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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Taw Green, Okehampton, Devon, EX20

Guide Price £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb Converted Corn Mill
  • Peaceful Hamlet Location
  • Spacious and Light Accommodation
  • Large Gardens
  • River and Leat Border
  • Garage/Workshop
  • Oil Central Heating & Solar Panels

Full description

Delightful Detached former mill with large gardens in peaceful setting. Superb converted corn mill. Kitchen/dining room, sitting room, study, 3 bedrooms (1 en suite), bathroom. Large gardens, river and leat border, garage/workshop, oil central heating & solar panels. EPC Band: D

Situation - The Mill is situated within the small hamlet of Taw Green, in a rural setting, just outside the boundaries of the Dartmoor National Park. The property lies within a mile of the picturesque village of South Tawton, with its historic church. The village of South Zeal is also close by, having a post office/general store and tea room, together with two public houses and well regarded Primary school. The village has a strong community spirit with many activities throughout the year. The A30 can be accessed at nearby Whiddon Down, providing a direct link west into Cornwall and east to the cathedral and university of Exeter, with its M5 motorway, main line rail and international air connections. The nearby town of Okehampton offers an excellent range of amenities, three supermarkets (including a Waitrose) nationally and locally owned shops, modern hospital and a leisure centre in the attractive setting of Simmons Park. The town offers schooling from infant to A-level standard, with various sports and leisure facilities including thriving rugby and football clubs, as well as tennis, squash and boules. The Dartmoor National Park is easily accessible from the property, offering hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery with many opportunities for riding, walking and outdoor pursuits. This part of Devon is famed for its unspoilt countryside and there are many opportunties for country pursuits, such as riding and walking and fishing on the Taw and Torridge Rivers.

Description - The property comprises an historic former corn mill, which has been converted within recent years to a superb character detached dwelling. The property is partially bordered by the original Mill Leat and the original granite settings for the mill wheel are still in evidence. The property is also bordered by the River Taw and there are large gardens, extensive parking and a double garage/workshop. Just across the lane is a further large garden area, the total being in the region of 3/4 of an acre. The internal accommodation is double glazed and benefits from oil fired central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor, with fossilised limestone flooring with riven finish. There are solar panels supplementing the heating system and providing an excellent annual income. The accommodation is both light and spacious with a superb living room, having high vaulted ceiling, large kitchen and study, with three first floor bedrooms (one en suite and bathroom). There is planning consent for the erection of a large garden room adjacent to the living room. This is a unique chracter home with large gardens in a sought after location just outside the National Park.

Accommodation - COVERED PORCH: With timber door with glazed panel. Part glazed door to a spacious RECEPTION HALL: Solid Ash staircase rising to first floor. Window to front. Limestone flooring. INNER HALL: Double aspect windows. Cupboard housing underfloor heating controls. Oak floor. Exposed ceiling timber. Telephone point. CLOAKROOM: Low level WC. Handbasin with tiled splash backing. LIVING ROOM: A stunning spacious room with high vaulted ceiling with exposed pegged A-frame timbers and two velux roof lights. Exposed stonework to one wall and exposed stone fireplace with full height stone chimney breast with massive oak lintel. Limestone hearth and fitted woodburning stove. Superb limestone floor and two sets of french doors opening to a terrace. A galleried balustrade opening from the landing over looks this room and there are fitted wall lights. KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: An exceptionally spacious room with double aspect windows and massive exposed ceiling timbers. Fossilised limestone flooring. KITCHEN AREA: Having a range of solid oak units with solid granite worksurfaces, inset single bowl sink with granite drainer. Extensive range of worksurfaces with cupboards and drawers under and granite splash backings. Inset four ring electric hob. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and automatic washing machine. Stanley oil fired twin burner cooking range supplying central heating system and domestic hot water. Central Island unit/breafkast bar with granite worktop with cupboards beneath. Recessed ceiling, recessed ceiling lighting. DINING AREA: With space for a large dining table. Recessed ceiling lighting and opening to inner hallway. STUDY: Double aspect windows. Inverter unit for solar panels. Exposed ceiling timber and oak floor.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With an attractive galleried area with wrought iron balustrade/gate overlooking the vaulted living room below. High vaulted ceiling with velux roof light. Radiator and access to roof space. Part of the landing area is currently used as a study area, ideal for a desk. BEDROOM 1: Window overlooking gardens and velux roof light with fitted blind. Part vaulted ceiling. Pine floor boards. Built in walk-in airing cupboard housing Oso hot water cylinder with immersion heater and linen shelving. EN SUITE BATHROOM: Panelled bath with Victorian style chrome mixer shower fitment, tiled splash backing and a shower screen. Pedestal wash basin with tiled splash backing. Low level WC. Heated towel rail. Extractor vent. BEDROOM 2: Window to rear. Radiator. Pine floor boards. BEDROOM 3: Two windows to side. Radiator. Pine floor boards. BATHROOM: White suite comprising panelled bath with Victorian style mixer shower fitment and further mixer shower with screen door. Tiled splash backing. Pedestal wash basin with tiled splash backing, low level WC. Heated towel rail.

Outside - The property is approached from the lane via two wide timber gates, across the leat and into a large gravelled driveway/parking area providing space for a number of vehicles. From the driveway, a stone paved ramp and steps give access to the front door. Delightful front paved terrace area adjoining the living room, being a delightful sitting out area for barbeques and alfresco dining. External power point and two outside lights (this area has planning permission for the erection of a large garden room). Detached GARAGE BLOCK having double open fronted GARAGE 16' x 15'4" with power and light connected. Concrete floor and boarded loft space with potential for further accommodation subject to any necessary consent. Adjoining WORKSHOP/STORE 9'3" x 9' with boarded loft area, power and light connected and door to garden. Behind the garage, is a further flower garden, bordered by the river and having flower beds, herb/heather bed and grapevine. LOG STORE. The main portion of the garden lies to the front of the house, across the drive and incorporates a large lawn with apple trees with a feature living willow arch and living willow arbour. The garden is bordered along one side by the River Taw, providing a delightful natural habitat for wildlife, trout, salmon and even otter. To the other side, the garden is fully bordered by the original mill leat and the original wheel settings for The Mill can still be seen at the side of the house. The garden has a wealth of shrubs and wild flowers and enjoys a good degree of peace and seclusion, and extends to just under half an acre.

Immediately across the lane from the property, is a further large garden area of just over a third of an acre. There are fruit trees including pear and plum, together with cider and cooking apples. Vegetable garden and POLYTUNNEL 20' x 10'. Useful SHED/WORKSHOP 15' x 8' and adjoining chicken run. This garden area has a natural well and has a five bar gate from the lane, as well as a further pedestrian access gate. This area would be ideal for the keen gardener, market gardener, or indeed as a small paddock.

Directional Note - From Okehampton proceed out of the town in an easterly direction as if towards Exeter. Do not join the A30 dual carriageway, but carry on across the the flyover and take the road into Sticklepath. Take the third turning on the left hand after the Taw River Inn, signposted to South Zeal. Proceed to Zeal Head Cross, where upon turn left signposted to South Tawton. Continue along this road, proceeding through the village of South Tawton and passing back over the A30 and continue along to Taw Green. After crossing the small bridge, the mill will be found to be the second property upon the left hand side.

Services - Mains Electricity and Water. Private Drainage.

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