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ENCHANTING EDWARDIAN GEM! A beautiful Edwardian property on the outskirts of a lovely rural village, with equestrian facilities and outbuildings suitable for conversion (STPP), benefiting from 21.69 acres Location The property is situated on the outskirts of the highly sought after, rural village of Shebbear, set amongst glorious rolling countryside. The village itself benefits from a renowned private school known as Shebbear College, and boasts a further range of traditional village amenities including primary school, general stores, popular public house and a mobile daily Post Office service. There is also the annual ''Sheb Fest' festival, which is held at a local farm and has proven very popular, attracting famous headline acts. The larger market towns of Great Torrington and Holsworthy are located around 10 miles away, and both offer a wider range of amenities including primary and secondary schooling, supermarkets (including a Waitrose at Holsworthy and Lidl at Torrington), pubs, restaurants, a gym, places of worship and ''The Plough Arts Centre' located in Great Torrington. The property is also situated within easy access of the stunning coastline and beaches, with the coastal town of Bude around 19 miles away, whilst Dartmoor National Park is also within easy reach, around 16 miles away. Barnstaple, the regional centre of North Devon is around 23 miles away, whilst the cathedral city of Exeter is around 38 miles away, and offers an extensive range of shopping, business and leisure facilities. 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 Shebbear Village - 1 mile Great Torrington / Holsworthy - both 10 miles Dartmoor - 16 miles Bude - 19 miles Barnstaple - 23 miles Exeter - 38 miles The Property Situated on the outskirts of the popular village of Shebbear is this superb detached double fronted Edwardian residence. Aishleigh offers well presented spacious and flexible accommodation, with two reception rooms, a superb family orientated kitchen / family room and five bedrooms. The accommodation is elegant and well proportioned, with a wealth of charming character features typical of a property of its era. Equally as impressive on the outside, the property offers a multitude of possibilities including for equestrian use, a smallholding or a home with a holiday cottage or business (STPP). In total, the property benefits from 21.69 acres, which is mainly laid to pasture, with two modern barns situated to the rear of the property, currently used for American stabling and garaging. There is also the added benefit of a 40m x 20m manege (silica sanded and rubber). Adjacent to the main residence is a superb stone and slate barn, which could be converted into an annexe / holiday cottage, subject to the necessary planning permissions. Properties of this calibre and versatility rarely become available to the open market, and only with a full internal inspection can you start to appreciate everything that this stunning property has to offer. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions, more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Covered Porch Ornate tiled floor. Front door with stained glass insert leads to Reception Hall Ornate tiled floor. Stair rising to the first floor landing. Cast iron radiator. Picture rail. Under stairs storage cupboard. Sitting Room Bay window to the front elevation with stained glass insert. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth with tiled insert and timber mantel over. Cast iron radiator. Picture rail. Kitchen / Family Room A superb, triple aspect room with box bay window to front elevation overlooking the garden, with stained glass inserts. Family Room Exposed floorboards. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth with tiled insert and timber mantel over. Picture rail. Cast iron radiator. Kitchen Comprising an excellent range of painted oak matching wall and base units, with double ceramic sink set into Corian work surfaces. integrated dishwasher. Space for American style fridge freezer. Central island unit with wooden work surfaces and further units below. Oil fired Redfyre range providing cooking facilities and central heating. Exposed timber floor. Garden Room A superb triple aspect room overlooking the garden, with double doors leading to the front garden. Terracotta tiled floor with under floor heating. Inner Lobby Access to the rear of the property. Secondary stairs rising to the first floor landing. Cloakroom Comprising low level WC and wash hand basin. Study A dual aspect room overlooking the land to the rear. Built in shelving. Utility Room Stable door giving access to the side of the property. Window to the side elevation. Range of matching wall and base units, with Belfast sink set into wooden work surfaces. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. First Floor Landing Feature window to the side elevation with stained glass insert. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Bedroom 2 Bay window to the front elevation with stained glass insert. Ornate fireplace. Picture rail. Bedroom 5 Window to the front elevation. Hatch access to loft space. Bedroom 1 Box bay window to the front elevation with stained glass insert. Ornate fireplace. Picture rail. Bedroom 3 A dual aspect room with windows to the rear and side elevations. Ornate fireplace. Built in wardrobes. Bedroom 4 Window to the rear elevation overlooking the property's land and countryside beyond. Ornate fireplace. Hatch access to loft space. Secondary Landing Window to the side elevation enjoying countryside views. Cloakroom Comprising low level WC and wash hand basin. Window to the side elevation. Bathroom Comprising of pedestal wash hand basin, double shower cubicle and a roll top claw footed bath. Extensive tiling. Window to the rear elevation. Hatch access to loft space. Outside The property is approached through a pair of stone pillars with timber gates, which leads an ample area of off road parking and turning for several vehicles. A pedestrian gate gives access to the property and the surrounding gardens, which comprises a lawned section with a range of mature plants and shrubs, with a section laid to chippings adjacent to the property. From the parking area, a five-bar gate gives access to the land and outbuildings. There is a manege measuring 40m x 20m consisting of silica sand and rubber, bordered by post and rail fencing. There is a modern steel framed barn measuring 75' x 40', with concrete flooring with central drainage channel and power and light connected. This is currently used for American stabling (currently four 15'x12' stables but room for more if required), a tack room and store room with a mezzanine hayloft. The barn can be accessed via double sliding doors located at each end of the barn. Adjacent to the barn is a further modern steel framed barn measuring 30' x 40', which is currently used for garaging, and has power and light connected. Opposite this barn is a former cow shelter, which is currently used as a wood store. The two barns recycle the rainwater for the field troughs. To the rear of the property is another pillared vehicular access leading to a concreted yard and the stone and slate barn. This barn offers potential for conversion into a holiday cottage or annexe, which would be subject to any necessary planning permissions. It is currently utilised for garaging and a workshop with an occasional ''den' style room over. There is an outside WC and store. Adjacent to the barn is a small enclosed paddock area that could be utilised for a variety of uses, including as a chicken run or pony paddock. There is also a separate vehicular access onto the road. There are various five bar gates leading to the property's land, which is currently divided into various areas of pasture paddocks: in all the gardens and grounds amount to around 21.69 acres. Property Information Services Mains electric and water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating. Local Authority Torridge District Council - 01237 428700. Contents, Fixtures and Fittings Only those mentioned within this brochure plus all fitted carpets and blinds are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments and furniture etc are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing By appointment with Jackson-Stops North Devon 01271 325153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions From Bideford, proceed towards Torrington on the A386, until reaching the village of Landcross. Turn right, signposted towards Holsworthy on the A388. Stay on this road until you enter the village of Stibb Cross and at the staggered crossroads, continue straight across, following signs towards Shebbear. Stay on this road until you enter the village of Shebbear, and after a short distance you will pass Shebbear College on your right hand side. Continue until reaching a crossroads, and again, continue straight across, heading out of the village, until you see the property on the left hand side, with For Sale board clearly displayed. Drive past the main property, where the parking will be situated shortly after, through the pillared entrance.
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