Take a look inside this quaint farmhouse with a modern twist

Will you be swayed by its whimsical charm?
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  • Believed to date from the 15th century, Middle Venton Farm is a beautifully presented Grade II-listed longhouse, set in Dartmoor National Park in Devon, in a whopping 3.74 acres!

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    It comes with a number of outbuildings and an additional cottage, which you could use as a holiday let, but it’s the main house we want to show you around. Ready to be wowed? Let’s take a tour…

    Middle Venton Farm exterior

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    Isn’t this a picturesque setting? Set in a large, gravelled courtyard, the main house features a pretty thatched roof, with the outbuildings and cottage to one side.

    The outbuildings include two utility rooms (with fitted storage), a double carport, various stores and two barns, one of which is draped in wisteria and makes a great space for outdoor entertaining.

    Living room

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    Step through the doors and a large inglenook fireplace with open fire welcomes you in the living room, while exposed beams create a cosy vibe in keeping with its beautiful country setting.

    Neutral furnishings keep the colour scheme light and there’s plenty of plush seating, including a small window seat from which you can admire the view.

    Dining room

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    Opposite the living room sits a spacious dining room, again with exposed beams and a large inglenook fireplace (just out of picture). A slate floor offers a hardwearing base, and has been layered with rugs for extra warmth.

    Now, the walls may not be straight in this property, but that’s part of its charm – you’ll find that every room is completely unique and rich in history.


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    Warm wood features heavily in the kitchen, with traditional-look cabinetry, an open stairwell and exposed beams – but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t feature all the mod-cons. Expect an integrated refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and hob and even an electric AGA.

    The room is also large enough to house an extra dining table – perfect as a breakfast area in the mornings.


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    Upstairs, you’ll find two double bedrooms, along with a spacious study. The double-aspect master bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling with an exposed A frame, which we think you’ll agree is pretty impressive.

    We love the touches of blue, from the elegant armchair to the upholstered headboard and fabric panels in the wardrobe doors.

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    Sold? So are we – and we’re sure this property will be soon, too!

    It’s not cheap, at £1,150,00, but its period features, surrounding land (including paddocks and woodland) and additional outbuildings make it worth every penny. Find it listed at Strutt & Parker.

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