Sympathetically renovated to a high standard, a beautiful DETACHED COTTAGE in an attractive RURAL position enjoying panoramic Dartmoor and countryside VIEWS, offering a blend of CONTEMPORARY and CHARACTER accommodation with three/four bedrooms (one ensuite), five receptions, CONSERVATORY and ample PARKING on a level plot extending to approximately HALF AN ACRE.
DESCRIPTION The property nestles neatly near the sought after village of Germansweek, accessed via a quiet lane and situated in a rural but not isolated position. Views to Dartmoor are superb and the property is within easy access of the A30 road network, approximately equi-distant from Okehampton, Launceston and Holsworthy. The cathedral city of Exeter and the region's airport lie approximately 30 miles to the East. To the North is the popular coastal town of Bude with delightful beaches, coastal walks and a wide variety of shops.
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 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.
There is a primary school near by in the village of Halwill and the well regarded secondary school in Okehampton both of which can be reached by a free local bus service.
This fine detached property offers prospective purchasers a wonderful opportunity to acquire a beautiful character home which has been sympathetically renovated by its current owners. Our clients' works have been completed to the highest of standards, retaining a balanced mix of original character and contemporary living.
Dating back to 1826, Dartmoor View is the perfect country retreat with panoramic views of Dartmoor and over rolling countryside. The living space is plentiful within this practical family home which is set in its own manageable plot extending to approximately 0.5 of an acre. The gardens have been extensively landscaped over time and now offer an enjoyable space from which to appreciate the afternoon sun.
The principal receptions and bedrooms have a South Westerly aspect and as expected, all the rooms have a light airy ambiance.
In summary, this fantastic home lends itself to a number of uses; primarily a family home, but would be a suitable candidate as an escape to the country which may lend itself to further opportunity in a commercial capacity, subject to one's preference.
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:
CONSERVATORY 14' 8" x 7' 3" (4.48m x 2.22m) Crossing the threshold, entrance door to side, large French double doors to rear, wood effect flooring; partial exposed stone wall; doors to office/study room.
OFFICE 14' 8" x 7' 3" (4.47m x 2.21m) Window to rear; inset shelving; wood effect flooring. Return to conservatory; door to:
KITCHEN 15' 6" x 11' 0" (4.74m x 3.37m) Dual aspect room; windows to front and door to rear with views to rear; fitted floor kitchen units with wood work surfaces; cream composite inset sink and drainer; space for fridge/freezer; space for range style oven; extractor hood; space for under counter dishwasher; freestanding modern oil boiler for central heating and hot water; built-in storage; wall mounted shelving; cupboard; door to utility room, radiator.
UTILITY ROOM 12' 5" x 7' 6" (3.8m x 2.3m) Matching fitted wall mounted kitchen units with wooden work top; wood effect flooring; space for washing machine and tumbler dryer; side aspect window; radiator; door to cloakroom.
CLOAKROOM 2' 5" x 6' 3" (0.76m x 1.92m) Window to front; low level WC; wall mounted wash hand basin with cupboard unit below; part tiled splashback; slate window sill.
RECEPTION ONE 13' 0" x 11' 6" (3.97m x 3.53m) Carpeted flooring; window to front; feature inglenook fireplace with wood burner set in a stone surround with oak lintel; original bread oven; radiator with cover; open plan to reception two and door to reception three.
RECEPTION TWO 14' 3" x 12' 0" (4.36m x 3.66m) Large rear facing window with views over gardens; stairs to first floor and radiator; door to garden.
RECEPTION THREE 12' 11" x 8' 2" (3.96m x 2.5m) Front aspect bay window, rear aspect window; radiator. (This room could be used as a fourth bedroom, if required.)
LANDING Dual aspect to the front; radiator; doors lead to.
BEDROOM ONE 10' 8" x 11' 6" (3.26m x 3.53m) Rear aspect French window offering a staggering outlook over the formal garden and towards the Dartmoor National Park; two fitted wardrobes; two radiators; door to ensuite bathroom.
ENSUITE BATHROOM 6' 10" x 8' 3" (2.09m x 2.54m) Matching suite comprising easy access bath with tiled surround and shower over, inset Honey oval wash basin, vanity unit and close coupled WC; ladder radiator; side aspect window; walk-in linen cupboard (7' 3" x 3') with shelving; rear facing window; radiator.
BATHROOM 5' 9" x 7' 4" (1.76m x 2.24m) Half etched privacy window to rear, enclosed panel bath, wood effect floor; part tiled; wall mounted cupboard with vanity mirror; wall mounted light with shaver point; inset sink unit with cupboard below; low level WC; radiator; oak window sill.
BEDROOM TWO 16' 4" maximum x 9' 7" maximum (5m x 2.94m) Window to rear; exposed painted floorboards, part carpeted; loft hatch; radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 9' 2" x 13' 5" (2.8m x 4.1m) Front and rear aspect windows, radiator; exposed beams.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS: The garden and grounds really are a fabulous attribute to the house, with far reaching views over rolling countryside and Dartmoor and have been extensively landscaped by the current owners.
Nestled neatly behind private gates, a gravel drive leads you from the quiet country lane to the side of the property, where you will find ample parking.
Beyond this, to the rear of the house lies approximately half an acre, with a fabulous array of areas to enjoy. The plot is predominantly laid to lawn and complements an attractive patio area perfect for alfresco dining and enjoying the afternoon sun. There is also a large summer house and BBQ area.
The property benefits from a secondary drive on the northern boundary where the garden could be split at this point to make a small paddock. Currently the grounds are defined by mature hedging, Devon bank and modern timber fencing. The garden contains a variety of specimens of tree from mature oak, copper and beech trees. The property benefits from a log store and bin area accessed by a side gate.
AGENT'S NOTE (1) Germansweek village benefits from a village hall and church, and there is easy access to various nature reserves, Roadford Reservoir and the A30.
The senior school in Okehampton was listed as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2014 - this can be accessed by a free local bus service.
AGENT'S NOTE (2) Over the last seven years our clients have undertaken extensive improvement works, including damp proofing, rewiring and replastering.
SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'E' for Council Tax purposes.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371.
DIRECTIONS From our offices in Okehampton proceed in a Westerly direction, Leaving the town via New Road B3260, Take the first right hand turning on to Beacon Down Hill A3079, sign posted for Bude & Holsworthy.
Proceed over both roundabouts, continuing on the A3079 Holsworthy Road for 10.8 miles
Passing a wind turbine on your right take the next left signed posted for Germansweek and Ruby Holiday Cottages, Take the next left turning at Bold Venturn Cross and left again, where the property will be found on your right hand side.