6 bedroom detached house for sale

Highampton, Beaworthy

Guide Price £980,000

Property Description

Key features

  • O899
  • Delightful Detached Former Rectory
  • Superb Views to Dartmoor
  • Gardens, Pastureland and Woodland of approx. 16 Acres
  • Stabling, Garaging and further Outbuilding
  • 6 Bedrooms with 5 Ensuites
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • A well equipped Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Many original character features
  • Viewing Highly Recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION The Old Rectory occupies a rural setting approximately a mile to the east of the village of Highampton. The village has a small range of local amenities including Post Office/Store, a public house, Primary School and Village Hall. The ancient Market Town of Hatherleigh is some 3.5 miles distant offering a wider range of traditional amenities including a small supermarket, butcher, bakers, fish & chip shop, Post Office and various public houses together with a Primary School, Health Centre and traditional weekly market. 

Okehampton lies on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is approximately 30 miles from both the north and south Devon coasts. There are superb local beauty spots where one may enjoy walking, riding and fishing. The shopping area contains several banks and supermarkets as well as many interesting locally owned shops. Primary and secondary education is well catered for in local schools, with Okehampton College boasting an Outstanding Ofsted rating. The recreation ground and park contains, amongst other things, a covered heated swimming pool. Most sports are available including 18 hole golf course, squash courts, indoor rifle range and thriving rugby and soccer clubs.  

APPROXIMATE DISTANCES BY ROAD Hatherleigh 3.5 miles; Okehampton 10 miles; Exeter 33 miles. 

DESCRIPTION The Old Rectory is a fine period house of late Georgian origins and believed to have been extended between 1840 and 1850. The property is believed to have been built on what is originally thought to be the site of a priory. The property has evolved over the years into what is now a lovely spacious comfortable family home and has undergone a good degree of recent work by the current owner. The internal accommodation, which is beautifully presented throughout, is well proportioned and extremely versatile and with the North wing and separate staircase offers scope for the creation of secondary accommodation if required and also commercial potential, subject to the necessary consents. The property retains many character features with a wealth of exposed timber flooring, skirtings, architrave and coving together with panel doors throughout.

From the front entrance door there are further doors leading from the grand entrance hall, which has a turning staircase to the first floor landing with cloakroom on a half landing, to a library and sitting room, both with stunning views over the property's grounds and on to Dartmoor. There is a formal dining room; an office; a spacious kitchen/breakfast room with double doors to the garden and bespoke fitted kitchen with many integrated appliances; a scullery with original fireplace and ample utility space and an impressive large conservatory on the south-western side of the house providing a large space for entertaining etc. The first floor is accessed either via the main staircase or the secondary staircase in the north wing which leads to two adjoining landings with doors leading to six bedrooms, with five of them having ensuite bath/shower rooms. The master bedroom and the second bedroom both enjoy stunning far reaching views over the property's grounds and on towards Dartmoor and the master bedroom has double doors leading on to a balcony. Externally the property occupies a southeasterly facing plot with majestic uninterrupted views over the gardens, paddocks and surrounding countryside and on towards the Dartmoor National Park. The property is approached via a private gravelled driveway (the immediate entrance to the driveway is shared with an adjoining property). The driveway sweeps around to an extensive circular parking area with some majestic specimen trees including Redwood and Douglas fir. The parking area provides off-road parking for numerous vehicles and also leads to a recently constructed triple garage of green oak construction. Adjacent to the property lies part of the original coach house and barn, currently used for storage but offering great potential for conversion to a studio, office or annexe, subject to the necessary consents being granted. To the south there are extensive, well tended ornamental lawned gardens and also a separate kitchen garden and small orchard, all surrounded by a wealth of mature trees, plants and shrubs. There is a paddock which runs to the south and southeast of the property and the house is sheltered on the southwest and north-eastern sides by areas of woodland, part of which sits across the lane from the main property. On the eastern side is a timber constructed stable block consisting of three loose boxes and a feed/tack room with separate gated access from the public lane, making it ideal for livery use. The gardens, paddocks and woodland amount to approximately 16 acres in total.

Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows: 

ENTRANCE PORTICO Pillared entrance portico with two outside carriage lamps; half panel glazed front entrance door leading to; 

ENTRANCE HALL 31' 4" x 7' 0" (9.57m x 2.15m) A spacious grand reception hall with stripped pine timber floorboards; turning staircase to first floor with cloakroom on half landing; two radiators; understairs storage cupboard; picture rail. Doors to: 

LIBRARY 17' 8" x 14' 0" (5.41m x 4.28m) Large sash window with original shutters to south elevation giving fine views over the countryside and on towards Dartmoor; attractive fireplace with inset woodburner effect LPG fire; extensive book shelving; exposed timber flooring; radiator; dado rail; ornate coving; panel glazed double doors to: 

SITTING ROOM 19' 0" x 14' 0" (5.8m x 4.29m < 5.76m) Attractive bay window to south elevation with original shutters fitted and superb views of the countryside and on towards Dartmoor. Two radiators; panel glazed double doors to library; dado rail; Victorian marble surround fireplace with open fire and slate hearth. 

DINING ROOM 18' 3" x 11' 10" (5.57m x 3.63m) Three windows to eastern elevation two or which have original shutters; exposed timber flooring and ornate coving. Door to: 

CENTRAL HALLWAY Slate flooring; useful storage cupboard and door to: 

REAR HALLWAY Side entrance; slate flooring; storage cupboard. Doors to: 

CLOAKROOM 6' 5" x 4' 2" (1.98m x 1.29m) WC with concealed cistern; contemporary wash hand basin; radiator; extractor fan; slate tiled flooring; picture rail. 

OFFICE 16' 10" x 9' 6" (5.15m x 2.91m) Two windows to northern elevation and one to eastern elevation; radiator; picture rail; wall mounted electric convector fire. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 18' 2" x 16' 1" (5.55m x 4.92m) A modern matching bespoke range of floor and wall mounted kitchen units with granite work surfaces and part tiled splashbacks; integrated appliances include single oven and grill and combi oven, integrated fridge and electric induction hob; central island with inset stainless steel sink and mixer tap with granite work surface and pop-up electrical power points; dishwasher; two radiators; tiled flooring; space for dining table and chairs; window seat and storage unit. Door to: 

SCULLERY 12' 9" x 7' 4" (3.91m x 2.26m) Window and door to east and further window to north elevation; original stone-built fireplace with original bread oven; ceramic tiled flooring; a range of kitchen units with work surface and inset sink and mixer tap; small electric ceramic hob; appliance spaces for washing machine, tumble drier, fridge freezer, etc.  

CONSERVATORY 24' 1" x 18' 3" (7.35m x 5.57m) A superb addition to the property with recently updated double glazed windows and doors throughout; superb far reaching views over the grounds, surrounding countryside and Dartmoor; exposed timber flooring; glazed roof; four radiators and ceiling fan.

Returning to Reception Hall a turning staircase leads to the HALF LANDING. 

CLOAKROOM 11' 10" x 7' 1" (3.62m x 2.16m)(max) Obscure glazed window to west elevation; low level WC; pedestal wash hand basin; radiator. 

LANDING Attractive pitched ceiling with large skylight window; radiator; built-in linen cupboard; door to north wing landing and further doors to: 

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 18' 5" x 14' 3" (5.63m x 4.36m) Double doors with windows to each side, leading to a delightful balcony offering fine views across the surrounding countryside and on towards Dartmoor. Victorian fireplace; two arched alcoves to both sides of fireplace; two radiators; inset spotlights. Doors to: 

ENSUITE BATHROOM 18' 5" (max) x 6' 9" (5.62m x 2.08m) Two windows to north and south elevations; low level WC; wash hand basin set into vanity storage unit with granite surrounds; large fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower and extractor fan; airing cupboard containing hot water tank and slatted shelving; hatch to loft space; inset spotlights; heated towel rail. 

BEDROOM TWO 17' 1" x 14' 2" (5.21m x 4.33m) Sash window to southern elevation with windowseat giving excellent far reaching views over the surrounding countryside and Dartmoor; two radiators; inset spotlights; built-in cupboard and door to: 

ENSUITE BATHROOM 12' 0" x 6' 11" (3.66m x 2.11m) Window to eastern elevation; a matching white contemporary suite comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, clawfoot rolltop bath; part tiled walls; heated towel rail; radiator and extractor fan. 

BEDROOM THREE 18' 7" (max) x 11' 11" (5.68m x 3.64m) Two sash windows to eastern elevation; two radiators; inset spotlights. Door to: 

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 7' 8" x 5' 7" (2.34m x 1.72m) Sash window to eastern elevation; low level WC; pedestal wash hand basin; fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower fitted; inset spotlights; extractor fan; heated towel rail. 

BEDROOM FOUR 17' 8"(max) x 9' 1" (5.4m x 2.77m) Sash window to western elevation; radiator; inset spotlights; fitted book shelving.

