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3 bedroom detached house for sale


Sold STC £395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Very rare opportunity
  • Detached, no near neighbours
  • Former mill cottage
  • Riverside location
  • Land
  • Scope for improvement

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Property Description
Formerly a Mill workers Cottage, Weeks Mill is set in a small valley a short distance from Roadford Lake. A small and simple home this maybe, but the location and the way of life that is on offer is becoming increasingly rare. The cottage sits on the banks of the River Wolf which feeds into Roadford Lake, this small river winds through the properties land and single and double bank fishing for wild brown trout. The grounds extend to some 15 acres, a large proportion of this is woodland, some of which could be turned back into pasture land. Surrounding the cottages there are well tended and thoughtfully stocked gardens with level lawns, a large vegetable patch and fruit garden. Both of the latter have been managed organically for over thirty years. To the rear of the property there are a range of outbuildings that have fallen into disrepair, these could be reinstated for general use or with some thought and the relevant permission, could be integrated into the property to create additional accommodation. The cottage offers two/three bedrooms, kitchen, utility, bathroom, living room and a hardwood conservatory. Within the living room there is an attractive fire place with a multi fuel stove. Owing to the location of the cottage it must be noted that there are no mains connections for drainage, sewerage or water. The water supply is provided by a well and the WC in the bathroom is a Biolet composting WC. This eco style of living means that utility expenditure can be kept to a minimum.
Property Location
Nestling in a valley to the East of Roadford Lake and set at the end of a 400 yard unmade track, the property is only accessible by 4 x 4 or foot. There are no near neighbours with the only noise that can be heard being that of the natural surroundings. There are bridlepaths and foot paths within close proximity of the property meaning that there is excellent walking and riding opportunities. The property lies within the village of Germansweek, the nearest village with amenities is either Bratton Clovelly or Halwill Junction. The latter has a small selection of shops and both offer primary education. The larger Towns of Okehampton, Holsworthy and Launceston are equidistant and offer a wide range of local and national shops, education and sports facilities.
The Dartmoor National Park is only a short distance away as is Roadford Lake which offers a range of boating and fishing pursuits.
Okehampton 11 miles
Launceston 11 miles
Holsworthy 12 miles
Tavistock 17 miles
Exeter 37 miles
Barnstaple 38 miles

For an appointment to view please contact Godfrey Short & Squire on 01837 54504.

Entrance Hall
Accessed from the rear of the property an front door leads to an entrance hall. With stairs to first floor and doors to.

Utility Room
12'10 (3.9m) x 5'3 (1.6m). Space for appliances. Sink with cupboard beneath. Rear aspect window. Storage cupboard with water pump. Doors to bathroom and living room.

Suite comprising panelled bath with tiled surround and shower over, pedestal wash basin, Biolet WC. Obscure glazed window.

Living Room
12'6 (3.8m) x 15'5 (4.7m) Max. Front aspect window overlooking the garden. Attractive fire place with stone surround and oak lintel, offering a multi fuel stove. Door to kitchen and conservatory.

12'6 (3.8m) x 5'11 (1.8m). Range of units comprising base cupboards, drawers and eye level units. Tiled work top with inset sink unit. Freestanding propane gas cooker and additional electric hob. Rear aspect window overlooking the gardens. Walk in pantry.

15'1 (4.6m) x 8'6 (2.6m). With glazed surround and a tiled floor. Exposed stone work with a row of recesses, in a south-facing garden wall. Each recess was big enough to hold a skep (the coiled-straw hive used by beekeepers in Britain before the introduction of the modern wooden hive in the late 19th century). French doors lead onto the garden.

Dining Room/Bedroom 3
11'10 (3.6m) x 8'6 (2.6m). Accessed from the entrance hall. Side aspect window.

First Floor Landing
Rear aspect window, doors to.

Bedroom 1
13'5 (4.1m) x 9'2 (2.8m). Rear aspect window overlooking the garden. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 2
12'6 (3.8m) x 5'11 (1.8m). Dual aspect windows.

45'11 (14m) x 9'10 (3m). This range of outbuildings are single storey and of stone and cob construction. Please note that they are in a state of disrepair, they could be converted into additional accommodation if required and subject to planning. An attractive cobbled area runs between the outbuildings and the cottage.

The formal area of garden leads from the drive and the cottage. It has been designed to offer continued flowering throughout the year and has been planted with a wide range of indigenous and specialist species planted throughout. Directly leading from the cottage there is a pretty patio area, this leads onto the lawns.

Garden view.

Garden view.

Fruit Garden
A path leads along the River Wolf to the fruit garden and onto the vegetable garden both of which have been organically managed for over 30 years.

Vegetable Garden
From here there is an additional area that could be turned back into a paddock.

Potential Paddock

River Wolf
The River Wolf meanders through the land to the property and offers single/double bank fishing for approximately 300 meters. The river offers an abundance of wild brown trout and salmon during the salmon season.

Path to Garden

In total there are approximately 15 acres of land with the property. On the southern side of the property opposite the river there is a parcel of woodland that extends to 9 acres. This area offers a range of native species.
The land that surrounds the cottage extends to approximately six acres and is split into formal gardens, vegetable and fruit garden, small paddock and copse. The original leat runs along the Northern boundary of the property.

Agents Note
Please note that this property is accessed via a 400 yard track, this track is only accessible by a 4x4 vehicle. The property is not connected to any mains water or sewerage. There is mains electricity and a telephone line. Any potential purchasers would be advised to make their own enquiries regarding any potential sewerage or drainage options available.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
19 September 2016


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