Offers in excess of £699,950
A FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY! Imposing and substantial Victorian property in a highly sought after and convenient location, with delightful grounds of 0.6 of an acre. Location - The property is located in a highly convenient yet tucked away location, on the outskirts of the popular market town of South Molton, with easy access to Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Link Road. The property stands in a small cluster of around 5/6 properties that rarely become available to the open market. The property is just 0.3 of a mile from the market town, which offers an excellent range of amenities including a bank, shops, two primary schools and a community college, pubs and restaurants, a Sainsbury's supermarket, health centre and a popular Pannier Market (on Thursdays and Saturdays). There is also good access nearby onto the A361 North Devon Link Road, which provides excellent transport links to Barnstaple and Tiverton/Tiverton Parkway and the M5 Motorway in the other. Exmoor National Park is also within easy reach, located around 5 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. Exmoor offers a range of countryside pursuits including walking, riding, shooting and fishing, and is a designated International Dark Sky Reserve free of light pollution. The stunning North Devon coastline is around 20 miles away at Saunton, with its spectacular sandy beach and surfing, with an adjoining championship golf course. The regional centre of Barnstaple is around 11 miles away and offers all the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping facilities. 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 from the property. Mileages South Molton - 0.3 mile Exmoor - 5 miles Barnstaple - 11 miles The Coast at Saunton - 20 miles Tiverton Parkway/M5 - 25 miles The Property - Offered for sale for the first time in over 40 years is this imposing detached Victorian Gentleman's residence thought to have been constructed circa 1895 - properties of this style, location, calibre and offering vast potential rarely become available to the open market. The property is currently used for dual family occupation, but lends itself to be utilised in different forms such as one spacious family home, with an annexe or holiday cottage with some alterations. The property stands beautifully within its grounds of around 0.6 of an acre, where there is ample off road parking and various lawned areas and outbuildings. It is also thought there is further potential within the gardens and grounds (STPP). On the opposite side of the driveway there is a further 1.7 acres of ground, which is available by separate negotiation, comprising an excellent mixture of pasture and woodland. It is thought that this again, offers further potential, subject to any necessary planning permissions. Rarely do properties of this quality become available to the open market, with an internal viewing a must. The property is offered for sale with the added advantage of no ongoing chain. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Front door leads to Entrance Porch - Original tiled floor. Window overlooking the garden. Ceiling coving. Entrance Hall - Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Ceiling coving. Under stairs storage cupboard. Airing cupboard and boiler cupboard. Door giving access back onto the driveway. Dining Room - A dual aspect room overlooking the garden. Picture rail and ceiling coving. Concertina doors open to: Sitting Room - Bay window open to front elevation. Ornate ceiling coving. Tiled fireplace. Door giving access to the garden room. Agents Note: It is thought that the original door from the entrance hall is still in situ, but is currently blocked up. Garden Room - Overlooking the garden with patio doors giving access onto the garden. Utility - Sink set into roll top work surface and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Kitchen / Breakfast Room - A dual aspect room overlooking the garden. Kitchen comprises an excellent range of matching wall and base units with sink set into work surface. Space for cooker with extractor over. Space for dishwasher and fridge freezer. Ceiling coving. The original door to the entrance hall remains. Study - Overlooking the courtyard. Rear Lobby - Access to the courtyard. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and wash hand basin. Store - Providing excellent storage. Bedroom 4 - Comprising dressing room, built in wardrobes, shower cubicle with multi jets. Hatch access to loft space. En-Suite Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath. Bedroom - Two windows to the front elevation. Half Landing - Hatch access to loft space. Bathroom - A dual aspect room with low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with shower over. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Utility - Comprising a range of matching wall and base units, with space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Window to the side elevation. First Floor Landing - Stairs rise to the second floor. Window to the front elevation. Kitchen / Breakfast Room - A dual aspect room overlooking the garden. Comprising a range of matching wall and base units, with sink set into roll top work surfaces. Space for cooker with extractor hood over. Space for fridge freezer and dishwasher. Dining Room - A dual aspect room with views over the garden. Ceiling coving. Open to Sitting Room - A dual aspect room with views over the garden. Ceiling coving. Open fireplace with timber mantel over. Second Floor Landing - Window to the rear elevation. Built in storage cupboard. Bedroom 1 - Bay window to the front elevation. Eaves storage. Bedroom 3 - Window overlooking the garden. Bedroom 2 - Window to the front elevation overlooking the garden. Outside - The property is approached over a shared driveway, which leads in turn to a private gated driveway serving the property, where there is ample parking and turning for several vehicles. The driveway passes the original garage on the left hand side, with a timber store behind. From the parking area, a pedestrian gate gives access back onto the driveway. There is also a further timber garden shed and patio garden with covered arbour and creeping vine. To the front of the property is a good sized terraced garden that enjoys a superb south facing and sunny aspect, with water feature and small pond. Steps lead down to the lower garden which is laid to lawn and bordered by mature trees. There is also access to a timber workshop. To the rear of the property is a courtyard, with a pedestrian access leading to the driveway, as well as some useful storage sheds. Off the garden room is an area of garden enjoying a westerly aspect, which is laid to level lawn with flowerbeds and borders. There is also vehicular access from the driveway leading into this section of garden, where there is a galvanised shed and timber garden shed. A path then leads down to a pond, with timber outbuilding which could be used for a variety of purposes including home office or hobbies room. The lower level of garden is laid to lawn with vegetable beds, poly tunnel, greenhouse and a summerhouse. The Extra Land - On the opposite side of the shared driveway is a further section of land, which is available by separate negotiation, measuring 1.78 acres in total. This parcel of land comprises a mixture of pasture and a wooded area with various woodland walks throughout. It is thought that this area offers further potential, subject to any necessary planning permission, for a variety of uses. Property Information Services - Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (treatment plant). Oil fired central heating. Local Authority - North Devon District Council - 01271 327711. 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, containers 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 Barnstaple, proceed towards South Molton/Tiverton on the A361. At the roundabout at Aller Cross, turn right, signposted towards South Molton. Continue along this road until reaching the next mini roundabout, then turning right and following the road until you enter the town of South Molton. Proceed through the town, taking the left hand turning, signposted towards North Molton. Continue for a short distance, heading out of the town and as the road drops downhill, you will see the entrance to the property on the left hand side, with nameplate clearly displayed.
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