A delightful and charming detached former farmhouse, presented to a very high standard, and retaining many original character features. At the end of a country lane, with one other property, offering delightful rural views and peace and tranquility, with pastureland, woodland and gardens totalling 4.5 acres. Double Garage and Workshop. Viewing is essential to appreciate.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION This fine property is situated at the end of a country lane, with one other quality property, in grounds of 4.5 acres, offering excellent rural views, a high degree of privacy, peace and tranquility. The property is located approximately one mile from the small, pretty Devon village of Inwardleigh.
Inwardleigh is located between the towns of Okehampton and Hatherleigh with their respective amenities and approximately 28 miles west of the Cathedral City of Exeter. All the benefits of country life; walks, Dartmoor views, peace and quiet, birdsong, yet within minutes of Okehampton with its many amenities.
Okehampton lies on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is approximately 30 miles from both the north and south Devon coasts. There are superb local beauty spots where one may enjoy walking, riding and fishing. The shopping area contains banks and supermarkets, including Waitrose, as well as many interesting locally owned shops. Primary and secondary education is well catered for in local schools. The recreation ground and park contains, amongst other things, a covered heated swimming pool. Most sports are available including 18 hole golf course, squash courts, indoor rifle range and thriving rugby and soccer clubs.
A characterful and charming Grade II listed detached former farmhouse, presented to a very high standard throughout, yet retaining many original features, such as stone-built fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams and deep-silled windows to name just a few.
The property offers the prospective buyer a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of English history, which has been lovingly restored and loved by the current owners. The accommodation which is very well-presented throughout briefly comprises of: entrance hall; a lovely country style kitchen/breakfast room with Rayburn; cloakroom; utility room; dining room with feature stone-built fireplace and woodburner; a spacious and light sitting room, with double doors to rear garden and feature stone-built fireplace with woodburner. To the first floor is an attractive landing, with doors to three generous sized bedrooms, with the master bedroom having an impressive ensuite bathroom. There is also a lovely family bathroom.
The property benefits from a ground source heating system, with underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor. A stone-built well, located in the front garden, supplies water for the flushing of toilets and water for irrigation of the garden.
To the outside, the property is accessed via a country lane, which leads to a large gravelled driveway, offering off-road parking for numerous vehicles. This leads to an open fronted double garage and impressive workshop. This building offers a multitude of uses, including a work-from-home office, studio, games room, annexe for dependant relative or letting unit (subject to the necessary planning consents)
There are delightful, well-tended gardens, with a wealth of flowers shrubs, plants bushes and trees. Within the formal gardens, are numerous seating areas where one can enjoy sun or shade and views to adjoining open countryside. Beyond the formal gardens, is a sizeable fruit and vegetable garden with polytunnel and fruitcage.
The remaining land to the south of the property is predominantly, gently sloping south-facing grazing land, leading down to a stream, which forms the boundary, and also a good sized area of native woodland. The grounds in total measure 4.5 acres.
We are delighted to be appointed as sole agents for the sale of this excellent property and viewing is essential to enjoy all of its character, charm and splendour.
ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.
The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:
ENTRANCE HALL With flagstone floor; hanging space for coats; door to dining room and opening through to:-
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 7" x 15' 8" (4.77m x 4.78m) A lovely dual aspect country-style kitchen with window to rear and side and door to garden; Rayburn Royal set in dresser; tiled flooring; central island with oak top; fitted kitchen units and granite worktops; sink and drainer unit with mixer tap; inset gas hob; electric oven; integrated dishwasher and fridge; exposed ceiling beams; door to:
CLOAKROOM 5' 10" x 4' 5" (1.78m x 1.35m) Deep-silled window to side; low level w.c; wash hand basin.
STORE CUPBOARD Housing Worcester heat exchange unit for central heating.
UTILITY AREA Twin Belfast sink; fitted storage; space for freezer and washing machine; tiled flooring; pantry cupboard with marble slab and vents.
