5 bedroom detached house for sale

Black Torrington, Beaworthy, Devon

Sold STC £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Private and tranquil with no near neighbours
  • Five bedroom, four bathroom main residence
  • Two bedroom detached cottage
  • Sitting on the banks of the River Torridge
  • Fishing rights
  • Tennis court
  • About 38 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A period property, with separate cottage and double bank fishing rights on the River Torridge

Location

Situated in this private, rural position, is a Devon longhouse with converted former mill (which is currently being used as a holiday cottage), all of which enjoys complete privacy. The house is located on the outskirts of the village of Black Torrington which has a church, primary school, public house and a GP surgery. The market town of Holsworthy offers a wider range of amenities including a Waitrose, banks and secondary school. The property boasts fishing rights on the River Torridge, whilst further country pursuits are available nearby, along with a range of stunning walks on Dartmoor, which is about 15 miles away.

Communications

The area can be accessed via the M5 Motorway, and along the A30. The nearest mainline train station is located at Exeter, and from there regular mainline rail services connect to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours.

Mileages

Hatherleigh – 6 miles
Holsworthy – 9 miles
Okehampton – 13 miles
Dartmoor – 15 miles
Bude – 19 miles
Barnstaple – 25 miles

The Property

This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a spacious residence, in a private setting, sitting on the banks of the River Torridge, with no near neighbours. There are very few properties that allow you to stroll down to the river and catch yourself a trout for supper. Believed to have been a former mill, it now comprises a spacious longhouse with two reception rooms, five bedrooms and four bathrooms, as well as what is believed to have been a former mill, having now been converted into a two bedroom cottage that has been used for holiday letting over recent years. Both properties are in need of general modernisation and stand in grounds of about 38 acres, at the end of a long driveway, well set back from the country lane. The majority of the land is laid to pasture, with a small area of woodland. The properties are surrounded by various areas of garden, as well as a hard surface tennis court. There is a large frontage onto the River Torridge, and the residences benefit from single and double bank fishing rights. It is understood that the fishing is mainly for trout, and benefits from six main pools, as well as a fishing hut. Properties of this calibre, position and privacy very rarely become available to the open market, and can only be fully appreciate with an internal inspection.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly shown on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:

Double doors lead through to the

Entrance Vestibule Bench seating. Glazed door leads to

Reception Hall Parquet flooring. Stairs rise to the first floor landing.

Cloakroom Comprising of low level WC and vanity wash hand basin.

Drawing Room A triple aspect room with views towards the River Torridge. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth with marble surround.

Conservatory Overlooking the rear garden with three doors giving access to the garden.

Dining Room A dual aspect room with a window seat, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and a bread oven. Wood parquet flooring.

Kitchen A dual aspect room with views towards the River Torridge. Fitted with a range of matching wall and base units with sink set into granite work surfaces. Built in pantry cupboard. Space for range style cooker with extractor over. Space for fridge freezer. Wood parquet flooring.

Boot Room / Utility Door to front elevation. Double doors lead to the rear garden. Stainless steel double sink set into roll top work surfaces, with base unit under and wall unit over. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Floor mounted oil fired boiler. Cloaks cupboard.

Workshop Window to rear elevation. Power and light connected.

Wood Shed Door to front elevation allowing wood to be loaded.

First Floor Landing Windows to front elevation overlooking the garden and the River Torridge. Airing cupboard. Two separate sets of stairs rise to the second floor.

Bedroom 1 A dual aspect room with views over the river and the surrounding countryside, built in storage. Airing cupboard.

En-Suite Comprising of a bath with shower over, vanity wash hand basin and low level WC.

Bedroom 2 Window to rear elevation overlooking the rear garden, built in wardrobes.

En-Suite Comprising of bath with shower over, vanity wash hand basin and low level WC, window to rear elevation.

Bedroom 3 Window to rear elevation. Built in wardrobes. Access to the en-suite also serving bedroom 2.

Bedroom 4 Window to rear elevation overlooking the garden. Built in wardrobes.

Bathroom Comprising of bath with shower over. Vanity wash hand basin and low level WC. Window to rear elevation.

Bedroom 5 A dual aspect room with views over the River Torridge.

En-Suite Comprising of bath with shower over, vanity wash hand basin and low level WC.

A steep set of stairs rise to the second floor and a

Study Built into the eaves with Velux window to the rear and a window to the side enjoying countryside views.

Occasional Bedroom Velux window to the rear elevation. Built into the eaves.

A second set of stairs rise to the second floor, and a room built into the eaves, with Velux windows to the rear elevation. This room is currently used as a further study, and a storage room. Off is an additional storage room.

Mill Cottage

Front door leads to

Entrance Hall Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Space for fridge freezer.

Cloakroom / Utility Room Comprising of low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer.

First Floor Landing Hatch access to loft space.

Open Plan Sitting Room / Dining Room / Kitchen A dual aspect room overlooking the River Torridge to the rear.

Kitchen Area Comprising of wall and base units with integrated sink, space for fridge and dishwasher. Integrated cooker with four ring gas hob.

Sitting / Dining Room Electric fireplace with slate hearth and timber mantel.

Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower over.

Bedroom 1 Window to front elevation. Built in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2 Window to rear elevation overlooking the river.

Outside The property is approached via a long driveway to a large parking and turning area in front of the properties. To the left hand side of the driveway is an orchard, with mature fruit trees. To the right is a five bar gate, which gives access into two of the fields. Surrounding the mill are various areas of garden, which overlook the River Torridge, being mainly laid to lawn. To the right of the mill is a further area of garden with a patio, built in barbeque, two greenhouses and a fruit cage. The garden to the rear of the main residence is steep, with seating areas adjacent to the property and stairs rising up the middle of the garden to a levelled terrace area, which enjoys views out over the property. A pathway then leads to the tennis court, which is fenced and in need of maintenance. The majority of the ground is laid to pasture, and at the eastern extremity, there is a fishing hut of timber construction. About 2 acres of the ground is made up of woodland.

Fishing Rights It is understood from the vendor that the property benefits from approximately 1000 yards of double bank fishing rights on the River Torridge, with a further 1000 yards of single bank fishing rights. This will need clarification by the solicitors. A historic map of the fishing rights can be supplied by separate request.

Property Information

Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Local Authority Torridge District Council – 01237 428700.

Contents, Fixtures and Fittings

Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, mirrors etc are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewing

By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff, North Devon 01271 325153.

For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.

Directions From Bideford, proceed towards Torrington on the A386. At Landcross, turn right, signposted towards Holsworthy on the A388. Stay on this road, passing through the villages of Saltrens, Monkleigh and Frithelstockstone. Continue until reaching the staggered cross roads at Stibb Cross. Continue straight across, following signs for Shebbear for approximately 3.4 miles, then turn left, signposted towards Black Torrington and Sheepwash. Continue for a further 3 miles along this country lane until you pass over a bridge over the river. The entrance to the property is immediately on your left hand side.

Alternative Directions Alternatively, from Hatherleigh, proceed on the A3072, towards Highhampton and Holsworthy. Proceed for about 4.7 miles, and then turn right, signposted towards Black Torrington. Follow the lane through the village, and after leaving the village, the road drops downhill, and the driveway will be situated on the right hand side, just before the bridge over the River Torridge.



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