26th Sep 2019
3rd Apr 2020
- Type: Detached house
- Bedrooms: 5
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
An elegant and charming mid-19th century farmhouse, with extensive selection of traditional stone outbuildings, set in a private position, surrounded by about 18 acres of its own land.Location
St. Giles-on-the-Heath: Launceston about 3 miles. Tavistock about 13 miles. Okehampton about 18 miles.
Set on the Cornwall/Devon border, Jays is a supremely private property, set in the centre of its own land, enjoying wonderful views in all directions.
With easy access to the A30, the property only a short drive form The Dartmoor National Park and Bodmin Moor aonb. The wild and beautiful North Cornwall Coast is also close at hand, offering many miles of clifftop walks along the South West Coastal Footpath and also some of the uk's best surfing beaches.
Launceston, at about 3 miles to the south, has a range of everyday amenities, access to the A30 and a mainline train station, providing regular services to London Paddington.
Okehampton, at about 18 miles to the east, has a good selection of independent shops, a Waitrose supermarket and the highly regarded secondary school and sixth form, Okehampton College.
Tavistock, at about 13 miles to the south east, also has a fine selection of local shops and eateries as well as an excellent independent school, Mount Kelly Prep and College.Description
The farmhouse has been beautifully restored by the present owners, to include rewiring, plumbing and a restored Delabole slate roof. The house and buildings, which are Grade II listed, date from 1850 and there is a much older cob barn. The building retains many original features throughout, including slate flagstone floors, sash windows and stripped floorboards in the drawing room.
On the ground floor there is a reception hall with staircase rising to the first floor, a sitting room, dining room, farmhouse kitchen and traditional dairy. On the first floor, there are five double bedrooms, a shower room and family bathroom.
The main barn has a restored Delabole slate roof and, although now lapsed, has had planning permission to be converted into additional accommodation and exhibition space. The stable barn has been extensively restored, including a Douglas Fir floor and new shutters.
The cob barn has been sympathetically restored by a cob restoration specialist and there is also a large studio/workshop with further conversion potential for a variety of different uses.
Originally the homestead to a much larger farm, Jays Farm provides a wonderful rural property, in a tranquil setting enjoying wonderful views, wildflower meadows, an orchard, woodland and a selection of ponds. In the spring, the woods are filled with daffodils and primroses, followed by wild garlic and bluebells amongst many other flowers.
Within the grounds, there are many mature trees, including beech, pine, alder, elder, white and blackthorn, chestnut, cherry and many oaks. There is also an ancient orchard with a variety of traditional apple trees.
The River Carey, which borders the property's eastern boundary before joining the River Tamar, has Brown Trout and Grayling and evidence of Otters can often be seen along its banks.
Square Footage: 2944 sq ft
Acreage: 18 AcresDirections
Travelling west on the A30 from Exeter, exit at the Launceston Junction, then at the roundabout take the fourth turning left onto the A388 sign-posted Holsworthy.
After about 2 miles, cross the River Tamar and continue uphill for about ½ a mile then take the second right hand turn sign-posted Lifton (Jay’s Cross). The stone entrance drive lies immediately adjacent to this turning. Follow the drive for about ½ a mile forking left and crossing the bridge to the property.
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