Located in a tucked away position, with stunning far reaching views over the surrounding countryside, lie two considerable and well-appointed barn conversions, with detached triple garage.EPC rating D. Read more
Located in a tucked away position, with stunning far reaching views over the surrounding countryside, lie two considerable and well-appointed barn conversions, with detached triple garage.EPC rating D.
This fine country residence known as The Old Granary and Swallows Barn is most attractive.Dating back we believe over 200 years, it was converted in approximately 2003.The property has a wealth of traditional features making it a very welcoming home.The highly flexible accommodation includes up to six bedrooms and benefits, both internally and externally, from spacious reception areas, perfect for entertaining.Our clients have lived in the property for the last 11 years.They have enjoyed living in the versatile accommodation with their multi-generational family, making good use of the attached two bedroom single storey annexe, "Swallows Barn", which they extended a few years ago.Externally, they have made improvements including a substantial detached triple garage with loft storage and have beautifully manicured the grounds which enjoy the most splendid outlook over surrounding farmland.
The following is a quotation from the home owners:
"We love the character of our barns and quiet location.Yet we are close to the village amenities and have excellent access to the whole of Devon and Cornwall".
INTERIOR Beyond the striking stone and rendered exterior with a slated roof, The Old Granary is served by a welcoming reception hallway.The impressive farmhouse family kitchen is dual aspect with a feature stone double height internal wall above the imposing oil fired four oven "Aga".The kitchen has a double "Belfast" sink unit, together with a range of high quality wood fronted wall and base units, featuring glass display cabinets and concealed under cupboard lighting.Integrated appliances include a Bosch dishwasher, double fridge and separate freezer.There is also space and plumbing for an American fridge/freezer.For the summer months, there is an integrated electric oven with two ring hob.The kitchen has a Tavistock slate tiled floor and a lovely view over the grounds and surrounding countryside.It is a perfect space for family gatherings and is large enough to accommodate a large dining table for day to day eating.Adjacent is a separate utility room with the oil fired central heating boiler which provides heat and hot water to both barns.There is also a very useful ground floor shower room/WC.
The main reception room is extremely spacious and imposing and is some 44 feet (13.41m) in length.There is a solid oak floor and recessed down lighting throughout.It has a formal dining area and sitting room divided by the attractive staircase to the first floor.The dining area has bespoke built in book cases and two windows to the rear.Off the dining room is the fourth bedroom which is currently used as a large home office and again is dual aspect.It has access through French doors to the front and a delightful feature arched brick lintel synonymous with a barn of this age.The sitting room area has a wood burning stove set proudly on a slated hearth, which creates a lovely atmosphere.It is dual aspect and flooded with natural light through the two original double height barn doors.These give access to two patio areas to the front and rear, creating the perfect location for outside entertaining.
On the first floor the feature galleried landing leads to three double bedrooms which have a comprehensive range of built in handmade furniture and storage cupboards.The master bedroom is triple aspect with cottage style windows.Bedrooms two and three have Velux roof windows.All upstairs windows are fitted with blackout blinds.The first floor rooms have many feature beams and high apex ceilings which really give the feeling of space.The luxurious family bathroom/WC has a matching three piece suite consisting of a free standing feature bath in the centre of the room and a separate shower cubicle.It also has a Karndean tiled floor.The home has many modern comforts including traditional style external sealed unit double glazed windows.
SWALLOWS BARN Attached to the property is the two bedroom single storey annexe which is known as "Swallows Barn".This barn was given planning permission to be used as an annexe for a dependent relative.It has also previously been used as a commercial holiday let (and could revert to this, subject to planning consent).It offers very comfortable and characterful accommodation.It has a beautiful courtyard garden to the rear.The accommodation includes an open plan kitchen/dining room with a modern fitted kitchen with an integrated electric oven and hob, fridge and washer/dryer.There are two double bedrooms, the largest of which is dual aspect, and a shower room/WC with double shower.The annexe shares the same heating, water and electricity supply as the main barn (with separate thermostats and immersion heater).A few years ago our clients extended the property to the rear, to provide a lovely sunny sitting room, with stunning views over the surrounding farmland.
EXTERIOR The property is approached by a private lane and is only one mile from the popular village of Lifton, with all its amenities.A sweeping 150m gravelled drive leads to both barns.Ahead is the detached substantial triple garage also built by our vendors.The garage has a striking stone and wooden exterior with a pitched roof.It comfortably houses two cars with a further open bay to the side, housing a tractor and store.The garage is fitted with further kitchen units, worktops and cupboards with a sink and plumbing for a washing machine. It has power and light, a double remote controlled electric up and over door.There is access to storage in the triple, fully boarded and insulated loft with plumbing for a shower and WC in the adjacent store.
GROUNDS There are delightful grounds around the property which are well maintained.At the rear of the barn is a south facing split level patio area, enjoying a bright aspect.The area is well stocked with shrubs and bushes providing the perfect place to sit out and enjoy the warmer weather.There is also a log store.The area is enclosed by attractive stone walling and extends also to the rear of Swallows Barn, which benefits from a sheltered, lawned area.At the front, adjacent to the kitchen, is a further attractive courtyard garden with a pergola and climbing roses and mature planting.The garden opens out into the large open plan area to either side of the driveway.This area is laid to lawn with large beds containing shrubs and perennials.It is the perfect foreground for the striking views towards the surrounding rolling Devon countryside.The enclosed land extends in one large enclosure, totalling some 4.77 acres, planted with a range of specimen trees.At the bottom of the enclosure is a private woodland area which borders a small watercourse.The grounds have been immaculately kept by the owners and have not been used for the grazing of animals or equestrian purposes (although this would be possible).
LOCATION Within one mile is the village of Lifton which has a traditional range of facilities such as a Village Post Office and Stores, a County Primary School, a Doctors Surgery, Petrol Filling Station, Hotels, Public Houses and recently opened new Community Centre.Further comprehensive shopping, commercial and recreational facilities can be located in either Launceston (6 miles), Okehampton (17 miles), or the Devon Stannary Town of Tavistock (9 miles). There are a number of private Schools with Shebbear College (Beaworthy) St Joseph's (Launceston) and Mount Kelly College (Tavistock). Excellent transport links by road, rail and air (Exeter International Airport) can be found in the Cathedral City of Exeter which is about 40 miles distant. The A30 dual carriageway can be reached in less than 10 minutes. The Continental Ferryport and City of Plymouth is approximately 23 miles distant and has regular cross channel services to France and Spain.
From Launceston town centre proceed along the A388 (Western Road).Just before reaching Pennygillam Roundabout turn left along the A30 signposted Okehampton/Exeter.Continue for approximately 3 miles and take the left hand exit signposted Lifton/Liftondown/Lewdown.Turn right and follow the road through the village of Lifton and continue into Tinhay passing the Fox and Grapes Public house on your right.Take the next available right hand turning, cross over the bridge and continue round to the left up the hill.Look for a single tree on the left hand side and just after that turn into the next private lane on the left, marked Whiteley and with our Fine and Country For Sale Board. Proceed to the end and at sharp right hand bend the gravelled driveway will be found immediately on your left (again marked with our For Sale Board).Please note that if you use Sat Nav this will direct you to a neighbouring property, further up the hill.