Houndsmoor is a charming, but practical, country house for sale near Tiverton in Devon. Architecturally, the property is Grade II listed, and as such retains very good period features and some lovely sunny rooms. The drawing room, the sitting room, the study and the dining room are all perfect for enviable entertaining, while the barrelled ceiling in the master bedroom is particularly notable.

Accommodation in total provides: entrance hall, drawing room, library/study, dining room, sitting room, kitchen and pantry. Upstairs the master bedroom suite has two dressing rooms and the first floor has three further bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Opposite the main property is a range of substantial outbuildings which shelter the outdoor swimming pool. The other barns comprise the workshop, changing rooms and the garage, but could be converted into an annexe.

The gardens are magnificent and comprise different areas and feature specimen trees, a cut flower garden and good lawned spaces. There are a number of natural ponds and a stream runs through part of the garden.

Houndsmoor occupies a very peaceful position in a private valley just outside Uplowman which has a pub and a village hall; Tiverton is six miles, as is Bampton, both of which have excellent amenities. Exeter airport is 20 miles.

The guide price is £1.5m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01392 848 823 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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