5 bedroom detached house
Porsham Lane, Tamerton Foliot, Plymouth PL5
- 4 double bedrooms, 3 receptions, 3 bathrooms
- Self-contained 1 bedroom annexe accommodation
- Blend of original features with contemporary country styling
- Extensive and well established lawn and garden areas
- Detached triple garage with adjoining workshop
- 60’ x 60’ agricultural building, with potential for Class Q residential dwelling (spp)
- Set in 14 acres with a further 4 acres by separate negotiation
- No onward chain
Situation The village of Tamerton Foliot lies close to the River Tamar with easy access to North Plymouth and Derriford. Amenities include a 'Good' primary school, shop, pubs and Warleigh Point Nature Reserve on the banks of the river.
Description Positioned in a secluded and private rural setting, conveniently only 5.5 miles from Plymouth City Centre and 3 miles from Derriford, this historic farmhouse with origins dating back to the 17th Century has been extensively restored and extended to a high specification by its present owner over the past 14 years.
The property boasts an impressive 3,264 sq ft of accommodation, including an additional newly completed self-contained annexe.
The main farmhouse has an abundance of high quality features throughout, including; exposed stone walls; painted bead and butt wall paneling; exposed solid oak lintels; contemporary slate flagstone flooring to the ground floor; solid oak wide-board flooring to the first floor; exposed beams, trusses and roof timbers; and solid oak internal doors with period style iron door furniture.
Other quality features include; high specification aluminum double glazed windows and external doors; bespoke fitted kitchen and utility units incorporating granite worktop surfaces; bespoke fitted bathroom furniture; numerous built-in storage cupboards; underfloor heating to ground floor; and recessed ceiling lighting throughout.
The newly completed self-contained annexe has been designed and built to a similar high standard and has potential for a variety of uses, including studio, holiday letting and multi-generational use.
The character home is set within a total of 14 acres (with a further 4 acres by separate negotiation) and is approached via an automated entrance gate that leads to an impressive Whitebeam tree-lined avenue. The property enjoys lovely rural views and sits within beautifully landscaped grounds boundaried by a stream and established woodland.
The house has the benefit of hard-standing vehicular parking to the side and a substantial garden to the rear incorporating raised vegetable beds and an attractive sheltered paved courtyard area that is accessed from the house and garden.
The driveway leads to a recently constructed steel framed, timber clad triple garage with adjoining workshop. Adjacent to the triple garage lies a prepared levelled yard area in preparation for the creation of an additional agricultural building (previously granted planning consent now lapsed).
Adjacent to the house is a 60' x 60' steel portal framed agricultural building, steel sheet clad with part concrete block walls, accessed via a pair of large roller shutter doors. Given its size the building offers huge potential for a range of alternate uses including Class Q conversion to a substantial new residential dwelling (subject to consents).
The farmhouse 4 double bedrooms, 3 receptions, 3 bathrooms
Self-contained annexe accommodation
Blend of original features with contemporary country styling
High specification finish, including kitchens with granite worktops, bespoke fitted furniture and bathrooms
Slate flooring throughout ground floor with underfloor heating
Solid oak wide-board flooring throughout first floor
reception hallway Half glazed access door from side aspect hard-standing area. Doorways leading to the kitchen with adjoining breakfast room and to the utility room.
Kitchen A glorious dual aspect room with windows to rear and side elevations. Comprehensive range of fitted wall and floor units with polished granite worktop surfaces, inset 1½ bowl single drainer sink with Brita filter mixer tap. Built-in microwave, Neff pyrolytic self-cleaning built-in electric fan oven, 5-ring gas hob with extractor over, integrated fridge and integrated dishwasher. Exposed stone walls with original features.
Solid oak stairs to first floor with wrought iron balustrade rail. Recessed under-stairs walk-in cupboard containing underfloor heating manifold and shelving.
Wide opening to:-
breakfast room A sunny dual aspect room with window and window seat to side elevation and fully glazed French doors to rear courtyard. Built in sideboard with solid oak top.
Utility room Sink cupboard with double Butler style sink with polished granite worktop. Space for washing machine, tumble dryer and upright fridge. Full height fitted cupboards containing the pressurised hot water cylinder and providing substantial storage space. Window to side aspect. Door leading to;
cloakroom Back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Obscured glazed window to front aspect. Full height double door airing cupboard with slatted shelving containing oil fired condensing boiler.
Kitchen also leading to;
dining room Window with beautiful views of front garden and orchard. Feature stone wall with alcove. Painted ceiling beams. Pair of recessed fitted cupboards with solid oak surfaces and fitted bookshelves over.
Rear lobby Leading to lounge and study and with half glazed back door to courtyard.
Lounge Window with views over front garden and orchard. Large open fireplace containing wood burner and an original bread oven. Exposed painted beams to ceiling. Alcove with fitted drawer unit and display shelf. Half glazed front door leading to open fronted porch.
Study Dual aspect room with windows to courtyard and rear garden. Fitted units with solid oak desktop.
landing A lovely area with a vaulted ceiling, exposed wood roof trusses and partially exposed stone walls. Window over courtyard and rear garden.
