• Private Desirable Rural Setting
• Good Access to M5 and Rail Links
• Lovely Grounds of c.3 Acres
• Many Unique Period Features
• Hot Tub with Valley Views
• Second Time to Market for over 60 Years
• EPC Rating - F
guide price £695, 000 - £725, 000
A substantial detached family residence set within c.3 acres of beautiful gardens in a select small community on the fringes of this former estate, offering versatile spacious accommodation over two floors with the potential for dual family occupation or a self-contained annexe cottage.
The exact date of build is unknown but there are many original features such as a feature inglenook fireplace, exposed timbers and the linen fold front door rumoured to have come from Westminster Abbey. Formerly part of the Wonham Estate, the property is nestled on the fringes of this quiet community, offering fantastic privacy and beautiful valley views.
The accommodation is presented over two floors with many unique features. A spacious reception hall with circular stone pillars welcomes you into the older part of the property with access to the Sitting Room, Drawing room and Sun Room, from which to enjoy the valley views. The formal Sitting/Dining room was an addition built, we believe, in the 1980's and is a lovely light and airy room with Minster stone fireplace and French doors leading to the front terrace.
The gardens are of particular note with some rare trees such as American Red Oak and Atlantic Cedar. A private drive leads from the lane with large parking area and access to the garage and car port. The remaining garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a lightly planted woodland area giving shade for those hot summer months with adjacent well stocked beds incorporating numerous plants and shrubs, providing a haven for butterflies and bees.
Period feature carved front door leading in to the:
Reception Hall 19'1" x 15'9" Max (5.82m x 4.8m Max). With tiled floor and stairs rising to the first floor. Feature exposed stone wall and circular stone pillar, under stair cupboard, doors to:
Sitting Room 21'1" (6.43m) Max x 16'5" (5m) Narrowing to 11'9" (3.58m). Dual aspect room with double glazed windows to the side and rear overlooking the gardens, feature single glazed period arch window, multi-fuel burner set on a stone hearth with matching surround, wood flooring, two double radiators, exposed ceiling timbers, archway to study area with wood flooring, wall mounted spot lights and door to:
Cloakroom White suite with WC, corner wash hand basin in tiled surround, radiator, leaded light window to rear and access to loft space.
Sun Room 21'3" x 9'5" Max (6.48m x 2.87m Max). A mixture of single and double glazed windows to three sides enjoying views over the garden and distant views of the surrounding woodland. With tiled flooring, hot tub and door leading to the garden.
Drawing Room 18'3" Max x 14'9" (5.56m Max x 4.5m). A lovely character room with inglenook fireplace, period bread oven and fire canopy, tiled floor, exposed ceiling timbers, large window seat to three walls with double glazed windows overlooking the front garden, double radiator, stone recess and leaded light display cupboard. Door to the:
Inner Hall With built-in cloaks cupboard, double radiator, part tiled floor, doors to:
Sitting/Dining Room 24'2" x 17'7" (7.37m x 5.36m). A stunning room with double glazed windows to the front and French doors leading out to the front terrace. Single glazed window to the rear, limestone floor, inset multi-fuel burner within Minster fireplace, two double radiators and one single radiator.
Inner Lobby With stairs rising to the first floor, double radiator and glazed door to the:
Utility Room 11'1" (3.38m) x 10' (3.05m) + 4' (1.22m) Recess. (Potential second kitchen). Fitted with a range of matching base cupboard and drawer units with roll edge work surface, 1 ½ bowl sink with mixer tap, 2 ring ceramic hob, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, built-in storage cupboards, part tiled walls, further range of matching wall cupboards, freestanding oil fired boiler serving the domestic hot water and heating, window to rear and tiled flooring.
Play/Hobby Room 12'6" (3.8m) Narrowing to 9'7" (2.92m) x 9'7" (2.92m) Max. Two windows to the rear, under stair cupboard, tiled floor, Belfast sink, double radiator, walk-in pantry with window to rear and door through to the:
Rear Lobby With opaque glazed stable door to the rear garden, built-in cupboard, double radiator, tiled floor and opening to the:
Store Room With opaque window to rear, tiled floor, part tiled walls (potential use for a bath or shower room).
