The Braddon Estate enjoys a peaceful, rural position in the beautiful North Devon countryside within the parish of Ashwater. It lies almost mid way between the A30 and Holsworthy. Nestled in the centre of its own secluded woodland, there are walking and horse riding opportunities around the numerous tracks and paths around the Estate. The two nearest primary schools, Ashwater and Halwill, are both rated "Good" by Ofsted, as are the two nearest secondary schools at Holsworthy and Launceston. The highly regarded Shebbear College boarding school is 10 miles to the north.
Popular North Cornwall surfing beaches lie 15 miles to the west, also offering excellent opportunities to walk, swim, sail, gig row and fish. There are far reaching views over unspoilt countryside to the south, with the Dartmoor hills forming a handsome back-drop, again offering excellent walking and outdoor pursuit opportunities.
The market town of Holsworthy, known for its weekly livestock and panier markets, boasts a Waitrose Supermarket, a wide range of shops, banks, professional services and agricultural suppliers. Local amenities are available in nearby Ashwater (3 miles), including a pub, church and village shop. The A30 dual-carriageway which links Truro and Exeter, can be joined at Broadwoodwidger and Okehampton (8 miles and 16 miles respectively).INTRODUCTION
The Braddon Estate lies within a ringfence, accessed over a 0.8 mile long shared concrete drive. The two properties neighbour each other and sit within a small hamlet of 8 other dwellings, which have all been part of the Estate in the past.LOT 1 - BRADDON FARMHOUSE - (4.19 Acres in all)
Braddon Farmhouse is an imposing Grade II Listed dwelling, mainly of cob construction under a slate roof. It is generously proportioned and believed to date back to the 17th Century. It has many character features including exposed timber beams, a spiral staircase and two inglenook fireplaces. The property has been occupied most recently as two dwellings with interlocking doors on both floors, but this is very easily reversed.
It now offers potential for modernisation and includes a Farmhouse Kitchen with built in Siemens electric ceramic hob, Neff oven/grill, extractor hood, quarry tiled floor and exposed beams. There are pine wall and floor mounted cupboards, with timber effect laminate work surfaces and a stainless steel double sink and drainer. The Sitting Room and Dining Room both have inglenook fireplaces. There is a second kitchen/breakfast room and a rather special orangery with a mature grape vine and attractive views over the very private rear garden and grounds.
On the first floor are 3 Double Bedrooms (The master bedroom is generously proportioned and has a walk-in wardrobe). There are two Family Bathrooms with roll top bath, WC, wash hand basin and shower. There is also a fireplace, built-in drying cupboard, 2 further storage cupboards and plumbing for a washing machine.OUTSIDE
The dwelling lies almost in the middle of its garden with large, established gardens surrounding it on all sides. There is a large pond in the front garden and in the rear garden are two greenhouses, a summer house, extensive lawned area and a comprehensive arboretum of established trees and shrubs. The garden leads into an attractive parcel of woodland (2.88 acres) that runs north until it meets the main drive, giving a purchaser an opportunity to bring in a more private access (subject to any consents required).SERVICES
Mains water and mains electricity and shared private drainage. Disconnected central heating system.WARNING
Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of lakes. Children and dogs are to be kept under control at all times please. Some of the ground maybe uneven. Covid viewing protocols are in place and will be clarified in writing to all those making viewing appointments.VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor's appointed Agents, Stags Launceston Office.DIRECTIONS
From Launceston take the A388 road north towards Holsworthy, passing through the village of St Giles on the Heath. After passing through Chapmans Well, take the second right hand turning beside the 3 wind turbines, signposted to Halwill, Ashwater and Blagdon Manor. Keep on this road for 2½ miles and at the first cross roads (Sandymoor Cross), turn right towards Ashwater. After ½ a mile take the first left into the entrance lane signposted Braddon and East Venn when this forks, bear left. Proceed into the woodland and continue to the end of the lane, past a turning left to the forestry barn. When the drive forks again, keep right and the entrance to Lot 1 shall be on the right, immediately before the single storey Byre (Lot 2). Please see the plan for access to the other lots. A For Sale Board has been erected where the drive turns off the road.