Delightful former corn mill conversion within a rural setting with private parking, detached garage, extensive gardens and an additional paddock all totalling 1 Acre. Stream bordered. 1.5 miles from village. Ideal home or holiday let. EPC Band C.
The property enjoys a rural and peaceful position, surrounded by rolling farmland and pretty woodland, located just 1.5 miles away from the community spirited village of Shebbear. The village has a range of amenities such as a doctors surgery, primary school, Shebbear College, places of worship, village hall and local Inn. A regular bus service currently runs twice daily to Barnstaple on the North Devon Taw, to Bideford and the North Devon market town of Holsworthy around 9 miles away. There is also a mobile Post Office service in the village, each weekday, starting at around 9am. Shebbear is an extremely historic village with a 14th Century church with Saxon origins dating back to 1338, if you would like to know more about this delightful village the 2000 Millennium Book recalls the village's history.
The nearby port and market town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge approximately 11 miles away and offers a wide range of amenities including various shops, butchers, bakeries, pubs, restaurants and cafes. There is also places of worship, schooling for all ages (public and private) and 5 supermarkets. There is also access to the Tarka Trail which affords superb walks and cycle rides that extend beyond Torrington and Barnstaple.
The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 21 miles away and offers all the area's main shopping and commercial venues. There are also good transport opportunities via the A361 link road which connects to the motorway network at junction 27 of the M5.DESCRIPTION
Nestled within some of Devon's finest countryside is this beautiful detached stone cottage. Surrounded by rolling farmland this fabulous home was skilfully converted in 1999 from a former Cornmill and offers a characterful and spacious reverse level accommodation arranged over two floors, combining modern refinements with original period features. The 'wow factor' is stunning vaulted ceiling, open plan living room and kitchen with exposed A-frame ceiling beams. There is also a fabulous balcony looking out onto the gardens and surrounding countryside and a central staircase that leads to three bedrooms and bathroom. Outside, there are pretty landscaped gardens that wrap around the property with extensive off road parking and detached garage. Since the current vendors have owned the property they have made some fantastic new improvements which include a new farmhouse style kitchen with polished slate work surfaces, updated the shower room and outside completely landscaped the gardens and constructed a timber detached garage which is fully insulated and could be uses as a home office or studio. The owners have also managed to obtain planning permission to extend the property which would create a kitchen/breakfast room allowing more space in the living room. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions, is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises in brief;ACCOMMODATION
Entrance via wooden door into an open plan vaulted ceiling living/kitchen area with exposed A-frame wooden ceiling beams. This stunning room has a wood burning stove with a slate hearth, striped wood floor boards and doors to a timber balcony looking over the gardens, surrounding countryside and woodland along with pedestrian access to the front of the property. The kitchen is made up of freestanding Winkleigh Pine farmhouse units with polished slate work surfaces and a matching pine dresser. Slate and wooden panelled splash backs, window to side, space for a fridge freezer, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a Range cooker. There is a central staircase that leads to the ground floor with an under stairs cupboard, velux window allowing light to flood in and doors to the dining room/bedroom, two further bedrooms and bathroom. The dining room/bedroom has exposed ceiling beams and a door out to the gardens. The recently refitted bathroom comprises sink, WC, double shower cubicle with mains shower and radiator. There is also a useful utility area off the second bedroom with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, shelving and a door out to the gardens.PLANNING PERMISSION
On the 31st May 2016, the vendors were granted planning permission for a single storey extension to the property to create a kitchen/breakfast room and WC. Plans can obtained from Torridge District Council planning website REF: 1/0340/2016/FULOUTSIDE
A stone chipping driveway allows off street parking for multiple vehicles with space for a motor home or boat. There is a detached timber garage, which is fully insulated with a slate roof, double doors, light and power. There is also a wooden shed, log store and chipping pathway that leads to the front door. The front garden in mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs, water tap and a small wooden gate, with a pathway that leads down to the rear garden. The rear garden has been lovingly landscaped with an ornamental pond, lawn areas, wooden sleeper beds, seating and water features. A five bar gate leads to an area of copse with mature trees and a wooden shed. Additional gardens wrap around the property and are mainly laid to lawn. Across the lane there is an additional area of land totalling around 3 /4 acre and stream bordered.DIRECTIONS
From Bideford Quay with the River Torridge on your left hand side, proceed towards Torrington on the A386. Continue until reaching the village of Landcross. Turn right, signposted towards Holsworthy. Stay on this road passing through the villages of Saltrens, Monkleigh and Frithelstockstone. Upon entering Stibb Cross follow signs towards Shebbear. Stay on this road for 2 miles taking the right hand turning at the chapel before the road bends to the left. Continue down the hill where the property can be found on the left hand side.SERVICES
Mains electricity. Private drainage and water supply (borehole). Oil central heating.