North Tawton

5 beds | 2 baths | 3 receptions | Offers in the region of £675,000


  • Detached Period property
  • Detached Self Contained Annexe
  • 3/4 Acre Gardens
  • Conservatory
  • ops & Town Amenities Close By
  • 5 Bedrooms (One en-suite)
  • 3 Large Reception Rooms
  • Range of Barns & Outbuildings
  • Convenient Location
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room

** Virtual Viewing Available by Appointment!!!**

An exciting opportunity to acquire a character filled 16th Century, grade II listed property set in a courtyard of outbuildings with large gardens and detached stone annexe accommodation all set within a 3/4 acre plot.

Offered in excellent order throughout, the main property boasts three large reception rooms, a good-sized kitchen/breakfast room, five bedrooms, an en-suite bath/shower room, a family bathroom and ground floor cloakroom.

In addition to the main house, the annexe 'Sparrows' offers an open plan kitchen/dining room, a light and airy living room, a shower/wet room and a first floor bedroom.

Further benefits include a range of traditional stone and cob barns (in need of some renovation) offering a wealth of future development potential, with planning having already been granted for one outbuilding to be developed.

With the traditional small town of North Tawton just 0.25 miles away, this character property is a must view and Howes Estates recommends your urgent attention to avoid disappointment.

Local Area
The small working town of North Tawton, is situated alongside the River Taw amidst rolling Devon countryside. Facilities include: A church, good primary school, Mini market, Cafe, gift shop, Public houses, Pharmacy, dental and medical practices, veterinary surgery, Hairdresser and an award winning fish and chip shop. The Town Hall is a venue for amateur dramatics, WI and exercise groups etc. For the sporty, there are Rugby, football and cricket clubs. Bowls, Pilates, badminton and societies including scouts, guides, youth clubs. Okehampton lies approximately 6 miles to the west offering a more comprehensive range of facilities, supermarkets including Waitrose, independent shops and Secondary education. The road link is via the A3072 to Exeter via Crediton or the A30 dual carriageway which can be accessed at either Whiddon Down or at Okehampton, providing excellent road and rail communications.

Entrance Porch
A heavy period door opens to a porch entrance having a fitted carpet and further period stained glass door to:

Entrance Hall
A welcoming entrance hall having a fitted carpet, impressive galleried staircase with beautifully carved period balustrades and handrail, under stairs cupboard and radiator.

Reception Room One 5.63 x 3.91 (18'5" x 12'9")
With exposed wooden floorboards, stone fireplace focal point with fitted bookcase and cupboards either side, recently installed 'Woodwarm' wood burner, large east facing period window with shutters, high ceilings, wall/ceiling lighting, radiator and telephone point.

Reception Room Two 5.53 x 4.90 (18'1" x 16'0")
A character filled room having exposed ceiling timbers, impressive feature stone fireplace (not currently working) with beautiful period carvings over, large east facing window, wooden floorboards, high ceilings, radiator and ceiling lighting.

Reception Room Three 5.73 x 4.88 (18'9" x 16'0")
Another good-sized character filled room room, having a large inglenook fire place with large bressumer beam, cloam oven and recently installed 'Woodwarm' wood burning stove. Further character features include exposed wall timbers, beautifully moulded cross beams, deep window seats, arched recess and staircase to bedroom five. The room also benefits from having two radiators, television and telephone points.

Conservatory 3.69 x 3.17 (12'1" x 10'4")
Having easy to maintain quarry tiled flooring, glazed windows, radiator, two wall lights and double doors to the garden.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 4.82 x 3.95 (15'9" x 12'11")
Dual aspect windows allow plenty of natural daylight into a good-sized kitchen having a range of matching solid wood wall/base storage units & drawers complemented with granite work surfaces and flagstone floor. Further features include a reclaimed old pine base unit with an inset Belfast sink & brass pillar taps, Aga Masterchef range cooker, space & plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, radiator and exposed ceiling timbers.

Rear Lobby
With tiled floor, fitted shelves, fitted power & light and doors to the lounge, hallway and rear.

Cloakroom
With low level w.c. wash hand basin and tiled floor.

Rising to the First Floor
Carpeted stairs with hand rail & balustrades leads up to a half landing with large storage cupboard. The staircase then leads on to the first floor accommodation.

Bedroom One 4.93 x 4.30 (16'2" x 14'1")
A character filled room having a beautiful vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and wooden floorboards. further features include a shelved recess, window seat and radiator.

