Sourton, Okehampton
Sold Subject to Contract

5 beds | 3 baths | 1 receptions | Offers in excess of £750,000

  • Ref no O1353
  • Superb Detached Period Property
  • Peaceful, rural yet accessible location
  • End of a rural lane
  • Close to, and views of Dartmoor
  • Situated in 5 acres
  • Two Barns (one with planning permission)
  • Huge potential
  • Dutch Barn and Garaging and Outbuildings
  • 5 Bedrooms

**3D VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE** A superb, DETACHED, PERIOD HOUSE, located at the end of a rural lane, in a peaceful rural, yet accessible location, close to the Dartmoor National Park, situated in 5 ACRES of private, mature grounds.TWO UNCONVERTED BARNS, in very good condition, one with planning for holiday use and offer a multitude of uses (STP). Viewing essential to appreciate.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION This fine property is situated at the end of a quiet rural lane, shared with just one other property, within 5 acres of well-tended, mature grounds.

The property is situated between the popular and sought-after villages of Sourton and Bridestowe and very close to, and enjoys some very good views of Dartmoor.

The village of Sourton is just outside the western boundaries of the Dartmoor National Park with easy access by footpath and bridleway onto the open moor from the village. Sourton is served by a historic parish church and the very interesting Highwayman Public House. It is also on a regular bus route and access to the A30 dual carriageway and garage services is literally a short drive away at Sourton Down which in turn provides easy access to the Cathedral City of Exeter. The local town of Okehampton lies approximately 6 miles east of the property while Exeter is approximately 30 miles east.

Bridestowe is a pretty West Country village situated at the head of the Lew Valley at the north western foothills of the Dartmoor National Park and surrounded by some of Devon's finest countryside. The village centre incorporates a well patronised general store, public house, church and primary school.

A superb, detached period, former farmhouse, believed to have been built in the mid 18th Century, of stone and cob construction. The property is not listed, and has been sympathetically modernised and improved over recent times, yet retains a great deal of it's original character and charm.

The accommodation, which is well-presented throughout, briefly comprises of: entrance porch; spacious sitting room with superb inglenook fireplace with bread oven and fitted woodburner; large rear hallway/study; side porch, with door to the former dairy, which now houses the boiler and control system for the solar panels, and offers plenty of storage; a ground floor shower room; a lovely country-style kitchen/dining room with a recently updated kitchen, with slate flooring, feature window to the rear, granite fireplace with fitted woodburner; utility room. There are two staircases leading to the first floor, with one leading to two bedrooms, both being dual aspect, and one having an ensuite shower room and the other currently used as a study. The other staircase leads to a landing; a further three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The layout lends itself to the possibility of dual occupancy/secondary accommodation, particularly if incorporated with the attached barn, as described below.

The property benefits from oil-fired central heating, double glazing and PV solar panels, which provide a good deal of free electricity for the property and also the ability to sell the surplus to the National Grid, courtesy of a feed-in tariff, which provides a tax-free, index-linked income (further details on request).
Attached to the property is a substantial unconverted barn, with power and lighting connected, concrete floor and a recently replaced roof, with approved planning permission for conversion to holiday accommodation. The barn offers scope for a multitude of other uses (STP)

To the outside, the property is accessed via a single track country lane, shared with just one other property. This leads initially to a further stone barn and former piggery, again offering a multitude of uses, secondary accommodation and work from office/studio (STP). There is a single garage to side with parking, with the main driveway sweeping around to the front of the property, leading to a large gravelled parking area, for multiple vehicles and large Dutch barn and garaging.

Beyond this, are delightful mature, south-facing gardens, predominantly laid to lawn, with the River Lew, flanking the southern boundary, and a small stream running through the garden, providing a lovely setting to sit and enjoy peace and tranquility. There is an area of wild garden and a lovely seating area. There is a further block-built, multi-purpose outbuilding, currently used for storage, but has been used for livestock in the past.

The remainder of the land comprises of two paddocks, which are fenced and have access to the River Lew, ideal for animals and irrigation. There is gated access from the entrance lane and there is a public footpath briefly running to the Northern boundary.
We are delighted to be appointed as sole agents for the sale of this very impressive property 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:



LIVING ROOM 23' 0" x 16' 1" (7.01m x 4.9m)

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 17' 7" x 12' 0" (5.36m x 3.66m)

UTILITY 12' 9" x 8' 5" (3.89m x 2.57m)

SHOWER ROOM 9' 3" x 3' 8" (2.84m x 1.13m)

REAR HALLWAY/STUDY 30' 5" x 6' 11" (9.28m x 2.12m)


STORE/BOILER ROOM 13' 2" x 9' 3" (4.01m x 2.82m)



BEDROOM ONE 17' 10" x 12' 2" (5.44m x 3.71m)

EN-SUITE BATHROOM 6' 9" x 5' 7" (2.08m x 1.72m)

BEDROOM TWO 17' 8" x 9' 6" (5.38m x 2.9m)

BEDROOM THREE 17' 5" x 11' 9" (5.31m x 3.58m)

BEDROOM FOUR 17' 7" x 11' 3" (5.36m x 3.43m)

BEDROOM FIVE 9' 11" x 7' 9" (3.02m x 2.36m)

BATHROOM 8' 5" x 6' 9" (2.59m x 2.07m)


ATTACHED BARN 23' 0" x 17' 7" (7.01m x 5.36m)

DETACHED BARN 20' 3" x 12' 1" (6.18m x 3.69m) with attached:-

FORMER PIGGERY 10' 2" x 6' 9" (3.12m x 2.06m)

GARAGE 18' 0" x 13' 6" (5.51m x 4.12m)

DUTCH BARN 42' 10" x 30' 8" (13.08m x 9.36m)

BLOCK BUILT STORE 23' 5" x 8' 4" (7.14m x 2.56m)

SERVICES Mains water, mains electric with PV solar panels, private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.

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

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371.

DIRECTIONS For SAT NAT please use the property postcode EX20 4JB.
From our offices in Okehampton, leave the town in a westerly direction, following the signs for A30 Launceston. At Meldon, join the A30 for approximately half a mile, taking the first exit, signposted A386 Tavistock, Bridestowe, Sourton etc. At the end of the slip road, turn right and then immediately left, following the signs for Bridestowe, Lewdown etc. After approximately 1 mile, the lane leading to the property will be found on your left hand side, identified by a Mansbridge Balment for sale board. Proceed down the hill, to the bottom of the lane, where the property is located in front of you. Bear to the right, going to the side of the house, where there is plenty of parking.

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