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6 bedroom character property for sale

Paradise Lawn, South Molton, EX36

Withdrawn from Market £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Period Property
  • Spacious Family Home With Annexe Potential
  • Separate Award Winning B&B Facilities Providing Profitable Income
  • Six Bedrooms
  • Five Bathrooms
  • Three Receptions
  • Secluded Garden
  • Separate Home Office
  • Quiet But Central Location
  • Double Garage And Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
An elegant 6 bedroom period home, retaining a wealth of features and finished to the highest standard, in highly sought after "Paradise Lawn", a short walk to the town centre with parking and gardens.
Currently arranged as a very large 3 bedroom main house with adjacent 3 bedroom annexe at present run as an Award Winning and highly profitable B&B with potential to use as a separate dwelling to provide an income, multi generational living or alternatively, return the house to an extensive family home. Total floor area is aprox 3120 sq ft.
This substantial period house is set far back from the road behind wrought iron gates on a private lawn, yet within walking distance of the town and its amenities.
Ashley House is a former gentlemen’s residence built in 1879. It is an attached Victorian Villa built of Marland brick under a slate roof. The property is beautifully presented with many period features and the current owners have greatly improved the property. A Blue Plaque on the front of the house commemorates the birth of Lord Samuel Widgery, the Lord Chief Justice of England from 1971-1980, who was born at the house in 1911 and the house features on the official South Molton Heritage Trail.
The main house has a large drawing room with bay windows and marble fireplace, a dining room of a similar size, kitchen, utility room, storage room and a downstairs shower room. To the first floor there is a superb master bedroom, 2 further double bedrooms and bathroom. The annexe, currently used as a B&B is separate from the main residence with a large dining room and 3 en suite bedrooms. There is a home office/garden room, 2 storey barn and double garage. The front garden is very well maintained and the rear garden laid mainly to lawn with mature shrubs and trees. There are raised vegetable beds and off road parking, including a double garage for up to 6 cars.
Trade Fixtures,Fittings and Goodwill to be negotiated separately.

Local Area
South Molton still flourishes as a popular and historic market town and its pretty square is surrounded by small independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants. Facilities include a supermarket, pubs, churches, library, primary and secondary schools, (scoring “Good” or higher with Ofsted) hospital, doctors, dentist, swimming pool, gym and twice weekly local farmers market. The A361 and M5 are both easily accessed as is Tiverton Parkway railway station, Exeter and Bristol Airports. Exmoor National Park, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe beaches are all just a short drive away.

Traditional part glazed door leads to the porch which connects the main residence with the annexe. Arched window over door. Original wide door to:

A beautiful original sweeping staircase leads to the first floor. A stained glass window, also original overlooks the stairs. Exposed solid wood floorboards. Decorative cornicing. Arched recess which originally formed an arch to the annexe. Understairs cupboard.

Drawing Room
This elegant room has a fantastic bay window and original highly decorative cornicing. A substantial marble fireplace with marble hearth and cast iron inset housing living flame gas fire. Picture rail. Telephone and television point. Wall light points.

Dining Room
A spacious formal dining room with 3 sash windows to the front. Picture rail and decorative cornicing. Television point.

The kitchen has been fitted with a range of classic style ivory base and wall units with butchers block effect work surface over. Ceramic 1 1/2 bowl sink and drainer. Space for cooker with cooker hood over. Space for full height fridge freezer and dishwasher. Breakfast bar. Sash window to rear. Tiled flooring. Opening to:

Utility Room
Units match the kitchen. Space for washing machine. Tiled floor. Wooden door to garden.

Storage Room
Accessed from the rear courtyard and adjoining the utility a useful storage room with window to side and door to an inner store area. This has great potential to create a larger kitchen area if desired or can be incorporated into the office for further accommodation.

Door from hall leads to the lobby. Door to garden door to:

Shower Room
Fully tiled shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. W.C. Flagstone flooring. Window to rear.

This sizeable landing has ample space for a study area with a sash window overlooking the garden and decorative staineed glass window over the stairs. Decorative cornicing.

Master Bedroom
With wide bay housing 3 sash windows this is a stunning, light and bright room with far reaching views. Fireplace with cast iron inset and wooden surround. Good range of built in wardrobes. Decorative cornicing. Basin set into a pretty cabinet with vanity light over. Shaver point.

Bedroom Two
A further spacious front aspect bedroom with 3 sash windows overlooking the gardens with views of the countryside beyond. Fireplace with cast iron inset and wooden surround. Period style pedestal basin with vanity light over and shaver point.

Bedroom Three
A pretty rear aspect bedroom also with fireplace. Sash window with decorated pane to rear.

Fitted with a matching white suite with tongue and groove effect panel bath. Contemporary style basin with cupboard beneath. Low level W.C. Sash window with decorative glass.

Annexe Dining Room
Currently used as a dining room for the B&B and also a pleasant sitting room. Fireplace recess with slate hearth and gas wood burning effect fire . Sash window to side. Oak flooring. Picture rail and decorative coving. Accessed via the main porch.

Airing Cupboard
A walk in airing and linen cupboard with large water tank and shelving.

Annexe Bedroom One
A double bedroom with 2 sash windows to rear. Door to:

Annexe En-Suite One
Fully tiled shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Low level W.C. Pedestal basin. Window to side. Heated towel rail.

Annexe Hallway
Door to garden and under stair cupboard. Stairs to first floor.

Annexe Bedroom Two
A dual aspect room with windows to front and side. Feature fireplace with original cast iron inset. Picture rail. Door to:

Annexe En-Suite Two
Fully tiled shower cubicle with mains fed shower. Pedestal basin. Low level W.C. Heated towel rail.

Annexe Bedroom Three
Wide sash window overlooking the rear garden. Picture rail and decorative coving. Original fireplace. Wardrobe to alcove.

Annexe EnSuite Three
Fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower. Pedestal basin. Low level W.C. Window to side. Heated towel rail.

Home Office
Accessed from the garden and lying above the storage room. This is a great self contained home office with window to overlooking the garden. It could create a separate annexe STP.

A stone built outbuilding over 2 floors used for storage at present.

Double Garage
The garage has an up and over door and is located at the end of the garden adjacent to the parking area.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 August 2016


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