En-suite Bath & Shower Room 3.75 x 2.11 (12'3" x 6'11")
With a white suite comprising of a large jacuzzi bath, twin circular raised basins with heated mirrors over, w.c with enclosed cistern, double shower unit. Ceramic tiled floor, exposed beams, ceiling spot lights. Fan and underfloor heating, 2 heated towel radiators.

Bedroom Two 5.32 x 4.28 (17'5" x 14'0")
Having exposed wooden floorboards, window seat, radiator, wall light and central pendant light.

Bedroom Three 4.87 x 3.75 (15'11" x 12'3")
Having dual aspect windows, built in wardrobe, exposed wooden floorboards, radiator, shelved ornamental niche and central pendant light.

Bedroom Four 3.48 x 2.34 (11'5" x 7'8")
With fitted carpet, radiator, window and central ceiling light.

Bedroom Five 5.28 x 2.59 (17'3" x 8'5")
With dual aspect windows, built in cupboard, radiator, fitted carpet and staircase leading down to the sitting room.

Family Bathroom 3.41 x 2.80 (11'2" x 9'2")
Exposed timber struts. White suite comprising of a large bath with mixer taps & shower attachment. Separate tiled and glazed shower cubicle, vanity wash basin with mirror and over mirror light, radiator, 2 heated towel radiators.

Detached Barn Conversion 'Sparrows'
A detached converted stone barn, 'Sparrows' can be utilised as either a self catering holiday let or a home for a dependant relative. It is heated independently from the main house by propane gas.

Open plan Kitchen/Dining Area 4.57 x 3.70 (14'11" x 12'1")
Stone tiled floor with underfloor heating, fitted kitchen units comprising of a sink, drainer, integral refridgerator and cupboards over, fitted oven with induction hob and overhead extractor hood. Two floor to ceiling windows and fully glazed door to the private garden. Two ceiling pendant lights and three wall lights.

Living Room 5.52 x 3.86 (18'1" x 12'7")
Light and airy with exposed stone walls with half height painted timber panelling, engineered oak wood flooring, radiator, store cupboard. Two roof lights and three ceiling pendants.

Shower Wet Room
Sliding door with toilet and enclosed cistern, wash hand basin, strip light/razor socket, fan, quarry tiled floor, Rainforest shower head.

First Floor Bedroom 4.6 x 3.8 (15'1" x 12'5")
Dual aspect with exposed stone walls and fitted carpet

Potential Two Story Annexe
Two storey stone barn accessed currently via external stone steps. Ideal for conversion to provide ancillary accommodation to the main house Planning has been obtained for alterations ref http://apps.westdevon.gov.uk/PlanningSearchMVC/Home/Details/184215
Ground floor 8.24m x 4.34m with an oil fired boiler and hot water system. First floor 8.08m x 4.35m (accessed via outside stone steps), power and light connected.

The Courtyard
An entrance drive from the road leads into a large gravelled courtyard surrounded by the extensive range of traditional barns.

Extensive Cob Barn 29.24 x 5.46 (95'11" x 17'10")
Subdivided.

Cider Press 4.93 x 4.27 (16'2" x 14'0")
Original cider press in situ, similar sized room over.

Garage/Storage 9.20 x 5.46 (30'2" x 17'10")
Corrugated tin roof. Double entrances to the garage and power and light. Charging point for an electric vehicle.

Woodstore 9.23 x 5.14 (30'3" x 16'10")

Workshop/Potting Shed 5.18 x 3.65 (16'11" x 11'11")
With power & light.

Stone/Brick Former Farm Building 21.32 x 5.63 (69'11" x 18'5")

Cart Shed 5.63 x 2.31 (18'5" x 7'6")

The Grounds
The gardens have been extensively landscaped enjoying an abundance of established flowers, trees and shrubs as well as brick laid seating areas. Planting is to encourage butterflies, insect life and birds. For the bird lover, Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, nuthatch, Goldfinches, Bullfinches, Long tailed tits and the more common varieties are regular visitors. Swallows nest in the Barns occasionally house martins. At the far end of the garden is a secluded orchard with a summerhouse and a small area of wilderness and wild flowers to provide feeding for caterpillars. The garden has attractive views over neighbouring countryside and a variety of colourful and established trees.

Agents Note:
The Agent notes that neither wide angle lenses or photo editing were used in the production of these details. The agent recommends that potential purchasers book an appointment to view in order to fully appreciate all aspects of the property.

Viewing
Viewing strictly by appointment only.

To make an appointment to view this property please contact Howes Estates on 01837 83393

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