5 bedroom detached house for sale

South Tawton


Property Description

Key features

  • O171
  • Detached Former Farmhouse
  • Cottage Style Annexe
  • Income Potential
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms plus 1 Bed Annexe
  • Rural Location
  • Very Good Condition
  • Oil Fired Central Heating

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION This substantial property is the former farmhouse for the Wood Estate and is set amidst farm and woodland approximately a mile from the delightful Dartmoor National Park village of South Tawton.

The village itself has many pretty character properties as well as a popular public house and church. It lies approximately four miles east of Okehampton and approximately eighteen miles west of Exeter. There are good local facilities in the closeby villages of Sticklepath and South Zeal and the well renowned South Tawton Primary School is half a mile away with Okehampton College 4 miles distant.

Okehampton lies on the northern edge of Dartmoor National Park. It is approximately 30 miles from both the north and south Devon coasts. There are superb local beauty spots where one may enjoy walking, riding, mountain biking and fishing. The shopping area contains several banks and supermarkets including Waitrose as well as many interesting locally owned shops. Primary and secondary education is well catered for in the local schools. The recreation ground and park contains, amongst other things, a leisure centre with indoor heated swimming pool, a gymnasium, sports hall, dance studio and cafe. Most sports are available including 18 hole golf course, squash courts, bowls club, indoor rifle range and thriving rugby and soccer clubs. 

DESCRIPTION An extremely well presented late Victorian former farmhouse with impressive attached annexe. The property is of substantial granite block construction with attractive bay fronted main entrance and a natural slate roof. There is extensive accommodation which comprises vestibule; large hallway; four reception rooms; a well equipped kitchen with oil-fired Aga; a utility area incorporating toilet; five bedrooms; an en suite shower room and a separate bathroom. There are various original features including the front door bell pulley, the marble fireplace in the lounge and numerous picture rails. The property also benefits from oil-fired central heating, modern windows (the majority are PVCu double glazed); modern gutters, downpipes and fascias and modern kitchen and bathroom suites. Currently the attached annexe is sub divided from the main house, however it would be extremely easy to reinstate the access from the hallway. Again the accommodation is well presented and comprises a lounge, conservatory, kitchen, bedroom and large shower room. The annexe has a separate cottage garden, good sized parking area and two large timber outhouses, one suitable as a studio/office. There is a pleasant good sized garden with the main house as well as ample room for parking and a further timber outhouse. Overall the plot measures just under one third of an acre. The property has the added advantage of potential income generation (see Agents Note) and is being sold with NO ONGOING CHAIN. 

ACCOMMODATION "Reference made to any fixtures, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves".

The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:

Attractive covered front entrance with tiled floor, outside light, original bell pulley and front door to: 

VESTIBULE With coat hooks and half glazed door to: 


With staircase to: 

LANDING And 2 understairs cupboard areas; 2 radiators, dado rail; smoke alarm; PVCu double glazed window and doors to: 

FRONT LOUNGE 18' 0" x 14' 0" (5.50m x 4.27m) into PVCu double glazed bay window. Dual aspect; original marble open fireplace with large slate hearth; TV aerial point; radiator; picture rail and dimming light switch. 

DINING ROOM 17' 11" x 15' 3" (5.47m x 4.67m) into PVCu double glazed bay window (max measurement). Serving hatch from kitchen; radiator and picture rail. 

STUDY 13' 11" x 6' 2" (4.25m x 1.88m) With 2 PVCu double glazed windows; radiator; original ceiling hooks and telephone point. 

KITCHEN 13' 10" x 13' 0" (4.22m x 3.97m) With large PVCu double glazed window; a good range of matching limed wood units comprising base cupboards, drawers, wall cupboards and a dresser unit; rolltop work surface with tiled surround; inset stainless steel one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit; oil fired 2-oven Aga with granite worktop either side and limed wood mantlepiece and concealed light fitment; fitted dishwasher, microwave, fridge and larder cupboard; central island unit with polished granite worktop; recessed low voltage lighting and original wall mounted brass doorbells. 

INNER HALL With Wainscot panelling; access to annexe (currently blocked) and open access to rear hallway and door to: 

REAR LOUNGE 16' 4" x 15' 10" (4.98m x 4.85m) Dual aspect; multi-fuel stove on slate hearth; radiator; TV aerial, Sky and telephone points and access to lower roof space. 

REAR HALLWAY With Wainscot panelling; wall mounted controls for oil-fired boiler; toilet with low level WC and utility area comprising fitted rolltop work surface with stainless steel one and a half bowl single drainer sink unit; base cupboard and wall cupboards; plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer; radiator; wall mounted electric meter and consumer unit and substantial rear door to outside with stained glass panel above. 


LANDING With window; radiator; access to large roof space with fitted loft ladder and light and doors to: 

BATHROOM 15' 1" x 6' 5" (4.60m x 1.97m) With PVCu obscure double glazed window; contemporary modern white suite comprising low level WC; pedestal wash basin; large panelled bath unit with side mixer tap and shower attachment as well as electric shower unit over; tiled splashbacks; heated towel rail; recessed low voltage lighting; access to roof space; large fitted airing cupboard with factory lagged tank and ample wooden shelving. 

