At the heart of this intriguing and historic major refurbishment/development project, which extends in all to about 3 acres, lies an incredibly versatile, 4 bedroom (3 en-suite), detached bungalow, an impressive stone built former "granary" currently arranged as two 2 bedroom flats, approximately 700 square feet of workshop/stores with extensive parking, and a long stretch of former railway line now reclaimed by nature. No onward chain. EPCS=F, G & G
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (all measurements are approximate):-
LYNE AKRES Hardwood door to:
ENTRANCE HALL Access to very large roof space.
INNER HALL Leading to:
LOUNGE 22'7" (6.88m) x 15'9" (4.8m) narrowing to 13'10" (4.22m). Double aspect windows. Feature stone fireplace with a woodburning stove, and oak mantles
KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM 23' x 11' (7m x 3.35m). 3 windows to front. Worksurfaces with stainless steel double bowl sink. "Light oak" base and wall units. "Rangemaster Classic 110" multi-function Range. "Camray" oil fired boiler.
STUDY 13'4" x 6'3" (4.06m x 1.9m).
UTILITY ROOM 14' x 9' max (4.27m x 2.74m max). Tiled floor. Fitted shelves. Plenty of space for appliances. "Belfast" sink. Built-in airing cupboard.
SIDE ENTRANCE HALL Ornamental fireplace.
CLOAK/SHOWER ROOM Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Tiled shower cubicle.
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 14' x 14' (4.27m x 4.27m). Double aspect windows. Fitted bedroom furniture, and a wash hand basin.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM Bath. Low level WC.
BEDROOM 2 15' x 13'6" (4.57m x 4.11m). 2 arched recesses, one with a wash hand basin.
EN-SUITE SHOWER/CLOAKROOM Low level WC. Tiled shower cubicle.
BEDROOM 3 13'6" x 12' (4.11m x 3.66m). Wash hand basin.
EN-SUITE CLOAK/SHOWER ROOM Low level WC. Tiled shower. Built-in storage cupboard.
BEDROOM 4 12' x 9'3" (3.66m x 2.82m). Double aspect windows. Wash hand basin.
BATHROOM 3 piece coloured suite with a shower over the bath.
Running the full length of the western elevation, and also wrapping around the northern end, is a substantial VERANDAH under which has been added:
LOBBY 23' x 9' (7m x 2.74m). Angled tinted polycarbonate roof.
BOOT ROOM 9'9" x 8'8" (2.97m x 2.64m). Worktop with drawers and cupboards below. Tinted angled polycarbonate roof.
WALK-IN STORE 9' max x 3' (2.74m max x 0.91m).
OUTSIDE A tarmacadum drive provides extensive parking. The gardens are currently mainly laid to lawn with an extensive paved patio area, and a great collection of mature trees and shrubs. Great potential for landscaping, and adjoining farmland with some nice views along the eastern side.
FORMER RAILWAY LINE Adjoining the northern end of the formal gardens, this extends to just over 2 acres and it is fair to say that the majority has currently been reclaimed by nature providing a great habitat/corridor for wildlife. It is defined along either side by lines of mature beech, whilst the centre is now covered by willow/bramble undergrowth. Interestingly, one cleared area with a TIMBER/SHEET CLAD SHELTER has a history of an archery range for which it is perfectly suited.
THE GRANARY & WORKSHOP
GROUND FLOOR FLAT PVCu entrance door with adjacent window to:
SMALL ENTRANCE HALL
KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM - 17' x 14'6" (5.18m x 4.42m). A triple aspect room, including French doors to a paved patio.
Kitchen Area: Worktops with pine base and wall units. Sink and single drainer.
INNER HALL -
BEDROOM 1 - 14'7" x 8'3" max. (4.45m x 2.51m max.). Built-in wardrobe.
BEDROOM 2 - 14'6" x 8'3" max. (4.42m x 2.51m max.). Built-in wardrobe.
BATHROOM - 3 piece coloured suite. Tiled floor. Fitted cupboard housing a "Vaillant" LPG boiler.
FIRST FLOOR FLAT This has its own separate entrance from the Ground Floor, where stairs rise from a small ENTRANCE HALL to:
KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM: 17' x 15' (5.18m x 4.57m). Double aspect room. Feature original brick archway with a most attractive stained glass sign saying "The Granary".
Kitchen Area: Sink. Worksurface.
BEDROOM 1: 14'8" x 8'3" max. (4.47m x 2.51m max.). Built-in wardrobe.
BEDROOM 2: 14'9" x 8'4" max. (4.5m x 2.54m max.). Built-in wardrobe.
BATHROOM: 3 piece coloured suite. Built-in cupboard housing a "Vaillant" LPG boiler.
OUTSIDE - A long stone drive (which the railway cottages have a right of access over) sweeps around to the front of the property and provides extensive parking. There are decent sized level gardens currently laid to lawn with a large patio, and substantial pine SUMMERHOUSE which adjoin farmland along their eastern boundary.
OUTBUILDINGS Adjacent to The Granary is a most unusual former railway station warehouse of concrete/timber/galvanised iron construction under a corrugated sheet roof. Unusually, it has been built on raised concrete piles and sits about 3ft above the ground level. It comprises 2 units with an interlinking hall, and has mains electric and water connected. Its most recent use has been as a specialised training centre, but the whole property is now in need of complete refurbishment or rebuilding on the current footings.
UNIT 1 Overall 51' (15.54m) (15.54) x 18' (5.49m) (5.49). Concrete/timber/corrugated sheet construction.
UNIT 2 Overall 43' (13.1m) (13.1) x 18' (5.49m) (5.49). Of corrugated iron construction under a corrugated sheet roof.
Please note, a new boundary fence will be required between The Granary and the "Office Outbuilding".
SERVICES - Mains water and electric. Shared private drainage. Lyne Akres: Oil fired central heating. The Granary: LPG central heating. Please note, both the boilers have not been used for some time and probably will need replacing, along with re-siting the LPG tank for The Granary.
COUNCIL BANDS Lyne Akres: A Certificate of Lawful Development is currently being considered by Torridge District Council with an expected decision towards the end of June 2021.
Ground Floor Flat: Band 'A'. First Floor Flat: Band 'A' (please note these council bands may be subject to reassessment).
EPC RATINGS Lyne Akres: Rating F. Ground Floor Flat: Rating G. First Floor Flat: Rating G.
From Holsworthy proceed on the A3072 Hatherleigh road for 4 miles, and upon reaching Dunsland Cross turn right onto the A3079 signed Okehampton. Follow this road for approximately 1 mile and as the road bears round to the left there is a terrace of cottages on your left hand side, and the entrance lane leading to the property will be found just before these cottages. Follow this lane to the end where you find the entrance with a Bond Oxborough Phillips 'For Sale' notice clearly displayed.