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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Dowland, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19

Guide Price £395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen
  • 3 First Floor Bedrooms
  • Family Bathroom
  • No Near Neighbours
  • Delightful Gardens
  • Woodland & Ponds

Full description

Grade II listed three bedroom detached former mill cottage with delightful mature gardens of just under 2 acres. 2 receptions, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom. No near neighbours. Woodland & ponds. EPC Band E.


Dowland Mill occupies an enviable semi rural location with no immediate neighbours surrounded by its own land. The nearby village of Iddesleigh is just half a mile away. The village has an ancient church and a highly regarded inn, the Duke of York, which is renowned for its fine food and ales. The larger town of Okehampton lies approximately 11 miles distant, located on the fringes of the Dartmoor National Park and offering a more comprehensive range of shops and services including three supermarkets, primary and secondary schooling. From the town the A30 dual carriageway is easily accessible, providing a direct link east to Exeter and the M5 and west to Cornwall and Plymouth.


Dowland Mill is a former Grade II listed mill cottage, believed to date back to the mid 17th century with a later addition. The property is built of stone and cob construction under a concrete tiled roof. Internally the property boasts two reception rooms, the living room having a most impressive inglenook fireplace, whilst the dining room has an oil fired Stanley, which provides cooking, hot water and central heating. The remainder of the rooms on the ground floor comprise a kitchen/breakfast room, ground floor bathroom and hallway, all fully used but in need of some updating and improvement. A staircase from the kitchen rises to the first floor, where three double bedrooms can be found, together with a small study area/potential en suite. The cottage boasts many period features including beamed ceilings, open fireplaces, many exposed timbers and doors, together with what is believed to be an original window in the study area.


Via covered porch with pendant light and fitted bench seats with side windows, door to:

Entrance Hall

Doors to:

Living Room

Double aspect windows, radiator, heavily beamed ceiling, impressive inglenook fireplace with timber bressummer with open grate and original bread oven.

Dining Room

A double aspect room with part timber panelling to walls, recessed display niche and beamed ceiling. Oil fired Stanley inset in inglenook fireplace with original bread oven providing cooking facilities, hot water and central heating. Wall mounted thermostat control for central heating. Door to:


Stairs to first floor, understairs storage cupboard, modest range of timber base cupboards and drawers with roll edge worksurfaces over. Single bowl single drainer sink unit, space for upright fridge/freezer, washing machine and low level fridge. Beamed ceiling, double aspect windows, radiator. Door to:

Rear Lobby

With radiator, half glazed door and side window to garden and door to:


Comprising low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath, radiator and two windows to the rear aspect.

First Floor Landing

Doors to:


Bedroom 3

Window to the front aspect, fitted airing cupboard. Exposed floor boards and access to loft hatch.

Bedroom 2

An attractive double aspect room with inset spotlights and exposed timbers. Radiator, recessed wardrobe area (formally a doorway through to bedroom 1). Doorway to:

Study Area

With original window to front. Potential en suite if so required and door to:

Bedroom 1

Double aspect windows, exposed timbers.


The property is approached via a five bar gate, which opens to a hedged driveway with parking for numerous vehicles. Adjacent is a further parking area with large timber SHED and pathway to the orchard/fruit garden. A cobbled path leads via a gated arch through to the front of the cottage. The front gardens are on two levels and primarily laid to lawn with many mature trees and bushes. Stone patio area to the right of the house and small pond. STONE OUTBUILDING to the left of the cottage. Immediately to the rear of the house is a level lawned garden, whilst the main gardens lie to the left and right of the property.
A pathway to the left of the house opens up to a large wooded area with pathway leading through some mature and young woodland and site of the former 13c mill, together with a series of wildlife ponds. A stream forms the rear boundary, providing a delightful backdrop and further paths continue around the rear of the cottage to the right hand side. Productive orchard and fruit garden comprising many specimens including Apple, Pear, Plum, Raspberry, Blackcurrant and Gooseberry. Whilst beyond this, forming the front boundary is a conifer plantation, which was planted approximately 18 years ago. The total plot measures 1.88 acres.


Strictly by appointment through the agents Stags on 01837 659420

Directional Note

From Okehampton proceed in a northerly direction taking the A379 to Hatherleigh. At the roundabout in Hatherleigh, turn right into the town, passing over the bridge and bearing around to your left hand side. With the Bridge Inn on your left handside, turn right past the school up South Street and continue up this road and beyond until you reach Hatherleigh Moor. Proceed across Hatherleigh Moor and turn left signposted to Iddesleigh. At the junction at Iddesleigh turn left signposted to Dolton, proceed along and down the hill, where upon Dowland Mill will be found on your left handside, just before the turning to Upcott upon your right handside.


Mains electricity, water and private drainage.

Local Authority

Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 2QE. Tel: 01237 428700

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 February 2013


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