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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Doddiscombsleigh, Exeter, EX6

Sold STC £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period four bed farmhouse
  • Period features
  • Garden, outbuilding, paddock
  • Beautiful views
  • Further land available

Full description

Charming period 4 bed farmhouse with views over the Teign Valley. Lovely garden with small orchard area and veggie beds. Useful outbuilding. Paddock.

Situation - Lower Lowley is situated in the quiet hamlet of Lowley, a small collection of dwellings a mile or so from the picturesque village of Doddiscombsleigh. The village has a strong community spirit, with a church, a primary school and the award-winning public house The Nobody Inn. The property lies on the Eastern side of the Teign Valley, just outside the boundary of the Dartmoor National Park, which offers many thousands of beautiful unspoilt moorland acres in which to pursue a wide range of outdoor activities including walking, riding, cycling and fishing. There are golf courses at Christow (Teign Valley), Stover (Bovey Tracy) and Bovey Castle (Moretonhampstead).

The university and cathedral city of Exeter lies just eight miles away via the most direct route, and has a wide range of amenities befitting a centre of its importance including excellent shopping, dining, theatre and sporting facilities. There are mainline railway stations to London Waterloo and Paddington, while Exeter International Airport lies four miles to the east of the city.

Introduction - Lower Lowley dates back, in parts at least, to the 17th century when it was believed to have been built as two farm workers cottages. Of stone/cob and render construction, under a tiled roof, the house now forms a charming and comfortable family home retaining many period features, not least a host of wonderful exposed beams throughout and two original inglenook fireplaces. The property has been extended and upgraded over the years and now has the benefit of double gazed windows, a modern conservatory, oil fired central heating, and a newly refitted kitchen (2012).

Situated at Higher Lake Farm are two agricultural buildings which provide useful livestock accommodation but also offer the potential to create a new farm holding (subject to planning).

The land at Lower Lowley is all pasture and is a mixture of level and sloping.

Lot 1: The Farmhouse, Outbuilding, Gardens & Paddock - From the tarmac driveway steps rise to the covered Entrance Porch, with uPVC stable door and tiled floor. Further steps rise to part-glazed front door which opens into the Hallway with tiled floor. Door off to the Dining Room with charming inglenook fireplace (not currently in use) with original bread oven, oak mantle and tiled floor. Doorway through to Kitchen with a range of painted wooden wall and base units, under granite tops, with Belling range cooker and extractor fan and modern Belfast sink. Door through to Utility Room with doors off to Pantry, providing useful additional storage, and a Laundry Room/Cloakroom with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, W.C and wash hand basin. Back door to patio area and gardens. Door back into Hallway (not currently in use).

From the Hall, a door opens into the Sitting Room, with inglenook fireplace with inset logburner, and shelving to one side. Door opening into a large uPVC Conservatory with French doors onto the patio and views to the garden and beyond.

From the Sitting Room, stairs rise to the first floor, where there are Three Double Bedrooms, a Single Bedroom and a Family
Bathroom with stand-alone clawfoot bath, W.C., wash hand basin, walk in shower and airing cupboard, providing storage and also housing the hot water cylinder.

The Garden - There is a large patio area with space for seating and BBQ, steps rising to a raised lawned area, with beds planted with mature plants and trees, and affording wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. An orchard area has been planted with apple trees, with a raised vegetable bed and greenhouse.

At the top of the garden is a large timber workshop with corrugated roof, which has its own separate access to the highway, which could be adapted for use as stables etc if so required.

Outside - Lower Lowley owns the tarmac driveway to the front of the property, with the neighbours (at Lowley Tallet) having access rights over the drive. The neighbour has rights to park 2 cars in the parking area. Maintenance is on a 50/50 basis.

The Land - The paddock extends to about 1.62 acres of south facing pasture running down to a stream on the Southern boundary.

General Remarks -

Services - Lot 1: Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Telephone and broadband connected. Oil fired central heating.

Lots 2, 3 and 4: Metered water available, supplied by a third party.

Tenure - Freehold with vacant possession.

Access - All lots have direct access to the public highway.

Specific Rights, Covenants And Reservations - Lowley Tallet has rights of access and the right to park two cars over Lower Lowleys drive. Maintenance is split 50/50.

Local Authority - Teignbridge District Authority. Tel: 01626 361101

Council Tax Band - Band F.

Basic Payment Scheme (Bps) - The land is registered for the BPS. If sold in lots entitlements will be split pro rata. The current years entitlements will be retained by the owner.

Please note that field number 3042 (within Lot 3) does not have BPS entitlements.

Rights Of Way - There is a footpath that runs along the boundary of one of the fields in Lot 4.

Fixtures And Fittings - All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.

Sporting & Mineral Rights - The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold.

Wayleaves, Rights Of Way Etc - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements in respect of any electricity or telephone poles, wires, stays, cables etc., or water or drainage pipes etc., either passing upon, over or under it. The property is also sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

Plans And Boundary Fences - A plan, which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon, is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.

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

Viewing - Strictly by appointment with Stags Farm Agency Department on 01392 680059

Directions - From Exeters Exebridge roundabout take the B3212 sign posted Moretonhampstead. Follow through Longdown and at Farrants Cross turn left on the B3193 signposted Christow and Bridford. Follow for 1.5 miles and at Leigh Cross turn left and follow the road under the railway bridge. Turn left and follow the road for approximately 2 miles and at Lowley Cross turn right and follow the road for approximately 0.25 mile where the entrance to Lower Lowley will be found on the left hand side.

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

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30 June 2016

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