A beautiful and substantial early Victorian six bedroom house with large gardens in this sought after location
• Entrance hall
• Drawing room
• Dining room
• Sitting room
• Kitchen/breakfast room
• Utility room
• Gardener’s WC
• Six bedrooms, one ensuite
• Family bathroom
• Shower room
• Separate WC
• Games Room
Dipford House, which is not listed, is a handsome and well-proportioned house with a southerly orientation. The house was originally built in 1848 and has been in the same family ownership for 58 years, with the current owners updating the property over the last 20 years, including full gas-fired central heating. The house has beautiful views from all the rooms, over the surrounding countryside and towards the Blackdown Hills and Wellington Monument.
The property maintains many of the original features including high ceilings with ornate cornicing and has large windows providing light and airy rooms.
A stone entrance porch leads into the spacious hall, opening onto the three reception rooms, with wooden floors, a garden door and the main staircase to the first floor. To the left is the large and bright south-facing dining room, featuring a bay window overlooking the gardens, a fireplace and French doors out to the garden and orchard. The sitting room is also south-facing and is lined with shelving for books. It has a fireplace and the original internal shutters on the large windows. To the right of the hall is the drawing room with views to the west over the walled croquet lawn to the fields beyond. The kitchen/breakfast room has fitted wooden units with a view across a field to the Trull cricket ground. A large study with several interesting original features, a utility room with a butler sink and access to the garden complete this floor. The Gardener’s WC and boiler room are by the rear door.
Upstairs are six bedrooms off a large and bright landing. All have good views over the gardens and plenty of storage. Bedroom two has an ensuite bathroom and could be used as a potential annexe space with the rear stairs leading to the ground floor rear hall. A family bathroom, shower room and separate WC. The lower ground floor cellars are a great space with heated games room and workshop, a wine cellar, sink and storage area.
Dipford House lies in approximately one and a half acres of south and west facing gardens. There is a large area of lawn to the south with an orchard of apple, pear, cherry, quince, walnut and crab apple trees. The surrounding land consists of fields providing a secluded backdrop to the garden. To the west of the house is a walled garden with a superb croquet lawn surrounded by borders of roses, clematis, iris, peonies and honeysuckle. The garden door on this west side of the house has an original trellis porch covered in roses. A paved terrace is accessed from the rear hall and makes an ideal area for entertaining whilst using the croquet lawn.
A large parking and turning area lies at the end of the 100 yard private drive, at the front of the house. A garage lies to the north-east of the house surrounded by beech, pine and holm oak trees.
Approximate Square Feet:
Lot Acres: 1.5