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4 bedroom character property for sale

Gidcott, Nr.Shebbear, Holsworthy

Sold STC £690,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DETACHED FORMER MILL
  • 4 BEDROOMS (MASTER EN-SUITE)
  • NESTLING IN SOME 3 ACRES
  • 1 MILE OF FISHING RIGHTS
  • LOVELY GARDENS
  • WOODLAND
  • POND
  • PERIOD BARN WITH PLANNING POTENTIAL
  • GLORIOUS LOCATION
  • NO ONWARD CHAIN

Full description

This most desirable and charming country residence features 3 reception rooms, plus conservatory, 4 bedrooms (master en-suite), detached former mill nestling in some 3 acres with 1 mile of fishing rights on the River Torridge. Lovely gardens, woodland, pond, and period barn with planning potential. Glorious location and views with no close neighbours, and available with no onward chain.

The Accommodation Comprises (All Measurements Are Approximate):- -

Pitched Entrance Porch - 7'4 x 5'0 (2.24m x 1.52m) - PVCu double glazed door with courtesy light. Double aspect windows. Radiator.

Reception Hall - 18'5 max x 8'3 (5.61m max x 2.51m) - Wood block floor. Window to front with views over the garden to valley. Radiator. Stairs rising to the First Floor with cupboard below housing the "Shakesby" water filter for the borehole. Beamed ceiling.

Sitting Room - 19'5 x 14'3 plus bay window. (5.92m x 4.34m plus b - A very pleasant double aspect and good sized reception room. Wood block floor. Large bay window and French doors to rear. Radiator. Attractive stone/slate fireplace with a granite mantel housing an "Aarrow" woodburning stove. Beamed ceiling. Shelved recesses.

Dining Room - 12'8 x 10'0 (3.86m x 3.05m) - Wood block floor. Window and door to rear. Radiator. Beamed ceiling.

Kitchen - 21'5 x 11'3 (6.53m x 3.43m) - A light and airy double aspect room enjoying a very pleasant outlook. Radiator. Roll-edge worksurfaces to 3 walls with matching base and wall units. Integral fridge. "Belling" 4 ring LPG hob with matching electric oven, and illuminated extractor. 1¼ bowl inset "Asterite" sink. Plumbing for dishwasher.

Inner Hall - Large archway leading through to the Snug.

Walk-In Larder/Pantry - 6'0 x 4'0 (1.83m x 1.22m) - Space for fridge/freezer. Door to outside.

Utility Room - 6'3 x 4'0 (1.91m x 1.22m) - Window to rear. Roll-edge worksurface. Stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Radiator. Appliance space.

"Snug" - 14'4 x 11'3 (4.37m x 3.43m) - Double aspect windows enjoying a lovely outlook. Radiator.

Inner Hall - Leading to the Garage.

Cloakroom - White low level WC, and wash hand basin. Radiator.

On the other side is a STORAGE CUPBOARD. Wrapping around the "Snug" is a:

Pvcu Double Glazed Conservatory - Some 25'0 x 5'0 and 12'0 x 8'0 (Some 7.62m x 1.52m - Perfectly placed to fully appreciate the wonderful outlook over the gardens and countryside, with PVCu double glazed windows and doors under an opaque polycarbonate roof. Plant/display shelves.

Adjoining Double Garage - 29'0 x 16'8 (8.84m x 5.08m) - Window to front. Automatic 14ft "Garamatic" auto-roller door. Light and power connected. Log store. Fitted cupboards. Workbench.

Very Spacious First Floor Landing - 2 windows to front enjoying a very pleasant outlook. Radiator. Access to roof space. Airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder.

Master Bedroom - 13'7 x 13'0 plus door recess. (4.14m x 3.96m plus - Double aspect including a large bay window to the front overlooking the garden and valley beyond. Radiator. Built-in wardrobes.

En-Suite Shower Room - 2 piece white suite, and a tiled shower cubicle. Tiled splashbacking. Multi-rung towel rail/radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 18'4 x 11'3 (5.59m x 3.43m) - Currently used as a Study/Hobbies Room. Double aspect windows enjoying a lovely outlook. Radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 17'0 x 9'11 (5.18m x 3.02m) - Window to rear overlooking the garden. Radiator.

Bedroom 4 - 13'5 x 10'0 (4.09m x 3.05m) - 2 windows to rear overlooking the garden. Fitted wardrobes. Radiator.

Family Bath/Shower Room - 14'6 x 5'10 (4.42m x 1.78m) - Opaque window. Radiator. 3 piece suite, and a tiled shower cubicle with a "Mira" shower. Access to airing cupboard.

Adjoining one end of the house is the:

Rod Room - 14'0 x 6'0 (4.27m x 1.83m) - Window to rear. "Grant" oil fired boiler. Light and power connected.

Outside - A pair of timber gates open onto a granite shingle drive which sweeps down to the front of the house where there is a large concrete hardstanding providing ample parking and turning. Circular stone feature housing borehole. As you approach the property on the left hand side, there is a lovely orchard/woodland garden with a large open central grass area ringed by mature trees, with a small stream trickling along one side. Dividing this very pleasant area from the large formal lawned garden, with well stocked "cottage style" flower beds, is a grassy bank topped with some magnificent beech trees. Further stream side lawn with ALUMINIUM FRAMED GREENHOUSE with vines and strawberries. Fruit cage. 4 raised beds with a very pleasant spot to sit and enjoy the aspect over the River Torridge Valley. The rear garden is a complete delight with a large patio/terrace, and pretty ornamental pond with yellow iris. From the terrace, steps rise up to the lawn which is dotted with well stocked beds and mature trees. Another very pleasant covered seating area looks back at the house. From the end of the lawn, 2 paths meander through woodland forming a great nature habitat and lead down to the picturesque tree lined pond complete with island. It extends to approximately 0.25 acres. Again, benches are strategically placed around the pond to enjoy the outlook. Within a few steps of the pond is another large open grassy area where careful "coppicing" has encouraged a "parkland" feel. From here, a footbridge with stile gives access to the fishing rights. The River Torridge, with its very pretty single arched stone bridge, adjoins this patch.

Inserted Room - Interestingly, as indicated on the Land Registry plan within these details, there is a further area of land included with the property comprising a strip of roadside verge/woodland with hazel, alder, and willow. This continues along the road and then runs along the River Torridge for about 100 yards. Just opposite the entrance gates, on the other side of the road, is another very small parcel of land with some particularly fine beech and ash trees. The grounds and gardens extend to about 3 acres and comprises a wonderful mixture of formal gardens, woodland, and open grassy areas with a most attractive pond completing the picture.

The Fishing - A truly unique feature of the Gidcott Mill is that it includes about 1 mile of fishing (right hand bank) on the River Torridge. The river in this locality runs through a totally unspoilt valley and provides a wonderful opportunity to fly fish for wild brown trout in their native environment in this tranquil and nature rich landscape. The river meanders and twists offering a good combination of deeper pools linked by "runs and stickles". For discerning fly fisherman this is a truly exceptional opportunity. An interesting fishing archive from around the 1990's will be included with the sale.

Nicely positioned to one side of the house is a:

Detached Traditional Former Barn/Shippon - This period barn in time gone by was used for livestock but now forms a very useful storage outbuilding. It is partly divided into 2 being some 30'0 x 14'0 (9.14m x 4.27m) with light and power connected, plus 22'0 x 13'6 (6.71m x 4.11m). 5 doors to front. Subject to planning, this offers undoubted potential to convert.

Services - Mains electricity. Borehole water. Private drainage.

Council Band - Band 'G' (please note this council band may be subject to reassessment).

Epc Rating - Rating E.

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