Inside abandoned time capsule home left for 70 years as it goes on sale £590k

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    A "time capsule" farmhouse has gone up for sale after lying empty for more than 70 years.

    Frost House in Devon was abandoned more than half a century ago, but for a guide price of £590,000, potential owners could snap up multiple properties rolled into one.

    Described as a "unique property", the Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse boasts an additional two holiday lets, an old forge, and an approximately five-acre field adjoining, DevonLive reported.

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    The property is located about quarter of a mile outside the village of Morchard Bishop, 13 miles from Exeter.

    Robert Williams, who are handling the sale, said of the home: "In its Conservation Area and the heart of the mid-Devon countryside, is this unique property.

    "Ostensibly around two centuries old with possibly older origins, this was once an imposing Georgian farmhouse which has remained largely untouched for many decades.

    "We understand that the main part of Frost House has not been lived in since 1952.

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    "Frost House is a time capsule. There are virtually no properties left like this in the county which have not been modernised and renovated."

    The main part of the house has three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, while downstairs there are three reception rooms, a former dairy, now a kitchen, and a pump room.

    Both the kitchen and the pump room have kept their original pumps from when the house was first built.

    Peeling wallpaper in one of the reception rooms was also reported to be about a century old, revealing original painted wood paneling underneath.

    The main building is divided into two parts, the adjoining section having been lived in more recently "but has not been decorated or renovated for some decades."

    This secondary part has two bedrooms, a bathroom and an additional toilet, two reception rooms, a kitchen, and a laundry room.

    Two individual letting units and an old forge are also being sold along with the main building at Frost House.

    Both Homedale and Meadow View houses have electric heating and can be used as holiday lets.

    Meanwhile, the old forge looks the same as it did 75 years ago and even has some of the original forge workings still intact, with ancient beams holding up the building.

    Homedale comprises two bedrooms, a bathroom upstairs and a combined kitchen/living room.

    Meadow View similarly has two bedrooms and a shower room upstairs and a living room with a separate kitchen and breakfast room downstairs.

    The property will be sold by auction at a date yet to be announced unless sold previously.

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