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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Folly Gate, Okehampton, Devon, EX20

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Mature Detached House
  • Double Glazing and Oil Central Heating
  • Extensive Range of Outbuildings
  • Gardens & Paddocks Approx 4 Acres
  • Ideal Equestrian Property
  • Rural Setting

Full description

Attractive Detached Farmhouse with outbuildings and paddocks, in all approximately 4 acres. Mature detached house, double glazing and oil central heating, extensive range of outbuildings, gardens & paddocks approx 4 acres, ideal equestrian property,
delightful rural setting. EPC Band E.

Situation - The property is situated in a peaceful rural setting, yet within easy reach of the town of Okehampton. From the property there are some attractive views across the surrounding countryside towards Exmoor and the nearby Abbeyford Woods offer opportunities for riding and walking. The nearby town of Okehampton offers and excellent range of shops and services, three supermarkets, including a Waitrose, and a range of national and locally owned shops and businesses. There is schooling from infant to sixth form level, a modern hospital and leisure centre in the attractive setting of Simmons Park. Okehampton is situated on the northern fringes of the Dartmoor National Park with hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery. From Okehampton there is excellent access via the A30 dual carriageway to the cathedral and university city of Exeter, with its M5 motorway, main line rail and international air connections. The area is well known for its sporting activities with fishing on the Taw and Torridge and riding and walking on the Tarka Trail and Granite Way. The north and south coasts of Devon are also within easy travelling distance.

Description - Heath Hills comprises an attractive detached mature house of stone and brick construction beneath a slate roof. The original house was considerably extended and offers versatile accommodation, ideal as a comfortable family home and benefitting from upvc double glazing and oil fired central heating. The property has some attractive character features including an inglenook fireplace in the main reception room. Externally the property has extensive parking and yard areas with an adaptable range of traditional and more modern buildings with potential for holiday cottage or annexe use, subject to the necessary consents. The land is divided into four main enclosures and there is an outdoor arena.

Accommodation - ENTRANCE LOBBY/UTILITY ROOM: With french doors and windows to side and rear. Butler sink with timber drainer, cabinets beneath, timber shelf. RECEPTION HALL: With built-in shelved cupboard with space and plumbing for appliances and also housing Grant oil fired central heating boiler. CLOAKROOM: Low level WC, glass wash basin with mixer tap. KITCHEN: Large central timber workspace/breakfast bar with integral butler sink with mixer tap, extensive range of cupboards and drawers beneath. Space and point for range cooker with extractor unit above panelled splash backing, two windows to front with rural aspect, radiator, ceiling spot lights. DRAWING ROOM: Two windows to front and door to a front porch. Inglenook fireplace with original bread oven. Solid fuel stove and arched Oak lintel over. Concealed staircase to first floor. Part timber panelling to wall and understair store cupboard. Further Oak fronted cupboard. Radiator. DINING ROOM/CONSERVATORY: Being upvc double glazed roof with fitted blinds. French doors to side, two radiators, timber laminate flooring. Brick fireplace with double sided woodburning stove, also opening into the Sitting Room. SITTING ROOM: Fireplace with double sided woodburning stove on slate hearth. Two windows to rear, timber laminate flooring, radiator. STUDY/BEDROOM 5: Window to rear, radiator. Fitted corner shelf.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With timber balustrade around staircase and original exposed upright timbers. Velux double glazed roof light. Inner landing with velux double glazed roof light. MASTER BEDROOM incorporating DRESSING AREA with window to rear and radiator and open through to BEDROOM AREA with three velux double glazed roof lights, timber panelled ceiling. BEDROOM 2: Window to front with views across adjoining woodland and surrounding countryside. Two alcoves with fitted shelving, exposed A-frame timbers, access to loft space, radiator. BEDROOM 3: Window to front and double glazed velux roof light to rear, exposed A-frame timbers. BEDROOM 4: Window to rear, range of fitted furniture to one wall, incorporating wardrobe, cupboards and shelving. Radiator. BATHROOM: Roll top bath in tiled surround with side mounted mixer shower fitment. Pedestal wash basin with tiled splash backing, low level WC, heated towel rack, window to rear. SHOWER ROOM: Corner shower cubicle with mixer shower fitment, vanity wash basin with mixer tap and tiled splash backing, low level WC. Built in airing cupboarfd housing large factory lagged hot water tank with immersion heater. Radiator. Window to front.

Outside - The property is approached from the lane via electrically operated timber gates with intercom. A gravelled driveway leads to the rear of the house and around to the side, giving access to buildings and providing parking space for a number of vehicles and access to the higher paddocks. Further access to the lower yard area. From the driveway, steps lead up to a raised timber decked patio, oil storage tank. The gardens lie predominately to the front of the house, laid to lawn, bordered by hedging, mature trees and shrubs and with an open aspect across woodland and surrounding countryside. Immediately to the front of the house is a gravel and timber decked patio area with outside lighting and outside tap. Access from the driveway, he outbuildings incorporates a TRADITIONAL BARN 24' x 15'6" having lapsed planning consent for conversion to a holiday cottage. Glazed door with side panels to front, concrete floor, power and light connected. This building would also be ideal as a studio/office or games room, subject to any necessary consents. Adjoining GARAGE 16'4" x 8' with double timber doors and WORKSHOP 12'7" x 9'. Adjoining the rear of the barn is a further useful building incorporating GARAGE/STORE 14'9" x 12'8" and an adjoining area formerly used as LOOSE BOXES 28'6" x 12'5", ideal for stabling and with access door to the lower yard. Further ADAPTABLE BUILDING 20'10" x 18'4" with doors to lower yard and personal access door. The lower yard area provides a gravelled parking space for a number of vehicles, access to the lower paddocks and buildings. Outside light. TWO TIMBER SHEDS and open frontage GARAGE/STORE 14'8" x 8'. Large single storey BUILDING which is divided into two main parts 26'7" x 17'5" and 27' x 17'7'. Part of the building has economy 7 heating and offers immense scope for use as an annexe, games room, studio/office etc, subject to the neccesary consents.

The land lies in four main enclosures, totalling just under 4 acres. Laid predominantly to pasture paddock, there is also an OUTDOOR ARENA, accessed from the lower yard. Within the lower paddock is a modern STABLE BLOCK/BARN 30' x 14' with concrete floor and adjoining concrete yard area. Adjoining LOOSE BOX/FEED STORE 12' x 12'. Power and light connected. The land itself is well fenced with excellent road access and affords the property a good degree of peace and seclusion.

Services - Mains electricity. Mains Water and Private drainage.

Directional Note - From Okehampton take the A386 North towards Hatherleigh. After approximately 2 miles upon reaching the T-Junction turn right proceeding into the village of Folly Gate. Turn right opposite the Cross Way Inn signposted Goldburn and proceed for approximately half a mile where upon the property will be found upon the right hand side.

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

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