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Ashreigney, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18
Guide price £450,000 | 5 bedrooms | 0.4 acres

Property features

• Hall, 3 Reception Rooms
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Utility/Cloakroom, Oil C.H.
• 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
• Many Period Features
• Small Period Barn
• Ample Parking. No Chain.
• Mature 0.41 Acre Gardens

A particularly charming detached Grade II Listed thatched farmhouse in remote, timeless & tranquil rural location yet just 3/4 mile from the village centre. 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 3 Reception Rooms, Small Barn etc.

NO UPPER CHAIN
 
SITUATION AND AMENITIES
The property is situated at the end of a long 'no-through' track, shared with the surrounding farm which is also a bridle way. The position is timeless and tranquil, some would say remote, yet the village centre is less than 5 minutes by car. Ashreighney is a hill top village and has a church overlooking the village green, as well as village hall which once was a school and now plays host to many functions and meetings throughout the year. The Parish of Ashreigney offers a number of picturesque walks, both on the local roads and the many varied footpaths. There are a number of local villages within easy travelling distance including Dolton and Chulmleigh, both about 4 1/4 miles, Winkleigh about 5 1/4 miles. Further afield Torrington and South Molton, both with their Pannier Markets, are about 13 1/2 and 10 1/4 miles respectively. The Regional centre of Barnstaple is about 15 miles and offers the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues, as well as North Devon District Hospital. From Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon Link Road leading through, in a further 45 minutes or so, to Junction 27 of the M5 motorway, where Tiverton Parkway also offers a fast service of trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. The County town of Exeter with Cathedral and Airport is about 32 1/2 miles. In addition the north coast of Devon and Cornwall are easily accessible with attractive beaches and delightful coastal scenery. The Torridge valley offers many opportunities for fishing and outdoor pursuits, together with walking and cycling on the Tarka Trail.

DESCRIPTION
A detached, former Devon long house, which is a fine example of the quintessentially English 'chocolate box' thatched property, with otherwise colour washed rendered elevations. The property is understood to date originally from around 1440 with 17th Century and later additions, part of which has a tiled roof, the property is Grade ll listed as being of architectural and historical importance. We understand that the rear elevation of the thatched roof and ridge were replaced in 2013. Redland would benefit from general updating but displays some notable original period features including exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces, bread ovens and some stone and brick floors. Externally there is ample off road parking, an attractive attached 2 storey barn offering potential for a variety of uses, as well as mature secluded gardens of just over .4 of an acre. All in all this is a unique property in a special place. The layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises:

GROUND FLOOR
Thatched canopy porch and impressive front door to ENTRANCE HALL, slate flooring exposed stone wall. SITTING ROOM featuring inglenook fireplace with fitted wood burner, bread oven, exposed beam, views over the front garden. DINING ROOM featuring inglenook fireplace, bread oven, part shelved alcove, exposed beam, recessed former creamer, brick flooring, and door concealing secondary staircase to first floor described later. LIBRARY/STUDY/MUSIC ROOM with freestanding bookshelf to alcove, double aspect outlook, cupboard under stairs. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, adjoining work surfaces, drawers, cupboards and appliance space under, fireplace accommodating Kenwood stainless steel range, incorporating electric ovens and ceramic hob, bressumer beam, further work surfaces, drawers and cupboards under, stable door to garden, plumbing for dishwasher, tiled flooring. UTILITY ROOM with single drainer stainless steel sink, plumbing for washing machine, door to garden, tiled flooring running through to CLOAKROOM low level w/c, double wall cupboard.

FIRST FLOOR
Main staircase rising to HALF LANDING with access to INNER LANDING with double airing cupboard housing water cylinder. BEDROOM 1 a double aspect room with 2 pairs of double wardrobes. Adjacent SHOWER/BATHROOM with panel bath, telephone style mixer tap/shower attachment, tiled cubicle, Mira shower unit, pedestal wash basin, low level w/c, Dimplex wall heater, tiled flooring, trap to loft space. MAIN LANDING. BEDROOM 2 built in wardrobe. BEDROOM 3 built in wardrobe. BEDROOM 4. BEDROOM 5 a double aspect room with exposed beams and return staircase back down to the dining room. FAMILY BATHROOM with panelled bath, tiled surround, mixer tap/shower attachment, low level w/c, pedestal wash basin, extractor fan.

OUTSIDE
From the access track there is initially a 5 bar gate leading to a gravelled parking bay with space for 4/5 vehicles. Continuing on the track passed the property there is then a secondary vehicular access and off road parking in front of an attached 2 storey PERIOD BARN, incorporating a STABLE AND WORKSHOP on the ground floor with room above, power and light connected, possibly suitable for conversion to annexe or holiday cottage subject to planning permission. From this area there is pedestrian access into the front, wall enclosed, garden and pathway leading to the front door. To the right is a covered way with small OUTHOUSE and attractive open archway leading through to the side garden, which runs around the rear of the property and is laid to sweeping lawns, interspersed with many specimen shrubs and trees. Nearest to the property is the oil tank. A recently laid paved pathway meanders between the parking bay and the rear of the house where there is a matching secluded terrace of good size, ideal for Al Fresco dining. The gardens are bounded by mature hedging and trees which provide complete seclusion and privacy and amount to just over .4 of an acre.

SERVICES
Mains electricity, oil fired central heating, private spring and borehole water, (recently upgraded) private drainage.

DIRECTIONS
From the centre of Ashreigney with the village church to your right and the square to your left, proceed on the Winkleigh/Dolton/Torrington road. After about half a mile bear left signed Wembworthy, which also has a blue sign saying unsuitable for heavy goods vehicles, continue for about half a mile and the entrance to Redland will be seen on the right hand side, also indicated as a public bridleway and identified by our for sale board. Continue along this track and the property is the only one along on the left hand side.
 

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