Kitchen 12'1" x 9'2" (3.68m x 2.8m). A unique room with steps leading up to a breakfast seating area, the main kitchen fitted with matching base cupboard and drawer units with worktop surface, inset 1 ½ bowl single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, space and plumbing for dishwasher, fitted four ring electric hob with oven beneath and extractor fan over, built-in microwave, space for integrated fridge, further wall mounted shelving, double radiator. Double glazed windows from the breakfast area enjoying views over the rear garden and door to the:
Morning Room 14'1" (4.3m) x 7'11" (2.41m) + Door recess. Dual aspect room with windows to the side and rear enjoying views over the garden, double radiator and exposed floor boards
First Floor The first floor is approached via two separate staircases.
First Floor Landing With stairs leading up from the reception hall, access to roof space, double radiator, window to side enjoying views over the surrounding countryside and door to:
Bedroom 1 17' (5.18m) x 12'9" (3.89m) + 8'9" (2.67m) x 4'8" (1.42m). A lovely light and airy room with double glazed windows enjoying views over the gardens and surrounding countryside, two radiators, built-in cupboard, laminate wood floor, inset spot lights and door to the:
En-Suite Bathroom White suite incorporating a wood panelled bath in tiled surround with glazed shower screen and plumbed in shower over, wash bowl set on a tiled surface with shelving beneath, WC, window to rear, radiator and tiled flooring.
Bedroom 2 15'8" x 9'1" Max (4.78m x 2.77m Max). With double glazed window to the front enjoying views over the surrounding woodland and countryside, radiator.
Bathroom White suite comprising; tiled corner bath, WC, pedestal wash basin, part tiled walls, radiator, tiled floor and leaded light window to the rear.
Bedroom 3 18'10" (5.74m) Max x 10'10" (3.3m) + Dormer of 6'10" (2.08m) x 5'2" (1.57m). A beautiful interconnecting room with two windows to the front, built-in cupboards to either side, radiator and secondary door from this room leading on to the:
Second Landing With stairs leading down to the inner lobby and door to:
Bedrrom 4 12' (3.66m) x 10'9" (3.28m) Average Measurement. With Double glazed window to the rear overlooking the surrounding farmland, radiator. Steps from here lead up to a:
Further Landing With walk-in airing cupboard housing the water cylinder.
Bedroom 5 11'4" x 10'7" (3.45m x 3.23m). Double glazed window to the rear, again overlooking the surrounding farmland, double radiator. Door leading in to an:
Inner Landing With built-in wardrobe and doors to:
Bedroom 6 14'2" x 12'2" Max (4.32m x 3.7m Max). A lovely dual aspect rom with double glazed window to the side and rear overlooking the formal gardens, double radiator.
En-Suite Shower Room Fitted with an enclosed shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, WC, tiled floor and walls, window to the side and double radiator.
Outside The property is approached from an unmade track which leads in to a private driveway with an area of lawn to one side and bordered by mature flower beds, stone wall and hedging. The drive proceeds down to a large gravelled parking area with room for several vehicles and in turn gives access to the:
Garage 14' x 10'4" (4.27m x 3.15m). With partial overhead storage, power and light. To the side of this garage is a car port (currently in need of repair) with an adjacent log store.
Car Port 14'3" x 10'7" (4.34m x 3.23m).
Log Store 14'2" x 7'6" (4.32m x 2.29m).
The gardens are of particular interest and offer a number of unique trees including American Red Oak, large ornamental Acer and Atlantic Cedar to name a few. From the parking area, deep mature beds offer an abundance of plants and shrubs, creating a haven for wildlife. A pathway with steps leads round to the side with a paved terrace, door returning to the sun room and an area of lawn, bordered by further bedding and hedging. From here, steps lead down to a large, currently disused pond which would make another lovely feature
. The main grounds are laid to lawn and interspersed with some beautiful rare mature trees which can be found to the south side of the property. The lawned grounds are predominately to the west and have large interspersed circular beds offering a variety of shrubs. To the west and north boundary, which borders surrounding farmland, is enclosed with fencing and partial hedging. The oil tank will be found to the far north boundary with lawn returning to the driveway and access from here can be found to the external boiler room.
In all, the gardens extend to a little over 3 acres and would certainly suit those who are keen gardeners with further potential to expand and advance the on dedicated work and striking grounds already in progress.
Proceed out of Dulverton in a southerly direction passing through the villages of Brushford and Exebridge. On reaching the A396, turn right and follow the signposts to Tiverton. After a short time you will come to Oakfordbridge where you will need to bear left just as you are leaving the hamlet and follow this lane up the hill passing the turning for Wonham farm on your left hand side. After this turning, take the second turning on your left opposite some wooden fronted period barns and follow this unmade track passing a property to your left. The drive for Wonham Firs will then be found on your left hand side.