Tor Yard Barn, Spreyton, Devon £1,350,000

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  • A bright, exciting detached contemporary style home with about 2.5 acres, stables and a full size arena with spring ride surface
  • Air source heating, underfloor heating downstairs
  • Double height atrium entrance hall
  • Large kitchen/dining living space area and a separate, generous sitting room
  • Utility room, strong room and cold room
  • Study, music room and further ground floor ensuite bedroom
  • Very large main bedroom suite with walk in closet and ensuite wet room
  • Two further first floor double bedrooms and family bathroom
  • Large self contained single room annexe
  • South facing garden

Tor Yard Barn is an exciting, contemporary countryside home converted from a steel framed agricultural building into a superb 4718 sq ft/438.3 sq m family home blessed with lots of natural light, spacious accommodation, high insulation specifications and air source heating to ground floor underfloor heating and upstairs radiators. The ground floor accommodation comprises a double height atrium entrance hall, a large lounge, a spacious living room and kitchen, a study, two ground floor bedrooms (one ensuite) currently being used as a music room and home offices, a utility room, cold room and a strong room. Upstairs there is a landing with sitting space and views, a generous main bedroom suite with a copper freestanding William Holland bath, a wet room and a walk-in closet, two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Outside there is an annexe building comprised of a large single room with good space for living and sleeping, a fitted kitchen and an ensuite wet room. To the rear and south facing is a large garden with gravelled terraces and a timber deck, a barbeque area and a block-built garden shed. At the front of the house is a large garage with electric roller shutter door, personnel door and outside WC, a purpose built insulated kennel, stabling comprising four loose boxes and foaling box, manege with spring ride surface, a large gravelled yard with parking and a short access drive to a field of approximately 1.2 acre/0.48Ha. Tor Yard Barn owns the access drive and has double gates at the entrance to the gravelled yard and in all the area extends to approximately 2.5 acres.



Tor Yard Barn is situated in a peaceful spot at the edge of the small rural settlement of Cullaford which is approximately three quarters of a mile from the village of Spreyton where there is a primary school, pub, village hall, shop and a sports field with football and cricket pitches and a tennis court. Okehampton is approximately 10 miles away and Exeter is about 18 miles.

Atrium entrance hall - 21' 3'' x 19' 5'' (6.47m x 5.91m)

The formal entrance to this home is set beneath the tall copper clad roof overhang at the front of the house where there is a bank of double-glazed windows and double doors into the atrium. This is a big, bright area with a polished concrete floor and underfloor heating, a steel and oak staircase with glass balusters and natural light flooding in from the landing above. There is a feature oak plinth with a cupboard and a recess with an internal window to the kitchen and there are fourteen LED downlighters which are ceiling recessed. Oak doors lead to a ground floor office/bedroom, the kitchen and matching double doors lead to the sitting room.

Office/bedroom - 14' 2'' x 10' 9'' (4.31m x 3.27m)

A bright, double aspect room with two double glazed windows, a polished concrete floor with underfloor heating, eight ceiling recessed downlighters and oak doors to the ensuite shower room and to a further very large walk-in cupboard. This room is currently being used as a school room but is designed to be used as a ground floor bedroom if required.

Ensuite shower room - 7' 2'' x 4' 1'' (2.18m x 1.24m)

A fully travertine tiled shower room with a glazed screen and sliding door, a built in chromed thermostatic shower, a low level w.c., a wash hand basin, a chromed heated towel rail and an extractor fan.

Sitting room - 25' 8'' x 20' (7.82m x 6.09m)

A spacious room with a tall, graduated ceiling and exposed and painted feature structural steel work, four double glazed windows and an eight foot tall set of double doors and side panels which lead over an oak threshold to the exterior terrace. The room has a flush fitted double sided wood burning stove with glass doors, recesses for TV, stereo and display, seven wall light points, wainscotting to the rear wall topped with an oak shelf, a long granite topped plinth currently being used as an extensive bar area and oak double doors which lead to the living room.

Living area and kitchen - 39' 3'' x 24' max (11.95m x 7.31m) in total

A big double aspect space with a tall, graduated ceiling in the living area and exposed, painted feature steelwork.

Living area - 24' x 20' 3'' (7.31m x 6.17m)

A great space for the family with a flush fitted wood burner with a glass door, two ceiling light fittings, a polished concrete floor with underfloor heating, wainscotting to the rear wall with an oak top shelf, two double glazed rear windows and a matching pair of double doors with side windows which lead out to the south facing rear garden. This large room can handle plenty of comfy chairs and a dining table with ease. To one side of the room is a range of fitted stainless steel storage drawers and cupboards, a large built-in cupboard housing the Energystore heating system. The front of the room narrows slightly by means of a curved rendered wall into the kitchen area.

