4 bedroom detached house for saleMeeth, Okehampton, Devon
Sold STC £895,000
- Private position with no near neighbours
- Grade II Listed former rectory
- Four reception rooms
- Four bedrooms (two en-suite)
- Two bedroom coach house
- Further outbuildings
- Stunning views to Dartmoor
- About 12.8 acres
Situated in this private position, surrounded by its own grounds of about 12.8 acres, this old vicarage enjoys superb views over the surrounding countryside towards Dartmoor. The property is located on the outskirts of Meeth, which is a small, rural village benefiting from a local inn, and access to the Tarka Trail as well as the entrance to the Devon Wildlife Trusts Nature reserve. The property has a fantastic range of towns nearby, all of which offer a wide range of amenities, including the ancient market towns of Hatherleigh, Holsworthy, Okehampton (both of which have a Waitrose supermarket) or Great Torrington, whilst the cathedral city of Exeter is about an hour away. Dartmoor National Park is also within easy reach, approximately 15 miles away, and offers a fantastic range of country pursuits, including excellent walking opportunities.
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.
Hatherleigh 3.5 miles
Torrington 10 miles
Okehampton 10 miles
Exeter 32 miles
This is a rare opportunity to acquire a Grade II Listed former Georgian rectory, on the outskirts of the rural village of Meeth. The property stands in grounds of about 12.8 acres, and is approached via a sweeping driveway. The accommodation on offer is elegant and well proportioned, with high ceilings, sash windows and the fantastic staircase and balustrading. There are four reception rooms with four bedrooms (two en-suite) in the main residence. To the rear of the property are further outbuildings, and a two bedroom coach house, which could be used as an annexe, or provide an income. The accommodation would benefit from some internal updating. Fantastic views towards Dartmoor can be enjoyed from the property. The grounds of the property extend to about 12.8 acres in total. To the front and sides are fields, which are laid to pasture, whilst surrounding the house are mature areas of garden and beyond these, to the rear, is a further section with two good sized ponds. Properties of this calibre and position rarely become available to the open market, and can only be appreciated with an internal inspection.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:
Entrance Porch Double doors lead through to
Reception Hallway Georgian staircase rises to the first floor landing.
Drawing Room A dual aspect room with floor to ceiling sash window to the front elevation, which enjoys views towards Dartmoor, with window shutters and a sash window to side elevation. Open fireplace with timber mantel over and shelving to chimney recess. Picture rail. Ceiling coving.
Dining Room A dual aspect room with floor to ceiling sash windows to the front elevation enjoying views towards Dartmoor. Picture rail. Ceiling coving.
Inner Hallway Door leads to the rear porch and a door gives access to the cellar (not full head height).
Garden Room A dual aspect room with extensive glazing overlooking the garden. Double doors lead on to the patio. Wood burning stove on a tiled hearth.
Breakfast Room Window to side elevation. Ornate fireplace with timber mantel and built in storage.
Kitchen A dual aspect room with a range of matching wall and base units with sink unit set into roll edge work surfaces. Integrated double oven. Four ring LPG gas hob. Integrated dishwasher and microwave oven.
Pantry Providing excellent storage. Storage cupboard housing space for fridge freezer and further storage.
Sitting Room Window to side elevation overlooking the garden. Ornate fireplace. Door leading to porch and the yard.
From the inner hallway, a door gives access to the
Rear Porch Floor mounted oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Door to the rear yard.
Shower Room Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a corner shower cubicle.
First Floor Landing Window to front elevation enjoying far reaching countryside views towards Dartmoor.
Bedroom 1 Window to front elevation enjoying far reaching countryside views towards Dartmoor.
En-Suite Comprising of low level WC, bidet, vanity wash hand basin and a bath.
Walk in Wardrobe Window to side elevation. Mirror fronted wardrobes. Further storage space and airing cupboard.
Bedroom 2 A dual aspect room with far reaching countryside views towards Dartmoor. Built in wardrobes.
Shower Room Comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin and a corner shower cubicle.
Bedroom 4 Window to side elevation. Wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3 A dual aspect room with built in wardrobes.
En-Suite Comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin and a bath.
The Coach House
Stairs lead to the front door
Entrance Hall Two storage cupboards. Hatch access to loft space. Cupboard housing space and plumbing for automatic washing machine.
Dining Hall Window to front elevation with far reaching countryside views.
Sitting Room A triple aspect room with countryside views and a wood burning stove on a tiled hearth.
Kitchen Range of matching wall and base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces. Space for fridge freezer, dishwasher and cooker. Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Window to rear elevation overlooking the fields.
Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower over. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1 A dual aspect room with views over the fields to the rear elevation. Built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 Dual aspect room.
The Coach House has the benefit of off road parking for two vehicles and a garden with timber work shop and a vegetable garden.
The property is approached via a sweeping driveway that leads to the front of the house, where there is ample parking and turning. The driveway continues to the rear of the property, and the coach house, where there is further parking and turning areas and a garage for 3 cars. To the rear of the property is a courtyard with an ornamental fish pond with flowerbeds and borders. To the right of the house is a barn, which offers potential for conversion, subject to the relevant planning permissions. The garden to the front is laid to lawn, with mature plants, trees and shrubs. There is a greenhouse and vegetable beds with fruit cages. There is a woodland walk that leads from the rear garden down to a further section, which has two good sized ponds and an apple orchard. The majority of the ground to the front and sides is laid to pasture.
Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
West Devon Council 01822 813600.
From Barnstaple, proceed on the B3232 towards Great Torrington. Upon reaching Great Torrington, and at the first mini roundabout, turn right and continue until reaching the next mini roundabout. Turn left here, passing the garage on your left hand side. Proceed to the bottom of the hill, and bear around to the right, and over the bridge, staying on the A386. Stay on this road until you pass through the village of Merton. Continue until reaching the village of Meeth, and shortly after you pass the village sign, the entrance to the property will be situated on the left hand side, with name plate clearly displayed.
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