Superb equestrian property, delightful extended residence, stable block and outdoor arena, 17.18 acres of paddocks & woodland, far reaching rural views, convenient location. 10 acres of pasture paddocks & 6 acres woodland. EPC Band E.
The property is situated just outside the village of Highampton, and enjoys some unrivalled views across the surrounding countryside. The village has a popular inn, post office/stores, primary school, village hall, together with church and chapel. The nearby village of Sheepwash, two miles away, offers a further range of amenities including the well known Half Moon Inn, with its associated links to fishing on the River Torridge. The market town of Hatherleigh is within a short drive, again with a good range of local shops and services, together with doctors and veterinary surgeries and market with weekly livestock and cattle sales. A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in Okehampton with an excellent range of shopping facilities, three supermarkets including a Waitrose, sixth form college, modern hospital and leisure centre. The area surrounding Highampton offers delightful unspoilt countryside, with opportunities for leisure pursuits. The Tarka trail is close by, offering miles of superb riding, cycling and walking, and there are opportunities for riding in nearby woodland and on local bridleways.DESCRIPTION
The property comprises a superb equestrian holding incorporating a former Lodge House. The property has been considerably extended and improved within recent years, being part cedar clad, beneath a slate roof. The internal accommodation, is spacious and light, benefitting from full double glazing and oil fired central heating, partly underfloor. A stunning feature of the house is the large kitchen/family room, fitted to a high standard and having tri-fold doors, allowing a superb aspect across the property's own land, buildings and beyond to the surrounding countryside. The versatile accommodation has two internal staircases and is ideal as a comfortable family home, or may have potential for the creation of an annexe if required and subject to consents. The property has equestrian facilities of a particularly high standard, including a full size arena, stable block and field shelter, all easily accessible from the driveway, which also gives access to a large detached double garage block. The land incorporates approximately 10 acres of pasture, the remainder being gardens and woodland. There is excellent riding within the properties own border, whilst Beara Lodge enjoys excellent access by road, to the A30, Dartmoor, the north coasts, and some attractive outriding within local woodland and on bridleways within the vicinity.
ENTRANCE HALL: With white painted oak laminate flooring with underfloor heating. Stairs rising to first floor. INNER HALL: Windows with views to stable yard and paddocks. With secondary Newel Post staircase to first floor and under-stair cupboard. Radiator. Feature Wooden door to: SIDE PORCH with double glazed windows and half double glazed UPVC door. LIVING ROOM: Double aspect windows. Decorative tiled fireplace and hearth in timber surround with fitted Villager wood burning stove. White Painted Oak laminate flooring. Radiator. KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM: A superbly spacious room with two sets of tri-fold glazed doors which incorporate internal Venetian blinds, opening onto a decked terrace area. These doors can be opened fully for alfresco dining and enjoy a superb outlook across the property's own land and buildings and the surrounding countryside beyond. The KITCHEN is fitted to a very high standard with an extensive range of Magnolia Hi-gloss units with Vanilla Corian work-surfaces. Inset Corian 11/2 bowl sink with extendable mixer tap, range of work-surfaces with matching Corian up-stands. Double glazed window with views to garden, Integrated Neff dishwasher, soft closing cupboards and drawers beneath, pan drawers. Inset Neff appliances including fan oven, steam oven and warming drawer. Cupboards above and beneath. Full height slide out larder unit. Fitted Zip Hydro Tap providing instant hot and chilled filtered water. Integrated Neff Fridge/Freezer. Large Island unit with integrated four ring Neff induction hob inset in black granite worktop with Vanilla Corian work surface either side. Drawers under and fitted cupboards in Hi-gloss Aubergine. Integrated Pop up power point with USB connection. White painted oak laminate flooring with underfloor heating, recessed zoned LED ceiling lighting.
