Rosie Banks lies in an accessible position overlooking the Taw Valley within walking distance of the village of Umberleigh which, provides amenities including a primary school with a nursery, a public house (The Rising Sun) and a station on the Barnstaple to Exeter Tarka Line.
The local area is renowned for its outdoor pursuits including riding, fishing, walking, cycling and golf at Libbaton and High Bullen. About seven miles to the east are the market town of South Molton and the A361 (North Devon Link Road) and the regional centre of Barnstaple is eight miles to the north.
The Exmoor National Park and sandy beaches of Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe are all within a short drive.DESCRIPTION
Rosie Banks is an attractive rural small-holding which has been improved significantly by the present owner who runs a successful farm-stay bed and breakfast. The house has wonderful views over the Taw Valley and is very well presented with large windows providing a lot of natural light.
On the ground floor the spacious entrance hall has a downstairs cloakroom and opens into the drawing room, sitting room and kitchen with a hidden door opening into the dining room. These rooms all have fine views and the kitchen includes an electric (Economy 7) four-oven AGA. There is one double bedroom on the ground floor with an en-suite shower room with w.c.
Stairs lead up to the second floor where there are three double bedrooms, two with dual aspect. The master bedroom has a triple aspect, a large picture window and an en-suite bathroom with a free-standing bath, separate shower cubicle, wash-basin and w.c. In addition there is a further bathroom.
Outside, the house is surrounded by a gravel garden to the front, with driveway and parking for four cars. Raised beds are used to grow herbs, salads, asparagus and onions with storage provided by a timber garden shed.
The TIMBER BARN (13.72m x 12.19m / 45' x 40') is of steel-frame construction with timber boarded elevations and it is divided internally for hay / fodder storage and loose housing.
The GENERAL PURPOSE BARN (21.12m x 4.83m / 66' x 16') includes individual loose boxes for animals and a workshop.
The land is all down to grass with a west and south facing aspect. In 2019 it produced 27 round bales and 152 small bales of hay.SERVICES
Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water and an electric (Economy 7) AGA.TENURE
The property is freehold and is registered on the Land Registry.FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale. Please note that the wood-burner is being retained by the vendor.PLANNING
Rosie Banks is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition (AOC). The dwelling can be occupied by persons employed or last employed locally in agriculture.LOCAL AUTHORITY
North Devon District Council. Telephone: 01271 327711 (www.northdevon.gov.uk).
Council Tax: Band E.VIEWING
Viewing is strictly by prior appointment. Please contact Stags (01769 572263 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an appointment.DIRECTIONS
From Umberleigh, proceed towards South Molton on the B3227. Pass the primary school and continue up the hill for approximately 500 yards and turn left towards Hoe and Hawkridge. Continue for 200 yards and Rosie Banks will be found on the left.