This captivating period, 4 bedroom farmhouse (not listed) with amazing potential includes an integral 1 bedroom annexe, currently let on "Airbnb". Set in about 1.5 acres with historic stone barns, one of which has planning permission for holiday conversion, picturesque courtyard with duck pond, substantial workshop/tractor shed, polytunnel, and stream bordered woodland meadow. A truly superb opportunity for discerning purchasers to develop the outstanding potential that this exceptional property offers, and at the same time enjoy living in this glorious setting tucked away in the heart of the countryside. EPC=E
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (all measurements are approximate):-
OPEN FRONTED SLATE ENTRANCE PORCH Painted panelled door with glazed inserts and courtesy light leading to:
ENTRANCE HALL Brick floor. Exposed brick work to one wall.
CLOAKROOM Slate tiled floor. White low level WC and wash hand basin. Window overlooking the courtyard. Painted pine match boarding.
KITCHEN 18'6" x 18' (5.64m x 5.49m). Tiled floor. 2 deep silled windows overlooking the courtyard. Magnificent full height inglenook fireplace with tiled hearth housing a solid fuel Rayburn used for cooking, and supplying domestic hot water. Original bread oven with ornate metal door. Extensive roll-edge worksurfaces with matching base and wall units incorporating display cabinets. Inset "Royal Dalton" ceramic white sink with antique mixer tap, with adjoining granite worktop/drainer. Multi-fuel black "Cookmaster" Range.
PANTRY 17'3" x 6'5" (5.26m x 1.96m). Slate tiled floor. Traditional pantry windows. High angled pine lined ceiling. LOG STORE.
SITTING ROOM 21'8" x 15'3" (6.6m x 4.65m). Attractive Italian tiled floor. Double glazed window with seat overlooking the courtyard. Original stone fireplace with inset oak mantle and stone hearth housing a woodburner. Ornamental bread oven. Uplighters. Dogleg pine staircase with original oak "highwayman's window" rising to the First Floor. Glazed door to raised patio great for alfresco dining.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Double glazed window. Built-in airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder and electric immersion heater.
BEDROOM 1 14'9" x 14'5" (4.5m x 4.4m). Original 16 inch wide floorboards and door. Deep silled window.
BEDROOM 2 15'3" x 13'3" (4.65m x 4.04m). Original 16 inch wide floorboards. Deep silled window. Fireplace with inset oak mantle and slate tiled hearth housing a "Yeoman" woodburning stove. Original "Bible cupboard".
BEDROOM 3 11'6" x 9'8" (3.5m x 2.95m). Original 16 inch wide floorboards and door. Deep silled window.
FAMILY BATHROOM Original 16 inch wide floorboards. Double glazed window. Radiator fed from the Rayburn. Large walk-in shower cubicle with "rain" shower. Low level WC, and wash hand basin. Very attractive contemporary style "slipper" bath. Built-in shelved airing cupboard. Exposed roof timbers.
KITCHEN/ DINER 16'7" x 14'1" (5.05m x 4.3m). Pine floor. Double glazed window with bookshelves below. Exposed beam. Brick/slate/marble fireplace housing a woodburning stove, and bread oven with ornate door behind. Original mantle shelf. Shelved recess and built-in storage cupboard. Worksurface. Fitted shelves. Stainless steel single drainer sink unit with cupboards below. "Bosch" fridge freezer. Electric cooker. Concealed stairs rising to the Master Bedroom.
LOUNGE 17'1" x 13'1" (5.2m x 3.99m). Pine floor. Beamed ceiling. Double aspect room with a hardwood "Stable" door with glazed panels to the courtyard. Cloak hooks. Built-in cupboard with a "Hager" consumer trip switch unit. Built-in wine rack.
BEDROOM Overall 22'6" x 17'1" (Overall 6.86m x 5.2m). An eye-catching split-level Master Bedroom suite with a full vaulted ceiling to the apex, complete 2 double glazed "Velux" windows flooding the room with light. Deep silled double glazed window overlooking the courtyard. Exposed stonework. Exposed beams/roof timbers. Stairs upto the:
SHOWER ROOM White low level WC, and wash hand basin set on a pine base with cupboard below. Fully tiled shower cubicle with a power "rain" shower.
LARGE MEZZANINE 14'9" x 9' (4.5m x 2.74m). This extends about half way over the bedroom.
OUTSIDE To the either side of the farmhouse are extensive hardstanding parking areas, with one being overlooked by a magnificent oak tree, which could well pre-date the farmhouse itself, complete with its own "fairy house". From here, gates lead to the courtyard and meadow. Undoubted feature of the property is the superb courtyard with its spring fed duck pond, and stone pathways.
PIGGERY Overall 52' (15.85m) x 18' (5.49m). 6 bays with "granary steps" rising to the First Floor. This notable barn benefits from planning permission into a 1 bedroom holiday let, and was approved by Torridge District Council under application number 1/0973/2018/FUL.
At right angles to this barn, and forming one side of the courtyard, is the:
FORMER SHIPPON 80' x 16' (24.38m x 4.88m). with full length HAY LOFT above. On the Ground Floor is a decent sized WORKSHOP measuring some 31'2" x 11'10" (9.50m x 3.60m) with concrete floor and workbenches. Mains electricity connected.
TRACTOR SHED 42' x 34' (12.8m x 10.36m). Corrugated sheet construction with adjoining concrete yard, and further LEAN-TO. To the rear is a POLYTUNNEL.
Located to the rear of the outbuildings, the woodland meadow adjoins a small pretty stream known as "Mussel Brook".
SERVICES Mains electricity. Private water. Private drainage to a recently installed 12 person "Biodigester" unit. Solar panels.
COUNCIL BAND Band 'F' (please note this council band may be subject to reassessment).
EPC RATING Rating E.
From Holsworthy proceed for approximately 4.5 miles on the A3072 Hatherleigh road, and upon reaching Brandis Corner turn left, and proceed along this road following the signs to Shebbear for some 4.5 miles. Upon reaching Battledown Cross turn right signed Buckland Filleigh. (If you reach Shebbear College you have overshot Battledown Cross by approximately 0.25 miles). Follow this road for 0.5 miles, and upon reaching Sedgewell Cross proceed straight across signed Buckland Filleigh and after 0.8 miles turn right onto an unsigned stone lane (If you reach a small bridge you have overshot the lane by about 50 yards). Proceed with care along the stone lane and after 0.5 miles bear left, and after 300 yards Buckland Mill will be found on the right hand side.