Beacon Lodge, South Zeal

6 beds | 2 baths | 3 receptions | Offers in excess of £550,000

  • Period Character House with Very Spacious and Flexible Accommodation
  • Former Village Hotel and Public House
  • Sought After Dartmoor Village
  • Six Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • South Facing Patio Garden
  • Further Garden Available by Separate Negotiation
  • No Onward Chain

An IMPRESSIVE CHARACTER PROPERTY, situated in the HEART OF SOUGHT AFTER DARTMOOR VILLAGE, with very spacious and flexible accommodation, including six bedrooms and three reception rooms. The property could offer a number of potential uses (STP). South Facing rear patio garden with a further detached garden available by separate negotiation if required. NO ONWARD CHAIN. VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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 a bank, and supermarkets including Waitrose,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 offers 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 flexible nature of the accommodation offers the prospective purchaser a multitude of potential uses for the property, subject to the necessary approval being granted.

The property is presented in 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 National Grid. The feed-in tariff is at the high rate of 54.17 pence per unit and last year earnt in excess of £2000.

To the rear of the property is a large, south-facing, patio garden, with a further nearby detached south facing garden, with views towards Dartmoor, which is available if so desired, by separate negotiation.

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:

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

OFFICE 11 x 5'5" (11 x 1.65m). Window to side; shelving

UTILITY ROOM 10'3" x 8'7" (3.12m x 2.62m). Window to side; shelving.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 30'2" x 12'11" (9.2m x 3.94m). 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' (8.05m x 3.96m). 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 3.7m). 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" (1.7m x 1.55m). Obscure window to rear; low level w.c; pedestal wash hand basin; shower cubicle with electric shower; radiator; extractor fan.

DINING/FAMILY ROOM 20'8" x 10'9" (6.3m x 3.28m). 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.


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" (3.38m x 3.38m). Dual aspect room; radiator; window to front; wash hand basin.

BEDROOM 16'9" x 12'10" (5.1m x 3.9m). 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" (2.8m x 2.5m). 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 3m). Window to side; vanity unit; radiator.

BEDROOM 12'5" x 13'1" (3.78m x 4m). Front aspect window; radiator; Victorian fireplace; wash hand basin.

OUTSIDE:    Immediately to the rear of the property is a south-facing, level patio garden, with courtesy lighting and stone wall borders.

Nearby is a further detached, level, enclosed, south-facing garden, predominantly laid to lawn, with excellent views towards Dartmoor and Cawsand Beacon, from which the property name derives. This is available by separate negotiation, if so desired.

SERVICES    Mains 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.

VIEWING    Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371 or email:

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