Detached eco home with contemporary living accommodation and delightful gardens. 2 en suite bedrooms, study & cloakroom Garage & utility. Ground source heat pump with under floor, heating, solar PV providing energy and income, rain water harvesting. EPC Band C.
Beeches is located towards the edge of the popular rural village of Winkleigh, and offers an attractive aspect from the rear across the adjoining countryside towards the hills of Dartmoor. Winkleigh has a good range of facilities including village stores, post office, butcher, primary school, pre school, public houses, veterinary and doctors surgeries and a village church. There are a good range of community activities for all ages based around the community centre, village hall and sports hall. The village has good local transport services with daily buses to Exeter and Barnstaple and also a service to Okehampton. The property is just a 10 minute drive from Eggesford Station on the branch line to Exeter. Okehampton is situated on the northern fringes of the Dartmoor National Park has an excellent range of shops and services, three supermarkets including a Waitrose, modern hospital, leisure centre and expanding sixth form college. Crediton is also easily accessible as is Exeter with its major shopping centre, main line rail, international air and M5 motorway connections. The north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall are easily accessible with attractive beaches and delightful coastal scenery, whilst the Torridge Valley offers many opportunities for fishing and outdoor pursuits, together with riding and cycling on the Tarka Trail.DESCRIPTION
Beeches is a fine example of an individual eco home, built by the current vendor in 2009. The property is clad with European cedar and the double glazed windows are aluminium powder coated with minimal maintenance. There are attractive limed oak floors throughout, providing underfloor heating, which is heated by a ground source heat pump with geothermal loops, currently providing a quarterly income payment from Ofgem. Further benefits include Solar PV, which provides energy and further income, whilst the rainwater harvesting system supplies the exterior taps, toilet flushing and washing machine. A specifically designed ventilation/heat recovery system is fitted which provides a quiet environment with no internal fans.
Fly screens have been fitted to some of the doors and the windows to allow for untroubled opening, particularly during the summer months. There is a master key system for outside doors and keyless entry is provided on the sheltered rear entrance. The property sits in delightful well stocked gardens, providing areas of patio, lawned areas, vegetable plot and fruit garden, The rear veranda provides a delightful aspect across the gardens and provides shelter and shield from the south facing lounge and master bedroom from overheating in the summer. Further benefits include ample off road parking and a garage.ACCOMMODATION
Via front door to ENTRANCE HALL: Access to loft space with light and power connected and being part boarded. Doors opening to: BEDROOM 2: With attractive fitted shutters to the windows, built in double wardrobe cupboard and built in shelved cupboard. Door to: EN SUITE WET ROOM: being fully tiled and with white suite comprising WC, wash hand basin, shower unit and heated towel rail. Stainless steel radiator. CLOAKROOM: Tiled floor, WC, wash hand basin with tiled splash backs. BEDROOM 1: A light room with bi-fold doors to the rear veranda and an attractive views across the gardens. Window to side aspect, and access to the dressing area, with hanging space and open access to the EN SUITE WET ROOM: being fully tiled with WC, bidet, shower unit, chrome heated towel rail and window to the side aspect. Stainless steel radiator. The main living space is a large open plan area, the SITTING ROOM has a woodburning stove with slate hearth, and large bi-folding doors to the sheltered terrace and rear garden. Further door to rear veranda. The DINING ARE splits the lounge and kitchen and is a large space offering ample room for entertaining. The KITCHEN is attractively fitted with a range of base cupboards and drawers and a good sized breakfast bar. Inset five ring gas LPG hob and fitted oven, with space for microwave above, space for upright fridge freezer. 11/2 bowl stainless steel sink and drainer and window to rear. Adjoining the kitchen is a large WALK IN LARDER, providing ample storage space. Adjacent is a useful OFFICE/STUDY: With a window to the lounge. A door gives access to the integral GARAGE, which houses the solar pv and has an electric up and over door and a hatch gives access to the roof space. Light and power connected. Door to UTILITY ROOM: single bowl sink and drainer, plumbing and space for washing machine, ground source heat pump, stable door and window to rear.OUTSIDE
The property is accessed via a five bar gate between brick pillars, opening to an extensive gravelled drive and parking area, giving access to the garage and extending to a covered pergola. The front gardens have been attractively landscaped and incorporate many mature trees, plants, shrubs, bushes and flower borders. Lawned area with nature pond and timber STORAGE SHED with decking to the front. To the left of the property is a good sized POLYTUNNEL, with gates behind opening to a patio area and provides disabled access if required. To the right is a paved area, leading around to the rear veranda which extends across the rear of Beeches. The main gardens lie below the property and consist of a productive vegetable patch and fruit garden, currently producing gooseberries, blackberries, raspberries and tayberries, Areas of lawn are interspersed with mature flower, shrubs and bushes and mature trees which include two copper beech. The lower part of the garden provides further areas of lawn with a SUMMER HOUSE and composting area. From the rear there are attractive views across the surrounding countryside towards the hills of Dartmoor.DIRECTIONS
From Okehampton proceed in a north easterly direction taking the Crediton Road the B3215. After approximately 4 miles turn left at Belstone Corner, just before the railway bridge signposted to Sampford Courtenay. At the mini roundabout turn right onto the A3072 and after approximately a mile fork left signposted to Winkleigh and then left again, following signs for Winkleigh. Continue on this road until reaching the village, proceeding to the T-junction on the edge of the village, whereupon turn left and after approximately 50 yards turn right following signs for Wembworthy. Continue along this road for a short distance, where upon Beeches will be found upon your right hand side, identified by a Stags for sale board.SERVICES
Mains Electricity, Water and Drainage.