Illers Leary is set in a rural yet accessible location on the north side of a shallow valley approximately midway between South Molton and Barnstaple. The A361 (North Devon Link Road) is about three quarters of a mile and provides excellent road access to both towns with South Molton being the slightly closer, traditional market town with a good range of shops and amenities including weekly stock and pannier markets and schooling to secondary level. Barnstaple is the regional centre with its excellent commercial venues and a wide range of facilities and amenities. Local schooling is available at the renowned West Buckland School which is only two miles distant.
The A361 continues past South Molton and links via Tiverton to the M5 at junction 27, where there is also a station on the Paddington line at Tiverton Parkway.Description
Illers Leary is a highly attractive period property (Grade II listed) which is believed to date from the early 16th Century. Predominantly of stone and cob construction the house has plenty of character features including exposed beams and a large fireplace with bread oven in the kitchen.
Included with the property is a handy range of versatile buildings and a very useful holding of pasture with an area of woodland with a stream running through.Accommodation
The front door leads into the ENTRANCE HALL with exposed ceiling beams and a CLOAKROOM off with WC and wash basin. The LIVING ROOM has a fireplace with slate hearth, timber surround and mantel and is fitted with a wood burning stove. There is a range of book shelving to left hand side of the fireplace.
On the other side of the hall is the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with tiled floor and fitted with a range of units with worktops over, stainless steel sink with mixer tap, space for fridge and dishwasher and electric cooker point. Fitted range of wall cupboards. Character features includes a window seat and an inglenook fireplace with bread oven considered ideal for siting an Aga or similar range cooker. Next to the kitchen is the BOOT ROOM/UTILITY with plenty of coat hanging space and Belfast sink on a brick pillars with worktop to side with cupboards under. Plumbing for washing machine. Door to OLD DAIRY with fitted shelving and space for appliances.
On the FIRST FLOOR the GALLERIED LANDING leads to BEDROOM ONE, a large double room with Victorian fireplace with timber surround and mantel. The BATHROOM has a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled surround and fitted electric shower over. Wash basin, low-level WC and airing cupboard.
An INNER LANDING leads to BEDROOMS TWO and THREE, both double rooms.Outside
Illers Leary is approached from the country lane that passes the property via a five-bar gated entrance and a driveway that leads into the property. To the front of the house pedestrian gates lead through small front gardens enclosed by stone walling.
OUTBUILDINGS include a versatile steel framed SHED (60' x 55'), with concrete floor and open on three sides. Block built DOUBLE GARAGE / WORKSHOP (29' x 19') with power and light connected. Small stone and cob BARN and timber framed, open fronted BUILDING (19' x 19'). Adjoining the house is a former SHIPPON which currently houses a wood pellet hopper and boiler system. It is considered that this building offers potential to extend the existing accommodation, subject to the necessary consents being obtained.
The land at the property is mainly down to attractive pasture with an area of mature woodland with stream running through. In total the property extends to about 6.10 ACRES.Services
Mains water and electricity, private drainage. Wood pellet fired central heating via radiators.Viewing
Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.Directions
From the A361 North Devon Link Road about mid way between Barnstaple and South Molton, take the turning to the north signposted to West Buckland. At the next crossroads (Leary Cross) turn left. Continue on this country lane for about half a mile and the entrance to the property will be found on the right.