South Zeal, Okehampton

8 beds | 3 baths | 4 receptions | Guide price £750,000


  • Ref no O1132
  • 6 bedroom house with additional 2 bedroom barn conversion
  • Former village hotel and public house
  • Sought after Dartmoor Village
  • Spacious accommodation
  • Income potential
  • Two storey barn/workshop and further barn
  • Off-Road Parking
  • South facing garden with views to Dartmoor
  • No Onward Chain

An IMPRESSIVE CHARACTER PROPERTY, with spacious accommodation including six bedrooms and three reception rooms, SEPARATE TWO BEDROOM BARN CONVERSION, off-road PARKING, south-facing GARDEN WITH VIEWS to Dartmoor and two further barns which could offer a multitude of uses. NO ONWARD CHAIN. VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION This fine property is located in the heart of the sought-after Dartmoor village of South Zeal.



South Zeal is a highly desirable Dartmoor National Park village which lies approximately 17 miles west of Exeter and 5 miles east of Okehampton. There are an excellent range of local amenities including a well renowned primary school, village stores, post office, church, recreation/playing field and two popular public houses. A more comprehensive range of local shopping and amenities can be found in Okehampton.



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 several banks and supermarkets 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.



Beacon Lodge and Little Beacon offer a rare opportunity to purchase a prominent and historic property in the Dartmoor village of South Zeal. Formerly a village hotel and public house, Beacon Lodge is now an excellent family home, with very spacious living accommodation, including three reception rooms, large kitchen/dining room, utility room, office and ground floor shower room to the ground floor, six bedrooms and a bath/shower room to the first floor. Many of the bedrooms have wash hand basins, therefore meaning additional en-suite facilities could be added if so desired.



The property is presented in very good order and benefits from oil-fired central heating and PV solar panels, which provide free electricity and also a tax-free, index-linked income, from the selling electricity back to the Nation Grid. The feed-in tariff is at the high rate of 54.17 pence per unit and last year earnt approximately £2000.



To the rear of Beacon Lodge sits Little Beacon, a delightful and well-presented, reverse accommodation converted barn, comprising of: entrance hall, two ground floor double bedrooms and a ground floor bathroom. There are stairs rising to an open-plan kitchen and dining area with door leading to a cosy sitting room. There is oil fired central heating.



Little Beacon offers the prospective buyer excellent secondary accommodation to Beacon Lodge, or alternatively an excellent long-term/holiday let income.



To the rear of Beacon Lodge is a large patio seating area, leading to a central cobbled area, accessed via double wooden gates from the village lane, thus providing an off-road parking area. There is also a large two-storey barn with power and lighting connected. Currently used as a workshop, and could offer a number of other uses, including possible conversion to further accommodation, studio, work from home office etc, subject to the necessary consents being granted.



Immediately behind Little Beacon is a level, enclosed, south-facing garden, predominantly laid to lawn, with excellent views towards Dartmoor and Cawsand Beacon, from which the property name derives. There is also a further storage barn with power and lighting connected.



We are delighted to be appointed as sole agents in the sale of this impressive and unique property, which is offered with NO ONWARD CHAIN and viewing is highly recommended.

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:

BEACON LODGE

ENTRANCE HALL Front door; stairs to first floor landing; radiator; understairs storage cupboard; hat and coat hooks; door to rear.

OFFICE 11' 0" x 5' 5" (3.36m x 1.67m) Window to side; shelving.

UTILITY ROOM 10' 3" x 8' 7" (3.14m x 2.64m) Window to rear; floor mounted storage units; stainless steel sink; appliance space for washing machine and tumble drier.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 30' 2" x 12' 11" (9.2m x 3.95m) A dual aspect room with range of matching units comprising base cupboards, drawers and eye level units; roll edge work surfaces with inset sink; Range cooker in fireplace recess; dishwasher; space for fridge freezer; under floor heating; breakfast bar; dining space; door to:

LIVING ROOM 26' 5" x 13' 0" (8.07m x 3.98m) A dual aspect room with exposed granite walls and timber ceiling beams; under floor heating; fireplace with inset wood burning stove; door to front; stable door to side.

SNUG 10' 2" x 12' 2" (3.1m x 3.71 (max into bay)m) Glazed doors to courtyard; side window; radiator; vinyl wood effect flooring; central heating and hot water controls; T.V. point.