BEDROOM THREE 14' 0" x 7' 9" (4.29m x 2.37m) With PVCu double glazed window and radiator. 

BEDROOM TWO 13' 5" x 11' 5" (4.09m x 3.48m) Large PVCu double glazed window; radiator and TV aerial point. 

BEDROOM FOUR 7' 6" x 6' 11" (2.31m x 2.12m) With PVCu double glazed window and radiator. 

BEDROOM ONE 15' 4" x 11' 4" (4.69m x 3.47m) With PVCu double glazed window; radiator; twin bedside lights; TV and telephone point and connecting doors to: 

DRESSING AREA With window to side and recessed lighting. 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM With PVCu obscure double glazed window; matching white double shower cubicle with electric shower unit; low level WC; bidet; wash basin vanity unit; tiled walls; heated towel rail and recessed low voltage lighting. 


Approached via cottage garden. Front door with outside pendant light into: 

HALLWAY With coat hooks; fitted broom cupboard and open access to: 

LOUNGE 15' 1" x 11' 1" (4.61m x 3.38m) Dual aspect; part wood panelled walls; fireplace surround; TV and telephone points; radiator; access to roof space and connecting door to: 

CONSERVATORY 11' 1" x 9' 11" (3.40m x 3.04m) A PVCu double glazed design with pitched roof; radiator; wood effect laminated flooring and door to outside patio.  

From hallway doors leading to: 

DOUBLE BEDROOM 11' 1" x 10' 6" (3.39m x 3.21m) Double glazed window with granite sill; part wood panelled walls incorporating twin double wardrobes and radiator. Door to: 

INNER HALLWAY Concealed blocked access to main house and doors to: 

SHOWER ROOM 10' 2" x 7' 5" (3.10m x 2.28m) (latched door). Window; double shower cubicle with electric shower unit fitted; pedestal wash basin; low level WC; radiator; extractor fan; recessed low voltage lighting and bamboo block flooring. 

KITCHEN 14' 7" x 7' 4" (4.47m x 2.25m) With part exposed granite stone walls and internal stained glass window; radiator; modern cottage style kitchen units comprising base, drawers and wall cupboards; attractive block wood worktop with tiled surround; inset one and a half bowl ceramic sink unit; plumbing for washing machine; cooker panel and extractor hood with light fitted over; fitted fridge; fitted spotlights and bamboo block floor covering. 

OUTSIDE Approached via a private track, a 5-bar wooden gate gives access to a gravelled driveway bordered by a combination of a granite wall and mature hedge. This driveway opens into a large parking area to the side of the property where there is an outside tap and extends onto the front entrance where there is a further good sized level gravel area. This continues to the rear side of the property leading onto the annexe and giving access to the main area of lawn sub divided by a path. Within this area is a modern TIMBER SHED measuring 4.15m x 3.04m with double doors; window and light and power. On the opposite side of the path is a pretty pond and rockery incorporating a water feature. Closeby the back door of the main house is an outside pendant light and outside tap. Nearby a path gives access to an enclosed gravelled area which forms the front entrance to the annexe.

Adjoining this is the main cottage garden which incorporates a large gravelled parking area, a modern TIMBER OUTHOUSE measuring 3.60m x 3m with adjoining TIMBER STORE, an aluminium framed glass GREENHOUSE, various raised herb and vegetable beds as well as flower beds and a compost area and chicken run. Closeby the conservatory there is a substantial modern DETACHED STUDIO building measuring internally 5.30m x 3.50m with dual aspect; laminated floor covering; light and power fitted. This building is suitable for a variety of purposes from workshop studio to large summer house. Adjoining the conservatory is a paved patio area and beside this is the timber boiler house concealing a modern oil-fired boiler. Nearby is the modern oil tank and a further outside tap. 

SERVICES Mains electricity, private water, private drainage and a modern oil tank for central heating. 

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'E' for Council Tax purposes (by verbal enquiry with West Devon Borough Council). 

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with MANSBRIDGE BALMENT, Okehampton Office on 01837 52371. 

DIRECTIONS Proceed out of town in an easterly direction and follow the signs for Sticklepath and South Zeal. Avoid taking the A30 dual carriageway, and continue for a further three miles into the village of Sticklepath. Go past the village Post Office and after the turning for Oaktree Park, take the next left and continue along until the crossroads. Turn left to South Tawton and follow this road through the village and travel for approximately a mile to the hamlet of Wood (not signposted). Go past the main gated entrance to the Wood Estate and the next gated entrance known as Back Wood. Continue for a short distance and take the next farm track on the right hand side and the entrance to this property will be found on your right hand side. 

AGENTS NOTE The annexe could provide a source of income, with estimated figures of £6000 per annum for a long term let (based on £500 per calendar month) and £10000 per annum for holiday let (based on 30 weeks occupation at £400 per week summer months, Easter and Christmas and £300 per week the remainder of the year). 

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23 January 2017

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  • Okehampton (3.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Sampford Courtenay (2.3 mi)
  • Okehampton (3.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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Bridge House Okehampton, EX20 1DL

01837 354001 Local call rate

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