Enjoying a superb position within the Taw Valley with 18 acres is this equestrian smallholding with purpose built stables and offering buyers a rare opportunity to live in this peaceful location with stunning rural views. (contd...) Read more
Enjoying a superb position within the Taw Valley with 18 acres is this equestrian smallholding with purpose built stables and offering buyers a rare opportunity to live in this peaceful location with stunning rural views. (contd...)
Situated on the outskirts of the popular village of High Bickington is this opportunity to acquire a spacious 3 bedroom detached bungalow constructed in the late 1970's having rendered elevations under a concrete tiled roof. There are mature gardens and grounds surrounding the bungalow and fantastic views over the adjoining open fields and countryside can be enjoyed with the land extending to approximately 18 acres in total. Having the benefit of 2 purpose built loose boxes with adjoining open hay store and in addition to a large lambing shed which offers potential under Class Q Planning Regulation to convert subject to any necessary planning consents.
Having remained in the same family since construction, this is the first time the property has come to the open market as it has been owned by various members of one family and now offers an excellent opportunity for those prospective buyers looking to acquire a property that would suit as a smallholding or for those people who have horses as the purpose built loose boxes have a large level enclosed paddock that could easily be made into a sand school if required.
The well-proportioned accommodation comprises in brief: covered storm porch leading to a generous entrance hall, with kitchen/dining room off, being a large dual aspect room with a range of wall and base units with working surfaces over, inset sink unit, plumbing for dishwasher, built-in single electric oven, further electric hob, oil fired Rayburn providing domestic hot water and central heating, tiled floor and pleasant views over the gardens. The kitchen offers great potential and scope to modernise and update. There is also a useful pantry and a door leads through to an inner hallway where there is a shower room with 3-piece white suite comprising shower cubicle, wash hand basin, w.c., tiled floor and a further door leads to a laundry and utility room where there are base units, single drainer sink unit, plumbing for washing machine and doors to both the front and rear and a window enjoys fabulous views over the garden and open fields beyond. A door leads to what was previously a garage but is now used as a further reception room with triple aspect windows enjoying views to both the front, side and rear. Returning to the main entrance hall this opens through to the light and airy L-shaped sitting room/dining room with the sitting room being extremely light and airy with dual aspect views to the front garden and to the rear over the garden and open fields beyond, sliding patio doors to the front leading onto the patio, beech wood flooring, feature stone fireplace housing multi fuel room heater and a door also leads to the rear garden. The sitting room opens through into the dining room which can house a large dining table and furniture, and again affords lovely views over the rear garden and adjoining countryside beyond. From the sitting room a door leads to an inner hallway which gives access to the sleeping quarters and the inner hallway offers an airing cupboard, bathroom with 3-piece coloured suite with pedestal wash hand basin, w.c. and tiled panelled bath with shower over and bath screen, again the bathroom offers great scope and potential to modernise and update but is a very spacious room. Bedroom 1 a large double offers a range of wardrobes and dual aspect windows with rural views. Bedroom 2, again with dual aspect views and recess ideal to house wardrobes and the third double bedroom is situated to the front of the bungalow.
Outside the property is approached via twin wooden electric 5-bar gates leading onto a generous driveway providing ample parking and turning area for numerous vehicles. There are lawns to the front screened by evergreen hedging and a variety of flower beds with shrubs and plants and a lovely patio area enjoying a sunny aspect. To the side and rear of the property are further mature gardens and lawns being level and, again screened by mature hedging, trees, shrubs and plants with Magnolia Tree, Camellia and a variety of specimen trees adding great colour and variety to the gardens. The rear gardens back onto open fields and enjoys a truly spectacular panoramic vista over the surrounding countryside. From the entrance driveway again, there is a small pedestrian gate which gives access to the purpose built stable block which comprises 2 stables, tack room and an open fronted hay/feed store with light. There is a small area laid to grass to the front with a greenhouse. Beyond this is a small paddock which could be a sand school if required subject to any planning consents.
A lane over which the property has access, separates the majority of the bungalow and land from the livestock shed and a triangular area of ground. It is a long (circa 140 feet) building with an average width of some 15-20 feet or thereabouts. There is the possibility of planning consent under class Q planning regulations for conversion to residential use subject to any planning consents. The property embraces areas of pasture and woodland to the west of the public highway, the pastureland amounts to approximately 13.4 acres (4-5 acres of this being woodland). The whole plot extends to a little over 18 acres.
The village of High Bickington is situated within the heart of the spectacular, breathtaking North Devon countryside with rolling hills and fields.The village itself offers village amenities including primary school, two popular pubs, a Methodist Church and Church of England, a doctors' surgery, which is a satellite of Torrington Health Centre and Post Office. In addition, there is a community owned village shop offering a variety of fresh local produce and general groceries which is open 7 days a week and run by volunteers. There is a further Post Office at nearby Atherington. The towns of Torrington, South Molton and Barnstaple are all within easy travelling distance and all offer a range of shops, banks and leisure facilities.There is a branch railway station at Umberleigh providing a service to Barnstaple, Exeter St. David's and to Exeter Central.
Entrance Hall7' x 7'1" (2.13m x 2.16m).
Kitchen/Dining Room17'10" (5.44m) max x 15' (4.57m) max.
Shower Room6'5" x 4'10" (1.96m x 1.47m).
Laundry/Utility Room12'10" x 7'7" (3.91m x 2.31m).
Reception Room20'4" x 16' (6.2m x 4.88m).
Sitting Room21'10" x 19' (6.65m x 5.8m).
Dining Room21'1" x 11'10" (6.43m x 3.6m).
Bedroom 119' x 13'10" (5.8m x 4.22m).
Bedroom 216'6" x 11'10" (5.03m x 3.6m).
Bedroom 313'10" x 9'6" (4.22m x 2.9m).
Bathroom16' max x 7'11" (4.88m max x 2.41m).
Services Mains water. Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Drainage to septic tank
Viewing Strictly by appointment to the sole selling agent
Council Tax Band D - Torridge District Council
From Barnstaple proceed along the A377 to Umberleigh and upon passing Weirmarsh Farm take the next right hand turn (Weirmarsh Cross) and continue up this lane.Follow this road and after approximately half a mile the entrance to Silverweir will be seen on the left hand side with Nameplate displayed.