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  • Beautiful Edwardian Vicarage
  • Sympathetically refurbished
  • Five bedrooms
  • Five bath / shower rooms
  • Cottage currently utilised as two holiday letting apartments
  • Barrel top wagon holiday let
  • Spa building with hot tub and sauna
  • Private and sunny gardens
  • Enchanting woodland
  • About 2.29 acres in total


BEAUTIFUL REFURBISHED FORMER VICARAGE WITH ITS OWN SPA BUILDING! A handsome Edwardian Vicarage set in timeless rural surroundings, with three additional letting units, all standing in grounds of around 2.29 acres Location The property is located in a beautiful and private position, within 1.5 miles of the popular, traditional village of Dolton. Dolton offers a thriving community, with an excellent range of amenities including local butchers, village store, Post Office, church, public inn and restaurant with social clubs and a range of activities. There is also easy access to the market town of Hatherleigh, which has a wider range of amenities including supermarket, doctors and veterinary surgeries, garage, various shops, art gallery, café and Post Office. The larger town of Okehampton is located around 12 miles away, and offers an excellent range of shops and services with three supermarkets (including a Waitrose) and a range of nationally and locally owned businesses; there is also a hospital, leisure centre and schooling for all ages. Dartmoor National Park is located around 14 miles away, and offers hundreds of square miles of unspoilt scenery and excellent walking opportunities. There is also access to the sandy surfing beaches with Westward Ho! being the closest, around 19 miles away. The cathedral city of Exeter is around 28 miles away, and offers a superb range of facilities and transport links. Communications The area can be accessed via the M5 Motorway, and along the A30. The nearest mainline train station is located at Exeter, and from there regular mainline rail services connect to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Mileages Dolton - 1.5 miles Hatherleigh - 5.5 miles Dartmoor - 14 miles Barnstaple - 18 miles Okehampton - 12 miles Exeter - 28 miles The Property This is an opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented Edwardian former Vicarage. The property has been the subject of extensive, yet sympathetic refurbishment and is set within its own gardens and grounds of around 2.2 acres. The property offers elegant and well-proportioned accommodation and a wealth of character features typical of its era. The Old Vicarage offers well-proportioned accommodation with two reception rooms, as well as a stunning family orientated kitchen / dining / family room, which has the added benefit of direct access onto the garden. On the first floor are five double bedrooms and five bath / shower rooms. As previously mentioned, the property has been the subject of extensive and sympathetic refurbishment by the current vendor, and retains many period features whilst enhancing the accommodation with additions such as reclaimed radiators, and there has also been new drainage and heating systems fitted. This superb residence boasts the potential to create an excellent income as there is a detached cottage that is currently used for self-catering holiday lets, which is currently divided into two apartments (The Shippon and The Hayloft). There is also a stunning barrel top wagon (Zingaro) which has its own private shower in an adjacent building which also houses the hot tub, sauna and shower room for use by all three holiday lets. This handsome residence stands beautifully in its own gardens and grounds of around 2.29 acres, which offer a high degree of privacy and seclusion. The gardens boast various seating areas, lawned sections, a superb vegetable and soft fruit garden with various sheds and a workshop. Beyond the garden there is also an area of enchanting woodland. Only with a full internal inspection can you start to appreciate this quality family home in a beautiful rural location, and therefore, the agents have no hesitation in recommending a full early inspection. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises: Front door leads to Entrance Vestibule Window overlooking the garden. Decorative tiled floor. Reception Hall Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Under stairs storage cupboard. Ceiling coving. Drawing Room An elegant dual aspect room with views over the garden. Exposed floorboards. Ceiling coving. Open fireplace with cast iron insert and stone hearth. Study Window overlooking the front elevation. Ceiling coving. Kitchen / Dining / Family Room A superb family orientated room enjoying a quadruple aspect with views over the gardens. French doors also gives access to an adjacent patio. Slate flooring. Kitchen Area Comprising an excellent range of matching base units, with stainless steel sink set into slate work surfaces. Range style cooker with extractor over. Space for American style fridge freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Boot Room / Utility Room Access to front and rear elevations. Floor mounted oil fired boiler. Stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces with cupboard below. