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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Jacobstowe, Okehampton, Devon, EX20

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Hall/Cloakroom
  • Study
  • 3 Reception Rooms Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Boot Room/Utility Room
  • 5 Bedrooms, Dressing Room & Bathroom
  • Barns & Outbuildings
  • Stabling & Garaging
  • Gardens
  • Pasture Paddocks
  • About 2.26 acres

Full description

A well presented, listed 17th century Devon farmhouse, with traditional barns, outbuildings and pasture paddocks on village edge. Hall/cloakroom, study, 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, boot room/utility room, 5 bedrooms, dressing room & bathroom. Barns & outbuildings, stabling & garaging. Gardens, pasture paddocks. About 2.26 acres.

Location - Jacobstowe is a small village situated in the heart of the rolling Devon countryside, overlooking the River Okement valley, to the north of Okehampton and south east of Hatherleigh. In the village there is a church, whilst the nearby village of Exbourne has a community shop/caf, pub, primary school, garage and church. The nearby town of Okehampton, on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park, possesses a full selection of local amenities, including Waitrose store, leisure centre, hospital,
secondary education, shops, pubs and restaurants. Private education in the area is available at Mount Kelly at Tavistock, or a selection in the university and cathedral city of Exeter. Within very easy reach, to the south, is Dartmoor, renowned for its
spectacular scenery and providing many and varied opportunities locally for walking, riding and fishing and there is also easy access to the west and north west to the North Devon and Cornwall coast, with its sandy surf beaches and beautiful coastal walks.

Communication - There is quick access, to the south, at Whiddon Down, Okehampton or Sourton, onto the A30 dual carriageway, leading west into Cornwall, or east to Exeter, where there is access onto the M5 motorway, railway stations with mainline connections to London and an international airport. Plymouth is about 35 miles away, from where there are ferries to the Continent.

The Property - - Spacious and well presented Devon farmhouse of considerable character and charm.
- Listed as being of architectural or historical interest Grade II and stated as being 17th century, considerably remodelled and extended in later 19th century and possible that the later alterations were by George Devey, who designed the nearby Broomford Manor. This is a distinctive looking house in a very prominent position, notable for a fairly high quality 19th
century remodelling, which may be attributable to a major Victorian architect.
- Spacious and well proportioned family accommodation with many period features.
- Courtyard with range of traditional stone barns and outbuildings.
- Large, mature gardens with views over the River Okement valley.
- Pasture paddocks adjoining the gardens.
- Attractive, edge of village location and with very easy access to Okehampton, A30, Dartmoor, etc.

Accommodation -

Ground Floor - From the courtyard to the rear of the house, the entrance door, beneath an open porch, leads into the boot room/utility room, having a worktop with sink and drainer, plumbing for washing machine and a door through to the kitchen/breakfast room, which is a lovely, spacious family room with exposed brick floor, brick fireplace incorporating oil fired AGA, range of fitted wooden base and wall cupboards, with double sink, electric cooker point, built in cupboard, plumbing for dishwasher, exposed beams and a door through to the sitting room with French doors out to the courtyard. From here a wide opening leads on into the dining room. From the sitting room a further door leads to the cloakroom and from the kitchen/breakfast room another door opens to the drawing room, with fireplace with slate surround and mantle, mullioned windows, built in cupboard, exposed beams and a door into the main hall, also with mullioned window and doors to the front entrance porch and to the study.

First Floor - From the hall the staircase rises to the landing, with a rear staircase down to the kitchen and doors into the principal suite with bedroom 1 being a full height room with exposed roof timbers and the dressing room. On the first floor there are four further bedrooms, two with fireplaces with cast iron grate and the bathroom, with bath, shower cubicle, wash basin, bidet, WC
and linen cupboard.

The Outbuildings - From the road a five-bar gate opens into the wide, gravel courtyard to the rear of the house, around which are traditional stone barns and outbuildings. Along the east side of the yard is a barn with slate roof, incorporating stabling and storage and on the west side is a further outbuilding providing garaging/storage. Integral to the house is a further store room and alongside the garden on the east side of the house is a further single storey stone outbuilding providing a range of stone sheds and a small barn adjoining, both with slate roofs.

The Gardens And Grounds - To the rear of the house is a small courtyard garden area with ornamental plants and shrubs. On the east side of the house is a large garden incorporating a paved terrace area covered by pergola supporting vines and other climbing plants. Beyond is a gently sloping lawned area, partly enclosed by beech trees and clipped hedging and including apple and damson trees. From the gardens there are lovely views across the surrounding, rolling farmland, of the Okement valley. A track from the stable barn and concrete yard leads down to gently sloping pasture paddocks adjoining. About 2.26 acres.

Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired heating.

Local Authority - Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter. EX2 4QD. Tel. 01392 382 000.
West Devon Borough Council, Kilworthy Park, Drake Road Tavistock, Devon. PL19 0BZ. Tel 01822 813 600.

Fixtures And Fittings - Contents, fixtures and fittings: Only those mentioned in this brochure are included in the sale. All others such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc. Are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.


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