Sourton, Okehampton
Sold Subject to Contract

5 beds | 3 baths | 3 receptions | Guide price £675,000


  • Superb Detached House.
  • Spacious Accommodation
  • Edge of Dartmoor National Park
  • Rural Yet Accessible Location
  • Suitable For Dual Occupancy or Multi-Generational Living.
  • Superb Family House
  • Five Bedrooms Three Receptions Three Bathrooms
  • Half An Acre of Private, Westerly Facing Gardens, Bordered by a Stream
  • Outdoor Entertaining Area
  • Large Garage and Off-Road Parking

A wonderfully spacious detached house, with five bedrooms, three reception rooms, and three bathrooms. Situated in a rural, yet accessible location, on the doorstep of the Dartmoor National Park. Private, west-facing grounds of approximately 1/2 an acre, bordered by a stream and an outdoor entertaining area with wood burner. Viewing is essential to appreciate.

SITUATION AND DESCRIPTION
This fine property is situated in a rural, yet accessible location, offering close proximity to the Dartmoor National Park. The A30 road network is just a few minutes away along with open countryside, including the well-acclaimed Granite Way, which is part of the National Cycle Route 27. Nearby are the moorland villages of Sourton, Bridestowe and Lydford.

Okehampton lies approximately 6 miles to the East and Tavistock approximately 10 miles to the West.
Okehampton 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. There is an hourly train service to Exeter and a regular bus service. 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. The cathedral city of Exeter lies 22 miles to the East with an abundance of high street stores and the region's main airport.

An impressive and wonderfully spacious, detached house, perfectly suited for wide range of prospective buyers, especially a busy family or those looking for multi-generational living, due to the property's design and configuration.

Entering an impressive entrance hall, with a central staircase and galleried landing, doors lead to a large, triple aspect sitting room. Double doors to the rear, lead to a raised veranda offering lovely views over the garden and adjoining countryside. A great feature to the sitting room is a double-sided 12kw multi-fuel burner, which can also be enjoyed from the Snug. There is underfloor heating to all rooms on the ground floor, with the exception of the utility room.
Moving through the property there is a useful and centrally positioned cloakroom and inner hall with door to a family-style kitchen/dining room. The kitchen is perfect for family life and entertaining with ample space for dining and living furniture. The kitchen area is equipped with an extensive range of wall and floor mounted kitchen units and work surfaces , along with a Mercury dual fuel Range Cooker (available by separate negotiation), extractor hood, a Quooker boiling water tap, a central island and terracotta tiled flooring. There is LED lighting and a five-amp lighting circuit throughout, along with numerous power sockets, some with USB ports and some with phone shelves.
Double doors lead out to the decked veranda and an opening leads through to a snug with oak flooring, which is perfect for relaxing, whilst still being connected to the kitchen. The aforementioned double sided multi-fuel burner makes for an extremely useable and cosy room.
Adjoining the kitchen is a large utility room with window and door to side, further storage, sink, work surface, appliance space and terracotta tiled flooring.
From the kitchen a door leads to another inner hall, with a bespoke handmade larder with pull out shelving, along with a further store cupboard. Doors lead to the garage and a study, which is ideally located, in a quiet corner of the property.

To the first floor is a galleried landing with an abundance of natural light and some views of Dartmoor. There is a large airing cupboard and a further storage cupboard. Doors lead to five double bedrooms, all of excellent sizes with the main bedroom having double doors to a balcony, where one can enjoy a lovely aspect over the rear garden and adjoining countryside. A further door leads to a modern contemporary ensuite shower room.
A further bath/shower room serves both the second and third bedrooms.
At the end of the landing is an inner hall, which lends itself to a separate guest suite, or alternatively could be used as secondary accommodation, with flexible uses, currently used as two bedrooms and a shower room.

The property benefits from oil-fired central heating, hardwood framed double glazing. There is also PV solar panels (3.18kw) with a 6kw battery, along with Feed-In Tariff, providing a tax-free index linked income (further details upon request).

OUTSIDE
The front of the property is approached via a gravelled driveway, providing off-road parking for numerous vehicles and leads to:

GARAGE 6.3m x 5.61m with remote controlled electric roller door, oil-fired boiler and two radiators, two windows and door to rear. Adjoining the garage is a cloakroom with WC, wash basin and hand drier.

To the side of the house is a gated storage area and pathway , along with the oil storage tank.

To the rear is a delightful, westerly-facing garden, offering a good deal of privacy and seclusion.
Immediately to the rear, is a large, raised veranda , with solid, composite decking, toughened glass balustrade and glazed roof, outside LED lighting and power points.
An excellent feature to the garden is a recently added outdoor entertaining area, an undercover timber structure, with wood burner, power and LED lighting, patio seating area, and fire pit.
There are large areas of lawn, raised vegetable beds, fruit cages, along with an ornamental fishpond, complete with large fish, filter and UV light.
At the bottom of the garden is a summerhouse which sits above the bank of a lovely stream that flanks the western boundary. This offers a wonderful, relaxing place to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds of the stream and adjoining countryside.
There is a garden shed with electric connected and a further storeroom which houses the controls for the PV solar panel system.
The garden, which totals approximately a half an acre, is an absolute delight and perfect for those who enjoy outdoor life.

SERVICES
Mains water (metered) mains electricity (with additional PV solar panels) private drainage (Klargester septic tank for sole use of property). Oil-fired central heating.

OUTGOINGS
The property is in Band E for council tax purposes (West Devon Borough Council)

DIRECTIONS
For SAT NAV use the property postcode EX20 4HQ
From Okehampton, leave the town in a westerly direction, following the signs for the A30 Launceston. Join the A30 and then leave immediately at the next exit, signposted A386 Tavistock. At the T junction, turn left and follow the road through the village of Sourton. You will then arrive at the hamlet of Lake, with the Bearslake Inn on your left. The property will be found, after a further 200 yards, on your right, identified by a Mansbridge Balment for sale board.

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