Returning to the entrance hall, door to:-
DINING ROOM 17' 5" x 9' 8" (5.31m x 2.95m) A dual aspect room with window to front and rear; flagstone flooring; built-in bench seating; feature stone-built fireplace with timber bressamer, slate hearth and fitted woodburner. electric fuse box; manifold for underfloor heating. feature arched doorway with cobble edged steps leading to:-
SITTING ROOM 24' 5" x 14' 3" (7.46m x 4.36m) A spacious and light, yet cosy dual aspect room, with window and French doors to rear and two windows to front; solid oak floor; lovely feature stone-built fireplace with slate hearth, timber bressamer and fitted woodburner; TV point; exposed timber ceiling beams. Stairs rising to:-
LANDING Solid oak flooring; two windows to rear; hatch to loft space; spotlight lighting; doors to:
MASTER BEDROOM 17' 7" x 14' 0" (5.38m x 4.28m) A dual aspect room with windows to side and rear; solid oak flooring a superb feature exposed ceiling A-frames; extensive built-in wardrobe with hanging space, shelving and further large eaves storage behind; two radiators; door to:
EN-SUITE BATHROOM 7' 9" x 4' 6" (2.37m x 1.38m) A contemporary bathroom suite comprising of low level w.c; wash hand basin set on marble shelf; roll-top claw-footed bath with mixer tap and shower attachment; heated towel rail; solid oak flooring;
BEDROOM TWO 15' 1" x 11' 8" (4.61m x 3.56m) A dual aspect room with deep-silled windows to front and rear; fireplace with tiled hearth and timber bressamer; solid oak flooring; radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 1" x 10' 4" (3.99m x 3.16m) Deep-silled window to front; solid oak floor; built-in airing cupboard with two hot water tanks and slatted shelving.
BATHROOM 10' 0" x 8' 9" (3.05m x 2.67m) A contemporary suite comprising of low level WC; wash hand basin set on ornate vanity unit with marble top; roll-top claw-footed bath heated towel rail; large walk-in shower cubicle with mains shower. Deep-silled window to front; solid oak floor.
FRONT The property is accessed via a large gravel driveway providing off-road parking for numerous vehicles and leading to:-
OPEN-FRONTED DOUBLE GARAGE 17' 11" x 15' 5" (5.47m x 4.7m) With concrete floor; window to side.
WORKSHOP 22' 4" x 15' 8" (6.83m x 4.8m) Three windows to rear and doors to front and side; power, lighting and water connected. Currently used a very productive workshop. However, this building offers a multitude of uses, including a work-from-home office, studio, games room, annexe for dependant relative or letting unit (subject to the necessary planning consents).
GARDENS There are delightful well -loved and tended gardens to all sides of the property, with a wealth of flowers shrubs, plants bushes and trees. Within the formal gardens, are numerous seating areas, terraces, and summerhouse, where one can enjoy sun or shade, and lovely views to adjoining open countryside and beyond. There is also extensive area of fruit and vegetable garden, with polytunnel and fruit cage. The gardens slope down to a pretty stream and woodland area.
PADDOCK AND WOODLAND Located to the south of the property is a stock- proofed, sloping,south-facing paddock again leading down to a stream, which forms the boundary. Beyond the paddock is a good sized area of native woodland.
The grounds in total measure 4.5 acres.
AGENTS NOTE Please note there is a seldom used public footpath, which runs up the access track and along the edge of the paddock and exiting via the western boundary.
SERVICES Mains water (with the addition of a private well water supply which feeds the flushing of toilets and irrigation water for the garden), mains electricity, private drainage, ground-source heating system and broadband.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band C for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTIONS From the centre of Okehampton, leave the town in a Northerly direction, following the signs for Hatherleigh/Folly Gate A386. Continue, passing into the village of Folly Gate. Turn left by The Crossways Inn and continue on this road for approximately 2 miles in to the village of Inwardleigh. Continue to the village church, taking the turning left, signposted Oak and follow the road for 0.8 miles, whereupon the entrance to the property is clearly signed on the left hand side. Follow the single track lane to it's end, whereupon the property will be found directly in front of you.