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Black Torrington, Beaworthy
Guide price £1,295,000 | 7 bedrooms | 1.1 acres

Property features

• Former Rectory
• 7 Bedrooms
• 6 Reception Rooms
• 3 Bathrooms/En Suites
• Garage & Outbuildings
• 1.1 acres
• Village Location
• Superbly Presented
• Council Tax Band G
• Freehold

The property is situated towards the edge of the popular village of Black Torrington. An attractive rural community in the heart of the Devonshire countryside. The village lies within the Torridge valley and offers a range of local facilities which include an Ofsted-rated Outstanding Primary School, Village Hall with Post Office facility, well-maintained communal playing field with tennis court and soft-play area, gastro village pub and highly-regarded Doctors surgery. The internationally known private school of Shebbear College is also within easy driving distance. From the village there is easy access to the nearby market towns of Holsworthy, Hatherleigh and Okehampton. Holsworthy and Hatherleigh are both approximately a 15 minute drive away and offer a good range of local shops and services. The larger town of Okehampton is approximately a 20 minute drive away, offering a more comprehensive range of shops and supermarkets, education, recreational and leisure facilities, and is located on the northern fringes of the Dartmoor National Park.

A most impressive and substantial Grade II Listed former rectory, Believed to date from the early C19 with mid - late C19 extensions. This delightfully spacious and well presented family home offers elegant decor, with high ceilings and original features. This is complimented by high quality fittings throughout this beautiful home, which offers over 5,500 square feet of accommodation. The rectory was formerly occupied by the Reverend John 'Jack' Russell, known as "The Sporting Parson", who was the rector of Black Torrington in North Devon. He was an enthusiastic hunter and dog breeder, and was the original breeder of the famous Jack Russell Terrier. The house is set in attractive gardens and grounds of 1.1 acres, set in a private position but being within the heart of the popular rural village of Black Torrington.

An impressive Entrance Hall: with attractive staircase leads to the first floor, part parquet flooring and doors opening to the Cloakroom: with High level Wc, wash basin and hanging space for coats etc. Boiler Room: housing the oil fired central heating system for the house. Drawing Room: parquet flooring, bay sash window to side, fireplace with wood burning stove, decorative ceiling. Sitting Room: bay sash window to side, feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove, decorative cornicing, fitted cupboards. Dining Room: fitted cupboard, sash window to side. Breakfast Room: a superb room, extensively fitted with high quality oak and teak units, drawers and display cupboards, sink unit and drainer, stripped timber floor, glazed French doors opening to the garden. Kitchen: A superb dual aspect space, with A frame vaulted ceiling. extensive range of shaker-style cupboards and drawers under granite worktops. Integrated electric double oven and Aga for cooking and hot water. feature semi-circular breakfast bar, incorporating an original copper.
Office: fitted with a lovely bespoke French Walnut office suite and having dual aspect windows with vaulted A frame ceiling. Utility Room: Granite worktop with inset butler sink, cupboards under and plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble drier. matching wall and larder cupboards. Feature glass screen over well. Study: fitted cupboard window to front elevation.

First Floor Landing: range of fitted linen cupboards, window overlooking the drive and staircase to the attic room. Doors to, Principal Bedroom; bay window to side with countryside views, extensive built-in wardrobes and dressing table. En suite. large walk in shower cubicle with oversized shower head and screen door, bespoke vanity wash basin with silestone top and circular sinks, Wc There are a further six bedrooms on the first floor, all of which are doubles, a number having fitted wardrobes and sinks. Bedroom 2: also offers a En suite: comprising Wc, basin and shower cubicle. The Family Bathroom: superbly fitted with bespoke cupboards, twin sinks and silestone tops. Sunken bath with mixer shower attachment, large walk in shower, high level Wc. The attic room offers fitted cupboards and shelving.

The property is approached via electric gates which opens to a private driveway, which provides ample parking space at the front of the house and give access to the Garage and Outbuildings, which have light and power connected. Set above the garage is part-walled kitchen garden, with a greenhouse and range of fruit trees. The main gardens lie to the side and rear and are west and south-facing, There is a paved terrace to the south and decked terrace on the western side. The main gardens are primarily laid to lawn, bordered by established, plants shrubs, flowerbeds and a variety of trees. At the foot of the garden is a delightful copse which provides a haven for local wildlife.

From Okehampton town centre, proceed out of the town as if towards Hatherleigh and Torrington, after approximately 1.5 miles, turn right onto the A386 towards Hatherleigh. Continue along this road until reaching the roundabout on the edge of Hatherleigh and here turn left signposted to Holsworthy and Highampton. Proceed through the village of Highampton and take the next right hand turning at Windmilland Cross signposted to Black Torrington. Proceed down the hill and up the hill again towards the village, Proceed down past the Black River Inn and at the junction turn left into East Street (by the Primary School) and the property will be found after a short distance upon the left hand side.

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
Torridge District Council - Band G

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