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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Spreyton, Crediton, Devon, EX17

Guide Price £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Thatched Property
  • Grade II Listed
  • Tranquil Valley Setting
  • 4 Bed Accommodation
  • Character Reception Rooms
  • Paddocks and Woodland
  • Stabling and Outbuildings
  • Superb Rural and Dartmoor Views

Full description

Period thatched property with paddocks, woodland and outbuildings, approximately 35 acres. Period thatched property, Grade II listed, tranquil valley setting, 4 bed accommodation, character reception rooms, paddocks and woodland,
stabling and outbuildings, superb rural and Dartmoor views.

Situation - Fursham Down Farm nestles in a delightful wooded valley, just outside the village of Spreyton. Enjoying attractive views over surrounding countryside, taking in the nearby hills of Dartmoor, the property is ideally situated being only a mile and a half from the A30. This gives the property excellent access to the motorway network and to the nearby cathedral and university city of Exeter, with its major shopping centre, main line rail and international air connections. Close at hand the village of Spreyton, is a thriving rural community having a village stores, award winning inn, primary school and church. The nearby town of Okehampton, offers a good shopping centre, with a Waitrose supermarket, together with two other supermarkets, modern hospital and schooling from infant to sixth form level.

The Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible at Okehampton, as are the north and south coasts of Devon with some attractive beaches and delightful coastal scenery. The ancient stannary town of Chagford is only 6 miles away, and offers a wide range of general and specialist shopping facilities, primary school, pubs, hotel and restaurants. This particular area, is well known for its outdoor and sporting opportunities, with fishing on nearby rivers, walking and riding on Dartmoor and excellent outriding.

Description - The property comprises a Grade II Listed detached thatched property, which has been the subject of considerable modernisation and improvement within recent years. Benefitting from oil fired central heating, the property offers spacious and versatile accommodation of immense character. There are two staircases to the first floor accommodation and a ground floor bedroom with adjoining en suite, giving the potential for self contained accommodation if required. Externally, there are immediately adjoining areas of garden together with an excellent range of outbuildings including stabling, workshop/studio and an excellent detached modern barn.

The property is situated on both sides from a minor lane, with the gardens and buildings, together with paddocks and woodland on one side, being bordered by a stream, whilst just across the lane, are further areas of paddock and woodland, bordered by the River Troney. The woodland is a haven for wildlife with many species of birds and animal life, with deer being a regular visitor. The property itself will be of particular appeal to the equestrian buyer, or will appeal to anybody seeking a country home with a useful amount of land and a superb woodland environment.

Accommodation - ENTRANCE LOBBY: With glazed door to front. DINING ROOM: Inglenook fireplace with cobbled hearth, clome oven and woodburning stove, also supplying domestic hot water. Double aspect windows and oak staircase to first floor. Understair airing cupboard with hot water cylinder with immersion heater, oak flooring. KITCHEN: Double aspect windows with stable door to side, attractive cream painted timber units with solid slate worksurfaces, inset belfast sink and drainer, range of cupboard and drawers units, Hot Point drawer fridge and Fisher and Paykel dish washer, fitted wall cupboards, Everhot electric range cooker with large hotplate and electric induction hob. Vaulted ceiling with spotlighting, flagstone flooring, open arch to Dining Room. SITTING ROOM: A spacious double aspect room, inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove on raised hearth with cloam oven. Massive bressummer beam above. Concealed staircase to first floor. Two radiators. REAR LOBBY: With tiled floor. BEDROOM 4: Double aspect windows, exposed ceiling timbers, radiator. EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Large tiled walk-in shower with electric shower unit and glazed screen. Pedestal wash basin, low level WC. Radiator. UTILITY ROOM: Window and part glazed stable door to rear. Inset 11/2 bowl porcelain sink, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine. Inset four ring ceramic hob with electric above, fitted electric oven. Woodblock worksurface, Trianco oil fired central heating boiler, fitted wall cupboards, tiled floor.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With oak staircase from sitting room. Window to rear. BEDROOM 1: Window to front with views over gardens and paddocks, built in wardrobe with shelf and rail, radiator. Staircase from dining room with balustrade around. BEDROOM 2: Leaded window overlooking gardens and paddock, fitted linen cupboards, original oak floor boards, radiator. BEDROOM 3: Leaded window to front, original oak floor boards. Radiator. BATHROOM: Panelled bath with tiled splash backing, Victorian style mixer shower fitment, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, low level WC. Half tiled walls, fitted cupboard, heated towel rail and radiator.

Outside - The land is divided into two main enclosures on either side of the lane. Immediately adjoining the house at front is a cobbled path/patio area with a sunny southerly aspect, further stone patio with pump and well. Large front lawned garden with mature trees with hedge bordering the road, flower beds and borders. Vegetable garden area and five bar gate access to road. Access to the paddocks. Immediately to the rear of the property is a tarmac driveway/yard area with outside tap and outside light and gated access from the road. Timber SHED/WORKSHOP/STUDIO 15'2" x 11'3" incorporating WORKSHOP/STORE and a SHOWER ROOM having a shower cubicle with electric shower unit and hand basin with electric water heater. Low level WC and plumbing for washing machine. Large OUTBUILDING incorporating STABLE 34' x 23'4" currently divided into STABLE and TACKROOM AREAS with power and light connected, of block construction under an iron sectional roof. Wide access doors to concrete yard with separate five bar gate access to the road. Adjoining STABLE/TACK ROOM 21'6" x 14'8" with oil storage tank. TIMBER LOOSEBOX and gate to paddock. Adjacent to the house are three areas of pasture paddock. These are 1.48 Acres with excellent detached TIMBER BARN: sectional iron roof and concrete base. 30' x 20'. Ideal for stock, machinery or garaging. Further sloping paddocks 0.712 Acres and 0.752 Acres, bordered by stream and woodland. Adjacent just across the stream with separate road access is a delightful area of mixed broadleaf woodland, being an haven for wildlife, birds and spring flowers. Just across the lane from the house is the further area of land, incorporating pasture paddock of approximately 8.069 Acres with gated road access and a dilapidated POLE BARN. From the land there is an excellent aspect across surrounding countryside towards the hills of Dartmoor.

Adjoining area of woodland, bordered by the River Troney. This area has been planted under the woodland grant scheme and incorporates mixed planting including wild cherry, birch, crabapple, hazel, oak and ash.
The land totals in all, approximately 35 acres.

Directional Note - From Okehampton, proceed out of the town as if towards Exeter on the A30 dual carriageway, at Whiddon Down, exit as if for Chagford and follow the signs for Crockernwell and Hittisleigh. After a short distance, turn left again for Hittisleigh, following this road for approximately 1.25 miles until reaching Fursham Cross, here bear left and the property will be found after approximately 0.25 of a mile upon the right hand side.

Services - Mains Electricity and Water. Private Drainage.

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