A tranquil and SECLUDED 4 double bedroom DETACHED BARN CONVERSION with NO ONWARD CHAIN and notable energy efficiency, located within private SOUTH FACING gardens with approximately 2 ACRE PADDOCK.
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION A tranquil and secluded barn conversion with no onward chain and notable energy efficiency, located within private south facing gardens which in turn back onto an attached 2 acre paddock with a field shelter. We understand the barn was built in around the early 19th Century and then converted and extended in the late 1980's, which is when the current owners purchased this family home.
The property benefits from a sizeable driveway which leads to a detached double garage with rises to a maximum head heights of 12' 10" making it ideal for storage etc. There is ample parking plus an area of hard standing on the side of the eastern elevation which is where a motorhome has been securely parked for many years.
Unusually, the residence benefits from mains gas central heating and from solar panels which are owned and not rented.
Besides the free electricity, their Feed-in Tariff (FIT) income averages £1900pa index-linked, tax-free and government guaranteed until 2036.
The barn's location is away from any main thoroughfares and forms part of a former farm but within walking distance of the historic village of Buckland Monachorum with a sought after primary school, Drake Manor Inn, church and bus services. The village is by car within 20 minutes of Plymouth city and 15 minutes of Tavistock. Nestled on the edge of Dartmoor National Park there is ample outdoor pursuits available and excellent riding and walks within minutes of the door.
The accommodation comprises entrance hall, cloakroom, study, kitchen breakfast room, sitting room, dining room and to the first floor are four double bedrooms, en-suite bathroom which connect to two bedrooms and a family bathroom. We also have been made aware that the fibre broadband speed is above 30Mbps.
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:
OUTSIDE The property is approached along a shared driveway which leads down to the home. A stone chipping driveway extends along the rear elevation to the detached garage flanked by an area of raised lawn. This area of raised garden is bounded by a high stone wall and is perfectly private for a hot tub and seating. There is also a greenhouse that the current owners use as a sheltered glazed seating area ideal for morning coffee. There is an attractive front courtyard with the main entrance door, hidden from view with natural stone features and a south facing aspect which is also bounded by a stone wall. The garden extends in a south westerly direction with a Devon Bank which in turn is flanked by the 2 acre paddock/meadow by a post and rail fence and gates. At the far end of the paddock is a field shelter and the curtilage is surrounded by mature trees and stock fencing. The expanse of Dartmoor National Park is close by with several bridleways and public footpaths connecting areas of outstanding natural beauty.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 3" x 11' 6" (4.65m x 3.51m)
STUDY 7' 8" x 6' 11" (2.34m x 2.11m)
DINING ROOM 14' 6" x 14' 3" (4.42m x 4.34m)
SITTING ROOM 16' 1" x 14' 0" (4.9m x 4.27m)
MASTER BEDROOM 11' 4" x 10' 6" (3.45m x 3.2m)
'JACK & JILL' EN-SUITE
BEDROOM TWO 14' 10" x 11' 5" (4.52m x 3.48m)
BEDROOM THREE 12' 8" x 10' 1" (3.86m x 3.07m)
BEDROOM FOUR 10' 4" x 9' 11" (3.15m x 3.02m)
AGENTS NOTE We understand the maintenance of the driveway is shared between the six dwellings at Didham Farm and is repaired as necessary by its owner.
OUTGOINGS AND INCOME Mains gas, electricity and water. Private drainage. Council Tax Band 'F'. These outgoings are significantly offset by the solar Feed in Tariff income (see above).
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 855055.
DIRECTIONS From our Yelverton office proceed to the village of Buckland Monachorum passing through Crapstone. Upon reaching the village continue past the turning down to the centre of the village, Modyford Walk and Cuxton Meadows, continuing on the lane out into the countryside. After a short distance a sign for Didham Farm will be found on the left. Turn down onto the driveway and follow the directions at the next signpost to the barn.