Kitchen area - 21' 4'' x 19' (6.50m x 5.79m)

The kitchen area has a polished concrete floor with underfloor heating and is fitted with an extensive range of wood finish base cabinets with granite worktops and a large matching island unit with a large slate worktop. There is a space for a propane gas fired range with a circulator hood and light above and the kitchen is fitted with an inset Belfast sink for the side cabinets and a stainless-steel sink for the kitchen island, each with mixer taps. The kitchen also has a fitted Miele dish washer, a microwave and a warming oven, a Sub-Zero drawer fridge and freezer and space for a large American style fridge freezer. There are 21 LED downlighters in all and there are three double glazed windows looking out to the front of the house with deep oak sills. Oak steps and an oak door lead to the boot room.

Side entrance hall - 21' 6'' x 10' 9'' narrowing to 4'4" (6.55m x 3.27m)

From beneath the shelter of a porch roof a double-glazed door leads into this hallway which is the informal entrance to the house where all the boots and coats live. It has an engineered oak floor with underfloor heating, a double-glazed front window with an oak sill, oak doors to all rooms and a double cupboard housing the Cool Energy highly insulated water storage tank for the hot water system. The hall has four wall light points.

Study - 9' 8'' x 8' 8'' (2.94m x 2.64m)

A double-glazed window with an oak sill looks out to the front of the property, there is an oak floor with underfloor heating, a wall light point and two ceiling recessed downlighters.

Cold room - 7' 11'' x 8' 11'' (2.41m x 2.72m)

An oak floored lobby gives access to the cold room and a separate strong room.

Utility room - 17' 7'' x 5' 7'' (5.36m x 1.70m)

Fitted with a range of base cabinets with a limed oak finish and granite worktops incorporating a stainless-steel sink and a mixer tap. There are three wall light points, space for a washing machine and an American style fridge/freezer, an oak floor with underfloor heating and an extractor fan is fitted.

Bedroom /music room - 13' 7'' x 11' 6'' (4.14m x 3.50m)

A flexible space presently used as a music room and with an oak floor with underfloor heating, a double-glazed window and double doors to the rear deck and four wall light points.

Wet room - 8' 8'' x 8' 8'' max (2.64m x 2.64m)

This fully tiled room has a walk-in shower with a glazed screen and a built in thermostatic shower with a fitted rain shower and wand, a low level w.c., a wall mounted wash hand basin with a mixer tap and a wall light point for a toiletry cabinet above, a large fitted mirror, a wall light point in the shower and a chromed electric heated towel rail.

First floor landing - 16' 4'' x 16' 4'' (4.97m x 4.97m)

A big, bright space with exposed structural steelwork, oak flooring and a sitting area in front of the bank of double-glazed windows that look out to the front of the house over the yard and manege to the countryside. Two wall light points are fitted, three pendant light points, steel and glass balustrades and additional cleverly placed double glazed upper windows to benefit from afternoon and evening light. There is a built-in closet with an oak door and shelving. Oak doors lead to all rooms.

Bedroom 2 - 11' 11'' x 9' 5'' (3.63m x 2.87m)

A corner room with two double glazed windows with oak sills, rural views, a graduated height ceiling, a single panel radiator and one wall light point.

Bedroom 3 - 13' 10'' x 7' 9'' (4.21m x 2.36m)

This bedroom has a double-glazed window to the side, a graduated height ceiling, one wall light point and a single panel radiator.

Family bathroom - 10' 2'' x 5' 3'' (3.10m x 1.60m)

Fully tiled and fitted with a white suite comprising a panelled bath with a mixer tap, a low level w.c., a vanitary unit with a basin and mixer tap, a wall mounted light point for the medicine cabinet, a shaver point, wall light point and an extractor fan. There is an eaves access.

Main bedroom - 22' 10'' x 13' into bay (6.95m x 3.96m)

A big, bright room with a bank of double-glazed windows with oak sills on two sides including a door to a roof area and a large bay window within which sits a handsome copper bath with side mounted mixer taps and an adjacent chromed plumbed, heated towel rail. Carpeted steps lead up to the door to the roof area and additional rear windows allow in extra light so that the bedroom is bright throughout the daylight hours. A TV point is fitted, seven wall light points and there are doors to the ensuite wet room and the walk-in closet.