Master bedroom suite A truly splendid room with dual aspect windows overlooking side and rear gardens. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and recessed window seat. Painted natural stone walls including curved feature wall once the original spiral staircase. Opening through to:-
dressing room With three fitted double wardrobes. Window with views of side garden. Door leads to:-
master en-suite shower room Window overlooking courtyard and rear garden. Fully tiled recessed shower cubicle with glass bi-fold shower door, thermostatically controlled overhead shower, extractor and recessed lighting. Back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Built in vanity units and worktop, under-mounted basin and mixer tap. Full wall mirror behind basin. Bedroom 2 Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Window with beautiful views over front garden, orchard and distant fields. Door leads to:-
en-suite shower room Window with stunning views to front garden and orchard. Fully tiled recessed shower cubicle with glass bi-fold shower door, thermostatically controlled overhead shower, extractor and recessed lighting. Back to wall WC with concealed cistern. Pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Access hatch to boarded loft space.
Bedroom 3 Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Window with beautiful views over front garden, orchard and distant fields. Feature painted stone chimney breast wall.
Bedroom 4 A cosy double bedroom with lovely views over side garden, stream and woodland.
Family bathroom White bathroom suite including bath with telephone handset shower mixer tap, back to wall WC with concealed cistern, pedestal wash hand basin and mono-block tap. Obscured glazed window to front aspect. Large oak framed mirror.
Attached annexe Solid block cavity wall construction with timber cladding. Gable end double height feature window with double doors opening onto private decking area.
Open fronted porch entrance Recessed spotlight, slate flooring. Half glazed entrance door leads to:-
reception hallway Hanging space for coats. Digital thermostatic control for electric under floor heating. Door leading to;
shower room Walk in shower with glass screen and thermostatic shower. Wall hung WC with concealed cistern. Wall hung basin with semi-pedestal and monoblock tap. Large recess with shelf behind basin incorporating large mirror and LED strip lighting. Thermostatically controlled electric towel radiator.
kitchen Polished black granite work surface with draining grooves to under-mounted 1½ bowl stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Built-in electric oven, 2-ring ceramic hob and contemporary stainless steel and glass extractor hood. Oak stairs lead to:-
living section Double height gable end feature window with double doors leading to decked area and views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Thermostatically controlled electric radiator. Solid oak alternating tread stairs with wrought iron balustrade rail to:-
mezzanine bedroom Generous area with plenty of space for a king size bed. Wrought iron balustrade railings. Velux window providing ventilation and additional light.
Outside annexe Dedicated graveled parking area with steps leading up to a private decked area and raised lawn.
entrance driveway The entrance to North Coombe Farm is located at the end of a public country lane just outside the village of Tamerton Foliot. The property is accessed through a pair of automated wrought iron gates which lead onto a beautiful private tree lined avenue of Whitebeam trees. The avenue, flanked by a wooden post and rail fence, passes between two of the fields which form part of the 14 acres (see Plan).
Gardens The property sits within extensive and well established lawn and garden areas containing a variety of mature shrubs and trees. To the rear of the house lies a lovely secluded sunny paved courtyard. To the front of the property is a fenced orchard of apple and plum trees.
Triple garage & workshop Circa 537 sq ft The driveway leads to a recently constructed, attractive, triple garage and adjoining workshop. The highly functional timber clad steel framed building has a fiber-cement roof, power, lighting and outside tap.
Yard Adjacent to the triple garage lies a prepared levelled area with water, power supply and rainwater drainage in preparation for the creation of a 45'x30' agricultural building (previously granted planning consent now lapsed).
Agricultural barn Circa 3,600 sq ft Adjacent to the house is a substantial 60' x 60' steel portal framed agricultural building, steel sheet clad with part concrete block walls, accessed via a pair of large roller shutter doors. With an internal volume of over 76,000 cubic feet the building offers huge potential for a range of uses such as workshop, storage and American barn stabling.
Additionally, the barn offers tremendous potential for Class Q permitted development for the creation of a substantial new residential dwelling (36,000 square feet), subject to the necessary consents.
Land The 14 acres comprises five separate fields currently used for income generating horse livery. All fields are well fenced and have water troughs fed from a private gravity water supply. The land includes a small coppice of beech trees and a stream forms the north-western boundary of the property beyond which lies Yappers Wood comprising many established and varied trees. Much of the property enjoys superb views down the valley towards the distant village of Tamerton Foliot. Please note that the land plan is approximate and buyers should confirm exact boundaries prior to purchase.
Optional field Available by separate negotiation, of circa 4 acres including water supply and lower yard area with direct access from Porsham Lane.
Council tax The property is in Band D.
Local authority South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Totnes. TQ9 5NE. Tel:
viewing Strictly by appointment through Luscombe Maye's Yealmpton Office. Bespoke appointments can be arranged with adequate notice. Opening hours Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm.
Services Mains electricity. Private water supply. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Directions From the village of Tamerton Foliot turn into Coombe Lane and after approximately 0.4 miles take the left fork marked 'Porsham Lane'. Continue on Porsham Lane for a further 0.4 miles to the end of the lane where the gated entrance to the property is found.