A UNIQUE PROPERTY which once formed part of an HISTORIC WOOL MILL with 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS located on the BANKS OF THE RIVER WALKHAM and offering wonderful TRANQUILITY and VIEWS with PRIVATE GARDENS of approximately 0.40 acre and PARKING.. "Currently there are no internal pictures of this property due to government restrictions on access."
SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION A unique property which once formed part of an historic wool mill on the banks of the river Walkham hidden away in a sought after village within the Dartmoor National Park. The house offers wonderful tranquillity and uninterrupted views over the tumbling water and a private bridge which leads across the river to a beautifully kept oasis which forms the private gardens for the cottage. These gardens approach 0.40 of an acre, forming an island of attractive grounds between the river and the fields with views over the surrounding landscape. There are several areas to sit and appreciate the setting along with interchanging paths, beautiful plants, trees and pergola creating a lovely garden all year round.
To the front of the cottage is a stone chipping courtyard which could park approximately three cars and useful outbuildings including a utility/store adjacent to the kitchen. The mill was extended by the current owners in 1997 creating further living space on the eastern elevation. The home is warmed by two wood burning stoves, mains gas central heating and part double glazing.
The accommodation comprises hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and utility shower room. To the first floor are three double bedrooms, bathroom with a shower over the bath and a separate wc. The French doors and window on the riverside of the cottage have wrought iron Juliet balconies and window boxes adding to the appeal of the house during the summer months.
The village offers amenities which are walking distance from the door including useful bus stops, shops, bakery, take away, art studio, excellent primary school and two well regarded public houses. The open moors of Dartmoor surround the village while Tavistock and Plymouth are within 15 to 20 mins by car.
"Currently there are no internal pictures of this property due to government restrictions on access."
HISTORY OF THE MILL Sampford House in Springfield was for many years known as Facotry House as it was part of the premises owned originally by a serge making factory as early as 1340. the wool taken from the western part of Dartmoor was 'of such grossness and stubbornness' that it had to be worked up with lambs' wool or flock to make it saleable as a light coarse serge, known as 'Tavistocks'.
In 1582 the property in Springfield was known as a Fulling Mill for cleansing and thickening cloth. A thick solution of soap was spread between each layer and steeped, usually for 3 hours. This process was repeated several times and then the cloth was rinsed with clear water. The River Walkham was the source of the water supply.
During the ensuing years there seem to have been alterations in the scope of the Factory Mill. In 1841 it appears in the Sampford Spiney Tithe Register and at this time the land was owned by Thomas Gill, John Rundle and C.V. Bridgman who entirely rebuilt the property and converted it again into a large serge cloth manufactory.
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:
An open porch leads to a solid wood entrance door and into:
HALL 4' 7" x 5' 10" (1.4m x 1.78m) Letter box cupboard; consumer unit; radiator; coat hooks; doors off.
SITTING ROOM 19' 8" x 13' 0 (max)" (5.99m x 3.96m) 2 French doors with Juliette wrought iron balconies to the river and views across the garden and fields; woodburning stove; 2 radiators; T.V. point; fitted cupboards and book shelves; deep sill window; door to:
UTILITY/SHOWER ROOM 9' 7" x 6' 3" (2.92m x 1.91m) Window and door to the front courtyard; double shower cubicle with Mira Zest electric shower; low level w.c.; wash hand basin; fitted cupboards and worktop; space and plumbing for washing machine; small loft access; tiled floor.
DINING ROOM 13' 0" x 11' 8" (3.96m x 3.56m) French doors with a Juliette wrought iron balcony with views to the river, gardens and fields; further deep sill window to the courtyard; Morso stove; built-in cupboard; stairs rise to the first floor; B.T. point; door to:
KITCHEN 13' 3" x 9' 6" (4.04m x 2.9m) Double glazed windows to the river views and a door to the side path; fitted kitchen and worktops; integrated fridge/freezer and Bosch dishwasher; gas hob with extractor hood; Bosch oven/grill; space for microwave.
LANDING 27' 7" x 3' 5" (8.41m x 1.04m) 2 radiators; 2 deep silled windows to the courtyard; doors off.
BATHROOM 5' 4" x 7' 3" (1.63m x 2.21m) Double glazed window to the river and views; panelled bath with shower over; pedestal wash hand basin; extractor fan; heated towel rail; shaving point; tiled walls.
W.C. 4' 7" x 2' 8" (1.4m x 0.81m) Double glazed window to the courtyard; wash hand basin; low level w.c; radiator; shelving.
MASTER BEDROOM 13' 5" x 10' 10" (4.09m x 3.3m) Deep sill window to the river views; original fireplace; T.V. point; radiator.
STUDY/BEDROOM TWO 9' 6" x 8' 7" (2.9m x 2.62m) Deep sill window to the river views; fitted book shelves; built-in cupboard; loft access; radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 10' 2" x 10' 0" (3.1m x 3.05m) Deep sill window to the river views; fitted wardrobes and vanity area; radiator.
THE GARDENS The property is approached from a private driveway which leads to the property. The cottage offers a front courtyard which provided off road parking for the home and we have been advised by the owner that there is room for 3 average cars. There is an attractive open porch which harbours the entrance door and adjacent to the front elevation is a log and tool store. A path extends along the side elevation between the kitchen door and the detached utility store leading to the river bridge. The private bridge goes over the river to the garden on the other side. The bridge has been recently refurbished by the current owner.
The gardens are relatively level and beautifully landscaped with lawns and an array of plants and established shrubs. The river runs alongside and at the very end there a some steps into the river where there is a deep pool which the family have used for summer dips. There are also two more useful sheds in the garden for storage and garden equipment. The garden offers lots of locations to sit and enjoy the setting with the only sound coming from the river tumbling over rocks.
UTILITY STORE 7' 5" x 3' 7" (2.26m x 1.09m) Adjacent to the kitchen door; space for tumble drier and fridge/freezer; main power and lighting; shelving.
LOG AND TOOL STORE 8' 0" x 4' 3" (2.44m x 1.3m)
GARDEN SHED 8' 0" x 5' 7" (2.44m x 1.7m)
GREENHOUSE 8' 0" x 6' 0" (2.44m x 1.83m)
SHED 11' 9" x 7' 9" (3.58m x 2.36m)
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains gas, mains water and mains drainage.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band ' D ' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT on 01822 855055.
DIRECTIONS From our Yelverton office proceed to the village of Horrabridge on the A386 and turn right into Graybridge Road. Follow the road down the hill and over the ancient river bridge continue around to the right towards the post office/shop. After passing the shop take the next right into Bedford Road. Follow this road for a short distance and the property will be found on the right marked by a name plaque saying Springfield. Follow the stone chipping driveway down to the old mill and the property is tucked away in the corner.