It’s not every day you find a BBC film crew in your country garden, but for the owners of Orchard House, Goveton, one was firmly planted there this September.
Picked as an obvious choice of get-away for the show ‘Escape to the Country’ this substantial four bedroom detached property is a corker.
Built in 1990 and created from the orchard of the adjacent Victorian model farm of 1855, Orchard House is aptly named. Plum, apple, pear and quince trees introduced by a previous owner represent a re-creation of a selection of fruit trees grown in the original orchard.
The model farm was owned by the squire of the village residing at Buckland House now the picturesque and much admired Buckland Tout Saints Hotel. Further history embraces this spacious family home in the presence of the village pond, possibly pre-dating the model farm.
So, for the ancient hamlet of Goveton, the name being of Saxon origin, ‘The place of Gove’, a Saxon chap, a BBC film crew have brought it right up to the present.
Orchard House is on the market for £625,000 through Marchand Petit’s Kingsbridge office.
Further details may be obtained by telephoning 01548 857588 or by visiting www.marchandpetit.co.uk