautiful grounds of around 2½ acres and comes with a substantial barn/outbuilding. Located just less than 10 miles from Exeter City Centre (around 10-15 minutes drive), it is ideally located for commuting into Exeter or further afield with the nearby A30. The property is accessed via a private farm-track, offering a degree of privacy.

The property is believed to be one of the finest remaining examples of a Devon Longhouse, retaining many original features, whilst having been sympathetically improved to facilitate modern living.

To the rear is a charming fully-enclosed courtyard, leading to the substantial cob barn, which dates back to a similar period to the main house. This barn could potentially be incorporated into the existing property through the addition of a glass atrium, or could even be developed into a self-contained living space (subject to the necessary consents). Inside the barn, the large inglenook fireplace and original roof trusses provide plenty of opportunity for a further characterful living space. The grounds extend to a little over 2½ acres and include woodlands, a stream and a paddock.

Internally the accommodation comprises 3 reception rooms and a shower room to the ground floor. The dual aspect farmhouse kitchen forms the hub of the house and has ample space for a kitchen table. The stunning inglenook fireplace is now occupied by the oil-fired Aga. The smaller of the reception rooms has a cosy feel and comes complete with its own fireplace and has a decorated plaster ceiling, depicting the coats of arms of some of the earlier residents of the property and dating back to the 17th Century. To the first floor, there are 4 double bedrooms and family bathroom.

We understand that permission was previously granted for a number of improvements to the property, including a glass atrium between the house and adjacent barn and the replacement of the exiting roof covering with natural slate. (Please note that these permissions are now lapsed.)

To fully appreciate this wonderful historical property, and all that is offered, we thoroughly recommend further viewing. We advise you bring suitable footwear.


Leave Tedburn St Mary heading West on the Old A30. (Pass Fry’s Garage on your right.)
Just after the 30 speed limit ends, the road opens up to 3 lanes. (EX6 6EL) Look out for a staggered crossroads. Turn left onto Piece Hill
Go under the A30 bridge then turn Immediately left onto the track.
Continue approx half a mile, bearing left at the split to go to the back of the cottage. Please do not use the property postcode with a sat-nav as it will lead you through to Greater Hackworthy.

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