4 bedroom detached house for saleWeir, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22
- Riverside location with fine views
- No flood history
- Easy access to Exmoor
- Unlisted period conversion
- 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms
- Outdoor heated swimming pool
- 2 garages, gravel drive
- Mature landscaped gardens
- EPC Rating = F
The Old Sawmills is an attractive country house, formerly a working saw mill, situated in a beautiful and unspoilt location within the Exe Valley, on the edge of the Pixton Estate and surrounded by some of West Somerset's most beautiful and unspoilt countryside.
The property is conveniently located for the popular town of Dulverton, known as 'The gateway to Exmoor'. The charming town offers a good range of shops, restaurants, speciality shops, churches and other local amenities for day to day needs. It is the centre for many of the field sporting, walking and riding activities for which the area is internationally renowned.
The Exmoor National Park has many hundreds of miles of foot and bridle paths, as well as a fantastic coastline to the north, overlooking the Bristol Channel. To the north of the property is
Wimbleball Lake, which has the Outdoor and Active Centre catering for various water sports including windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and rowing. Wimbleball is also a premier trout fishery offering angling from the banks and boats. Exmoor has many historic villages to explore, hosting numerous excellent pubs, hotels and restaurants.
There is a good selection of primary and secondary schools in the area as well as a number of highly regarded private schools, including Blundell's at Tiverton and Kings and Queens in Taunton. A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found at either Tiverton, the county town of Taunton or cathedral City of Exeter. Communications are good with the M5 motorway and Tiverton Parkway railway station at Junction 27 of the M5. Both Exeter and Bristol airports are within a convenient distance.
The building, which is not Listed, dates from the 1860's and is constructed of local stone under a slate roof. The house was originally converted in the 1980's and has since been further improved by the present owners to create a spectacular home in a wonderful riverside location that enjoys beautiful landscaped gardens with views over the Exe Valley.
The accommodation, which is in immaculate order throughout, is arranged over two floors, providing a spacious layout of over 3,500 sq ft. The house contains traditional features including exposed beams and stone fire surrounds, whilst incorporating more modern features such as under-floor heating, double glazing and state of the art kitchen and bathroom facilities.
On the ground floor, a front door opens to a gracious reception hall with cloakroom and a staircase rising to the first floor. The drawing room has a stone fireplace with wood burning stove and French doors opening onto the gardens. There is a dining room and a beautifully fitted kitchen with a four oven Aga and breakfast room. At the far end of the kitchen there is a porch opening to the gardens. There is also a utility/laundry room on the lower ground floor.
On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, two of which are en suite. There is a generous family bathroom and one of the bedrooms is currently used as a study/ home office. The Master bedroom suite has a beautifully fitted en suite bathroom and access to a terrace which overlooks the swimming pool and gardens.
Outside, the gardens have been landscaped to create a series of lawns, terraces and mature borders. There is a gravelled driveway in front of the house, where there is also an integral garage. A secondary driveway at the rear of the property provides access to a further detached garage.
The gardens are surrounded by mature hedges, trees and borders, all of which have been beautifully maintained. Within the gardens, there are a series of outbuildings, including a detached garage, log stores and a greenhouse. There is an outdoor heated swimming pool, which can either be heated with an oil boiler or with a biomass boiler. The River Exe borders the property's eastern boundary, offering fi ne views across the surrounding Exe Valley. The property has no history of flooding.
Square Footage: 3,539 sq ft
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