A delightfully positioned property in a peaceful hamlet enjoying stunning views. Wonderful vaulted kitchen / dining room, sitting room with wood burner, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en suite). Garage with studio over (annexe potential?). Cottage-style gardens of 0.4 of an acre. EPC Band F.
The property is situated on the edge of the hamlet of Stockleigh Pomeroy which lies in an unspoilt part of rolling Devon countryside, just 4 miles east of Crediton and 7 miles from the cathedral and university city of Exeter.INTRODUCTION
The property originated as a farm barn and became the village school around 1870 which continued until closing in 1937 when it was converted into a home. Since then successive owners have refurbished and extended the property, most latterly in 2013 with a fabulous vaulted kitchen / dining room which through bi-fold doors opens out onto the cottage-style gardens. The contemporary feel is balanced by the Victorian features in the former school end which has lofty ceilings, large sash windows as well as other period features.ACCOMMODATION
The impressive entrance hall has an open fireplace. The fabulous kitchen / dining room is at the heart of the house with Corian worktops under which are a range of cupboards and drawers plus range-style cooker with halogen hob. This fine room has a vaulted ceiling with two large Oak king pin trusses. Extensive bi-fold doors open to provide an unrivalled view over rolling Devon countryside. Off this is a walk-in larder, large airing cupboard, utilities and wc. The bedrooms are at each side of the house with the master bedroom and en suite bathroom plus bedroom 2 being at one side off the kitchen whilst the other two bedrooms are in the historic part of the property and include family bathroom and garden room with cooker point and external access giving potential for use as an independent annexe. The large sitting room is another fabulous room with wood burner and French doors out to a decking area and then steps down to the terrace. The original part of the property unusually has lofty ceiling heights. Some of the windows are double glazed while others are original sash windows.THE GROUNDS
A concrete drive sweeps around through the garden (with hardstanding for camper van) which leads up past the house to the large garage with plenty of room also for workshop / storage. A staircase leads up from the garage to a useful studio room above. The building offers potential for an annexe (subject to the necessary consents).
The gardens lie on all sides of the house with sweeping lawn adjoining unspoilt farmland with mature shrubs plus well-stocked flower borders. Paved terrace outside the kitchen and sitting room. Summerhouse, garden shed, raised beds, soft fruit area, apple, plum and fig trees plus aluminium greenhouse with vine. Overall the property amounts to about 0.4 of an acre.SERVICES
Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating (radiators) and underfloor heating in parts. Electric underfloor heating in parts.DIRECTIONS
From Cowley Bridge roundabout on the outskirts of Exeter, proceed on the A377 towards Crediton. After just over a mile, turn right signposted Langford and continue on this road going straight over at Shute Cross and continue through Efford and then through Raddon Cross. As one drops down the hill after a further mile, turn left at Blacksmiths Corner Cross signposted Stockleigh Pomeroy. Straight after Town Living House turn right and the property is on the right within a quarter of a mile.