4 bedroom detached house for saleBlack Dog, Crediton, Devon, EX17
Guide Price £625,000
- Generous Gardens
- Good level parking
- Family Bathroom
- Possibility to extend (Subject to planning)
- Off street parking
- Double Garage
- Separate dining room
HIGHER BROWNSTONE is a registered smallholding of 6+ acres, the land being ring fenced, south facing and slightly sloping downhill. This consists of six fields of good pasture with three having road frontage and access gates. The present owners have kept sheep on the land successfully for 28 years and the land is in good heart throughout.
The south facing traditional cob and stone cottage, dating back several centuries, consists of 2/3 reception rooms and 3/4 double bedrooms the 4th one being on the ground floor.
The drive from the road leads to a large parking and turning area for several vehicles.
An entrance porch leads in to the hallway with the three reception rooms leading off this. Two of these are at present used as study’s, the one at the front (14’ 3” x 11’ 7”) having telephone and TV points.
The lounge (19’ 11” x 14’ 5”) has a traditional inglenook with wood burner and former bread oven, two radiators (oil fired), wall and spotlights, TV point and a feature oriel window.
The kitchen (15’ 4” x 10’ 8” max) leads off this and has an oil fired Aga for hot water and cooking, and space for an electric cooker, fridge and washing machine. A small porch leads off the kitchen which houses a wall mounted Boulter oil fired boiler controlling the central heating which serves radiators in all rooms with the exception of the kitchen. This is at present used as a pantry and has a door leading to an outside side passage.
The third reception room (14’ 3” x 10’ 7”) which leads off the kitchen, and which has a porch and door to the main drive, could be opened up to create a large kitchen/diner. Now used as a study it has in the past been used as a dining room. TV point.
Upstairs there are three double bedrooms (14’6” x 11’10”)(11’7” x 10’8”)(14’11” x 7’8”) (two with TV points), a family bathroom consisting of bath with shower over, WC and wash basin, and on the landing an airing cupboard with immersion heater and access to the loft space.
OUTSIDE there are six useful outbuildings consisting of a double garage (17’ x 16’) and a separate workshop (20’ x 14’) both with light and power.
An original dairy, currently being used as a utility room, has a Belfast sink, light and power and also a washing machine point and space for a tumble drier.
An original stone and cob shippon (55’ x 14’) with four sections and a large loft over and which has water, power and light could be converted to three bedroom family accommodation, holiday lets or office space subject to Planning consent. Initial enquiries have suggested that applications would be received favourably.
A log store (22’ x 10’ 4”) adjoins this.
A large, modern open barn (45’ x 26’) with power, water and light is suitable for various uses, the present owners having used it for lambing for 18 years.
A small walled garden with a patio sits immediately in front of the house, with a further large area of garden the other side of the parking area. This is divided by a box hedge to create two areas with mature trees and shrubs. A large productive vegetable patch with twelve separate beds, a circular herb garden in the centre, and with a greenhouse leads off this. The soil is in excellent condition having been fertilised each year by mature manure from the open barn.
There is also a polytunnel (30’ x 12’) and further vegetable patch, previously a chicken run.
The village of Morchard Bishop is 2 miles away and has a bus link to Crediton, Exeter etc. It also has a primary school, shop with café, two churches, pub, doctor’s surgery and mobile post office and library. The village of Black Dog with a pub, village hall and church lies one mile away in the opposite direction.
Council Tax: Band F
Mains water (metered)
Oil Fired Central Heating
HIGHER BROWNSTONE is situated in a quiet hamlet of five houses in an unspoilt area of rural Mid Devon.
It has views of both Dartmoor and Exmoor and the Two Moors Way long distance footpath crosses the road a few yards away. The area is popular with walkers and in the past the owners have had a holiday caravan to let.
It is easy for commuting to Exeter (half an hour), Plymouth (one hour), Bristol or London, the M5 J27 and main rail link to London Paddington being half an hour away.
It is also midway between the north and south coast’s which can both be reached within an hour.
Cosy cottage low ceilings
Oil central heating
South facing garden
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
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