Ensuite wet room - 7' 5'' x 9' 4'' plus toilet recess (2.26m x 2.84m)

Fully tiled to walls and floor and fitted with a large walk-in shower with a glazed screen and a built-in flush fitted rain shower head with a separate shower wand and thermostatic controls. An oak vanity unit is fitted with a pair of stone tabletop bowls each with a mixer tap. Above them is an electric point for a lit toiletry cabinet. A low level w.c. is set in a shallow recess and there is a plumbed, heated towel rail, an extractor fan and a ceiling mounted light fixture.

Walk-in dressing room - 13' 4'' x 6' 11'' (4.06m x 2.11m)

This dressing room has two wall light points and a large radiator to keep clothes aired. It is large enough for chests of drawers and hanging rails.

Main bedroom roof terrace - 48' x 22' 6'' (14.62m x 6.85m)

This large roof area does not have a balustrade fitted but it was created with the intention that the main bedroom could have its own terrace.

The Annexe - 27' 7'' x 22' 4'' (8.40m x 6.80m)

This is a large self-contained building with space for guest accommodation or entertaining and it has a well fitted kitchen area and an ensuite wet room. The floor is engineered oak with underfloor heating powered from the main house system, there is full double glazing including a bank of double glazed bi-fold doors out to the barbeque terrace, a fitted Esse digital electric range with an extractor hood, granite worktops and a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap, a range of base units including wine chiller and space for a washing machine, dishwasher and a wine fridge as well for an American style fridge freezer. A door leads into an ensuite wet room. The building is wired for outside speakers.

Ensuite wet room - 7' 5'' x 3' 10'' (2.26m x 1.17m)

Fully tiled to floor and windows with a built in chromed thermostatic shower with a rain shower head and shower wand, a wall mounted wash hand basin and a low-level w.c and a plumbed heated towel rail.

Exterior front

The approach to Tor Park Barn is across a shared drive and the yard, garden, manege and paddock come to approximately 2.35 acres/0.95Ha in all. Double gates lead from the drive into the large, gravelled yard at the front of Tor yard Barn where there is a huge amount of space for parking and turning as well as access to the garage, stabling and the manege. At the front of the house is a paved apron sheltered beneath the roof overhang and the recessed porch to the side lobby entrance. The front of the house looks out to the manege and beyond to the Mid Devon countryside. A short, grassed lane leads from the yard to the paddock.

The gardens

Situated at the rear on the southwest facing side of the house with a broad terrace and a deck separated from the main garden by a post and rail balustrade. Beyond the balustrade is a large gravelled sitting area with plenty of space for tables and chairs and a granite paved outdoor chess board, a stone retaining wall protecting a mature oak tree, a large, grassed area with a view over a neighbouring agricultural pasture and a big concrete barbeque terrace with a brick-built barbeque chimney. To one side of the garden is a wooden raised vegetable and salad garden. Between the main house and annexe is a sheltered wooden deck with a gated wooden fence leading to the garage, kennels and stabling. Within the garden is a block built shed (17'5"x13'/5.30m x 3.96m) with a concrete floor, power and light.

Garaging - 27' 1'' x 22' 9'' (8.25m x 6.93m)

A spacious garage with a broad electric roller shutter door, a concrete base, power and light and a closet with a low level w.c. and a wash hand basin.

Kennel - 14' x 5' 3'' (4.26m x 1.60m)

The kennel is block built with a single pitch roof, a gated entrance, a small, concreted yard and room for 2/3 dogs. It is insulated and has an adjacent feed store and cupboard.


This is a large 'L' shaped structure block built beneath a corrugated metal split level roof and comprising four loose boxes and a foaling box with a concrete base. It has power and light and windows to the rear for additional natural light which look out to the manege. The stables are by the West of England Stabling.

Manege - 131' 3'' x 65' 7'' (40m x 20m)

A Spring Ride surfaced menage with a post and rail fence and four posts with floodlighting.

The Paddock

A stock proof paddock measuring approximately 1.2 acres/0.485 Ha in all.

Council tax band

Band E


Mains water and electricity. Shared sewerage treatment plant.


From Whiddon Down take the A3124 and cross the A30 dual carriageway heading towards North Tawton. Pass the turning to Spreyton on your right and continue along the road for about another 1.9 miles. At the crossroads turn right towards Cullaford and Spreyton and continue along the lane for about .6 mile. On your left you will reach the settlement of Higher Cullaford and a driveway leads on the left leads to the tall iron gated access to Tor Yard Barn.

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Spreyton EX17 5AX
County: Devon
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: 00000531
Philip Fowler
Fowlers Properties
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