The property is situated in an elevated position on the fringes of the hamlet of Down St Mary. This sits a mile from the A377. There is a local convenience store / post office at Copplestone 2 miles away. The popular market town of Crediton (7 miles) has an excellent range of day-to-day amenities including supermarkets, banks, sports facilities, shops and well regarded schooling. There is a railway station on the Tarka Line (Exeter to Barnstaple) at Morchard Road (1.5 miles).DESCRIPTION
Higher Living farmhouse is a handsome, detached, unlisted, period property dating from 1855. Of stone elevations under a slate tiled roof, it offers accommodation of over 2,000sq ft over two floors.
The current owners have undertaken a comprehensive and impressive schedule of renovation and improvement to both the house and the grounds. Works on the house have been both structural and cosmetic, including vastly improved insulation, some new windows, new membrane to roof on the extension, new bespoke Ashgrove kitchen and redecoration. For a full list of works please revert to the agent. The Owners have also carried out a full conversion of a former outbuilding creating a modern, spacious and self contained one bedroom annexe.ACCOMMODATION
The reception hall has flagstone flooring. The sitting room has an oak floor together with a recently installed fireplace and wood burning stove. The drawing room has flagstone flooring and fireplace with inset multi-fuel stove. The kitchen, fitted by Ashgrove Kitchens of Crediton, has a wide range of matching units together with central island and Rangemaster cooker. Integral appliances include dishwasher and fridge freezer. Off the kitchen is a dining room with patio doors to the terrace. Off this is a useful boot room with units and sink. Off the inner hallway is a utility room with shower and cloakroom.
On the first floor are three double bedrooms, the master having a modern en suite shower room. The family bathroom comprises, bath, shower cubicle, wc and basin as well as recently fitted Corian surfaces.
A former outbuilding has recently undergone a full conversion to create a spacious, self contained annexe. The annexe is divided over two floors providing an open plan kitchen/sitting room on the ground floor and double bedroom with en suite on the first floor. There is the potential to extend the annexe further, subject to gaining the necessary consents.THE GROUNDS
The property is approached from the lane via a five bar wooden gate with a wide drive that sweeps up to the house to a large parking and turning area. Adjoining this is a substantial garage with recently installed electric roller door. Either side of the drive are level lawns. To the rear of the property is an enclosed courtyard with wood shed and greenhouse. On the southern side of the property is a large paved terrace. The remainder of the grounds comprise a gently sloping paddock of approximately two acres with post-and-rail fencing and small copse. There is a large agricultural barn/tractor store which would be ideal for conversion into stabling if required. Stone tool shed. Overall the property amounts to about 2.94 acres.SERVICES
Mains water. Mains electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Shared private drainage.DIRECTIONS
From Exeter proceed on the A377 through Crediton and Copplestone. Once out of Copplestone turn left after a further mile signposted Waterbridge Golf. Continue for just under a mile and the property is the first property on the left as you enter the village of Down St Mary.