This impressive unfurnished 4/5 bedroom family home is believed to date back to the 1830s and is set in 0.9 of an acre of sweeping lawns. Accommodation comprises: 2 reception rooms, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cellar. 4 double bedrooms and 1 single room. Shower room. Within the grounds are a double garage with store studio and garden store. Gas central heating. EPC band E. Pets considered. Tenant fees apply.
This impressive and substantial former gatehouse is believed to date back to the 1830s. It is a characterful family home in the stunning surroundings of the Black Forest and the unspoilt rural landscape of Mamhead. This 4 bedroom property has undergone a degree of refurbishment by the current owner including a rear extension and is beautifully presented. Black Forest Lodge offers over 2,800sq ft of accommodation with wonderful features including stained glass windows, fireplaces, bay windows and a spacious cellar. The property is set in 0.9 of an acre of sweeping lawns, established trees offering privacy and a wonderful haven for families. Within the grounds are a double garage with store room, a timber artist's studio and garden store/single garage. Gas fired central heating EPC band E. Tenant fees apply. SITUATION
The beautiful hamlet of Mamhead is an unspoilt corner of Devon with superb rolling countryside and beautiful areas of woodland. Mamhead Estate is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the ownership has passed through several distinguished families. The nearby Haldon Forest offers 3,500 acres of woodland with beautiful walking, cycling and horse riding trails as well as the impressive sensory trail at Mamhead Point designed to stimulate the senses of visitors of all abilities. This breathtaking area of Devon gives the feeling of isolation yet is easily accessible from the A380 connecting Exeter/M5 to Torquay and to the east, Starcross with rail connections to London. Day-to-day facilities can be found in the nearby coastal town of Dawlish (4.5 miles) and for more comprehensive facilities, the cathedral and university city Exeter lies 11 miles to the north.ACCOMMODATION
Wooden door to:ENTRANCE HALL
Two attractive stained glass lead lined windows, has stairs to the first floor and is finished with impressive flagstone flooring. Useful storage cupboards.DINING ROOM
Front aspect bay window, decorative open fireplace place with timber surround and a useful service hatch to the kitchenSITTING ROOM
With a front aspect bay window, parquet flooring and an attractive open fireplace.SNUG/STUDY
Dual aspect room and feature fireplace.KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
The cottage-style kitchen has a side aspect window with garden views, an array of matching units with granite worktops, double Butler sink, range style cooker, double oven and a gas-fed Rayburn.
The breakfast room is dual aspect with double patio doors leading to the garden.UTILITY ROOM
Sink unit, space for appliances and tiled flooring.
Wet Room with wc. INNER HALL
Stairs lead down to an impressive cellar which has an arched ceiling with brick and cobbled flooring (believed to be Medieval), shelving, power and light.FIRST FLOOR LANDING
On the first floor two velux windows create a bright landing area. MASTER BEDROOM
Double room with garden views, fitted wardrobes and an airing cupboard.EN-SUITE BATHROOM
Bath with shower over, wc, basin, bidet and storageBEDROOM 3
Double, Dual aspect room with a built-in cupboard.BEDROOM 4
Double, Window to the front aspect.BEDROOM 5
Single room, could be used as a small single bedroom, nursery, dressing room or study.FAMILY SHOWER ROOM
Shower cubicle, wc, basin and a charming stained glass lead lined window.OUTSIDE
The Lodge is set in approximately 0.9 of an acre. Surrounding the grounds are attractive woodland and an outlook over pasture. A private setting with tall perimeter trees and established hedging. Via metal gates, a gravel drive leads to a parking area, with a raised area of lawn to the left and cottage gardens in front of the lodge, to a detached double garage (19' x 18'4" / 5.79m x 5.59m). This has two electronic up-and-over doors with an extremely useful storage room above, accessed from steps to the side of the garage. A paved patio area spans the side of the property with steps up to the sweeping lawns. Within the gardens, with featured areas of established trees, is a charming timber studio (19' x 10'1" / 5.79m x 3.07m) (currently used as an artist's studio), a former garage block providing garden storage and a summerhouse. Overall, a wonderful oasis for families and keen gardeners.SERVICES
Mains water, mains electricity and mains gas. Private drainage.DIRECTIONS
From Exeter and the M5, head south on the A380 to Torquay. After approximately 8.5 miles turn left signposted Mamhead, Starcross and Kenton. Continue on this scenic road through the wonderful woodland for 2.8 miles where the property is located on the right.LETTINGS
The property is available to rent for a period of 6 months plus on a Renewable Assured Shorthold Tenancy, Unfurnished. RENT: £1700 per calendar month exclusive of all charges (please see service notes) DEPOSIT: £1800 returnable at the end of tenancy subject to any deductions. All deposits for a property let through Stags are held on their Client Account and administered in accordance with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and Dispute Service. Usual references required. No DSS. Pets will be considered. Viewings strictly through the Agents.TENANT FEES
When applying to rent a property through Stags there will be a Tenant application fee of £216 (£180 plus VAT) for the first applicant plus £168 (£140 plus VAT) for each applicant thereafter. Stags Tenancy Application Fee includes referencing, identity, immigration and visa confirmation, financial credit checks, obtaining references from current or previous employers/landlords and any other relevant information to assess affordability. As well as contract negotiation (amending and agreeing terms), arranging the tenancy, tenancy agreement and schedule of conditions/inventories if compiled.
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