A fine contemporary home privately set in a stunning wooded valley. Approaching 4000 sq ft of high quality, light and spacious accommodation. Additional one bed holiday cottage providing a useful income. Stream bordered woodland and pasture. Total about 30 acres. EPC Band C
Ash Mill is beautifully set in the midst of an unspoilt wooded valley and has a highly attractive outlook over the Mully Brook to woodland beyond. Although very peacefully situated the property is not far from the village of Ashreigney which is set on elevated ground between Exmoor and Dartmoor. Local amenities are available at nearby villages including Burrington and Winkleigh and the small local town of Chulmleigh has a range of further amenities including schooling to secondary level, health centre and a good range of shops. The larger town of South Molton with its further range of amenities and services is about 14 miles and the regional centre of Barnstaple about 16 miles. The Cathedral City of Exeter is only 26 miles to the south east.
There is a regular train link between Barnstaple and the mainline station at Exeter St David's, the nearest station being less than six miles from the property at Eggesford.DESCRIPTION
Built to the current owner's specification, Ash Mill is a spacious contemporary home built on the site of a former mill and is set at the end of a long access track. The accommodation is presented to a high standard and much emphasis has been placed on creating a large and impressive living space with high levels of natural light and high ceilings but with more traditional touches such as exposed stone walling and stone fireplaces.
Set across from the main dwelling is Ash Mill Cabin which is let out as a holiday cottage and provides a very useful income.ACCOMMODATION
An integral CAR PORT provides a wide open space with purpose built LOG STORE, FEED STORE and WORKSHOP with a tiled floor and plenty of shelving. The very spacious KITCHEN/DINING ROOM has a fine outlook over the Mully Brook and has a sandstone tiled floor. The kitchen area is fitted with an attractive hand made range of painted kitchen units with slate worktops, Franke sink unit, integrated dish washer and matching range of wall mounted units including a plate rack. There is a four oven AGA with slate worktop either side and a large island unit with oak worktop over. A large, stone fireplace with beam over dominates the living area of this room and has a slate hearth and wood burning stove. To the right of the fireplace are timber shelves and a further shelved recess. Large double aspect glazed sliding doors lead out to a sandstone paved terrace and take full advantage of the outlook across to the river below. Off the kitchen is a PANTRY, also with a sandstone floor and extensive shelving. A BOOT ROOM/CLOAKROOM has a sandstone floor, close coupled WC and pedestal wash basin.
From the kitchen/dining room wide steps lead up to the impressive LIVING ROOM with a massive stone fireplace with slate hearth, wood burning stove and millstone feature above. Curved wall with large glazed doors to outside and an oak door leads into a timber framed GREENHOUSE with further door to outside.
The HALLWAY initially leads to the STUDY with high window and sliding door to the front terrace.
BEDROOMS TWO and THREE are large double rooms with high ceilings and glazed sliding doors to the terrace. The very spacious and impressive MASTER BEDROOM is a large triple aspect room with sliding glazed doors to the front and rear terraces. The EN-SUITE BATHROOM has a sandstone tiled floor, freestanding claw foot bath with a mixer tap and shower attachment, heated towel rail, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, and a large walk-in sandstone tiled shower.
Returning to the hall, doors lead off to a SHOWER ROOM with sandstone floor, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC, heated towel rail and large walk in shower. Dedicated LAUNDRY ROOM with a sandstone floor, space and plumbing for appliances, built in shelving and storage cupboards.ASH MILL CABIN
Set across from the main house is a purpose-built timber dwelling, currently run as a HOLIDAY COTTAGE providing a useful income though it could also be used for ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION if required.
Glazed double doors lead into a KITCHEN/DINING ROOM completed with fitted units with timber worktop over, integrated dishwasher, oil fired aga, fridge and matching dresser style units, Belfast sink with mixer tap, wall mounted glazed units and plate rack. The LIVING ROOM is triple aspect with book shelving and wood burner on a corner hearth. The BATHROOM has a pedestal wash basin, roll top claw foot bath with mixer shower attachment, heated towel rail, close coupled WC and plumbing for washing machine. The double BEDROOM is a triple aspect room with vaulted ceiling.
The Cabin has its own enclosed lawned garden and patio area outside.OUTSIDE
The property is accessed over a long lane that meanders through mature woodland to the property. A gated entrance leads past the house to a gravelled parking area next to the house and which leads directly into the car port. landscaped, mainly lawned gardens surround the house and there is a large paved terrace which overlooks the remains of the former mill building and the river which is well below the property. In addition there is a highly productive VEGETABLE GARDEN with many raised beds.THE LAND
The land at Ash Mill lies in a ring fence of ABOUT 30 ACRES and comprises a highly attractive mix of mature, broadleaved woodland and wild flower meadows with the Mully Brook running along the northern boundary. There are highly attractive woodland walks through the valley and the property is a natural haven for wildlife. In addition the property enjoys about 350m of riparian rights over the Mully Brook.VIEWING
Strictly by appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.DIRECTIONS
From the A377 Taw Valley road and about a mile west of Chulmleigh at Leigh Cross take the turning signposted to Bridge Reeve. Proceed along this lane down towards the river, cross over the bridge and turn right. Continue along this lane and proceed up the hill into Ashreigney. On entering Ashreigney, where the road bears sharp left at Bush Corner continue straight on and at the next crossroads turn right. Proceed down Ham Hill for approximately one mile and take the next right turn immediately behind a small cottage. Stay on this lane, passing another property on the right, pass through a five bar gate and continue on this lane into the woodland. The property will be found after a quarter of a mile or so on the left.
Please note there is no street view image available for Ash Mill.SERVICES
Mains electricity, including a solar PV 3.9KW array. Private drainage system and private borehole water supply. Air source heat pump providing domestic hot water and underfloor heating throughout. Solar hot water tubes, heat recovery and ventilation system.