SHOWER ROOM 5' 7" x 5' 1" (1.71m x 1.55m) Obscure window to rear; low level w.c; pedestal wash hand basin; shower cubicle with electric shower; radiator; extractor fan.

DINING ROOM/FAMILY ROOM 20' 8" x 10' 9" (6.3m x 3.3m) A dual aspect room with window to front and side; two radiators; fireplace recess with bread oven (fireplace currently not in use); exposed timber door lintel.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING Front aspect window; storage cupboard and cupboard; doors to:

BEDROOM 14' 9" x 12' 7" (4.5m x 3.84m) Dual aspect room; radiator; window to front; wash hand basin.

BEDROOM 11' 1" x 11' 1" (3.4m x 3.4m) Window to rear; pedestal wash hand basin; radiator.

BEDROOM 16' 9" x 12' 10" (5.11m x 3.93 (max)m) Range of fitted bedroom furniture; dressing tables and drawers; wardobes; radiator; window to front; spotlight lighting; wash hand basin.

BATHROOM 9' 2" x 8' 2" (2.81m x 2.51m) Matching suite comprising corner bath unit with tiled surround; fully tiled shower cubicle; low level w.c. and pedestal wash basin; two obscure glazed windows to rear; two radiators; shaver socket; spotlight lighting.

BEDROOM/STUDY 14' 5" x 8' 2" (4.4m x 2.5m) Two windows to rear; airing cupboard housing the oil fired boiler; radiator; built-in wardrobe with hanging space and shelving.

BEDROOM 13' 5" x 9' 10" (4.1m x 3.0m) Window to side; vanity unit; radiator.

BEDROOM 12' 5" x 13' 1" (3.8m x 4.0m) Front aspect window; radiator; Victorian fireplace; wash hand basin.

LITTLE BEACON

ENTRANCE HALL Part glazed front door to entrance hall with radiator; understairs airing cupboard with hot water tank and oil fired boiler; stairs to first floor landing.

BEDROOM ONE 12' 5" x 14' 1" (3.8m x 4.3m) Front aspect window; radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 10' 9" x 14' 1" (3.3m x 4.3m) Front aspect window; radiator.

BATHROOM 7' 1" x 7' 1" (2.17m x 2.16m) Matching suite comprising panelled bath with shower over; low level w.c. and pedestal wash basin; obscure glazed window to front; radiator; extractor fan; electric heater; vanity light; shaver socket.

FIRST FLOOR

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 13' 9" x 23' 7" (4.2m x 7.2m) Kitchen area with range of modern matching units comprising base cupboards, drawers and eye level units; roll edge work surfaces with tiled surround and inset sink unit; electric oven with hob and extractor hood over; two front aspect windows and window to rear; door to living room; radiator.

LIVING ROOM 14' 1" x 13' 5" (4.3m x 4.1m) Front aspect window; radiator; T.V. point; telephone point.

OUTSIDE 0' 0" x 0' 0" Immediately to the rear of Beacon Lodge is a large, level patio, with courtesy lighting and stone wall borders. Beyond this is a central cobbled area, accessed via double wooden gates from the village lane, thus providing an off-road parking area. There is also a:-



TWO STOREY BARN - 8.66m x 4.49m- with power and lighting connected. Currently used as a workshop, and could offer a number of other uses, including possible conversion to further accommodation, studio, work from home office etc, subject to the necessary consents being granted. Adjoining this barn is a single storey store (3.47m x 3m) containing oil tank.



Immediately behind Little Beacon is a level, enclosed, south-facing garden, predominantly laid to lawn, with excellent views towards Dartmoor and Cawsand Beacon, from which the property name derives. There is also a further:-



STORAGE BARN

27' 6" x 11' 5" (8.4m x 3.5m)

SERVICES Main water, mains drainage and mains electricity, with the addition of PV solar panels (further details on request). Oil fired central heating.

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band D for Council Tax purposes.

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371 or email: okehampton@mansbridgebalment.co.uk

DIRECTIONS From the centre of Okehampton, proceed out of the town in an easterly direction, via East Street and Exeter Road. Follow the signage for Sticklepath, South Zeal etc, passing over the A30 dual carriageway. After passing through the village of Sticklepath, turn next left at Ford Cross, signposted South Zeal. Continue to the next T-Junction, turn right and continue through the village of South Zeal, whereupon, at the bottom of the hill, the property will be found on the right hand side.

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