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4 bedroom bungalow for sale

Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon, EX17

Sold STC £290,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious Bungalow
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Generous Accommodation
  • A.O.C.
  • Double Garage
  • Level Gardens
  • Lovely Views

Full description

An attractively positioned rural bungalow with large gardens and a pasture paddock. AOC. Four bedrooms (master with en-suite shower room). Sitting room, dining room, living room and kitchen. Attached garage. Parking area. Lovely views over open fields.

Situation - Lower Newton lies in a tranquil location near to the village of Zeal Monachorum and small town of North Tawton and surrounded by rolling mid Devon countryside.

Zeal Monachorum, a mid Devon village mentioned in the Domesday Book with a population of around 350, has a church, village hall and The Waie Inn public house.

North Tawton lies approximately 3 miles to the west and provides a primary school, stores, doctors surgery, post office and two pubs. The late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, moved to North Tawton in the 1960s and subsequently wrote Moortown, a poetry diary of his everyday life on a Devon farm.

The market town of Crediton is about 10 miles from the farm, with a wide range of shops and supermarkets, banks and recreational facilities including a weekly farmers market, a leisure centre and indoor swimming pool. In addition there is an excellent school, Queen Elizabeth Academy, which has its own sixth form.

The cathedral city of Exeter is located about 17 miles to the south east from where there are mainline rail services to London Paddington, access to the M5 and Exeter International Airport.

The Dartmoor National Park lies 8 miles to the south, providing 368 square miles of stunning scenery with paths and trails for walking and riding.

Barnstaple, north Devon's regional centre, lies 25 miles to the north, near to which is the rugged north Devon coastline with its beautiful sandy beaches.

Introduction - Lower Newton is offered to the market for the first time in 56 years, with the farms bungalow having been constructed for the current owners in 1968.

It lies in the heart of rolling mid Devon countryside but is accessible, approximately two miles from the B3220, which links the market town of Crediton and the large village of Winkleigh.

The Bungalow - Lower Newton bungalow was constructed in 1968, subject to an agricultural occupancy condition (AOC) and is of rendered block construction with partial double glazed windows and oil fired central heating, except for two rooms which have night storage heating.

The floor-plan details the extent of the accommodation, which includes:

The front door opens into a hallway with doors off to the kitchen, which has a range of fitted wall and base units, a white Rayburn (which heats the hot water) and a larder.

The utility room also has wall and base units, built in storage cupboards and a door to outside. There is also a shower room with a glass shower enclosure, wash basin and W.C.

The dining room has double doors through to the living room with French doors opening on to a paved patio and the garden beyond. The sitting room has a large window, a door out to the garden and a built-in wood burner on a slate hearth.

There are four bedrooms in total, including two single rooms, one double bedroom and the master bedroom which has an in-built wardrobe and a recently installed en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower, heated towel rail, wash basin and w.c. With underfloor heating. In addition there is a separate bathroom with a bath, wash basin, bidet and w.c.

There is a large loft, of which approximately two thirds is boarded.

Outside - The bungalow is approached from the lane over a short drive with parking space for four cars plus a single garage.

The bungalow is surrounded on three sides by its gardens, which are mainly laid to lawn with mature flower / shrub beds and a greenhouse.

The Land - Surrounding the bungalow and its gardens is a gently sloping pasture paddock, suitable for grazing horses or livestock, and with a separate gateway on to the adjoining road in the north-western corner.

Services - Mains water. Mains electricity supply (single phase with peak / off-peak supply). Private drainage (septic tank). The bungalow has an oil fired Rayburn (heats water) and night storage heaters.

Basic Payment Scheme (Bps) - The farm land is registered for entitlements under the BPS.

The entitlements will be made available to the purchaser(s) and will be apportioned between the lots of required.

Planning - The bungalow is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition (AOC). The condition reads: The dwelling shall only be occupied by persons employed or last employed locally in agriculture.

Tenure - The farm is owned freehold and is available with vacant possession upon completion.

Local Authority - Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP. Tel: 01884 255255

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

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

Directions - From Crediton, proceed north on the A377. Continue through the village of Copplestone and upon reaching Morchard Road, turn left onto the B3220 towards Winkleigh.

After just over 2 miles, at the crossroads at Blackditch Cross, turn left towards North Tawton.

Continue for about 1.4 miles and upon reaching Leigh Cross, turn left and Lower Newton bungalow will be found on the left after approximately 300 yards.

Contact Information - Stags Farm Agency Department, 21 Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1PR. Tel: 01392 680059. Email:

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

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

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08 September 2016

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