Newhouse Farm is a period property in a south-facing position with direct access to the River Taw. In some parts, the house is thought to be around 200 years old – a later addition forms the kitchen, and bedrooms above.

The open plan kitchen/breakfast room has views across the lawn to the river, paddock and stables. The oak floored dining room has stairs up to the bedrooms, and the sitting room has an original inglenook fireplace and a bread oven.

The main stairs to the first floor are from the kitchen and the master bedroom suite has views over the river and across the formal gardens. This level has a further three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

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Outside are six acres of paddocks and orchard; the formal gardens have herbaceous borders and a croquet lawn, as well as a partly walled south-facing vegetable garden, a pong, bog garden and a fine area for outside dining by the river itself. The stables and paddocks lie to the north. Otters are frequently seen in front of the house, as are kingfishers, dippers and a multitude of other wildlife – sea trout and salmon are found in the pool just below the house.

Burrington is a quiet Devon village to the west of the Taw Valley. To the north is Exmoor and to the south is Dartmoor. Nearby Chumleigh is a great source of local amenities, and South Molton has additional shops and services.

The guide price is £750,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01392 423 111 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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