4 bedroom detached house for saleChawleigh, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18
Sold STC £550,000
- Idyllic setting
- 5 bedrooms (4 with en suite facilities)
- 3 reception rooms
- Former mill workings and pond
- Timber & stone outbuildings and workshop
- Ample parking and cottage like gardens
- Orchard and paddock in all about 1 acre
- River frontage and fishing rights
- EPC Rating = F
A converted corn mill retaining period charm in the valley of The Little Dart River. Stone Mill is situated in a quiet area of Devon, midway between Dartmoor and Exmoor. It enjoys an attractive west facing rural location close to the Grade II listed Stone Mill Bridge, overlooking the tranquil banks of the Little Dart River, a tributary of the River Taw.
The village of Chawleigh has a post office/ village store and The Earl of Portsmouth Arms. The small town of Chulmleigh, about 3 miles away, has a good range of local shops, St Mary Magdalene church, a restaurant, primary and secondary schools, library, gym, public houses and a health centre. The market town of South Molton is also accessible about 10 miles to the north.
The main transport routes serving the area are the A377 Taw Valley Road linking Exeter to Barnstaple past Chulmleigh and there is also the Tarka Railway Line stopping at Eggesford Station and picturesquely following the river to Barnstaple in the north and Exeter in the south. The north Devon link road, the A361 is about 9 miles to the east giving access to Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station and the motorway network.
Upon entering the mill it is evident that the building has been meticulously restored and renovations have been undertaken with particular attention to the period and style of the original mill, whilst incorporating the requirements of modern living. The front of the house has distinctive diamond patterned windows with opening casements in oak frames and on the south elevation there are the remains of the old waterwheel.
At garden level, double stable doors serve the garden room, which houses the original pit wheel and gearing with timber cogs. A hand made farmhouse kitchen / breakfast room with Belfast sink leads to a spacious utility/boot room. A separate dual-aspect dining room incorporates exposed beams and a wood burning stove and allows further access to the garden through French doors.
Encased wooden stairs lead to the mill room where further evidence of Stone Mill's working heritage is found; former mill workings have been skilfully incorporated into the accommodation to provide an interesting focal point. The cosy sitting room with its exposed wooden beams and log burning stove enjoys a south facing aspect over the mill pond. The en suite master bedroom, formally the grain store with high vaulted ceilings lies at the top of the building, at the front of the house directly above the mill workings.
A gently sloping gravelled driveway serves the side of the property where there is parking for numerous cars. Adjacent are two sun terraces, one with a feature millstone table which faces west, making the most of the evening sun, with an outlook through the gardens down to the river. The second terrace is sheltered by the banking of Stone Mill Bridge and is bordered by an array of well stocked flower beds producing spectacular colours during the spring and summer months.
A tall hedge forms the north boundary ensuring privacy from the neighbouring Stone Mill Farmhouse. A timber potting shed and log store are neatly tucked into one corner with a stone built workshop beside the house. Access to the paddock area across the lane is either from its own gateway or there is alternative access through an intriguing stone archway beside the bridge.
Square Footage: 2,900 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres
From Exeter take the A377 towards Barnstaple, proceed until
you reach Eggesford train station, turn right onto the B3042
signposted Chawleigh/Witheridge, proceed approximately two miles into Chawleigh village, On your left you should see The Earl of Portsmouth Arms, turn left and continue down the hill for just under a mile, once you have crossed Stone Mill Bridge the property is immediately on your left.
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