6 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Lower Hookner Barn, North Bovey

Sold STC £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A characterful home full of intrigue and character, with paddocks and outbuildings
  • Approximately 3.77 acres of paddocks
  • Large timber garage/workshop
  • Full of character
  • Idyllic rural location
  • Small chicken coop and vegetable garden
  • Minstrels gallery
  • Extremely spacious kitchen
  • Beautiful granite fireplaces
  • Private water supply

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

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In an idyllic location in a rural hamlet, stands this fabulous, substantial, converted barn. Nestled in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park, this pretty property has six bedrooms, a detached timber outbuilding, a wonderful rear garden and land amounting to approximately 3.77 acres.

If peace and quiet is what you seek then look no further. This stunning detached property is surrounded by peaceful countryside, and sits in a small rural hamlet about one and a half miles from the village of North Bovey. Located at the very end of a single track road there is no passing traffic and at night there is no light pollution, perfect for star-gazing. For those who like to hike, the road ends in a footpath onto the open moor and the routes of the Mariners Way and Two Moors Way both pass close by.

Age-worn granite steps lead down to a solid wooden door which opens into the spacious entrance lobby. With stripped wooden flooring contrasting against the uneven white walls and sturdy exposed beams running from wall to wall, this room has many original features and is bursting with character, as indeed does the entire property. A pine staircase, with carpeted treads, leads to the upstairs accommodation and the lobby has access to a store room housing the central heating boiler, a utility room, understairs storage and a wonderful walk-in larder, all with pine doors with lovely wrought iron hinges and latches. A door opens into the extremely spacious kitchen/dining room. At over twenty-nine feet long, this room is massive. A beautiful slate floor is a fabulous and practical feature and a large window lets in plenty of light. More, substantial, exposed beams span the room and a row of pine-fronted kitchen units line one of the walls providing all of the necessary storage space and food preparation surfaces. An oil-fired Esse range cooker provides the cooking facilities as well as the hot water, and a large eight place dining table sits perfectly in the centre of the room, an ideal venue for family meals be it breakfast, lunch or supper. A heavy, half-glazed wooden door leads to the front garden, another staircase leads to the upstairs and a door leads through and down a step or two into the snug. This room, by name, feels cosy and comfortable despite the generous proportions. A large granite fireplace with slate hearth makes a unique focal point and it is fitted with a lovely wood-burning stove, easy to imagine spending evenings in this room buried in a book by the roaring fire. Carry on through the snug and you enter a small hallway leading to the spacious guest bedroom and a shower room with modern facilities. The guest bedroom has a door to the outside that opens into a beautiful courtyard garden. With a paved patio area surrounded by stone walls and potted colourful flowering plants, this is a delightful space. No better location for a cup of tea while enjoying the tranquillity and beauty of the surrounding gardens and countryside.

At the opposite end of the building, the entrance lobby has a door to the stunning living room. A colossal granite and stone fireplace dominates the room, its wide breast rising from floor, right up to the vaulted ceiling, really must be witnessed first-hand in order to fully appreciate this amazing structure. Narrow stone steps spiral up the side of the chimney to a delightful Minstrels gallery running along two sides of the room; a fantastic place to relax while soaking up the atmosphere and character of this spectacular room.

The first floor's accommodation is made up of a further five double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large store cupboard and airing cupboard. Every room is unique and oozing character, with vaulted ceilings and exposed rafters throughout.


Two five-bar gates allow access to the ample parking area at the side of the property in front of the large timber garage and workshop. To the rear of this, is a useful outbuilding and polytunnel.

Outside, to the front, is a beautiful walled garden. An area of decorative gravel and paving makes this area low-maintenance, bordered with a variety of colourful shrubs and plants. Granite steps lead up to the kitchen, and a paved patio area makes a sublime location for afternoon tea whilst enjoying the tranquillity of the setting and watching the native birdlife feeding.

To the rear of the property, an area of hardstanding makes another outside dining venue, and a large lawn with an ornate bird-bath at its centre and bordered by mature shrubs and bushes, makes a fantastic area for children to play or to enjoy the outstanding, unbroken views of the surrounding countryside. In one corner there is a small chicken coop and free-ranging bantams can be seen wandering around the lawn. There is a separate vegetable garden, with raised beds for the home-grown vegetables, raspberry bushes, and a fruit cage with redcurrants and other fruiting plants and trees. The rear garden has gates giving access to the large paddocks, one of which has a stream running along part of its distant boundary; perfect for those with equestrian interests or for keeping sheep.

Words alone, can in no way do justice to this fabulous family property. Viewing is a must to fully appreciate all that is on offer. 

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Added on Rightmove:
23 August 2016

Nearest station

  • Okehampton (10.6 mi)
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Emlyn House, Fore Street, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AD

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Complete Signature Homes, Bovey Tracey

Emlyn House, Fore Street, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AD

01626 919092 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Okehampton (10.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Complete Signature Homes, Bovey Tracey

Emlyn House, Fore Street, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9AD

01626 919092 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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