4 bedroom cottage for sale

Bratton Clovelly, Okehampton

Sold STC £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Character Cottage
  • Beautifully Restored and Presented Property
  • 14 Acres
  • Outstanding Views
  • Private Entrance
  • 4 Bedrooms with 2 Ensuites
  • Peaceful and Private Location
  • Stables and Outbuildings
  • South Facing Delightful Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION South Hill occupies a delightful rural setting surrounded by open countryside, set at the end of its own private driveway and with a south facing aspect. The property enjoys some fine far reaching views towards Dartmoor. South Hill's location finds it within easy reach of the popular village of Bratton Clovelly and can be accessed from the nearby A30 dual carriageway (approx 2 miles). 

Bratton Clovelly is a delightful village with an interesting mix of period houses, a church, village hall, village square and a very popular public house. There is a primary school at nearby Boasley Cross. The countryside surrounding Bratton Clovelly is particularly unspoilt and typically Devonian with rolling hills and wooded valleys, criss-crossed by quiet country lanes and footpaths. Nearby Roadford Lake is a well known beauty spot offering 730 acres of water with walking, fishing, sailing and cycling. For further information please log into www.swlakestrust.org.uk. Both the north and south coasts are easily accessible from the village thus providing an excellent location for those wishing to participate in coastal pursuits such as surfing, coastal walks etc. Bratton Clovelly is approximately 10 miles from the busy former market town of Okehampton.

Okehampton lies on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is approximately 30 miles from both the north and south Devon coasts. There are superb local beauty spots where one may enjoy walking, riding and fishing. The shopping area contains several banks and supermarkets as well as many interesting locally owned shops. Primary and secondary education is well catered for in local schools. Okehampton College has recently received an Ofsted Rating of Outstanding in all areas - for further information please log onto www.okehamptoncollege.devon.sch.uk. The recreation ground and park contains, amongst other things, a covered heated swimming pool. Most sports are available including 18 hole golf course, squash courts, indoor rifle range and thriving rugby and soccer clubs.  

DESCRIPTION South Hill is a very impressive detached rural cottage with a useful range of outbuildings including stables with pastureland and paddocks totalling 14 acres. Approached via its own private driveway the delightful south facing garden and the property's seclusion are immediately apparent. Thought to have been built in the early 18th Century, the property is Grade II Listed and believed to originally have been two cottages. The property has been extended in more recent years to offer exceptionally spacious and versatile family sized accommodation combining both period and contemporary features. Numerous 18th Century characteristics remain which include inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and a delightful limestone floor in the dining room. The accommodation which is beautifully presented throughout, briefly comprises hallway with authentic slate flooring; a well equipped and impressive kitchen/breakfast room with integrated appliances and double doors leading to the garden; utility room; dining room with inglenook fireplace and authentic limestone floor; large sitting room with period stone fireplace housing a state-of-the-art wood pellet stove; study and cloakroom. To the first floor are four double bedrooms, two of which have ensuite facilities and there is a further family bathroom. The property benefits from oil-fired central heating and underfloor heating to the kitchen, utility room and hallway. Outside, to the front of the property, is an attractive well maintained garden with south facing aspect enjoying far reaching moorland views, whilst to the rear and side the land comprises mainly pasture paddock in four enclosures amounting to 14 acres. A useful range of buildings adjoins the land and comprises two looseboxes, two pony stables, a tack room, a stone barn/workshop, timberclad wood shed and adjoining field shelter with hay store. The large stone barn offers the prospective purchaser a multitude of uses including work from home office, subject to the necessary consents being granted. A double garage adjoins the property and additional parking is plentiful. All-in-all South Hill provides excellent living accommodation with outside potential in a superb location. 

Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:

Level access to rear entrance; outside light; solid timber door with glazed panel opens into: 

REAR LOBBY With open access to kitchen/breakfast room; two steps to study; staircase to master bedroom; doors to storage cupboard. 

UTILITY ROOM 13' 10" x 7' 10" (4.24m x 2.41m)(max) Dual aspect windows to rear and side elevations; wooden base units with Belfast sink; appliance space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble drier; authentic slate flooring; oil-fired boiler; recess spotlighting; underfloor heating. Airing Cupboard containing new hot water tank and slatted shelving. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 21' 6" x 13' 3" (6.56m x 4.04m) Dual aspect windows to side and front elevations; french doors to front garden; authentic slate flooring; stone recess with space for stove and extractor fan; matching range of wall and floormounted base units with blockwood work surface; ceramic double sink; tiled splashbacks; integrated dishwasher and freezer; appliance space for upright fridge; recessed spotlighting; underfloor heating. 

STUDY 20' 2" x 7' 9" (6.15m x 2.37m) Two windows to rear elevation; authentic slate flooring; exposed timber beams; door to hallway; radiator. 

