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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Iddesleigh, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19

Guide Price £720,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Galleried Entrance Hall
  • 5 Reception Rooms
  • Farmhouse Kitchen
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Stabling/Outbuildings
  • 8.5 Acres
  • Delightful and Peaceful Rural Location

Full description

A delightfully situated and substantial family home set in grounds of approximately 8.5 Acres. Galleried entrance hall, 5 reception rooms, farmhouse kitchen, 8 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms. Stabling/outbuildings, 8.5 acres, delightful and peaceful rural location. EPC Band F.

Situation - The property occupies a most enviable and private position, at the end of a 'no through' lane, with the land bordering the River Torridge. Set in this most picturesque part of Devon, known as 'War Horse Valley' made famous by the book and play by Micheal Morpurgo. Located within the small hamlet of Nethercott and lying just one mile from the popular village of Iddesleigh. The village of Iddesleigh, is particularly unspoilt and is well known for its award winning locally owned public house The Duke of York. A wider range of services and facilities are available in the nearby market town of Hatherleigh, whilst the town of Okehampton some 10 miles away, has a wider range of shops, services, educational, recreational and leisure facilities. From Okehampton there is direct access via the A30 dual carriageway, to the cathedral city of Exeter, a further 23 miles aways, with its M5 motorway, main line rail and international air connections. Okehampton is situated on the northern fringes of the Dartmoor National Park, famed for its hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery. Whilst from the property there is also comparatively easy access to North Devon with its delightful beaches and coastal scenery.

Description - Bondstones occupies a delightful location with no immediate neighbours, the property is believed to have been constructed in the 1950's and built for Captain Budgett, who was one of the inspirations behind Michael Morpurgo's War Horse novel. The house is extensive in size and extends to in excess of 5000 sq ft. The property would ideally suit those looking for a substantial family home, two family occupation, or bed and breakfast, subject to the necessary consents. In brief the property comprises a spacious galleried entrance hall, there are five reception rooms, a large farmhouse kitchen, together with utility room, office and two ground floor cloakrooms. On the lower ground floor is a small cellar, whilst the first floor boasts 8 bedrooms and two bathrooms, separate WC and store. Heating is by means of oil and the property is UPVC double glazed. The property is set within approximately 8 1/2 acres, which surround the house and consist of three interconnecting pasture paddocks, together with formal gardens and an area of copse. The front courtyard provides parking and garaging, together with stabling, various outbuildings and stores. The property is offered with no forward chain and a viewing is highly recommended.

Accommodation - Via front entrance door to ENTRANCE HALL: Understairs storage cupboard, wall mounted wash hand basin, window to front, staircase leading to the first floor. Wall mounted thermostatic controls. Doors to: CLOAKROOM: Comprising low level WC, window to front. STUDY: Fireplace with tiled hearth and surround and wooden mantel over. Picture rail, built in cupboard, window to side aspect. KITCHEN: Range of base cupboards and drawers with roll edge worksurfaces over. 21/2 bowl stainless sink unit and drainer, breakfast seating area, coved ceiling, cream four oven oil fired Aga with tiled splash backs. Large window to rear with attractive views over the field. Hatch to dining room. BREAKFAST ROOM: Two windows to side aspect and sliding patio doors to the rear garden. DINING ROOM: feature fireplace with brick shape tiled surrounds, hearth and wooden mantel sides. Picture rail. Large double glazed window to rear with attractive countryside views. UTILITY ROOM: Fitted base level cupboards, butler sink, built in storage cupboard, plumbing and space for washing machine and dishwasher, cupboard housing oil fired Potterton boiler. Window and door to front aspect. GALLERIED HALLWAY: With high ceiling and staircase to galleried landing. Doors to: REAR PORCH: With window surrounds and door to rear garden. CELLAR: With staircase leading down, light and sump pump. LIVING ROOM: A light dual aspect room with views over the fields and garden, feature open fireplace with brick shaped tiled surrounds ,hearth, wooden mantel and shelving to side, picture rail. LIBRARY: Feature open fireplace with tiled surrounds, hearth and wooden mantel over, window to side aspect, picture rail. OFFICE: Having a window to the front aspect. REAR LOBBY: With window to front and secondary entrance door to the courtyard, corner wash hand basin with original taps. SECOND CLOAKROOM: Comprising low level WC and opaque window to front.

FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING: Picture rails, doors to: BEDROOM 2: Being a double room with a rear aspect with attractive views. MASTER BEDROOM: A light dual aspect room with a built in wardrobe cupboard with cupboards over, door to; DRESSING ROOM: With window to side aspect and picture rail. BATHROOM: White suite comprising: low level WC, Bidet, sink with tap wings into vanity unit with cupboard below, bath with tiled surrounds and window to front aspect. CLOAKROOM: Comprising low level WC, window to front aspect. Door from the landing to STORAGE CUPBOARD. The galleried landing extends into the MAIN LANDING: With stairs leading back down to the ground floor entrance hall and stairs leading up to the second floor and loft space. Doors to: WALK IN AIRING CUPBOARD: With hot water tank and immersion, stripped wooden flooring, fitted shelving and window to front aspect. BEDROOM 4: A double room with picture rail and built in double wardrobe cupboard with hanging space and shelving, cupboards over. Window to rear aspect. BEDROOM 5: A further double room with picture rail, built in double wardrobe with hanging space and shelving and a rear aspect window. BEDROOM 6: Pedestal wash hand basin with 1950's traditional style taps, rear aspect window and picture rail. BEDROOM 8: Window to rear aspect and wardrobe cupboard with hanging space and shelving, picture rail. CLOAKROOM 2: Comprising close coupled WC and window to side aspect. BEDROOM 7: Window to the front aspect. Picture rail. Built in cupboard with hanging space and shelving with cupboards over. BATHROOM 2: White suite comprising: bath with tiled surrounds, sink with extended vanity unit to one side and a range of cupboards below. Fitted shower cubicle with Mira shower. BEDROOM 3: A single room with a front aspect. LOFT SPACE: Is of a substantial size, being part boarded with light and with windows at each gable end and potential (subject to the neccesary consents) for conversion to further rooms.

Outside - The property is approached at the end of a 'no through lane', via stone entrance pillars, with a five bar gate opening to the driveway which leads down to the front courtyard. Within the courtyard there are a range of buildings which include a GARAGE 17'6" x 13'10" with power and light connected, covered inspection pit and sliding doors to front. Adjoining is a range of STABLES which incorporate a TACK ROOM 8'11" x 6' with light connected. STABLE 1: 9'1" x 8'11". Light connected and ventilation grill. STABLE 2: 9'1" x 9, light connected and ventilation grill. An adjoining door opens to a STORE With internal staircase to the first floor HAYLOFT/STORAGE AREA 29'4" x 9'4" with window to front. GARDEN STORE with double doors to front 14'3" x 8'11". Directly opposite is a further range of buildings, which include a GARDENERS TOILET, comprising low level WC, adjoining COAL STORE: 9'9" x 7'10" with light connected, OIL STORAGE ROOM: Housing two oil tanks and adjoining WORKSHOP 10'8" x 9'10", power and light connected and GREENHOUSE being part block construction with polycarbonate roof.
From the courtyard, split by an established flower border, are two pairs of steps leading down to the two entrance doors. There is access around both sides of the house, to the right is an enclosed garden, primarily laid to lawn with mature hedge borders, this continues around to the rear, again being primarily laid to lawn with raised fish pond and oil tank and garden tap to the other side. From the gardens there are the most attractive views over the fields and surrounding countryside towards the River Torridge. The land and gardens in total extend to approximately 8.6 acres, and are predominantly laid to pasture. Enclosed by mature hedges and stock fenced in parts.

The land is accessed via a five bar gate from the driveway, leading to the BACK FIELD which lies to the rear of the house and extends around to the far side. Lying between the two main fields is an area of COPSE planted with deciduous and conifer trees. A gate opens to the FRONT PADDOCK, which sits above the driveway and courtyard, and is primarily laid to pasture with an area of trees to the far top right hand corner. FORMER NISSAN HUT and gated access back to the courtyard and garden. A five bar gate from here opens to the LOWER FIELD, which is bordered by the River Torridge.

Services - Mains Electricity and Water. Private Drainage.

Local Authority - West Devon Borough Council.

Directional Note - From Okehampton take the A386 to Hatherleigh. After approximately 7 miles at the mini roundabout on the edge of Hatherleigh turn right, follow the road around into the town, whereupon take the right hand turning into South street, follow this road up the hill and out of Hatherleigh. After approximately 1.5 miles turn left signposted Iddesleigh and Winkleigh and continue along this road for approximately 1.5 miles crossing over the river bridge and at the next crossroads turn left signposted to Nethercott (No through road). Continue down the lane right to the bottom, where upon the property will be found upon your right handside.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.


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