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Slate flooring. Laundry Room Slate flooring. Triple aspect room. Cloakroom Comprising low level WC and vanity wash hand basin. Slate flooring. First Floor Landing Windows to the rear elevation enjoying the views over the garden and surrounding countryside, as well as looking towards the shepherd's hut. Bedroom 1 Window to the front elevation. Exposed floorboards. En-Suite Comprising low level WC, vanity wash hand basin and a bath. Extensive tiling. Chrome heated towel rail. Window to front elevation. Bedroom 2 Window to the front elevation overlooking the garden. En-Suite Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a corner shower cubicle. Chrome heated towel rail. Window to the side elevation. Bedroom 3 Window with views over the garden. Hatch access to loft space. En-Suite Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a double shower cubicle. Chrome heated towel rail. Bedroom 4 Window overlooking the garden and woodland. Ornate fireplace. Exposed floorboards. En-Suite Comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, pedestal wash hand basin and a tongue and groove panelled bath. Windows overlooking the garden. Chrome heated towel rail. Built in storage cupboard. Bedroom 5 Window to the rear elevation overlooking the garden, shepherd's hut and the surrounding countryside. Shower Room Comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Window to the rear elevation. Outside The property is approached over a driveway leading to a large area of off road parking and turning for several vehicles. There is an area of garden to the right, which is laid to lawn and bordered by laurel hedging with mature trees. To the right hand side of the main house, there is access to the shepherd's hut and the cottages, with double garage attached. Double Garage Metal up and over door and power and light connected. The Shippon French doors lead to Open Plan Sitting / Dining Room / Kitchen Windows to the front elevation. Double doors lead out onto the garden. Storage cupboard. Kitchen Area Comprising a range of matching wall and base units with stainless steel sink unit set into wooden work surfaces. Integrated cooker and four ring electric hob with extractor over. Space for dishwasher and fridge. Bedroom French doors leading to the garden. Utility / Cloakroom Space for washing machine and tumble dryer, low level WC, slate flooring. Shower Room Comprising wash hand basin and a walk in shower. Agent's Note: There is an interconnecting staircase between The Shippon and The Hayloft which is double locked when the properties are let, but could be opened up if you wished to let or utilise the property as a whole. The Hayloft Accessed via an external staircase to the right hand side of the garage, which leads to a large terraced balcony which enjoys fantastic panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Front door leads to Open Plan Sitting / Dining Room / Bedroom A fantastic double height room with exposed A frames enjoying a dual aspect. Mezzanine storage. Kitchen Comprising matching wall and base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into wooden work surfaces. Integrated cooker with four ring electric hob with extractor over. Space for fridge and washing machine. Window to the side elevation enjoying views over the surrounding countryside. Shower Room Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and a corner shower cubicle. Chrome heated towel rail. Exposed timber floor. "Zingaro" Standing in its own area of garden which is laid to lawn and bordered by mature hedgerow, with various seating areas and an outdoor barbecue. The barrel top wagon offers charming accommodation with a small kitchenette, a seating area and mezzanine bedroom area. The adjacent spa building is situated between the cottage and the wagon, which offers a cedar hot tub and sauna, with shower for all guests and a separate shower room, accessed from outside, for the private use of the wagon. There is also a private cloakroom for sole use of "Zingaro" located at the end of the cottage. The Gardens The gardens of the main property wrap around the house on three sides and enjoy a private and sunny south-west facing aspect. They are mainly laid to lawn, with a pretty wildflower meadow and bordered by mature trees and laurel hedging with stock proof fencing. A gate gives access to a storage / compost area. There is also a fabulous and very productive vegetable garden, with raised beds and gravelled pathways. To the left of this is a greenhouse, lawn mower store with attached shed, as well as fruit cages and a separate workshop. Various gates from the garden lead into the woodland. Property Information Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (treatment plant). Oil fired central heating. Local Authority Torridge District Council - 01237 428700. Contents, Fixtures and Fittings Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing By appointment with Jackson-Stops, North Devon 01271 325 153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions From Dolton Beacon, take the turning signposted towards Dolton on the B3217, and proceed along this road until you enter the village of Dolton. Proceed through the village until you enter South Street (signposted towards Hatherleigh). Continue along this road, as you head out of the village and drop down the steep hill. Continue up the hill until you reach Chapple Cross and then take the left, signposted towards Iddesleigh and Monkokehampton. Continue along this country lane until you enter the hamlet of Dowland, then turn left, signposted towards Winkleigh. Continue down this country lane for a short distance until you see the entrance to the property on your left hand side.