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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Northlew, Okehampton, Devon, EX20

Guide Price £535,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Character Grade II Listed House
  • Village Edge Location
  • Versatile 5 Bed Accommodation
  • Potential for Annexe or B&B
  • Large Gardens
  • Copse with River Border
  • In all 0.9 of an Acre

Full description

Character Grade II Listed House. Village Edge Location. Versatile 5 Bed Accommodation. Potential for annexe or B&B. Large gardens. Copse with river border.
In all 0.9 of an acre.

Situation - Brook Cottage is situated on the fringes of the popular rural village of Northlew, within a short distance of the village square. Northlew is a self contained rural community with various amenities including public house, places of worship, primary school, community shop and post office. A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in the former market town of Okehampton, which offers an excellent range of supermarkets (including a Waitrose) local and specialised shops, doctors surgery, dentist and hospital. The town has schooling from infant to A-level standard, together with numerous sports and leisure facilities, which include a cinema and a leisure centre/swimming pool in the attractive setting of Simmons Park. The A30 dual carriageway is easily accessible from Okehampton, providing a direct link west into Cornwall or east to the cathedral and university city of Exeter with its M5 motorway, main line rail and international air connections. From Northlew there is relatively easy access to the north and south coasts of Devon and to the Dartmoor National Park with its hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery.

Description - This delightful period Grade II Listed house offers spacious and versatile accommodation, benefitting from oil fired central heating. The internal accommodation ideally lends itself to family occupation, or alternatively has the potential for the creation of a self contained annexe if required and subject to any necessary consents. We understand that the property has recently traded as a successful Bed and Breakfast establishment. A feature of Brook Cottage are the delightful gardens, being bordered by a stream and laid extensively to lawn. There is extensive driveway/parking space, together with a detached double garage. In addition to the gardens, there is a walled garden to the rear and an area of copse, bordered by the River Lew.

Accommodation - ENTRANCE PORCH: Door to: LOUNGE: Window to front. Inglenook fireplace with multi fuel stove and clome oven. Stairs to first floor. Understairs cupboard.
DINING ROOM: Window to front. Fireplace recess (not used), with beam over and clome oven recess.
STUDY: Window to rear, fireplace recess with beam over, recess with fitted shelving with cupboard beneath.
REAR HALL: With door to rear garden and coat hooks.
BEDROOM 5: Double glazed windows to front and side.
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Tiled shower cubicle with mixer shower. Vanity wash basin. Low level WC. Extractor fan and convector heater.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Range of light oak units with slate effect worksurfaces, inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, cupboards and drawers under, space and plumbing for dishwasher. Inset four ring ceramic hob with extractor above and electric oven beneath. Fitted wall cupboards. Window to rear. Exposed ceiling timbers.
UTILITY ROOM: Light oak effect units with slate effect worksurfaces, inset single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer tap, space for fridge or freezer. Worksurface with cabinets beneath, wall cupboards, window to rear.
REAR LOBBY/LAUNDRY AREA: Window to rear, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, secondary staircase to first floor. Built in walk-in larder with shelves and window to rear.
CLOAKROOM: Low level WC. Wash basin, extractor vent.
HALL: With door from lobby/laundry area and door to front. Oil central heating boiler, built in store cupboard.
STUDY/OFFICE: With windows to front and side, fitted shelving, tiled floor and exposed ceiling timbers.
WORKSHOP/STORE: With fitted shelving.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING: Built in storage cupboard and built in linen cupboard with shelving.
BEDROOM 1: Windows to front and side overlooking gardens. EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM; Tiled shower cubicle with mixer shower fitment. Pedestal wash basin. Low level WC. Convector heater and heated towel rail.
BEDROOM 2: Window with attractive aspect over front gardens. Built in wardrobe. EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Tiled shower cubicle with mixer shower fitment. Pedestal wash basin. Low level WC. Built in cupboard. Extractor fan.
BEDROOM 3: Window to rear. Recess with fitted shelving.
BATHROOM: Corner bath with Victorian style chrome shower attachment. Vanity wash basin with mirror splash backing, lighting and medicine cabinet. Obscure window to rear.
CLOAKROOM: Having low level WC. Handbasin with tiled splash backing, extractor.
Approached by the secondary staircase from the Lobby/Laundry Area, with a secondary landing area with galleried balustrade around stairs and under eaves storage cupboards. Double glazed roof light.
BEDROOM 4: A spacious room with vaulted ceiling, window to front and double french doors opening to a Juliette balcony. Further part glazed door to side, giving access to an external staircase to the road. Access to undereaves storage cupboards.
EN SUITE BATHROOM: Being fully tiled. Panelled bath with Mira mixer shower over. Pedestal wash basin. Low level WC. Heated towel rack, shaver point.

Outside - The property is approached from the road via timber gates, which give access to a front gravelled driveway/parking area, running the full length of the house. Outside light and outside tap. A driveway leads to the side of the property, where there is a further large gravelled parking/turning area for a number of vehicles. Outside tap and outside light. GARAGE/WORKSHOP 19' x 17' of block construction beneath a corrugated roof, power and light connected. Sliding doors to front. LEAN-TO LOGSTORE and further COVERED STORAGE AREA. TIMBER SHED. FRUIT CAGE and GREENHOUSE. Immediately to the rear of the house, is a delightful walled garden area, having a concrete pathway with pedestrian access to the road. Outside light. Within the walled garden area is the oil storage tank. The main portion of the gardens lie to the front and side of the house, being predominately laid to lawn and bordered by mature trees and shrubs. The gardens are bordered by a tributary of the River Lew and there are a wealth of Spring flowers and bulbs with colour throughout the year. Timber and glazed SUMMER HOUSE. Sheltered corner patio area, delightful for sitting out and observing the gardens. Three broad steps lead back up to the driveway. Very close to the gardens, separated only by a minor lane is a further area of copse, which is currently an attractive natural habitat and is bordered by the River Lew. The gardens and grounds total approximately 0.9 of an acre.

Directional Note - From Okehampton proceed out of the town in a westerly direction towards Tavistock, and after approximately 1 mile turn right signposted to Holsworthy. After a further quarter of a mile turn right signposted to Northlew and follow this lane, until the next cross roads, where upon, proceed straight across, again signposted to Northlew. Proceed to the village, proceeding down the hill to the River Lew, with its bridge and the property will be found just over the bridge immediately on the left handside.

Services - Mains electricity and water. Private Drainage.

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21 January 2015


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