Steps House occupies an enviable unspoilt rural setting lying only one mile to the north east of Okehampton. The town of Okehampton itself is situated on the northern fringes of the Dartmoor National Park famed for its hundreds of square miles of superb unspoiled scenery. The town offers a wide range of local shops, services and amenities together with three supermarkets, which include a Waitrose. From the town there is direct access onto the A30 dual carriageway providing a link west into Cornwall or east to the cathedral and university city of Exeter with its M5 motorway, main line rail and international air connections.DESCRIPTION
Steps House was believed to have been rebuilt in the 1990's, Originally believed to date from the 17th century, the property has original character features, and the accommodation includes an adjoining barn. Currently utilised as one home but with the potential for dual occupation if required. The property is double glazed and has gas fired central heating at ground level. Externally the property is approached via its own private driveway giving a good degree of peace and seclusion. Outside the property offers areas of formal and vegetable garden, a secret quarry garden and three paddocks, ideally suited for those wanting a smallholding, or those with equestrian interests. There is a generous galvanised barn and field shelter and attractive Dartmoor views can be enjoyed from the land. In total the land extends to 3.8 acres.ACCOMMODATION
Via glazed door to Garden Room: windows and part glazed door to front together with Velux double glazed roof light, wide tiled shelf running the length of the room, pine boarded ceiling with fitted spotlight tracking, slabbed floor, door to:
Study: window and door to front, wide tiled shelf, fitted cupboards to one wall. Track lighting. Kitchen/Dining Room: Kitchen Area: Fitted with a range of hand made timber units incorporating Belfast sink, slate tiled work surface with cupboard and drawers under, tiled splash backing. Fitted wall shelving, window to side with far reaching rural aspect, exposed ceiling timber. Dining Area: Inglenook fireplace with original massive Oak bressemer timber, fitted 'Living Flame' gas stove ( not currently used) and clome oven. From the dining area, an attractive turned pine staircase gives access to the first floor, understairs store cupboard, telephone points, slate tiled floor. Rear Lobby/Utility Area : slate floor, space for fridge /freezer, plumbing for washing machine, worcester gas fired central heating boiler, door to rear courtyard and door to Shower Room: - Walk in tiled shower with Mira mixer shower tap, tiled floor and screen door, pedestal wash basin, low level wc, bidet, low level obscure windows, pine boarded ceiling, heated towel rail, tiled shelf. Bedroom 1 - A light and airy room with full height vaulted ceiling with exposed A-Frame timbers. Two windows to front, one with slate sill, Velux double glazed roof light, further window to side with panoramic views across surrounding countryside. Range of wardrobes / store cupboards to one wall incorporating built in linen cupboard and large wardrobes. En Suite Cloakroom: Low level wc, pedestal wash basin, extractor vent, shaver point and light.
Kitchen (secondary), this room could be utilised as a dining room or similar, single drainer stainless steel sink unit with cabinets under, adjoining tiled work surface with space under, window and part glazed door to courtyard, connecting door to main house, tiled floor. Step up to Sitting Room - full height vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers and A-Frames, two high level windows and further opaque window to side. 'Living Flame' gas stove on raised hearth (not used), fitted cupboards, tv point, separate telephone line, slab floor, an open tread staircase gives access to: Bedroom 2: a mezzanine room with window overlooking the courtyard and Velux double glazed roof light, exposed timbers and A-Frames, pine floor boards. En Suite - Fully tiled shower cubicle with 'Triton' electric shower unit and screen door, pedestal wash basin, low level we, obscured glazed window, heated towel rail, extractor vent, shaver point and light, pine floor boarding.OUTSIDE
The property is approached from the road via a private lane which also gives access to two other properties. From this lane Steps House has its own driveway which gives gateway access to the paddocks and leads through the gardens down to the front of the house. Large parking / turning area with space for a number of vehicles, Immediately to the front of the house there is an attractive garden area with fish pond and rockery surround, shrub / flower bed, gravelled path and patio with two outside taps. The driveway is bordered by areas of lawned garden with trees and shrubs. Former quarry which is a delightful 'secret Garden' with a large pond, shrubs and trees forming a nature conservation area. A pathway to the side of the house leads to a former fruit garden with poly tunnel and chicken run. To the other side of the house a gateway gives access to a side covered passageway with door to WORKSHOP/STORE. Gravelled pathway gives access to a private courtyard with mature shrubs and concrete path / patio. To the other side of the main driveway is a large former vegetable garden and large galvanised iron Pole Barn with outside tap.
From the driveway a gate gives access to one of the Paddocks: which offers a Field Shelter 13' x 10', and connecting gateway to further Larger Paddock: having road frontage and open views towards the Dartmoor National Park, the paddock is well fenced and bordered by trees and hedges, on the right of the drive is a further triangle shaped paddock. The gardens and paddocks total approximately 3.8 acres. Mains water connected.DIRECTIONS
From Okehampton proceed cut of the town as if towards Exeter, proceeding up Exeter Road. At the traffic lights adjacent to the Police station turn left as if for Crediton, and at the mini roundabout, take the second exit and continue up Crediton Road for approximately 1.3 Miles. The entrance to Webber Hill will found on the left hand side, between the turning for Chichacott on the left and Glendon on the right. Turn into this lane and the driveway for Steps house will be found after a short distance on the left hand side.SERVICES
Mains electric, water, gas and private drainage.AGENTS NOTE
There is a right of way across one of the paddocks, for the adjoining landowner to access his field.