Blackborough, Cullompton

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Beautiful Grade II* listed home with barns and nearly 13 acres. Freehold, Council Tax Band G, EPC F


Positioned up a long sweeping drive the property is set in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, surrounded by rolling hills and wooded valleys within this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is excellent walking and riding in the surrounding countryside.

Hemyock, to the north, has an active community with a good range of facilities including village shops, Post Office, public house, health centre, veterinary practice and parish hall. Easily accessible from the property, are the nearby market towns of Wellington, with a Waitrose supermarket and access to the M5, and Honiton with a range of shops, sports facilities and a mainline station on the London Waterloo line.

The Jurassic Coast and the seaside town of Sidmouth is 16 miles to the south. There are good transport connections via the A303 at Honiton, which provides a convenient link to London, as well as Exeter and its international airport. The county town of Taunton, with an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities, is also within easy reach.


This historic 17th Century thatched former farmhouse is Grade II* listed for its special architectural or historic interest, likely of stone and cob construction. Well maintained and enhanced by the current owners, the property features an array of character including plank & muntin screens, chamfered beams and large fireplaces.

The accommodation includes a light and spacious double aspect farmhouse kitchen centred on a 4 oven-oil Aga with double ovens and hobs, as well as an electric hob and double grill/oven module attached, sitting room with unique moulding on the ceiling, fireplace with wood burner and door to the garden. There is a comfortable study and generous double aspect drawing room with inglenook stone fireplace centred with a wood burner. On the other side of the cross passage hall is the former kitchen, now office with an oil stove within the old fireplace. At the end of the hall is a utility and WC.

On the first floor are four double bedrooms, the two largest both have double aspects, there is also a fifth bedroom fitted with wardrobes and used as a dressing room. There is a generous family bathroom with freestanding bath with views out to the garden, plus a separate shower room.


Behind the house is an L shape range of barns forming a courtyard to the house, laid to gravel. The largely single store buildings include a large log store, two large and four smaller stables. There is an impressive garage workshop, comfortable enough to house a full size snooker table, and an adjoining shed. A door leads straight through out to the kitchen garden and orchard.


Predominately south and east of the house, and intersected by the main drive, the gardens are laid to near level lawns with attractive shrub and hedge boundaries, there is an attractive herbaceous border with numerous plants adjacent to the house.


This timber frame building with steel frame has expansive doors, opening up on to a concrete yard, enclosed by post and rail fencing.


Split into three enclosures, the land is very gently sloping with hedge and tree-lined Devon banks providing lots of natural shelter.

In all the property extends to about 12.69 acres (5.14 Ha).


Mains electric and water. Oil -fired central heating plus Oil Aga and stove. Private drainage, thought to be a septic tank with drainage field within the orchard. Mobile coverage likely inside and outside with EE, O2, Three and Vodafone (Ofcom)


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From Honiton, follow the signs to Dunkeswell, past the village and airfield, then turn next left into Shoot's Lane. At the top of the hill and T-Junction, turn right and the drive is on the left after 200 yards.

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