Lower Longwood occupies a delightful and peaceful rural setting surrounded by its own land, along with fantastic views overlooking the Torridge Valley. Equidistant between both Highampton with its popular Inn, school, outreach Post Office and Sheepwash with its renowned pub and community store/Post Office combined. A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in Okehampton. From Okehampton there is direct access to Dartmoor National Park, with hundreds of square miles of superb, unspoilt scenery. There is also access to the A30 providing a direct link to the city of Exeter and the M5 motorway.INTRODUCTION
Lower Longwood is set in a beautiful location offering an outstanding combination of residential, amenity, farmland and woodland elements. Over a 20 year period the property has been restored using natural materials, including stone and cob elevations with an oak timber frame, to create a modern and contemporary style property with a traditional twist. Throughout the house there are beautifully handmade oak doors, panelling, flooring, windows and shutters, together with traditional stone flooring, including York stone, Marland brick, flagstone slate, all with underfloor heating on the ground floor supplied from the energy efficient water source heat pump. The use of oak, rendered stone and cob walling throughout the property gives a natural and very calming feel. The property is surrounded by attractive gardens which lead down to the amenity lake, meadows and woodland. The newly constructed garage includes an Annexe (requiring completion) with planning consent for ancillary accommodation to the house.ACCOMMODATION
The floorplan shows the extent of the living accommodation, in brief, comprises front door opening to the Sitting Room with York stone flooring, large open fireplace with two bread ovens, oak panelling and under-stairs cupboard. Drawing Room with original Marland brick flooring, oak panelling, exposed oak ceiling and large oak frame windows with views out towards the lake, fireplace fitted with wood burner. Boot Room with rear door to covered porch. Kitchen/Dining Room with large oak frame windows offering fantastic views overlooking the gardens and open countryside. Fitted kitchen with solid fuel Rayburn, stainless steel sink and drainer, single oak base unit with shelving (Freestanding steel cabinet, steel table and oak table are excluded). Beautifully crafted oak trap door opens to oak stairs down to Wine Cellar, fitted with handcrafted slate worktops and oak shelving. Stairs lead up to first and second floors.
Bedroom 1 has a vaulted ceiling and exposed oak frame, large gallery windows with views looking out over the lake and woodland. En-Suite bathroom with wash hand basin, large walk-in shower and WC. Family Bathroom with built-in cupboards, sink unit. Steps up to sunken bath with outstanding views. Wall mounted WC. Two further Bedrooms, one fitted with a single bunk unit. Cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. Stairs lead up to a loft area providing storage and Barn Owl accommodation.GARAGES, STUDIO, STORE AND OFFICE
Constructed of oak frame with part reinforced concrete panel and timber clad elevations. Planning was granted to provide ancillary accommodation to the residential use of the dwelling known as Lower Longwood Farm. Planning Reference 01217/2011. Fully connected with water, electricity and drainage. 4-Bay Garage area with concrete floor and space for Studio/Office. Annexe accommodation requires a final fit out.THE GROUNDS AND OUTBUILDINGS
Surrounding the property is a large lawn garden with chestnut fencing and gates opening to the meadow and amenity lake. To the rear of the property is a raised natural garden with seating area. Orchard planted with apples, damson, plum and walnut trees. Outbuildings include a Basement Utility providing a useful storage area as well as housing the water source heat pump, pressure valve and hot water tanks. Garden Store of timber construction used a chicken house and log store.THE LAKE AND LAND
Attractive amenity lake suitable for trout with Jetty and Camping platform. The meadows provide grazing land and the woodland is made of predominantly mixed deciduous trees with some poplar and conifer, providing amenity, conservation and sporting appeal. Further land is available.SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Broadband (fibre) to the house and annexeACCESS
Access to the public highway at points 'A' and 'C'. Access track owned between point 'B' to 'C'. Lots 2 & 3 has rights of access between points A to B and:
Lot 2 - right of way between points 'B' to 'X' , contributing 30% track maintenance.
Lot 3 - right of way between points 'B' to 'Y', contributing 20% track maintenance.
Third party rights between 'B' to 'Z' contributing 20% maintenance.COVENANTS/EASEMENTS
Lot 2 will have the right to connect into the electricity transformer located on the property and cross the lane with a water pipe.
Lower Longwood will have a covenant over Lot 2, restricting the use of the barn to residential with no commercial uses permitted and its woodland and land will be for agricultural and equestrian uses onlyDIRECTIONS
From Hatherleigh heading north on the A386, take the 1st turning left signposted Totleigh. Continue for approximately 3 miles and the entrance to Lower Longwood can be found on the left hand side just passing over a small bridge.