UTILITY ROOM: With white painted Oak laminate flooring. Fireplace recess housing WARM FLOW oil fired central heating boiler. Belfast sink with mixer tap in black granite work surface surround. Mosaic Tiled splash backing. Work surface with cupboards under and space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for fridge/freezer. Recessed LED ceiling lighting. Built in cupboard housing Tempest hot water cylinder and underfloor heating controls. Radiator. CLOAKROOM: Hand basin with mosaic tiled splash backing, low level WC. Heated towel rail, recessed LED ceiling lighting. White painted Oak laminate flooring.
From the ENTRANCE HALL: A turned oak staircase with glazed screen balustrade and Lumen roof light above gives access to the first floor landing. Lumen roof light. Gives rural aspect. White Painted oak laminate flooring. MASTER BEDROOM: An extremely spacious double aspect room with fine views across paddocks, woodland and stables to the surrounding countryside. Radiator. White painted oak laminate flooring. EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Large walk-in shower with marble effect shower panelling and large deluge shower head with mixer control. Glazed screen and heated towel rail. Light and extractor. Vanity wash basin with mixer control with light Oak effect cabinets under and to the side, laminate top. WC with concealed cistern. Lumen double glazed roof light. White painted oak timber laminate flooring. Recessed LED lighting. STUDY AREA linking the main and rear landing. REAR LANDING with secondary staircase from Ground Floor, window with views to stables and paddocks. BEDROOM 2: Window to side. Victorian style cast iron fireplace with painted wooden surround and mantelpiece. Built in double wardrobe with airing cupboard space, access to insulated roof space. Radiator. BEDROOM 3: Velux triple glazed glazed roof light, radiator. BATHROOM: White suite comprising Whirlpool bath in tiled surround with mixer control, fitted shower over with mixer control with glazed side panel, circular wash basin with mixer tap, tiled splash backing, low level WC. Heated towel rail. Privacy glazed window to side.OUTSIDE
The property is approached from the road via a five bar gate and a driveway, which sweeps up to the house, driveway/parking area with space for a number of vehicles, trailers, horsebox etc. Detached DOUBLE GARAGE BLOCK, 22'10 x 19'6" with large electrically operated up and over door, side personal access door, concrete floor, power and light connected (This Garage could be adapted into further accommodation, annexe, studio etc, subject to consent). Immediately adjoining the house is an extensive timber decked terrace area with tri-folding doors from the kitchen. This is a delightful sitting out area, ideal for Alfresco dining and enjoying a fine aspect across the property's own land and woodland with far reaching rural views. Lawned gardens to side and rear of the house, bordered by mature trees, including apple, cherry and pear trees and gravelled path/patio area. Timber storage shed.The Buildings & Land
Directly below the driveway area is a fenced yard area with an excellent CHART STABLE BLOCK incorporating TWO LOOSE BOXES with rubber mating and TACK ROOM. Power and light connected, concrete apron and canopy. Fenced all weather wood chip turn out area approx 70' x 48' with stable 15' x 15' by West Country Stabling, with rubber matting. Further Stable with concrete base currently used as feed store.
Adjacent to the house and buildings are three main paddock enclosures, with access from the driveway. Each paddock has a water supply and provides excellent grazing, being well fenced with a large mobile field shelter by West Country Stabling in the top paddock. Accessed from the driveway is an excellent OUTDOOR ARENA 40 Metres x 20 Metres with sand and rubber surface. Accessed from the land is approximately 5 acres of deciduous woodland providing a delightful natural wildlife habitat, stoned paths and tracks have been created to allow riding through woodland and to give access to the Lower Paddock of 6 acres. This area is bordered by woodland and partially bordered by a natural stream and again having a mains water supply.DIRECTIONAL NOTE
From Okehampton proceed in a northerly direction, as if towards Hatherleigh and Torrington. At Elmead Cross turn right onto the A386 and stay on this road for approximately 6 miles before reaching the roundabout on the edge of Hatherleigh. Here turn left signposted to Highampton and stay on this road passing through the village of Highampton. Proceed past the right hand turning for Black Torrington and at the next turning, Beara Cross, continue straight ahead, where upon the entrance driveway to Beara Lodge will be found shortly upon the right hand side.SERVICES
Mains Electricity. Water. Private Drainage.