Superb period cottage with stunning gardens, paddock and stables. Period Thatched Cottage. Grade II Listed. Village Edge Location. Versatile Character Accommodation.
Delightful Landscaped Gardens. Large Detached Stable Block. Paddock. In All Approx 3.5 Acres.
The property lies on the very edge of Dolton, a self contained rural community set amidst rolling countryside. There is a village store, post office, church, primary school and two local inns together with social clubs and activities. There is easy access to Torrington, together with the principle town of Barnstaple with a range of shops and supermarkets.
Okehampton and Exeter are within easy travelling distance, Exeter having a major shopping centre, M5 motorway, mainline rail and international air connections. This particular part of Devon is well known for riding, walking, fishing and outdoor pursuits, with easy access to the north coasts with delightful beaches and rugged scenery.DESCRIPTION
Northbrook comprises a period detached thatched Grade II Listed property, believed to date from the 17th Century with earlier origins. The house itself offers spacious character accommodation benefitting from oil fired central heating and original windows having double glazed interior panels. The property retains many character features including inglenook fireplaces and exposed timbers. The grounds are delightfully landscaped with lawns and a huge variety of specimen trees and shrubs together with areas of woodland and a paddock. A stream runs through the gardens and there is a large versatile stable block.ACCOMMODATION
Entrance Hall with staircase to Bedroom 1. Kitchen, double aspect, granite worktops with extensive range of fitted cupboard and drawer units, fitted electric double oven, dishwasher and ceramic hob, single bowl sink, space for fridge and larder/store. Dining Room, two windows overlooking the gardens, corner stone fireplace with Efel oil fired stove, exposed timbers. Snug, two windows overlooking the gardens, fitted book/display shelving and exposed ceiling timbers. Sitting Room, a delightfully spacious double aspect room overlooking gardens with massive inglenook fireplace, antique bacon cupboard and tiled floor. Stairs to first floor. Utility Room with cupboards and drawers. Lobby Area and leading through to the Bathroom, comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, low level wc, tiled splash backings. Built in airing cupboard, plumbing for automatic washing machine. Oil fired central heating boiler.
First Floor Bedroom 4. Served by its own staircase and currently used as a guest room, this exceptionally spacious room has painted timber panelling and windows overlooking the gardens. The bedroom area is separated from a further Study/Sitting Room by a pine bedstead/bookcase division. Further fitted book shelving and access to roof space.
First Floor Landing. Bedroom 3, windows overlooking gardens, range of fitted cupboards, dressers and built in wardrobe. Bedroom 2. Window with delightful garden aspect. Built in wardrobe. Bedroom 1, window overlooking gardens, range of fitted oak bedroom furniture including double wardrobe, dressing table and shelving. Bathroom, comprising panelled bath in
tiled surround, pedestal wash basin, low level wc and fitted linen/store cupboard.OUTSIDE
The property is approached from the lane via a gravelled and granite set driveway, leading to the side of the house where is a large gravelled parking/turning area for a number of vehicles. The driveway area is bordered by lawn, trees and shrubs. Detached Stable Block of stone and block construction beneath a slate roof, in a U shape configuration around a stable yard. Two Stables and Tack Room and Large Barn with adjoining storage with drive through carriage doors. Adjoining Greenhouse. The building is suitable for a variety of uses and may have potential for conversion to annexe, letting unit or dwelling subject to consent.
The stunning gardens are a feature of Northbrook. There are extensive lawned areas which have been landscaped by the present owners and stocked with a huge variety of specimen shrubs and trees. There is a wealth of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias and spring bulbs together with many other shrubs. In addition there are a variety of specimen trees, some unusual, including Snowy Mespil and Gingko. A stream runs through the grounds with bridges linking the two parts of the gardens. There are terraced areas, vegetable garden and areas of woodland with pathways and pond/bog garden areas. Immediately around the house are gravelled pathways with a patio area and a climbing pear. Behind the stables and above the gardens is an area of pasture paddock, bordered by hedge and fencing with a copse of Aspen, together with willows, crab apples, Chinese Firs and Bhutanese Pine. The gardens and grounds total approximately 3.5 acres.DIRECTIONS
From Okehampton proceed out of the town taking the A3215 Crediton Road. 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 1 mile fork left signposted to Winkleigh. Continue past Winkleigh on the A3124 until reaching Dolton Beacon and here turn left signposted Dolton. In the centre of the village turn right onto Brook Road signposted Beaford and Torrington and the entrance will be found after a short distance upon the left hand side.SERVICES
Mains Electricity and Water. Private Drainage.