Returning to the Main Landing a further door leads to the  

NORTH WING LANDING With secondary staircase to ground floor; window to north elevation; radiator; hatch to loft space. Doors to: 

BEDROOM FIVE 17' 10" x 9' 1" (5.44m x 2.79m) Window to north elevation; radiator; inset spotlights. Door to: 

EN SUITE BATHROOM 12' 7" x 9' 2" (3.85m x 2.81m) Window to northern elevation; low level WC; pedestal wash hand basin; large corner bath with mains shower fitted over; part tiled walls; extractor fan; radiator. 

BEDROOM SIX 21' 11" (max) x 10' 11" (6.7m x 3.33m) A dual aspect room with sash windows to north and east elevation; radiator; inset spotlights. Door to: 

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 6' 10" x 5' 3" (2.1m x 1.62m) Low level WC; pedestal wash hand basin with part tiled splashbacks; fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower; radiator and extractor fan. 

OUTSIDE From Church Road a gated driveway gives access to the property. The very beginning of the driveway also gives access to the driveway of the adjoining property but beyond this point the driveway is completely private and solely for the access of The Old Rectory. A sweeping circular gravel driveway leads to the northeastern side of the house and around a central circular stone bordered area with fine mature trees and a host of further plants and shrubs. The driveway provides off-road parking for numerous vehicles and the driveway is bordered by further mature trees and shrub, including Redwoods and Doublas Firs, and gives access to the: 

TRIPLE GARAGE 28' 3" x 17' 8" (8.63m x 5.39m)(overall) A recently constructed green oak garage comprising two open fronted garages and one further double doored garage with concrete base, power and lighting connected and outside tap. 

From the driveway a 5-bar gate gives access to a gravelled and cobbled courtyard area adjacent to the right hand side of the house providing further off-road parking and also to the 

FORMER COACH HOUSE AND BARN Of stone and cob construction under a recently replaced tiled roof, currently used as storage but also has potential for annexe or office/studio use (subject to the necessary consents being granted).  

ROOM ONE 13' 11" x 7' 2" (4.25m x 2.19m) With flagstone flooring; exposed cob and block walls; power and lighting connected and door to: 

ROOM TWO 14' 4" x 14' 9" (4.38m x 4.5m) Former fireplace (currently not in use); window to front; and rear; power and lighting connected. 

ROOM THREE 14' 7" x 10' 6" (4.46m x 3.22m) Window to side and rear; cobbled floor; power and lighting connected. 


STABLE BLOCK 34' 10" x 11' 11" (10.62m x 3.64m) To the eastern side of the property is a purpose-built timber constructed Stable Block consisting of three looseboxes and a feed/tack room.

Rain-fed water trough; separate gated access from Church Road makes it ideal for livery use.

Directly to the front of the stable block is a post and rail fenced paddock which leads on to a further south-facing paddock with gentle slopes and bordered by a wooded area on the western boundary; mains fed water trough with stream and bordered by mature trees, ideal for horses, ponies and other livestock. 

GARDENS The property has extensive gardens to the southern and western sides of the property. The south facing gardens offer superb far reaching views over the property's grounds and on towards Dartmoor. There are extensive areas of well-kept lawned gardens interspersed with numerous sweeping flowerbeds containing a wealth of trees, plants and shrubs. There is an ornamental Japanese garden with attractive pond; winding gravel paths and seating area backed by an attractive stone wall. Beyond this is a productive kitchen garden with GREENHOUSE and outside tap; raised beds currently housing a wide range of vegetables, a fruit cage and a small orchard with various fruit trees. A further area of mature woodland lies to the north of the property just across Church Road. The garden, paddocks and woodland total approximately 16 acres and enjoy a high degree of privacy and seclusion.  

SERVICES Mains electricity and water. Private drainage via a klargester treatment plant. Oil-fired central heating. 

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band G for Council Tax purposes (by verbal enquiry with West Devon Borough Council).  

VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371. 

DIRECTIONS From our offices in Okehampton proceed to the main traffic lights in the centre of town and turn right into Market Street, between Lloyds Bank and the Town Hall, signposted to Hatherleigh. Continue along this road, following the signs for Hatherleigh A386 etc. After approximately 1.5 miles, at the T-junction, turn right onto the A386 and continue on this road for a further approximate 5 miles and at the roundabout on the edge of Hatherleigh Town turn left onto the A3072 signposted to Highampton and Holsworthy. After approximately 2 miles take the right hand turn, signposted Church Road/Rectory/Legge Farm Coarse Fishery and continue for approximately three quarters of a mile whereupon the property will be found on the left hand side. 

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  • Okehampton (8.7 mi)
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Bridge House Okehampton, EX20 1DL

01837 354001 Local call rate

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