DINING ROOM 15' 1" x 14' 1" (4.62m x 4.30m)(max) Window to front elevation; glass panelled door to front garden; open doorway through to sitting room; inglenook fireplace with cloam oven and stone hearth; genuine limestone floor; radiator.

Returning to Study door to: 

HALLWAY 13' 2" x 7' 7" (4.02m x 2.33m) Window to rear elevation; door to outside rear; turning staircase to first floor landing with velux roof light; authentic slate flooring; radiator. Doors to: 

CLOAKROOM 8' 10" x 7' 5" (2.71m x 2.27m) Window to rear; authentic slate flooring; radiator; spotlight lighting; door to WC with low level WC; wash hand basin and extractor fan. 

SITTING ROOM 26' 8" x 14' 11" (8.14m x 4.57m) Two windows to front overlooking garden; solid timber door to garden; period stone fireplace with cloam oven housing state-of-the-art wood pellet stove mounted on a slate hearth; exposed ceiling beams; TV aerial point and telephone point; radiator. 

HALF LANDING With access to roof storage continuing to: 


LANDING Hatch to loft storage; radiator. Doors to: 

BEDROOM TWO 15' 2" x 11' 8" (4.64m x 3.56m)(max) Window to rear elevation; superb exposed A-frame ceiling; radiator; TV point. Door to: 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM A matching Villeroy & Boch bathroom suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, large fully glazed shower cubicle with mains shower and fully tiled walls; heated towel rail; extractor fan. 

BEDROOM FOUR 10' 8" x 9' 3" (3.27m x 2.83m) Window to front; superb vaulted ceiling with exposed A-frame timbers; radiator; TV point. 

BEDROOM THREE 14' 2" x 9' 3" (4.32m x 2.82m) Window to rear; vaulted ceiling with exposed timber A-frames; radiator; TV point. 

BATHROOM 10' 2" x 5' 4" (3.12m x 1.64m) A matching white Sanitan suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panel enclosed bath with central mixer tap and Victorian shower attachment; underfloor heating; heated towel rail; shaver socket; extractor fan; light tunnel.

Returning to Rear Lobby on the ground floor a further staircase leads to: 

MASTER BEDROOM 21' 6" x 13' 10" (6.57m x 4.22m)(max) A lovely dual aspect room with window to side and rear with views towards the village of Bratton Clovelly, the surrounding countryside and Dartmoor. Built-in wardrobes; exposed ceiling beams; TV aerial point; spotlight lighting; radiator. Door to: 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 8' 5" (max) x 6' 10" (2.58m x 2.09m) A matching white suite comprising low level WC, fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower fitted, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap; velux roof light; heated towel rail; ceramic tiled flooring; wall hatch to storage space; exposed ceiling beams; recessed spotlights. 

OUTSIDE Approached via a quiet country lane, gated access leads to the private driveway and the property's rear entrance from where the land is easily accessible. 

FRONT GARDEN To the front of the property is a delightful maintained garden set mainly to lawn but also including a variety of borders of mature shrubs and flowering plants. Within the garden is a paved patio with timber pergola providing a delightful spot for al fresco dining. Enclosed by mature hedging and with a south facing aspect, the front garden is clearly a special feature. 

DOUBLE GARAGE 18' 6" x 17' 2" (5.66m x 5.25m) A double garage adjoins the property's west elevation, with power and lighting connected and door to side. 

STONE BARN/WORKSHOP 18' 2" x 16' 11" (5.55m x 5.16m) Twin timber doors; power and lighting connected. (This barn offers a multitude of uses and could offer a prospective purchaser the ability to have a work-from-home office, studio, etc. subject to the necessary planning permissions). 

TACK ROOM 9' 9" x 8' 9" (2.98m x 2.69m) Power and lighting connected. Rear door giving access to paddock and vegetable patch. 

STABLE BLOCK ONE Comprising two looseboxes of approx. 2.90m x 2.70m. Concrete base; lighting connected. 

STABLE BLOCK TWO 34' 1" x 10' 8" (10.41m x 3.26m) Comprising 2 looseboxes; concrete base; lighting connected.

Adjoining the Stable Block is a timberclad Wood Shed and  

FIELD SHELTER/HAY STORE 13' 8" x 9' 8" (4.19m x 2.97m) Timberclad and gated. 

SERVICES Mains water (metered), electricity and private drainage. Oil-fired central heating. 

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band E for Council Tax purposes (by verbal enquiry with West Devon Borough Council).  

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE & BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371. 

DIRECTIONS From our offices in Okehampton proceed in a westerly direction joining the A30 dual carriageway, signed to Launceston. Proceed to the junction, signed Roadford Lake and exit the dual carriageway towards Roadford Lake and after approximately 2 miles turn right signed to Bratton Clovelly. Continue for approximately 2 miles where the property will be found on the left. 

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