Guide price £625,000
RIVERSIDE PROPERTY WITH FISHING RIGHTS! A stunning detached, period residence situated in an idyllic position on the banks of the River Mole, with fishing rights and a detached barn with huge potential. Location Situated on the banks of the River Mole is this superb period residence, on the edge of the small village of Alswear. The property is around 2.75 miles from the market town of South Molton, which benefits from an excellent range of amenities including various shops, schooling for all ages, pubs and restaurants, a Sainsbury's supermarket and popular pannier market on a Thursday and Saturday. There is also access to the A361 North Devon Link Road, which provides excellent transport opportunities to Barnstaple in one direction and Tiverton in the other, the latter providing access to Tiverton Parkway Railway Station along with the M5 Motorway at Junction 27. Exmoor National Park is within easy reach, located about 10 miles away, and is renowned for its undulating moors and pastureland, with streams and rivers running down through deep wooded combes to the spectacular North Devon coastline. It offers an excellent range of countryside pursuits including walking, shooting, hunting and fishing. The regional centre of Barnstaple is found around 14 miles away, and offers all the area's main business, commercial, leisure opportunities, whilst the spectacular and rugged North Devon coastline is around 45 minutes away, at the coastal village of Instow or the stunning sandy surfing beach at Saunton. Communications The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and along the A361 North Devon Link Road. Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station with fast and frequent trains to London and beyond is around a 30 minute drive. Mileages South Molton - 2.75 miles Exmoor National Park - 10 miles Barnstaple - 14 miles The Coast at Instow / Saunton - 45 minutes The Property We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning, detached character residence, sitting on the banks of the River Mole. The property has been the subject of extensive, yet sympathetic refurbishment by the current vendors and benefits from well-presented accommodation with a wealth of character features including exposed beams, lintels and stonework. The accommodation on offer is versatile with three reception rooms and four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite. To the rear is a detached two storey barn, which offers vast potential (subject to planning permission) for a variety of uses, but is currently used as a garage / workshop and first floor studio / store. The property also boasts delightful, mature cottage style gardens that back onto the River Mole, and are the perfect place for al-fresco dining / entertaining and enjoying the wildlife. The property also possesses double bank fishing rights on the River Mole adjacent to the garden, with single bank further on. Only with an internal inspection can you start to appreciate the quality of this splendid property, all situated within a highly convenient, yet tranquil location. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Front door giving access to Study Windows overlook the rear garden. Slate flooring. Beamed ceiling. Built in storage cupboards. Wood panelling. Cloakroom Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and built in storage. Slate flooring. Kitchen / Breakfast Room A superb family orientated room overlooking the rear garden. Comprising a bespoke handmade range of wall and base units with double Belfast sink set into slate work surfaces. Integrated cooker, four ring electric hob and extractor over. Integrated microwave. Oil fired Aga set into chimney recess with exposed stonework and lintel above. Slate flooring. Wood panelling. Utility / Boot Room Windows to the side elevation and access to the rear garden. Set on a raised plinth, there is space for freezer, American style fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Double Belfast sink set into slate work surfaces with storage below. Exposed beams and stonework. Creamer. Storage cupboard. Sitting Room Two windows to the front elevation. Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove on a slate hearth, with stone surround and bread oven. Exposed beams and lintels. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Dining Room / Family Room Window to the front elevation. Exposed beams, lintel and stonework. Exposed timber floor. Half Landing Windows to the side elevation. Cloakroom Comprising low level WC with concealed cistern. Window to the side elevation. Bathroom Window to the rear elevation overlooking the river. Roll top claw footed slipper bath overlooking the garden and river. Basin on a slate surface with storage below. Corner shower cubicle. Heated towel rail. Wood panelling. First Floor Landing Exposed upright beams. Quirky storage cupboard. Bedroom 1 Three windows to the rear elevation overlooking the gardens and the river. Wood panelling. Excellent range of built in storage and wardrobes. Secret double doors lead to the En-Suite Comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Bedroom 2 Window to the front elevation. Exposed floorboards. Wood panelling. Built in storage. Secret doors lead to En-Suite Cloakroom Comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, basin on slate surface with storage below. Bedroom 3 Window to the front elevation. Wood panelling. Hatch access to loft space. Exposed floorboards. Bedroom 4 Window to the front elevation. Wood panelling. Exposed floorboards. Outside From the small country lane, two wrought iron gates give access to the rear of the property where there is ample off road parking for several vehicles. To the rear of the main house is a detached stone barn that offers further potential, subject to any necessary planning permissions, for a variety of uses, but is currently used for a garage / workshop on the ground floor, with external stairs leading to the first floor, which is used as a studio and store, and overlooks the rear garden and the River Mole. The gardens lie mainly to the rear of the property, and are primarily laid to lawn with an excellent variety of mature plants, trees and shrubs. The gardens run down to the banks of the River Mole and enjoy an exceptional outlook across the river and along the valley, away to the pasture and woodland beyond. Fishing Rights The property has the benefit of fishing rights on the River Mole. These are initially double bank bordering the garden, coupled with opposite bank, and then continuing as single bank on the opposite side of the river, giving approximately 312 yards of fishing in total. There are three named pools: garden bank pool, bridge pool and kingfisher pool, which is understood to be one of the best pools on this stretch of the Mole. The current vendors report plenty of brown trout, sea trout and the very occasional salmon. Sea trout tend to range between 1 and 1.25 lbs to 3 lbs, with a personal best of 6.5 lbs in recent years. Property Information Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Agent's Note: Bearing in mind the location of the property, it has been susceptible to flooding in the past. The current owners have been in residence for 17 years, and the house has been affected by flooding only twice during their ownership. Only the lower levels of the ground floor (utility, kitchen, study, cloakroom) were affected. There are provisions in place to minimise the effect of any flooding, and these include two automatic sump pumps and flood boards. The current owners have the property insured with Aviva, and their total premium is £721.38 per annum. Local Authority North Devon District Council - 01271 327711. Directions From South Molton, proceed on the A3137 signposted towards Witheridge and the Cattle Market. Continue along this road until you reach the village of Alswear. Upon entering the village, take the first turning on the right hand side, signposted towards Kings Nympton and Chulmleigh. Continue on this lane, ignoring the next turning on the left hand side, and continue for a short distance, and the property will be found on the left hand side.
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