Delightfully situated Grade II Listed barn conversion for further modernisation. Spacious barn conversion, grade II listed, scope for further refurbishment, extensive double glazing, oil central heating, spacious character accommodation, gardens & paddock, 2.56 acres.
The property occupies a delightful rural setting, close to the confluence of the River Ockment and Torridge. This lovely valley setting is known for its prime sporting opportunities with fishing on the Torridge and riding and walking on the nearby Tarka trails. The village of Iddesleigh is a short distance away, being completely unspoilt and well known for its popular Duke of York public house. The market town of Hatherleigh is easily accessible with an excellent range of services including primary school, supermarket, health centre, veterinary surgery and a range of local shops. There are two public houses, and a traditional weekly market with cattle sales. Okehampton offers a more comprehensive range of services, three supermarkets including a Waitrose, modern hospital and a leisure centre in the attractive setting of Simmons Park. Okehampton has schooling from infant to sixth form level. From the town there is access to the A30 dual carriageway providing a direct link with the cathedral and university of Exeter with its M5 motorway and main line rail and internal air connections. There is also easy access to the north coasts of Devon and Cornwall with attractive beaches and delightful coastal scenery.DESCRIPTION
The property comprises a Grade II Listed barn, of stone and cob construction beneath an internally fully insulated corrugated roof built on the original early oak A-frames for thatch. The property has been substantially converted within recent years and offers scope for further refurbishment and the finishing of some areas. The internal accommodation is extensively double glazed with oil central heating. Large areas of the ground floor, have underfloor heating under the modern oak floor boards. The ground floor was substantially underpinned and insulated prior to the instillation of the modern oak floor boards and slate. Internally, the accommodation is spacious and light with a stunning galleried studio area above the living room with full height windows to front and rear. There are character features including oak screens, Delabole slate flooring and a superb inglenook fireplace. Externally, the property is approached via its own private lane. Adjacent to the barn is a yard and areas of garden and a delightful paddock. There is off road parking for numerous vehicles and the gardens, and yard, and the grounds total just over 2.5 acres, surrounding the property. Further down the road, another private lane is shared with Numbers 1 and 2 Week Cottages.ACCOMMODATION
ENTRANCE HALL: With original massive 17th century plank and nailed door. Delabole slate floor, part glazed oak door to: LOBBY: With staircase to first floor. Planked screen, Delabole slate floor and radiator. SITTING ROOM: A superbly spacious character room with a wealth of exposed ceiling timbers and massive central timber, original oak planked screen and Delabole slate floor. Massive inglenook fireplace with raised hearth and timber bressumer. Double aspect windows with bench seat to front, two radiators. LIVING ROOM: A superbly spacious area with part vaulted ceiling to roof level and high double glazed patio doors to rear. Full height glazed screen windows to front. Galleried balustrade from studio area above. Open tread Oak staircase to first floor. Extensive range of fitted book shelving and oak flooring. KITCHEN: Double bowl porcelain sink, worksurface with shelving beneath, space and point for propane gas cooker, small window to front, oak flooring. BEDROOM 4: Two windows to side and glazed door to rear garden. Pedestal wash basin, low level WC, exposed ceiling timbers, radiator. This room also has fresh plumbing connections under the floor installed to convert this room into a new kitchen if required.FIRST FLOOR
STUDIO AREA: Approached via a craftsman turned oak staircase from the ground floor. Galleried balustrades to each side, overlooking living room below with natural lighting from full height windows to front and rear. Full height ceiling with exposed A-frame timbers and two velux double glazed roof lights. This area could be configured as a delightful living/dining area if required. BEDROOM 3: (Unfinished) Window to side and two velux double glazed roof lights. High ceiling with exposed A-frame timbers.
Secondary Staircase to FIRST FLOOR LANDING. BEDROOM 1: (Unfinished) Open to roof space with exposed timbers and mezzanine storage area. This room has extensive views of Dartmoor and scope for alternative use in its extensive roof space. BEDROOM 2: Double aspect with timber mullion windows. Radiator. Connecting door to: BATHROOM/UTILITY ROOM: Tiled shower. Panelled bath, vanity wash basin. WC. Velux double glazed roof light. Radiator. Connecting door to: STUDIO.OUTSIDE
The property is also approached via a private driveway, from the B3217, which also serves neighbouring 1 & 2 Week Cottages. The shared access lane gives way to a driveway/parking area exclusive to the front of Higher Week running along side the top paddock to a further vehicular access area from the driveway lane - exclusive to Higher Week. From the driveway, stone steps and flagstone path to the front door, bordered by shrubs and trees. Across the drive from the barn is a front paddock, currently uncultivated and bordered by mature trees, From the drive there is access to the side of the barn with further parking/storage if required and a dilapidated mobile home. Adjacent to the side of the barn is the externally mounted oil central heating boiler.THE LINHAY
Immediately to the rear of the Higher Week barn is a further garden area in the yard with an original listed 17th Century former cart Linhay and beyond this is a delightful paddock/meadow, bordered by mature trees. The land would be of appeal to those with equestrian interests, country life or indeed for general stock grazing.
The Linhay offers large storage area and the potential for restoration.DIRECTIONS
From Okehampton town centre, turn right between Lloyds TSB and the Town Hall. At the mini roundabout proceed straight ahead and at the t-junction (Elmead Cross) turn right onto the A386. Stay on this road for approximately 5.5 miles before reaching the roundabout on the edge of Hatherleigh. Turn right signposted to Hatherleigh and after a short distance, turn right just after the primary school. Proceed up South Street and continue onto the open Moor. Turn left at the next turning signposted to Iddesleigh. Stay on this road for approximately 1 mile, proceeding over the bridge, where upon you will see a sign on the left for Higher Week. The entrance to the property will be found after a short distance upon the left hand side. The property also has its own exclusive entrance and lane on its land.SERVICES
Mains Electricity and Water. Private Drainage. The property also has its own private well water supply.