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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Oakfordbridge, Tiverton, Devon, EX16

Under Offer £525,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Flexible and Spacious Living
  • Attractive Stream Bordered Garden and Grounds
  • Range of Useful Outbuildings
  • Approved Planning Permission for additional Ancillary Accommodation
  • Orchard and Woodland
  • Ample Parking and Turning Area
  • In all 2.34 acres

Full description

A charming spacious residence set in 2.34 acres of stream bordered gardens and grounds. EPC band G.

Situation - The Old Smithy is located in the popular and beautiful Exe Valley in the hamlet of Oakfordbridge. The small town of Bampton is five miles distant, offering a wider range of amenities, including a butchers, public house and primary school.
Dulverton, five miles away, is a delightful little town nestling in the Barle Valley within the National Park and is well known as The Gateway to Exmoor. It provides good shopping facilities together with a post office, chemist, doctors, dental and veterinary surgeries, library, junior school and a well-supported town hall. There are also good recreational facilities including squash courts, all weather tennis courts and football and cricket pitches.
Tiverton, nine miles away, is an old market town and has several supermarkets, a wide range of shops, modern district hospital, sports centre/swimming pool complex and 18-hole golf course as well as schools for all ages including Blundells public school. There is easy access along the A396 to Tiverton and the A361 North Devon Link Road to the M5 and Tiverton Parkway Station providing mainline connections to London Paddington. Exeter airport is approximately 31 miles to the south.

Description - Believed to date from the late 18th century, The Old Smithy is mainly of stone construction with rendered elevations under a slate roof. Maintaining many of the original period features the house provides spacious and flexible living accommodation with a self-contained annexe that has approved planning permission to create a first floor extension. The property is set in 2.34 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds with ample parking for several cars.

Accommodation - House: As illustrated by the floor plan the front door leads into a central hallway with a door to the drawing room which has an open fireplace and French doors to the conservatory with access to the garden. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of fitted wall and base units providing plenty of storage space and a gas fired AGA. Adjacent is the dining room with marble surround fireplace, wood panelling and access to the courtyard patio.
Upstairs on the first floor are four double bedrooms and a bathroom. Stairs from the landing lead to a second floor where there are a further two bedrooms and potential for a bathroom.
Annexe: Alongside the house is a single storey self-contained annexe, with recent planning permission to create a first floor to accommodate the bedroom and bathroom. Currently comprising a large open plan living room with a kitchenette/utility and a bathroom.

Outside - The Old Smithy offers parking for several cars and a turning area beside a double garage. The gardens are filled with an abundance of shrubs, well-stocked flower borders and areas laid to lawn. The garden has been designed with linked paths to create separate terraced areas. There is also a small paddock with an orchard full of plum and pear trees.
Accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room is a paved south-facing courtyard which is enclosed by stone walls providing an ideal seating area.
On the south side of the property is another lawned area with an adjoining stream. A concrete path leads to a range of useful outbuildings providing outside storage or stables. Above is an area of deciduous woodland.

Planning - Planning permission was granted on 18th January 2016 under application 15/01820/FULL to create a first floor extension and porch to provide ancillary accommodation to The Old Smithy.

Services - Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Bulk LPG gas central heating. Broadband available.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment with the agents. Stags Dulverton office 01398 323174 or

Directions - From the M5 take the North Devon link road signposted to Tiverton and after seven miles take the third exit at the roundabout heading north on the A396 signposted to Minehead and Dulverton. Follow this road and at the Exeter Inn roundabout turn left signposted Minehead and Dulverton. At the next junction (Black Cat) go straight across signposted to Minehead and Dulverton and after approximately one mile, turn left and travel over Oakford Bridge, follow the road round to the right and The Old Smithy will be found on the left hand side.

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

Council Tax - Band G 2016/2017

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

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Added on Rightmove:
25 November 2016


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