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6 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Ashwater, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21


Property Description

Key features

  • Period former mill owner's home.
  • Roof to cellar renovation in 2010.
  • 6 double bedrooms, 3 en-suite and family bathroom.
  • Approximately 8 acres of land including paddocks and 2 acres of deciduous woodland.
  • Large walled kitchen garden with greenhouses and established fruit trees.
  • Separate double garage including gym with large first floor study room.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This fine period residence is a former mill owner's house and has a wealth of elegance and charm dating back some 100 years. In 2010 it was improved and renovated to an exceptional standard from roof to cellar. The existing owners have improved it further over the past 6 years and put their own stamp on the home. It has extensive three storey accommodation that is highly flexible and can easily house multi-generational families, as well as offer potential commercial opportunities for bed and breakfast. Externally the home has beautiful grounds perfect for the keen gardener. It would also appeal to those with equestrian interest or who require space to carry out a number of hobbies and interests. The woodlands provide a plentiful supply of fuel for the log burners, with a carpet of bluebells in spring and are a haven for children to enjoy playing in, also single bank rights to fish on the river. There are a number of outbuildings, a detached garage with a gymnasium within and a study above which has a separate access, potentially creating possibilities for an annexe for a relative. All in all, this fine residence has something for everyone and an early inspection is recommended to appreciate it all and is offered for sale with no forward chain.

Beyond the elegant facade lies the substantial accommodation which is highly flexible and consists of an imposing entrance hall with impressive original tiled floor where a wide gentle staircase ascends to the first floor. There are a range of reception areas including the main lounge which is triple aspect and has a polished stone fireplace consisting of an inset solid fuel burner standing on a marble hearth. A feature corner bay window captures the finest of the views over the surrounding countryside and the grounds of the property. The room has plenty of space for extensive furniture and like many of the other rooms has ornate coving and a ceiling rose. The family kitchen is exceptionally large and nicely divided into separate dining and sitting areas. The kitchen area has a range of matching bespoke painted oak units with solid polished granite worktops, including a butler's sink. The kitchen also includes further wall cupboards, glass display cabinets and display shelving and spice rack. A major focal point is the oil fired "aga", installed in 2012, which has colourful tiling behind. The area has both recessed and spotlighting. The room has an oak floor and the sitting and dining area has a marble fireplace with wood burner. The corner bay window is the perfect dining position with plenty of natural light to enjoy the view. The room has a great atmosphere and comes into its own at Christmas and at times of large family gatherings. Moving through the very useful inner second kitchen, there is another butler's sink and further extensive units for storage. It also provides access to the large utility room which has space and plumbing for relevant appliances and two external doors. Concluding the ground floor is the large w/c.

On the first floor the large landing has access to the small balcony which has the most stunning views. There are four bedrooms on this level including the master suite which has a corner bay window and a fully tiled en-suite luxurious bathroom which has a separate shower cubicle and bath. Bedroom two has the same corner bay window and en-suite shower room/wc with floor to ceiling tiles. Both bedroom three and four are dual aspect, with bedroom three having a further en-suite shower room /wc. On the second floor a further two bedrooms, both of which are able to accommodate a double bed, share use of the large family bathroom which has into eaves storage. The home has oil fired central heating (installed in 2010) and the current owners have had Hazeldene completely double glazed with colour coordinated sash windows throughout and matching external doors, increasing its energy rating. It has high quality floor coverings throughout and a useful basement accessed from the garden which provides plenty of further storage.

Externally Hazeldene is approached from the road by a resurfaced concrete driveway through vehicular gates then extending into the sweeping parking and turning area. The parking area has room to accommodate multiple vehicles or motor homes, caravans or a boat. From the moment you arrive you can take in the delightful views over the valley. The detached garage (built 2010) is a substantial modern building that has been vastly improved and divided into separate areas to include a ground floor gymnasium and on the first floor a useful studio which could be an additional hobbies or games area. We believe that subject to obtaining consents the garage could have opportunity to be converted into a separate annexe or even a holiday let to provide an extra income. The gardens are attractive, extensive and frame the beautiful views very well. At the side a well enclosed kitchen garden has a range of young fruit trees to include plum, cherry, orange and apple. There are many areas for the growing of fine produce and a number of soft fruits such as black currants, strawberries and raspberries. There are two large greenhouses both of which are included in the sale. Immediately around the outside of the house is extensive outside lighting and power sockets and taps. South west facing lawns contain a number of young specimen trees. A top fenced paddock provides good grazing and abuts a second vehicular track access to the property which leads into the woodland area which hosts a wonderful display of perennials throughout the early part of the year. Within the woodland there are two small disused quarries, one of which has a three bay agricultural machinery/wood store with a corrugated roof, the other offers an additional flat area. The area is a perfect haven for discovery and is sustainable with a constant supply of wood. A pond will also be found along with a small field shelter within a concreted fenced corral. This leads on to the lower paddocks which are sub divided into separate enclosures. At the bottom the paddock borders the river Carey with single bank fishing rights for brown trout that are often seen. The river Carey is a tributary of the Tamar which is the natural divide between Devon and Cornwall. The paddocks make the acquisition of Hazeldene ideal for those with horses or stock and those with equestrian interests.

The property is within ½ a mile of the village of Ashwater which is an attractive village set in miles of rolling Devon countryside and retains many useful village amenities including a Post Office/General Store, Pub/Restaurant, Parish Church, recently built village hall and nearby Primary School. There is a traditional village green with many events held over the course of the year. Approximately four miles away from the village is Roadford Lake with excellent walking and water sports facilities. The ancient town of Launceston is situated approximately ten miles distant and boasts a range of shopping, commercial, educational and recreational facilities. The larger City of Exeter is around 41 miles distant and offers a wider range of educational, cultural and leisure facilities. The A30 dual carriageway provides access to the M5 at Exeter and West to the rest of Cornwall.
From Launceston Town Centre proceed down the A388 (St Thomas Road). Upon reaching the roundabout at Newport take the right hand turning into Dutson Road proceeding straight ahead passing the Spar shop on the right hand side. Head out of town along the A388 passing Homeleigh Garden Centre and entering through the village of St Giles-On-The-Heath. Continue passing through Chapman's Well where after a couple of miles take the right hand turning towards Ashwater. Proceed along this road through the hamlet of Henford and upon reaching the village of Ashwater continue passing the Village Green and pub on the right and the Parish Church on the right hand side. Bear around to the right passing the entrance to the new Village Hall and shop on the left. Pass the left hand turning for Dots Close and continue down the hill towards Ashmill where Hazeldene will be found as the first house on the right hand side before the bottom of the hill. Please note that Satnav will take you to the property with the postcode EX21 5DT.

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01 September 2017


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