Detached thatched period 4 bedroom farmhouse in stunning rural setting. Superb location with no near neighbours. Paddocks and woodland. Quarter mile of single & double bank fishing on River Lew. Large barn with potential. EPC Band D. (7.5 Acres)
The property occupies a peaceful rural setting enjoying an elevated aspect across the valley of the River Lew. Only approximately 2 miles from Hatherleigh, the property enjoys a high degree of peace and seclusion in what must be one of the most unspoilt parts of Devon.
Hatherleigh is a popular market town offering a traditional range of amenities including a small supermarket, various shops, art gallery and café, along with fish and chip shop, post office and garage. The town has three public houses and also benefits from a primary school, health centre, veterinary surgery and weekly farmers market and cattle sales. There are various sporting facilities together with an excellent modern community hall. A more comprehensive range of facilities can be found in the larger town of Okehampton, with its excellent range of shops and services, three supermarkets including a Waitrose and a range of Nationally and locally owned businesses. Okehampton also has a modern state of the art hospital, leisure centre and schooling from infant to a-level standard. From Okehampton there is direct access to the A30 dual carriageway providing a direct link west into Cornwall or east to the cathedral and university city of Exeter with its M5 motorway and intercity rail and international air connections. The countryside around Hatherleigh is well known for its riding, walking and sporting facilities with fishing on the Torridge and walking and riding on the Tarka Trail and the Granite Way. The nearby Dartmoor National Park offers hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery, whilst there is also easy access to the north and south coasts of Devon and Cornwall with some delightful beaches and attractive coastal scenery.
Furze Hill Farm presents a unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II listed thatched Devonshire farmhouse which has been the subject of considerable improvement within recent years. The house itself offers spacious, well appointed accommodation of considerable character which benefits from oil fired central heating. From the house and grounds there are superb views across immediately adjoining farmland and woodland. The property has a useful amount of land incorporating areas of wild flower meadows, together with woodland and approximately 200 metres of single and some double bank fishing on the River Lew. In addition there is a useful two storey barn currently used as garaging/stabling, but which has potential for a variety of uses such as annexe, studio, holiday cottage etc, subject to the necessary consent.
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With window to front, open stone fireplace with woodburning stove on slate hearth. Fitted cupboards to alcove at side, timber panelling to dado height, recessed ceiling lighting, radiator, travertine tiled floor.
With window to front, inglenook fireplace (currently closed) with clome oven recess and stone hearth. Exposed ceiling timbers, radiator, staircase to first floor.
Window to front with bench seat, window to side. Massive inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework to side, stone hearth and clome oven, fitted Stovax woodburning stove. Massive bressumer beam above. Exposed ceiling timbers and timbering to one wall. Radiator.
With two windows to rear, fitted book shelving to alcove. Access to loft storage space above, radiator, telephone point.
Having recently been re-fitted and having an extensive range of solid beech block worksurfaces with a range of units in cream. Inset single drainer ceramic sink with mixer. Space for propane range cooker, extractor above. Fitted larder cupboards. Fitted dishwasher. Double aspect windows. Part timber panelled walls. A high level china shelf runs right around the room. Radiator. Travertine tiled floor.
With windows to rear and side. Part glazed door to rear. Secondary staircase to first floor. Radiator. Travertine tiled floor.
Having single drainer stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine. Two windows to rear.
Comprising large fully tiled tiled shower cubicle with electric shower unit and screen door. Pedestal wash basin. Low level wc. Radiator. Extractor vent.
With part glazed door to rear. Radiator. Travertine tiled floor.
With staircase access from sitting room.
With window to front. Deep alcove/wardrobe with hanging rail. Exposed timbers to ceiling and one wall, radiator.
Window to front. Stone fireplace. Alcove wardrobe with rail. Radiator.
With stairs from rear hall. Built in linen cupboard and fitted book shelving.
Window to front with rural aspect and further window to rear. Exposed A frame timbers. Access to roof space. Radiator.
With two windows to side with attractive rural aspect. Extensive range of fitted book shelving. Built in airing cupboard having hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Radiator.
White suite comprising panelled bath with tiled splash backing, pedestal wash basin with tiled splash backing, low level wc. Radiator. Window to front with rural aspect.
From the council roadway, a five bar gate gives access to a long private tree lined driveway which leads to a large gravelled forecourt area to the front of the house. This area provides parking and turning space for a number of vehicles. Detached barn of part stone construction under a galvanised iron roof and incorporating garage 19'4' x 16'9' with power and light connected, double timber doors and concrete floor. Workshop/store 14'8' x 10'. At the rear of the ground floor is a large galvanised iron single storey store 33' x 20'. An internal staircase gives access to a large first floor area 30' x 15'4' with three sky lights and exposed A frame timbers. This area is fully floored. Although planning has not been applied for, plans have been drawn up to convert the barn into an annexe unit incorporating; ground floor lobby, store and feed/tack room with large conservatory at rear and two first floor bedrooms and bathroom.
The gardens lie to the rear and side of the property with a variety of mature trees and shrubs, together with an orchard area. From the gardens there are some delightful views across the Lew Valley and surrounding countryside. There is a path around the house and an externally mounted oil fired central heating boiler. The land comprises a number of wild flower meadows extending from the property down towards the River Lew. The area around the river is a particularly attractive environment attracting a wide variety of wildlife. There is approximately 200 metres of single and some double bank fishing and across the river is a further area of paddock and some attractive woodland. The property would be of particular appeal to those with equestrian interests and the river and woodland adds a further attractive dimension to the property. The gardens and land total approximately 7.7 acres.
From Okehampton proceed out of the town in a northerly direction taking the A386 to Hatherleigh. At the mini roundabout on the edge of Hatherleigh turn left towards Holsworthy. After a short distance take the first turning left towards Northlew. Follow this lane for approximately 2 miles until reaching Gribbleford Bridge and here take the right hand turning signposted Rutleigh. Proceed for approximately ¼ of a mile where upon the entrance to Furzehill Farm will be found upon the left hand side.
Strictly by appointment through the agents Stags on .
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage.
West Devon Borough Council,
Devon PL19 0BZ
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